No fewer than 30 distinguished illustrious personalities in Ogun State have been honoured with an award organized by the elegant events to mark her 5th year anniversary. 

The awards tagged "OGUN MERIT AWARDS" held at Daktad event center in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. 
Among the awardees Included, Chief Bukola Olopade as Man of the year, Hon. Omolola Bakre award of excellence, Hon.Moruf Erubami as Grassroot politician of the year, Pelican valley Nigeria LTD as real estate of the year, Metal Mate Nigeria LTD as Engineering company of the year, Surveyor Raji Abolore as Surveyor of the year, Dr Wasiu Tejuoso as Lecturer of the year,Sodiq Ojuroungbe as investigative Journalist of the year, John Felix (Galaxy TV) as broadcast Journalist of the year, Jidegold Alaga as Engagement Alaga of the year, Deemakay as skin therapist, Last born furniture as furniture of the year, Talayo photos as photographer of the year, Ice Cubana as Male Vendor of the year, Tammy events as Female vendor of the year, Afolabi Ikumapayi as Young Male Personality of the year, Novad Lounge as lounge of the year, Mr Babatunde Adeluola as most supportive Personality among others


The recognition according to the organizer was to celebrate those that have contributed in various parts and to the growth if their state and Nigeria at large.

The key note speaker, Mrs Bola Solate Fatigun while speaking on 21st century Nigeria and Events planning pointed that event planning in Nigeria can never been overemphasized because it has helped to reduced unemployment. It has added value to Nigeria economy and reduce stress . Explaining that event planning promote culture and values

On her part, the converner, Mrs Bukola Abolade expressed gratitude to God for successful business growth in the last 5 years.

She explained that the event is to celebrate the challenges and success of her business and also honour people who are from Ogun state who are also doing well in business to serve as encouragement to do more.

According to her,as part of efforts to make our dear State ,Ogun, great in culture and events, know that the state is blessed with people that have represented well in all ramifications. Elegant event had deemed it fit to crown the effort of people who have been contributing to the development of our dear state in all sectors. 

Adding values was not just ideas to showcase but to encourage our youths and other personalities who would in one way or another see the awardees as mentor role models that they can look up to in their callings or professions. 

Speaking earlier, the opening Speech by Mrs Lauretta Fagboun, revealed that they're many Ogun youths both at home and in Diaspora that have represented Nigeria well, in their calling, like Anthony Joshua, Tobi Amusan, Leycon of Big Brother Naija, Faith Odunsi who won cowbell media in mathematics quiz and many more. 

While advising, both federal and state governments to take responsive action in finding a way to compensate our heroes in all sectors, calling on Governor of the state, prince Dapo Abidoun MFR to key into our ideas by setting up a committee that would be looking into the affairs of heroes in home and diaspora in others to affirm their merit for bringing honour to our dear state and also to encourage them to do more on their exploits.


In attendance were, husband of the convener, Mr Taiwo Abolade, Parents of the convener, Mr and Mrs Adewale Okuneye, Special Adviser to Governor Abiodun on youth and sports, Olamide Lawal, Publisher of Penpushing, Prince Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, Publisher of Gateway times, Dayo Rufai,Mr Tobi Joseph, Barrister Habeeb Whyte among others