Nekpen Obasogie has incorporated Edo Elders Awards into the Edo Language Day program—to be hosted on Edo Language Day Worldwide—with a maximum of six nominees annually. The award program is geared towards recognizing and honouring Edo Elders, who have contributed immensely to the development of Benin’s History, Culture, Education and Arts. All the 2023 nominees are invited to attend the award ceremony in Toronto or Benin City on August 12th, 2023. Any nominated Elder in Benin will be invited to receive the award at the Victor Uwiafo Creative Hub in Benin City.
Nominees for the Elders Award in 2023
- Chief Osayọmwabọ Ọsẹmwegie Ẹro
- Professor Patricia E. Fadaka-Igbinovia
- Lady Aghabiọmon Ogbẹiwi
- Mrs. Florence Ayanru
- High Priest Ọsẹmwegie Ẹbọhọn
- Pa Eghianruwa Ọmọruyi
Posthumous Honorary Award: Late Dr. Ekhaguosa Aisien
August 12th – Toronto, Canada – Event Venue: 252 Bloor Street, 12th floor Nexus Lounge, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada.
August 12th – Benin City, Nigeria – Event Venue: Victor Uwiafo Creative Hub, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.