Pop Culture Africa Award, 2019 announces Lanre Makun, Sammy Walsh, Others as Special Recognition Awardees
The awards review board of the 2019 edition of the annual Pop Culture Africa Awards #PCAA2019, has unveiled the event personalities who will be receiving Special recognition awards for their laudable contributions in the events and creative industry.
These personalities who will awarded at Main Ceremony of the awards to take place at the prestigious, Grace Manor Hotel, Enugu were selected for thier active participation in the events and media industry.
The awardees include,
- LANRE MAKUN
Lanre Makun is the founder and CEO of Lanre Makun Events. Lanre who is the younger brother to the famous Nigerian comedian and showbiz master, AY Makun, will be gracing the #PCAA2019 red carpet and will be receiving one of the highest awards to be presented at the event. Lanre manages events for his brother in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, and London. Asides being a guru in the entertainment industry, Lanre owns a boutique called Dressing Room in Surulere. Lanre Makun Events boasts of being the best at organizing and managing trending shows, managing artistes and providing artistes for others who organize events. Lanre is the production head of the AY Show and the stage manager for the live show. He will be honoured with the African Events Icon of the Year award on the 22nd of November, 2019.
- SAMMY WALSH
Samantha Nonela Walsh is MTV Base VJ and host of MTV Base Slay or Shade. She is a popular Nigerian media personality, TV presenter, red carpet event host, model and influencer. Sammy was born to a British father and a South African mother on July 20th and raised in Jos Plateau State. She is a graduate of American University of Nigeria, Adamawa State and a single mother of a son named Sean. Alongside Ehiz, Sammy has proven to be extremely good at being a VJ and has been opportune to meet and interview top artistes and personalities from across the world. She will be honoured with the African Events Icon of the Year award on the 22nd of November, 2019.
- LORENZO MENAKAYA
Lorenzo Menakaya is a Nigerian on-air personality, event host, actor, and filmmaker. He is a graduate of Religion from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has won numerous awards in the event industry, some of which are OAP of the year at the Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2011 and 2012 and Outstanding Radio Presenter at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards 2016. He has acted in movies and plays such as 2015 Sundown Tale and 2018 Ordinary Fellows. He is also an established producer with so many works in his name. Lorenzo has featured in magazines such as Flux Magazine, celebrating his achievements in the creative industry. He will be honoured with the Icon of Media excellence award on the 22nd of November, 2019.
- AMARACHI CHUKWUDI
Amarachi Chukwudi a.k.a Amacutiex is a social media influencer and consultant, VJ, video vixen, actress, event host, and a dancer. She hails from Ideato North in Imo State, and she is a graduate of Mass Communications from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Amarachi is the Co-CEO of AL The Brand, a media consultancy firm. She is also the founder and CEO of AmeboWithAmacutiex Blog. Amarachi has promoted various artistes and thier musical works and also won the Event Host of the year awards at the Pop Culture Africa awards, 2018. She will be honoured with the Icon of Media excellence award on the 22nd of November, 2019.
Other awardees were determined through a voting platform of which winners will be announced at the main event next week Friday. performers includes Kemena, PK d Rapper, Federation theatre, King Charlie etc.