The event business industry on Wednesday night stood still as Mrs. Bisi Sotunde, Managing Director, BusyBee Group held guests, well water garden tribe members and media spellbound in an evening that produced excitement, ecstasies and rewards for creative excellence.
The evening was put together by Bisi Sotunde’s BusyBee Group tagged BusyBee Excellence Awards. Guests across the nation made their presence felt as they lived up to expectations with different designers and styles.
The two-day event summit is a brainchild of BusyBee Events. This year’s theme is “The Power of You” and it featured some top experts at LSETF and international event business experts.
Speaking at the awards, Bisi said that it was necessary that someone stood up to provide leadership in the industry that has been looked down upon for several years. “This industry has provided hundreds of thousands of jobs and it is a very important sub-sector in the entertainment and tourism sector.”
On the awards, Bisi said that the award categories are in two parts, the Well Waters Garden tribe (WWGT) and network categories, which deals with the people within her community and the industry categories.
According to her, the Well Water Garden Tribes network is categorised in three platforms which are most resourceful, most supportive and most influential members of the year drawn from this community of events professionally managed by the BusyBee Group.
The industry categories are the industry leader of the year, the young event professional of the year and Excellence Recognitions awards as well as the honorary award for industry icons. The industry ICON of the year goes to Bisola Borha, CEO founder of Trendy Bee Elite event and the Excellence Recognitions award of the year goes to Mrs. Olajumoke Oriloye of Manifold Event and Rentals.
“BusyBee Group is the first record in the industry that is why I created my own platform and have the BusyBee excellence award to celebrate other colleagues and also get Recognition from others”.
The Founder of Trendy Bee Elite event, Bisola Borha said “It was amazing and inspiring to receive the INDUSTRY ICON award of the year.
“We are expecting bigger things next year. We are expecting a total turnaround in the industry for all boundaries and we are hopeful after the 2023 election the industry will flourish again.”.
Mrs. Olajumoke Oriloye, who said she will be retiring in a couple years, said it was refreshing to see how one is appreciated for the work she is doing to earn a living. “I am excited and my joy knows no bounds. It is my happiest day of this year,” she exclaimed.
“I am only asking the younger generation to take the craft to the next level. We can achieve everything we conceive in our mind. It is possible because technology has made everything possible. I thank BusyBee for the great job she is doing. I am proud of it,” Oriloye stated.
On the imperiality of the panel, Bisi said the panel of judges had put in a great job because in this award recipients do not know the panel and that is the most exciting part of it, she said while adding that “everyone who has picked up an award tonight truly deserves it. We look forward to even a better event in 2023,” she added.
Some of those who awards include Stella Naiya of Chillis Pot as Most Influential Personality of the Year for her influence and consistency among the WWGT, Feyikemi Welsing of Sueno Exqyuite Events as Most Active Member of the Year, Quality DJ Ralph as Most Improved Business, Nneoma Jide-Ebedendu of Alessa Suave Events as Emerging Event Professional, and Ann Onwuka of 3P Royal Event as Most Resourceful Member among others.