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Tuesday, May 13, 2014


The efforts and successes of the Nigerian Christian woman in the home front, community, career and religion is to be rewarded by a United Kingdom based non-governmental organisation, Wisdom for Women International (WWI). The award, which is known as the Wise Women Awards will be held at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos on June 21, 2014.
 In a press statement, founder of Wisdom for Women International Pastor (Mrs) Marjorie Esomowei organiser of the award said that the Wise Women Awards, which will be held in Nigeria for the second time has been in existence in the United Kingdom for ten years saying that WWI is collaborating with Nigerian based organisation, Connecting Hearts Initiative to host the event in Nigeria.
 According to her, the awards will provide Christian women from across the denominational spectrum and across Nigeria with an opportunity to be recognised and nominated for their contributions in the world of work, church, ministry and their communities.
She noted that Nigerian women make up much of the population and deserve to be honoured for the roles they are playing in the home, church and the community saying that the reward covers women of all age brackets in the country.

She disclosed that the award is in ten categories namely: Woman In Business ,Woman In Missions, Exceptional Young Christian Woman (18- 25),Christian Woman Serving In Media, Professional Christian Woman, Woman In Ministry, Women In Music, Woman in The Community Award, Naomi Award, Turn Around Award.
 Esomowei explained that the Woman In Business category award will be presented to a Christian business woman whose company is successful, reflects her faith and supports local community or Christian initiatives while the Woman In Missions award will recognise a Christian woman who is making an impact sharing the gospel and spreading gospel values in hinterlands (Rural Nigeria)just as the Exceptional Young Christian Woman (18- 25) is for an exceptional young Christian woman who is making an impact within the church and wider community.

She added that the Christian Woman Serving In Media is for a Christian woman touching lives through their work in media while the Professional Christian Woman seeks to accord honour to a Christian woman who has a leadership/management role in a leading secular charity/business/organisation whose faith is inspiring them to reach high levels of excellence and to make a difference in their community

She also said that while the Woman In Ministry award will be given to a Christian woman who is a leader of a church or ministry who is impacting lives through her public ministry, the Women In Music will be for Christian woman making inroads through their ministry as a gospel/Christian singer while the Turn Around Award will be presented to a woman who has, against the odds, totally turned their life around as a result of their Christian faith and have used her past to impact lives.
 Christian woman of mature years (60+) who is actively serving her church or local community through good works will be rewarded in the Naomi Award category.
Nomination for the award, according to her is currently on will end in May 16 calling on Nigerians to log onto and nominate their favourite Christian woman  adding that judges for the award are Mrs Angelica Adekemi Ndieli, Pastor Jumoke Adenowo, Mrs Ibukun Awosika,Pastor Nomthi Odukoya and Ify Malo.

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