MP Chuka Umunna, Adebayo Jones and Paralympian Ade Adepitan Amongst 100 Nigerians Honoured at Centenary Celebrations

The Nigerian community in the UK came together in celebration of the country’s centenary celebration at an awards show where a 100 Nigerians were honoured for outstanding contribution to the community.

The Waltham Forest Town Hall in East London was transformed with vivid splashes of green and white at the awards which took place on Friday the 27th June.

The Nigeria high commissioner to the UK told the gathering he was impressed with the organisation and turn out of the event and applauded the efforts of the planning committee in pulling off the glamorous event.

Nigerians turned out in vividly coloured attires with many wearing the colours of the Nigerian flag as part of their attire.

Outstanding Nigerians were honoured in various categories including Unsung Heroes, health services and public services.

Seven individuals were awarded the youth ambassador award while Paralympian Ade Adepitan and Anthony Ogogo were amongst those awarded for outstanding contributions to sport.

Naija Living was on hand to bring you some of the highlights from the event.

All photos courtesy Michael Tubi

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Right- DJ Abass Photo Michael Tubi

Right- DJ Abass
Photo Michael Tubi

R- Nollywood Actress Rita Nzelu on the Red Carpet Photo: Michael Tubi

R- Nollywood Actress Rita Nzelu on the Red Carpet
Photo: Michael Tubi

Designer Adebayo Jones Photo: Michael Tubi

Designer Adebayo Jones
Photo: Michael Tubi

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Pauline Long and Adebayo Jones

Pauline Long and Adebayo Jones

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Ben TV Boss Alistair Soyode Photo Michael Tubi

Ben TV Boss Alistair Soyode
Photo Michael Tubi

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Mayor Kate Anolue of Enfield Photo: Michael Tubi

Mayor Kate Anolue of Enfield
Photo: Michael Tubi

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Debby Ariyo (OBE) Photo: Michael Tubi

Debby Ariyo (OBE)
Photo: Michael Tubi

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