its 2:30am and Im still working

Sighs!!!!!.. anyhoo so its no big secret that I am a facebook addict. still trying to ween myself off that darn site. pheww!.. anyhoo so I just got a message from Stella that I was nominated.. well, I kinda suspected that I would be but what I did not expect was being nominated for 2 categories. As always its my pleasure, Not sure if I should say who I would like to win in each category but scrolling down the list my answers popped up right away, as in no compitition in my head as to who my favs are…. ahhhh ans I see a few fellow bloggers.. 3 gbosas to you guys! lol

oh before I post the list just wanted to say, I am off to Texas in a few hrs and I will debut two of the Toni Payne Ice designs at the show and of course I will be rocking my own personalized Toni Payne Ice Tee shirt.. If you like my shirt, errmm the one I am wearing will run you about $240 with discount.. holla at ur girl.. ahhh before I flipping forget.. I have been meaning to share this song with yall.. as in I totally dont wanna hype this guy cos of affiliation but dammit, I cannot help it.. If there is any musician that makes me proud to be Naija, most especialy Yoruba.. its him.. anyhoo here is a download link.. reminds me of Ebenezer Obey, Sunny Ade type of songs with a modern hip hop flare.. he is totally inspiring a proud to be tshirt.. just need to think up an idea that cuts across all markets…the song is by 2phat feat. 9ice.. someone said I need to get his music in the right hands, that he will bring a new flavor to the industry and possible give African hip hop proper unadultrated recognition..had me thinking about Shakira, as in she does her thing in Spanish so why cant naija do theirs in their mother tongue and still be in demand outside of naija, its totally doable… Im totally picturing a collaboration between him and Akon, now that would just be toooo sick as in bloooody! anyhoo before I go on and on and on and on… Here is the song.. Im craving for a concert out here that will feature 9ice, Original Stereoman (ekwe), Danfo Drivers… I love how raw their music is… just lovvve it..

THE LONGLIST IS OUT
Professional of the Year
Ike Ochonogor – FedEx
Bode Makanjuola – Caverton Group
Temitope Ogunfayo – Procter & Gamble
Adebayo Omole – Matrix Solicitors
Boye Olawoye – Investment Banking Group
Lola Talabi – Cadbury Nigeria
Omowale David Ashiru – Accenture
Noble Igwe – Virgin Nigeria

Artist of the Year
Karo Akpokiere
Jide Alakija
TY Bello
Ogunnubi Babadeji
Chukwuma Ngene
Seyi Taylor
Adolphus Opara
Abraham Oghobase

Music Producer of the Year
Alex Yangs
Don Jazzy
Mosa
ID Cabassa
Jeremiah Gyang
Wole Oni
Jokaynie
Mr. Daz

Screen/Programme Producer of the Year
Mak Kusare – AveHill
Michael Oyeyiola – Soundcity
Lamide Opere – Nigezie
Seke Somolu – Wetin Dey
Effiong Eton – Silverbird
Soji Ogunnaike – Real Time
Joke Jaiyesimi – Hip TV
Nasir Muazu – BBC

Musician of the Year
Obiwon
Olu Maintain
Konga
Ashionye
Psquare
Dbanj
De Indispensables
Faze

Best Use of Technology
Adejuwon Saheed
Femi Odewunmi
Icebox
Ayorinde Olalekan
Mubarak Mohammed Abdulahi
Olufemi Akande
Odufuye Bamidele
Seun Medunoye

Best Use of Advocacy
Emmanuel Etim
Toyosi Akerele
Temidayo Israel
Olatorera Majekodunmi
Adeola Akinremi
UNITeS
Oyebisi O. Babatunde
Amina Alli

Entrepreneur of the Year
Abiodun Ajibola – CGMIE Consulting
Tosin Dekalu – Lady Cobbler
Funke Awobokun – Cocktails In & Out
Funke Bucknor – Zaphaire Events
Gbenga Ashiru – Nebula Media
Bukola Adubi – Miccom Resorts
Chika Nwobi – Mtech
Mosunmola Umoru – Honeysuckles PTL

On-Air Personality of the Year
Adaure Achumba
Keke Adenuga
Nike Coker
Lamide Akintobi
Denrele Edun
Mike Magic
Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Journalist of the Year
George Elijah Otumu – The Week
Ayeni Adekunle – Thisday
Azuh Amatus – The Sun
Abdulkareem Baba-Aminu – Daily Trust
Adedeji Ademigbuji – National Standard
Nonye Iwuagwu – The Punch
Samson Adeoye – The Guardian
Julie Odia – Simply Woman

Best Use of Goodwill
TELD
Generation 4 Change
Do Sumthing Positive
Utopia
AIPA- Against Illiteracy Poverty and AIDS
Shade Ladipo
Omowunmi Agagu
Ngozi Ekeh

Entrepreneur of the Year (Beauty & Style)
Omoyemi Akerele
Toni Payne
Okunoren Twins
Muyiwa Osindero
Banke Meshida
Linda Ikeji
Lisa Folawiyo
Bunmi Oyeniyi

Actor of the Year
Genevieve Nnaji
Ini Edo
Funke Akindele
Ali Nuhu
Osita Iheme
Mike Ezuruonye
Oge Okoye
Nonso Diobi

Magazine of the Year
RISEJuice
Bubbles
Applause
Dynamix
Acada
Tripz
Blast

Young Person of the Year
Mikel Obi
TY Bello
Oluchi Orlandi
D’banj
Chika Nwobi
Toni Payne
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Mubarak Muhammed Abdulai

Toni Payne

Author: Toni Payne

Toni Payne is a creative writer, poet, voiceover artist, media personality and entrepreneur. She enjoys writing inspirational quotes, short stories, and poetry about various topics from romance to self-love. She also does voiceover readings of short stories and flash fiction on her podcast and writes travel, exotic cars and beauty lifestyle articles. At her leisure, she writes musings about pop culture, entertainment, relationships and more.

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