CREDITS. Picture: House of Fotography. Production: Annabel Onyango. Wordrobe: Barton Melabloom. Make-Up: Tricia Wanuala


Nigeria Community Excellence Award is the major yearly event of The Nigerian Voice Newspaper. The aim is to celebrate and award individual and corporate excellence within the Nigerian Community in South Africa.

The Award Ceremony brings together officials of the Nigerian High Commission and Consulate, special government invited guest from back home in Nigeria, members of Nigerian community in South Africa, representatives of Nigerian associations and corporate South Africa as well as South African citizens and members of African Diaspora, to celebrate and savor Nigerian-made entertainment and cuisine while awarding excellence.


Every year, the award ceremony honors the Most Inspiring Nigerian, Outstanding Nigerian Graduates, Most Inspiring Nigerian Medical Doctor,  Most Inspiring Nigerian Association, Nigerian Community Leadership Award, and Nigerian Business Personality of the Year.

In entertainment the award recognizes the Best Nigerian Comedian in South Africa, Best Nigerian Deejay,  Best Nigerian Over-all Music Artist, Best Nigerian Male and Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best Nigerian Jazz Music Artist, Best Nigerian Male and Female Movie Personality, Best Movie Cinematographer among other categories of awards.

In total there are 35 award up for grabs.


The Award ceremony will take place on Saturday 14th October 2017 at Encore Theater Complex, 1217 Stanza Bopape (Formerly Church Street), Hatfield, Pretoria, 0028. Its by Stanza Bopape (Former Church) and Jan Shoba Street. Beside MAHINDA MOTORS.

Red carpet starts 3pm to 5pm, the award ceremony starts by 5pm to 8pm.

After party takes place immediately after the award ceremony at the New Oscan lounge at 241 Jean Avenue, Centurion.

Gate Fee for the award is R200 (Inclusive of drinks and refreshment).  After party gate fees R100 (Exclusive of Drinks and food) Food and drinks sold at the venues.

This is a clarion call for support and donations from well to do and comfortable Nigerians, decent and honorable Nigerians, Friends of Nigerians and well-meaning Individuals towards Nigeria Community Excellence Award. Many a-times the news that comes out of South Africa about Nigeria and Nigerians are often negative and we argue as Nigerians that there are so many Nigerians doing positive things and contributing positively to improve and support South Africa.

Importantly it is imperative that we identify, celebrate and award excellence in a country where everything Nigeria is on the negative. We need your support and nothing is too big or small.