- Nigerian lady wins the first Generation Change Award at the MTV Europe Music Awards
- The award aims to elevate and empower the fearless youths changing the world
- 26-year-old Hauwa Ojeifo was once given award by Queen Elizabeth for the work she is doing to overcome mental health stigma in Nigeria
Hauwa Ojeifo, a 26-year-old Nigerian lady, has made Nigeria proud after she won the award for Generation Change at the MTV Europe Music Awards. The 2018 Generation Change Award category is the first edition in the history of MTV Europe Music Awards.
This makes Ojeifo the first person to receive the Generation Change Award. This year's MTV Europe Music Awards was held at the Bilbao Exhibition Center, in Spain.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ojeifo who was selected as winner among four other nominees, could not make it to the show. She was unable to secure her Schengen visa from the Spanish embassy in Nigeria.
The other candidates for the award were 21-year-old Afghanistan, Sonita Alizadeh, 17-year-old Lebanese, Mohamad Aljounde, 20-year-old Briton, Ellen Jones, and an 18-year-old, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.
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It was gathered that the Generation Change Award aims to elevate and empower the fearless young people who are changing the world.
Legit.ng had reported that Ojeifo and two other Nigerians, Isaac Ezirim and Kennedy Joseph, had been made winners on Queen Elizabeth's Young Leaders Award. Ojeifo had received recognition from Queen Elizabeth for the work she is doing to overcome mental health stigma in Nigeria.
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