Jemiriye Adeniji: Nigerian artist honoured by Martin Luther King's family

Jemiriye Adeniji: Nigerian artist honoured by Martin Luther King's family

Nigerian Adeniji Jemiriye has made the nation proud as she won the Outstanding International Artist Award.

In showing how grateful she is for the award, she said that the year 2019 has been a very rewarding one for her and she “can’t thank God enough for everything”.

She was given the award by A.D. King Foundation, a non-violent resolution entity that teaches many that peaceful methods are the best way to resolve conflict around the world.

The foundation was created in honour of Alfred Daniel King, a family member of Martin Luther King. Alfred was very passionate about cooperation and goodwill across all spheres of gender, race, religion and culture.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that another Nigerian made it big on the international scene as Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi was awarded the 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year award.

The honour is given every year to a person selected from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas, and Europe. Its aim is to showcase young people’s significant contribution to the development of world leaders and policy makers.

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Nominees of the award must be aged age 15-29 and very passionate in solving the world’s problems in the area of poverty reduction, peace building, among others.

The initiative encourages young people to use their skills for meaningful development in their communities. The finalists will be given £1,000 (N475,618.12).

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Added to that, every regional winner will receive an additional £2,000 (N951,236.25), making the total money £3,000 (N1,426,854.38).

The final winner of the award will also receive an additional cash grant of £2,000, bringing her/his total winning to £5,000 (N2,378,109).

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