6th Annual Gala and Awards Night
Saturday, April 29, 2017
6:00 pm Cocktail Hour
7:00 pm Dinner Is Served
Doubletree Greenway Plaza
6 E Greenway Plaza
Houston, TX 77046
The 6th Annual Gala will celebrate the accomplishments of notable Nigerians in the Diaspora and highlight NAMC’s achievements in the past year. This year’s theme, Building Unity, advances the idea that in order for us to be great, we must build unity here in Houston in our various communities. Unity is necessary in order to figuratively and literally build the future for the Houston Nigerian and African community–the planned Nigerian cultural and community center.
Special performances will display the global influence of the Nigerian Diaspora. The Gala is an elegant evening that starts with a cocktail hour during which guests can network with local dignitaries and other honored guests. Afterwards, guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner and drinks of their choice.
Yvonne Orji – Image Awardee and Host
Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress, comedienne and writer who continues to display her versatility and passion with each project she takes on. On television, she stars in HBO’s hit comedy series Insecure which premiered October 2016. The show follows the friendship of two modern-day black women and all of their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Yvonne stars as one of these women opposite Issa Rae, who is executive producing the show along with Prentice Penny and Melina Matsoukas.
Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye – Distinguished Professional of the Year
Edose Ohen – Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Adetola Abatan – Officer of the Year
Bolutife Bamgboye – Volunteer of the Year
See you there!!