At the event, legendary Grammy award winning artiste, John Legend serenaded the guests at the event. His stellar performance was followed by iconic Nigerian singer, Asa who thrilled guests at the glamorous event. Her rendition of the classic – “Fire on the mountain” left guests with goosebumps.
Among the list of THISDAY Newspapers’ awards for the decade are Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari (People’s Choice) and former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (Editor’s choice); Richest man in Africa and CEO of Dangote Industries, Aliko Dangote (People’s Choice) and CEO of Globacom, Mike Adenuga (Editor’s Choice) for Entrepreneur of the Decade; Former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola (People’s Choice) and Former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi (Editor’s Choice) were also recognized as Governor of the Decade, among others.
The awardees were chosen both by the public and THISDAY editors from a large number of corporate organisations and influential personalities in a highly guarded voting process which held for the duration of one week. Earlier in January, Adichie and Amina J. Mohammed were listed by THISDAY as part of 20 Women Who Will Shape Events in Nigeria in 2020.