Actress, Yvonne Okoro has been honoured with a Distinguished Achievement Award at the 2012 annual Nigeria Excellence Awards, chaired by Ambassador Musiliu Obanikoro, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Ghana. The award ceremony, which took place at the La Palm Beach Hotel in Accra, was to honour Nigerians who have lifted their country’s flag high with honour in their various fields of endeavor in Ghana.

The beautiful actress of Ghanaian and Nigerian parentage was one of the youngest award recipients at the ceremony. She was honoured for her great acting skills and contribution to the African movie industry. The recognition came at time when many fans are hoping she makes a mark at the 2012 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) which will be held in Lagos. She has been nominated for AMAA Best Actress In Leading Role Category for her role in ‘Single Six’, alongside other top African actresses.

The ceremony brought together high-profile and distinguished Nigerian citizenry in Ghana who received awards in categories like Lifetime Achievement Award, Business Excellence Award, Business Personality Award, Regional Integration and Leadership Award, Community Leadership Award, Sports and Entertainment Award and Outstanding Student Award.

Others recipients in the entertainment category were Iyiola Ayoade, CEO of Multiple Concepts Group, parent company of Charterhouse; Theo Akatugba of Point Blank Media Concept, and Silverbird Entertainment Ghana. Chief Bashorun Dele Momodu was also one of the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.

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