1st January, 2022
Billionaire socialite and the Chairman, Five-Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo also known as E-Money has been voted the 2021 Anambra Most Influential person of the Year.
E-money won the award through the votes of Anambrarians both at home and in the Diaspora.
In a 10-day Leadership Excellence Award voting contest organized by Inspire Anambra@30 via online voting platforms, E-Money came top in a rigorous voting process.
The voting process featured about three other equally prominent and successful nominees in his category.
He polled a total of 64% of votes to defeat Nollywood Star, Yul Edochie 23%, celebrity music Star, Phyno 10%, and the CEO of Jezco oil and gas, Joseph Ezeokafor Jnr. (Jowizaza) 3% to clinch the position.
E-money who hails from Uli, a community in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra is renowned for his philanthropy and humanitarian services, as well as his heavy social media fan base of over 9.8M followers on Instagram.
The organizers of the prestigious event, Inspire Anambra@30 while announcing him as the most influential person of the year, said he emerged the winner from a keenly contested voting process for being the most influential Anambrarian during the year under review.
They equally stated that E-Money has proved supportive in promoting the Anambra brand through his platforms.
The award honours outstanding individuals/brands/organizations of Anambra origin and the 2021 edition award presentation, the second in a row is scheduled to hold on January 6th, 2022, in the capital city of Awka.