The EMY Awards is a prestigious annual fathers day related event that celebrates men and fathers of steel and zeal, whose passion and dedication has rolled out major landmarks in the development and progress of our families, societies and the nation at large; Dignitaries, Businessmen, entertainers, sportsmen, social workers, journalists, administrators, philanthropists, mentors, and so on. The tagline for the EMY AWARDS is INSPIRING GREATNESS. This project is guided by a philosophy of greatness, which is captured in this perennial poem by 19th century American Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~

The Award Trophy is inspired by “The Thinker”, a sculptural masterpiece by the renowned French sculptor François-Auguste-René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917). Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture and desired academic recognition, he was never accepted into Paris’s foremost school of art. However by 1900, he was a world-renowned artist. Wealthy private clients sought Rodin’s work and he kept company with a variety of high-profile intellectuals and artists, a man who dared to be different.

The EMY Awards – Africa trophy is comprised of three metals which incidentally provide the colour DNA of the EMYS personality. The colour progression from black carbon to platinum and gold signifies the rise from the obscure to the world of glitter and of gold, the path to achievement and recognition. Greatness has no identity until it arrives. In similar mode the mold of the trophy from rough ruggedness at the base to a highly polished finish at the top, the formlessness at the bottom that resolves into a well sculptured torso and head also reinforces the imagery of the hard arduous journey from obscurity to fame.