British Nigerian actor and producer John Adebayo Bamidele Adegboyega famously known as john Boyega made his way to the list of GQ Men of the year awards for the second time, as he emerged winner of the GQ award, still under the icon category in 2016.
The 23rd edition of the GQ award which was held yesterday Thursday, November 26th celebrated people who have made an impact in the world from the beginning of the year to the end of the year 2020.
13 prominent celebrities emerged winners of the 2020 GQ men of the year awards. Below are the names and categories of which they are being recognized.
TV Personality: Piers Morgan
Game Changer: Lewis Hamilton
Campaigner: Marcus Rashford
Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor: Paul Mescal
Solo Artist: Shawn Mendes
Inspiration: Captain Sir Tom Moore
Design Legend: Tommy Hilfiger
Humanitarian: Patrick Hutchinson
Maddox Gallery Artist: Charlie Mackesy
Lifetime Achievement: Ozzy Osbourne
Creative Icon: Michaela Coel
Peroni Breakthrough Designer: Daniel W Fletcher
Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actress: Lashana Lynch
Icon: John Boyega
That of John Boyega seems to be striking as his category “icon” was the most talked about. For you to be recognized as an icon, it means you have impacted lots of lives in so many ways.
No doubt, the years old has made a name for himself, starting from him the movie industry, to him campaigning for human rights all over the world.
The organizers of GQ stated that john Boyega’s speech during the black lives matter protest in June was one of the major reasons he was named GQ icon. They also went on the state that in October, during the #endsars and police brutality protest in Nigeria, john was one of the front lines of the global campaign, which is an obvious fact that he carries the matters of humanity at heart.
John Boyega took to his Instagram page to thank GQ awards and everyone that has supported and shown him, love. He wrote:
“Thank you @britishgq for the icon of the year award and to everyone that has shown me unbelievable support. Wishing everyone the best as we live through this tuff year x love ❤️”