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For twenty-six years, Dr. LaVerne Adekunle has recognized community service leaders and individuals who made significant contributions within their communities. Community Service Awards was organized with the help of Councilman John Musgraves. The 1st speaker was Congressman Marion Barry, and the summit featured Lt. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller.

In 2015, the Extraordinary People Awards began recognizing the efforts of many international community leaders from several countries in attendance with its “global awards.” By 2016, the awards program chose its most loyal performer from Yenagoa Bayelsa, Dr.  Elder Dempster, as Media Director, Femi Adediran, Director of Communications,  Dr. Tola Olukilede, and Stephen J. Thomas, led by Exec. Director Dwayne Coley paved the way for a successful event.

EPA is the highest honor for inducting individuals and recognizing philanthropic volunteers and community service leaders who complement the humanitarian character of inspired leaders. The awards are based on bios submitted by an individual, group, or verified project. 


  • To provide the community with a unique, high-quality event that celebrates authors, leaders, ministries, music, humanitarians, and those who go unnoticed.

  • This event aims to raise awareness and bring exposure to laExpose, a 501(c)3 organization of international members serving the needs of others.

  • To increase understanding and appreciation for people who are gifted and talented.

  • To raise awareness of the global community's needs.

  • ​To build an international audience for the Extraordinary People Awards

International Notable Honorees

Hon.N.Kwanka, Hon.D.Illunga, Mr.& Ms.R.Solberg, K.Khan, A. Ten Holt, Dr. Abena Tay, F.Anyanwu, The Ooni of Ife, S.Thomas, Dr. & Ms Olukilede, L.Mlambo, M.Oyairo, Dr. M. Ramos, Mr.& Ms.Yang, Dr. Sherron Parrish, Dr. A.Ayanlola, Fl. Congressman Lawson.

We proudly support the Points of Light Foundation and attended one of its major presidential events in 2019.

Meet Our Team

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2024 Blog Review of Awards

Proclamation, Congrat's Dr. LaVerne

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Hit button for Theme Song, "For Love Made Away" Award Winning Dwayne Coley

Dinner Cruise Performance Night Before the Awards
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