The #WeHEIS Awards 2022 of The Xpats Insider Recognizes Individuals with Amazing Stories of Success!


The Xpats Insider held its annual #WeHEIS Awards on September 3, 2022, at Hyatt Regency Dubai under the patronage of His Excellency Suhail Mohammad Alzarooni and hosted by the award-winning TV Host and foreign correspondent for one of Africa’s leading news stations, Mayowa Adegoke.

The #WeHEIS stands for “Honoring Exceptional & Inspiring Succeeds”. It celebrates diverse individuals who excel and inspire in various fields, puts them in the spotlight, and encourages others to promote positive changes in their respective spheres of influence.

Listed below are the 4 major categories of the Awards and the recipients:


  1. Chitra Daryani
  2. Dr. Abigail Magwenzi
  3. Roden Michael Nuneza
  4. Achint Babbar
  5. Vilma Henson Basco


1. Chris Haill

2. Vikas Bhargava

3. Meg Juma

4. Flores Isler


1. Krizzia Ann Loyang Tanabe

2. Joyleen Fuentes Hapinat

3. Vikram Dilip Kokane

4. Leanne Brackett

5. Ghada Sawalmah

6. Nina Olatoke


1. Kiara Kaur

2. Ralchie MC Andrewz Gelena

3. Izabella Faye Lebig

Because of the sincerity and authenticity of the event, this year’s #WeHEIS Awards 2022 is jampacked with many high-calibre personalities from various fields, championed and supported by several Excellencies and Ambassadors to the UAE and other esteemed officials and personalities.

Romeo Reataza Jr, co-owner of The Xpats Insider, said, “this event is a testament that each of us has experiences that could make a positive impact in the lives of other people, whether directly or indirectly.” Romeo grew up without meeting his parents, graduated from college at 17 by himself, and was a survivor of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the world’s most powerful typhoons ever recorded.

‘What makes this awarding ceremony different is we don’t focus on a person’s success but on his hard work, the struggles he faced, and the process of overcoming them. The whole journey in achieving victory’, Noel Rebu Sy added. Noel is the co-owner of The Xpats Insider, who was a cancer survivor and the breadwinner of his family. 

The Selected awardees receive their customized plaque of recognition designed and created by Exclusive Acrylic. On the same day, The Xpats Insider released their 3rd issue magazine with the theme ‘Africa: The Sound & Color of Endless Wonders’. On the cover are:

  1. Joe Osawaye
  2. Mayowa Adegoke
  3. Mucha Nayandoro
  4. Nina Olatoke.
  5. Tim Olatoke
  6. William Stenhouse
  7. Yvonne C. Mtengwa

The #WeHEIS Awards 2023 is expected to happen on July 2023, and the nomination will open soon.

For more information, you may contact the following contact details: / 971 56 276 8574

Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.

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