In a momentous celebration of talent, determination, and cultural pride, Executive Chef Faila has been named the recipient of the esteemed 'Most Promising Young Northern Woman of the Year Award' at the 6th edition of the Northern Excellence Awards (NExA24). The 6th Northern Excellence Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place at Aisha Homes in Tamale on Saturday, March 9th, 2024.The invitation, extended to Executive Chef Faila, underscores her exceptional achievements as a proud daughter of Northern Ghana. Renowned for her culinary prowess and unwavering dedication to showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region on a global stage, Executive Chef Faila made history by attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Cooking Marathon, an astonishing feat that saw her cook continuously for an impressive 227 hours. Through her remarkable cook-a-thon, Executive Chef Faila not only captivated the world's attention but also served as a beacon, shining a spotlight on Tamale and Northern Ghana's vibrant culture, including its delectable cuisine, traditional music, dance, distinctive smocks, and unparalleled hospitality. Her influence extends far beyond the culinary realm, as she has emerged as an influential figure inspiring young women and serving as a role model for the youth across the five regions of the North and throughout Ghana. The recognition bestowed upon Executive Chef Faila by NExA exemplifies the organization's commitment to honoring distinguished individuals who are actively contributing to the socio-economic development of Northern Ghana and beyond. NExA, a special initiative brought to fruition by the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation in collaboration with and Partners, serves as a platform for acknowledging and celebrating the exceptional contributions of Northern Ghana's finest talents. Speaking to, Mr. Alhassan Abdul Latif, Executive Director of Celebrities Charity Development Foundation, organizers of NExA said Executive Chef Faila's accolade is not only a testament to her individual achievements but also a testament to the collective pride of Northern Ghana in her accomplishments. He noted her dedication, talent, and cultural advocacy have left an indelible mark on the region's landscape and serve as an inspiration for generations to come. Mr. Latif observed that NExA reaffirms its commitment to recognizing and honoring individuals who embody the spirit of excellence and contribute to the ongoing development and prosperity of Northern Ghana and its people. By Abubakari Sadiq Righteous -