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Jewel Taylor, Ibrahim Mahama, Mo Abudu, Bogolo Kenewendo Honoured at 2018 African Achievers Awards at UK House of Parliament

The 2018 African Achievers Awards which was held on July 5th, 2018 at the UK House of Parliament has presented various honours to distinguished Africans from across the continent and in the diaspora.

The ceremony which was chaired by Susan Fajana Thomas-former Mayor of the London Borough of Hackney & Chairperson of the African Achievers Awards Board and hosted by Rt. Hon. Diane Abbott (Current Shadow Home Secretary, United Kingdom) was held on the theme; Girls right to Education; a case for Africa.

Speakers at the ceremony included: H. E Jewel Cianeh Howard Taylor, vice president of Liberia, who delivered the Keynote Address, Dr Josephine Ojiambo, Immediate past Deputy Secretary General of the Commonwealth as special Guest Speaker, Justina Mutale, founder of the Justina Mutale Foundation and Author, Novelist and Poet, Titi Horsfall.

Lindsey Oliver, Founding Director of Aljezeera & Mo Abudu, Founder of Ebony Life TV also delivered goodwill messages at the ceremony.

Now in its 8th edition, the awards has consistently honoured great African Achievers from African Leaders, Young Achievers, and Community Builders to Captains of Industries across the continent.

Speaking at the event, Principal Partner of the award, Tonye Rex Idaminabo congratulated all the winners and urged them to extend their experience through mentorship to teaming young people across Africa.

Tonye Rex Idaminabo

Below are the winners and the awards they received;

H. E. Senator Jewel Howard Taylor – Excellence In Public Office & Community Impact

Hon. Yakubu Dogara – Excellence In Leadership

Hon. Bongolo Kenewendo – Award for African Enterprise

Dr. Uche Olowo Fcib – Excellence In Leadership (Banking)

Mrs. Kate Quartey-Papafio – Award for Enterprise And Business Leadership

Dr. Gifty Lamptey – African Woman Of The Year

King Adm. Goddy Idaminabo  Jp – African Impact Award.

Yanga TV – Community Impact Organisation Award

Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh – Excellence In Business (West Africa)

Hon. Femi Gbajamiamila – African Policy Maker Award

Rev. Corneleius Adeyemi Max Williams – Humanitarian Of The Year

Mr. Ibrahim Mahama – African Enterprise & African Industrialist Of The Year.

Mo Abudu – African Media Personality Of The Year

Jennifer Obaseki – Special Recognition Award

Chinze Ojobo – African Creative Artist Of The Year

Elsie Appau. Esq – Special Recognition Award

Ugumba Uche Nwosu – Award for African Youth Empowerment

Dr. Boma Douglas – Community Impact Award

Maria-Christins Nibagwire – Social Impact Award

Pumela Salela – Social Enterprise Award

Nancy Amumga – Social Impact Award

Dr. Kennedy Okonkwo – Award for Corporate Governance

Recipients of 2018 African Acheivers Awards

Past Honorees include;

Arch. Bishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela Foundation,  H.E. Jakaya Kikwete former President Republic of Tanzania), Dr. Margaret Blick Kigozi. (University chancellor and sportswoman. Currently, she works as a consultant at United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). She formerly served as the Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority), Dr. Paul Enenche (Senior Pastor Dunamis International), Mrs. Titi Horsfall, Sir Celestine Omehia, Mr. John Momoh. (He is the Chairman and Founder of Channels Television), Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation, Kofi Annan Foundation, Justina Mutale Foundation, Dr. Justina Mutale, The African Development Bank (AFDB) Sinach (International Gospel Songstress), Dr. Mathews Phosa, Moggesukkel Foundation, H.E Dr. Dlamini Zuma former Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Josephine Ojiambo Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General.


Source: Prince Akpah

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