Recognized as the most prestigious honor for industrious African Heroes and hosted for the past six years, ambassadors, high commissioners, distinguished policy makers, entertainers and entrepreneurs were among over 1000 guests from across but not limited to Africa who attended the 6th edition of the 2016 African Achievers Awards which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja Nigeria.
Themed: “Securing a Stable Energy Future for Africa” and hosted by Africa’s legendary comedian Ali Baba, Solange Yinka, Amb Utchay Odims and Andre Blaze, the awards ceremony kicked off with performances from various Pan-African Cultural Troupes with an intriguing Keynote Address by Cllr. Susan Fajana Thomas, former Mayor of London Hackney.
Dr Mathew Phosa, a member of the National Executive Committee of South Africa’s ruling Party, the ANC who received astounding recommendations from Ms Winnie Mandela, SA’s Ex-President Kgalema Motlantheand, and has worked closely with Nelson Mandela was awarded the Life Time Achievers Award being the ultimate award for his immense contribution towards various leadership assignments in South Africa most importantly during apartheid.
Notable among recipients present at the ceremony were; Dr. Mathew Phosa, Sinach, Hon Sakaja Johnson (31 years old Chairman of the Ruling Party of Kenya), Hon Habsana Jallow (Youngest Member of the ECOWAS Parliament), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, African Development Bank, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, Hon Thapelo Olopeng (Minister of Culture and Sports Botswana), Wale Adenuga (Creator of Super Story), Dr Mrs Nwogu, Prof. Suleman Elias Bogoro, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara etc.
All award winners include Sinach (Award for Global Excellence), Fadumo Dayib (African Woman of the Year), Hon. Habsana Jallow (African Young Achiever of the Year), H.E. Lordina Mahama (Award for Women Empowerment), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, Prof. Suleman Elias Ogboro,Wale Adenuga, Hon. Thapelo Olopeng, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong (Award for Business Innovation), Ms Angelle Kwemo (African Change Maker of the Year), African Development Bank (Organization Of The Year), Hon. Sakaja Johnson (African Change Maker Of The Year), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Africa Impact Award), Dr. Matthews Phosa (Award For Excellence In Leadership), Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara (Award For Excellence In Leadership), Chief (Barr.) Dumo Lulu-Briggs (Humanitarian Award For Excellence), Mrs. Titi Horsfall (Africa Literature Prize), Yvonne Ndege (African Journalist Of The Year), Aid Preventive Initiative in Nigeria (Humanitarian Awards), Genesis Energy (Organization Making A Difference In Africa), Dr Mrs. Nwogu (African Social Impact Award), Nisa Premier Hospital (Healthcare Organization Of The Year), PHATS2 (Organization Making A Difference In Africa), FEMAZ Microfinance, Miss Heritage Global Pageant South Africa (Award For Global Excellence), Vogue Pay (Award For African Online Payment Platform).
Others who received special recognition awards for their individual contributions towards Africa included Amb. Sylvia Tettey Tamakloe, Isaac Balami, Richard Mofe Damijo and Senator Babafemi Ojudu. The event was also graced by several cabinet ministers including, the Minister of Youth and Sports of Nigeria, Hon Barrister Solomon Dalong, Governors, Senators, House of Rep Members and Ambassadors from across Africa.
African Achievers Awards is produced, managed and maintained by the Institute of leadership and Management (a West African Leading Leadership Institute) and Achievers Media.
Source: Barcity Media.