Applause Africa celebrates the African Diaspora for the fifth year with an Award ceremony


On NovemBEr 21, 2015 invited guests gathered to celebrate the fifth

Annual African Diaspora Awards at the TriBEca Performing Arts Center.  MemBErs from the African Diaspora, affiliates, politicians, entrepreneurs, artists, and the like welcomed the opportunity to recognize the unwavering and outstanding work of 10 honorees and other invitees. The honorees included, Person of the Year: Danai Jekesai Gurira – Actress,TRANSFAST Advocate of The Year, Thione Niang – The Akon Lighting Africa, Life Time Achievement: David Adjaye – Architect, Entrepreneurship: Chid Liberty, Liberty & Justice-Apparel Manufacturer, Community Service: Atti Worku – Founder Seeds of Africa, CreativeArtist: Nicole Amarteifio- Creator of An African City, Humanitarian: Kennedy Odede – Socialentrepreneur, “Shining Hope for Communities”, Friend of Africa: Laurie A. Cumbo – Council MemBEr, Designer: Alhassan Toure – ‘Toure Design’, Organizational Impact: Young African MBA’s and Excellence in service: Dr Oluyemi Badero, Cardiologist.

This auspicious occasion also featured several special invited guests who wore their BEst garBE and set the tone for the entire event. In attendance were: Gbenga Akinnagbe, the American actor and writer, Tony Okungbowa, actor and director, as well as Award winning designer Loza Maléombho, super models Georgie Badiel and Flaviana Matata, Miss Africa USA, Frances Udukwu, Miss Africa USA and pageant director of Miss Nigeria USA, Joy Ikedinma. His Excellency Philbert Johnson, Deputy Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations and Niyi Ojuolape, Special Assistant to the Executive Director Office of the Executive Director United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) were among the participants.

The African Diaspora Awards organized by Applause Africa (www.applauseafrica.comcontinue to BE one of the most successful and noteworthy events celebrating the work of people across the Diaspora living in The United States of America.

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