The 2017 Face List Award celebrating Pan-African achievement is set to hold on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
In the 6th annual edition, Face2face Africa is carrying on its tradition of honoring a group of inspirational heroes with uniquely fascinating stories to tell.
The 2017 honorees are recognized for their distinguished careers and achievements. Their impact and legacy will shape and influence the pan-African community for generations to come.
Nigeria’s Chiney Ogwumike, the WNBA Most Valuable Player of 2016 and Ghana’s Kwadwo Sarpong, Founder of African Research Academies for Women will be honoured in the Young Africans Committed to Excellence category of the award.
Nigerian Femi Kuti was a recipient of the Face List Award in 2014 for Entertainment.
See portfolio of 2017 Honorees below:
Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton – The National Action Network
Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton is founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), a not-for-profit civil rights organization formed in 1991 with over 100 chapters nationwide. As one of the nation’s most-renowned civil rights leaders, Rev. Al Sharpton has been praised by President Barack Obama as “the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden”.
Mimi Alemayehou – Black Rhino Group
Ethiopian-born Mimi Alemayehou is one of the most influential and sought-after experts in African Business. She is Managing Director at Black Rhino Group, and also serves as an Executive Advisor and Chair of Blackstone Africa Infrastructure LP. Previously, she was executive vice president of the Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC), under the Obama administration, and was one of the architects of the Power Africa initiative to increase energy access across the continent.
Beverly Bond – Black Girls Rock!
A dynamo in true form, Beverly Bond, has blazed trails in the music, entertainment and social entrepreneurship industries. Her body of work, across sectors, has made her one of the most celebrated DJ’s, and social innovators of our time. She is the founder of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! a youth empowerment mentoring organization, and the annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of exceptional women of color.
Billboard has called Tuma Basa one of the “new pioneers” in music today. As the global programming head of hip-hop at Spotify, he is one of the most important tastemakers in hip-hop music today, personally responsible for choosing every song that goes onto the Rap Caviar playlist. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he has held music programming positions at BET, MTV, and Revolt, where he served as Vice President of Music Programming.
Adenah Bayoh – Adenah Bayoh & Companies
Adenah Bayoh embodies the American dream. At age 13, she escaped the civil war in her native country of Liberia, immigrated to the United States and is now one of the most successful entrepreneurs in her home state of New Jersey. Her company owns IHOP franchises in Paterson and Irvington, New Jersey and a real estate development portfolio with over $225 million dollars in urban redevelopment projects. Adenah Bayoh & Companies is the second largest employer in Irvington, NJ.
Organization Honoree – “Ubuntu Award for Service”
Young Africans Committed to Excellence (YACE) Honorees:
Nnemkadi Chiney Ogwumike WNBA Player
Kwadwo Sarpong Founder, the African Research Academies for Women
Wyclef Jean Headline Performer
Host Ama K. Abebrese Actress, “Beast of No Nation”
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