Now in its 8th edition, The 2018 African Achievers Awards which was held on 5th July at the UK House of Parliament has presented various honours to distinguished Africans from across the continent. The ceremony, 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) with Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, Botswana’s Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry as the keynote speaker who focused on ‘Girls Right to Education; a case for Africa’.
The Winners of the Awards includes: H. E. Senator Jewel Howard Taylor won Excellence In Public Office & Community Impact, Hon. Yakubu Dogara won Excellence In Leadership, Hon. Bongolo Kenewendo won Award for African Enterprise, Dr. Uche Olowo Fcib won Excellence In Leadership (Banking), Mrs. Kate Quartey-Papafio won the Award for Enterprise And Business Leadership, Dr. Gifty Lamptey won African Woman Of The Year, King Adm. Goddy Idaminabo Jp won African Impact Award, YANGA TV won Community Impact Organisation Award, Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh won Excellence In Business (West Africa), Hon. Femi Gbajamiamila won African Policy Maker Award.
Others includes: Rev. Cornelius Adeyemi Max Williams – Humanitarian Of The Year, Mr. Ibrahim Mahama – African Enterprise and 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.
The award 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.