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Mar, 2014

2014: African Achievers get Presidential Honours

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The 2014 edition of the African Achievers’ Awards has come and gone, but the memories will linger as the event which held at the Presidential Banquet Hall, Accra Ghana saw different individuals from all parts of Africa converging to witness the annual award ceremony.

The event which kick-started with an opening glee of Ghana national anthem had no dull moment as different African acts treated the high profile guests at the event to some awe inspiring performances. Also memorable was the superlative show put up by Bloomberg Tv personality, Savannah Nightingale and ‘Nigeria’s Got Talent Host’
Andrea Blaze Henshaw who anchored the award ceremony. They kept the audience smiling all through the award ceremony.

Quite remarkable were the various awards bestowed on some Africans who were considered by the organizers as having written their names in the sand of history through their outstanding performances in various endeavours. The criteria leading to the qualification of an African for the award was however spelt out by Ambassador David James Egwu when he presented the organizers speech on behalf of the Principal partner, Rex Idaminabo to the cheer and appreciation of the audience.

Among those recognized at the event was Mandela Rhodes Foundation. The foundation received an award of Charity Organisation of the Year. Relatively, Award for Excellence in Diaspora goes to Charlotte Simon, Mother of Congo, a trustee of the Tatana Give Out Foundation, while Moggesukkel Foundation received the award for Charity Organisation, ”Making a difference in Africa”.


Quite remarkable were the various awards bestowed on some Africans who were considered by the organizers as having written their names in the sand of history through their outstanding performances in various endeavours.


Under the Media Entertainment Category, Mr John Momoh, Chairman/CEO Channels Television received an award on behalf of his television station as African Best TV of the Year, while the late BBC World News anchor, Komla Afeke Dumor was honoured with a posthumous award for Excellence in Broadcasting. Mr Tony Akiotu, GMD Daar Communications (parent company of AIT International) was also awarded as African Journalist of the Year. Issac Balami recieved the Young personality Award.

Under Education and Training category, Professor Tolly Mbwette of the Open University (Tanzania) was recognized as Education personality in Africa. Meanwhile, Hamza Ibrahim Nasko, CEO of the HMG Group was named African Young Achiever of the Year.

The award for Creativity and Enterprise was presented to the Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank for his innovation in business and Strategy. Also, under the category for Business and Enterprise, the Creator and developer of VIP Express, Sandra Isabella Wilcox was awarded for Organization making a difference in Africa. One other remarkable award at the occasion was that of articulator of African philosophy and pillar of education in African which was given to Rev. Father, Prof. E.M.P Edeh, CSSP, OFR. While Arik Airline was also honored.

The event which brought great personalities in Africa together also recognized four Nigerian governors. Meanwhile over 800 guests attended the event.