The 2018 African Achievers Awards which was held on July 5th, 2018 at the UK House of Parliament has presented various honours to distinguished Africans from across the continent and in the diaspora.
The ceremony which was 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) was held on the theme; Girls right to Education; a case for Africa.
Speakers at the ceremony included: H. E Jewel Cianeh Howard Taylor, vice president of Liberia, who delivered the Keynote Address, Dr Josephine Ojiambo, immediate past Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth as special Guest Speaker, Justina Mutale, founder of the Justina Mutale Foundation and Author, Novelist and Poet, Titi Horsfall.
Lindsey Oliver, Founding Director of Aljezeera & Mo Abudu, Founder of Ebony Life TV also delivered goodwill messages at the ceremony.
Now in its 8th edition, the awards 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, Founder & 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.
Some of the honorees includes, Vice President of Liberia, H. E. Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Hon. Bongolo Kenewendo, Mrs. Kate Quartey-Papafio,Dr. Gifty Lamptey, King Adm. Goddy Idaminabo, Hon. Femi Gbajamiamila, Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, Mo Abudu, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu and a few others.