The African Diaspora Awards, commonly known as ADA was initiated to celebrate exemplary individuals who have made a significant difference in the African community in the United States.
The award is said to be running for the 5th consecutive time since its inception and this year’s event will hold at Tribeca Performing Arts Centre, New York City, USA. on Saturday, November 21,
TRANSFAST, one of the leading International money transfer Brands is a major sponsor of the 5th annual ADA awards, the information was confirmed by the Global Director for marketing of the company, Mr.Jy Vix, in his recent visit to Nigeria that it will honour the CEO of Konvict Muzik, singer and songwriter, Akon at the 2015 African Diaspora Awards.
The Awards is an initiative of Applause Africa, an innovative media brand which seeks to empower Africans in Diaspora and render positive messages that empowers them.
Yearly, awardees are Identified and rewarded based on how they have successfully created a personal brand and excelled in their various causes or programmes which have contributed to the advancement of Africans in Diaspora and Africa as a whole.
Other awardees include, Nicole Amarteifio, producer of the hit web series An African City; Atti Worku, founder of the non-governmental organization Seeds of Africa and Child Liberty, founder of Africa’s first fair trade clothing factory called Uniform.
Some past Nigerian recipients of these award includes; Chinedu Echeruo, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Kemi Adetiba,Tony Okungbowa and many other Africans in diaspora.