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Photos From The Red Carpet of The 2015 African Diaspora Awards

On Saturday, November 21 2015, Applause Africa held the fifth edition of the African Diaspora Awards in New York City. It was hosted by Ghanaian TV presenter and actress Peace Hyde and Nigerian comedian Seyi Brown, this year’s awards opened with an all-acoustic Fela performance by Fela! On Broadway star Sahr Ngaujah. Don’t you just love it when Africans come together to do something great!!

In total, ten awards were handed out throughout the night.

The 2015 African Diaspora Awards Honorees

Person of the Year: Danai Jekesai Gurira, Actress Eclipsed, Zimbabwe
Advocacy: Akon & Thione Niang, The Akon Lighting Africa, Senegal
Life Time Achievement: David Adjaye, Architect, Tanzania
Entrepreneurship: Chid Liberty, Liberty & Justice, Apparel Manufacturer – Liberia
Community Service: Atti Worku, Founder Seeds of Africa – Ethiopia
Creative Artist: Nicole Amarteifio, Creator of An African City – Ghana
Humanitarian: Kennedy Odede, Social entrepreneur, Shining Hope for Communities – Kenya
Friend of Africa: Laurie A. Cumbo, Council Member, Office of New York City – USA
Designer: Alhassan Toure, Toure Design – Mali
Organizational Impact: Young African MBA’s – Pan African
Excellence in service: Dr Oluyemi Badero, Cardiologist – Nigeria

 

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Tanya Buckley

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Hanan Okobi_Brown

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Flaviana Matata

 

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Leslie_Njokei

Olutosin Araromi

Olutosin Araromi

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Neneh Diallo

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Lilian Ajayi

Danielle Edmund

Danielle Edmund

Jacqueline Colfield

Jacqueline Colfield

Adeola Adejobi

Adeola Adejobi

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Lola Ogunnaike

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Eunice Omole

 

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Barbara Sam

Kay Walljei

Kay Walljei

Khadijah Robinson

Khadijah Robinson

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beyise Villa

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Maria_Edwards

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Kanyinsola_Obayan

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Abby_Awokere

Joy Jacob

Joy Jacob

Ebbe Bassey

Ebbe Bassey

Vanessa Efogho

Vanessa Efogho

Ejiro Enaohwo

Ejiro Enaohwo

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