Nobel Laureate, AAI President Among Honorees at African Diaspora Awards

December 3, 2013
Amini Kajunju

AAI President and CEO Amini Kajunju accepts Advocate of the Year Award.

AAI President and CEO Amini Kajunju was honored with the Advocate of the Year Award at the African Diaspora Awards on November 30, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater in New York City.

The 2013 African Diaspora Awards, co-sponsored by AAI, celebrates exemplary brands and individuals who have made a significant difference in the African community in the United States across categories of media, entertainment, community advocacy and philanthropy.

Leymah Gbowee

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Liberian activist Leymah Roberta Gbowee delivers the evening’s keynote address.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Liberian activist Leymah Roberta Gbowee delivered a powerful keynote address on the ADA theme, “The Power of Our Voice”.

ADA Awards 2013 honorees included:

Entrepreneur of the year: Chinedu Echeruo /Founder, HopStop
Community Service Award: Mpule Kwelagobe
Creative artist of the year: Wangechi Mutu
Humanitarian of the year: Munyang Reath Kher
Community Service Award: Mpule Kwelagobe
Friends Of Africa:  Kara Gerson, Voss Foundation
Friends Of Africa: Barry Segal, Segal Family Foundation
Advocate of the year: Amini Kanjuju, Africa America Institute
Musician of the year: Blitz the Ambassador
Company Of The Year : IBM
Actor Of the Year : Yaya Alafia
Designer of the year: Korto Momolu
Humanitarian of the year: Munyang Reath Kher
Scholar of the Year: Emmanuel Ohuabunwa
Diplomat of the Year: Ambassador Fillipe Savadogo
Film of the Year Award – Mother of George
Face Of Africa:Nnenna Agba
Person Of the Year / Change Maker: Thione Niang
Person Of the Year: Oluchi  Orlandi
Lifetime Achievement Award: Leymah Gbowee

Yaya Alafia

Actress Yaya Alafia

 

AAI Team

AAI staffers Omoy Lungange and Mikako Tai

 

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