Applause Africa to Honor Amini Kajunju as Advocate of the Year

Applause Africa AwardsAAI CEO & President Amini Kanjuju will be honored asAdvocate of the Year” at Applause Africa’s African Diaspora Awards on November 30 from 6:00PM-12:00AM in New York City.

The African Diaspora Award is a leading international awards platform honoring excellence among Africans in the Diaspora. AAI is a co-sponsor of the ADA.

Kajunju will join Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Liberian activist Leymah Roberta Gbowee  and other esteemed honorees at the awards ceremony. Gbowee will deliver a keynote address, on the the ADA theme,“The Power of Our Voice”,  for this year’s event.

The ADA will be held at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater At The Lincoln Center, 524 West 59th Street in New York. Three-time Emmy nominated media professional and PIX 11 News Producer and Correspondent, Ojinika Obiekwe and Actor and Writer Mohamed Dione III will join Gbowee as hosts of the show.

Debo Folorunsho, Founder of Applause Africa said: “For over twelve years, Applause Africa has committed time and resources towards identifying and celebrating Africans in the Diaspora who make a significant difference in the global African community. Our successful and outstanding record of accomplishment is a testament of our quest to highlight the efforts of deserving role models in the African community and serves as the passion behind the African Diaspora Awards.”

This year, over a dozen of Africa’s change makers in the Diaspora will be selected following a three-week voting process involving the board of Applause Africa , a board of judges and an independent audit committee comprised of African leaders worldwide. Michael Ikotun, Co-founder of Applause Africa says that “At Applause Africa, we strongly believe that it is important to celebrate leaders of today in order to inspire leaders of tomorrow.

Tickets are available for purchase at The latest updates on the 2013 ADA celebration, including nominees and sponsors, will be available at

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