Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Jackie Appiah and Peace Anyiam-Osigwe To Receive F.A.C.E List Awards In New York
The black and beautiful popular Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah and Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, CEO of the prestigious Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) are among the six distinguished Honorees of the 2013 F.A.C.E List Awards coming up on Saturday June 15, 2013, in New York, U.S.A.
The other honorees are the following notable achievers.
Aziz Gueye Adetimirin is founder, president and publisher of The Network Journal Communication Inc. Adetimirin emigrated to the United States in 1974 from West Africa. A fervent believer in education, he attended the Academy of Aeronautics in Queens, New York. More details.
Born In Liberia, Momolu immigrated to Canada due to a civil war and became devoted to using the opportunity she has to empower young Africans who dare to dream. She was the first African designer to be featured on Project Runway, where she stood out as an extraordinary talent and was awarded the fan favorite prize, and ended the season as first runner up.
Today, Momolu has formed a partnership with Dillard’s Incorporated to design an eye-catching collection of handbags and jewelry that is currently in more than 70 stores nationwide. Additionally, she teamed up with Madera Exotic Woods to design “The Saba Collection”, an exclusive line of fashionable eco-friendly wood jewelry. Devoted to serving the community at large, Mormolu was appointed as a “Goodwill Ambassador” for the Tigerlily Foundation, a breast cancer organization providing full lifecycle, service-oriented assistance to young women.
Highlighted as the designer to watch by New York Magazine, Momolu’s collections have been featured nationally and internationally, including at the famed New York Fashion Week.
Dr. Carlos Lopes is a visionary and exemplary leader who has played an integral role in Africa’s development and progress over the last decade. He was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the eighth Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), at the level of UN More ....
Mr. George Ntim is a big believer in the ability of sports to uplift africa’s image.
Serving our community is what he does best. The only African to climb up the difficult ladder to become the Director of VIP Guest Relations and Community Services at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in NYC, Mr. Ntim has used his position as a tool for change.
He founded the African Development Foundation (ADF) to promote goodwill and strengthen relationships between America and Africa through youth-oriented initiatives, with an outreach that includes providing African youths with computer training, health-related resources, and recreational outlets.
One of the many initiatives of the foundation is to promote baseball in Africa. The foundation has taken many major league baseball players to Africa to teach kids how to play and to encourage them to always use positive outlets. The foundation is currently building the first ever baseball field in Africa.
About the F.A.C.E List Awards
The Fascinating Africans Committed to Excellence, also the ( F.A.C.E.) list Awards was established by Face2face Africa in 2011 to acknowledge, celebrate, and honor the outstanding achievements of Africans and friends of Africa who are contributing towards a more dynamic and advanced global community.
The future of Africa is directly linked to the endless efforts of individuals who commit themselves to being key players in the realization of Africa’s potential. These trendsetters, trailblazers, and role models will stop at nothing to be the flag bearers of Africa. Serving as our icons, they are the educators, freedom fighters, leaders, executives, athletes, philanthropists, artists and entertainers who are at the forefront of the New African Image.
The F.A.C.E. List Awards seeks to magnify the success stories and acknowledge the contribution and impact of such individuals. With the F.A.C.E. Award, we honor and salute their immense contribution and say THANK YOU!