#BlackExcellence – Beyond boundaries and untold limitations, people of color are rising against the odds, rewriting statusquo, championing worthy causes, paving way for others and bearing their heritage proudly with gusto.
It was indeed a memorable celebration of #DiversityandInclusion on Sunday September 19 in the United Kingdom as Britain’s Number One African Newspaper – African Voice during her 19th anniversary honoured outstanding individuals of color drawn from various backgrounds championing the cause of the African community in the United Kingdom, unveiling them as worthy ambassadors waving the African flag high in the diaspora.
An initiative of Prince Mike Abiola, Publisher/Editor in Chief and Princess Golda Abiola, Chief Executive Officer, the highly anticipated prestigious event – virtual this year – played host to a-list celebrities including: Renowned film maker Tunde Kelani, veteran actor Tunji Bamishigbin, Yomi Fabiyi, actresses Abiola Adebayo, Kehinde Bankole, Remi Oshodi, Susan Peters, Grace Ama, Filmmaker Rotimi Salami, Nollywood actors in the UK – Titi Jacobs Aseroma, Fred Aseromo, Malcom Benson, Theodara Ibekwu, Toyin Moore, Yemisi Banjoko amongst other actors. Also present were Actor and comedian Fagade Oluwafemi Ademola a.k.a Omo Baba, Community leaders, UK Government representatives and eminent personalities from across the UK, Africa and other parts of the world.
African Voice Ambassadors unveiled include: Multi award winning cultural icon Ayan De First-Mr Culture, CLLR Sunny Alambe FCIM FRSA Southwark Labour and Cooperative Councillor, Yemisi Jenkins, one of the most influential Nigerians in UK, Yemisi Jenkins – President – Association of British-Nigerian Law Enforcement officers (ABLE), Motivational Speaker, Dayo Olomu, Business Guru Mavis Amankwah, Finance Expert Ayo Oyebade, award winning Queen’s Nurse/Midwife Dr. Ruth Oshikanlu MBE, Consultant and Keynote Speaker Extraordinaire Prof. Chris Imafidon -Britain’s Brightest Family, PR and Communication Consultant, Founder Ariatu PR Consulting Agency, Ronke Lawal, CEO A’ Que Consultancy Ronke Alli Udofia, Serial Entrepreneur Akinlolu Jenkins, Food Safety & Hygiene Trainer/ Consultant – CEO Affinity Libra Ltd. Akintokunbo Adejumo, Associate Medical Director For Patient Safety & Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist Prof. Rotimi Jaiyesimi, HRH Princess Mordeun Adedoyin-Solarin, UK based Consultant at Arize, Broadcaster and Media Personality, Grand Daughter of HRM Oba Adedoyin Anoko II, Akarigbo ‘Monarch’ & Paramount Ruler of Remo Kingdom, South Western Nigeria, Sub-Saharan West Africa. CEO & Founder D-Blaze Entertainment UK Prince Tade Olusile, Accomplished British Socio Political Campaigner and One of the most sort after speakers in the African Diaspora, ex-NTA Broadcaster and SFT Founder, Susan Jumoke Fajana-Thomas, Ronke Adeagbo, Jenny Chika Okafor, Iyamide Thomas and Vicki Osei.
Topic of discourse at the event include;
*Why The African Voice Must Be Heard in Britain
*Windrush Compensation Scheme
*African Voice: The Present and Future
The event was proudly powered and supported by Zmirage Multimedia UK.