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A Legacy of Luminaries

The African Awards continues to attract top rated keynote speakers. In the first Awards Gala Dinner in August 15 2008, Lola Ogunnaike of CNN’s American Morning gave the first keynote address for what was then the Mshale Awards. Former Obama White House official and first African American White House Social Secretary, Desirée Rogers, was the keynote speaker at the third edition of the awards. At the 4th edition of the African Awards, Majid Michel, winner of the 2012 African Academy Movie Awards for Best Actor keynoted the African Awards in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


African Awards 5th Edition

Ushaidi: Co-founder and MIT Humanitarian of the Year, David Kobia: African Awards Gala (Minneapolis Convention Center) – Keynote Speakers

Ilhan Omar – Community Leadership

Paschal Law Offices – African Business of the Year

Charlen Nyangaresi – Student of the Year

Rich Wagner – Friend of the Community

African Economic Development Solutions (AES) – African Non-Profit of the Year

Wintana Melekin – Spirit of the Moran

David Morse – Founder’s Award


African Awards 4th Edition

Majid Michel: Best Actor, 2012 African Academy Movie Awards – Keynote Speaker

Lolla Mohammed Nur – Community Leadership

Yaw Construction – African Business of the Year

Awale Osman< - Student of the Year

Steven Hall – Friend of the Community

African Immigrant Services (AIS) – African Non-Profit of the Year


African Awards 3rd Edition

Desiree Rogers: First Black White House Social Secretary (2008-2010) – Keynote Speaker

Ogo Sow – Community Leadership

BCS African Foods – African Business of the Year

James Chepyegon – Student of the Year

Catherine Rose – Friend of the Community

Peter Kerre – Spririt of the Moran

Minnesota African Womens Association (MAWA) – African Non-Profit of the Year

Fatawu Sayibu – Artist of the Year


African Awards 2nd Edition

Adetokumboh M’Cormack: Actor, Blood Diamonds, Battle Los Angeles – Keynote Speaker

Ahmed Sirleaf – Community Leadership

Metropolitan Transportation Network, Inc. – African Business of the Year

Elly Roimen-Mathenge – Student of the Year

Dr. BraVada Garret-Akinsanya – Friend of the Community


African Awards 1st Edition

Lola Ogunnaike: CNN’s American Morning – Keynote Speaker

Nimco Ahmed – Community Leadership

Amla International Translations – African Business of the Year

Charles Dennis – Friend of the Community

Loice Oburu – Student of the Year