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2015 Face List Awards In NYC Honors Pan-African Community Pioneers

Per a press release, fast growing media group Face2face Africa (F2FA) is gearing up to host the 2015 Face List Awards. The signature event at the annual Pan-African Weekend takes place in New York City on July 11th, and prestigious award honors pioneers and trailblazers in several fields including Business, Leadership, Sports, Entertainment, Technology, Health, and the non-profit sector. Each of the honorees are selected for their contribution toward the progress and development of the pan-African community.

[Related: Face2Face Africa Hosting Pan-African Weekend in New York City for Global Innovators]

Some of this year’s honorees include:

– Accepting the Humanitarian Award, actors and power couple Boris and Nicole Ari Parker-Kodjoe, the founders of the Sophie’s Voice Foundation. Sophie’s Voice, created in honor of their daughter Sophie who was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth, has become an influential organization that has shown an unwavering support towards global health and wellness initiatives. Much of the organizational focus is on multicultural communities and educating families worldwide on the importance of building healthy lifestyles.

– Receiving the Entrepreneur Award is Ashish J. Thakker whose small IT business in Uganda, has grown into globally recognized multi-sector conglomerate. After escaping the Rwandan genocide, Ashish Thakker established his first business at the age of 15 with a $5000 loan; today his business savvy has earned him the title of Africa’s youngest billionaire.

– The Leadership Award recipient, Amadou Gallo Fall is currently spearheading the development of basketball on the continent of Africa as NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa. As a native of Senegal and a promising athlete himself, Amadou experienced first hand the disconnect between watching and playing in the NBA, and now leads the NBA’s efforts to promote basketball in Africa from his office in Johannesburg.

The awards dinner will be held at the ESPACE Ballroom in Manhattan, and will feature an opportunity for guests to hear the honorees’ journeys in their own words, along with brief vignettes meant to capture their deep commitments to their causes. With a red carpet reception that begins at 6:30pm, guests can expect an evening filled with camaraderie and entertainment as they come together to acknowledge the hard work and highlight achievements of the pan-African community.

For individual tickets, group/company registration, and business advertising opportunities, visit www/panafricanweekend.com/tickets. Early bird tickets are available through May 25. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact info@f2fafrica.com or call 888-505-1299.

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2015 Face List Awards In NYC Honors Pan-African Community Pioneers