Founder and Chair, Believe in Africa (BIA) and managing director for Africa at Washington Media Group, Angelle B. Kwemo, has bagged the prestigious African Change Maker of the Year award by African Achievers Award (AAA).
Kwemo was honoured by the Board members of AAA in recognition of her commitment to promoting African economic development, mutually beneficially partnership among nations and intra Africa trade relations.
President of AAA Rex Idaminabo speaking of why Kwemo deserved the award said, “We are convinced that your passion will help create inter-relations between emerging markets and most developed countries and has helped businesses change needs to ideas, produce business results and create sustainable business developments”.
Another member of the board, the host and producer of “Sharing with Ayanda”, Africa No.1 diplomatic and business TV show and editor-in-chief of Diplomatic Magazine and PR director of AAA, Ms. Ayanda Ngwane, of AAA added, “We applaud you for your excellence, unwavering commitment to economic future of the continent and your leadership in empowering youth and women in Africa and the diaspora. Sharing your experience in your book “Against All Odds” is a source of inspiration and encouragement to aspiring leaders like many of us”.
Accepting the award Ms. Kwemo said: “I am absolutely grateful to be receiving a commendation from such an esteemed organization. My familiarity with the African Achievers Award is that of high regard; so to be recognized for my work by your organization is extremely humbling. People that have received prior awards from the African Achievers Award organization have been men and women of admiration with true African commitment.
“It gives a great deal of responsibilities. She dedicated her award to her colleagues and to many African in the continent and in the diaspora, those “silent heroes” whose works are not noticed but who are tirelessly working to advocate for Africa economic development.”
The African Achievers Awards which is the sixth edition of the pan-African organization presented awards of various categories to the following: Nakedi Mathews Phosa from South Africa, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, Hon Thapelo Olopeng (minister of youth, sports & culture, Botswana), John Momoh (Chairman, Channels TV), Johnson Arthur Sakaja (National Chairman of Ruling Party in Kenya), Mosima Gabriel (former South African minister).
TheLeaderng.com gathered that the first edition of the award was held in 2011 at kings’ College, London where Archbishop Desmond Tutu was honored. AAA has consistently recognizes great African Achievers from African Leaders, Young Achievers, to captains of Industries across the continent. The journey has seen the award ceremony move from, London (hosted in Kings College & Waldorf Hilton) to Kenya to Ghana to South Africa and Nigeria.