Monthly Archives: March 2016

Princess Asha Receives IIM Africa Fellowship

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Culture Ambassador, Princess Asha Okojie, CPC, CAHIIM, CEO of AfriQtalk Consult, and Founder of FACE USA has been nominated among the distinguished elites of professionals, and personalities to receive the most prestigious IIM Africa Honorary Fellow Awards from Institute of Information Management. Scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the University of Lagos.

The unique award, is specially reserved for personalities who have distinguished themselves in the society through service, selflessness and other peculiar contributions through which the lives of many have been affected positively.

Some of this year’s inductees are; Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) – The Ooni of Ife, Alhaji Lai Mohammed – Minister of Information and Culture, Mandy Olowu – President/Founder, Hope Ambassadors and Childcare Organization, Prof. Ibrahim Garba – Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Engr. Aliyu Aziz Abubakar, Director General/CEO- National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr. Nsebong Akpabio, Mon Amipr Assistant Corps Marshal Zonal Commanding Officer, Zone RS2 Federal Road Safety Corps, Amb. Toye Okanlawon- Chairman & Chief Executive – Fountain Bleau Global Consulting.

Past inductees, include; Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, Oba Dr. Olusanya Adegboye the Olowu-of-Owu Kingdom, HE Bar. Babatunde Fashola, HE Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, HE Dr. Rabiu Kwankwanso, HE Godswill Akpabio, HE Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Mr. Labaran Maku to name just a few.   

IIM-Africa “Fellow of the Institute of Information Management (FIIM)” award has also, been conferred on a good number of dignitaries within and outside of the country since inception for exemplary performance and achievements over the years in the Industry and the society. 

For more information visit http://www.iim-africa.org/.

AfriQtalk to Host Mandela Washington Fellowship

AfriQtalk in collaboration with Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will be hosting a dinner reception for 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging business and entrepreneurship leaders in July, 2016. Atlanta, GA.

If you are an African organization, business owner, chambers of commerce, association or simply a friend of Africa, and interested in participating or to join in welcoming our young leaders, contact us at afriqtalk57@gmail.com.

For sponsorship information, contact info@faceawardusa.com. Lets keep Africa shinning.

About The Mandela Washington Fellowship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship, is the flagship program of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and support for activities in their communities. Fellows are young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa who have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries.

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2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

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The 4th Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards that were held on Saturday, March 5 at the Eko Hotels in Lagos. The AMVCA is an annual awards show which features nominations in over 20 categories in African film and TV series. It was hosted by seasoned media personality IK Osakioduwa and Minnie Dlamini

It was a great night and was graced by actors from different African countries as well as broadcast live across Africa.

Here are some of the photos from the event, the after party, and a full list of all the winners at the event.

Best Art Director – Frank Rajah (The Refugees) Best Television Series Award – Ariyike Oladipo (Daddy’s Girls)

Best Makeup Artist in a Movie or Series – Louiza Calore for Ayanda

Best Short Film or Online Video Award – Oluseyi Amuwafo (A Day With Death)

Best Writer for Movie and TV series – Trish Malone (Ayanda)

Best Lighting Designer (Movies/TV) – Stanley Ohikhuare (Common Man)

Best Cinematographer – Paul Michaelson (Tell Me Sweet Something)

Best Sound Editor – Jose Guillermo (Cry)

Best Picture Editor – Shirley Frimpong-Manso (Rebecca)

Best Costume Designer – Uche Nancy (Dry)

Best Local Language Movie/TV Series (Swahili) – Single Mtambalike (Kitendawali)

Best Indigenous Movie/TV Series (Hausa) – Salisu Balarebe (Dandi Kowa)

Best Indigenous Movie/TV Series (Yoruba) – Binta Ofege

Best Indigenous Movie/TV Series (Igbo) – Paul Igwe (Usekwu Igbo)

Best Documentary – Remi Vaughan (Faaji Agba)

Best Supporting Actor In A Movie – Sambassa Nzeriba (A Soldier’s Story)

Best Supporting Actress – Tunbosun Aiyedihin (Before 30)

Best Actor In A Comedy – Folarin ‘Falz The Bahd Guy’ Falana (Jenifa’s Diary)

Best Actress In A Comedy – Funke Akindele (Jenifa’s Diary)

Trail Blazer Award – Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju

AMVCA 2016 Industry Merit Award – Bukky Ajayi and Sadiq Daba

Best Movie (Southern Africa) – Joyce Chavura – (Lilongwe)

Best Movie (East Africa) – Elizabeth Miachael – (Mapenzi)

Best Movie (West Africa) – Genevieve, Chinny Onwugbenu and Chichi Nwoko – (Road to Yesterday)

Best Actress In A Movie/Drama/TV Series – Adesua Etomi (Falling)

Best Actor In A Movie/Drama/TV Series – Daniel K. Daniel (A Soldier’s Story)

The Best Director – Akin Omotosho (Tell Me Sweet Something)

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Export-Import Bank of the United States Annual Conference

If you’re an Exporter, Broker, Foreign Buyer, Foreign Government, Legal Services, and U.S. Federal Government Agency. EXIM Bank’s Annual Conference presents a unique opportunity for companies from around the world to meet U.S. exporters. Attendees include more than 1,100 exporters and representatives of financial institutions, foreign trade partners, and government officials. At the event, participants also meet EXIM Bank staff and obtain detailed information about export credit products and programs.

 Where?

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

When?
Thursday, April 7, 2016 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, April 8, 2016 – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

What?
EXIM Bank’s Annual Conference presents a unique opportunity for companies from around the world to meet U.S. exporters. Attendees include more than 1,100 exporters and representatives of financial institutions, foreign trade partners, and government officials. At the event, participants also meet EXIM Bank staff and obtain detailed information about our export credit products and programs.

Exhibitor Information:
If your organization is interested in participating as an exhibitor, please send an email inquiry to Capital Meeting Planning via email: exhibits@cmpinc.net, or submit an application here(link is external).

Conference Registration:

Early-bird Discount: The early-bird deadline for both Participant and Exhibitor registration is Friday, March 18, 2016.

Registration Categories and Fees

Annual Conference – $550.00/person ($800.00/person after Friday, March 18, 2016). Includes all Seminars and Meals.

Group Registration – $500.00/person – 4 or more individuals from the same company ($700.00/person after Friday, March 18, 2016). Includes all Seminars and Meals.

Group Registration with Reserved Lunch Table – $6,000.00/group ($7,000.00/group after Friday, March 18, 2016). Includes ten (10) individual registrations plus one (1) reserved table at both luncheons.

Small Business Participant – $250.00/person ($300.00/person after Friday, March 18, 2016). Small Business is defined as having 500 or fewer employees. Includes all Seminars and Meals.

To register for the Conference or to participate as an exhibitor, click here 

About FACE

FACE is a not-for-profit organization that supports African Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and Professionals representing over 60,000 African Immigrant Communities in the United States. Our goal is to encourage policies and practices that promotes sustainable socioeconomic development, and youth empowerment programmes by creating awareness to make available the necessary infrastructures for the development, and maintenance of viable primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors in Africa, and the African Diaspora. For more info about us click here.