NGO OKAFOR IN THE 40 UNDER 40 FOR APPLAUSE AFRICA MAGAZINE

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On the evening of December 8, 2012 approximately 300 people gathered in New York City for the African Diaspora Awards (ADA) at the SVA Theater to celebrate excellence. The star studded event was hosted by actress Ebbe Bassey from Nigeria and South African radio personality Sduduzo Ka-Mbili, with highlight performances by Les Nubians and Nigerian sensation Bez as well as an impromptu performance by Grammy Award Winning artist Angélique Kidjo.

Notable faces included boxer and actor Ngo Okafor, movie director Andrew Dosunmu, supermodel Oluchi Orlandi, supermodel Ayan Elmi, former America’s next top model runner up Aminat Ayinde, Mid Atlantic Committee Co-Chair of the African Women’s Development Fund USA and President Emerita of the Africa-America Institute,

The African Diaspora Awards is a special initiative of Applause Africa that aims to identify and celebrate exemplary Africans who have excelled in various spheres of life, as well as individuals in society who have contributed to the advancement of Africans in the Diaspora and Africa as a whole.

By Ngo Okafor
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