Nominations now open for the 2016 African Diaspora Awards

The nomination period is now open for the 2016 African Diaspora Awards!

The award show, now in its 6th year, honors the new breed of African diaspora leaders, activists, artists, entrepreneurs and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The nominees have always represented a cross-section of organizations, startups, and young talents. It is one of the most sought-after award shows featuring the African Diaspora in the United States.

The initiative celebrates and accelerates innovation; creativity and enterprise amongst Africans in the Diaspora between the ages of 22 to 45. It has produced over 60 winners and over 1,550 nominees since its first edition in 2010.

There are 13 categories in all—ranging from Person of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and more—and they’re judged by a sterling selection of leaders across many industries.

Click below to learn more about the judging criteria and to nominate now

Deadline for Nomination: Friday, October 7, 2016.


  1. Person of the Year
  2. Lifetime Achievement Award
  3. Entrepreneur of the Year
  4. Humanitarian of the Year
  5. Scholar of the Year
  6. Creative Person of the Year
  7. Community Service Awards of the Year
  8. Advocate of the Year
  9. Fashion Designer of the Year
  10. Movie of the year
  11. Artist of the year
  12. Friend of Africa
  13. Face of Change

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