Kemi Adetiba, Semhar Araia to be Honored at the 2014 African Diaspora Awards, Ebbe Bassey to Host

Ger DuanyAfrica Applause Announces 2014 Honorees for African Diaspora Awards

Applause Africa, a multimedia platform that aims to celebrate, empower and connect the people, culture and visions of Africans in the Diaspora, announced today the 2014 Honorees for the AFRICAN DIASPORA AWARDS. The 4th Annual ADA Awards will be held on November 15 at Lincoln Center’s Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College. The Red Carpet and cocktail reception begin at 6:00PM, followed by the awards show at 7:00PM.

The AFRICAN DIASPORA AWARDS celebrates the accomplishments of exemplary individuals from the African Diaspora who have excelled in various spheres of life, as well as individuals in society who working towards the advancement of Africans in the Diaspora and Africa, as a whole.

Co-hosted by Sahr Ngaujah, award winning actor and musician (Broadway hit “Fela”) and Ebbe Bassey, actor, producer and writer (“MotherEbbe Bassey of George”, “NYPD Blue”, “Law & Order: SVU”) , the ADA Awards is one of the most electrifying and highly anticipated awards shows celebrating the African Diaspora.

The 2014 ADA Honorees are: Actor of the Year: Ger Duany, star of “The Good Lie” [South Sudan]; Creative Artist of the Year: Kemi Adetiba [Nigeria]; Entrepreneur of the Year: Meck KhalfanPuku Charger [Tanzania]; Community Leadership Award: Semhar AraiaDawn Inc. [Eritrea]; Musician of the Year: Somi [Rwanda-Uganda]; Friend of Africa: Bernadette Paolo, The Africa Society [U.S]; Advocate of the Year: Dr. Olajide Williams, Hip Hop Healthcare [Nigeria]; Designer of the Year: David Tlale [South Africa]; and Company of the Year: Ogilvy & Mather [U.S.].
Confirmed VIP Attendees Profile

Saycon Sengbloh The female lead of Holler If Ya Hear Me / Fela on Broadway!.
Gbenga Akinnagbe American actor HBO original series The Wire. 
Aminat Ayinde America’s Next Top Model. 
Lola Ogunnaike Nigerian American journalist.BET and Centric Arise 360 Entertainment.Sahr Fela
Les Nubianns R&B Grammy nominated duo.
Saran Kaba Jones Executive Director of FACE Africa.
Tony” Okungbowa Resident DJ for The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Angélique Kidjo Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter and activist.
Andrew Dosunmu Photographer and Filmmaker .

The 2014 Awards theme “Homecoming Revolution” will lift up the positive and inspiring movements of Africans in the Diaspora who are driving the revitalization and economic progress in the global African community.

The ADA Awards are sponsored, to date, by: Vlisco and Arik Air International.

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