Industry Leaders in Business and Entertainment to be Honored at F.A.C.E List Awards

Model Alek Wek and Afrobeat pioneer Femi Kuti among honorees for weekend event

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Model Alek Wek (Image: File)

Face2face Africa, a premier Pan-African media company, will launch its three-day annual Pan-African Weekend (F2FA) in New York City on July 25-July 27. The F2FA Weekend is an extension of Face2face Africa’s annual F.A.C.E. List Awards, where leaders who have made a tremendous impact on the Pan-African community are recognized for their achievements.

The kickoff event, Friday, July 25, will be the Young Africans Committed to Excellence (YACE) Generation NeXt Master Class, where some of Africa’s brightest and most promising young visionaries will be honored with this year’s YACE Award. Awardees will share their inspirational journey to success and their vision for Africa. Following the Master Class, attendees, professionals, and business leaders will network and mingle at a professional networking mixer.

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On Saturday, July 26, the F.A.C.E. List awards, will be hosted at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University. Business mogul Dr. Mo Ibrahim, fashion icon Alek Wek, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Afrobeat singer Femi Kuti, entrepreneur Bethlehem Alemu, and general manager of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri will be honored for their outstanding contributions and impact on the African continent. The dazzling star-studded Red Carpet affair, hosted by award-winning Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh and Sandra Appiah, host of The SA Show, will feature spectacular performances and acts from some of Africa’s burgeoning entertainers.

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On Sunday, July 27, a Jazz Brunch will close out the weekend festivities. The brunch will provide an opportunity for intimate interaction with honorees, speakers, special guests, and the producers and host committee of the weekend.

“Face2face Africa is committed to bringing quality programs that glorifies and demonstrates the ingenuity of the pan-African community,” said Face2face Africa founder, Isaac Boateng. “From the young visionaries who are introducing innovative solutions to long-standing challenges, to the icons who have broken down barriers and made it possible for others to dream, we are committed to telling their phenomenal stories and honoring their contributions. ”

For more information on registering to attend visit Face2FaceAfrica.com.

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