H.E Lordina Mahama, H.E GoodLuck Jonathan, Rt. Hon. Onyejeocha, Others Shine At Africa Women Impact Summit

It was a night of glitz and glamour as the 2021 edition of Africa Women Impact Summit and Awards which took place at the prestigious Abuja Sheraton Hotels and Towers on Thursday assembled notable women who have made significant contributions in the development of the African Continent.


Among those honoured with award of excellence include, Nollywood screen goddess, film producer and singer, Juliet Ibrahim, House of Representatives Deputy Chief Whip and member representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency of Abia State, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, former chairman First Bank PLC, Ibukun Awosika, former first lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs. Lordina Dramani Mahama, and Hon. Francisca Oteng Mensah, the youngest member of Ghana Parliament.

The event was hosted by a renowned TV personality, Adaora Onyechere of African Independent Television, AIT and Dr. Amb. Utchay Odims, Co-founder Global Initiative for Africa and member Governing board, Africa Women Impact Summit.

The winner of 2021 Big Brother Naija show, Hazel Oyeze Onou, popularly known as White Money flagged off Capacity building training for 1000 women after the launching of Africa Women Impact Training Academy.

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan was represented at the occasion as Special Guest of Honour.

Also in attendance were, Her Excellency Aisha Babangida Chairman Better Life program for the African rural women and Dr Patience Ndidi Key; former Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Chambers of Commerce USA and others

The event which commenced with panel discussion x-rayed the participation of women in politics, social media impact and ways of maximizing the social space to accommodate more women, financial inclusion among other issues bordering on the development of women in the continent.

The event which was a deliberate effort to increase women participation in politics had in attendance Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Talen, Former First Lady of Ghana who was ably represented and a host of others.

Also honoured with award of excellence was the speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Rwandan Parliament, Rt. Hon. Mukabalisa Donatille, the Executive Governor of Rivers, Barr. Nyesom Wike, Founder and President of African Children Talent Discovery foundation, Engr. Dr. Noah Dallaji and the Chairman of Hip TV, Ayo Animashaun.

Women representation in the Nigerian political space is believed to be on the decline with less than 10 percent parliamentarians being women in the male-dominated National Assembly and states Houses of Assembly, comparative to other Africa countries Nigeria needs to step its advocacy to ensure equal opportunity and representation for women in leadership positions.

Speaking with the conveners;
Dr. David James Egwu, Mudiaga D. Akakabota, Amb. Utchay Odims and Adaora Onyechere they hinted that the 2022 Edition tagged the international edition will hold in Lagos Nigeria and would welcome participation from Africans across the world.

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One of Africa’s leading private airline companies, Africa World Airlines partners the Zeepay YT Creators Festival scheduled on the 26th – 28th of November 2021.

The Africa World airlines has demonstrated its commitment to support local projects and initiatives geared towards national growth by throwing such weight behind a festival that will celebrate, inspire and engage local digital content creators.

According to AWA’s management, they believe the YouTube Creators Festival is an excellent initiative especially in today’s digital age, when the entire world is connected by a single medium. They continued to say the platform is an excellent tool for any company looking to reach out to the rest of the world, as a result, they feel that this platform will increase the brand’s exposure and engagement. Africa World Airlines want to be a part of the dynamic team to help promote YouTube Creators in Ghana, Nigeria, and across Africa.

“We are anticipating a lively and highly engaging event. One that will encourage more companies to recognize the platform’s value and the opportunities it may provide for their businesses. We hope that by sponsoring this festival, more people will become aware of the AWA brand and see us as a constructive conversation starter”.
AWA stated.

It is surprising to see more corporate brands support the creators festival especially being a maiden edition. Below is a quote from the head of commercial of African World Airlines;

“Africa World Airlines is delighted to be a part of this event. We are always ecstatic to be a part of any unique initiative that aims to raise awareness and progress in Africa.
It is always in our best interests as an airline to provide the greatest possible experience for our passengers, and the only way to do so is through a simple, efficient, and seamless process. We accomplish this by giving passengers digital booking platforms that they can access from anywhere, as well as payment options that include many channels.
In the future, we intend to create even more convenient ways to access our services so that our airline continues to be the domestic airline of choice.
In conclusion, we want to establish reliable and trustworthy relationships with our customers, which is why we’re excited to be a part of this event, which we consider a worthy cause and a wonderful platform for cultivating positive relationships.”

The speakers for this year’s event are Nigerian comedian, Mark Angel, Wode Maya, Kwadwo Sheldon, Bola Ray, Gad Ocran, George Britton, John Dumelo, Jessica Opare – Saforo, Barimah Amoaning Samuel, Steven Ackah, Yonny Friedman, Ama Governor, Nadia Ama Modok, Abeiku Santana, Jordan Palmer,

The event title sponsor is the fastest growing Ghanaian fintech company, Zeepay. Other notable partners include Mentamusic, Avance Media, Year Of Return, Blogging Ghana, Ghana Gold Expo, Outright Plc, Twellium Ghana, Edward Asare, Oasis Magazine Africa, Wiflix Ghana, WatsUp Tv, Digital Times Africa, Ghana. The event is locally powered by Entamoty Media Ltd and ICS Africa.

Africa World Airline currently connect travelers to 8 West African destinations and hope to expand our operations to more. It is in our mission statement to connect Africa to the world through the most efficient, safe, and reliable air transport service and hoping that partnering with this festival will contribute to promoting and achieving this goal.

They believe this event emphasizes the necessity of having a social platform, it’s important to note that we’re on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. They encourage readers and viewers to follow them on social media to stay up to date on all of the latest promotions, products, and services.

By Barimah Amoaning Samuel

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