Why I am eagerly awaiting Women4Africa 2022 by Blessing Yakubu

I cannot wait to attend the Women4Africa 2022 Awards. As a young black lady and the main editor of the Aces Aspire Media team I look forward to seeing all of those amazing women from the African continent and diaspora. Our founder, Donia Narh, has been nominated for the Women in Education Award, myself and a group of other young ladies in the media team have been given the opportunity to accompany her to the event. I was so excited and began to reflect on why, as a young black woman, I am looking forward to the Women4Africa 2022 Awards.

One reason why I am excited to attend is because I greatly admire the organisation’s values and mission. Women4Africa is an organisation that recognises women who are impacting their world and bring them together to connect, collaborate and celebrate with one another. The platform makes it easy for hundreds of influencers and identified African women-led organisations to connect and work together “to provide a massive value-add for African women and girls in the diaspora”.

The founders, Tola Onigbanjo and Sam Onigbanjo, have truly impacted people from all over the globe. As a young female I am inspired the tenacity and drive. She is an entrepreneur, author, TV and radio personality who realised that African women perceived themselves as “fourth class citizens” as they are not always portrayed as leaders or stars. It is fascinating to see that Tola was determined to change the stereotype and launched Women4Africa with her husband, Sam. The Women4Africa Awards is “the largest celebration of ordinary African women doing extraordinary things”. 

As a young black girl of African descent, this event is definitely needed. Growing up I was not exposed to much African culture in the UK. My family had moved from Ghana to England therefore there was heavy focus on my assimilation into the country. We also moved to a town where there were not many black people. As a result, I did not see many people who looked like me and I certainly did not meet any accomplished black people in our town. Having the chance to be in a space with accomplished and inspirational black women is just phenomenal. It is amazing to know that the other young black girls who are coming along will be able to watch leading black women from their culture get recognised and rewarded for their work and contribution to society. 

I will be reviewing the event and writing a post event article. I can not wait to be in the room and engage with so many accomplished women from Africa and across the diaspora. It will be very exciting to learn more about these women from various industries, countries and cultures. The Women 4Africa’s Gold List is filled with amazing women and I wish all the women on this list could get an award or medal. I will be cheering for all and wish them luck and look forward to meeting them.

If you are interested in attending, you can visit the Women4Africa website to find out more:

https://www.women4africa.com/

I cannot wait to attend the Women4Africa 2022 Awards. As a young black lady and the main editor of the Aces Aspire Media team I look forward to seeing all of those amazing women from the African continent and diaspora. Our founder, Donia Narh, has been nominated for the Women in Education Award, myself and a group of other young ladies in the media team have been given the opportunity to accompany her to the event. I was so excited and began to reflect on why, as a young black woman, I am looking forward to the Women4Africa 2022 Awards.

One reason why I am excited to attend is because I greatly admire the organisation’s values and mission. Women4Africa is an organisation that recognises women who are impacting their world and bring them together to connect, collaborate and celebrate with one another. The platform makes it easy for hundreds of influencers and identified African women-led organisations to connect and work together “to provide a massive value-add for African women and girls in the diaspora”.

The founders, Tola Onigbanjo and Sam Onigbanjo, have truly impacted people from all over the globe. As a young female I am inspired the tenacity and drive. She is an entrepreneur, author, TV and radio personality who realised that African women perceived themselves as “fourth class citizens” as they are not always portrayed as leaders or stars. It is fascinating to see that Tola was determined to change the stereotype and launched Women4Africa with her husband, Sam. The Women4Africa Awards is “the largest celebration of ordinary African women doing extraordinary things”. 

As a young black girl of African descent, this event is definitely needed. Growing up I was not exposed to much African culture in the UK. My family had moved from Ghana to England therefore there was heavy focus on my assimilation into the country. We also moved to a town where there were not many black people. As a result, I did not see many people who looked like me and I certainly did not meet any accomplished black people in our town. Having the chance to be in a space with accomplished and inspirational black women is just phenomenal. It is amazing to know that the other young black girls who are coming along will be able to watch leading black women from their culture get recognised and rewarded for their work and contribution to society. 

I will be reviewing the event and writing a post event article. I can not wait to be in the room and engage with so many accomplished women from Africa and across the diaspora. It will be very exciting to learn more about these women from various industries, countries and cultures. The Women 4Africa’s Gold List is filled with amazing women and I wish all the women on this list could get an award or medal. I will be cheering for all and wish them luck and look forward to meeting them.

If you are interested in attending, you can visit the Women4Africa website to find out more:

https://www.women4africa.com/

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