Dr. Sonnia Agu bags Outstanding African Social Entrepreneur at 13th African Achievers’ Awards
Dr. Ambassador Sonnia Agu has been awarded Outstanding African Social Entrepreneur in a grand ceremony of the 13th edition of the African Achievers Awards (AAA) held at the Palace of Westminster, House of Lords in the United Kingdom last Friday.
Dr. Amb. Sonnia Agu is a Nigerian young leader and social entrepreneur with diverse professional experience. As the founder of G1st International Foundation, she focuses on education and community development.
Sonnia’s global recognition stems from her commitment to empowering Africa through technology, media, agriculture, production, and manufacturing. She joins a list of high flying personalities honored at the 2023 African Achievers’ Awards
Some of other eminent award recipients at the convergence are: Owen Omogiafo, Transcorp Group CEO; Dr. Adeshola Cole, CEO Tritek Consulting Limited, UK; Tunji Akintokun, Boards and Councils of Grant Thornton TechUK, Teach First and The Aboretum London; Temi Ofong, Global Head of Customer Channels at HSBC; Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Executive Secretary at Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD); Ambassador Emmanuel C. Njoku, Chairman Emma Njoku Foundation and Dr. Smelly Dube, Group CEO Rivervalley Group, Zimbabwe;
Some others include: Dr. Tom Ilube CBE, CEO of Crossword and Chair of the Rugby Football Union; Bayo Dosumu, Chief Executive at Lambeth Council; Peter Kolade Fashesin-Souza, Enterprise Technology Risk, Governance and Change Professional at the Bank of England; Kenneth Raydon Sharpe, CEO WestProp Holdings, Zimbabwe; Jenovive Chinyere, Chief Executive, Dream West Africa; Lady Josephine Nwanyinaya Nwaeze, MD/CEO, News Engineering Limited; Tessy Ojo CBE, CEO The Diana Awards; Omadevuae Iviemena Maria, MD/CEO Etionary Properties; Rt. Hon. Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani, Former Speaker, Kaduna House of Assembly and Tobi Akerele, CEO Gidi Real Estate Limited.
Others are: Bishop Dr. Archibald Cole; Ambassador Nir Gess, Honorary Consul of Malawi in the State of Isreal; Excellence in African Trade and Investment, Dr. Olori Boye-Ajayi; Jennifer Achu, CEO, JAchu Ventures; Dr. Tinashe Manzungu, Infrastructure Development Expert, Zimbabwe; Dr. Florence Britton, Rainbow Care Solutions, UK; Dr. Oluwatosin Olatujoye, GCEO Zylus Group International; Christian Balis Dokosi, Chris Dokosi Foundation, Ghana; Gisele Dede Aklobessi, CEO Lumiere Group and Titilayo Regina Giwa, Company Secretary/Head of Legal, Ripen Marine Contractors Ltd.
The event theme: “Unlocking Sustainable Trade and Investment Opportunities in Africa – the PPP Approach” focused on the importance of addressing the challenges in Africa to work towards a prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future in the continent.
Speakers at the event include Dr. Yvonne Thompson CBE; Owen Omogiafo, Transcorp Group CEO/President; John Anderson, 3rd Viscount Waverly and Member of the House of Lords and Canon Otto, among others.
The African Achievers Awards is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates exceptional individuals and organizations across the African continent. It aims to honor those who have made remarkable contributions in various fields, including business, leadership, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, sports, entertainment, and advocacy.
The 13th African Achievers’ Awards fulfilled it’s promise of brilliant interactions from interesting relations between the participating esteemed honorees and guests. From the networking to the international summit and then the awards, this year’s AAA, according to its Chief Executive, Dr. Rex Idaminabo FRSA, hit the mark for it’s 2023 aim.