Award & RecognitionTiwa Savage, Juliana Olayinka, Others Bag Women4Africa Award In London

Afrobeat superstar, Tiwatope Savage, who goes by the stage name Tiwa Savage, and Channels TV’s Juliana Olayinka has been honored alongside other women at the recently concluded 8th edition of the Women4Africa Awards.

Women4Africa is an annual awards night that celebrates ordinary African women doing extraordinary things.

For years, the awards have provided a reputable platform for African women to connect, empower and inspire each other.

The 8th edition of the Women4Africa Awards and Gala night held in the heart of the city of London at the prestigious Leonardo Hotel, St Pauls on May 14, 2022, had over 18 women celebrated and honored for their relentless efforts to keep African flags flying in the arts, technology, and healthcare sectors.

The categories for this year’s award included Women in Technology, Women in Law, Mother of the Year, Career Woman, Woman in Healthcare, Humanitarian of the year, Business Woman of the year, and more.

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tiwa Savage, bagged the International Recognition award, Olori Boye Ajayi took home the International Woman of the Year, while Feyisola Adeyemi was recognised as the Fashion Designer of the Year.

Lara Oyesanya won Woman in Legal award, Adeola Onasanya of Credit Susisse won Career Woman of the Year award, Honey Ajuwon of Natwest won Woman in Technology award, and Dr. Gillian Lakareber won the Woman in Pharma.

Mwai Yeboah won the Business Woman of the Year, Shannett Thompson and Hannah Awonuga both won the Judges Choice award, and Feyi Adeyemi of Luxurybyfeyi won Fashion Designer of the Year.

Other recipients of the Women4africa 8th awards include Juliana Olayinka of Channels TV, Mary Akangbe, Nicole Hines, Prof. Caroline Makaka, Gehad Hamdy and Maureen Mandipaza, Mwai Joyce Obaseki, Eryca Freemantle, Prof Uduak Archibong, Caroline Marsh, Michelle Chivunga and Rachael Palmer.

In a brief interaction with newsmen, the founders of Women4Africa, Sam and Tola Onigbanjo, pledged to continue recognising and rewarding African women for their resilience, hard work and excellence.

“Across the world, African women are doing great things and breaking grounds in every field of endeavour. Our job is simple, to continue to celebrate our own and tell our stories,” they said.

The event had Mayowa Oluyede, Shola Ajilore, Ricardo Simms, Yvonne Jegede and Dr. Shola Mos Shogbamimu in attendance.

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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