Nominations open for the Igbo Women Awards 2016


The Igbo Women Award was established with the aim of recognising and also appreciating Igbo women across the globe for their great achievement and work.Igbo women are known for their strength and resilience. They have continued to excel in all areas of life. Focus, drive, determination, ambition, passion, talent are just some of the characteristics that are embedded in this women we have chosen to honour in a celebratory way. This is the maiden edition.

Who Is An Igbo Woman?

She is a woman of Igbo descent. Igbo is one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa, a West African tribe of people predominantly found in the south eastern region of Nigeria. An Igbo woman roots can be traced to the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is strong, courageous and industrious


Who Can Be Nominated?

Any woman of Igbo descent, with both or either parents from Abia, Anambra, Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi or Igbo speaking parts of Delta and Rivers States.

The categories have been carefully picked so as to cover women in their many different roles.


  • Best Humanitarian
  • Best Author
  • Best Dance group
  • Best Entertainer
  • Best Sports Personality
  • Best Actress
  • Best Social group
  • Best Music Artist
  • Best Educationalist
  • Best Fashion Designer
  • Best Town Association
  • Mother of the Year
  • Best Media Personality






Igbo Women Awards 2016

The Igbo Women Awards, the first of its kind, is set to take place next year in the United Kingdom      ( date and venue to be announced in January).

Visit to vote for amazing igbo women deserving of recognition for their work or role. This is open to igbo women all over the world. Get voting!

This year’s Igbo Women Award is honouring women who have proven excellence in the following categories:

Best Humanitarian 
Best Sports Personality
Best Educationalist
Best Media Personality
Best Author
Best Actress
Best Fashion
Best Promoter/PR 
Best Dance group
Best Women Group
Best Women Town Association
Best International Woman


Nominate an Inspirational Igbo woman or women group in the following categories by sending a short biography and picture to

News UK

Nominations for C.Hub Creativity Awards Now Open

Ends 28th of May 2015.

C. Hub CREATIVITY Award is a global initiative to recognise excellence in creativity within the African/Caribbean creative industry. The awards are open to every sector in the creative industry, talented males and females of African and Caribbean descent from around the globe. You do not have to be resident in the UK to be nominated.

Sponsorship, exhibition and designer showcasing opportunities are all available.

Awards Night
Date: 21st November 2015
Time: 5pm prompt
Venue: Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge
5 More London SE1 2BY UK.

Categories include;

If you think any sector is missing, please notify us.

  • Best Actor/Actress
  • Best MC Best Singer/artist/performer
  • Best author Best TV show
  • Best Blogger
  • Entrepreneur
  • Media Personality
  • Best Brand
  • Best Photographer
  • Best Producer
  • Best Stylist
  • Best Makeup Artist
  • Best Dancer/Dance group
  • Best DJ
  • Best Vlogger
  • Best Comedian
  • Best Model
  • Best Event/Event organiser
  • Best Movie/Film
  • Best TV series
  • Best Fashion designer
  • Best Public speaker
  • Best community leader
  • Best Broadcaster/presenter
  • Best Business
  • Best columnist
  • Best Magazine/Newspaper editor/reporter


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News Publications

Voice newspaper wins ‘best media’ award

Britain’s longest-running black publication picks up prestigious accolade at African Enterprise Awards
Written by Gordon Gilmour

THE VOICE newspaper has been named best media house of the year at an awards ceremony celebrating African businesses.

The African Enterprise Awards took place on Saturday (Nov 22) to recognise excellence in African entrepreneurship, and The Voice scooped up one of the most coveted gongs.

Set up in 1982, the publication is Britain’s best-selling newspaper for the African and Caribbean community.

It beat contenders including Africa Channel, OHTV, IC Publications and VOX Africa.

George Ruddock, acting managing director at The Voice reflected on the achievement. He said: “We are obviously pleased to be chosen as the Media House of The Year, beating off top-level nominees.

“We are a newspaper which has certainly set out in the last year to focus heavily on Africa because we know it is the largest demographic [out of The Voice readership] here in the UK.

“[Africa] has some of the most impressive, emerging economies in the world and we realise that the focus on Africa, its culture, its music and what it offers the UK is very important and we will continue to focus on the continents and its diaspora through our pages.”

Washington Kapapiro, chairman of the Association for African Owned Enterprises said: “The awards represent a highly valued symbol of achievement; a coveted possession of the business people, professionals, academics, companies and community leaders who receive an award.”

The inaugural event was held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, in Holborn, central London, and welcomed a wealth of accomplished nominees.

The winners in each respective category were decided upon by an independent panel of judges such as leading financial journalist Gail Mwamba and Debbie Thomas, head of Africa Services Group at Deloitte.

Following the Brixton riots, The Voice was founded by Jamaican-born accountant, Val McCalla, who was awarded a grant from the Greater London Council, now the Greater London Authority (GLA), to fund his business venture.

Over its three-decade-plus reign as “Britain’s Best Black Newspaper”, The Voice has served the black community by giving them a voice where other mainstream newspapers have failed.

It has over the years been a thorn in the side of the establishment, campaigning on numerous issues and championing the causes of black people nationwide.

Ruddock discussed how the readership has changed over the years. “It has certainly improved, it has grown,” he said.

“We have taken on a number of issues to do with Africa this year, for instance, it is a hundred years since the emergence of modern Africa, the scramble for Africa.

“We have focused on that this year, as well as other issues such as the growth of Afrobeats which is one of the most popular music genres around.

“So I think everything points to the fact that Africa is on the rise, and we hope to satisfy the readership which is also growing in that area, starting with more focus groups.”

The black African population in Britain has doubled from 0.8 percent to 1.7 percent, or from 484,783 to 989,628 nominally, according to the 2011 census.

Between 2001 and 2011, those who identified as Black Caribbean has stabilised at 1.1 per cent, increasing nominally by only 29,204.
And those who identify as Black Other increased from 0.2 per cent to 0.5 percent, with a total population of 28,437.


Small Business of the Year- Renaissance Personne

Young Business Leader of the Year – Ashish Thakkar – Mara Group

African Journalist of the Year- Yvonne Ndege – Al-jazeera

Media House of the Year – The Voice

African Restaurant of the Year – Shaka Zulu

African Academic of the Year – Dr. Thandika Mkandawire – London School of Economics

African Charity of the Year – Africa Justice Foundation

African Personality of the Year – Eddie Kadi – Comedian

Community Champion of the Year – Barbara Kasumu – Elevation Networks

“Out of Africa” Company of the Year – Eco Bank

African Financier of the Year – Homestrings

Business Executive of the Year – Tony Ofori – Bank of America
Merrill Lynch

Exporter of the Year – Western Union

Company of the Year – SAB Miller

“Friend of Africa” Award – Africa Research Institute

“Lifetime of Enterprise” Award – Lord Sheikh

African Business Woman of the Year – Elsie Owusu OBE

African Businessman of the Year – Douglas Chikohora – Cluff
Africa Associates


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Women4Africa Awards 2015 Nominations Now Open

Women4Africa is a UK registered organisation focused on celebrating and empowering Africa and its women by supporting and celebrating their role in their communities via Conferences, supporting education and Awarding prestigious awards, recognitions and special honours on such women identified and nominated by the public.