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3 Kenyans Announced Among Winners Of 2017 Africa Youth Awards

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Three Kenyans made it into the 140 list of 2017 which announced winners of Africa Youth Awards, the continent’s most coveted awards for young people.

The award received a record voting from 145 countries across Africa in just 2017.

Below is the list of Kenyans who made the cut

  • Leader of the Year – Raphael Obonyo – UN Habitat Youth Advisory Board (Kenya)
  • Public Servant of the Year – Meshack Omega Omido – Government of Kenya (Kenya)
  • Special Recognition Award- Roselyne Nyakona – Healthcare Rescue Centre (Kenya)

The nominees came from far and wide within and out of African continent. This made 23 categories and included: 51 females, 73 Males and 17 organisations from 25 countries in Africa and the Diaspora.

This year’s award was supported by Avance Media, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation, College in Ghana, African Youth Commision, WatsUp TV, All for Development, The YCEO, Gabriel Musa and iLead Africa.

Below is the Full List of Winners

  • African Youth of the Year (Female) – Farida Nabourema (Togo)
  • African Youth of the Year (Male) – Kwame Antwi-Agyei Opoku – Idea Factory Africa (Ghana)
  • Award for Academics – Ngozi Marion Emmanuel – Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State (Nigeria)
  • Advocate of the Year – Farida Nabourema (Togo)
  • Award for Agriculture – Nathalie Kpante Gambah – Choco Togo (Togo)
  • Award for Diaspora Achievements – Yvonne Amponsah – Cummins UK Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • Award for Education- Gabriel Tekpetey – Litac Africa (Ghana)
  • Award for Technology- Camidus (Cameroon)
  • Award Youth Empowerment – Rose Aggrey Mmbaga – Raleigh International (Tanzania)
  • Blogger of the Year – Elorm Beenie – Beeniewords.Com (Ghana)
  • Discovery of the Year – Nadia Owusu – Saving the Arts in Africa (Ghana)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year – Sangu Julius Delle – Golden Palm Investments (Ghana)
  • Fashion Personality of the Year – Maajoa Asabea Yeboah – Asabea Ayisi (Ghana)
  • Health Personality of the Year – Benson Owusu – Quik Medical Consult (Ghana)
  • Leader of the Year – Raphael Obonyo – UN Habitat Youth Advisory Board (Kenya)
  • Literary Excellence – Samuel Tinagyei – Mandate Book Clubs and Street Libraries (Ghana)
  • Media Personality of the Year – Ngwane Hansel Masango – Hansel-Media Cameroon (Cameroon)
  • Musician of the Year – Hanane El Khader (Morocco)
  • Public Servant of the Year – Meshack Omega Omido – Government of Kenya (Kenya)
  • Social Enterprise of the Year – Kente Master – (Ghana)
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year – Pinkrah Kwaku Kingsley – Community and Entrepreneurial Development Initiative (Ghana)
  • Special Recognition Award- Roselyne Nyakona – Healthcare Rescue Centre (Kenya)
  • Startup of the Year – The Wealth Project Holdings (Ghana)

Source: Africa Youth Awards

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