Face2Face Africa to Honor Trailblazers at 2015 F.A.C.E. List Awards

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08:  Actress Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe attend the New York Premiere of "Addicted" at Regal Union Square on October 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Face2Face Africa to Honor Trailblazers at 2015 F.A.C.E. List Awards

Boris Kodjoe and wife Nicole are among honorees.

Published June 3, 2015

Boris Kodjoe and his wife, Nicole, as well as other pioneers across various industries are being honored by Face2Face Africa during its annual pan-African achievement awards. The Face List recognizes the achievements made in business, leaderships, sports, entertainment, technology, health, and non-profit sectors by those who’ve helped push the community forward. The Kodjoes will receive the Humanitarian Award.

“Actors and power couple Boris and Nicole Ari Parker founded Sophie’s Voice Foundation in Honor of their daughter Sophie who was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth,” the press release states. “Today, Sophie’s Voice has become an influential organization that is supporting global health and wellness initiatives in multicultural communities and educating families worldwide on the importance of building healthful lifestyles.”

Ashish J. Thakkar, founder and CEO of Mara Group, will be receiving the Entrepreneur Award for developing his first business at the age of 15 and now becoming Africa’s youngest billionaire.

Fumbi Chima, Chief Information Officer of Wal-Mart Asia, will receive the Trailblazer Award; Amadou G. Fall, NBA VP and Managing Director of Africa, will be honored with the Leadership Award; fashion designer Mimi Plange will receive the Fashion Award; Donna Katzin, founder of Shared Interest, will be recognized with the Ubuntu Award for Service; andDonald C. Notice, executive director of West Harlem Group Assistance, will receive the Community Developmental Award.

The Face List awards will take place at the Espace Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, July 11. To learn more about the honorees visit, facelistawards.com/honorees. And if you’re interested in attending, click here to purchase tickets.

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Written by Dorkys Ramos


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