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- Organizers say the choice of Kigali to host the inaugural edition of the awards was based on Rwanda’s many successes as a country.
- The event is organized by Heritage Times, a communications team positioned to be at the forefront of media innovation in Africa.
FCT, Abuja – Former Tanzanian President the late John Magufuli, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and many others will be honored at the inaugural African Heritage Concert and Awards.
Distinguished African personalities will be honored at the event scheduled for Saturday, April 1 in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
According to a statement sent to legit.ng on Monday, January 9 by the organizers, the event is intended to celebrate and honor personalities of African descent who have distinguished themselves through notable achievements around the world.
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The organizers noted that the recognition has become imperative to foster the African culture of excellence and promote Afrocentrism.
Part of the statement read:
“The African Heritage Awards and Concert will be a global celebration and recognition of the outstanding achievements of Africans, including those residing in the diaspora, who have excelled in business, politics, philanthropy, entertainment/arts and culture, science and technology. and social innovation. .
“In addition to conferring international prestige and recognition, the award will focus on the critical importance of culture and leadership, which the organizers believe lies at the heart of any shared advancement of socio-economic and political development in Africa.
“The award will also highlight individuals who, under difficult circumstances, have empowered their people and impacted their sphere of influence to pave the way for sustainable and equitable development.
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“Considering that Africa is the root of a large number of people around the world who continue to prosper and evolve despite the many problems and challenges stemming from stereotypes, the organizers strongly state that the event will greatly contribute to changing the perception global of Africans. , and also stimulate the critical mass necessary for the achievement of cultural evolution and the revolution in sustainable development.
“The highlight of the event will include creative performances by some of the best Africans and the presentation of awards to diligently selected individuals who have made a remarkable impact on humanity. It will feature presentations by notable people and leaders, awards ceremonies, performances by musicians, comedians, and poets, and a culminating party.”
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NBS gave the numbers in its published Capital Import Report for the third quarter of 2021 posted on its website.