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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Awarded One of the Most Influential People in African


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A veteran Nollywood actress and filmmaker Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has been enlisted in  a unique global list that identifies, in total, 200 outstanding individuals under 40, with 100 inside Africa, 100 outside Africa in the Diaspora.

The list recognizes the positive contributions made by people of African descent, worldwide.

She shared the news on Instagram with the caption:

“Honoured to be one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent at the United Nations by @mipad100”.

 

Omotola is not the only Nigerian celebrity enlisted on the 200 outstanding individuals. It also includes Davido, D’banj, Dakore Egbuson, Yemi Alade, Stella Damasus and Falz.

The award ceremony which took place in New York between September 23 to October 3, 2018, was held following the opening of the 74th United Nations General Assembly.

(MIPAD) global 100 list to recognize the positive contributions made by people of African descent, worldwide. It is a unique global list that identifies, in total, 200 outstanding individuals under 40, with 100 inside Africa, 100 outside Africa in the Diaspora across 4 categories; Politics & Governance, Business & Entrepreneurship, Media & Culture, Humanitarian & Religious.

Its mission is to build a progressive global network of civil society actors to join together and support the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015 – 2024, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/237.

Click HERE for the complete MIPAD Class of 2018 global list.

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Written by Prince Simeon

Goldenchyld is the Head Publicist and Blogger at Hypestation Nigeria. He has interest that cuts across lifestle, tech, music and other things that affect everyday living. Follow him on Twitter @goldenchylduno and @goldenchyld_ on Instagram

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