By Isseu Diouf Campbell
Exemplary Africans were honored during the 4th Annual African Diaspora Awards hosted by Applause Africa on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College in Manhattan.
Award winning actor and musician Sahr Ngaujah, along with actor, producer and writer Ebbe Bassey hosted the award ceremony.
Entertainment was provided by comedian Seyi Brown and singer Sheyi Shay.
The 2014 ADA honorees include:
*Actor of the Year: Ger Duany, star of “The Good Lie”
*Creative Artist of the Year: Kemi Adetiba [Nigeria] *Entrepreneur of the Year: Meck Khalfan, Puku Charger [Tanzania] *Community Leadership Award: Semhar Araia, Dawn Inc. [Eritrea] *Musician of the Year: Somi [Rwanda-Uganda] *Friend of Africa: Bernadette Paolo, The Africa Society [U.S.] *Advocate of the Year: Dr. Olajide Williams, Hip Hop Healthcare [Nigeria] *Designer of the Year: David Tlale, fashion designer [South Africa] *Company of the Year: Ogilvy & Mather [U.S.]