Nicole Amarteifio, creator and Executive producer of hit web series, An African City won Creative Artist of the Year at the African Diaspora Awards 2015 held in the United States over the weekend.
Amarteifio was awarded for for her work launching the successful Accra-set web series.
The series tells the story of five beautiful and successful women who confide in one another about their love-lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a 21st century woman in Africa.
It features Nana Mensah , Maame Adjei , Maame Yaa Boafo, Marie Humbert-Droz and Esosa Edosomwan as lead characters.
“There is much to celebrate in Africa’s social and economic progress over the past decade,” Applause Africa co-founder Debo Folorunsho says. “But if the continent is to build on educational foundations of his youth and stop the seeping away of skills, talent and human potential caused by the crisis in education and political leadership. Africa’s youth have a right to an education that offers them a better future – and they have a right to expect their leaders and the international community to get behind them.”
The awards scheme is in its fifth year and organized by ApplauseAfrica.
The event was hosted by TV Host/Actress Peace Hyde and Nigerian comedian Seyi Brown.
Full list of winners below.
Creative Artist: Nicole Amarteifio, Creator of An African City – Ghana
Person of the Year: Danai Jekesai Gurira, Actress Eclipsed, Zimbabwe
Advocacy: Akon & Thione Niang, The Akon Lighting Africa, Senegal
Life Time Achievement: David Adjaye, Architect, Tanzania
Entrepreneurship: Chid Liberty, Liberty & Justice, Apparel Manufacturer – Liberia
Community Service: Atti Worku, Founder Seeds of Africa – Ethiopia
Humanitarian: Kennedy Odede, Social entrepreneur, Shining Hope for Communities – Kenya
Friend of Africa: Laurie A. Cumbo, Council Member, Office of New York City – USA
Designer: Alhassan Toure, Toure Design – Mali
Organizational Impact: Young African MBA’s – Pan African
Excellence in service: Dr Oluyemi Badero, Cardiologist – Nigeria