100 africans
Meet the 100 Most Influential Africans

in Germany 2015/2016

List of 100 Most Influential Africans in Germany 2015/2016. Why they made this exclusive and prestigious list 

– Details in African Heritage print edition.

Dr. Joy A. Alemazung African Man of the Year Germany 2015/2016

Dr. Joy A. Alemazung holds a double MA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and a PhD in Political Science on States Constitutions, Political Transformation and Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa from the University of Kiel, Germany.

Currently Dr. Alemazung is the project manager for the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria at Engagement Global gGmbH, an institution of the federal ministry of economic cooperation and development responsible for the promotion of civic and political education, development politics and municipal development in the federal states of Germany. He is also an associate lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, School of International Business in Bremen, Germany. After serving as a national board member and project manager for the Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag 2015 (www.kirchentag.de) (http://www.kirchentag.org.uk/) in Stuttgart, Dr. Alemazung was elected member of the presiding national assembly (Präsidialversammlung) of the „Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag“ (made up of all the protestant churches in Germany). As the only African in the assembly and considering the fact that he garnered the majority of votes ahead of more than 9 contestants vying for this significant position in the national presiding assembly of the Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag, there is no doubt that Dr. Alemazung’s commitment, competence and zest in doing what he does for the wellbeing of our society is outstanding. Furthermore, his election to this noble body demonstrates the recognition his expertise and personality gets which goes beyond race and national borders.

Dr. Alemazung recently joined the ranks of the ambassadors of the Youth Globe Initiative, an initiative of the Leader Management DACH (www.lmi-dach.com/) to train and  education young and future leaders. Youth Globe focuses on the education and personality development of young people (www.youth-globe.info).

As a committed researcher and consultant in development, international politics and comparative governments as well as migration and globalization, Dr Alemazung is the Managing Editor of the Global Applied Sociology Journal, a senior fellow and former chairman of the African Good Governance Network at DAAD, and a reviewer for the African Journal of Political Science and International Relations. As a social science expert and motivational speaker Dr. Alemazung has published articles and books amongst others: on the impact of the global financial crisis on the reform processes in sub-Sahara Africa, and on the African Political System (edited volumes); State constitutions and worthless governments in Africa (monograph).

In 2015, Dr. Alemazung won the SOBA Foundation Community Award for Excellence. An annual award meant to recognize and honor the women and men as well as organizations of the African community who through their extraordinary hard work are helping to instill a positive image and change the negative perceptions of the African continent and people.

Besides Dr. Alemazung’s engagement and commitment for the African community and society in general supporting individuals and NGOs in their development initiatives, his desire and effort to see a united force in working towards a better community is very strong. Thus, from the point of the jury perhaps the most significant part of his work is his initiative for the establishment and promotion of a platform/network for politically elected officials of African Descent in German municipalities, state and federal assemblies (parliaments). As decision makers with the mandate of the electorate in their different constituencies and parties, these political role models can through their engagement, tasks and political mandate form a more effective „institution“ to effectively forester migrants participation, recognition and acceptance as well as their  rights and responsibilities in Germany. Considering the UN Decade (2015 -2024) for people of African descent which began this year such a network would facilitate the sensitization of the German society and promote the implementation of the goals of the UN Decade in Germany. Thus, the initiative is designed amongst others to motivate and support young migrants so that they can contribute meaningfully to political discuss and general development in Germany as well as to sensitize and inform fellow migrants of the social, political and cultural potentials and opportunities in Germany. Dr. Alemazung is a proud husband and father of three children.

Dr. Susan Enjema Aweh: African Woman of the Year Germany 2015/2016

Dr. Susan Enjema Aweh is a Cameroon-Nigerian, born and raised in Cameroon. After her A-Levels she moved to Germany for studies. She did the German language course in Wuppertal and then read medicine at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.

As a professional she is very passionate about preventive medicine in general and progressive health care in developing countries. Since 2005 she has regularly given back to (Africa) the Cameroonian health care system through voluntary work in hospitals and seminars in Cameroon. In 2013 and 2014 she was granted an Award by CAMFOMEDICS for being part of a team of doctors who launched a Continues Medical Education Academy “iMED” in September 2012 for medical professionals in Cameroon. This program offers various courses in ECG, Sonography, Wound Management, Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Monitoring.

She is also a regular contributor to various magazines on educative and informative health topics. (Fab Afrique Magazine- international, Sonne Magazine – regional magazine Germany, O’Ohboso- local Magazine Germany).

As a health educator in innovative preventive medicine she runs an educative website on health doktorsea.com. She also hosted a video program which educates the masses in pidgin English on important and growing health threats. 2015 she won the Cameroon Career Women’s Award in Medicine.

Despite her demanding career as a medical doctor, she actively facilitated intercultural dialogues in various forums in order to break down barriers of intolerance and xenophobia, which unfortunately is widely spread in the east of Germany where she studied. She realized quite early the need to combat such social vices and as a student she founded the NGO “Baumhaus e.V” which catered for children in need. Rhema Grace Orphanage in Ombe Limbe was the main beneficiary. She and other students could raise over a million FCFA which was donated to the orphanage’s electricity project. Then as a student, she was awarded the 2007 DAAD Prize of Excellence for academics and socio-political engagement.

She is the founder and writer of „a Sister in Germany” an inspirational website, which portrays success stories of Africans in Germany. Thus using not just her story but that of other role models of African descend in Germany to inspire and encourage others, especially women of the younger generation. Her website, which started as a hobby, has a total reach of about 200,000 readers worldwide. 2014 she was voted into the list of “100 most influential Africans in Germany” by African Heritage Magazine.

As a facilitator within the African community in Germany, she has been very functional in the organization of various Empowerment and Economic Forums geared towards giving a perspective and improving the standard and quality of life of the African community in Germany including the annual SOBAN People’s Empowerment Forum, SHESAN Business Forum, documentary on the Cameroonian Diaspora in Germany.

  • Joy A. Alemazung: Project manager Engagement Global gGmbH
  • Susan Enjema Aweh: Medical Practitioner – facilitator – inspirational speaker blogger
  • Pierrette Herzberger Fofana: European candidate of the Green Party
  • Sylvie Nantcha: Coordinator Integration der CDU Baden-Württemberg/TAN
  • Elombo Bolayela: Member of Parliament Bremen, Kulturpolitischer der SPD Fraktion
  • Charles M. Huber: Members of German Federal Parliament (Bundestag/CDU)
  • Karamba Diaby: Members of German Federal parliament (Bundestag/SPD)
  • Chief Muritala Awolola: Initiator Pan-Afrikanische Kulturverein Bremen
  • Yared Dibaba: Multitalented Actor, TV Moderator, Presenter and Author
  • Toni Tuklan Ojis: MTV Germany Music Super Star and African Music Ambassadors
  • Dr. Brando C. Okolo: Chief Technologies Officer INDMATEC 3D printing Technology
  • Moctar Kamara: Chairman Central Council of African community (Zentralrat-afrikagemeinde)
  • Nestor Kamdem: Research Scientist (FMP) Facilitator Working Group (AUADS) Germany
  • Beatrace Angut Oola: Writer and reporter/Founder & director of Africa Fashion Day
  • Pastor Prince Ossai Okeke: Pastor/Chairman African Christian Council Hamburg e.V. (ACCH)
  • Marianne Ballé Moudoumbou: Educationist, Board Member Zentralrat-afrikagemeinde
  • Theresa Tebebiere Atte Franz: CEO Inter Translation GmbH/CURLY CHOCOLATE
  • Funke Oshonaike: Sport Personality & Beauticians. Nigerian and African Sport Ambassador
  • Joe Chialo: CEO of Airforce1 Records/ Universal Music. The priest, Faun and Santiano fame
  • Angelina Akpovo: A Music Legend, Teacher and Founder of Alafia Festival Hamburg
  • Dayan Kodua: Actress, Author, Model and the first African /German Beauty Pageant
  • Fredrick Ndubuisi: CEO FREDANCO, Community activist and philanthropist
  • Chief Nestor Okeke: CEO Hiness Business Group, Community activist
  • Marie Hanne-Akele: Dipl. Ingenieur Elektrotechnik /President Balimaya Ton Hamburg e.V.
  • LaToya Manly-Spain: Performing artist and social activist for Right of Immigration
  • Darlington Jacobs: Author/Pastor Chapel of Believers Int. Christian Ministry
  • Professor, Dr Anyanwu Enyeribe: Social critic/Consultant Vascular & Thoracic Surgeon
  • Professor, Dr Yanka: Pan-African Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (PASCATS)
  • Sebastian E. Udeajah: MSc. Arch, Systems Software Wincor-Nixdorf International
  • Salomon Wantchoucou: Award winner Political and Human Right activist
  • Agatha Ngonyani: Radio Moderator ( Leinehertz 106.5) and Author of Children´s Book
  • Nzitu Mawakha: Co Author of “Daima” active member ISD-Bund e.V.
  • rer. nat. Erick Gankam Tambo: Associate Academic Officer (UNU-EHS), member AUADS
  • Pastor Bolaji Yinka Emos: Pastor/ CEO EMOSAM African Automobile support Club
  • Vera Nkenyi Ayemle: NGO consultant and lecturer, Esslingen Integrationsbeirat (SPD)
  • Akuma Saningong: Molecular Biotechnologist, Founder Kamerun4AfrikaClub (KAC)
  • Wangui Muhuthia: Mechanical Engineering/Founder popular NGO/blog Mkenya Ujerumani e.V.
  • Eskinder Mamo: Chairman Deutsch-Äthiopische Studenten- und Akademikerverein e.V.
  • Boniface Mabanza: Initiator Konferenz Afrika Neue denken and co-ordinator (KASA)
  • -Ing. Miranda Oben: Moderator, Software Engineer and Editor SHESA Germany Magazine
  • Mbang Samawas: President Association Challenge Cameroon e.V.
  • Abayomi O. Bankole: African community activist of over 30 years and President ADV-Nord eV.
  • Prince Adedeji Abiola: Cinematographer, community activist and social critic based in Germany
  • Afi Darrah: Organizer Women´s Cafés (Evangelical and Catholic Church and Projects SISTERS
  • Nancy Gatheca: Author, motivational speaker, Life coach & Business Consultant
  • Alexander SIPUA Ngnoubamdjum: Founder and CEO of SIPUA CONSULTING
  • Jen Martens: TV Host (Afrika Outlook), Moderator and Founder of Befrolicious blog
  • Okwui Enwezor: Scholar, curator and writer. Director Haus der Kunst in München
  • Dr. Maureen Maisha Eggers: Educationist / Founder Black Women in Germany e.V.
  • Saliou Gueye: Director of Ulm “Internationale Stadt” International city
  • Asamor Morfaw: Performing Artist & Radio Host. Founder African internet Radio Bonn
  • Michael Kueppers-Adebisi: Co Founder/Publisher Afrotak cyberNomads Online Publication
  • Chuks Lewis Ehiwario: Mitglieder des Ausländerbeirates Stadt-Kassel, President of CNG
  • Luisa Maria Konga: Model/ Photographer, Ambassador Arts of African descents
  • Stella Weber: Recipient “200 Years-200 people” city of Manheim, Founder Love from Africa e.V.
  • Kenneth Dazaa Aaniama: Dazaa Dazaa, Award winner and African Cultural Ambassador Germany
  • Johanna Prinzessin von Sachsen-Coburg: Moderator, TV Host Afrika Outlook/Heritage TV
  • Vera Umensofor: Foreign Adviser/Counsellor Ausländerbeirat der Stadt Halle-Saale
  • Millicent Adjei: Certified Trainer & Coach Chairperson/Arca-Afrikanisches Bildungszentrum e. V.
  • Edward Adewole: CEO Ambulante Pflegeassistenz/President Egbe Isokan Omo Yoruba Germany
  • Olayinka Regina Olorunfemi: Nurse /Community activist and philanthropist
  • Olayinka Adekunle: Co-ordinator Africa Women and Youth Organization (AWYO), member NIDO
  • Pastor Solomon Enofe, IT Engineer, Co initiator APH. Head Pastor United Church of God
  • Oboja Adu: Initiator Afrika Tage Düsseldorf/Founder Enije for Africa V.
  • Apostle Boateng Bona Siriboe: Pastor/Sec. Gen. African Christian Council (ACC) Hamburg
  • Gin Godson: MDG Ambassador for Peace, Director Africa CLU Energy Drink
  • Alexandra Tamele: Berlin based Mozambique designer/ PEACOCK Label Collection
  • Nurudeen Dayo: Chief Editor /Founder Ketekete, recipient AFRICA4U Award
  • Susan Enih Tatah: AFRIKAKTIV CONSULTING e.K, organizer African Festival Tübingen
  • Jan-Daniel Schorsch: Africa Reise & Dolmetscher Service/Co-Chair African football Festival HH
  • Marouane Snoussi: Director MS EDUCATION Bildung & Integration e. V.
  • Austen Peter Fagbola Brandt: Integration and Peace Initiative, Recipient Aachener Friedenspreis
  • Nneka Egbuna: Hip hop/soul Diva, singer and songwriter. African-German Music Ambassador
  • Inkan Carstinsen-Egwuom: Academia, columnist and co-organizer African Reading Group
  • Charles Osagie: A.k.a DJ IK, DJ and Promoter, CEO Denshaq Promotion Europe
  • Funmilayo State: MBA, Entrepreneur, Vice-President /Founder Nigeria Business Club
  • Moses Kolade Ogun: Research/PhD student, President Nigerian Scholars in Germany e.V.
  • Engineer Hany Azer: DB ProjektBau GmbH, Chief Architect new Berlin Tunnel
  • Festus Ogbeiwi: CEO Ogbeiwi Facility Management, philanthropist and community activist
  • Chief Basil Anuniru: CEO Emiban Int. Spedition, initiator of Uzuko Ndi Igbo Germany-HH
  • Nana Kwaku Kurankye Kwatei: Author and Co-founder AYACSA e.V.
  • Nana Domena: Moderator of Lifestyle TV, Guinness World Record “The longest live talk show”
  • Adebare F. Kelani: CEO Hansa Tor/ President Egbe Isedale ati Ilosiwaju Omo Yoruba Hamburg
  • Comrade Eddy Duru: Author, co-founder African Immigrant Integration Centre (AIIC) Kassel
  • med. Daniel Ubani: General Surgeon and director Queen IDIA Centre Germany
  • Fabian Addo: Pianist, Keyboarder, African All Stars Band to Kulturen Der Welt
  • Chief P. Chukwuma Eze: Businessman, philanthropist and co-ordination of NIG Germany
  • Ibrahim Samak: CEO Engcotec GmbH, Vice President African Hope/Energy Africa Hope
  • John Akude Emeka: Political Scientist/Lecturer, consultant Diaspora Investment Trust Fund
  • Chief Ebere Obioha: Onowu of Hamburg, business man and philanthropist. BOT NCG FC
  • Frank Kwaw Codjoe: Author, Political Analyst/Educationist and social critic
  • Gloria Boateng: Teacher and initiator of SchlauFox, NGO dedicated to educational development
  • Luisa Natiwi: Author and Founder Zebra-Crossing, creator African children stories
  • Victor Chidi Ngwu: CEO Mediateam IT Education Center, organizers African Berlin Conference
  • Jessica Nupen: Chorographer and dance teacher /”Hey Wena! HEY YOU” fame
  • Ogugua Joy Chinyere: Master Student University of Cottbus, Miss Nigeria Germany 2015
  • Miss Sylvia Dädlow: Cultural & Goodwill Ambassador, Miss Kenya Germany 2015
  • Juristin Irene Appiah: Co- founder „Bildung ohne Grenzen e.V. Board member ACF
  • Kenneth Alaekwe: GM, Marcus Evans, Associate Publisher African Courier (TAC), VP NIDO
  • Estifanos Samuel: Chairman of Ethiopian German Forum Äthiopische Wirtschaftskonferenz

Kenneth Gbandi (Editor-in-Chief) for the editorial team of African Heritage print and online Magazine Germany


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