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The 100 Living Legends 2016 and Award Recipients

The 100 Living Legends 2016 and Award Recipients

The main focus of the night of the African Diaspora Living Legend is to illuminate the potentials and positive achievements of African Migrants in Germany as well as contribute to promoting the goals of People of African Descent in Germany and across Europe. These role models (the Living Legends) are encouraged to continue serving as a positive example and inspirators and motivators as well as mentors for subsequent generations of people of African Descent. Institutions and the society in Germany should become aware of the potentials embedded in these people as well as the need to support and promote their active participation in the development of Germany in general and that of the African Diaspora in particular. We kicked off the Living Legend Event 2016 in Germany with appreciations of Awards to few recipients from the 100 African Living Legend Germany 2016. The hope is to continue to grow every year.

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African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition Award (Man of the Year 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. Dr. Alemazung is presently 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).

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African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition Award (Woman of the Year 2016)

Dr. Susan Enjema Aweh (medical practitioner – facilitator – moderator – inspirational speaker). Through her efforts, many students traveled to Cameroon and other countries for their internship programs. She was awarded the DAAD Prize for Excellence for academics and socio-political engagement in 2007. 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. 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.This she combines with her blog “A Sister in Germany” For the jury, it was a unqiestionable achievement that gave her the African woman of the year 2015/2016 in Germany.

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African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition Award (Lifetime  Achievement Award)

Dr. Karamba Diaby is a Chemist and politician (SPD). He made history on September 22, 2013, when he became one of the members of German Federal parliament ( Bundestag) This achievement made him one of the first two Bundestag members of African  origin in the history of Germany.

 

 

 

 

Full List of African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition Award Recipients 2016

African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition Award

(Woman of the Year 2016)

Dr. Susan  Enjema Aweh

African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition Award

(Man of the Year 2016)

Dr. Joy Alemazung

African Diaspora Living Legend – Special Recognition

(Lifetime  Achievement  Award)

Dr. Karamba Diaby (MdB)

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African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition / Award

(for Diaspora Engagement – International)

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

 

Tony Fernandez is a UK based Published Writer, Compere, Public Speaker, Radio Presenter, CEO for AFRICA4U and Multiple International Award Winner. He takes interest in various community and social projects and is available for Motivational talks and Youth Empowerment projects in Europe and Africa

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(for Diaspora Engagement – International)

Maltida Andin Chongwa

Matilda Andin Chongwa. A social advocate and the CEO /Founder of Sunrise Foundation International Ireland and one of the Founding members of African Women of Substance Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom. Through her skills and engagement, her organization has raised thousands of dollars for social projects in Ireland and Africa including funds for Diabetes awareness and treatment in Africa.

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(for Diaspora Engagement – International)

Love Newkirk

Love Newkirk is known for her talents as singer-songwriter, TV and stage moderator (English and German), actress, and producer. This classy multi-talent offers a versatile music repertoire of  R&B,  soulful-gospel,  blues,  jazz and pop. Most importantly Love has continued to lend her talents whenever possible to the African Diaspora including the famous Africa Outlook community TV and Black History Months in Germany.

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African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition / Award

(for Diaspora Engagement – International)

Hilda Oti

Hilda Oti, Paris/France based Publisher, painter, Author, Writer and Public Speaker. The multi-talented mother of three takes the interest in various community and social projects especially for less privileged and Women Empowerment. Some of her paintings are donated to raise money for Charity Projects in France and in Africa.

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African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition / Award

(for Media Engagement)

Yared Dibaba

(from l.) Yared Dibaba is a Multitalented Actor, TV personality and Moderator, Presenter, and Author of many books. One of his trademark “platdeautch” has made is one of the greatest TV and media personality in Germany.  In 2009, he was awarded Kaltural Ambassador Merit Award as one of the most influential and consistent TV personality of African descent.

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African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition / Award

(for Media Engagement)

Johanna Prinzessin von Sachsen-Coburg

from r.) Johanna Prinzessin von Sachsen- Coburg: multi-talented moderator from Afrika Outlook, an African community TV format by TIDE Hamburg. Within the last few years, she has featured many prominent guests in the show biz politic and economic to make her one of the famous faces on German TV. Her role did not only end at TV moderation but she has been featured in many Germany media as a rising media personality.

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African Diaspora Living Legend  – Recognition / Award

(for Cultural Engagement)

Angelina Akpovo

(Alafia – African Festival Hamburg)

 

from left) Angelina Akpovo A legendary Music teacher, dancer and community activist that needs little introduction. Founded many years ago the Alafia Festival Hamburg known as Alafia Hamburg. The festival is till date one of the main African Festival in Germany. For her Music engagement, she received the Kultural Ambassador Merit Award 2005.

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 African Diaspora Living Legend  – Recognition / Award

(for Cultural Engagement)

Susan Enih Tatah

(African Festival Tübingen)

Susan Enih Tatah is the creator of AFRIKAKTIV CONSULTING e.K with focused on organizing International African tradefair festival in B2B / B2C since 2014.The International African Festival Tübingen a non-profit association for 4yrs expanded into trade fairs business which offers better opportunities for African companies towards sustainable development. Her last event in July witnessed an unprecedented gathering of Africans and friends in Tübingen earning her a place in the Award list

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African Diaspora Living Legend  – Recognition / Award

(for Cultural Engagement)

Chief  Muritala Awolola

(Initiator Pan-Afrikanische Kulturverein Bremen)

 

from left) Chief Muritala Awolola, the Otun Bobagunwa, Erin-Ile Home and Abroad is the initiator of Pan-Afrikanische Kulturverein in Bremen with the annual African football and cultural festival. He is also the organizer of “Street Soccer” for the youth on the FIFA WM Tour and “Bremer Aktionsbündnis Milleniumsziele”from United Nation. The African football and cultural festival for 2015 surpassing all previous records with thousands of people experiencing Africa at its best.

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African Diaspora Living Legend  – Recognition / Award

(for Professional and Scientific Engagement)

Professor Dr. Anyanwu Enyeribe

Professor, Dr. Anyanwu Enyeribe: Fr. Maerkische-Kliniken-Lüdenscheid Consultant Vascular & Thoracic Surgeon. For his professional excellence was on the board of Medical school board. He remained one on the most consulted Consultant Vascular & Thoracic Surgeon both in Germany and Nigeria.

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African Diaspora Living Legend  – Recognition / Award

(for Professional and Scientific Engagement)

Professor Dr. C. Yanka

Professor , Dr Yanka: German Heart Institute Berlin. Founding Members, Pan-African Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (PASCATS) and quarterly online conference of African-German Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery. He  remained one on the most consulted Consultant Vascular & Thoracic Surgeon both in Germany and in Africa

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African Diaspora Living Legend  – Recognition / Award

(for Professional and Scientific Engagement)

Professor Dr. Brando Okolo

Prof. Dr. Brando Chidi Okolo. Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, Research Fellow Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart – Germany, doctor of natural science in Chemistry and Physical Metallurgy Stuttgart – Germany, Lecturer, and scientific research staff University of Karlsruhe (TH) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology(KIT) – Germany. Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the German University in Cairo – Egypt (2009. Since 2014, co-Founded, Managing Director and Chief Technologies Officer 3D printing Technology. that has won international award. Professorial Honorary Lecturer at the Business School – Karlshochschule International University in Karlsruhe

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African Diaspora Living Legend  – Recognition / Award

(for Professional and Scientific Engagement)

Eng. I. Samak

Engr Ibrahim Samak is a  Solar Scientist & Engineer with high profile project in Germany including German seat of power. He is a member, Board of Directors of the European Renewable Energy Council, and recipient, Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany andAfrican Heritage Magazine “Man of the Year 2007.

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African Diaspora Living Legend  – Recognition /Award

(for Music/Entertainment)

Toni Tuklan Ojis

Toni Tuklan Ojis Recording Artists & Promoter of Young talents. A known name in MTV Germany featuring on top of the music chats of most European music chat.  He is African Music Ambassadors and. He is also Director Sports SVF Herringen 03 /Chief Scout for young talents in sports.

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African Diaspora Living Legend  – Recognition /Award

(for Music/Entertainment)

Asamor Morfaw

Asamor Morfaw is Performing Artist, song writer and producer. Founder and Radio Host, African internet Radio Bonn, one of the pioneers in this area. He is Recipient of Kultural Ambassador Award 2009 and has inspired many young African in music

African Diaspora Living Legend  – Recognition /Award

(for Music/Entertainment)

Angelina Akpovo

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African Diaspora Living Legend  – Recognition /Award

(for Music/Entertainment)

Black Moses

Moses Odiche Ariotu (Black Moses ) Seit der Veröffentlichung der ersten CD im Jahre 2000 spielten Black Moses & The Spirit in verschiedenen Besetzungen regelmäßig in Deutschland. Black Moses & The Spirit ist der Gewinner des Deutschen Rock & Pop Preises 2005 in der Kategorie Beste Reggae-Band (Hamburg 2005). Im drauffolgenden Jahr belegte Black Moses & The Spirit wieder den ersten Platz in der Kategorie Beste Reggae-Band beim Deutschen Rock & Pop Preis 2006 in Duisburg. Im Jahr 2007, gewann Black Moses & The Spirit den Deutschen Rock & Pop Preis in Wiesbaden; diesmal in 2 Kategorien: Beste Reggae Band und Bestes Reggaealbum. Gewinner ’08/09 in Friedrichshafen.und Duisburg  war wieder Black Moses & The Spirit im den Kategorie ‘Beste Reggae-Band und Beste- Album’

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African Diaspora Living Legend  – Recognition /Award

(for Sports)

 Funke Oshonaike

from left) Funke Oshonaike, A Diasporan Professional Sports personality. She dominated Nigerian and African sports world like a colossal for many years as Nr.1 both in Nigeria and Africa in Table Tennis representing Nigeria at the Olympic and world Athletic Games. She has given way to upcoming sports personalities in Nigeria and Africa but still maintaining Nr. 2 and Nr. 3 in Nigeria and Africa respectively. She still mentors young Africans in sports and already scheduled a sports charity event in collaboration with AGiC.

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African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition /Engagement Global Award for Civic Engagement

Dr. Frank Kwaw Codjoe

from left ) Dr. Frank Codjoe A Political Science, International Law and History graduate and  Ph.D. in Political Science.  Secretary General of the Africa Club Hamburg, created in 1970 with Assistance of  the YMCA. Research Officer (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter) in the Office of  the State’s Commissioner for Foreigners‘ Affairs in Hamburg (Ausländerbeauftragte des Hanse-Staates Hamburg), with responsibility for Africa, Asia, and Latin America eventually published: Die Lage der Afrikaner in Hamburg which remains a classic till date. Freelanced Journalist and correspondent of West Africa, founded in 1917 which ceased to exist in 2001. Founding member of Africa Aid-Maximum Care to help Africans in Hamburg through counseling and helping African and other school children in strengthening their knowledge in Mathematics and in the German Language. Was  Associate Editor of The African Courier and also Associate Editor of African Heritage. Founding member and later Geschäftsführer of Sokoni/Afrikanische Union Hamburg and later founding a member of African Consultative Forum (ACF). May probably be the only African in Germany who has published a lot of Articles about African Problems in the African-German Press and in the African Press in London.

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African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition /Engagement Global Award for Civic Engagement

Dipl. Ing. Saliou Gueye

Saliou Gueye: Director of Ulm “Internationale Stadt” International city, created in June 2013 by the city of Ulm to co-ordinate the concept of internationality and diversity of the city of Ulm with a following up to market the city of Ulm. This model become a model in many cities in Germany in different forms

African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition /Engagement Global Award for Civic Engagement

Hamado Dipanda

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African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition /Engagement Global Award for Civic Engagement

Moctar Kamara

r) Moctar KAMARA: Educationist, Chairman of Central Council of the African community in Germany eV. and Initiator and coordinator of the Africa Council of Berlin- Brandenburg. He is also the Coordinator of the Committee for the establishment of an African Denkmasls in Berlin ( KADIB ) and a well-known community activist in Germany that actually needs little introduction.

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African Diaspora Living Legend Recognition / Award

(for Political Engagement)

Dr. Pierrette Herzberger Fofana

Dr. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Schriftführerin bei DaMigra, Gymnasiallehrerin und Lehrbeauftragte an der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg a. D., seit vielen Jahren in der Politik tätig, Sprecherin für Schule, Bildung, Asyl, Migration und Integration im Stadtrat Erlangen für die Grüne Liste und Mitglied in verschiedenen Ausschüssen und Beiräten, u.a. dem „Runden Tisch Flüchtlinge”, „Christlich-muslimischen Freundeskreis” und bei der „Aktion Courage”. 2014 war sie Kandidatin von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen für das Europaparlament.  2009 erhielt sie den Helene Weber Preis für ihr Engagement gegen Gewalt an Frauen, das „Certificate of High Appreciation” des Interafrikanischen Komitees (IAC-CI-AF) für ihr Engagement für die Gesundheit von Frauen. Sie ist Vorsitzende von „FORWARD-Germany e.V.”und Vorstandsmitglied des „Migrantinnen-Netzwerks-Bayern” und des „Zentralrats der afrikanischen Gemeinde Deutschlands ZAGD”. 

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African Diaspora Living Legend Recognition / Award

(for Political Engagement)

Dr. Sylvie Nantcha

Dr. Sylvie Nantcha wurde am 23. August 1974 in Maroua in Kamerun als viertes von sieben Kindern von Berthe und Francois Djeumo geboren. Sie ist eine deutsche Germanistin und Politikerin der CDU. Von 2009 bis 2014 war sie die erste afrodeutsche CDU-Stadträtin in Freiburg im Breisgau und in Deutschland und war von 2009 bis 2013 auch das erste afrodeutsche CDU-Landesvorstandsmitglied in Baden-Württemberg und in Deutschland. Sylvie Nantcha ist Hauptpreisträgerin des Helene-Weber-Preises 2011. Sie ist Landesvorstandsmitglied der Frauen-Union Baden-Württemberg und Landeskoordinatorin des Migrantinnen-Netzwerks der Frauen-Union Baden-Württemberg.  Nantcha unterstützt verschiedene Migrantenselbstorganisationen und kirchliche Organisationen. Ihre politischen Ziele sind in den Bereichen Bildung, Integration, Familie und Umwelt zu verorten. Sylvie Nantcha ist Mutter von zwei Söhnen und einer Tochter.

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African Diaspora Living Legend Recognition / Award

(for Political Engagement)

Elombo Bolayela (MdBB)

 

 

(m) Elombo Bolayela wurde als Sohn eines evangelischen Pastors am 28. Dezember 1965 in Kinshasa geboren. Er ist ein deutscher Politiker (SPD) mit kongolesischer Herkunft und Abgeordneter in der bremischen Bürgerschaft seit der 18. Wahlperiode.

Bolayela ist seit 2009 Mitglied des Ortsvereins Oslebshausen der SPD. Seit Juni 2014 ist er Beisitzer im Vorstand der „Arbeitsgemeinschaft Migration und Vielfalt in der Landesorganisation der SPD”.

Er wurde 2011 in die bremische Bürgerschaft gewählt. Er kandidierte auf Listenplatz 41, profitierte aber von dem neuen Wahlrecht, da er genug persönliche Stimmen erhielt um gewählt zu werden. Auf ihn entfielen 3.149 Stimmen. Er ist der erste afrikanischstämmige Bürgerschaftsabgeordnete.

Er ist in der 19. Legislaturperiode der Bremischen Bürgerschaft vertreten im Ausschuss für Bundes- und Europaangelegenheiten, internationale Kontakte und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (Mitglied), Ausschuss für die Gleichstellung der Frau (Mitglied), Petitionsausschuss (Land) (stellv. Mitglied), Staatliche Deputation für Kultur (Mitglied) und im Ausschuss für Bürgerbeteiligung, bürgerschaftliches Engagement und Beiräte (stellv. Mitglied).

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