AfriHeritage is a platform to retell the African story through contemporary African performances and also appreciate those distinguished Africans who have projected the collective image and aspirations of the African people through their various works and profession, whilst, creating sustainable impact that uplifts others. This concert and awards event will be a celebration and global recognition of outstanding achievement made by people of African heritage in Business, Politics, Philanthropy, Arts and Culture, Science and Technology, and Social Innovation.
The idea for a prestigious and significant award to honour people of African heritage who have distinguished themselves through remarkable achievements across the globe has become imperative to foster the African culture of excellence and promote Afrocentrism.
Aside from bestowing international prestige and recognition, the award will focus on the critical importance of culture and leadership, which we believe lies at the core of any shared advancement of socioeconomic and political development in Africa. The Award will also put a spotlight on individuals who, under challenging circumstances, have empowered their people and impacted their sphere of influence to pave the way for sustainable and equitable development.
Africa is root to a plethora of people all over the world who continue to thrive and evolve despite the many issues and challenges stemming from stereotypes. We believe the Afri-Heritage event will contribute immensely to changing the global perception of Africans and also spur the needed critical mass for the attainment of cultural evolution and revolution in sustainable development. The recipients of the African Heritage Awards will be drawn from the following areas of focus:
+ Business & Entrepreneurship
+ Politics and good governance
+ Entertainment, Arts and Culture
+ Science and Technology
+ Social Innovation
A number of strategies have been put in place to meet the objective of this proposed event and will focus on a collaborative execution with our primary partners. The highlight of the event will be the creative performances and presentation of awards to a diligently selected individual who have made remarkable impact to humanity. It will feature the following:
+ Presentations by notable persons and leaders
+ Award conferment
+ Performances musicians, comedians and poets
+ Dinner Party
Ideally positioned in the centre of Rwanda, Kigali extends across several hills and valleys, with good road links to the rest of the country. The verdant capital city is pleasantly low key yet dynamic and progressive, with just over one million inhabitants.
The cosmopolitan city of Kigali, the political capital of the Republic of Rwanda was chosen to host the maiden edition of African Heritage Awards. This decision was premised on the many successes of Rwanda that has now elevated her, in many respects, as the pride and face of Africa.