Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

All roads led to the 5th Africa Illustrious Awards held at Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on June 21, 2024.

The annual award was instituted to recognize and honour African excellence, as a means of mainstreaming incremental contributions of Africans to the progress of the continent.

This year’s edition attracted captains of industries, political heavyweights, tech innovators, inventors, youth leaders, community leaders, administrators, and other trailblazers in diverse walks of life across Africa.

According to the organizer, “It is a well-known pattern that in Africa, not much attention is paid to efforts toward building a functional African society. But maladministration and other lapses in African countries or societies are echoed with such intensity that often suggests a lack of progress. Therefore, the Africa Illustrious Award was inspired to showcase the other side of Africa not often dramatized by major foreign media.”

At the event, distinguished Africans in tech invention and innovation were honoured. There was also recognition for entrepreneurs who are changing the face of business and investment in Africa. Similarly, there were awards for community service, public administration, political governance, corporate governance, and youth leadership, among others.

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