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Wangechi Mutu, Bozoma Saint John & Dr. Samuel F. Quartey Honored at African Health Now “Gift of Life” Cocktail Benefit

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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L-R Tai Beauchamp, Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, Bozoma Saint John

L-R Tai Beauchamp, Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, Bozoma Saint John

The inaugural African Health Now (AHN) “Gift of Life” Cocktail Benefit held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Chelsea Piers’ Sunset Terrace in New York City.

The event was held to honor three, diverse professionals for their philanthropic commitments to the African community including.

Contemporary African artist of the 21st century Wangechi Mutu received the Humanitarian award; award winning marketing executive for Apple/I-Tunes Bozoma Saint John receives the Leadership award and international podiatric surgeon Dr. Samuel F. Quartey, DPM, PC, received the Health Advocate award.

The “Gift of Life” Cocktail Benefit was an evening hosted by African Health Now’s committed Board of Directors with music by celebrity DJ D-Nice, exclusive silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

See photos below.

Harlem Florals and AHN decor IMG_6644 Kehinde Wiley silent auction item IMG_6531 IMG_6602 DJ D-Nice and DJ Cuppy

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, African Health Now and Shea Zephir, Zuvaa.com

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, African Health Now and Shea Zephir, Zuvaa.com

Nicola Vassel, Adepero Odere

Nicola Vassel, Adepero Odere

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, Tricia Quartey and Honoree Dr. Samuel Quartey

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, Tricia Quartey and Honoree Dr. Samuel Quartey

L-R, Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, Honoree Wangechi Mutu, Presenter Somi

L-R, Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, Honoree Wangechi Mutu, Presenter Somi

Essence Magazine's Dana Blair and Cori Murray

Essence Magazine’s Dana Blair and Cori Murray

L-R, Ojinika Obiekwe,WPIX-TV and Tai Beauchamp, TLC What to Wear

L-R, Ojinika Obiekwe,WPIX-TV and Tai Beauchamp, TLC What to Wear

DJ Cuppy

DJ Cuppy

Inaugural “Gift of Life” Cocktail Benefit proceeds will support AHN’s 2016-17 programming and will be the seed funding for African Heath Now’s first-ever Mobile Clinic with goals to deploy in 2018.

African Health Now “Gift of Life” Cocktail Benefit sponsors include: Almat Group, Aviv 613 Vodka, Brown Butter New York and Open Bar Hospitality.

Adesola is a BellaNaija editor and Voltron. Yes, things are that serious for her when it comes to BellaNaija.com.She's a lover of gist, novels, music and food. She's constantly trying not to take life for granted. She spends most of her time either keeping up with the world on the Internet or sharing some acquired knowledge about digital media.To communicate with her directly, you can hit her up on: Instagram - @adesola.au Twitter - @ThisConnectd

2 Comments

  1. Edogirl

    October 28, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Lovely event.

  2. ako

    October 28, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Love the polka dot outfit.

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