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Wyclef Jean, Marcus Samuelsson, Wale Adeosun & More…Meet the 2016 FACE List Awards Honorees as Face2Face celebrates Pan-African Achievements




Rosa Whitaker, Marcus Samuelsson, Wyclef Jean and more are to be honored at the 5th Annual FACE List Awards.

The awards gala, which celebrates pan-African achievement, will be held on Saturday July 9th in New York City.

Dubbed the pan-African achievement honors, The F.A.C.E. List Awards celebrate the icons and heroes of today who have paved the way for the younger generation and impacted the discourse on pan-Africa’s image, its future, and potential.

Since its launch in 2011, Face2face Africa has honored trailblazers such as Grammy award winning musician Angelique Kidjoe, billionaire financier Dr. Mo Ibrahim of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, President and General Manager of the Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri, Chief Information Officer of Walmart Asia Fumbi Chima, fashion icon Alek Wek, Managing Director of NBA Africa Amadou Gallo Fall,  Afrobeat Maestro Femi Kuti, top Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Oheneba Boachie Adjei, founder of Mara Group Ashish J. Thakkar, Actors and Humanitarians Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, and many more.

In the 5th-year anniversary of Face2face Africa, this year’s honorees are a group of inspirational heroes with uniquely fascinating stories to tell. They have made a tremendous impact in their respective fields and have left a legacy that will forever shape and influence the pan-African community.

Meet the 2016 FACE List Awards Honorees:

Rosa Whitaker
Founder CEO and president, The Whitaker Group
Trailblazer Award

Wyclef Jean
Grammy Award Winning Artist and Humanitarian
The Pioneer Award for Impact in Music

Marcus Samuelson
Renowned Celebrity Chef and Entrepreneur
Global Ambassador Award

Vanessa De Luca
Editor-In-Chief, Essence Magazine
Media Award

Wale Adeosun
Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Kuramo Capital
Leadership Award

The awards dinner/gala will be held on Saturday July 9th, at ESPACE Ballroom in New York City. Pre-reception/Red-Carpet will commence at 6:30 PM.

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