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Tai Beauchamp- TV Personality, Lifestyle Expert, and 2016 Mistress of Ceremonies

Tai Beauchamp- TV Personality, Lifestyle Expert, and 2016 Mistress of Ceremonies

The FACE List Awards Gala took place at ESPACE Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, July 9th

It was the biggest night in pan-African achievement as pan-Africa’s movers and shakers were honored at Face2face Africa’s FACE List Awards.

Presented by Prudential, guests gathered at ESPACE to celebrate the 2016 honorees: Wyclef Jean, Rosa Whitaker, Marcus Samuelsson, Vanessa De Luca, Wale Adeosun, and Segal Family Foundation.

See the photos below.

Wyclef Jean- Grammy award-winning musician and 2016 Honoree

Wyclef Jean- Grammy award-winning musician and 2016 Honoree

Walé Adeosun- Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Kuramo Capital and 2016 Honoree

Walé Adeosun- Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Kuramo Capital and 2016 Honoree

Marcus Samuelsson- Renowned Celebrity Chef/Entrepreneur and 2016 Honoree

Marcus Samuelsson- Renowned Celebrity Chef/Entrepreneur and 2016 Honoree

MacDella Cooper- Founder of MacDella Cooper Foundation and 2016 Presenter

MacDella Cooper- Founder of MacDella Cooper Foundation and 2016 Presenter

Dorinda Walker- Vice President of Consumer Strategy & Key Initiatives Multicultural Marketing, Prudential's U.S. Businesses

Dorinda Walker- Vice President of Consumer Strategy & Key Initiatives Multicultural Marketing, Prudential’s U.S. Businesses

Andy Bryant- Executive Director of Segal Family Foundation

Andy Bryant- Executive Director of Segal Family Foundation

Donald C. Notice (L)- Executive Director of WHGA and Isaac O. Babu-Boateng (R)-CEO of Face2face Africa

Donald C. Notice (L)- Executive Director of WHGA and Isaac O. Babu-Boateng (R)-CEO of Face2face Africa

Rosa Whitaker- Founder and CEO of The Whitaker Group and 2016 Honoree

Rosa Whitaker- Founder and CEO of The Whitaker Group and 2016 Honoree

Vanessa De Luca- Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine and 2016 Honoree

Vanessa De Luca- Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine and 2016 Honoree

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Honorees Wyclef Jean and Marcus Samuelsson share a special moment on the red-carpet

Honorees Wyclef Jean and Marcus Samuelsson share a special moment on the red-carpet

Sandra Appiah, Red Carpet Host, with Jidé Zeitlin, Chairman of Coach Inc. and former Partner at The Goldman Sachs Group

Sandra Appiah, Red Carpet Host, with Jidé Zeitlin, Chairman of Coach Inc. and former Partner at The Goldman Sachs Group

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Bernadette Paolo (L) and Ambassador Van Lierop Presented Rosa Whitaker (C) with the 2016 Trailblazer Award

Bernadette Paolo (L) and Ambassador Van Lierop Presented Rosa Whitaker (C) with the 2016 Trailblazer Award

Barry Segal, founder of Segal Family Foundation (SFF) accepted the Ubuntu Award for Outstanding Service on behalf of SFF

Barry Segal, founder of Segal Family Foundation (SFF) accepted the Ubuntu Award for Outstanding Service on behalf of SFF

Wyclef accepted the 2016 Johnnie Walker Pioneer Award for Impact in Music with a powerful speech

Wyclef accepted the 2016 Johnnie Walker Pioneer Award for Impact in Music with a powerful speech

Gale Britton (L) and Dorinda Walker (R) presented the 2016 Global Ambassador Award to Marcus Samuelsson on behalf of Prudential

Gale Britton (L) and Dorinda Walker (R) presented the 2016 Global Ambassador Award to Marcus Samuelsson on behalf of Prudential

Vanessa De Luca delivers a moving acceptance speech and reaffirms her commitment to #ChangingOurStory

Vanessa De Luca delivers a moving acceptance speech and reaffirms her commitment to #ChangingOurStory

Walé Adeosun delivers a powerful acceptance speech reminding us all why Africa is poised to lead the way

Walé Adeosun delivers a powerful acceptance speech reminding us all why Africa is poised to lead the way

Surprise guest, "Beasts of No Nation" actor Abraham Attah (R) presents the YACE award to the 2016 Fellows

Surprise guest, “Beasts of No Nation” actor Abraham Attah (R) presents the YACE award to the 2016 Fellows

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Blitz The Ambassador and his band gave a thrilling performance

Blitz The Ambassador and his band gave a thrilling performance

The sensational Rachel Brown kicked off the show with a beautiful performance

The sensational Rachel Brown kicked off the show with a beautiful performance

Wyclef  takes the stage and rocks the room with an impromptu concert

Wyclef takes the stage and rocks the room with an impromptu concert

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The FACE List Award-The Symbol of Pan-African Achievement and Excellence

The FACE List Award-The Symbol of Pan-African Achievement and Excellence

2 Comments

  1. Avito4

    July 18, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Hi

  2. SHELLY

    July 19, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Wyclef.. no words

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