Supporting Youth and Energy Access in Rwanda

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Meet Robyn Fenty Rihanna (MIPAD) Honoree

In 2003, Rihanna formed a musical trio with two of her classmates. She became known in her home country of Barbados by Evan Rogers an American record producer. Without a name or any material, the girl group managed to land an audition with…

Meet Chuka Umunna (MIPAD) Honoree

Chuka Harrison Umunna is a British Labor lawmaker who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Streatham since 2010 and was Shadow Business Secretary from 2011 to 2015. Umunna was conceived in London, England. His dad Bennett, of the Nigerian Igbo ethnic…

The ‘door of return’ is open for people of African descent

(CNN) My school years in the US were marked by many heated debates between African and African-American students about who was guiltier for the transatlantic slave trade: whites or Africans? Who should pay whom or who should apologize to whom? In retrospect, I…

Meet Kiernan Jarryd Forbes AKA (MIPAD) Honoree

They say music is a universal language, Well we couldn’t agree more because this is so true. This means that you don’t have to understand what is being said to dance to the music or rhythm. Once you can connect to the beats…

Saran Kaba Jones (MIPAD) Honoree

Saran Kaba Jones is the Founder and CEO of FACE Africa, a group advancement association attempting to reinforce water, sanitation and cleanliness (WASH) framework and administrations in provincial groups crosswise over sub-Saharan Africa. Saran was born in Liberia however left in 1989 at…

Meet the Starbucks of Africa : Bethlehem Alemu (MIPAD) Honoree

  Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu — the pioneer and creator of the SoleRebels footwear brand — believes that the fame of the coffee market can be found in the coffee’s birthplace, her native home Ethiopia. After over a time of building SoleRebels into a…

Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD): The Race to New York

MIPAD is a unique global list that identifies 200 high achievers, under the age of 40, of African descent in public and private sectors worldwide, 100 inside Africa, and 100 outside Africa in the Diaspora. From Eldrick “Tiger” Woods the most successful golfer…

Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) Unveils 2017 Honorees for Business and Entrepreneurship At World Economic Forum On Africa, May 3-5, 2017

DURBAN, South Africa, 3 May 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), a global civil society initiative whose efforts emanate from the International Decade for People of African Descent, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, will unveil its 2017…

Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) unveils 2017 Global List

Lagos, Nigeria. March 25, 2017 – It is with great honor we unveil the 2017 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) global list to recognize the positive contributions made by people of African descent in public and private sectors worldwide. MIPAD is…