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Are you a MIPADian?

At the time we started this journey, we knew that having influence as a person of African descent is meaningless until it is connected to support the protection of human rights and the dignity of our people. Fast forward to 2020, many of…

Who is missing from MIPAD Global Reckoning Edition 2020?

We conducted research into the presence of people of African descent within the largest institutions across the world – in politics & global governance, business, media, and humanitarian endeavors. The astounding fact is that many of the huge companies we see, with brands…

MIPAD Hosts Recognition & Awards Ceremony, Unveils 2020 Global List

The Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) Recognition and Awards ceremony recorded massive success on Sunday, Oct 5th as outstanding personalities and high achievers across the globe were acknowledged and their contributions towards African advancement in these unprecedented times applauded. This year’s…

Please don’t call me black, I am African American and Proud!

Please don’t ever call me black again 😡😬 I’m African and am Proud 🙂😋 I have a dream that one day I would say I am from Africa and the world would go, wow greatness! The use of colors to categorize humans is…

Most Influential 100 (MIPAD) Honourees Educate Audience On Dynamics of Accessing Capital

A panel of notable business leaders have called on entrepreneurs to, amongst other things to do, build the profiles of their companies in order to facilitate their access to capital. This call was made at the annual reception organized in Lagos by the…

Canada as Gold Standard for UN International Decade for People of African Descent

  Canadians Recognized among World’s Most Influential People of African Descent Several Canadian trailblazers are named as part of the 2019 cohort of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) Under 40. These finalists will receive the recognition at the MIPAD…

2019 Trade with Africa Business Summit

Following a successful inaugural event in Bentonville, Arkansas; home to world’s largest retailer and Fortune #1; Walmart, global business leaders, trade experts and policy representatives of African countries will convene for the 2nd edition in Chicago This event positions the Chicago metropolitan area and the state…

Meet Funa Maduka

Funa Maduka is a creative and acquisitions executive within Netflix Original Films where she works with the world’s top global and emerging filmmakers. Throughout her tenure, she has remained positioned at the frontline of the company’s global expansion, managing the launch of the…

Meet Abel Makkonen “The Weeknd” Tesfaye

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer.[3] His work has been categorized as alternative R&B.   In 2010, he anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name “The Weeknd” and released…

Meet Karene Richards

Karene Richards is a capital markets quantitative expert and women’s advocate with over 15 years’ experience in the investment banking industry. Karene most notably built the first Carbon Finance model for the World Bank in addition to a mortgage-backed security model that generated over $250 million…