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 of all time to the highest paid CEO in Africa, James Mworia, Managing Director and CEO, Centum Investments, Kenya.

“Our mission with MIPAD is to build a progressive network of civil society actors who come together and support the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent. In proclaiming this global initiative, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose contributions and human rights must be promoted and protected”.

The race to New York began when the list was first unveiled at the official launch at Eko Hotel & Suites Lagos Nigeria on the 25th of March, 2017 with top dignitaries in attendance such Honorable Abike Dabiri (SSA to the President on Foreign Relations & Diaspora), Folusho Philips (CEO Philips Consulting) Fela Durotoye and Honorees present were Linda Ikeji, IK (aka WildChild), Funke Adeyemi, Honorable Mark Okoye, Yomi Awobokun and a host of others. It was sight to behold when all these people were all seated in one room.Indeed Africa is a great continent to come from and We at MIPAD have taken it has a mission to shine the spotlight on Africa and Africans for the great things they are achieveing in their areas of prowess. Africa is leading the way and soon others wont be able to catch up.

In the words of Honorable Abike Dabiri at the MIPAD launch “Once you are black,You are African. We are proud Africans and what a great time to be African.
Once again we at MIPAD say a BIG congratulation to all honorees who made the global list of Most Influential Top 100 in their various Categories and sphere. See you all in New York come September 26.

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