As a show of support for the growth of African culture and heritage, his Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, is set to be part of the maiden edition of Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAP Awards).
Scheduled to hold on the 18th of November at the Legendary Alex Theater in Glendale California, US, the award will honour American and African community leaders, international political figures, dignitaries and celebrities in the movies, music and comedy categories. A speech on ‘The Eradication of Negative Images Associated with Africa and the Forgotten History’ will be delivered by the Ooni of Ife. HAPAwards promises to celebrate outstanding achievements of artists from various entertainment genres with the vision to continuously combine the richness of African cultures with the beauty of America to promote world peace.
Ms. Tina Weisinger, Founder and Executive Producer, Hollywood and African Awards, said the event stands to bridge the gap between Africa and the rest of the world. “By creating this entertainment platform, our goal is to give well-deserved honorees the acknowledgment and appreciation they deserve while spreading positive messages of peace around the world.” Weisinger said.
Activities leading to HAPAwards is the ‘I Dream For All’ Foundation puts together a one-week celebration for the foremost monarch of the black race starting 14th of November. Other events within the week includes a Celebrity Painting of the Ooni of Ife by Art Icon Davood Roostaei, Business Roundtable with Stars of Hollywood, an Education Seminar and Workshop for students from the State of California.
Other dignitaries lined-up for HAPAwards are His Royal Majesty King Mswati III of Swaziland and head of the Swazi Royal Family, His Royal Highness King (Dr.) Noble Odaifio Welentsi III of Ghana, Chief Osabarima Nana Ansah Sasraku III Mamfehene and Kyidomhene of Akuapem Traditional area of Ghana.
The duo of Michael Adegoke and Dulo Folarin Harris were recently named as host and co-host of the 2017 edition.
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