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The 10th Annual Women4Africa Awards – Celebrating African Women Achievers In London

Sam Onigbanjo, with over twenty years of entrepreneurial experience, is a luminary in digital marketing and business coaching and is deeply engaged with generative AI within the digital marketing landscape. His journey includes a distinguished corporate career spanning across prestigious organizations such as the BBC, Vodafone, and AIG, where he delivered impactful marketing strategies both in government and blue-chip companies, locally and internationally.

 
Executive Contributor Sam Onigbanjo

London was abuzz with excitement as the 10th Annual Women4Africa Awards took place on Friday, May 10th, and Saturday, May 11th, 2024. This two-day extravaganza, celebrating African women achievers, highlighted the brilliance, influence, and achievements of women across various sectors.


Photo of Sam and wife at awards night

Day 1: Empowerment conference in London

The event kicked off with an Empowerment Conference at the NatWest Conference Centre in Bishopsgate, London. The room was filled with energy as global business leaders such as Caroline Rushingwa, Dr. Jennifer Obaseki, Adeola Onasanya, Vanusa Antonio, Femmy Otukoya, and Lara Oyesanya shared their insights. With experience spanning Europe, Asia, America, and Africa, these thought leaders left the audience inspired and ready for the main event on Day 2.


Day 2: Women4Africa Awards and Gala night at Leonardo Hotel, St. Paul's

The second day featured the highly anticipated Awards and Gala Night at the prestigious Leonardo Hotel in St. Paul's, London. The evening honored ten distinguished awardees and included two surprise recipients, with a special focus on mothers and their unique contributions.


Notable honorees


  • Ify Adenuga: Bestselling author and mother of four creative children, including music star Skepta, celebrated by The Guardian (UK).

  • Lara Oyesanya: Mother of four Oxbridge graduates and the only woman on the board of a £5 billion FTSE company in the City of London.

  • Abigail Owuo: Mother of five, including Grime artist Stormzy.

  • Dr. Jennifer Obaseki: Solicitor and MP candidate for Tottenham, North London.

  • Bamidele Farinre: Chartered Scientist with exceptional achievements.

  • Marion Van de Voort: Celebrated for her contributions to the community.

  • Vanessa Amadi: Manager of Tiwa Savage and other prominent figures.

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The night was a true celebration of "12 wonders," with twelve remarkable women being awarded and hundreds of attendees left in awe of the vision, passion, and excellence that marked the evening.


Message from the founders

Sam and Tola Onigbanjo, the founders of Women4Africa, expressed their pride and commitment to the community, stating, "We are so pleased to serve and elevate our community. Africa's story must be told by Africans."


Conclusion

The 10th Annual Women4Africa Awards not only highlighted the incredible achievements of African women but also inspired a sense of unity, empowerment, and celebration that will resonate for years to come. Celebrating African women achievers in London, this event marked a significant milestone. For more information, email info@women4africa.com or visit here.

 

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Sam Onigbanjo, Forex Trader and Coach

Sam Onigbanjo, with over twenty years of entrepreneurial experience, is a luminary in digital marketing and business coaching and is deeply engaged with generative AI within the digital marketing landscape. His journey includes a distinguished corporate career spanning across prestigious organizations such as the BBC, Vodafone, and AIG, where he delivered impactful marketing strategies both in government and blue-chip companies, locally and internationally. Recognized as a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 2006, Sam has made significant strides in harnessing technology to enhance marketing communications for a diverse set of global clients, resulting in multiple innovation awards. His career is marked by the creation and implementation of thousands of marketing innovations, skillfully crafted to engage decision-makers and consumers alike. Sam's profile is further enriched by his active involvement in forex trading and coaching . His Mantra is " 2024 the year AI set us free"

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