Press Release: London, 02/01/2018.
Faustina Anyanwu selected to be inducted into the African leadership CEO’s Hall Of Fame 2018.
Nigerian born media personality and serial entrepreneur, Faustina Anyanwu has been shortlisted to be inducted into the African leadership CEO’s Hall Of Fame 2018. This was made known in a letter received on 30th of January 2017 from the International Advisory Board of African Leadership Magazine, a publication of African Leadership (UK) Limited.
It reads, “I am pleased to formally notify you that you have been meritoriously selected from our shortlist of nominees to be inducted into the INAUGURAL AFRICAN LEADERSHIP CEO’S HALL OF FAME 2018 billed to take place on the sidelines of the African Leadership Magazine’s Person of the Year taking place on the 23-24 February 2018 at the prestigious Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa.”
According to the letter from the organisers, past outstanding recipients of the African Leadership magazine Awards include, H.E Hifikepunye Pohamba, former President of Namibia, H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, former President of Tanzania; H.E Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone; H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia; H. E John Kufuor former President of Ghana, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Founder Ibrahim Prize for Leadership; Hon. Xavier Luc-Duval, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Republic of Mauritius; Mr. Mohammed Dewji, CEO METL Group, Tanzania, to name a few.
Faustina Said, “This is hugely a pleasant surprise and a great way to end year and begin the new year. Being recognised for the work we do is something one has to always be grateful for. I truly appreciate this recognition and will do my best to continue to change the stereotypical narrative of Africa. It is not an easy task having to challenged a longed seated negative campaign against Africa by the western giant media cartel, but we can always start from somewhere. I and my business partner and husband, Emeka Anyanwu have dedicated our lives to adding value to African creatives and telling our stories from the balanced empowering positive perspective with C. Hub Magazine and all of our brands. So than you African Leadership Magazine for recognising our efforts.”
The activist, author and serial entrepreneur, Faustina Anyanwu who famously said, “I vehemently refuse to accept that Black History should be based on slavery alone,”is the Co-founder and Chief Editor of C Hub Magazine and Pearlwoman magazine. She is the founder of the largest women of colour movement in the UK, Divas of Colour International Women’s forum. She is a renowned author, speaker and ardent advocate for women and fair representation of African story. She recently delivered a speech at the Tropics Magazine Summit in South Africa, where she spoke on, ‘Exporting African culture, the best practice’.
Due to her eloquence, inspirational and unapologetic advocacy for women and African stories, Afrokanist magazine’s editor compared her with personalities such as, Chimamanda Adichie, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama, by the editor of Afrokanist Magazine, all of whom she acknowledges to be her icons and mentors.
Faustina was named most influential magazine editor and woman by Extra ordinary people’s awards USA, was shortlisted in the Great British Entrepreneurs awards and was also named at number 8 on the Tropics Magazine’s Africans Doers listing and at number 2 on the Afrokanist Magazine’s African women in the UK.
Note to editors: Faustina’s autobiographical and inspirational book, Tune In is set to be released on 18th January.
You can read more about Faustina and her numerous projects here – http://www.faunteebon.com/about/
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