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AFRICAN WOMEN IN EUROPE AWARD

Vote now for your favourite nominee below and let us know why on the comment box.

PRISCILLA MUSONDA
Prisilla
has no idea how she survived such a hard life, but she knows why. The survivor of a lifetime of sexual abuse, she has grown to serve as a beacon for other child victims. In Stolen Childhood, she shares chilling, detailed accounts of her life in Zambia as the sexual slave of her father. The abuse began when she was just five years old, and as a result, her relatives shunned her and predicted that she would never marry. She struggled to complete her education as the nightmare continued. As a teen, she was forced to marry her own father, a polygamist with three other wives. She bore him four children-who have also been shunned by her family. Desperate, she ran away to live on the streets. Her life was grim, but not as grim as the future they predicted for her. But Priscilla is a survivor, not a victim. She dreams of building a sanctuary, school, and psychosocial centre in Zambia. She shares her story with strong language and imagery, to help the reader truly understand what she went through. She wants to do everything she can to get others to take the claims of children seriously. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of her story will go to benefit the work of PSHAF. http://www.pshaf.ch/

JUSTINA MUTALE

Justina - Haranga Princess2

She is one of the most influential and inspirational women of African origin.   Justina  is a global multi award-winning celebrity PR Maven; Social Entrepreneur; hJustina – Haranga Princess2umanist; philanthropist; philosopher; and HIV/AIDS & Human Rights Activist.  Justina serves as Patron, Ambassador, Trustee and Board Member of several humanitarian, community and charitable organizations in the UK and overseas.

Among  other enterprises, Justina is the Founder & CEO of POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread, a worldwide HIV/AIDS response campaign with presence in over 50 countries, spanning 6 continents spread across the globe. POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread tours the world working with models, beauty queens, fashion designers and other celebrities from fashion, music, film, television, sport and other arts as effective advocates in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS; and other scourges affecting today’s young generation and society at large, such as poverty and hunger; knife and gun violence; drug and substance abuse; sexual irresponsibility; human trafficking and sex slavery; among many others.Positive runway

More information:

http://www.justinamutale.com

http://www.positiverunway.org

http://www.ffmttawards.com

Dentaa Amoateng

DENTAA Pic

She was born in 1983 in Juaso, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, but moved with her family to the UK at the age of five.  She took her GCSEs at the Walthamstow School for Girls and A Levels (Media Studies, Sociology and Performing Arts) at the Leyton Sixth Form College. She then went on to study for a degree in paediatric nursing at Buckinghamshire New University.

DENTAA is a diligent entrepreneur and the visionary behind the Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards. GUBA is an awarding organisation which was setup in 2010 to recognise and showcase the exceptional efforts of Ghanaians living in the UK.  GUBA is working towards improving communities and the newly formed GUBA Foundation is geared towards the provision of support for autistic families. The Foundation aims to eliminate the stigma attached to autism in the African community and to provide support for the families.

Prior to her establishment of the GUBA awards, Dentaa has been involved in a number of successful personal projects. She was first introduced to the viewing public in 2006 with her hit TV show: ‘The Dentaa Show’. The Dentaa Show was an entertainment program filled with exclusive interviews from celebrities in Ghana and the UK. It drew in a large number of viewers and solidified her status within the African community. After three seasons of the show, she moved on to co-host Ghana’ s  popular music talent show known as ‘Mentor’. In 2012, Dentaa made her return to TV with her new show ‘Dinner with Dentaa’.

As the current Manager of footballer Asamoah Gyan, Dentaa has broad expertise in a number of areas. Her accomplishments gained admiration from FIFA President Sepp Blatter as she was invited to present a statue in memory of Arthur Wharton, the first black professional footballer.

Dentaa strongly believes that nothing is impossible and you can achieve anything if you have a vision and a strategy.  She lives by these words while she continues to motivate young women.  She advises to plan accurately, be organized, proactive, brave and more importantly hardworking as hard work is the key to success.

http://www.gubaawards.co.uk/

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/guba-launch-brings-out-stars

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/guba-gets-backing

Lydia Kemunto Cutler

KENYA FILM-2-2Kemunto fashions (2)

She is former High School teacher who, after teaching for 16 years, finally followed her heart as a Fashion Designer. Since 2008, she has displayed her eveningwear designs in Australia, Kenya, England and Scotland. Kemunto’s designs have been worn in both British and International pageants, including Miss Nigeria (Aberdeen), Miss Africa (Scotland), Miss Intercontinental (UK) and Miss Bikini International (Kenyan contestant) which took place in China. She did showcasing in Brooklyn Fashion Week (USA) in September this year.

Lydia actively promotes charity work for exceptional causes in Kenya, Australia and Scotland. She was recognised by an ‘African Achiever’s Award and ‘Gathering of Africa’s Best’ Award in 2012.

Kemunto specialises in offering bridal wear and ladies’ eveningwear in a Scottish or African theme. Kemunto’s designs are understated yet elegant, and complement the female form beautifully. The 2012 Kemunto Collection comprises a subtle blend of classic designs with tartan or African-inspired patterns. Kemunto seamlessly blends traditional and modern designs for women who want to look simply amazing.

Links

http://www.demotix.com/news/1370140/kenyan-designer-kemunto-showcases-london-africa-fashion-week#media-1370018

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LmcLAy2lU8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMtfvUf69FE

26 responses

  1. Priscilla is a wonderful, passionate woman that I had the pleasure of meeting last year in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is shining the light onto a subject too long hidden.

    In Gratitude of Women like Priscilla.

    Janet Wiszowaty
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Canada

    May 12, 2013 at 4:50 am

  2. Cllr. Daniella pritchard

    Fantastic and full of good ideas?

    May 12, 2013 at 5:50 am

  3. Agyapong Queenster

    luv u dentaa!!. Keep doing de gud work.

    May 12, 2013 at 8:12 am

  4. Natty Dread

    Good awards motivate nominees to excel in their respective endeavours.

    May 12, 2013 at 8:13 am

  5. She has work very hard and deserved to be award, To encourage others do so.

    May 12, 2013 at 10:49 pm

  6. Ruth

    Lydia Kemunto Cutler, deserves this award! she is very hardworking and always gives back to the society

    May 15, 2013 at 3:46 pm

  7. Tiziana Marietta

    A true survivor endowed with a determination to overcome hardships that we can’t imagine possible. A woman of courage who is dedicating her life to safeguarding the future of children. A fighter who will stop at nothing to see it to it that justice is done.

    May 16, 2013 at 6:46 am

  8. masimiliano vigorelli

    An extraordinary women who couldn’t stand the torture and shame of incest any longer and decided to stand up and tell the truth. Above all she has decided to dedicate her rest of her life helping children who have been unlucky like her.

    May 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm

  9. Cynthia Owusuaddai

    Dentaa, , deserves it all.am soo proud of her continues ssupport in the Ghana and other Africa countries. She has my vote 100%.

    May 19, 2013 at 9:57 am

  10. Dentaa deserves the award for her passion and great work she’s doing in Europe.

    May 19, 2013 at 12:45 pm

  11. Nana Osei

    If I can say the least about Denta,This platform might still not be enough.A true role model in every sense who has inspired many with her consistent vision in putting a smile on the faces of the forgotten and unrecognised.I was at the recently organised GUBA AUTISM event which was later screened on Voxafrica TV and was a witness of a beautiful thing with passion and love.To me,Dentaa clearly stand out for this award with no doubt. Nana slick London

    May 20, 2013 at 8:51 am

  12. Huge congratulation to all the wonderful ladies for all the the great works you all do. Dentaa we are so proud of you, keep doing the great work you are doing. The Lord is your strength.

    May 21, 2013 at 9:36 pm

  13. Eunice Asante

    We love you Dentaa, keep making Ghana and Africa proud. Strong Black woman right there x

    May 23, 2013 at 12:35 am

  14. Yaw

    I have known Dentaa for a long time and her enthusiasm and desire to get the best out of everything is something to be admire of.

    May 24, 2013 at 9:48 am

  15. Hon Akua Sena Dansua

    Dentaa deserves the award because of the monumental things she has done projecting Ghana and Africa in Europe

    May 27, 2013 at 8:27 pm

  16. All amazing nominees but my vote goes to Justina Mutale:)

    June 12, 2013 at 9:00 am

  17. Brenda Mofya

    I voted for Justina. Her global catwalk against HIV/Aids and tremendous commitment to the IF campaign is changing lives in Africa.

    June 12, 2013 at 9:28 am

  18. Love your work and you are an inspiring businesswoman/designer and fashionista.

    June 12, 2013 at 9:29 am

  19. cecilia sichaambwali

    HIV has destroyed a lot of lives. We need to sensitise as many people as possible about this deadly disease

    June 12, 2013 at 10:09 am

  20. Lydia Kemunto Cutler is a true Fashionista a lady who brings out the best in community, media and pride to have her boutique in Scotland bringing culture and tradition to the public, her events and energy she devotes is inspiring, remarkable, dedicated, this is a lady who accomplishes, the future is very very bright.

    June 13, 2013 at 6:20 pm

  21. Matilda Karimamusama

    I vote for Justina Mutale she has such great passion for making difference in other people’s lives. She’s a great inspiration to the youth.

    June 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm

  22. Congratulations Dentaa. You set up to make an impact and you are doing exactly that. We are proud of you. Keep up the good work! #TeamGUBA

    June 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

  23. Geoffrey Kwabena Oti

    I’m proud of you, Dentaa and I think you desire the best

    June 15, 2013 at 9:56 am

  24. I vote for Justina Mutale because for many years she has been consistent with her work and is passionate about helping others. She has been an inspiration to a lot of young women by helping them to be the best that they can be.

    June 15, 2013 at 9:58 am

  25. Alan Collins

    Justina is a woman of substence with a keen eye for doing the right thing. Many people are satisfied with living for themslves. Justina has a great social conscience and millions of people will ultimately benefit from her sincere concern

    June 15, 2013 at 10:25 am

  26. Victorine

    kemunto culter deserves this award she has workd hard to where she is and proudly gives back to the community especialy the less fortunate

    June 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

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