Tonye Rex Idaminabo, a Nigerian lawyer and entrepreneur, is the founder of African Achievers Awards, a set of annual awards bestowed on Africa’s most accomplished achievers in politics, diplomacy and entrepreneurship.

Now in its eighth year, the African Achievers Awards recognizes individuals and organizations that selflessly devote their time and talents toward improving Africa’s international profile and building stronger, integrated communities in Africa. Previous recipients of the award have included Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Zimbabwean businesswoman Divine Ndhlukula, the Kofi Annan Foundation and Nigerian media mogul John Momoh.

Rex started the annual awards to celebrate African Achievers, encourage them to carry on the good work, and also inspire the young to dare to do even more.

At the beginning, the award was funded by King’s College London and other organisations who shared in the vision of the Awards. The need to have a self-sustaining source of funding birthed the Achievers Media Company.

The media business branch started with managing events and projects for its clients, as their clients demanded for more, profiling and branding were added to its packages. The media business branch which now spans across six countries, independently sustains the Awards.
Rex has won countless awards, honours and recognitions. Amongst them is an honour by the Cambridge University in London and a rank among the 100 Most Influential Young Africans. He is also the first ever West African member of the Advisory Council of the World Leaders Forum in Dubai and co-founded the globally hosted Young CEOs Business Summit.

He accomplished a strong record of success in Glasgow; fighting for the rights and making sure the voices of Black and Minority Ethnic group (BME) are heard . His passion and commitment to excellence and humanity led to his appointment as the Deputy CEO of Transforming African Initiative (a registered Charity in the UK).
African Achievers Awards has set its sights on empowering the young and creating a better platform for them, as they are the future. This has led to a new initiative IMI (Investors Meet Inventors) where young Africans with innovative ideas can present their ideas to possible investors. This new initiative in Africa is aimed at bringing to life Africa’s Science and Technological creativity to the world.

The Forbes rated Serial Entrepreneur is also the Co-founder of Young CEOs Business Forum.

Culled from :Forbes

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