On October 24, 2023, in the opulent Grand Arena of Accra, Ghana, an assembly of dignitaries and luminaries from Nigeria and Ghana came together in a grand display of style and sophistication. The occasion? The 8th Emerging Men of the Year (EMY) Africa Awards, an event dedicated to honoring outstanding individuals who have left an indelible mark on society.

Nancy Isime and Nathaniel Attoh, two hosts exuding grace and charisma, presided over this remarkable evening that defied expectations by not only recognizing remarkable men but also women who have significantly contributed to society. The night was a splendid fusion of glamour, talent, and an unwavering sense of inspiration, highlighting the relentless pursuit of greatness and purpose that characterizes Africans.

The vibrant blue and red carpets were graced by an array of dignitaries, business leaders, and entertainers, setting the stage for an exquisite dinner and electrifying performances by artists like Efya, Cobhams Asuquo, and Camidoh. The 8th EMY Africa Awards showcased the organizers’ unwavering commitment to excellence.

These prestigious awards celebrated luminaries and leaders from diverse fields, ranging from the glitzy world of entertainment and the dynamic realm of entrepreneurship to the noble domain of philanthropy and the esteemed halls of academia. It was an evening of inspiration, with each award shining a well-deserved spotlight on the remarkable contributions of its recipients.

Notable awardees included:

  1. Dele Momodu, who received a special recognition for his role as a cultural ambassador bridging Nigeria and Ghana.
  2. Mr. Eazi, honored with the Young Achiever award in the male category.
  3. Black Sherif, crowned as the Man of the Year in Music.
  4. Olugbenga Agboola, acclaimed as the Man of the Year in Technology.
  5. Beatrice Agyemang, recognized as the Woman of the Year.
  6. Alex Apau Dadey, celebrated as the Man of the Year.

The EMY Africa Awards also dedicated a moment to applaud young change-makers who are making a difference in their communities, providing them with a platform to share their stories and inspire others through the Hamza Hakiel El Kharroubi Youth Changemaker Award.

The evening’s pinnacle was the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Ablade Glover, a distinguished individual whose life’s work has left an indelible impact on society, serving as a beacon of hope and an inspiration to the younger generation.

Kojo Soboh, the Executive Director and founder of EMY AFRICA, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors, partners, attendees, and nominees for their contributions in making the event a resounding success.

The 8th EMY Africa Awards transcended being just an evening of celebration; it was a grand showcase of the continent’s immense potential and promise. As always, the awards brought together a diverse group of people, fostering networking, collaborations, and discussions that undoubtedly will lead to more significant positive change. The organizers extend their gratitude to all their partners, friends, and sponsors for their invaluable support.