Actor, Boris Kodjoe, his wife actress Nicole Ari-Parker Kodjoe and Ghanaian-American Fashion Designer, Mimi Plange  are amongst a list of personalities to be honored at The 2015 FACE List Awards, a pan-African achievement awards scheme.

The FACE List Awards honor pioneers and trailblazers in business, leadership, sports, entertainment, technology, health and non-profit sectors who have contributed toward the progress and development of the Pan-African community.

The event will take place at the ESPACE Ballroom in Manhattan, New York on Saturday July 11, 2015 during the annual Pan-African Weekend.

“Just as in previous editions, this year’s honorees are a group of inspirational heroes with uniquely fascinating stories to tell. There will be an opportunity to hear the honorees’ journey in their own words,” organizers say.

Boris and Nicole will receive a Humanitarian Award for their work with Sophie’s Voice Foundation in honor of their daughter Sophie who was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth. Sophie’s Voice has become an influential organization that is supporting global health and wellness initiatives in multicultural communities and educating families worldwide on the importance of building healthy lifestyles.

Mimi Plange will be awarded a Fashion Award for her work as a Fashion Designer. She graduated from the University of California with a degree in Architecture and has become one of the most successful African fashion designers, garnering attention from notable personalities including Michelle Obama and Rihanna.

The other Honorees are:

Ashish J.Thakker , Founder and CEO of Mara Group – Entreprenuer Award

Fumbi Chima , Chief Information Officer, Wal –Mart Asia – Trailblazer Award

Amadou G.Fall , NBA VP and Managing Director, Africa – Leadership Award

Donna Katzin , Founder, Shared Interest –Ubuntu Award for Service

Donna C. Notice, Executive Director, WHGA – Community Development Award

For more information about the honorees, visit The FACE List Awards is powered by Pan-African media company, Face2FaceAfrica.

By: Gameli Hamelo/

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