In support of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024, the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), a global civil society initiative, honoured young high achievers of African descent from around the world.
This prestigious event took place on October 3rd 2018, 2-5pm at the One UN Millennium Hilton Hotel in New York City .
The recognition and awards ceremony for MIPAD Class of 2018 recognised and celebrated the contribution of over 200 high achievers based inside Africa and across the African diaspora, selected based on their political clout, business acumen, social media following and humanitarian endeavors.
This year’s list included well-known African names such as
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), award-winning artist Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana (Nigeria), renowned actor Chadwick Boseman (USA), adventurer Mario Rigby (Turks and Caicos Islands), super model & fashion Icon Armando Cabral (Guinea-Bissau), Momentum Education Executive Director Robinson Lynn (USA), movie sensation Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (Nigeria), power couple Erico Bras & Kenia Maria (Brazil), Colin Kaepernick, the American football quarterback, the French national football team for their 2018 world cup win and the cast and directors of Black Panther.