African Community Awards. African Community in Germany Awards 2022. Elizabeth Horlemann, the founder of raceThink Roundtable Dinner Events has challenged the African Community in Germany to actively fight against systemic racism and global white privilege.
Ms Horlemann won the Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 at the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards 2022. In her thanksgiving speech at the Awards Gala Night, she thanked Afronews for the Lifetime Achievement Award. “It was a total surprise to me and I really appreciate it,” she said.
Ms Horlemann thanked her son Ashiembi Horlemann for his great support since she lost her husband last year. She also thanked Ms Gill Lwangu, the founder and CEO of My Ethnic Cooking and Catering for being an amazing person, and the Afronews.de editor Stephen Ogongo for creating a space for the African community in Germany to celebrate themselves.
She read quote by Steve Biko which revolves around the work she does to fight racism in Germany. “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed,” said Bantu Stephen Biko, a South African anti-apartheid activist.
Ms Horlemann pointed out that all – blacks, white, etc “contribute in one way or another to keep systemic racism alive” and challenged all “to deconstruct in order to dismantle global white privilege.”
The winners of the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards 2022:
• The Best African Business/Entrepreneur in Germany 2022: Kumbirai Chipadza
• The Best African Radio Station in Germany 2022: Radio R FM
• The Best African Author in Germany 2022: Diana Mac Omolo
• The Best African Gastronomy – Restaurant/Caterer in Germany 2022: Mary Ikhuoria
• The Best African Fashion Designer in Europe 2022: Roselyne Ogonya
• The Best African Events Organiser in Germany 2022: Christopher Mendy (Chris Black)
• The Best African Actor in Germany 2022: Prince Ogugua Igwe
• The Best African TV Personality in Germany 2022: Nyima Jadama
• The Best African Association in Germany 2022: Kultur und Evangelium Musik Expo e.V.
• The Best African Teacher/Coach in Germany 2022: Evelyne Waithira Mueller
• Best African Musician/Band in Germany 2022: Joy Wendo
• The Best African Beauty & Hair Salon in Germany 2022: Joyce Avoka
• The Best African DJ in Germany 2022: Babajide Moibi (DJ Freegah)
• Lifetime Achievement Award 2022: Elizabeth Horlemann
The African Community in Germany Awards Gala Night 2022
All winners were announced and recognised at the African Community in Germany Awards Gala Night on 22nd October 2022 at Bürgerzentrum Niederhöchstadt, Montgeronplatz 1, 65760 Eschborn.
Fifteen awards were presented to Africans who have excelled in different fields in Germany during the Awards Gala Night in the presence of so many Excellencies, eminent business and community leaders.
The Sponsors of African Community in Germany Awards 2022
Ortel Mobile, Germany’s leading prepaid sim cards provider for people with a migration background, was the major sponsor of the African Community in Germany Awards 2022.
The Awards were also sponsored by Taptap Send, an easy-to-use smartphone app that lets you send money to family and friends with just a few taps and a debit card, and Ria Money Transfer, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), a global leader in the money transfer industry.
Start.Up Lounge Africa, a management consulting firm connecting and promoting businesses in Africa and Europe were also a part of the sponsors to this amazing event.
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