We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming annual event, African Women’s Dinner on Saturday 5 March 2016 at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY from 6pm. The event is a celebration of International Women’s Day and Mother’s day with a mission to CONNECT, INSPIRE and EMPOWER women. Organised by Sheila Gatonye of Triple-T Events, the African Women’s Dinner is poised not only to be an inspirational event but also a way to bring together African women from all walks of life through dining and entertaining to reduce social isolation and provide a positive enjoyable experience.
The event will kick off with the AWD Expo from 11am – 6.30pm which is free for visitors and guests can find original & ethical fashion, accessories, jewellery, shoes as well as Arts & Crafts, homeware, natural beauty products, books, music, arts, financial services and much more. The AWD Expo will attract an eclectic mix of people and will also serve as a networking platform both for traders and interested visitors. In the evening, Guests will enjoy a drinks reception from 6pm followed by a sumptuous 3 course dinner. Entertainment is packaged by DA promotions and Event Consult and Artists performing on the night will include ACD Arts , a group of Traditional dancers, Tsungai Tsikirai, Bella Mubiru, a Ugandan/ UK based artist, Lidiaana, and Artist BM. There will also be a fashion runway show to launch FASHION Forward Africa, an inspiring and informative fashion portal for Africa Inspired fashion and creativity as well as bringing you up-to-date info on events, models, designers and business icons who work tirelessly to push Africa to the forefront of the global fashion Industry.
To end the event on a high note will be Multi-award Celebrity Artiste/DJ, Deoba Authentic who will be on the decks for the after party. The MC/Compere for the night will be Ade Bello, a Nollywood Actor Guest Speakers on the night will include Ann Wafula-Strike MBE, Paralympic and Founder of The Olympia-Wafula Foundation. She is also a sporting ambassador and the author of “In my Dreams, I dance”, a powerful autobiographical account of adversity, endurance, and accomplishment. Lidya Tett Olet , Founder and Director of Kenya in the Park and Malaika Dance Unique, a UK based performance company which is also involved in promoting African culture abroad will also be sharing her amazing journey with the audience. Another Inspiring speaker for the event is Richard Paa Kofi Botchwey, an internationally published Ghanaian writer, a poet, an author, and a social entrepreneur. Our Keynote and Special Guest Speaker for the evening is Her Royal Majesty Naa Tsotsoo Soyoo I, an award-winning Queen from the Ga tribe of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
The first ever African Queen to be featured in the USA’s Pan Afrikan Times. She is a key figure in the African Diaspora community as well as an active leader, educator and advocate who devotes her time to promoting her culture and influencing policy through her work with international organisations and local groups
There will be a raffle draw in aid of the event’s charitable causes and this year proceeds will go towards The Olympia-Wafula Foundation; a charitable organisation dedicated to providing healthy living solutions for disabled and disadvantaged people. They also support their carers by providing a network of support opportunities through projects like the ‘We Care Group‘ that brings together family, friends, and carers with outdoor activities, special events, motivational speakers and coffee mornings in Harlow.
In addition to that, they also help to improve future prospects for disadvantaged children by means of their ‘Educate a Child‘ program in Africa. For more information, please visit http://www.olympia-
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