On 1 February 2017, the organising committee of ‘Women4Africa™’Women4Africa announced that Muzvare Betty Makoni was selected to win their first ever ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for her outstanding contributions/achievements for over 15 years. Below is Princess Moradeun Adedoyin Solarin who officially presented the award to Muzvare Betty Makoni.
Muzvare Betty Makoni in her military style British dress announced before the awards ceremony that she chose to put it on to symbolise that like a woman soldier she fought all battles and won. In her blue dress, she boldly stood for justice, gender equality and for the rights of the girl child as the future woman leader.
Women4Africa Official host Ayo Sonoiki interviews Recognition recipients, winners and guests at the 6th Annual Women4Africa Awards 2017 at The Great Hall, Kensington, London. Women4Africa2017 Red Carpet interviews with official host Ayo ThinkingAloud and filmed by Abiola Adesanya
Muzvare Betty Makoni met and interacted with women from different parts of Africa and one of them was a nominee from Tanzania working with girls. Her name is Consoler Aliya Wilbert who said she is an admirer of Muzvare’s work and has been following her for years.
Some friends and supporters of Muzvare Betty Makoni autographed for her and one of them called Wambui Njau who is a previous awardee of Women4Africa Woman Role Model described Muzvare Betty Makoni as inspirational in her congratulatory message.
Glam Africa extensively covered the news of the event and below are some stories of women high achievers who won the prestigious Women4Africa award in various categories.
Women4Africa 2017 Recognition awardees and Winners.
Lifetime Achievement- Muzvare Betty Makoni– Zimbabwe
Recognition- Mrs Nolwandle N Mboweni– South Africa
Recognition-Chief Mrs Rachel Umahi-Nigeria
Recognition-Debbie Ariyo OBE-Nigeria
Recognition-Elsie Owusu OBE-Ghana
Recognition-Mrs Rashida Bello-Nigeria
Winners on the Night
Business woman- Ann Wilson-South Africa
Career Woman– Morenike Ajayi-Nigeria
Outstanding Mother – Esther Owuta Onolememen-Nigeria
Woman in Technology-Rashada Harry-Guyana
Hairdresser-Anaya Kamara-Sierra Lone
Fashion designer-Joint winners Anita Quansah, Ghana & Tapiwa Dingwiza– Zimbabwe
Events Organiser-Jessica Laditan– Nigeria
Author of the year-Placida Acheru-Nigeria
UK Humanitarian-Neneh Umusu-Nigeria
Inspirational woman-Zina Arinze-Nigeria
Role Model-Phinnah Ikeji-Nigeria
Young Achiever-Gertrude Asumadu-Ghana
Young leader –Elizabeth Adeniran-Nigeria
International Business-Zodwa Mkandla-Zimbabwe
International Humanitarian-Abigail Simon-Hart– Nigeria
International African woman-Yabome G Jackson– Sierra