On Sunday, August 13, 2023, the city of Lagos basked in an ambience of sophistication, excellence, and accomplishment as the EMY Africa Awards Soiree took centre stage. This prestigious event unfurled at the Mercedes-Benz Centre in Victoria Island, playing host to an illustrious guest roster of industry pioneers, creatives, celebrities, business magnates, and notable figures. The affair not only celebrated excellence and fostered connections but also treated attendees to an enthralling night of entertainment.

The EMY Africa Awards, headquartered in Accra, Ghana and established by Mr Kojo Soboh, stands resolutely dedicated to honouring remarkable African men and individuals. This tribute is a salute to their exceptional achievements, substantial contributions, and inspiring initiatives that cultivate positive transformation across the continent and beyond. These accolades also extend appreciative acknowledgement in two categories to trailblazing women who challenge conventional norms.

Serving as a dazzling prelude to the 8th Annual EMY Africa Awards scheduled for October 14th in Ghana, the Lagos Soiree was an indelible evening. Throughout the enchanting night, guests were charmed by conversations and the palpable, vibrant energy that enveloped the air.

Distinguished attendees, hailing from both Ghana and Nigeria, including Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Michelle McKinney Hammond, Lanre Olusola, Mary Ojulari, Mawuli Gavor, Roberta Dawson-Amoah, Chidi Mokeme, Waje, Doja Allen, Cobhams Asuquo, Daniel Etim Effiong, Toolz, Uti Nwachwkwu, Kelechi Amadi Obi, Akintunde Johnson Bada, Ama K Abeberese, Comfort Booth, and more, graced the occasion.

According to Mr Kojo Soboh, Founder of EMY Africa Awards:

Gathering such a diverse and accomplished group of individuals under one roof is a testament to the power of unity and shared purpose. I am profoundly grateful for this evening of celebration and excellence, as it reaffirms our commitment to recognizing and honoring those who shape Africa’s narrative with their exceptional contributions.

Speeches by Mary Ojulari, Managing Director of Mercedes Benz Nigeria, Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong, Chairman of the board for EMY Africa Awards, Roberta Dawson-Amoah, Director of Marketing at Ghana Tourism Authority, and a fireside chat between Mr Kojo Soboh and Latasha Ngwube, the project’s lead PR, resonated with the event’s theme of celebrating excellence.

The evening unrolled with the promise of excitement, and it delivered magnificently. From a spellbinding performance by renowned magician Babs Cardini to musical delights by Dapo Pelmar, an exclusive portrait session with photographer Ngozi Eme, and delectable cuisine by Chef Tucker.

As laughter and meaningful conversations linger, the EMY Africa Awards remains committed to its mission of honouring achievement and inspiring leadership across the African continent.

Looking ahead to the 8th Annual EMY Africa Awards on October 14th in Ghana, we anticipate a remarkable celebration of greatness. This event marks another significant milestone in the journey of recognizing exceptional individuals who shape the landscape of Africa.