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Idaminabo among ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons In Africa’

Dr Tonye Rex Idaminabo, Chief Executive of the African Achievers Awards (AAA), has been listed among the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’. The…

Dr Tonye Rex Idaminabo, Chief Executive of the African Achievers Awards (AAA), has been listed among the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’.

The honorees were announced by the organisers of the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’ project at an unveiling news conference on Friday, August 18, 2023 in Abuja.

Idaminabo, in his reaction to the recognition, expressed his appreciation for being named amongst the 100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa, which according to the organizers, include Africans drawn from different backgrounds who have used their talents, positions and resources to build and promote peace across the continent.

He acknowledged the efforts of the organisers for their careful selection of those who made the list considering their consistent commitment to humanitarian initiatives, positive influence on communities and youth empowerment, among other criteria.

Idaminabo, a lawyer and serial entrepreneur recognized by Forbes and Avance Media, is the Chief Executive of Reputation Poll International (RPI), a developmental branding and business innovation agency making indelible marks in building a dynamic image for the African continent through success stories of outstanding personalities through the African Achievers Awards (AAA) annual event, now in its 13th year.

He has been graced with numerous awards and named amongst the 30 most promising entrepreneurs in Africa by Forbes magazine and listed among 100 most Influential Young Africans. He has also received a British award for impact in African development.

Celebrities who made the list include Nollywood actresses: Rita Dominic and Mercy Aigbe; Music Artistes: Davido and Rema and AY Makun; Israel Adesanya; Cubana Chief Priest; Linda Ikeji; Hilda Bassey, Nigerian Chef and Guinesss World Record Holder; Nigerian International Football star, Victor Osimhen; Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation International Magazine, among others.

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adeshina; Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammadu Sa’ad Abubakar; Former President Goodluck Jonathan; former Nigerian Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo and President of Love World Incorporated, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome were also enlisted.

Amb. Kingsley Amafibe, Project Director Africa for the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’, congratulated recipients of the honour across the continent for making the highly coveted ‘peace list’.

He said the initiative celebrates the dedication of those who have labored continuously to reduce conflicts, advance social bond, and establish connections amidst diverse communities.