AFA Awards

Join AIH for the first Annual African Festival of the Arts "AFA AWARDS” this August 11th, 2018 in Chicago to celebrate highest achievers in the African Diaspora.


The AFA awards will take our audience around the world by celebrating leaders in areas of Social Entrepreneurship, Sports, Advocacy, Business, Under 30 Rising Star, and Trail Blazers from the US, Africa and the Caribbean."

Hosted by Kenneth Okolie & Lotten Bridgetta 


Date: August 11, 2018 

Reception: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Award Ceremony: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Reva and David Logan Center (University of Chicago)

915 E 60th Street, Chicago IL 60637 

Award Categories

Social Entrepreneur - An Individual who has proven to be a leader or has consistent presence in their sector (Influencer - Social Media)

Sports Award - An Individual who has proven to be a leader on and off the field

Advocate Award - An Individual who shows interest in their community and implements real solutions on social issues. Domestically or globally. 

Business Leader Award – Shows staying power and consistently contributes to community

Under 30 Rising Star - Someone who has global impact and has shown tremendous growth compared to others in their age range

Trail Blazer Award- Extraordinary individual who is ahead of their time, seen as a visionary and works to bring people together 

Winners are preselected except for Influencer, which will be done via social media. There will be two winners (male & female in each categorizes except for the Trail Blazer Award )