GAB excites Manchester based professionals


As the organisers of the annual Gathering of Africa’s Best (GAB) unveils the list of finalists for the awards coming up on Saturday 27 January 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Manchester Piccadilly, excitement has reached high pitch among nominees in Manchester, North West, England.

Dr Erinma Bell MBE DL., an influential peace activist standing with her sculpture made from melted down, seized guns

The Manchester edition of the 19th Gathering of Africa’s Best (GAB) Awards, is to witness a cross-section of individuals and organisations from various spheres of life, who have been contributing to the positive image of Africa and Africans compete for honours.

On the list of those to be honoured is Dr Erinma Bell MBE a co-founder and chair of CARISMA – Community Alliance for Renewal Inner South Manchester Area. CARISMA has become a front-line community-based group, originally set up by the community for the community to offer life-chances for young people.  Erinma held the position of Staff Development Officer at Save the Children for up to 10 years before going freelance.  Erinma has a BA Hons degree in Psychology and Advanced Early Years and a Postgraduate Certificate in Urban Education.

The list of GAB Award for Excellence – Finalists (Manchester) credited to Trumpet Media Group, organisers of the annual awards are as follows:

Abi Global Foods

Akwa Cross UK Manchester

Hon. Yacoob Ekundayo Alebiosu – Governance

Olutayo Arikawe – Health

Mr Ade Arogundade – Community Cohesion

Khalid Ikeoluwa Ayanshina – The Arts

Bantuway Limited – Food Processing

Dr Erinma Bell MBE, DL – Peace

Mrs Lola Busari – Youth Empowerment

Calyx Drinks Ltd. – Drinks Manufacturing

Ceebee Gold Foundation International – Charity

Chuck Gallery – The Arts

Dr Bankole Cole – Criminology

Prince Ifoh – Youth Empowerment

In A Strange Land – Film

Abosede Temitayo Jimoh – The Arts

Miss Remilekun Mariam Kasali (RemmyChanter) – The Arts

Pastor Yomi Obadimeji – Faith

Dr Francisca Odeka – Consultancy

Tinu Odunuga – Community Development

Dr John Yahaya Osammor – Food / Health

Oluwabunmi Osiberu – Event Management

Gabriel Ozique – Engineering

Roots Restaurant – Hospitality

Khadija Yusra Muhammad Sanusi II – Youth Empowerment

David Smith – Business Networking

Tinapa Restaurant – Hospitality

Femi Okutubo, the Chairman of the awards committee said, “From almost 100 entries received, the list has been whittled down to about 30 Finalists from among whom Award Recipients will be announced on Saturday 27 January 2018 at a prestigious event holding at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Manchester Piccadilly. The Recipients will receive a GAB Award for Excellence”.

The GAB Awards was established in 1999 by Trumpet Media Group as a way of rewarding excellence among Africans and Friends of Africa around the world who are enhancing the image of the continent.

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