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The Afro Awards Honors Masika Kalysha, Harry O’ Harrison, Curtis Young, Ayuko Babu and Many Others



By: Karen Williams| Afro Awards at Regal Theater LA Live | Photos: Eugene Powers



The CEO of Oduataj Productions and Entertainment, Taiwo Oduala, presented the Afro Awards at Regal Theater LA Live where he honored Harry O’ Harrison, Curtis Young, and many others. The Afro Awards honors American and African community leaders, philanthropists, dignitaries, and celebrities who are pioneers in their field and have demonstrated exceptional humanitarian excellence. The event was hosted by VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Masika Kalysha who was also an honoree.

The honorees included Harry O’ Harrison (Death Row Records Creator), Curtis Young (Rapper; Son of Dr. Dre), Ayuko Babu (Founder & CEO of Pan African Film Festival), Senator Ademola Jackson Adeleke (Senator; Humanitarian), Masika Kalysha (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood; We TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop), Tina Weisinger (Founder of HAPAwards), Hubert Nakitare (Hip Hop Artist), Rochel Pamphile (CEO of Rocky R&P Entertainment), Dr. Lance McCarthy (Business Consultant; Humanitarian), Ade James (African Legendary Photographer; Humanitarian), Kandias Conda (Owner of Celebrity Brand), Charmaine Blake (Owner of Charmaine PR Firm), and Madam Lara Okunubi (Philanthropist/Humanitarian).

Special presenters included Amarachi Odinma (BET’s After Happily Ever After) and many others. Celebrities in attendance included Abby Ayoola (Naija Wives of Hollywood), Won-G Bruny (Rapper), Jordyn Carter JC (Recording Artist), Rodney Allen Rippy (Former Child Actor), Tyrone DuBose (Afro Awards Voiceover Host), Donzaleigh Abernathy (Actress & Civil Right Activist), Dar Dixon (Director & Producer), Calvin Hill (Navy Veteran & creator of Mr. & Ms. Military Pageant), and many others.




Top Dreams Universal Executive, Noah Ogun Oluyide who garnered the Afro Awards honorees and presenters, executive produced the award show alongside BackHome LLC Executive, Adewole Lipede who was added a week prior to the show.

The Afro Awards sponsors included Oduataj Foundation, Top Dreams Universal, Wamufat International, AGIC Energy, G.O. Associates Limited. Tag Agic Group Holdings, Afrebay, Lamurudu, The Peejay Home Team, Back Home LLC., R&P Entertainment Agency LLC., Strictly Industry, El’s Empowerment Foundation, and Legacy Tailors.

For more information about the Afro Awards, please visit: www.afroawards.org

Photo credit: Eugene Powers Photography/Courtesy of The Afro Awards


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