Akin Thomas , Founder and CEO of AKD and Ladi Ajayi, Head of Sport Division at AKD attended the Best in Africa awards last week. Best of Africa was founded in 2011 aspiring to challenge us to go beyond stereotypes, prejudices and preconceptions. It was founded to support and celebrate African-owned philanthropic endeavours as well as to draw attention to the remarkable contribution of Africans in the United Kingdom.
Ladi Ajayi adds; “Akin and I were invited and attended the Best of Africa Awards at The Londoner Hotel Leicester Square. These awards are to recognise and celebrate the philanthropic endeavours of individuals and organisations from the sports and business world who support and champion causes from healthcare to education to environmental causes and gender equality.
We were fortunate to see recipients such as Patrick Vieira, Charlene White,Anthony Joshua and Danielle Carter to name but a few collect awards. Just as important was the opportunity to meet contemporaries, network with sports and business people and connect with young talented entrepreneurs and people wanting to shift the dial and show Africa and it’s sons and daughters how brilliant they are and the significant contribution they add to the world.”
AKD Sport Division believe these events such as Best of Africa shine the light on the work and positive influence those from underrepresented communities are having in the sport industry. We are passionate about changing the narrative and ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion is part of sport organisations DNA.
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