Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) unveils 2018 Global List


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Lagos, Nigeria. March 25, 2018 – It is with great honor we begin to unveil the 2018 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) global 100 list to recognize the positive contributions made by people of African descent, worldwide, across 4 categories, starting with the release of POLITICS & GOVERNANCE category.

MIPAD is a unique global list that identifies, in total, 200 outstanding individuals under 40, with 100 inside Africa, 100 outside Africa in the Diaspora across 4 categories; Politics & Governance, Business & Entrepreneurship, Media & Culture, Humanitarian & Religious.

Our mission with MIPAD is a build a progressive global network of civil society actors to join together and support the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015 – 2024, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/237.

Please join us in congratulating the 2018 MIPAD honorees for their contributions to societies around the world for their resilience and strength in the face of adversity, BRAVO!

The list will be unveiled in the following categories

The Recognition Week in honor of the ‘MIPAD Class of 2018’ is slated for September 28th - Oct 3rd, 2018 in New York City, following the opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly.

For congratulatory ads, sponsorship & speaking opportunity, please contact
- Tope Esan +1 (917) 541 8394 (New York)
- Niclette Mundabi +1 (678) 818 6032 (Atlanta)
- Wayne Malcolm +44 79 5668 7841 (London)
- Kamil Olufowobi +234 806 305 1991 (Lagos)