Renowned Nigerian music stars including David Adeleke (Davido) and Divine Ikubor (Rema), alongside popular comedian AY Makun, have been honored as part of the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’.
Arabella Star Magazine revealed the recognition at a news conference in Abuja, where the organizers unveiled the list of esteemed peace advocates.
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Among the esteemed figures from Nigeria are former President Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Sultan of Sokoto Mohammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, and President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina.
The list also includes influential individuals such as Olu of Warri Ogiame Atuwatse III, Cardinal John Oniyekan, Bishop Matthew Hassan-Kukah, and renowned tele-evangelist Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
Amb. Kinsley Amafibe, the Project Director for Africa of the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’, congratulated the honorees, emphasizing that these icons were individuals who have used their talents, positions, and resources to foster peace across the continent.
Amafibe stated that these remarkable individuals were carefully selected for their consistent commitment to humanitarian initiatives, their positive influence on communities, and their efforts in youth empowerment, among other criteria.
He highlighted, “This initiative celebrates the dedication of those who have labored continuously to reduce conflicts, advance social bond, and establish connections amidst diverse communities.”
The initiative’s intent is to acknowledge and applaud these individuals’ roles in nurturing peace, harmony, and positive change on the African continent.
Amafibe encouraged Africans to unite in constructing a future of peace and prosperity through education, empowerment, and sustainable development, underscoring that the legacy of these African icons would serve as a wellspring of inspiration for present and future generations.