President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adeshina; Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammadu Sa’ad Abubakar; President of Love World Incorporated, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, and Dr. Tonye Rex Idaminabo, Chief Executive/Founder African Achievers Awards (AAA) have been listed among the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’.
The honorees were announced by the organisers of the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’ project at an Unveiling News Conference’ on Friday August 18, 2023 in Abuja.
Other Nigerians who made the list include Former President Goodluck Jonathan; Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto; Olu Of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III; Cardinal John Onayekan; Pastor Jerry Ezeh, founder of streams of Joy International and former Nigerian Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo.
Amb. Kingsley Amafibe, Project Director Africa for the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’, congratulated recipients of the honour across the continent for making the highly coveted ‘peace list’.
“This initiative celebrates the dedication of those who have labored continuously to reduce conflicts, advance social bond, and establish connections amidst diverse communities.
“By sharing their narratives, our intention is to amplify the ripples of their endeavors, produce a collective resolve to foster a more calm and prosperous Africa.
“They have transcended boundaries and overcome challenges to leave inerasable legacies, with each narrative as a tribute to perseverance and determination, enclosed in the cherished values of Africa- unity, harmony, and progress”, he said.
Dr. Tonye Rex Idaminabo FRSA, who was named among the honorees, expressed his appreciation for the recognition of being named among the 100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa, which according to the organizers, include Africans drawn from different backgrounds who have used their talents, positions and resources to build and promote peace across the continent.
Dr. Rex Idaminabo acknowledged the efforts of the organizers for their careful selection of those who made the list for their consistent commitment to humanitarian initiatives, positive influence on communities and youth empowerment, among other criteria.
Dr. Idaminabo, a lawyer and serial entrepreneur recognized by Forbes and Avance Media, is the Chief Executive of Reputation Poll International (RPI), a developmental branding and business innovation agency making indelible marks in building a dynamic image for the African continent through success stories of outstanding personalities through the African Achievers Awards (AAA) annual event now in its 13th year.
Also the Chief Executive of Achievers Media, and Co-founder Young CEO’S Business Forum, he is a highly accomplished reputation manager, business consultant, and strategic management expert and international business guru.
He has been graced with numerous awards and named amongst the 30 most promising entrepreneurs in Africa by Forbes magazine and listed 100 most influential Young Africans and received a British award for African development.
Celebrities who made the list include Nollywood actresses: Rita Dominic and Mercy Aigbe; Music Artistes: Davido and Rema and Ay Makun, Israel Adesanya, Cubana Chief Priest, Linda Ikeji, Hilda Bassey, Nigerian Chief and Guinesss World Record Holder, Nigerian International Football star, Victor Osimeh, Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation International Magazine, among others.