2Face, Rita Dominic make list of 100 African peace icons
Renowned singer and one of Africa’s pop legends, Innocent Ujah Idibia, popularly known as 2Face, and Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic have been listed among the “100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa.” The duo was named among other Africans in the list released by the organiser of 100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa, on its website.
Other Nigerians who made the list include Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed; FCT Minister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha; Founder, Heir Holdings, Tony Elumelu; Mohammed Abdullahi; Alhaji Imaan Ibrahim; business mogul, Femi Otedola, Dr Stephen Akintayo, and Farouk Khailann.
Also on the list are renowned social media clergyman, Pastor Jerry Eze; Dr. Daniel Moses, Mohammed Dewji; Mesfin Tasew Bekele; AIG Aishatu Baju; Gabriel Aduda; Tein Jack-Rich; Tosin Eniolorunda, andDr. Oluwatosin Olatujoye.
Other recipients across the continent included human rights activist and African Affairs commentator Prof P.L.O Lumumba; Rwanda President, Paul Kagame, Seyi Vodi, Hajiya Salamatu Muktah, Josephine Nwaeze, Ayo Animashaun and Prof Stevens Azaiki.
Congratulating them, the Project Director Africa, 100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa, Amb. Kinsley Amafibe, stated that the peace icons are Africans drawn from different backgrounds, who have used their talents, positions, and resources to build and promote peace across the continent.
He also said the list was not exhaustive as there were other Africans who have contributed to peace-building across the continent that would be identified and honoured in subsequent editions of the peace-building roll call.
“The 100 most notable peace icons in Africa come from diverse backgrounds and have different life experiences, but they all share a deep commitment to peace and non-violence. They have shown us that peace is achievable and that each person can make a difference in building a better world.
“Through their leadership, activism, and humanitarian work, they have inspired millions of people around the world to join their movement and work towards a more just and peaceful future. Over the last three decades, our society has been tethering at the brink of global conflict and the pursuit of peace has given rise to some of the most remarkable individuals of our time,” Amafibe said.
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