Diva Ambassador finalists 2015!

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Divers of Colour

Check out this 5 powerful women, very strong profiles, women from diverse backgrounds, of over 20 nominations, and we’re down to these 5 super women of colour.

 
Divas Ambassador category is a worthy award category of Divas of colour. The women considered for this category are women of colour whose drive, character and conduct both professionally and otherwise is worthy of emulating – they are representatives of women of colour and role models for the younger generation of women of colour. We take into consideration a lot . Which include their achievements, their efforts, their standing in the society and how their work will set standard for other women to follow. This year we have over 20 nominees for this category we had such a hard time to streamline it to our final five. The judges will go on to make the final decision and the winner will be announced on the award ceremony. We also welcome any opinion from the public to help us make the fairest decision.

Email them with any comment or suggestion Who do you think should win and why. – mbwprmgt@gmail.com 
Please note: This is not a voting process. Meet your Diva Ambassador finalists 2015.

The 5 women shortlisted are
 


1. Theodora Ibekwe Oyebade:Born and raised in Edo State, Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade originally hails from Owerri in Imo State, Nigeria. Considered a child prodigy by her primary tutors, Theodora’s parents wanted her to pursue education as far as she could take it. This led to a certificate in Education at Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State and later on she studied Accounting at the University of Lagos.

Even though she excelled in academics, Theodora also greatly admired entertainers and all things entertainment. After her University education, she decided to move to the UK in order to seek out other opportunities.

The multi-award winner and who regularly graces the cover of UK-African magazines, she founded the Miss Elegant international a beauty pageant in 2009. This really propelled her

into the limelight and a few years later, she took the pageant one step further with the Miss Elegant international TV show. The TV show aired on the only African TV station at the time; BEN TV. Through this medium, she became a well-known promoter in the African-UK entertainment industry. An avid entrepreneur at heart, she then became a Director with Starlywood which is a competition-based talent show, which is aimed at discovering young Black talent in the UK. With offers pouring in from African celebrities like Clarion Chukwurah, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, John Utaka,  Ken Smart, Pauline Long, Dayo Olomu etc. For her to promote and consult on their entertainment projects, Theodora then created Theodora PR, a media and consultancy PR firm for Black talent in the diaspora(www.theodoraibekwepr.com)


2. Lindani Moyo: Lindani Moyo is a young woman based in the United Kingdom , a single mother of 2 children . She’s a businesswoman in her own right, runs an organisation that was founded by herself on the 18th April 2013 [ Black African Women Rock] and she also runs her events planning business, that covers decorations , events planning , and equipment hire.

Her work is based on life experience and counselling diploma and working with other organisations long side her own organisation . Within a year of founding her own organisation , she was nominated by her own community for people’s choice award [ZAA] and inspirational woman award [ZIWA] and inspirational woman ward [True African Awards TAA] .

Lindani she’s a woman on a mission, looking to inspire and motivate women to pursue with their dreams. BAWR is based on community work , non profitable organisation that self funds . Lindani is a Zimbabwean young woman that wants to achieve a lot in life , not only for herself and her children but with the community as well through empowerment , inspiration and motivation towards her fellow women . BAWR aims to reach out to women globally and young women having a difficult time with building self confidence , self worth , self esteem and self believe.

 


3. Sandra Nelson Founder Lifteffects: LIFTEFFECTS hosts conferences, seminars, workshops and provides a speaking platform for those extraordinary people to share their stories, with the intention of planting the seed of hope, passion and encouragement in every person there to reach for their dreams, believe in themselves and help others become great. The atmosphere is one of passion, commitment, determination, persistence and leaves both the speakers and the audience with one question what difference have I made, what can I do to help. The ethos behind LIFTEFFECTS is what makes it so incredible.

The intent of the conference is to transform, support, build and champion causes as the speakers share their intimate, personal, family and business stories without holding back.


4. Rita Nzelu Actress: Anambra State-born actress and a mother of one is an actress who is very much loved by all. Her appearance in Living in Bondage where she played the role of Tina, a call girl, still remains something to talk about. Rita, before she left the shores of the country also featured in several other works. Rita Nzelu has been in the industry for quite a while and can rightly be referred to as a veteran of Nollywood.

Rita Nzelu is a film Actress, producer, and model. Started acting since 1990. She has featured in over 100 movies, won awards such as best behaved actress, Centenary Award etc.
 

5. Rhoda Wilson:Rhoda Wilson was born in Lagos, Nigeria and later attended one of England’s most successfully boarding schools, Hurtwood House in Holmbury St Mary Dorking. A former energy credit analyst, a holder of BA in Business Studies and Masters Degree in Financial Management, Rhoda Wilson started The Rhoda Wilson show in 2005 on OBE TV. In 2008 The Rhoda Wilson Show moved to BEN TV (Sky Channel 184) aired weekly, had a viewership of circa 1,300,000 per show in 2010. With a wide mix of subject matter, Rhoda selects her guests with the central theme of inspiration and motivation. The 30 minute show consists of interviews based on the lives of inspirational and growing talent across the UK. The Show ran for eight years until 2013. Rhoda Wilson won the public’s vote as BEST TV PRESENTER in 2009 BEFFTA award. In 2011 she was named as one of the top twenty inspirational women of the African Diaspora and was included in the Black Women in Europe Power List.


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