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Another Legends Award for Rita Marley

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Rita Marley

Africa's first global TV network, Africa Network Television (ANTV), will honour Rita Marley for astounding impact on Africa and people of African descent. The selection based on unparalleled works and commitment to improving health, education and nutrition of infants, youth and the elderly through the Rita Marley Foundation in Jamaica and Ghana.

In a letter addressed to Marley, Theresa Okorochukwu, administrator and president of ANTV, extolled, "You have made Africa proud both on a National and global level, a role model and compassionate leader, an ambassador of love and of reggae music, you are an ANTV Legend."

Florida ceremony

The awards ceremony will be held on August 29 at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, during the multi-nation launching ceremony of ANTV. Four other distinguished persons will be conferred Legends Awards: Dr Emmanuel Voado, neurosurgeon and founder/president of Cosmopolitan Aid; African Union (AU) Ambassador Dr Erieka Bennett, head of mission, AU Diaspora Forum; Dr Fatoumata Ceesay, former national speaker, The Gambia National Assembly, former deputy speaker of ECOWAS, former president of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), and founder of Family Rights Advancement and Protection; Pharmacist Stella-Maris Patcha Adamu, president/owner, Empire Hotel /The Savoy Palm Hotels in Cameroon and founder/president of Mauritia Patcha Foundation.

On September 12, Rita Marley will be bestowed the Living Legends Award by the United Nations Women and the AUDAF.