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THE BLACK & IRISH GALA AWARDS RECOGNISE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE, ORGANISATIONS AND BUSINESSES

05/12/2023

The Black and Irish Gala Awards - Powered by RT - took place in the Osprey Hotel in Naas on the 2nd of December last. Ireland's Black and Irish community came together to celebrate nominees and winners alike.

The winners on the night were:

Personality of the Year - Victor Alfred

Community Star of the Year (Sponsored by Intel) - Blezzing Dada

Community Organisation of the Year (Sponsored by Deloitte) - Open Circle

Actor of the Year - Tishe Emmanuella Fatunbi

Educator of the Year (Sponsored by ISA) - Nursing with Winnie

Outstanding Contribution to Music (Sponsored by Guinness) - Tunde Esho

Podcast of the Year - Charge It To The Game

Activist of the Year - Abdulai Mansaray

Content Creator of the Year - Victor Alfred

Entrepreneur of the Year (Sponsored by Goodbody) - Jasmine Feehan (pictured below)

Female Sportsperson of the Year - Rhasidat Adeleke

Male Sportsperson of the Year - Israel Olatunde

Business of the Year - We Are Human Collective

Female Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Guinness) - Aby Coulibaly

Male Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Guinness) - Fortune Igiebor

Hosts Katja Mia and Vanessa Ogbonna were joined on the night by Black and Irish Co-founders Leon Diop (main image) and Femi Bankole, who spoke about the new partnership with RT and the growing importance of the awards.

The Jude Hughes Awards, which was introduced last year, was given to community legend Mama Shee. It was awarded by Jude, who has been a pillar of strength for the Black and Irish community for many years. Performers on the night included Neubri, Salamay and DJ Tee.

Black and Irish CEO, Leon Diop said The BIG awards is an opportunity for us to spotlight the community and its achievements. We have had a fantastic night of celebration, recognition and networking. We can't wait to see what 2024 has in store for the community.

Pictured at the awards, RT 2FM's Beta da Silva.
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