Nollywood Icon Richard Mofe-Damijo aka RMD – Feature Image By Pius Teneng Productions
Shaping Africa’s Tomorrow: STEM Triumphs at the 2023 AFRICA’S BRAIN BANK® Summit in Los Angeles
The AFRICA’S BRAIN BANK® and Charity Ball event, hosted at The Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles from September 1st to the 4th, 2023, stands as an exceptional Pan-African gathering, leaving an indelible mark on recent Los Angeles memory. This event passionately championed the pivotal role of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as the cornerstone for Africa’s sustainable development, under the theme “S.T.E.M. – Africa’s Gateway to Economic Freedom and Power.”
Over three unforgettable days, the event unfolded as a vibrant tapestry, interweaving culture, entertainment, and profound intellectual and spiritual awakening.
Commencing with a heartfelt opening prayer by Rev. Pastor Sauls and later by a Prayer for World Peace and Love by Dr. Hong, President of FOWPAL, it drew distinguished leaders from Africa and the Diaspora.
Under the esteemed chairmanship of Nollywood Icon Richard Mofe-Damijo, affectionately known as RMD, the event brought together a coalition of African experts from various industry sectors, both from the diaspora and Africa. Notable speakers included:
- Dr. Ken Harris: 16th President & CEO-National Business League; Founded by Booker T. Washington, a renowned economist, international scholar, and Black business historian.
- HRM. NENE LOMO IV: Divisional Chief, Lomobiawe, an experienced traditional ruler and a beacon of hope and development in the Ada State.
- Dr. Diola Bagayoko, Ph.D.: AFRICA’s BRAIN BANK® STEM Director and Board Member, a distinguished physicist, and advocate for minority participation in STEM fields.
- FAU Chairman Hershel Daniels Junior
- Mr. Douglas Eze: Wealth Strategist
- Dr. Myrtis Randolph: Cardiology IT Consultant for GE HealthCare, a seasoned professional in healthcare technology.
- Dr. Emmanuel Yao Voado: Founder-Wonder International Hospitals, Ghana.
- Ms. Claudia Mbah: Founder of Comfort Paradise Home Care Agency and Training Institute, a dynamic African immigrant with insights into the nursing profession.
- Mr. Igoni Igoni: Operating Director, StarCity Multimedia,
- ESDIAC GLOBAL SYSTEM INC, a business development Agency.
- Royce J. Johnson: American Actor, Screenwriter, and Filmmaker.
- William McMurray: Inventor and founder of The American RAC.
- Darlene Evans: CEO & PRESIDENT, ERP Solutions.
- Victor Mbaba: Founder, African Children’s Fund, and many more.
The event featured a heartfelt tribute to Sir. William “Mickey” Stevenson, Motown’s pioneering First A&R Man, and the Motown Legends, with a special “Tribute to Motown” led by Viola Nwadike, a worship leader, gospel artist, and the Founder of Give an Ear Foundation.
The summit was further enlivened by the internationally acclaimed award winner, Septimius The Great, and the skills of DJs Nice, Jerry Leo Skeeper, and D. J Franciscoli (Francis Ngam), adding a touch of light-heartedness.
At the heart of the event, Dr. Nkem-Amin Khumbah, Chairman of Africa’s Brain Bank, delivered a compelling keynote address, masterfully encapsulating the pressing challenges faced by the Pan-African community.
Dr. Khumbah, a distinguished lecturer and member of the STEM-Africa Initiative at the University of Michigan, fervently urged all attendees to take proactive strides in reshaping the narrative through STEM initiatives.
Credit and appreciation are due to Rev. Dr. Pamela Fomunung, the visionary CEO of AFRICA’S BRAIN BANK®, a Clinical Pharmacist with unmatched compounding ingenuity, who has trained many Pharmacists and Technicians in both the US and abroad. Her passion for helping Africa led to the co-development of an ACT (Artemisinin-Based Combination Treatment), a registered malaria drug in Nigeria. A Visionary and Multitalented Woman of Faith, she orchestrated this transformative opportunity for the Pan-African community, fostering invaluable networking prospects and bestowing precious insights for strategic growth.
RMD’s closing remarks and vote of thanks resonated deeply with attendees, instilling unwavering hope by affirming that Africa’s dispersed Diaspora possesses a vast reservoir of knowledge and skills destined to converge and uplift the continent.
With utmost admiration, The Immigrant Magazine extends heartfelt congratulations to all award recipients, organizers, panelists, and participants for their invaluable contributions that culminated in the resounding success of this event. It eloquently showcased Africa’s Renaissance and the indomitable determination of its descendants. The Immigrant Magazine was privileged to have been among the moderators and MC steering the event alongside Mrs. Pamela Asobo-Anchang-President of Immigrant Magazine, TV/Radio Host, Hon. Francis Opai Tetteh -President of Holistic Migration Consult, TV Host, and Mr. Charles Anchang, CEO, The Immigrant Magazine Inc.
Anticipation soars as we look ahead to reconvening in Lagos in November 2024 for yet another remarkable gathering.
The Immigrant Magazine Stands With AFRICA’s BRAIN BANK®
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