Tonye Rex Idaminabo is a Nigerian lawyer and entrepreneur. He is the founder of African Achievers Awards, a set of annual awards bestowed on Africa’s most accomplished achievers in politics, diplomacy and entrepreneurship.
The African Achievers Awards recognizes individuals and organizations that selflessly devote their time and talents toward improving Africa’s international profile and building stronger, integrated communities in Africa.
Tonye Rex Idaminabo, holds an LLM degree from Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow Scotland and is the first West-African to be on the Advisory Board of World Leaders Forum, Dubai.
Idaminabo grew up in Africa before travelling abroad to further his studies. Coming back, he felt the need that some things needed to be changed and he also realized that individual passion cannot build a nation. This was why he decided to start African Achievers Awards as one of many platforms to try and unite African icons for the purpose of her progress.
Previous recipients of the award have included Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Zimbabwean businesswoman Divine Ndhlukula, the Kofi Annan Foundation and Nigerian media mogul John Momoh.
Yearly, the event is usually attended by several prominent African businessmen, celebrities and members of the diplomatic corps.
Speaking about the African Achievers Awards, he said “It has always been my strong belief that people accomplish more when they are properly motivated. The work task on Africans with the building and restoring of Africa is one that demands a great many effort and sacrifice. Africa more than ever needs to be motivated in order to exceed her challenges. Celebrating the Achievers among us is one way of doing that. It not only encourages them carry on the good work, but it also inspires the young to dare to do even more.”