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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mama Zimbi, Victoria Michaels & Kafui Dey Win 2016 Ghana-Nigeria Achievers Award

The multiple international award-winner and cultural icon, Akumaa Mama Zimbi, known in private life as Dr. Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi, has won the Ghana-Nigeria Achievers Award 2016 for her women empowerment activities and being a true mentor to the youth across Africa.

Mama Zimbi received this award alongside prominent Nigerians and Ghanaian personalities like Kafui Dey, Victoria Michaels and Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, Minister of Youth and Sports.

Akumaa Mama Zimbi, who is a Ghanaian women’s rights leader, television and radio talk show host, actress, philanthropist, sex educator, relationship expert and marriage counselor, is also the host of Ghana’s number one and most consistent radio and television talk show on marriage, love and sex called‘Odo Ahomaso’ on Adom 106.3 FM and AdomTV.

She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Mama Zimbi Foundation (MZF), a non-governmental organisation which seeks to empower and support widows through its Widows Alliance Network (WANE) project, and also involve in the issues of adolescents. Through WANE, over 400 widow groupings have been formed in Ghana with membership swelling to over 8,000 nationwide.
Mama Zimbi recently hosted thousands widows at the 8th National Widows Alliance Conference (NAWAC-2016) in Accra with the theme ‘Empowering Women and Men for the Future’.