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Vénicia Guinot Among DIVAS OF COLOUR Awards 2018 Finalists

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London – TROPICS INTERNATIONAL INC. is proud to announce that TROPICS MAGAZINE’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Venicia Guinot, has been nominated and managed to crack the shortlist for this year’s landmark 5th DIVAS OF COLOUR AWARDS 2018.

Vénicia Guinot is certainly one of the most inspiring young Media personalities from Africa who started their companies with next to nothing. Starting from scratch at the age of 23 with a single wish, to keep her late parents’ legacies alive (Mr. Marcel Bavouéza-Guinot, her Father ad top Congolese Venture Capitalist of his generation; and Mrs. Julienne Mankassa, her Mother, UNESCO/UNICEF cadre and one of the Most Influential Philanthropist from Brazzaville). And she has, since 2009, worked hard to be recognized as a
Multimedia Journalist holding the titles of ​Publisher​,​ Media Entrepreneur​, Executive Producer​, ​Radio Host​ and ​Business Influencer​. This 4-time Awarded Media Entrepreneur in London and Johannesburg curates, since October 2017, the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT, the first-of-its-kind multi-platforms and multilingual business summit to ever be hosted in South Africa with the goal of hel​ping young entrepreneurs with startups scale their businesses and arming private investors with the best insights available to make better informed investment decisions by providing cutting edge insight into the African and the Caribbean’s investment landscape.​ Guinot boasts a formidable 8-year career as a Business Leader which has earned her accolades, trophies and international recognition.

DIVAS OF COLOUR AWARDS is the leading forum for Women of Colour of diverse career and disposition is proud to announce the finalists for the 5th annual International Women’s Awards and Conference to be held in London on 25th March, 2018.


DIVAS OF COLOUR Awards 2018 Finalists

After a rigorous evaluation of hundreds of nominations received this year, DIVAS OF COLOUR AWARDS is proud to present the following women as the Awards Finalists who have made the prestigious list.


1.Women of Honour

Mandy Sanghera

Hyacinth Myers

Laura Serrant

Bev Morris

Helen Bamidele Samson.


2. Inspirational Woman

Farwa Akhlaq

Kanza Sana Umer

Elizabeth Kwarteng – Amaning

Nusrat Zamir

Chris Tuck


3. Leading Woman of the Year

Thirupura Sundari Sevvel

Frederica Boateng

Elizabeth Kwarteng Amaning

Sanesha Naicker

Imani sorhaindo

Margaret Francis


4. Creative of the year

Lady Marga MC

Vivian Timothy

Olga Balangala

Letitia Kapuscinska

Hellen Atim

Taniya Khan


5. Influencer of the year

Lyneise Rachelle

Cynthia Davis

Tokie Labotan-Brown

Nazia Khatun

Nicole Moses

Princess Ifem Enwerem


6. Entrepreneur of the year.

Saffron Jackson

Am Golhar

Siobhan Grant

Anna Cole Ojukwu

Titilayo Odunainya


7. Young Achiever of the year

Viola Tebah

Danielle Vassel

Mashal Rahman

Precious Ebere

Farwa Akhlaq


8. Author of the year

LaDonna Marie

Ibitola Ojoye

Wayne Diana McDonald

Muriel Kakoni

Amazin Ijeoma

Lyneise Rachelle


9. Outstanding Woman of the year

Juliet Okoye

Chris Tuck

Brenda Okorogba

Ibitola Ojoye

Nusrat Zamir

Vivian Timothy


10. Media Personality of the year

Venicia Guinot

Eugene Majuru

Princess Ife Enwerem

Marverine Cole.

Delia Innoma


11. International Woman of the Year

Tokie Laotan-Brown

Eryca Freemantle

Linda Ikeji

Sanesha Naicker


DIVAS OF COLOUR Awards 2018 Finalists


DIVAS OF COLOUR AWARDS now in it’s 5th years has continued to be the most prestigious and sought after forum celebrating the diverse contributions of women of colour around the world. DIVAS OF COLOUR continues to highlight the efforts of women who continue to give their all in upholding the dignity of womanhood regardless of what is thrown at them. Faustina Anyanwu, founder of DIVAS OF COLOUR said,

“Women who bring so much value within and around their communities through their careers, business, talent and selfless dedication are our priority at DIVAS OF COLOUR. All our effort is to make such that their voice is heard loud and clear.”

This year, the 5th annual DIVAS OF COLOUR is sponsored by WorldRemit, LycaMobile and C. Hub Magazine. For the first time, the event will run for two days, raising awareness on Mental Health and well being, tagged #MindYourMind .


DIVAS OF COLOUR Awards 2018 Finalists


Day one which entails Fashion Show and Trade Show and performances will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster. While day two, the awards and conference dinner will be held at Grange Hotel Tower Bridge London. The executive team congratulates all the finalists.


Tickets are now on sale via the official website

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