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Venicia Guinot, Chief Editor at TROPICS MAGAZINE, Named “Best Social Development & Media Entrepreneur of the Year” at BRAAD Awards® 2019 in London

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Venicia Guinot was honored in the “Best Social Development & Media Entrepreneur of the Year” category at the 2019 BRITISH AWARD FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT (BRAAD) Awards in recognition of her excellence, tenacity and continued prosperity.

London, UK – November 01, 2019 –   TROPICS MAGAZINE (, the leading bilingual (English and French) and global business, fashion and lifestyle magazine from Africa, today announced that Chief Editor and CEO, Venicia Guinot, received the BRAAD Award® 2019 in the Best Social Development & Media Entrepreneur of the Year category.

The African Disruptive Technology Conference, held in London, from 23-24 October 2019, aimed to highlight the impact of technological advancement in the socio-economic sectors in Africa and its Diaspora. The event brought together leading minds in the technological and business fields to discuss, explore and highlight the significance of revolutionising the African business ecosystem and socio-economic sectors through disruptive technology.

The event took place in three stages, starting with a Parliamentary Lecture at the UK Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 23rd October 2019. This was followed by the main Conference, which took place at the Sheraton Grand Mayfair Hotel, London on Thursday 24th October 2019. The Conference concluded with the 2019 BRAAD Awards Ceremony on the evening.

“We have been following Venicia Guinot incredible efforts to advance Business and Development in Africa. In recognition of her achievement in Business and Development in Africa and within the Diaspora; we wish to congratulate her on this achievement,” said Ambassador Justina Mutale, Chair, BRAAD Advisory Board. “BRAAD is a business and development forum which seeks to recognise and highlight exceptional achievements within Africa and its Diaspora that focus on business and entrepreneurship.”

With the British Award for African Development (BRAAD) Awards announcement, Venicia Guinot bagged her sixth award as a Media Entrepreneur and leading African Business Leader. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the African Business Leader of the Year, the African Entrepreneur of the Year, the Best African Disruptive Technology of the Year, the Company of the Year, the Best Africa-oriented Investment Company of the Year, which were announced at a gala ceremony at the Sheraton Grand Mayfair Hotel, London. 



About Venicia Guinot

Venicia Guinot was once described by South Africa’s Afro Queen Biz Magazine as An African Media Powerhouse. Driven by her love for Africa, inspiration to change the African narrative to something more positive as well as a drive to make her late parents proud, Venicia Guinot has created a name for herself in Africa’s media industry for the past 10 years. Determined to brand Africa as a top investment destination, Venicia Guinot founded the TROPICS GROUP OF COMPANIES which serves as the holding company of TROPICS MAGAZINE, TROPICS MEDIA GROUP and the annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT, three initiatives that have propelled her career to new heights. In July 2019, Venicia Guinot was appointed to Advisory Board of Directors at the Global Youth Summit on SDGs and Assembly as Head of New Partnerships by Reset Global and the Office of the President of Ghana. As one of the strongest voices behind Media Entrepreneurship on the African continent, she strongly believes in the power of media in empowering citizens, generating innovation and changing mindsets socially.


About BRAAD Awards®

British Award for African Development (BRAAD) Award is a forum to build business opportunities between the United Kingdom and African markets; to co-create and foster economic growth through engaging public and private sector finance. BRAAD provides a nexus for exploring business opportunities between the United Kingdom and African markets to create long-standing opportunities to further economic growth. BRAAD Award is supported by the Honourable Jeremy Lefroy MP and Pauline Latham OBE MP, as its Prime Patrons and Lord David Alton of Liverpool as a Patron. The awards are the culminating event of the African Disruptive Technology Conference®, highlighting diversity and recognising the best north-south partnerships and the added-value of business in Africa including the achievements of the African Diaspora. For more information, please visit  

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