8th annual Mwape Peer Awards to be held September 23, 2017

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Zambia’s award winning musician  Mirriam Mukape AKA Mampi has arrived in New York City for the 8th Annual Mwape Peer Awards scheduled for Saturday September 23, 2017 at Empire Casino, 810 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704. She was received at JFK International Airport in the early hours of today by awards executive director  James Mwape and his team.

Mampi is a Zambian R & B singer and queen of the dance hall, she is one of the powerful female vocalist in the Zambian music industry.

In 2012 Mampi represented Zambia as a celebrity housemate in the 7th season of Big Brother Africa in South Africa and she is a Ngoma awards most promising artist. In 2017 she nominated for the following awards, Kwacha Music under Best International Achievement, Best Female Artist category and also Mwape Peer Awards. She is our guest performing artist and alongside is our very own Pennsylvania based gospel singer Victor Lombanya and live music by DJ Yeka Yeka mwana Kopala.

The awards host Charles Bwembya, of Florida and his Co-host Grace Imo of New York have promised a fun filled entertaining program as “…we celebrate those among us, who are touching lives and making a difference in our communities.”

The main focus of Mwape Peer Awards is to promote, acknowledge and recognize the outstanding efforts by Africans at home and the diaspora. Mwape Peer Awards was established in 2010 by Ruth and James Mwape.

This non-profit initiative was part of the couple’s plan to give back to the people by providing a platform to recognize those individuals who, without the benefit of visibility or influence, made a difference through their creativity, energy and sheer tenacity. Initially the prestigious awards were initially given to unsung Zambian heroes and heroines only, but in 2014, it was opened up to all Africans in and outside Africa.

The Mwape Peer Awards accepts nominations in the following categories: Banking, Bankers Award honoring an influential and inspirational individual in the banking sector.Submit a Nomination Diplomat, Diplomat Award honoring a member of the diplomatic corps who has shown extra ordinary excellence in diplomacy.Submit a Nomination Medicine, Physician Award honoring clinical physician who consistently achieve high standards in the practice of medicine by finding innovative ways of delivering quality medical care despite budget constraints. Is looked upon as the role model by peers and a valuable resource.Submit a Nomination Economics, Economist Award honoring an economist who combines academic recognition with active participation in public policy.Submit a Nomination Education, ETeacher Award honoring exceptional men and women in the teaching profession. Good teachers are critical to a strong school system.Submit a Nomination ngineering, EEngineering Award honoring exceptional achievement through innovation in any field of engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical, sanitation, water, chemical, etc.)Submit a Nomination ntertainment, Entertainment Award honoring an outstanding entertainer in radio, TV and movie industry.Submit a Nomination

Entrepreneur and LEntrepreneur Award honoring an outstanding individual not only for his/her superior ideas, but also for their clear potential to grow small businesses in their communities using available resource.

Submit a Nomination

  1. A Selection Committee of fellow peers in each category chooses award winners.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Margret Phiri at +1 516-300-3365 or email at [email protected]

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