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Win A Pair Of Tickets To Face2Face Africa's NYC Weekend

Win a pair of tickets to Face2Face Africa's Pan-African weekend for a chance to see Alek Wek, Femi Kuti and Mo Ibrahim.


Face2Face Africa (F2FA) will be hosting their annual weekend in New York City July 25th through 27th. The festivities aim to recognize individuals who've made a significant impact on the pan-African community, with this year’s honorees including fashion icon Alek Wek, afrobeat torchbearer Femi Kuti, and business mogul Dr. Mo Ibrahim. The weekend will kick off on Friday with a presentation by Young Africans Committed to Excellence (YACE) finalists who will present on a topic pertaining to their vision for the continent. The presentation will be followed by a networking mixer with attendees, professionals and business leaders. Saturday, the weekend's honorees will be recognized at F2FA's annual F.A.C.E List Awards Ceremony which will take place at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University. The Red Carpet affair will be hosted by Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh and F2FA co-founder Sandrah Appiah. The awards ceremony will feature performances from some of the continents’ up-and-coming entertainers. The weekend festivities will end on Sunday with a closing Jazz Brunch where attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the honorees, weekend speakers and special guests in a more intimate setting. Enter below for a chance to win a pair of premier, all-inclusive tickets to attend all of the weekend’s events! The contest ends July 22nd.

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