Ngozi Okonjo Iweala’s Son, Uzodinma was currently named because the recipient of the accepted 2023 Leo Award, presented by Unprejudiced Curators Worldwide (ICI), a New York-based mostly mostly nonprofit.
This esteemed recognition celebrates Iweala’s distinctive contribution to the field of contemporary art as an creator. Furthermore, Iweala has been known for his visionary management because the CEO of New York’s African Heart, a characteristic he has held since 2018.
Iweala’s exploits at African Heart
Under his management, the centre has worked to replace the world determining of Africa and its diaspora, and of the characteristic played by other folks of African descent. This was disclosed in an announcement released by the ICI.
It partly reads, “Iweala and his team obtain been instrumental in fostering dialogue, breaking down barriers, and amplifying various voices from the African continent. They’ve reworked The Africa Heart into a brilliant occasion of the richness and dynamism of African cultures and created a brand recent civic mannequin for cultural establishments.”
The New York-based mostly mostly nonprofit organisation extra wrote, “Their programming promotes imperfect-cultural determining and collaboration, and has included views from the political, financial, literary, and culinary worlds to boot to the inventive field.”
Expressing delight over the partnership, the African Centre acknowledged the partnership will continue to play an vital portion in shaping their packages for years to reach. In an announcement, ICI’s govt and inventive director, Renaud Proch acknowledged “All of us at ICI are happy to honour Uzo and his team with ICI’s 2023 Leo Award. Uzo’s vision and the values manifested in the heart—collaboration, empowerment, world team spirit, generative pondering—resonate in so many ways with ICI’s obtain mission.”
Iweala was CEO and editor-in-chief of Ventures Africa journal, which he additionally co-founded. He’s additionally smartly identified for his writing centring African and diasporic experiences: