Renowned Promoter and Cultural Entrepreneur, Diamond Ebs Esoh has been appointed judge on the Cameroon Career Women Awards. The annual CCW Award founded by a London-based Minister, restaurateur and motivational coach, Mrs. Bridget Fomukong Benjamin, recognizes and rewards outstanding Cameroonian women who have achieved great strides in various disciplines and made a positive contribution to society.
Diamond Ebs Esoh is a lecturer, non-profit leader and entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the cultural and creative industry as a writer, artiste, organizer and promoter. As a lecturer, he taught marketing and other business-related courses to Irish and international students from over 20 countries. He currently serves as Chief Executive of the Global Movement for Change and Project Colourful, an international organization that promotes cultural diplomacy and prepares young people for public leadership. He is better known State-side as the creator and coordinator of Irish-Americans For Obama, a political volunteer group which began recruiting young activists in the early Caucus and Primary States back in 2007 and raised over $100,000 towards the election of the first African American president.
In the last five years, Diamond has led the Cameroon Film Industry Diaspora based in Europe, giving international prominence to Cameroonian actors and film-makers. He is also the founder of Africability, a talent-entertainment firm with address in California that is responsible for several creative projects including Africa Can Sing, Africa Can Dance, African Film star and most recently Diverse City Star, which attracted talent from over 100 different nationalities in the city of Dublin. He juxtaposes work and international travels with his duties as a father and leader in the local church.
In accepting the appointment, Mr. Esoh had this to say: “You are our sisters, beautiful African women, mothers of humanity and trailblazers. Many of you have spent a great part of your lives working hard, giving, nurturing and supporting; sometimes at the expense of your own careers. It is an honour to be part of a program that makes you shine".
The appointment of the "organizer-in-chief" and Cameroon Concord Dublin bureau chief is seen as a major coup for the CCWA organisation as this would likely attract the interest of the Cameroonian film community in Europe, the academic and non-profit communities, major players in the entertainment industry in Ireland, as well as close friends and associates in Africa, Europe and America.
The award ceremony will be held in London on the 26th of March 2016, hosted by Christine Nkwain, a humanitarian and healthcare professional based in the United States of America and is expected to draw several high profile guests from around the world. So far, several high flying Cameroonian women have been appointed CCWA Ambassadors of their respective countries including singer/songwriter Missy BK from Canada; health specialist Cecilia Bleeker from the Netherlands, and immigration expert Jeanette Taku from Ireland, among others.
Nominations for the Cameroon Career Women Awards are ongoing. You can now nominate your favourite women in a number of categories including catering, politics, entertainment, health, education, law, sports, science, fashion, etc. The full list of categories and nomination process can be viewed at http://www.