THE MAKING OF HAPAWARDS
Actors, musicians, comedians, celebrities and world-renowned dignitaries have captured audiences for generations – transforming and challenging our understanding. They enable us to see ourselves in each other, celebrate our triumphs and illustrate our flaws while creating a space for the many narratives that reflect our rich, collective cultures and history together.
This year, the HAPAawards will honor American and African community leaders, international political figures, dignitaries, celebrities and stars who are pioneers in motion pictures, arts, music and comedy. As an organization bound to celebrating outstanding achievements of artists in various entertainment genres, our vision is to continue blending cultures, promoting the beauty and richness of Africa and America while spreading peace throughout the world. We stand together in harmony with the African and Hollywood music, films and comedy entertainment industry, while supporting positive and respectful messages to the world especially about Africa. This year’s message is dedicated to our keynote speaker, The Ooni of Ife who brings to America a message on ‘Eradication of negative images associated with Africa and the forgotten History’.
I DREAM 4 ALL FOUNDATION GIVING BACK THROUGH HAPAWARDS
supplies and toiletries to the less privileged while transforming the lives of many. Portions of this year’s proceeds from our show will benefit the “Ile-Ife community” in West Africa and “A Hat Is Not Enough/The Streets Are Not The Way” Youth Educational Project in the United States.
On behalf of THE HOLLYWOOD AND AFRICAN PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS Board of Directors, welcome to the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards Show (HAPAwards).
Tina Weisinger - Founder
Founder & CEO/ Executive Producer HAPAwards
Executive Director – I Dream 4 All Foundation
As part of our mission, The HAPAwards is committed to giving back to communities in Africa and United States as well as other countries where help is needed to enhance lives. We are committed to using funds received by sponsors and donors to continue the mission of giving for many years to come. Through the creation of The I Dream 4 All Foundation (501c3), the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards visited Africa in early March of this year where they did charity work in Nigeria and Ethiopia. The team donated clothes, food, school