British Ghanaian media entrepreneur Peace Hyde has been named in the top 100 UN list of “Most Influential Persons of African Descent” 2017.
The Forbes Africa correspondent joins the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Trevor Noah, Oprah Winfrey and TD Jakes at the inaugural event in New York at the United Nations in September 2017.
Hyde is joining the list of change makers worldwide due to her phenomenal work as a media entrepreneur as well as her philanthropic work dubbed Aim Higher Africa, which has impacted the lives of some 2000 people over the past three years.
Others to be awarded include Don Jazzy and Linda Ikeji. The honorees were chosen from both the private and public sectors.
The Awards Dinner in honor of the ‘MIPAD Class of 2017’ will be held in New York City, following the closing of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. Former U.S. President Barack Obama and current UN Secretary-General António Guterres are expected to attend.