5th African Awards Gala - October 10 2015 at Minneapolis Convention Center

The 5th African Awards Gala, presented by Mshale Newspaper, was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. It was keynoted by David Kobia, Co-Founder of Ushaidi and MIT Humanitarian of the Year. the well attended gala included a red carpet arrival by guests and entertainment by Dahil Republic of Couture which showcased its latest designs.

[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_a-couple-at-the-red-carpet.jpg]Couple at African Awards Red Carpet
A couple arrives on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_african-awards-mshale-2015-73.jpg]One Couple at African Awards Red Carpet
A couple poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_sonya-and-david-kobia.jpg]David and Sonya
David Kobia and wife Sonya arrive on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Mr. Kobia, co-founder of Ushaidi and MIT Humanitarian of the Year was this year's keynote speaker. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_tom-and-resley-on-red-carpet.jpg]Tom Gitaa and Fiancee Resley
Mshale founder and president Tom Gitaa and fiancée Resley, arrive on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_african-awards-mshale-2015-8.jpg]Ladies at African Awards Red Carpet
Guests arrive on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_akinyi-oluoch-and-nikita-curtis.jpg]Akinyi and Nikita
Mother and Daughter, Akinyi Oluoch (left) and Nikita on arrival on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_alkali-yaffa-and-wife-awa.jpg]Alkali and Awa
African Awards Student of the Year Finalist, Alkali Yaffa and his wife Awa, arrive on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_a-gentleman-at-the-red-carpet.jpg]Gentleman at African Awards Red Carpet
A gentleman arrives on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_carlister-and-jacob-okioma.jpg]Carlister and Jacob
Twin Cities Gospel singer, Jacob Okioma and wife Carlister, strike a pose upon arrival on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_alexa-and-leila.jpg]Alexa and Leila
Alexa Jackman (let) and Leila Gitaa, daughter of Mshale Founder Tom Gitaa, pose on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_charlen-nyangaresi-and-mum-biliah-sereti.jpg]Billia and Charlen
Student of the Year winner, Charlen Nyangaresi (right) with her guest, her mother Billiah as they arrived on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_couple-at-red-carpet.jpg]Couple Arrives at Red Carpet
A couple arrives on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_darryl-streeter.jpg]Darryl Streeter
Friend of the Community Finalist, Darryl Streeter, on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_anne-outtara.jpg]Anna Outtara
Anna Ouattara at the African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper on Saturday, october 10 2015 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_decotee-kofa-with-daughter.jpg]Decontee Kofa and Daughter
Community Leadership Award Finalist, Decontee Kofa, poses with her daughter on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_fatima-mohamed-on-red-carpet.jpg]Fatima Mohamed
African Awards Judge Fatima Mohamed as she arrived on the red carpet ready to announce the winners of the 5th African Awards presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_david-morse-and-rick-aguilar.jpg]David Morse and Rick Aguilar
David Morse (left) the 2015 recipient of the African Awards Founder's Award with Rick Aguilar of Aguilar Productions the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_felicia-ravelomanantsoa.jpg]Felicia Ravelomanantsoa
Felicia Ravelomanantsoa, Vice-President at BMO Harris Bank arrives on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_floriane-robins-brown.jpg]Florian Robins-Brown
Floariane Robins-Brown of Nibakure Village in Rwanda arrives on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_fred-siso.jpg]Samuel Siso
Samuel Siso, a retired US Marine, poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_gentleman-on-red-carpet.jpg]A Gentleman at Mshale African Awards Gala
A gentleman arrives on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_geoffrey-gichana-and-betty-gichana.jpg]Chui and Betty
Geoffrey Gichana, president of Mwanyagetinge Association of Kenyans in Minnesota and his wife Betty arrive on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_godson-sowah-and-guest.jpg]Godson Sowah
Godson Sowah, Chairman of the African Awards Panel of Judges, arrives on the red carpet with Ashlee Malet of Cargill for the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_hellen-keraka-and-billiah-sereti.jpg]Hellen and Billiah
Hellen Keraka and Billiah Sereti pose upon arrival on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_hilda-mauya-on-the-african-awards-red-carpet.jpg]Hilda Mauya on the African Awards Red Carpet
Hilda Mauya, Founder of Dahil Republic of Couture on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Dahil was the featured entertainment with an exhilarating fashion show of its latest designs that had just been shown a few weeks earlier at New York Fashion Week. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_ilhan-omar-with-supporters.jpg]Ilhan with Friends
Ilhan Omar poses with friends and family after bagging the Community Leadership Award at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_jackie-ollango.jpg]Jaki Ollango
jaki Ollango strikes a pose at the red caroet of the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_charles-dennis.jpg]Charles Dennis
Charles Dennis of KMOJ Radio emcees the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_kari-mugo-on-red-carpet.jpg]Kari Mugo at red Carpet
Mshale reporter Kari Mugo on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_lamin-dibba-with-wife.jpg]Lamin Dibba and Wife Awa
Lamin Dibba of Books for Africa and the Gambia Association of Minnesota with wife Awa on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_joshua-and-anna-orenge.jpg]Joshua Orenge
Joshua Orenge and wife Anna upon arrival on the red carpet for the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_hilda-mauya-speaking.jpg]Hilda Mauya Speaking at African Awards
Hilda Mauya, Founder of Dahil Republic of Couture speaking at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Dahil was the featured entertainment with an exhilarating fashion show of its latest designs that had just been shown a few weeks earlier at New York Fashion Week. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_gelgelu-speaking.jpg]Gene Gelgelu
Gene Gelgelu, executive director of African Economic Development Solutions, which took home the African Non-Profit of the Year Award accepts the award on behalf of his organization at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_judges.jpg]African Awards Judges
The African Awards Panel of Judges, Leon Rodrigues, Fatima Mohamed and their chairman Godson Sowah as they announce the winners and finalists at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_kobia-speaking.jpg]David Kobia Keynoting African Awards
David Kobia, Co-founder of Ushaidi and MIT Humanitarian of the Year keynotes the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_ilhan-with-judges.jpg]Ilhan with Judges
Ilhan Omar with two of the African Awards judges, Leon Rodrigues and Fatima Mohamed, after they presented her with the Community Leadership Award at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_leon-rodrigues.jpg]Leon Rodrigues at African Awards Red Carpet
African Awards Judge Leon Rodrigues as he arrived on the red carpet ready to announce the winners of the 5th African Awards presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_makesh-elson.jpg]Makesh Elson
Makesh Elson at the 5th African Awards presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_melekin-gelgelu-ilhan.jpg]Three of the Winners
Wintana Melekin, Gene Gelgelu and Ilhan Omar who won the Spirit of the Moran, African Non-Profit of the Year and Community Leadership Awards respectively at the 5th African Awards presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_model-1.jpg]Dahil 1
A Dahil Republic of Couture model walks the runway at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Dahil was the featured entertainment at the gala and showcased their latest designs that they had just shown off at the recently concluded New York Fashion Week. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_model-2.jpg]Dahil 2
A Dahil Republic of Couture model walks the runway at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Dahil was the featured entertainment at the gala and showcased their latest designs that they had just shown off at the recently concluded New York Fashion Week. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_model-3.jpg]Dahil 3
A Dahil Republic of Couture model walks the runway at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Dahil was the featured entertainment at the gala and showcased their latest designs that they had just shown off at the recently concluded New York Fashion Week. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_model-4.jpg]Dahil 4
A Dahil Republic of Couture model walks the runway at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Dahil was the featured entertainment at the gala and showcased their latest designs that they had just shown off at the recently concluded New York Fashion Week. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_model-5.jpg]Dahil 5
A Dahil Republic of Couture model walks the runway at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Dahil was the featured entertainment at the gala and showcased their latest designs that they had just shown off at the recently concluded New York Fashion Week. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_model-6.jpg]Dahil 6
A Dahil Republic of Couture model walks the runway at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Dahil was the featured entertainment at the gala and showcased their latest designs that they had just shown off at the recently concluded New York Fashion Week. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_obinna-nwokochu-with-ziningi-khoza.jpg]Obi with Ziningi
Twin Cities Attorney Obi Chukwu and Ziningi Khoza of Ernst & Young, upon arrival on the red carpet for the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_model-7.jpg]Dahil 7
A Dahil Republic of Couture model walks the runway at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Dahil was the featured entertainment at the gala and showcased their latest designs that they had just shown off at the recently concluded New York Fashion Week. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_model-8.jpg]Dahil 8
A Dahil Republic of Couture model walks the runway at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Dahil was the featured entertainment at the gala and showcased their latest designs that they had just shown off at the recently concluded New York Fashion Week. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_nasibu-sareava-and-geoffrey-gichana.jpg]Nasibu and Chui
Nasibu Sareva (left), executive director of the African Development Center in Minneapolis with Geoffrey Gichana of Mwanyagetinge. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_nour-omar-and-faiza.jpg]Nour and Faiza
Mshale Associate Editor, Faiza Abbas Mahamud with husband Nour Omar at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_paschal-nwokocha-with-wife-ugo.jpg]Paschal and Ugo
Paschal Nwokocha and wife Ugo arrive on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Mr. Nwokocha of Paschal Nwokocha law Offices was the recipient of the African Business of the Year Award. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale<br />
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_rachel-kibaya-with-husband-steven-kibaya.jpg]Rachel and Steven
Steven Kibaya and wife Rachel upon arrival on the red carpet of the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale<br />
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_richard-wagner-receiving-award.jpg]Wagner Receiving Award
Richard Wagner, president of Dunwoody Institute, accepts his award from Fatima Mohamed after winning the Friend of the Community Award at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_richard-wagner-speaking.jpg]Richard Wagner Speaking
Richard Wagner, president of Dunwoody Institute, gives his acceptance speech after winning the Friend of the Community Award at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_ron-harris.jpg]Ron Harris on the red Carpet
Ron Harris, who nominated Ilhan Omar for the Community Leadership Award, the eventual winner, arrives on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_uknown-couple-on-red-carpet.jpg]Lovely Couple at African Awards
A couple arrives on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis COnvention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_wintana-and-her-sister-merone.jpg]The Melekins
Spirit of the Moran winner, Wintana Melekin (right) with her sister Merone as they arrived on the red carpet for the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_yussuf-abdi.jpg]Yussuf and Samira
Yussuf Abdi, Director of Fulfillment Business Management at United Health and Samira Said as they arrived on the red carpet for the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/5th-african-awards-gala-october-10-2015-at-minneapolis-convention-center/thumbs/thumbs_zach-ogwang.jpg]Zach and Benta
Zach Ogwang and wife Benta on the red carpet at the 5th African Awards Gala presented by Mshale Newspaper at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, October 10 2015. Photo: Mamadou Moustapha Ka for Mshale

Kenyan Comedian Eric Omondi in Minnesota on April 5 2014

Prolific Kenyan comedian, Eric Omondi, brought his act to Minnesota on Saturday, April 5 2014 during his US tour. The comedian, who has taken a break from his appearance on Churchill Live on Kenya's NTV, entertained a packed house at the Rink located 30 miles west of the 'African Suburb' of Brooklyn Park in an event organized by Six Figures Audio.

[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_mg_1124.jpg]Omondi with Crowd
Kenyan comedian, Eric Omondi, wades into the crowd and engages the audience during his appearance in Minnesota on April 5 2014 in Minnesota. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_mg_1050.jpg]Fanaka at Omondi
Fanaka, Artist and son of Minnesota based Kenyan-American promoter, George Ndege of Kilimanjaro Entertainment, was part of the pre-show entertainment at the Eric Omondi comedy show in Minnesota that was brought to town by Six Figures Audio. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_mg_1056.jpg]Omondi DJs
Minnesota based Kenyan-American rapper Mobisa (left) consults with the DJ before he goes on stage to warm up the crowd with a number in the delayed Eric Omondi comedy show which started two hours after the advertised time. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_clown-omondi.jpg]Omndi Clown
A clown was welcome entertainment for the many kids that showed up for the Omondi comedy show which started two hours late on April 5 2014. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_gor-mahia-omondi.jpg]Omondi Gor Mahia
Kenyan comedia eric Omondi (left) engages an attendee sporting a Gor Mahia jersey as he made jokes about the famous soccer club in Kenya. Gor Mahia is one of the oldest soccer clubs in the Kenya Premier Soccer League. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_mg_1128.jpg]Omondi Crowd
Kenyan comedian, Eric Omondi, wades into the crowd and engages the audience during his appearance in Minnesota on April 5 2014 in Minnesota. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_eddie.jpg]Eddie Audio
Eddie, proprietor of Six figures Audio which arranged and hosted the Omondi appearance in Minnesota, smiles in satisfaction for the accomplishment of bringing Omondi to town on April 5 2014. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_mg_1168.jpg]Omondi with Youth
Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi, brought children of Minnesota Kenyan-Americans onto the stage as part of his skit on April 5 2014. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_face-paint-omondi.jpg]Omondi Face Paint
Kids were kept busy with face painting as they awaited the start of the Omondi comedy show which started two hours after the advertised time on April 5 2014 in Monticello, Minnesota. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_happy-faces.jpg]Omondi Happy Faces
A happy couple at the Eric Omondi comedy show in Minnesota on April 5 2014. Omondi is on a US tour and came to Minnesota courtesy of Six Figures Audio. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_img_1024.jpg]Omondi Elderly
The audience at Eric Omondi comedy show was diverse with all ages coming to be part of the rare moment on April 5 2014 in Monticello, Minnesota. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_img_1034.jpg]Omondi Texter
With the Eric Omondi comedy show in Minnesota starting two hours late, this lady whiled the time while waiting for showtime by checking her phone. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_jambo_africa-at-omondi.jpg]Omondi Jambo Africa
Simone Acolatse of Jambo Africa Restaurant in Brooklyn Center did brisk business selling samosas and imported Kenyan sausages at the Eric Omondi show in Minnesota on April 5 2014. Acolatse, a native of Liberia owns Jambo Africa jointly with Kenyan native, George "jojo" Ndege of Kilimanjaro Entertainment. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_jojo-at-omondi.jpg]Jojo at Omondi Show
"Jojo" of Kilimanjaro Entertainment and Jambo Africa Restaurant looks on at Eric Omondi comedy show in Minnesota on April 5 2014. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.
[img src=http://mshale.com/wp-content/flagallery/kenyan-comedian-eric-omondi-in-minnesota-on-april-5-2014/thumbs/thumbs_vip-omondi.jpg]Omondi VIP
A section of the fans who were able to snag VIP seats at the Eric Omondi comedy show in Minnesota on April 5 2014. VIP seats were comfortable coaches stationed in the front two rows of the venue. Photo: Richard Ooga/Mshale.

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Mwanyagetinge Youth Outreach Barbeque

Mwanyagetinge held a youth outreach barbeque on May 12, 2012 at a Twin Cities park.