Los Angeles based former Miss Universe Kenya, Hollywood TV Host and model Rachel MbukiLitvishkovahas been announced as one of the two hosts for this year’s Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPA) alongside legendary American actor, Darius McCrary known for his role as Edward “Eddie” Winslow on the hit ABC/ CBS television sitcom, Family Matters amongst other notable film and TV Roles.
Dubbed “The Best American Royal Experience”, The 6th Edition of the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards) returns with the theme – ‘Connecting Black Excellence Globally’ on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the historical Ambassador Auditorium, in Pasadena, California.
Some of this year’s nominees are Paula Patton, “Sacrifice”, Michael M. Mays, ”Power Book III”, KJ Smith, “Tyler Perry’s Sisters” , Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, “A House Divided”, Bianca Lawson, “Queen Sugar”, Elisha Williams, “Wonder Years”, Yolanda Ross“The Chi”, Donnel Turner, “General Hospital”, Susan Kelechi Watson, “This Is Us”, Jason Lee of “Hollywood Unlocked” and more.History will be made when mother and daughter, Marla and Angela Gibbs are nominated for the first time in the same awards show.
The HAPAwards is the only event that honors and showcases Kings and Queens across the globe. The showcontinues its tradition of showcasing beautiful ‘Flower Girls’ to accompany the hosts and special guests. The exuberance and synergy of the co-hosts always set the fireworks for a lively and engaging night of entertainment.
The 2022 edition will recognize trailblazers and trendsetters; some of the honorees will include the pre-presented Global Peace Award to Liberian President Dr. George MannehWeah (As Liberia celebrated their Bicentennial year), South African Actress Connie Chiume, who is making Africa proud after acing her role as Mining Tribe Elder in the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Freda Payne as well as entrepreneur extraordinaire Phillip Westbrook who will receive the Philanthropist Award, amongst others.
Over the years, the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards) have been hosted by top Hollywood celebrities including Vivica A. Fox, the hilarious comedian Michael Blackson and former Real Housewives of Atlanta personalities and Cynthia Bailey and Claudia Jordan among others.