Internationally recognized television and radio host Anita Erskine was honoured with the Legendary Award on Saturday 12th March at a brunch in Sierra Leone dedicated to bringing together inspirational women to uplift and celebrate them. The award recognized Anita’s extensive experience in the broadcast industry as well as her efforts in providing a platform for the advancement of women across Africa and in the Diaspora through television.
“I’m inspired by stories of incredible women achieving great things every day,” said Anita, “so to have my efforts in the broadcast industry recognized at such an important event bringing together so many successful women is truly humbling.”
Anita also delivered the keynote speech at the event, where she took the opportunity to look back at her more than 20 years of experience in the media industry and reflect on the peaks and valleys she has overcome to end up where she is now, successfully at the forefront of the broadcast scene in Africa. She was honoured alongside Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, Investment Director for IDEA-UK, a real estate and infrastructure development company with a portfolio of projects in Sierra Leone, Randa Said Swaid, Managing Director of Sierra Leone’s first interiors and design retail outlet, City Plaza, as well as Kumba Blessing Dugba, a highly recognized national wedding planner.
“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to use my voice and my platform to champion the rights of women and to inspire them to fight for their dreams,” added Anita, “the more we showcase and celebrate these store of successful women entrepreneurs, the more young girls will see these stories and be inspired to create their own success, paving the way for a brighter future.”