Face2Face Africa is a premier pan-African media company based in New York. The company delivers engaging content through its online platform and connects people of African descent through world-class events. The company’s online portal reports on pan-African news and current affairs covering topics such as politics, entertainment, culture, women and lifestyle. Face2Face Africa is notable for its events, such as the annual Pan-African Weekend, the FACE List Awards Gala, the IAAPA Networking Mixer Series and the Pan-African Women Forum.
Face2Face Africa was launched in 2011 in New York City by Ghanaian-Americans, Isaac O. Babu-Boateng and Sandra Appiah. Building from their own experiences growing up as African immigrants in the United states, they created the platform to help combat and challenge the negative narrative on Africa and provide a platform for Africans to tell their own stories. In 2011, Isaac O. Babu-Boateng and Sandra Appiah were featured in Forbes “30 Under 30: Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs”.
Face2Face Africa hosts several events throughout the year. The company’s networking mixer IAAPA is the longest running quarterly networking mixer series for pan-African professionals in New York City. Notable personalities such as Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Mimi Alemayehou, Alek Wek, Boris Kodjoe, Rev. Al Sharpton, Masai Ujiri, Wyclef Jean, Femi Kuti, Rosa Whitaker, Vanessa De Luca, Marcus Samuelsson, Serge Ibaka, and more have been honored at the FACE List Awards, the company’s annual pan-African achievement awards.