BY Sandra Appiah, 12:00am July 29, 2011,

Vote 54 Kingdoms as Philanthropic Small Business of the Year

New York, NY- July 28, 2011- Spearheaded by two young Ghanaian revolutionaries, Mr. Kwaku Awuah and Mr. Nana Poku, 54 Kingdoms consistently and fully represent both Africa and the entire African Diasporic culture. As a Pan-African, identity conscious Fashion Line, 54 Kingdoms is a dynamic growing force in the industry that merges both purpose and pleasure, or as they put it, “Identity Through Fashion.” 54 Kingdoms is now being recognized, and rightfully so, to a broader demographic.

Vote 54 Kingdoms as Philanthropic Small Business of the YearTheir Built for Haiti Campaign was a selfless and ongoing endeavor to promote the revitalization of Haiti after the tremendous earthquake that rocked the small island. The campaign was an umbrella initiative with various individuals and organizations including but not limited to:  54 Kingdoms, Addicted to African & Caribbean Magazine (ATAC Mag) and EDEYO Foundation – who work on the grassroots level to stabilize Haiti and more particularly to rebuild a primary school in Bel Air, Port-Au-Prince by the name of Joyous Heart School. Students at Joyous Heart School range from Kindergarten to the 6th Grade.

After a wonderful 6-month campaign, 54 Kingdoms decided to travel in person to Haiti to spend time with the students at Joyous Heart School and adequately deliver funds raised. In the times of a cholera outbreak and political unrest, 54 Kingdoms took a leap of faith and traveled to Haiti on February 20th of 2011 for a week. As they deemed, “We had to get involved, physically and emotionally. It was the only way.”

A few months ago, the Stay Classy Awards committee nominated 54 Kingdoms for their 3rd Annual Classy Awards, Philanthropic Small Business of the Year category. The Classy Award is the largest Philanthropic Awards Ceremony in the United States. After going through the first round successfully, the company’s Built For Haiti initiative made the Top 25 finalist in the second round. 

As the only AFRICAN owned business in their category (Philanthropic Small Business of the Year), 54 Kingdoms is determined to make Africa proud. According to the duo, “In general, you always hear, Africa is on the receiving end when it comes to support. You barely hear about Africa providing aid to the rest of the world in the news. We would like to change that perspective.” They are hoping Africa will answer to the call of history and cast their votes; July 25 – August 26, 2011.

Vote 54 Kingdoms as Philanthropic Small Business of the Year

Please visit, scroll down to Business Categories, click on Philanthropic Small Business of the Year, vote 54 Kingdoms and submit your ballot

The Classy Awards is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the San Diego Civic Theater, San Diego, California.

For more information on 54 Kingdoms, please visit

Last Edited by: Updated: September 15, 2018


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