Ayanda Borotho Nominated For 'United Nations Most Influential People of African Descent'

She is humbled by the nomination.

By  | May 13, 2020, 01:54 PM

Ayanda Borotho has quite a few titles that are attached to her name, including actress, philanthropist, bestselling author, as well as a social activist.

It is also befitting that she gets recognized for her work and influence within the media space. She has received her nod by the United Nations for being one of the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), under 40, Global 100 awards.

This program recognizes Africans whose achievements contribute towards the betterment of international causes.

The world is currently faced with a pandemic that tends to cripple the economy, leaving people like Ayanda to help assist those in need with food and essentials.

The Isibaya actress says this nomination comes before any of her work with Phatha Afrika was publicised. She also stated that her influence in the media is also a contributing factor.

"It feels humbling. I don’t think one goes about with what they do from a place of passion and compassion looking for recognition. I think what it has certainly done for me is cement the ideology of ‘a new normal' that everyone keeps talking about at this time," she said.

Her being at the forefront of women getting their integrity and power back has been the centre of this nomination.

"The nomination came before any of the work I do with Phatha Afrika was publicised. It is also a nomination for influence in the media space. I believe my social engagement about gender inequality and restoring the integrity and power of women  has been at the centre of this,"

The best-selling author
revealed that she is currently working on the next book which will take some time before it is released.

"I have a few projects in the pipeline through Avad Media, my media company with partners Nobuntu Webster. We are heavily focused on African content for our children, and adults, both production and publishing. I’ve also started penning my second book but it will be a while before the release!" she said.

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