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Princess Ocansey receives prestigious Bridge Builders Award in the USA

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b2ap3_thumbnail_poc_bb_awards.jpgRenowned philanthropist, Princess Asie Ocansey has been awarded the prestigious African Diaspora Bridge Builders Awards at the just ended historic USA-Africa leaders’ summit in Washington DC.



Princess Ocansey and other high profile honorees such as Hollywood actor Mr. Lou Gossett Jr and the Rita Marley foundation were honored at the 2014 African Diaspora Bridge Builders Awards Dinner.


The event hosted at the plush Marriot at Metro Center in Washington DC honored a group of esteemed countries, organizations and individuals that have been designated as African Diaspora Bridge Builders.

The Awardees have made major contributions in areas of economic development, health, education, strengthening relationships and opening opportunities that make it possible for the African Diaspora family to work, live, empower and contribute to social development of their homelands.


The prestigious list of honorees reads under the different categories:



Ghana,  Ethiopia, Liberia, Tanzania



  • Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa (Bernadette Paolo, Esq., President & CEO)
  • African Diaspora Network/ ADN (Almaz Negash, Founder & President)
  • Africare (Dr. Darius Mans, President)
  • Constituency for Africa/ CFA (Melvin P. Foote, President)
  • Diaspora Africa Women's Network/ DAWN (Semhar Araia, Founder & Executive Director)
  • Rita Marley Foundation (Nana Rita Marley OD, Founder)
  • The Nigerian House Committee on Diaspora Affairs (Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairperson)
  • TransAfrica (Danny Glover, Chairman of the Board)



  • Ufo Eric Atuanya
  • Dr. Barryl Biekman
  • Ms. Xernona Clayton
  • Lou Gossett, Jr.
  • Dr. Leonard Jefferies
  • General Fred Leigh & Dr. Karyn Trader-Leigh
  • Brother Akbar Muhammad
  • Princess Naa Asie Okansey
  • Dr. Chika A. Onyeani
  • Ms. Jeannie B. Scott
  • Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan (Posthumously)
  • Ambassador Dr. Bamanga Tukur
  • J. Eric Wright
  • H. E. Dr. Nkosazana Diamini Zuma






Naa (Princess) Asie Ocansey is a member of the Ocansey Royal Family of Ada, Ghana. 
She is a Woman of God, a Philantropist, a businesswoman, a songwriter, a mother for the motherless, a voice for the voiceless, a migration expert and radio show hostess- of ” Travelling Overseas God’s Way”. Naa co-founded the rural Nekotech Center of Excellence in Ada, with the late USA mega entertainer, Mr. Isaac Hayes.   [readmore]


"I was a steel bender in Ghana making $100 dollars a month. Now I'm working with a building construction company in British Columbia, Canada, on a two-year contract earning over $4,000 per month!"

Kwabena Darko

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