LOS ANGELES September 8th, 2023 - Koshie Mills Presents Heirs Of Afrika 6th Annual International Women Of Power Awards. The star-studded affair celebrated 50 Years of Hip-Hop with an Electrifying Performance by Music Royalty Honoree, Iconic Rapper Dr. Yolanda “YO-YO” Whitaker. Ghanaian American Media Executive, Koshie Mills is the Founder and Executive Producer of the Heirs of Afrika International Women of Power Awards which was held on August 27th in Los Angeles. 

Mills created the space to fulfill her intention to reconnect Africans on the continent with its global descendants in the diaspora. Illustrious black women of power from around the world who are thought leaders, trailblazers, and dynamic representations in their communities came together to foster cultural exchange.

Founder Koshie Mills says, “I’m excited to have another opportunity to create a magical space where our sisters from around the world can come together and see each other in all their glory and Power. My goal is to change the narratives surrounding us and connect Africa with its Diaspora in an authentic way.” The African Renaissance is HERE. 

L-R; Dr. Yolanda “YO-YO” Whitaker, Marielle Bobo, Koshie Mills (Founder, Heirs Of Afrika), 
Sonia Tucker, Arsema Thomas, Tina Lifford
Photo Credit: Heirs Of Afrika, photo by Bobby Quillard 

 L-R; Kim Roxie, Koshie Mills (Founder Heirs Of Afrika) Claire Sulmers, Osas Ighodaro
Photo Credit: Heirs Of Afrika, photo by Bobby Quillard 

L-R; Koshie Mills (Founder, Heirs Of Afrika), Dr. Yolanda “YO-YO” Whitaker
Photo Credit: Heirs Of Afrika, photo by Bobby Quillard 

L-R; Zeta Morrison, Kylie Jefferson, Kayla Clinton, Rutina Wesley, Hamamat Montia, Thamara Songbird, Kim Roxie, Juliet Ibrahim, Koshie Mills (Founder, Heirs Of Afrika), Sonia Tucker, Chelsea Lazkani, Arsema Thomas, Marielle Bobo, Osas Ighodaro, Loni Love
Photo Credit: Heirs Of Afrika, photo by Bobby Quillard 

The awards ceremony offered a three-course luncheon, live performances, and awards presentations with an African inflection. The Awards was hosted by Emmy and NAACP Award- winning Comedian and Actress Loni Love. The show commenced with an ancestral welcome from the powerful sounds of African drums and affirmations led by Loni Love echoing, ” I AM A DAUGHTER OF THE SOIL.” Grenadian Reggae artist, Thamara “Songbird “enchanted the audience with her mesmerizing voice.

Seven Women of Power from across various industries and around the globe were Honored: TINA LIFFORD – Warrior Adinkrahene” Award, DR. YOLANDA “YO-YO WHITAKER – Music Royalty Award Nsaa” Award, SADÉ MUHAMMAD – Lionheart Business Akofena” Award, ARSEMA THOMAS – Rising Star Nyansapo” Award, MARIELLE BOBO – Media Titan Dame Dame Award, HAMAMAT MONTIA – Heirs of Afrika SankofaAward, SONIA TUCKER – Goddess Beauty DuafeAward. 

Presenters included Actress Rutina WesleyReality Star, Chelsea Lazkani, Nigerian Actress Osas Ighodaro, Ghanaian Actress Juliet Ibrahim, CEO Kim Roxie, CEO Claire Sulmers. 

Special Guests included Kwame Boakye, Kofi Siriboe, Kwesi Boakye, Malinda Williams, Vanessa Estelle Williams, Edwina Findley, Bozoma Saint John, Monique Coleman, and many others.

The Heirs Of Afrika Future Faces Ambassadors 2023 program selected three young women, Zeta MorrisonKylie Jefferson and Kayla Clinton. 2023 Miss Heirs of Afrika was Sharon Nwosu.

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass office presented Founder Koshie Mills and the Heirs of Afrika organization with a Certificate of recognition for dedicated service to the affairs of the community. Her office also recognized all the Honorees. The commendation was signed by Mayor Karen Bass. 

The Awards were sponsored by brand partners NYX Professional Makeup, AT&T, Black Radiance, Google, Victoria Secret and Dove.  


Koshie Mills is best known as a Media Executive, Executive Producer, a Power Broker in Hollywood and around the world. Her experience in the entertainment industry came from over two decades of managing the careers of her three successful sons who are Entertainers: Kwame Boateng, Kofi Siriboe and Kwesi Boakye. Mills also owned a boutique PR firm (K3PR) for over a decade.


Heirs Of Afrika Media Inc. (HOA) is a global multimedia company and movement formerly known as The Diaspora Dialogues. It is founded by Ghanaian American Media Executive Koshie Mills, to fulfill her passion to bridge the gap and reconnect Africans on the continent with its global descendants in the diaspora. The company ethos embraces a 360 view of creating original and inspiring content to amplify the multicultural voices in the media landscape for a global audience. Designed to elevate culturally infused narratives, HOA joins the echelon of top production houses creating and inspiring necessary black content.   

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