Paula Patton, Michael M. Mays, KJ Smith, Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, and more are up for this year’s HAPAwards

The 6th Edition of the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards) returns with the theme – ‘Connecting Black Excellence Globally’ on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the historical Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Ave, Pasadena, California 91105.  The red-carpet event begins at 6:00 pm, followed by other activities, which will be hosted by actor Darius McCray and Rachel Mbuki Litvishkova, former Miss Kenya- Miss Universe.

Some of this year’s nominees are Paula “Sacrifice” Patton; Michael M. ”Power Book III” Mays; KJ “Tyler Perry’s Sisters” Smith; Lawrence Hilton “A House Divided” Jacobs; Bianca “Queen Sugar” Lawson; Elisha “Wonder Years” Williams; Yolanda “The Chi” Ross; Donnel “General Hospital” Turner; Susan Kelechi “This Is Us” Watson,  History will be made when mother and daughter, Marla and Angela Gibbs are nominated for the first time in the same awards show, just to mention a few.

The HAPAwards is the only event that honors and showcases Kings and Queens across the globe. The show, which is also referred to as the “American Royal Experience,” continues its tradition of showcasing beautiful ‘Flower Girls’ to accompany the hosts and special guests. The exuberance and synergy of the co-hosts always set the fireworks for a lively and engaging night of entertainment.

The 2022 edition will recognize trailblazers and trendsetters; some of the honorees will include the pre-presented Global Peace Award to Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah (As Liberia celebrated their Bicentennial year), South African Actress Connie Chiume, who is making Africa proud after acing her role as Mining Tribe Elder in the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Freda Payne as well as entrepreneur extraordinaire Phillip Westbrook who will receive the Philanthropist Award, amongst others.

Over the years, the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards) have been hosted by top Hollywood celebrities alongside an African personality. The 5th edition was a sold-out event that proves the HAPAwards is gradually becoming a must-see event as the awards extravaganza brings together the best of Hollywood and Africa for pure bliss, glamour, and royalty.