Paul Adefarasin Wins Forbes Best of Africa Most Influential Personality of the Year Award for 2021

August 20 15:54 2021
He also delivered the keynote speech on leadership and philanthropy during the ceremony


Paul Adefarasin, a charismatic leader, mentor, life coach, author philanthropist and senior pastor of House on the Rock Nigeria, was awarded the Forbes Best of Africa Most Influential Personality of the Year, 2021 award at the Foreign Investment Network (FIN) Leadership and Philanthropy Roundtable Discussion and Forbes Best of Africa Award event held on August 6, 2021. The annual Forbes Best of Africa award ceremony was conducted in collaboration with Foreign Investment Network (FIN), it was graced by a multitude of distinguished guests. The event is normally held in New York but due to the pandemic, this event was virtual.

The FIN – Forbes Best of Africa Award, which is known to be one of the most prestigious award ceremonies that recognize and honor the exceptional personalities in the African continent, concluded recently. A reputed impartial panel of judges chose award recipients under business, political, leadership, and economic categories considering their immense contributions to the region’s betterment. Paul Adefarasin was a proud recipient of one of the Forbes Best of Africa awards and the ceremony’s keynote speaker. During the Keynote speech, Paul Adefarasin emphasized the importance of leadership skills and philanthropic endeavours in Africa.

Paul Adefarasin is the senior pastor and founder of The House On The Rock and The Rock Foundation charity. He seeks to promote religious understanding and foster tolerance on the continent of Africa and beyond. Despite his church having 77 parishes and fellowships across Africa and Europe, Paul finds time to inspire, mentor and coach individuals, many of whom have risen to the apex of insurance, banking, oil and gas, advertising, entertainment, and media sectors.

The Rock Foundation, in partnership with the church intervene at community, state, and national levels in Nigeria through welfare programs impacting hundreds of thousands of families; providing educational and social infrastructure; assisting thousands of innocent prisoners to gain their freedom and rehabilitating gang members, street workers and drug addicts.

Paul Adefarasin’s brainchild, The Experience, creatively inspires artists across the continent of Africa and around the globe.  In acknowledgement of his work he has received among others, the United Nations-backed Most Influential People of African Descent Award; Achievers Award for Leadership Excellence – Christian Association of Nigeria; Transformation Award – the United Chaplains State of New York; Leadership Medal of Honour in Philanthropy Award – the African Leadership Magazine; Nigerian Red Cross Society Humanitarian Excellence Award; Award of Excellence by the Nigerian Prisons Service; Lagos State Government Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

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