Afroglobal Television Presents


Happening in the Lyric Theatre

Celebrating Worldwide Achievements


The prestigious Excellence Awards gala, presented by the 24-hour Afroglobal Television channel in Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at the Toronto . Formerly known as the Planet Africa Awards, the event celebrates leadership and excellence at the national and international level. 


Since 2004, the red carpet awards gala has the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St, North Yor. The event has honourned achievers and brought together people of African background and others of goodwill, to celebrate inspiring success stories. Headliners and Keynote speakers have included, Dr. Bernice King, CEO of the King Centre and daughter of Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior; legendary South African singer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka; and Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Marcus Garvey.


Past recipients of the awards include The Right Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, former Prime Minister of Jamaica; Kevin Williams, President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada; Professor Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate; Hon. Jean Augustine, Former Minister and Fairness Commissioner; Douglas Orane, Chairman of Grace Foods; Daniel Igali, Olympic Gold Medalist and Isaiah Washington, Hollywood Star. The event has also recognised African movie starts including Majid Michel, RMD, Jim Iyke, Desmond Elliott and Jackie Appiah among others.


Sponsors have included Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Chevrolet, TD Bank, Canadian Armed Forces, York Regional Police, Ethiopian Airlines, Dream Maker Realty, Sterling Dental, FreshCo Supermarket, Mosaic Foods, Skye Bank, Bank of Montreal, Western Union, OMNI Television and MoneyGram International. Sponsorship opportunities still available. 


Afroglobal Television, a 24-hour global super channel, presents the awards gala with other partners. The sixteen recipients of each year are role models for youth in the Crossover Mentorship Program. All Planet Africa or Excellence Award recipients will be profiled in a special edition of Excellence Magazine. They are also to be spotlighted in inspirational programming on the channel.



October 19, 20198:00 pm