Africa EMY Awards: Audrey Maame Esi, A Female Pilot From Ghana, Is Named Young Achiever Of The Year
The 7th EMY Africa Awards 2022 fulfilled its purpose of honoring distinguished gentlemen and women who are making positive contributions in a variety of fields.
At the 2022 Exclusive Men of the Year Africa Awards, Audrey Maame Esi Swatson, Ghana’s youngest female commercial pilot, made history by being named the Young Achiever of the Year.
She completed a three-year training program that began at Mach1 Aviation Academy in South Africa, where she enrolled when she was 18 years old. She received her commercial license at the age of 21.
She took her first solo flight one year later, when she was 19 years old.
After accumulating 210 hours of flight time, she was granted a commercial license.Swatson is currently flying the Dash 8 Q-400 aircraft as a First Officer for Passion Air in Ghana.
Swatson acknowledged that there were times when she doubted her abilities and considered giving up on her plans to become an aviation pilot.
Here’s the full list of winners at EMY 2022:
Man of The Year (Health) – Dr. Elikem Tamakloe
Man of The Year (Agriculture) – Alhaji Mashud Mohammed
Man of The Year (Technology) – Andrew Takyi-Appiah
Man of The Year (Sports) – Benjamin Azamati
Humanitarian Award – Alex Dadey
Discovery of the Year Award – Free The Youth (FTY)
Guardian Guard Award – Lanre Olusola
Lifetime Achievement Award – Joe Lartey
Designer of the Year – Ezekiel Yartel
Young Achiever (Female) – Audrey Maame Esi Swatson
Settler Award – Amaar Deep S. Hari
Man of Courage Award – Nii Quaye Brown
Creative Arts and Support Award – Tony Tometey
Actor of the Year – Adjetey Annan
Media Excellence Award – Ayo Animashaun
Group of the Year – Rotary Club
Man of the Year (Music) – Kofi Kinaata
Brand of the Year – Caveman Watch
Young Achiever (Male) Award – Richie Mensah
Continental Film Icon Award – Richard Mofe Damijo
Continental Music Icon Award – Michael C. Ajereh (Don Jazzy)
Man of Style – Trevor Sturrman
Green Corporate Star Award – Coliba Ghana
Magnate of the Year – Kwame Ofosu Bamfo
Man of the Year (Africa)- Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina
Woman of the Year – Professor Elsie Effah Kaufmann
Man of the Year – Ibrahim Mahama