Performers & Honourees
THE BWA will donate auction items to these
Honoured guests :
Mr George Edde
Film producer- Humanitarian and friend of The BWA
Mr Louis Saha
Louis Laurent Saha is a French former professional footballer who played as a forward. Louis Saha notably played for Manchester United, a club with which he was twice champion of England (2007, 2008) and one time winner of the Champions League (2008).
Sonia Nassary Cole
Oscar Nominated Filmmaker
Sonia Nassary Cole: Afghan American Oscar nominated filmmaker, director and humanitarian. Founder of
Afghanistan World foundation.
Recipient of following awards: “Congressional Recognition”, “Afghan American Sisterhood”, “United Nations Women Together”, “Freedom To Write” Pen Center. Best selling author of “Will I Live Tomorrow”. Director, Producer,
Writer of the “Black Tulip” – winner of 11 film festivals and her newly feature film ” I AM YOU “ premiering at Venice Film Festival 2019
Humanitarian Athlete Award
President and founder:
“Kash”- Kashif Siddiqi
British international Footballer, who was inspired from his mother’s struggles from Africa to the UK and moved by the great work of Figueroa.
” Kash,” based his vision on the spirit of what has been achieved in the America’s, formed a new brand with global relevance and perplexed this great initiative, internationally with an aim to reconcile humanity.
He recently met with Pope Francis
(Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio- Current Pope of the Catholic Church)
Humanitarian Film Award
Producer writer Director and entertainer
Christopher Broughton has traveled the world and is currently building a studio in China. He has been judging for the international Emmys.
When he recently spoke at the UN, he said:
“The greatest asset we have is the genius that I see in our youth and we have to protect our future through connecting our wisdom with their genius, using passion of our film music technology and diversity.” and continued,
“Stand strong with our women, you know, the ones who carried us for nine months, the ones we fall in love with and the ones who make us who we are today, that is how we make a beautiful future.”
Please welcome the producer of 20th Century Fox anticipated upcoming movie: “The boy who knew too much” and the producer writer of the upcoming NBC show “Spirit of the Law” – Christopher Broughton
Humanitarian Entrepreneur Award
About Timothy Hentschel is co-founder and CEO of HotelPlanner.com, the world’s largest online group travel provider. He has served in this role since September 2003.
In 2003, Hentschel and his business partner John Prince – software engineer and current COO of HotelPlanner – decided to pursue the creation of HotelPlanner. They pioneered the online group travel space, becoming a mainstay for group event planners and hotel partners alike. Today, HotelPlanner provides their group travel technology expertise to over 4,200,000 group event planners while servicing $7 billion in group hotel booking requests in 2017 and an estimated $10 billion in 2018. The company has U.S. Headquarters in West Palm Beach, FL. In 2012, European Headquarters were opened in London, additional offices were opened in Hong Kong and Las Vegas in 2014.
Hentschel is very supportive of those in his field and passionate about recognizing talent. He is on the Board for the Cornell University Pillsbury Institute for Entrepreneurship and, in 2018, was awarded their prestigious Innovator Award. He also co-founded the annual American Group Travel Awards (AGTA) in Manhattan, an extension of London’s Group Travel Awards (GTA), and the European Group Travel Awards (EGTA) in Berlin over ITB. Hentschel is involved in many philanthropic projects, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for charities such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Scholarships for Veterans, UNICEF, Save The Children, and Cornell University.
Global Humanitarian Award.
Precious Wilson from Eruption will get the dance party started!
PRECIOUS WILSON is one of the pioneers of the UK Black music revolution of the 70’s and 80’s, alongside such artists as Junior Giscombe, Jazzy B (Soul 2 Soul), Heatwave, Loose Ends, Lee John (Imagination), Eddy Grant, and Carol Thompson.
Precious was born in Jamaica and educated in both the UK and the USA. She started her singing career as lead singer with the soul disco group called ERUPTION. Eruption covered The Anne Peebles classic “I CAN''T STAND THE RAIN", which was a gigantic international hit. This was soon to be followed by "ONE WAY TICKET", which had similar success. Other popular recording includes "RAISING MY FAMILY" and "CRY TO ME".Her single entitled "I'LL BE YOUR FRIEND" on Jive Records, underlined her appeal on the dance soul circuit. It reached the Top 40 in the Billboard R&B Charts.
She followed her success with the title track to the blockbuster movie starring MICHAEL DOUGLAS, KATHLEEN TURNER and DANNY De VITO, entitled: "THE JEWEL OF THE NILE" written by the team of Britten and Lyle who wrote Tina Turner's smash hit "What's Love Got TO Do".
Precious has toured the former USSR on the invitation of the Soviet Cultural Ministry. The 55-date concert tour was arranged in six Soviet Republics, performing to full capacity audiences at each venue. She was the first black UK based female artiste to have undertaken such an extensive tour in the then USSR in 1988.
As well as having the talent for a variety of television and stage work, she astounded theatre land with the hit musical "BLUES IN THE NIGHT". Other performances include shows in Monte-Carlo, numerous concert tours in both Eastern Europe including the Kremlin, and continental Europe. She has participated in a Royal Variety Show in the presence of HRH QUEEN ELIZABETH of the UK, and His Serene Highness Albert II.
Over the years she has made guest appearances and associated studio productions with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Elton John, James Brown, Boney M, Michael Bolton and Little Richard.
Precious continues to wow her audience, with her gorgeous soulful voice and her dynamic personal presence. She actively tours the world today, representing the group Eruption and as a solo star in her own right, whose unique, timeless and instantly identifiable vocal style and flavor still excites the masses.
In between tours, she is currently working on new material for her long-awaited new album due for release shortly.
Johan Christer Novsjø
International Opera Singer
Johan Christer has been actively engaged in concerts, operas and musical theatre like Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Westside Story, Othello, The Fairy Queen, La Boheme, Children of Eden, The Wiz, Me and my girl and many others..
He has dubbed several cartoons, released a children’s album for Aschehoug publishing house and won the Youth Song Contest at the Norwegian Academy of Music in 1990. JC did his military service in His Majesty the Kings Guards orchestra, where in addition to playing the trombone, he was the permanent vocal soloist for the orchestra throughout the year. i.e on the Norwegian King’s trip to the United States. In addition, he has appeared on many radio/TV shows in Norway and abroad. He has acted in a variety of television advertising campaigns. He studied at ARTSED and at The Royal College of Music, in London. Johan Christer has worked at the Norwegian National Opera.
In December 2007, Johan Christer traveled to Brazil with the international Russian soprano Valeria Stenkina as the main artist of the International Virtuosi Festival in Recife, in good company with major international stars. Johan Christer has also been a soloist at concerts and performances in USA, Italy, Germany, Wales, England, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands and the Baltic States.
He was named The Fellow Of The Year in 2006 by the Swedish Evert Taube company “Västanvind” as the first Norwegian in history.
In June 2016, Johan Christer opened Bislett Games, which was televised in 137 countries.
2010-2016, Johan Christer traveled around the world with the vocal group Eclipse which he founded. Eclipse has been on a arena tour in Sweden with Peter Jöback and Loreen. In addition, they have done concerts in Italy, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, England and the United States. In 2015 they sang with David Foster in Los Angeles.
Eclipse performed in the boxing ring before Cecilia Brækhus’s legendary battle against Oxandia Castillo in Denmark in 2013, which was broadcasted across Europe on Viasat. Eclipse’s debut album was released by Sony Music and have received a Gold Record.
ILM produces Grammy Award Winning Artists & hot new emerging performers and shortly,
more performers will be announced here, for our upcoming Better World Awards event: