Achievements that made Tanasha win International award

The 2023 International women of courage award recipients were annnounced and awarded

Piece by: Maureen Waruinge

• The Kenyan star is among the winners.

• The ceremony went down in Brussels.

Tanasha Donna.
Image: Instagram

Tanasha Donna joined the former First Lady of Haiti in receiving a major European award in Belgium.

As part of International Women's Rights Day, Miss Donna along with 8 other extraordinary women around the world received on Monday, March 6, 2023, the "European Women's International Leadership Award".

This prize is awarded to women, who at some point in their life, have decided to follow their dream, to break with the traditional obligations around them, to challenge areas dominated by men, to act in a respectful way to set an example for everyone.

The mother of one showed off on her Instagram, an award from the European Women's leadership award 2023.

"ALHAMDULILLAH. I am beyond humbled & honored to be recognized by European Parliament & representation of German state of Hesse, & to have won the European International Women’s Leadership Award.

A huge Congratulations to all the amazing women who won as well. A bit sad I couldn’t physically make it, This is big for me.. & This is not just my win, but this is for ALL the female leaders who have a positive influence & impact on today’s society."

She added what the international award meant to her writing,

"To all the women, who are not only INSPIRATIONAL, but regardless the challenges & hardships, the hate, trials & tests, we remind ourselves to move with LOVE, CALMNESS, HUMILITY, SELF AWARENESS, RESPECT, COURAGE, CLASS & INTEGRITY. We live to INSPIRE. Divine Feminine Aura & like a flower, doesn’t look to compete with the flower next to it ~ it just BLOOMS & ATTRACTS.

To all the hard & smart working women, to all the mothers, daughters, sisters & nurturers, who have or have had a positive influence in today’s world. This is for us. ~ Happy International Women’s Day! 🤍🙏🏽 & a big thank you to my longtime friend @carlcashknight for accepting my award in my absence."

The nominees were invited to receive their awards by the Brussels EU Representation of the German State of Hesse. The following eight women were awarded:

Nadia Atia (Morocco)Bounthone Chanthalavong-Wiese (Laos, Germany)Tanasha Donna (Kenia, Italy, Belgium)Nuray Erden (Turkey)Runa Khan (Bangladesh)Martine Moïse (Haiti)Marie-Consolée Mukangendo (Rwanda, Spain)Inna Pletukhina (Russia, USA)

The team behind the award indicated why they selected Tanasha writing,

Born in England, Tanasha Donna grew up in Kenya and spent half of her life in Belgium, she is now based in Nairobi. This life offered her the possibility to communicate fluently in five languages.

She is working as a model, a businesswoman and an artist who has been nurturing her musical, artistic and creative skills through her African roots.

Following her breakthrough in 2020, she featured last year as one of the key figures in “Symphony”, a Nollywood musical blockbuster movie with youth and music as its central theme – a story about life, love, dreams, success, trials, societal failure and the resultant effects. That film reflects the travails of a typical talented African youth, struggling to overcome all odds in order to make the breakthrough.

To describe her in a nutshell: she is interested to motivate, touch and inspire others in a positive way through her music by expressing and exploring new ways, grounded in afro-soul, afro-fusion and Amapiano.

Her 3.9 million followers on Instagram make her the most followed Kenyan musician – across all platforms, she has been streamed more than 65 million times.

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