An inspirational evening has celebrated the achievements of Africans and Caribbeans living in West Yorkshire.

The Africa4U Awards returned to the historic Banqueting Hall, City Hall, for an evening of award recognitions and fascinating talks.

Guests travelled from across the Bradford district as well as Leeds, Huddersfield, and London.

Nagbea John Smith was honoured as the founder of Bradford’s first Afrocentric bookshop, The Black Agenda Bookshop.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Guests attend the Africa4U AwardsGuests attend the Africa4U Awards (Image: Africa4U)Tricia Arthur-Stubbs won an award for founding the Brave Festival. It brought rap, Caribbean carnival dance, and Windrush poetry to the city centre.

Other award winners included Anthony Peltier, entrepreneur and retired school principal; Sahr David Thompson Gbatta; Jonah Ulebor, founder of Lextra Learning – Maths, English and Science Tuition; Senegalese Community Leeds; African film curator MosaSaurus Mp; and The Nigerian Students Society at the University of Bradford.

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez, CEO of Africa4U, shared special thanks to Bradford Libraries, the City of Culture team,  Anzir Boodoo, Bradford4Better for their support.