The renowned plastic surgeon was nominated for the ‘International Man of the Year’ award for the 2021 HAPAwards for his notable and excellent accomplishments in his line of work and contributions to humanity.
“HAPAwards is designed to bridge the cultural gap between Africa and the global community while giving back through the arts with the ‘I Dream 4 All Foundation’. The ‘Awards’ helps to promote creativity, spotlights rich African heritage, exhibits unique talents, and honours outstanding individuals across the films, music, comedy, fashion, and social media industries.”
What made him fit for this award was the fact that he has performed procedures for the Hollywood elite, supermodels, musicians, and royalty over the course of his two-decade career as the director of MiKO Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, and more importantly, he has helped put beautiful smiles on the faces of some of the underprivileged people through his non-profit R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Worldwide, Inc.; The Foundation for Reconstructive Surgery.
He specializes in aging face cosmetic surgery, including forehead reduction and some similar procedures.
He said that complex reconstruction and surgeries that other surgeons consider close to impossible have always been his passion and determination, making him earn the moniker “The Surgeon’s Surgeon.”
His service to the people paved his way through to receive prestigious awards such as The Amanfoo Goodness & Excellence Award (2021), Ebony Magazine 75th Edition Power 100 Honoree (2020), GUBA Humanitarian Spirit Award (2017), NAACP Humanitarian Award (2013), and many more.
In addition, the City of Beverly Hills and the County of Los Angeles praised him for his “dedication to enhancing and bettering the lives of people all over the world through his medical knowledge.”
“None of these accolades would have been possible without the selfless volunteers over the years and the patients who trusted us with their lives, not to mention the Almighty God”, says Dr. Obeng.
Dr. Obeng always had the dream of creating a difference in the world aside from his life and employment in Beverly Hills. R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Worldwide inc., The Foundation for Reconstructive Surgery was founded by him which stands for Restoring Emotional Stability Throughout Outstanding Reconstructive Efforts (R.E.S.T.O.R.E.). Patients in developing countries can receive free reconstructive surgery through R.E.S.T.O.R.E.
Since its establishment in 2017, the group has done over 1,500 free surgeries on three continents, totaling more than $75 million USD.
The Hollywood & African Prestigious Honours (HAPAwards) are US awards handed to people whose lives have been distinguished by incredible milestones and achievements.
The Fashion and Music Show, the HAPA International Business Roundtable (HIBR), and the Sunday Awards Night – The Grand Finale were all part of HAPAwards 2021, which ran from Friday, October 22nd to Sunday, October 24th. Mr. Bentley Kyle Evans, the creator of legendary and ubiquitous names such as The Jamie Fox Show and Martin, directed and produced this prestigious event. The event was held in the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Cynthia Bailey and Claudia Jordan, both of the famed Real Housewives of Atlanta, hosted the event alongside Michael Blackson, an actor and comedian.
“This is our 5th-year anniversary celebration, and it is gearing to be our best show yet to date,” says Kanyile Ka-Ngwenya, the Chief Creative Officer for the HAPAwards. He continues, “the last two years have been trying times because of the pandemic, but this show is going to bring us together to celebrate our cultural diversity, with the pandemic in mind”.