Afrocentric Heritage Gye Nyame Award


The Gye Nyame (gee-ya-may) symbol is the most popular of the group of sacred Adinkra Symbols ascribed to the Akan people who settled in the area of West Africa that is now called Ghana and Ivory Coast.  

The word Nyame is one of many names the Akan people use for the Supreme Being and Creator of the universe. Gye Nyame’s literal translation is “Except God”. The meaning draws from an African proverb about the mystery of creation; that there is no life that existed at its beginning and none will witness its end, except God, whose power makes all things possible.

The influence of the Gye Nyame symbol and other African traditions helped inspire the negro spirituals created by African slaves to express their feelings and for cheering each other during the slave trade.

Bestow this unique, magnificent multi-cultural African-American Heritage Trophy & Recognition Award on a recipient who embodies -

  • Inspiration and blessing to others
  • Love
  • Peacemaker
  • Embraces diversity
  • Works to improve the quality of life of others
  • Sacrifice and selfless devotion
  • Guidance & mentoring

A unique piece for civic, religious & professional organizations, colleges, and corporate award events. Also a perfect gift for Clergy. Hand-carved in Ghana of rich Sese wood by master carver K. Amani and mounted on a beautiful wood base. Dimensions (including base) - 5.5"L x 5.5"W x 9 "H.

Includes Certificate of Authenticity and Gift Box. Make a statement with a colorful Kente trim to the award. Color of fabric may vary. Free shipping!

We recommend this Black Recognition Award for these categories - Lifetime Achievement, Inspiration, Excellence, Leadership.

Item available for purchase with or without engraving. Space for engraved plate: 5" x 1.25".  To purchase with engraving, include your text in the notes section of the order. We recommend that text be limited to four (4) lines and approx. forty (40) characters/spaces per line. Please allow 7-14 business days delivery for orders with engraving. Call or email to inquire about rush orders.