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Who is missing from MIPAD Global Reckoning Edition 2020?

We conducted research into the presence of people of African descent within the largest institutions across the world – in politics & global governance, business, media, and humanitarian endeavors. The astounding fact is that many of the huge companies we see, with brands…

Please don’t call me black, I am African American and Proud!

Please don’t ever call me black again 😡😬 I’m African and am Proud 🙂😋 I have a dream that one day I would say I am from Africa and the world would go, wow greatness! The use of colors to categorize humans is…

Meet Funa Maduka

Funa Maduka is a creative and acquisitions executive within Netflix Original Films where she works with the world’s top global and emerging filmmakers. Throughout her tenure, she has remained positioned at the frontline of the company’s global expansion, managing the launch of the…

Meet Akinyi Ochieng

Akinyi Ochieng is a Gambian-Kenyan strategist and social impact leader. As Corporate Communications Manager at leading fintech company WorldRemit, she drives high-impact social innovation and global communications and policy programs across the Global South, with a keen interest and passion for Africa. Ms.…

Meet Abel Makkonen “The Weeknd” Tesfaye

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer.[3] His work has been categorized as alternative R&B.   In 2010, he anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name “The Weeknd” and released…

Meet Phyllis Wakiaga

  Phyllis Wakiaga is the Chief Executive of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), one of Kenya’s leading business associations with over 800 members. Prior to her appointment, Phyllis was the Head of Policy Research and Advocacy Unit at Kenya Association of Manufacturers…

Meet Karene Richards

Karene Richards is a capital markets quantitative expert and women’s advocate with over 15 years’ experience in the investment banking industry. Karene most notably built the first Carbon Finance model for the World Bank in addition to a mortgage-backed security model that generated over $250 million…

Meet Khady Thiam Gueye

Khady Thiam Gueye is the CEO of TMI. She has over a decade of experience in the music industry and working with mainstream artists. Khady Thiam Gueye is a natural entrepreneur who is committed to “living outside the box.” She is also a…

Meet Nkemdilim Begho

Nkemdilim Begho is the founder and Managing Di­rector of Future Software Resources Limited, an IT solutions provider focused on online solutions, e-learning and IT security. As one of a few Nigerian women in the industry, her success is founded on a passion for driving innovative…

Meet Michael Derrick Tubbs

  Michael Derrick Tubbs is an American politician, currently mayor of Stockton, California. Elected as mayor in 2016 at age 26, he is the youngest mayor in Stockton’s history and its first African-American mayor. Tubbs announced his candidacy for Stockton Council District 6 for…