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MY ROOTS IN AFRICA

My Roots in Africa Project is a unique project designed by the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), in support of the Great Green Wall Initiative, to further close the gaps between Africa and its global diaspora by enabling people of African…

Most Influential 100 (MIPAD) Honourees Educate Audience On Dynamics of Accessing Capital

A panel of notable business leaders have called on entrepreneurs to, amongst other things to do, build the profiles of their companies in order to facilitate their access to capital. This call was made at the annual reception organized in Lagos by 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 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 Mallely Florian

Born in the Dominican Republic, Mallely Florian is a passionate Business Development Consultant living in Canada that helps foreign companies expand their business in the African continent. Miss Florian is currently representing three Canadian and two African companies and promoting new innovative products…

Meet Queen Chinyere Nworisara Quinn

  Queen Nworisara-Quinn is a founding Partner at Kupanda Capital. Prior to Kupanda Capital, Queen was an Investment Officer in the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Private Sector Department. At the AfDB, she also served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the…

March 25th, A day to Remember

For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history. Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and…

Meet Carolyn Joy Ratzlaff Parker

  Carolyn Parker is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer who joined the State Department in 2011. Currently, she is the Visa Chief at U.S. Embassy Abuja, where she runs a multinational staff that is part of the largest visa processing operation in Africa.…

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