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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.…

Meet Aya Chebbi

Aya Chebbi, an award-winning Pan-African feminist. She is the first African Union Youth Envoy and the youngest diplomat at the African Union Commission Chairperson’s Cabinet. She is the founder of multiple platforms such as Youth Programme of Holistic Empowerment Mentoring (Y-PHEM) coaching the next generation…

Meet Akua Gyekye

Akua Gyekye is Facebook’s Public Policy Manager for Africa, where she focuses on issues relating privacy, safety and security, freedom of expression, the impact of the Internet on economic growth, and new opportunities for democratic engagement across Sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining Facebook, Akua…

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