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Are you a MIPADian?

At the time we started this journey, we knew that having influence as a person of African descent is meaningless until it is connected to support the protection of human rights and the dignity of our people. Fast forward to 2020, many of…

MIPAD Hosts Recognition & Awards Ceremony, Unveils 2020 Global List

The Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) Recognition and Awards ceremony recorded massive success on Sunday, Oct 5th as outstanding personalities and high achievers across the globe were acknowledged and their contributions towards African advancement in these unprecedented times applauded. This year’s…

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…