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About Akua Agyen

Akua Agyen is an Ayiba Editorial Fellow. She is a Ghanaian-American and a local in 10 different cities. Akua is particularly interested in women’s protection and empowerment, identity, and conflict studies. In her spare time, Akua loves to collect new music, new experiences, and new dance moves.
Latest Posts | By Akua Agyen
City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp
12 months ago

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Dadaab Refugee Camp, comprised of five separate settlements, is the largest refugee camp in the world. Established in northern Kenya during the early nineties, the camp is now home to …
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Start-Up Stories: The Orgone Foundation
1 year ago

Start-Up Stories: The Orgone Foundation

Ghanaians have been suffering from the effects of a mismanaged power grid system for years. Ghanaian hospitals and schools are often the hardest hit, with the inconsistency of electricity causing …
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Talking Film with Director and Filmmaker Amelia Umuhire
1 year ago

Talking Film with Director and Filmmaker Amelia Umuhire

Amelia Umuhire called one of 15 African Creatives to watch out for in 2016, is the artistic visionary, director, and filmmaker behind Polyglot, the internationally-acclaimed web series. The series follows …
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Kipato Unbranded: Staying Socially Conscious through Jewelry
1 year ago

Kipato Unbranded: Staying Socially Conscious through Jewelry

Founded in 2016, Kipato Unbranded is a socially conscious jewelry line that aims for high class and quality at affordable prices. Using recycled and upcycled materials from Kibera and Kawangwera, …
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Hosts a Contemporary African Art Exhibition
1 year ago

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Hosts a Contemporary African Art Exhibition

“Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design” is a collection of art, showcasing various African artists from around the world. The exhibition is co-curated by Amelie Klein and Petra …
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In Your Earbuds: Press Play with Ayiba
1 year ago

In Your Earbuds: Press Play with Ayiba

This edition of In Your Earbuds features a diverse set of vibes by African artists. This set includes soul-pop, reggae, and afrobeats. Amongst the artists, you’ll find a lot of …
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BUYU Collection: Designer Kimathi’s New Luxury Luggage Line
1 year ago

BUYU Collection: Designer Kimathi’s New Luxury Luggage Line

Designer Jeffrey Kimathi, the founder of Jamhuri Wear, has recently expanded into travel gear. His new brand is called BUYU Collection, which is a luxury travel luggage company. …
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Lamb Bredie
1 year ago

Lamb Bredie

Dr. Tuleka Prah is a filmmaker, food enthusiast, and avid traveler. In an effort to bring together her three passions, she created “My African Food Map.” Dr. Prah …
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I am “Too African to be American” and “Too American to be African”
1 year ago

I am “Too African to be American” and “Too American to be African”

Earlier this year, Nadia Sasso released her documentary, “Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African?” Through her documentary, Sasso examines the experience …
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Chicken Suya Pizza
1 year ago

Chicken Suya Pizza

Try this unique foray into Nigerian-Italian fusion by Nma Jewel Okpara, the founder of the food blog, the Nigerian Lazy Chef. Suya is kebab, marinated in a special …
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