Deana Besala Bolumbu is a speaker and entrepreneur, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a pillar of contemporary African-renaissance, Deana is a co-founder of Ezibota alongside her partner, Beulah Osueke. With a keen eye for African cultural and artistic marvels, Deana likes wording inexplicable personal, and social phenomena that surrounds today’s African identity. She is a talented dancer; especially when “Ndombolo” beats from her native DR Congo appear on the DJ’s playlist. Lately, she has not only stopped at wording her creative genius but also exploring the permanence of her existence through speaking on the key to authentic connections.
Ayiba is a cutting-edge online magazine that seeks to break down perpetuating stereotypes of Africa by telling stories that exemplify the complexity of African identity.
We also provide inspiration and access to opportunities for young African creatives, techies and entrepreneurs.