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About Eyitemi Popo

Eyitemi is the founder and editor-in-chief of Ayiba Magazine. She is a Master of Digital Experience Innovation graduate from the University of Waterloo and an alumna of Mount Holyoke College. She also holds a graduate certificate in digital publishing from New York University.
Latest Posts | By Eyitemi Popo
EXCLUSIVE: Sope Aluko on playing Shaman in Marvel’s Black Panther
6 months ago

EXCLUSIVE: Sope Aluko on playing Shaman in Marvel’s Black Panther

Nigerian-born actress Sope Aluko plays Shaman in the most anticipated movie of 2018, Marvel’s Black Panther. Since pursuing acting in Hollywood she has had recurring roles on Netflix’s Bloodline, NBC’s …
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Andy Allo on being a protégé to the late Prince & starring in Pitch Perfect 3
7 months ago

Andy Allo on being a protégé to the late Prince & starring in Pitch Perfect 3

Cameroon-born singer and songwriter Andy Allo is an artist who is truly paving her own path with a sound and vibe that is uniquely her own.

Andy released her first …
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Black Foodie: Toronto’s Favourite Blogger
7 months ago

Black Foodie: Toronto’s Favourite Blogger

Eden Hagos is a celebrated host, food writer, and founder of the media and events company, Black Foodie. She’s an Ethiopian Canadian with a passion for African and Caribbean cuisine …
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Expat vs Immigrant: Almost Parisienne weighs in on the debate
1 year ago

Expat vs Immigrant: Almost Parisienne weighs in on the debate

On Ayiba’s recent European Tour, our founder met up with the YouTubers behind the channel Almost Parisienne for an Afropolitan Diary feature. As young women who chose to move to …
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The #AyibaEuroTour: That time I planned a business trip for my side hustle
1 year ago

The #AyibaEuroTour: That time I planned a business trip for my side hustle

This year, as I’ve mentioned I plan to take Ayiba to a new level and be as daring as I was when I decided to create a global African online …
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6 African Startups you should know from #SeedstarsSummit 2017
1 year ago

6 African Startups you should know from #SeedstarsSummit 2017

Ayiba was invited to attend the Seedstars Summit 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland as media partners. We watched entrepreneurs from 65+ countries from around the emerging market pitch for a chance …
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Amplify Issue
1 year ago

Amplify Issue

At the end of this year, Ayiba Magazine will be five years old. This issue will celebrate our journey to five by highlighting our achievements thus far and re-visiting some …
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Angola’s Bangaologia – The Science of Style
2 years ago

Angola’s Bangaologia – The Science of Style

Declared by Forbes Magazine as one of “The 15 Young African Creatives Rebranding Africa”, Coréon Dú is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work encompasses TV and movie production, fashion design and music. Internationally …
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Introducing the GrapeVine TV: The wokest web talk show on Youtube
2 years ago

Introducing the GrapeVine TV: The wokest web talk show on Youtube

Ashley Akunna is the even-toned host, and behind-the-scenes boss, of GrapeVine TV, a YouTube web show with a panel of black millennials discussing trending news topics. Ashley studied film at …
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The Nile Project’s Kenyan Percussionist, Kasiva Mutua
2 years ago

The Nile Project’s Kenyan Percussionist, Kasiva Mutua

Kasiva Mutua is an internationally touring drummer and percussionist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her exuberant performances reflect a panoply of influences, including afrobeat, zouk, samba, reggae, and soul. Ayiba’s …
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