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About Eyitemi Popo

Eyitemi is the founder and editor-in-chief of Ayiba Magazine. In addition to running Ayiba, she is currently pursuing a Master of Digital Experience Innovation program at the University of Waterloo. Eyitemi graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2012 with a degree in International Relations and Digital Media. She also holds a graduate certificate in digital publishing from New York University.
Latest Posts | By Eyitemi Popo
Angola’s Bangaologia – The Science of Style
2 months 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
3 months 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
9 months 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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#CareerGoals: Ronke Lawal of Ariatu PR
9 months ago

#CareerGoals: Ronke Lawal of Ariatu PR

We introduce our new series #CareerGoals with a feature on Ronke Lawal, founder of Ariatu PR in London. Ariatu Public Relations works with entrepreneurs and luxury brands to …
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Aso Oke Re-imagined with Ethnik’s Scarified Collection
9 months ago

Aso Oke Re-imagined with Ethnik’s Scarified Collection

Tunde Owolabi is an artist first and foremost. However, he channels this art into design through his latest venture, Ethnik. Ayiba’s Eyitemi Popo interviewed Tunde about his new …
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8 African/Diaspora Documentaries to Watch
10 months ago

8 African/Diaspora Documentaries to Watch

As our favorite shows reach their season finales and slowly go off the air, our summer search for new shows and series to watch will begin. Here is a list …
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Start-up Stories: HelloFood Nigeria
11 months ago

Start-up Stories: HelloFood Nigeria

HelloFood Nigeria uses their mobile app and website to connect people with the best restaurants around them. Last month in Lagos, Eyitemi Popo, founder of Ayiba, met up with Guillaume …
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Ayiba to lead AABF Panel on Disrupting African Narrative @ Dak’Art Biennale
11 months ago

Ayiba to lead AABF Panel on Disrupting African Narrative @ Dak’Art Biennale

African Art Book Fair (AABF) is an art publication fair, taking place at the Dak’Art Biennale, with a discussion forum concentrating on themes linked to art publications, photography, design, experimental …
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The African & Diaspora talent in Beyonce’s LEMONADE decoded
11 months ago

The African & Diaspora talent in Beyonce’s LEMONADE decoded

Michaela DePrince

Michaela currently dances with the Dutch National Ballet. Born as Mabinty Bangura, she grew up as an orphan in Sierra Leone and was adopted by an American family at the age …
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Kenya’s League of Extravagant Grannies
1 year ago

Kenya’s League of Extravagant Grannies

Award winning Kenyan photographer, Osborne Macharia captured some boss retro-glam grannies in his newest photo series “The Kenyan League Of Extraordinary Grannies.”

Macharia explains that:

“This …
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