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Chronicling the African Renaissance

About Akinyi Ochieng

Akinyi Ochieng is Ayiba's Executive Editor. Akinyi is personally passionate about the engagement of youth and diaspora communities in domestic and international policy. An avid collector of African art and ankara, she curates content for Ayiba from across Africa and its diaspora.
Latest Posts | By Akinyi Ochieng
Becoming Hannah Giorgis: Raising Your Voice
6 years ago

Becoming Hannah Giorgis: Raising Your Voice

Hannah Giorgis is a writer and organizer whose work addresses the intersections of race, gender, immigration, class, and culture. Based in NYC, she is the daughter of Ethiopian and …
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Laughing out Loud with Daliso Chaponda
6 years ago

Laughing out Loud with Daliso Chaponda

Funnyman Daliso Chaponda is a man at ease in the world. A Malawian native currently based in the UK, Daliso has taken his talents across the seven seas (ok, maybe …
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Becoming Zuriel Oduwole: A Girl on a Mission
6 years ago

Becoming Zuriel Oduwole: A Girl on a Mission

At just twelve years old, Zuriel Oduwole has already accomplished more than some people will in a lifetime. This formidable young lady has travelled across the world to interview some …
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Artist Spotlight: Omar Victor Diop’s “Project Diaspora”
6 years ago

Artist Spotlight: Omar Victor Diop’s “Project Diaspora”

Senegalese artist Omar Victor Diop never fails to push conceptual boundaries. Fresh on the heels of his acclaimed photography series “Re-Mixing Hollywood,” which re-cast Africans in photographs …
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The Happy African
6 years ago

The Happy African

With his infectiously bright Motown and funk-inspired single “Happy,” Pharrell Williams brings a refreshing wave of joy to a world fatigued by disasters. From the tragedies of the …
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Start-Up Stories: Abai Schulze on Building a Luxury African Fashion Brand
7 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Abai Schulze on Building a Luxury African Fashion Brand

ZAAF founder Abai Schulze is a woman with a vision. Despite leaving her homeland of Ethiopia as a child for the United States, Schulze never lost sight of …
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