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Chronicling the African Renaissance

Becoming

Into the ‘I of Africa’ with Model & Media Maven, Aina Fadina
2 months ago

Into the ‘I of Africa’ with Model & Media Maven, Aina Fadina

Having graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in the hopes of becoming a medical doctor, Aina Fadina has become a successful model and innovator behind the digital series I of …
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Becoming that Girl On the Go: Wendy Watta
10 months ago

Becoming that Girl On the Go: Wendy Watta

Wendy Watta is living what many would consider the dream – travelling the world, meeting new people, trying new cuisines, and exploring different cultures. This 24 year old recently took …
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The Nile Project’s Kenyan Percussionist, Kasiva Mutua
11 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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In the Kitchen with South African Celebrity Chef Siba Mtongana
11 months ago

In the Kitchen with South African Celebrity Chef Siba Mtongana

To Siba Mtongana, host of Food Network’s Siba’s Table, cooking is not only a necessity—it’s an art. The South African celebrity chef has gained a loyal following worldwide …
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Could She Be Somalia’s First Female President?
1 year ago

Could She Be Somalia’s First Female President?

A former refugee who learned to read and write at age fourteen, Fadumo Dayib has consistently defied the odds throughout her life. Now, she hopes to make history …
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10 inspirational African women living their truths
1 year ago

10 inspirational African women living their truths

Fadumo Dayib The Woman Running for President

A former refugee who learned to read and write at age fourteen, Fadumo Dayib has consistently defied the odds throughout her …
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An in-depth chat with Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate
1 year ago

An in-depth chat with Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate

Haben Girma has an impressive resume. The daughter of an Eritrean refugee, she is a magna cum laude graduate of Lewis & Clark College and Harvard Law School’s first deaf-blind …
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Becoming Hayet Rida: That Girl
2 years ago

Becoming Hayet Rida: That Girl

Maya Angelou once said, “we delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it went through to achieve that beauty.” No one perhaps understands …
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Becoming Vivian Onano: Translating Africa’s Vision into Reality
2 years ago

Becoming Vivian Onano: Translating Africa’s Vision into Reality

Growing up, Vivian Onano didn’t have it easy. Yet despite facing gender discrimination and poverty, Vivian was lucky enough to be awarded a scholarship to Starehe Girls, one …
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Becoming Safia Elhillo: Wordsmith on the Rise
2 years ago

Becoming Safia Elhillo: Wordsmith on the Rise

Sudanese-American wordsmith Safia Elhillo takes audiences on a journey of lost and found with her poems. Through her poetic prowess, Safia has enraptured international audiences while sharing the …
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