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Art as Questioning: A Conversation with Poet JJ Bola
2 years ago

Art as Questioning: A Conversation with Poet JJ Bola

JJ Bola is a writer and educator who was born in Kinshasa, and lives in London. He has published three poetry collections entitled Elevate, Daughters of the Sun
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Kailend: A Holistic Approach to Development
2 years ago

Kailend: A Holistic Approach to Development

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Lomé, Togo, Kailend is a social enterprise working to empower women and at-risk youth through education and skills training for those who may not fit the mold of traditional schooling systems. Read More

Silas Miami: Wise Beyond His Years
2 years ago

Silas Miami: Wise Beyond His Years

Multi-talented Silas Miami is a professional musician, film student, and photographer who left his native Kenya to attend the AFDA film school in Cape Town and expand his …
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#CareerGoals: Ronke Lawal of Ariatu PR
2 years 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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Behind the Headlines with Cosmopolitan’s Judith Ohikuare
3 years ago

Behind the Headlines with Cosmopolitan’s Judith Ohikuare

Think journalism is a dying profession? Don’t let those pesky headlines fool you. Brooklyn-born Nigerian-American writer Judith Ohikuare could have followed the path of many children of immigrants …
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Inside African Leadership University, Mauritius
3 years ago

Inside African Leadership University, Mauritius

Tucked away in the middle of the Indian Ocean, on the beautiful island of Mauritius, is ALU’s inaugural campus, an institution that is training the next generation of …
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Kanayo Ebi: Stylist to the Stars
3 years ago

Kanayo Ebi: Stylist to the Stars

The global fashion industry is worth trillions of dollars every year, and fashion capitals like Paris, New York, and Milan have remained in the forefront of the industry. …
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Essiespice: The Ghanaian Spice Goddess
3 years ago

Essiespice: The Ghanaian Spice Goddess

In 2013, what began as an experiment born out of a love affair with spices, cooking, and traveling became the beginning of a culinary business that is making …
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Becoming Hayet Rida: That Girl
3 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
3 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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