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Adiat Disu

Nigeria’s Adiat Disu is a force to reckon in the world of African fashion. She is the founder of The African Fashion Week, New York, President of Adiree Fashion Agency and the brains behind non-profit organization, Fashion Feeds Foundation.


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Edi Gathegi

Kenyan born Edi is a rising Hollywood star, having starred in the most recent X-Men installation, X-Men First Class. Edi is also known for his role in the vampire flick Twilight as Laurent.


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Dayo Olopade

Dayo is a Nigerian-American journalist with a keen interest in technology in Africa. She believes that Africa has a lot to teach the rest of the world about innovation. For more on her thoughts have a peek at her website or follow her on twitter.

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Tara Kendyle on AfricanDamu

Tara is an educator and activist for genocide awareness. She is the force behind teensMAD4Rwanda, a student project to spread awareness of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. USA Today provides a detailed account of Tara and her team’s amazing campaign.Her Youtube channel, twitter account and website illustrate her determination to let the world know of the unacceptable nature of the Rwandan genocide.

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A Taste of Africa is an event hosted by Akin Akinsaya, CEO of Panla. Panla is an online food service business that caters to events based in Brooklyn, NewYork. Panla chefs make various delicacies from Africa and around the world including Jollof rice, Yassa, Suya Couscous,meat, moi moi, and much more. The event is done in collaboration with African Soul Jams founded by Seyi Macaulay.

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Osas Ighodaro on AfricanDamu

New York born Osas has Nigerian roots. She won Miss Black Connecticut USA 2010. Osas is an actress, model, dancer and Journalist. For more information here is her website.

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Sanaa Hamri on AfricanDamu

Moroccan born Sanaa is one of the most outstanding music video directors today. She has worked with Jadakiss, Kelly Rowland and Mariah Carey.

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