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Nii was born in Accra, Ghana and is a bonafide alumnus of Accra Academy his alma mater. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Wye College - University of London and a Master of Science degree from the Leeds University Business School in International Marketing. Apart from running MyWeku Nii does something “socially responsible” with a local government agency in London.
Fashion and Lifestyle Editor: Ada Iwugo
Ada was born in the north of Nigeria, to a Nigerian father and a Sierra Leonean mother. She has lived all of her adult life in England and has a Bsc degree in International Business from Imperial College, University of London.
As a consequence of loving the finer things in life, Ada has spent most of her career working at some of the world’s most prestigious luxury goods companies, including Christian Dior. She currently works as a Commercial Manager at the World’s largest fragrance company. She promises to share her love of all things African and Beautiful with myweku readers.
Gor Soudan (Kenya)
‘Gor is a self-trained Kenyan painter- photographer. When he is not in the studio, he likes to write and drink beer, which is pretty cool too. He also holds a degree in Sociology, Philosophy and English for some reason’
Something is happening in Nairobi… (Part 1)
Something is happening in Nairobi… (Part 2)
Annie Syed (USA)
Annie Syed attained her B.A. from the University of Kansas in English Literature and International Studies and her Master’s in Secondary English Education from City College in New York where she was a NYC Department of Education teacher. She then went on to receive her J.D. from CUNY School of Law in New York and thereafter completed a clerkship for a judge. She remains an activist in projects involving human rights in the States and in Africa and Asia. She is working on finishing a manuscript titled Her Sizwe along with other writing projects. She also contributes to Isca Media. She calls New York City home although she lives a bicoastal, transcontinental life practicing yoga as often as possible.Annie blogs at annieqsyed.com
Column: Tomi Thomas (Nigeria)
Tomi Thomas is a Nigerian. She writes poetry on her online blog Ruby XX and she loves to dance. She graduated from Loughborough University, UK with a Master’s in Chemical Engineering. You can follow her on twitter @Rubylovex
Vusi Sindane (South Africa)
Vusi Sindane describes himself as an unconventional thinker, writer, capoeirsta, pianist, entrepreneur, web developer, software engineer and slowly unfolding a humanitarian in me. “A while ago my father told me that when I’m out and about, i’m at the school of academics, and when I come home, I’m at the school of life. Therefore I never stop learning (thanx to Google)”. You can connect more with Vusi here: www.vusisindane.com
Divinity Barkley Matovu (Uganda and USA)
Divinity Barkley Matovu is an honors graduate of the University of Southern California and the School for International Training. She has studied in the United States of America, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.
As the CEO of Matovu Consulting, Divinity works as a freelance private consultant on various projects in both Africa and the United States for clients such as African Woman Magazine. Divinity, along with her husband Abraham Matovu, co-founded AGYA, a non-profit committed to creating a safe, supportive, sustainable learning environment where Ugandan youth can develop their leadership skills and express themselves creatively.
Divinity’s passion for women’s issues, education and African culture fuels her work with AGYA which has provided outreach, education, and services to more than 1,000 young people living in urban poverty in Uganda.
In 2010, Divinity was recognized as one of the most effective social entrepreneurs under the age of 25 by DoSomething.org. Divinity has been awarded for her scholarship on the study of hip-hop youth culture in Africa and Glamour Magazine recently recognized her as one of the nation’s top female leaders in her 20s. She is also a recipient of an Outstanding Commitment Award from the Clinton Global Initiative University for an AGYA initiative which established a solar-powered recording studio in Uganda that artistically and economically empowers youth.
Keep in touch with Divinity via twitter @divinitymatovu