We love capturing the strength and power of African women! Did you know that what truly makes us special, is that our platform is dedicated to the everyday African woman? Most of our contributors are not “professional” bloggers/writers, they’re just everyday women with a story to tell, and wisdom to share. So if you have a gift in storytelling, empowering through words and celebrating women – join us and together we can change that narrative of the African woman.
Benefits of Joining The Blogging Team
- Receive various trainings with aims of equipping you with relevant digital literacy and effective writing skills
- Exposure of your work to a vast audience, potentially playing an important role in someone’s life
- In house “Top Spot” monthly competition with top three winners announced on social media
- A “social butterfly” to be named and featured in monthly global newsletter
- Become an expert; Blogging can act as your doorway to gaining status as an expert in your field
- Join a sisterhood of African women living in Africa and abroad
What We Ask of You If You Join The Team
- Become a cheerful Teakisi ambassador. We delight in having our bloggers proudly endorse Teakisi and share our brand message on their social media through shares, retweets, engagement and interaction
- Commit to submission of AT LEAST one blog post a month. The blog posts should also be original and unpublished. Our bloggers contribute blogs on a VOLUNTARY basis in exchange for promoting their work, gaining new skills, joining a vibrant and vast blogging and readership network. The submission of blogs will be expected on the 15th of each month. Failure to submit a blog without prior notice, Teakisi will effectively remove you without notice from its website and WhatsApp group
- Attendance /contributions to Teakisi events and training
Learn a little more about current contributors…
1. Tayo Sogbanmu was born in Nigeria with footprints in the UK. She is an aspiring entrepreneur, philanthropist and miniature activist who believes strongly in Africa and the potential of the African woman. Tayo is a lover of the arts, music, poetry, travel and a woman who has made the choice to learn, grow, share and cherish. “Each day I live is a step in the right direction.” Tayo is also the General Manager of the blogzine. (United Kingdom) Follow on Twitter: @TayoSogba
3. Reem Gaafar is an Emergency Medicine physician, now moved into the speciality of Public Health (completing an MPH from Liverpool University). She grew up in New Zealand and Oman and moved back to Sudan in April 2012 to work in the civil service. Reem is into blogging, writing (fiction), photography, filming (working on her 1st documentary), graphic designing and makeup. She’s also a devoted Muslim and wears Hijab. (Sudan) Follow on Twitter: @GaafarReem
4. Salha Kaitesi is the British-Rwandese mother, sister, friend and founder and Artistic Director of Teakisi. Salha is passionate about ending poverty, development, female empowerment, justice and gender equality. Salha is also the Executive-Editor of this platform. (United Kingdom) Follow on Twitter: @SalhaKaitesi
5. Afia Kwakyewaa is a social media consultant and a blogger. She is also the host of The Grey Podcast, a weekly conversation about African women navigating the way through life in our modern times. She writes about personal growth, feminism, lifestyle and self-care. Once in a while, you’ll catch a review of her favourite things here as well. (Ghana) Follow on Twitter: @msNyantakyi
6. Yunah Bvumbwe is a news writer. Loves public speaking and debates. She is an avid reader with writing/blogging in general as her passion. Yunah believes her voice is her purpose. (South Africa) Follow on Twitter: @YunahBvumbwe
7. Felly Oyuga Owiro, a mother of 3 girls and 1 boy is from Nairobi, Kenya. She is a storyteller, Creator and Writer of Adua Chronicles (www.adua.co.ke), Entrepreneur, Content creator, and a passionate advocate of children’s rights. Felly is a lover of wine and books. (Kenya) Follow on Twitter: @nyarowiro
9. Grace Ancillar was born and raised in the city that never sleeps. Ancillar is a true streetwise wannabe Afrocentric belle who loves a good book and a yummy pizza with extra cheese. When she’s not playing with other kids on the internet or writing lines of code, she enjoys book aisles, advocating for mental health and ungracefully trying to be a yogi queen (Zimbabwe). Follow on Twitter: @heyAnci
10. Ayandola Ayanleke is an African lover of God who loves to watch movies, read and write. Ayandola is also a young woman seeking to make an impact with her pen. (Nigeria) Follow on Twitter: @AyandolaA
11. Caroline Numuhire is a Rwandan writer who holds a degree in agriculture sciences with a major in rural development and agribusiness from the University of Rwanda and Master of Science in global health delivery from the University of Global Health Equity. She has primarily worked in the social sector. As a creative writer, she has previously contributed to Environmental Africa and ECOFORUM in Kenya and is an author of two books, Mirror of Stolen Hearts and L’Oncle gynécologue. She has also contributed to two other books Redemption Song by the Caine Prize for African Writing and the Anatomy of Silence by Red Press, both published in the UK. (Rwanda) Follow on Twitter: @nucaro7
13. Esther Chawai is a lady who is very passionate about issues that affect the African woman. She enjoys reading, and loves to share her deep thoughts through writing. Esther believes in God, loves fashion and good music too. She is also in love with her life as an entrepreneur. (Nigeria) Follow on Twitter: @Murniccha
14. Norryn Gloria Busingye is a Communications and Public Relations professional, with over 4 years’ experience. Currently, she is a digital content creator for start up companies in Rwanda, helping them create and sustain a vibrant online visibility. She is exceptionally passionate at everything to do with leadership and supporting vulnerable children. She advocates for the prevention of sexual and domestic abuse in Rwanda, supporting children who battle with early pregnancies, trauma and HIV, as consequences of the abuse. Gloria also volunteers with Rotaract, under the Rotary International umbrella, and is a 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow. (Rwanda) Follow on Twitter: @NorrynGloria
15. Eunice Tossy is a 20 something, outspoken Tanzanian woman, who loves travelling and having deep conversations with strangers. When she is not trying to figure out what she is doing with her life, she is therapeutically pouring out her soul on her personal blog https://abiblegirl.com (Tanzania) Follow on Twitter: @EuniceTossy
16. Sarah Jaravaza is a Zimbabwean educator by profession, but she has always loved writing in various forms for many years. She is particularly passionate about causes which give women a platform to share their stories. Sarah is inspired by the recent trend in the creative arts where stories about and by African women are being celebrated. (Zimbabwe) Follow on Twitter: @MeDateZim
17. Stella Damasus is an award winning multi-talented Actress, Singer, Speaker, Acting Coach, Art Designer, Film and Music Video Producer. She has starred in over 100 films for more than two decades, and released her debut album ‘The Alternative’ in 2016. Stella, who is also a mother and a wife is the Founder of the Stella Damasus Arts Foundation, ADIVA Networks, and is the Co-Founder of Index Two Studios, i2Radio, and Mon Afrik TV. She is also a certified relationship coach and the co-host of the web series X and O. Stella is the host of 2 podcasts, has been blogging since 2012, wrote a column for PM News for a whole year, and will be releasing her first book and magazine this in 2020. (United States) Follow on Twitter: @stelladamasus
18. Anesu Nyakubaya-Nhevera is a Zimbabwean born writer, blogger and poet. Her work has been featured in Zimbolicious Anthologies 3 and 4 as well as several websites. When she is not writing for her blog (kintsugionline.wordpress.com), she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family. She is also very passionate about equality in all its forms (Zimbabwe). Follow on Twitter: @suenyakubaya
19. Faith Mangwanya is an engineer who envisages an Africa without technological barriers. She is passionate about sustainable development through local technology development and manufacturing. She is an aspiring social enterprise entrepreneur and writer who believes in inclusive growth through the empowerment of women and individuals from marginalised backgrounds. She is currently working on her first fiction novel “Canaan” – a story of an African girl-child who decides to study theoretical physics and the challenges she faces on her educational journey (Zimbabwe). Follow on Twitter: @faithcerebral
On the other hand, Guest contributors can either be men or women, from any background, anywhere in the world! If you have a blog post (original, not published elsewhere) that you think would benefit our audience, send it to us and we will be happy to read it.
- For guest contributor’s once we have received your post, we will determine whether it suits our audience.
- If suitable, we have the right to edit your post for grammar, leading the post to change a bit, but we will endeavour not to change the meaning.
- Your work will remain on the website which is a great way to build your writing portfolio.
To send us a guest blog post or apply to be a contributor (open to African women only), fill the form below, with reasons why we should consider taking you own;