Our team members are passionate about Africa and her women. Learn a little more about us…

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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

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2. Racheal Kizza is a budding entrepreneur with a passion for youth work and fashion. She is a full time project officer at Kyusa, a nonprofit organization that empowers out of school youth in urban slums to become employable. She is a youth leader in different forums, blogger, mentor, public speaker, writer, facilitator and trainer. Racheal is one of the founding directors for Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network (CWEN), a platform that brings together Christian women in business to connect, create and collaborate. She serves as the Executive Board Secretary for CWEN. (Uganda) Follow on Twitter: @rachealkay29

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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

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4. Salha Kaitesi is a British-Rwandese mother, sister, friend and founder of Beauty of Rwanda, a not-for-profit organisations that works to economically empower women and girls in Rwanda. Salha is passionate about ending poverty, development, female empowerment, justice and gender equality. Salha is also the owner and Executive-Editor of this blogzine. (United Kingdom) Follow on Twitter: @SalhaKaitesi

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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

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6. Amandla Karungi is a lawyer by profession, currently working at a law firm in Uganda. Amandla categorises herself as an introvert who enjoys reading novels and writings from different authors. She is a very big fan of Charlotte Bronte’s captivating book, Jane Eyre. Amandla talks and expresses herself best on paper. (Uganda) Follow on Twitter: @purplepretoria

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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

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8. Josephine Amoako is a graduate of the University of Ghana, a writer and blogger who is innately inspired to share her talent with the world and inspiring the world with her encouraging pieces. Josephine aspires to be a screenwriter in future. (Ghana) Follow on Twitter: @Joseyphina

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9. Christelle Kamanan is a French-Ivorian proactive woman. She has been travelling and living in different countries. Christelle founded the creative media relations agency KomLeBaobab, mixing design thinking and marketing concepts. As an Afro cultures evangelist, she has also launched Amanie Magazine, a multilingual media dedicated to cultures with African roots. Christelle also expresses her creativity and her love of the arts through dance. She is a contemporary Afro-Cuban dancer and performer. (Germany) Follow on Twitter: @ckamanan

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10.  Iris Ntore est une Burundaise qui a vécu au Burundi, au Rwanda, en R.D.Congo, en France et qui vit actuellement au Canada mais son cœur reste au Burundi. Elle débute dans le monde de la blogosphère et aime déjà ça. Elle partage sa vie entre sa famille et ses études en sociologie. Elle contribuera à compter de cet été à l’émission Les Simones (CKIA FM). Quand elle n’est pas entrain de s’occuper de ses enfants (et de son mari), elle voit le monde sous une lentille de photographe. (Canada) Twitter : @Inyzz

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11. 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

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12. Eunice Aber is an Electrical Engineering student who is ready to enter into the world and leave her mark. “I come from a family of five and I am the first born, so I probably love to “talk-to” people. I find myself always trying to shape my siblings with words of advice, encouragement and generally try to boost their confidence.” Eunice would like to head a big organisation in the future, preferably where her expertise is most needed. (Uganda) Follow on Twitter: @Eunice_Aber

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13. Natacha Umutoni is a Rwandan girl, who laughs a lot and is learning to live life to the fullest. She is a lover of all things books, music, art and travel. Natacha is also passionate about Christ and loves to see women beat the status quo. Natacha is the co-founder of Acacia book café in Kigali. (Rwanda) Follow on Twitter: @umutoni__

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14. Pholosho Matondolo loves everything about good food! Better described as a ‘fun foodie’ who is absolutely passionate about cooking, she brings to her craft – a great ability to delight. Her marvellous creations, served with love and laughter, make healthy eating seem so easy. To top it off, being a non-meat-eater herself, she still makes the most delicious meat dishes! She often says: “When passion speaks, nothing can stop you”. What keeps her going is her love for cooking. She enjoys cooking for her husband, family and friends “and for everybody too” she says. Pholosho loves traveling and exploring different food cuisines. She has been to a number of countries abroad and also had the privilege of working in Dubai for a few years. Her experience in the hospitality industry both locally and internationally opened her eyes to the abundance of creativity to be discovered in cooking. This experience taught her that when you are passionate there is no limit. She strongly believes that cooking comes from within – an idea instilled in her from a young age. She also believes that her knowledge of food and creating new simple recipes is a gift from God. Her love for serving God and people is what drives her. It brings her joy to be able to share her knowledge and ideas for simple, fresh recipes with everyone. Try Pholosho’s simple cooking ideas for good food-ies! (South Africa) Follow on Twitter: @PMatondolo

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15. Stacy Kendi is a student, a food blogger, a digital content creator and a freelance digital marketer. She is currently pursuing a degree BSc degree in Business Computing at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Stacy is a self-taught cook and has been blogging professionally from 2018 while running her own website at Holahme.com, as well as creating digital content on her YouTube channel at Holahme. She also does freelance digital marketing having previously worked with Epepea Online Supermarket in driving their brand awareness. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, reading motivational books, doing charity, spending time with family and friends and sharing her thoughts about every day issues. (Kenya) Follow on Twitter: @holahme_dishes
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16. 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

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17. 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

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18. 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).

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19. 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

19 Comments

  1. Salut les filles

    Belle plate forme qui est riche et puissante
    Kudos a la dream team

    Les articles de Iris sont très inspirant; bravo ma soeur; komera ku muheto comme on le dit chez nous au Burundi

  2. I had never heard about this magazine before, but Noeline Zawadi mentioned it to me. I love the diversity of the team! Do you guys have get togethers? It would be awesome if you did and rotated them in your respective countries/cities.

    • Some have met in individual countries. It would be even better if we all did at some point in the future. Hopefully we will. Thanks for the show of support.

      Salha

  3. This is so inspiring. I had never heard about this magazine. I have just read few articles and also I can say is ‘Fantastic’. I like the diversity in the team, I strongly believe that ‘Our differences make us stronger’.

    Good Job Ladies, Keep it up.

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