Brooklyn raised, Nigerian bred. Granddaughter of a Nigerian diplomat. Out-of-box thinker and writer.
I’m on a journey discovering new parts of me. And now as an entrepreneur, I have the freedom to take that trip wherever it goes, every single day.
You could call me a Pan-Africanist. My ultimate goal is to create a deeper, intimate connection within the diaspora community. To spark a generational revolution. There’s clearly a shift in the thoughts, actions and passions of rising leaders in Africa and abroad. We need to create a unified spiritual and economic movement to fully realize our wealth on the continent and wherever our people live across the globe.
I do this work through Karfi, a consulting and leadership development firm tackling the issue of untapped talent in Africa. I strongly believe that democratizing the entrepreneurial space is vital to Africa’s economic development. That means empowering any and all, regardless of wealth, status or geography, with the resources and tools needed to lead and succeed.
I went to Fordham University in New York City, where I earned a B.A. in English and Communications. Then I moved to London to complete a Master’s degree in International Management (graduating magna cum laude) at SOAS, University of London, focusing on human capital development in the Middle East and North Africa. Read my Master’s dissertation here.
My work cuts across international relations (through my work at the United Nations), education reform (as a teacher and then administrator), and development (through fundraising on behalf of nongovernmental organizations & charitable institutions). Add me on LinkedIn to learn more about my career journey.
I’m also VERY spiritual. I don’t take my faith or life’s journey for granted, and I’m not afraid to share my belief openly. I’ve seen too many miracles, had too many close calls, to not believe in and give thanks to a Higher Power. You can read more about this in my published book Several Times Lost, available on Amazon.