Career Professionals in Africa

Cobby Amoah- Building a Solid Foundation for the Future of Healthcare in Africa

Cobby Amoah- Building a Solid Foundation for the Future of Healthcare in Africa

Born in the Brong Ahafo Region but raised in Accra, Ghana, Cobby Amoah developed an interest in healthcare and technology at an early age, and has since honed his interest in both fields. In the United States, he runs a company called Obaa, whose goal is to use technology to

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June 1st, 2016

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Youngest African-American Engineer, Brittney Exline and Her Passion for Change

Youngest African-American Engineer, Brittney Exline and Her Passion for Change

In 2007 at the age of 15 she made history as the youngest African-American female accepted into an Ivy League school, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Now 19, the whizz kid is still high in her game. She has made history once again as the school’s youngest engineer and

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May 28th, 2016

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Nadja Bellan-White- Career Woman, Amazing Mother and CEO of Ogilvy, Africa’s Largest Agency Network.

Nadja Bellan-White- Career Woman, Amazing Mother and CEO of Ogilvy, Africa’s Largest Agency Network.

Committed to delivering excellence, Nadja Bellan-White sits at the helm of Ogilvy Africa, the continent’s largest agency network. Like most African power women, Nadja towers brilliantly, having created a niche for herself in the marketing and advertising industry. With

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May 25th, 2016

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Joshua Nghaamwa- Self-Taught Teen Inventor, Creating ICT Solutions in Africa

Joshua Nghaamwa- Self-Taught Teen Inventor, Creating ICT Solutions in Africa

He saw the vision as a little boy, and he not only hoped that it will come true, he also worked relentlessly to bring it to fruition.  Growing up, Joshua took delight in piecing materials from scraps and turning them into highly needed items for his community. At age 18, the

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May 20th, 2016

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Brenda Katwesigye – Connecting Ugandans to Good Health Care.

Brenda Katwesigye – Connecting Ugandans to Good Health Care.

Brenda Katwesigye had a dream to become a medical doctor. From age 6, she thought of the contributions she could make to address the many health challenges in her community. The health systems in Kasubi, a suburb in Kampala where she grew up as a child left a lot to be ...

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May 18th, 2016

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From Business to Nursing- How Amaechi “George” Ozor Beat the Odds to Excel in his Career

From Business to Nursing- How Amaechi “George” Ozor Beat the Odds to Excel in his Career

George couldn’t have imagined that a mere Google search would transform his career path forever.  He had worked for years as a business man until the going became quite tough, needing him to re-evaluate his choices and options. He left his home in Nigeria to begin his career

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May 13th, 2016

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This is Sizakele Petunia Mzimela, the Power Woman Leading Change in the Aviation Industry.

This is Sizakele Petunia Mzimela, the Power Woman Leading Change in the Aviation Industry.

African women are consistently breaking new grounds and towering in all sectors across the continent.  One such power woman is Sizakele Petunia Mzimela, a South African Amazon who is shattering glass ceilings in the aviation industry as the first black woman to launch her ...

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May 11th, 2016

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Khadija Williams: From the Streets to Harvard

Khadija Williams: From the Streets to Harvard

Life may sometimes seem difficult, but we press on, knowing that the challenges we face are only for a time. And so, we look forward in hope, walking tirelessly with courage on the path of purpose, with our eyes, focused on the laurel on the hills. This indeed is the ...

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May 6th, 2016

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Caroline Esinam Adzogble -24 Year Old, Leading an Education and Technology Revolution in Africa.

Caroline Esinam Adzogble -24 Year Old, Leading an Education and Technology Revolution in Africa.

Dreams indeed come true! Caroline Esinam Adzogble is a living proof. From age 19, Caroline began having recurrent dreams of becoming an expert in education and technology. She not only held this dream close to heart, she also paid close attention to make the move as the ...

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May 4th, 2016

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Tetteh Nettey’s Journey from a Watchman to an Academic Force…

Tetteh Nettey’s Journey from a Watchman to an Academic Force…

Sometimes it’s difficult to see what God has in store for us when our world crumbles as we go through hardships. But what we should always remember is that when one door closes, another one opens. This aptly summarises Tetteh Nettey’s journey through life. Born to Maxwell ...

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April 29th, 2016

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Olatorera Oniru- Nigerian Power Woman, Repositioning the African Fashion Industry

Olatorera Oniru- Nigerian Power Woman, Repositioning the African Fashion Industry

Olatorera Oniru is the CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com, a fast rising e-commerce platform positioned to take over the global market. The company aims to promote made in Africa brands and provide greater global visibility to the creativity, hard-work and perseverance of Africans. ...

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April 27th, 2016

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Sandile Kubheka- South Africa’s Youngest Medical Doctor and his Winning Ways.

Sandile Kubheka- South Africa’s Youngest Medical Doctor and his Winning Ways.

Sandile Kubheka is celebrated as the youngest medical doctor in South Africa. He hit the high mark at the age of 20, when he graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees (MBChB) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)’s Nelson R Mandela School of

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April 20th, 2016

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Olumide Oladipupo- Painter Extraordinaire, Touching Lives through Art.

Olumide Oladipupo- Painter Extraordinaire, Touching Lives through Art.

From a very young age, Olumide discovered how passionate he was about nature, paintings- art in its simplest but most invigorating form. His drive has always been to make people look beyond the cares and toils of life to see the beauty of life and enjoy it to the fullest. ...

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April 13th, 2016

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His name is Laolu Senbanjo and he is changing the world, one painting at a time!

His name is Laolu Senbanjo and he is changing the world, one painting at a time!

Laolu took off early on the part to destiny. First, it was rocky, but he kept at it- one dream at a time. With a background in law, the young Nigerian artist started out as a human rights lawyer and a struggling visual creative in Nigeria. How does anyone combine legal ...

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April 1st, 2016

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Joycee Awojoodu- First-Class Economist, Entrepreneur and Clean Energy Advocate

Joycee Awojoodu- First-Class Economist, Entrepreneur and Clean Energy Advocate

With several years of professional experience in the power sector, Joyce Awojoodu continues to push boundaries and rewrite the narrative of Africa. Born and raised in Washington D.C. USA, Awojoodu nurtured a dream to create a purely African brand with exceptional ...

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March 30th, 2016

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Nandipha Mntambo- The Power and Amazing Dimensions of Unconventional Art

Nandipha Mntambo- The Power and Amazing Dimensions of Unconventional Art

How does one attempt to describe the depth, beauty and fierce yet subtle expression of a great art? How is anyone able to describe the amazing balance between the intensely gruesome and the oddly beautiful portrayed in artist Nandipha Mntambo’s work? It just leaves you ...

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March 23rd, 2016

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Oresegun Olumide- Redesigning the Face of Art

Oresegun Olumide- Redesigning the Face of Art

Olumide Oresegun is the new celebrity in town. He didn’t set out to be famous at first, but his gift made way for him and launched him into spotlight. A hyper-realism artist, Olumide makes efforts to not only entertain, but to also create scenes that the Nigerian people can ...

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March 18th, 2016

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Dr Alex Izinyon,SAN- Advancing the Nigerian Legal Profession

Dr Alex Izinyon,SAN- Advancing the Nigerian Legal Profession

Dr Alex Izinyon stands out as one of the exceptional legal forces that have remarkably advanced the Nigerian Legal system and currently drive change in the most amazing ways.. A leading Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Izinyon, received his PhD in arbitration in 2004 from the

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March 16th, 2016

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Deji Akinwande – World Class Researcher; Creating Solutions in Science and Technology.

Deji Akinwande – World Class Researcher; Creating Solutions in Science and Technology.

Deji Akinwande is an associate professor in electrical and computer engineering and the Jack Kilby/Texas instrument’s faculty fellow in computer engineering in the Cockrell school of engineering at the University of Texas. Akinwande graduated from Case Western Reserve ...

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March 11th, 2016

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Mike Mlomba- Taking the Bold Step, Building Mega Enterprises.

Mike Mlomba- Taking the Bold Step, Building Mega Enterprises.

From humble beginnings, Mike Mlomba has courageously moved the stakes to become one of Africa’s leading billionaires. As a student, Mlombwa struggled to keep himself in school from his meager savings. He was later able to purchase two second-hand cars in order to launch a ...

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March 9th, 2016

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Boniface Mwangi-Through the Lens; Addressing Africa’s Challenges

Boniface Mwangi-Through the Lens; Addressing Africa’s Challenges

From Nairob Kenya, comes another bright beam on Mama Africa’s lovely face. Boniface Mwangi has been an awesome inspiration, addressing the problems in his homeland the best way he can. A photojournalist and firm advocate for the rights of the people, Boniface gave up his ...

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March 2nd, 2016

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From Top Model to Miner- The Journey of Tiguidanke Camara

From Top Model to Miner- The Journey of Tiguidanke Camara

How does one go from being a top model to a miner? From walking the run way on flamboyant heels to digging the ground in a pair of  ‘work man’s’ shoes? Passion! That’s simply how. Born and raised in Conakry Guinea, Camara began her modeling career at the young age of 14. ...

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February 24th, 2016

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17 Year old Anzisha Fellow, Sirjeff Dennis Takes the Lead in Poultry Business

17 Year old Anzisha Fellow, Sirjeff Dennis Takes the Lead in Poultry Business

Living in the slums of Dar es Salaam, Sirjeff Dennis experienced really tough times, but none of the things he suffered had a hold on him. He had big dreams, and so he worked tirelessly, making no room for excuses. After completing high school, Dennis joined Tanzania’s ...

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February 19th, 2016

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Agnes Mulewa Ng’ang’a-22 Year Old Millionaire CEO Creating Solutions

Agnes Mulewa Ng’ang’a-22 Year Old Millionaire CEO Creating Solutions

At 22, Agnes Mulenga stands tall as the Chief executive officer of International Brand Solutions (IBS), a company worth over 6 million Kenyan Shillings. It is a fast growing research market company with a uniqueness of rebranding existing brands to easily meet the market ...

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February 17th, 2016

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Thessalonika Arzu-Embry: Home-Schooled at Age Four, Became a Public Inspirational Speaker at 6 and Earned her Bachelor’s Degree at 11

Thessalonika Arzu-Embry: Home-Schooled at Age Four, Became a Public Inspirational Speaker at 6 and Earned her Bachelor’s Degree at 11

Thessalonika Arzu-Embry is definitely not your regular 17 year old. Wise, energetic, with an IQ higher than Einstein’s, Miss Arzu continues to push boundaries, but that’s just where the story begins. The genius has always had a remarkable educational journey. She was ...

Lovelyn Okafor

February 12th, 2016

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