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Funke Oladele is the founder of Beyond Africa Magazine. An Entrepreneur, Writer, Public Speaker, Health Professional, and Mentor who is passionate about success inspiration and helping people achieve the best version of themselves.

Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta honored as a role model at the 2015 Black Canadian Awards.

Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta is a multifaceted entrepreneur. She is also an Author, Speaker, Change Management Consultant and a Certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach.  She is originally from Nigerian and presently resides in Toronto Canada. She was recently recognized as a 2015 role model at the Black Canadian Awards. Tell us about your background (family and…

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Interview with Lara Daniels, an African Romance-Suspense Writer.

“Start small, and then go big”…….Lara Daniels Olubunmi Akindebe, popularly known as Lara Daniels shares her challenges, successes, and goals, as a writer. What is your African Country of Origin and where do you currently reside? I am a Nigerian. I currently reside in Texas with my family. What is your profession? I’m a Nurse…

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Chimamanda Adichie on Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in the city of Enugu in Nigeria. She moved to the United States at Age 19 , received a bachelor’s degree in Communications and political science with Summa Cum Laude from  Eastern Connecticut State University. She proceeded to obtain her master’s degree in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University in…

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Nigerian-American teenager accepted into 8 Ivy-League schools.

Ekeh told CNN money “I am leaning toward Yale.” 17-year old Harold Ekeh’s extraordinary accomplishment has been a news buzz recently following his interview with CNN money.  He was accepted into all of the 13 schools he applied to, including  MIT and Johns Hopkins. Ekeh is originally from Nigeria and migrated to the United States at…

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Next Generation Awards by Inspire Africa

The NEGA AWARDS was established in 2012 by Inspire Africa ( IA)to celebrate African talent in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment and creativity. The awards are presented annually, and are broadcast on TV. The annual presentation ceremony features performances. Inspire Africa leads the path for spirited Africans in the world of creativity,…

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IAMH2O advocates for water as a basic human right.

“You are the water you seek”….. I am H2O In a face-to-face interview with Juliana Fashanu, the founder of IAMH2O, Beyond Africa Magazine’s correspondent was able to get in-depth information about the organization. Juliana is originally from Nigeria but currently resides in Fishers IN in the United States. She received her undergraduate degree in Government…

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Tanzanian Engineer develops an early disease detection device.

” My passion was always to come up with something that wouldn’t save my father, since he’d already passed away, but may save somebody else’s parent.” Asanterabi Malima is a Biomedical Device Engineer originally from Tanzania and currently resides in Boston Massachusetts. Family Background My family has been in politics for several generations in Tanzania. In fact…

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Timeless designs by Berny Martin

Berny Martin is the founder of Catou, a clothing design company and Midwest Fashion Week, a fashion production company. He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lived in southern Africa for several years.  Berny is a fashion designer and a fashion producer. Berny’s intial career path was engineering with an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering. However,…

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Grants for African Entrepreneurs in Diaspora- ADM

The African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) was launched in 2009 by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union. Its primary purpose is “to encourage sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting African diaspora entrepreneurs.” ADM also collaborates with the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) to leverage on providing support to women entrepreneurs….

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Dare to dream and be brave to Act- MLK Day

What dreams have you tucked away in your fantasies and buried in your self-defeat? The only thing standing between you and the realization of your dreams is you. We dream so big but feel to small to give it life. When we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther king Jr.,  we don’t only celebrate the dream, we…

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