THE VOICE OF THE GHANAIAN DIASPORA

#GhanaMades50: Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel is a British-Ghanaian actress, performing artist, and poet most popularly known for her television series Chewing Gum which she created and starred in. As a music artist she released a number of albums and an EP, the latter being “22 May”. Her strong talents for the arts led her to enroll and graduate …

#GhanaMades50: Marlyn Addo

Marylyn Martina Addo was born in Bonn, Germany to a Ghanaian father and a German mother. Marylyn is a German virologist who is a Professor and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) Head of Infectious Disease at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. Marylyn has developed and tested vaccinations that protect people from Ebola virus disease and the MERS coronavirus EMC/2012. She …

#GhanaMades50: Mame Adjei

Mame Adjei is a Ghanaian-American international model, actress, activist and DJ. She is the Co-founder of Nuit Noire, an LA based female collective with international ties which aims to highlight and showcase female artistry; featuring an immersive musical and visual arts experience that showcases the beauty, complexity, and talents of all the different experiences within …

#GhanaMades50: Lorraine Wright

British born Ghanaian and University of Oxford Exec. MBA graduate, Lorraine Wright describes herself as a C-suite executive, that is a “Chief Side Hustler”. For the past 10 years she has held down a full time job as  Digital Project Manager across consulting and financial services whilst pursuing her goals as an entrepreneur.  She is …

#GhanaMades50: Lillian Ahenkan

Lilian Ahenkren who also goes by the name of Flex Mami is a Ghanaian-Australian and she is no stranger to Media and entertainment. She has pretty much challenged herself to do it all as she is known for being a DJ, TV Presenter/Host, MC, author and Beauty influencer . In her own words she describes …

#GhanaMades50: Laila-Jean Washington

Laila-Jean Washington is a Content Creator and entrepreneur based in London. She is  passionate about natural  hair and organic skincare. She believes in the efficacious power of nature to heal, nourish and restore which has moved her to start our own handcrafted natural products business in 2018, called Wild Seed Botanicals which is rooted and …

#GhanaMades50: Joy Buolamwini

Joy Buolamwini is a poet of code who uses art and research to illuminate the social implications of artificial intelligence. She founded the Algorithmic Justice League to create a world with more ethical and inclusive technology. Her TED Featured Talk on algorithmic bias has over 1 million views. Her MIT thesis methodology uncovered large racial …

#GhanaMades50: Heather Afriyie

Heather Akua Owusua Afriyie is a vibrant and outgoing young woman from Chicago, Illinois. As the oldest of 4 children, she has always striven to be an enriching role model. She has a master degree in healthcare administration from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Heather has always had a strong desire to improve the healthcare infrastructure …

#GhanaMades50: Blachaz3

Blachaz3 (pronounced Black Haze) is a Ghanaian-American creative entrepreneur based in the United States. Blachaz3 graduated from Fordham University with her Master’s in International Social Work with a focus on Social Justice and Leadership. While in school, she focused on developing her skills as a creative, public speaker, and businesswomen so that she could merge …

#GhanaMades50: Gloria Mensah

Gloria Mensah is an Ghanaian-American with an appetite for digital marketing, branding and project management within the luxury beauty and fashion sectors. She obtained her masters in Luxury Brand Management from ESSEC Business School in France. She works as a digital marketer, producer and project manager for many brands such as Elizabeth Arden, bareMinerals and …

#GhanaMades50: Gina Obeng

Gina Obeng is a London Based Fitness Expert and Personal Trainer. Gina’s fitness journey started in 2013 and since then she has been able to transform her life mentally and physically which has enabled her to help a significant amount of people do the same.  Through her fitness journey Gina has been open by sharing …

#GhanaMades50: Gifty Boakye

Gifty Boakye is a Ghanaian-American model and entrepreneur. Her interests in modelling started when she turned 16. Since then she has witnessed events such as the The Moncler 2011 FW Fashion Presentation. She attended St. John’s University where she graduated from in 2017. She launched her own clothing and beauty endeavour NVTIVE Shop in 2016. …