Seun Oboite represents an emerging crop of young Black entrepreneurs that are combining talent, education and a fearlessness about entering the business world.
In her early 20s, Louise Broni-Mensah became the first Black female entrepreneur to secure capital from a seed fund provider in Silicon Valley to grow her fledgling business Shoobs (pronounced Shubz).
Three years ago (in June 2014), I was on the verge of walking out of ‘Belle‘ – the second film by award-winning British-Ghanaian director Amma Asante. Continue reading “How important are facts when producing films on Black history?”
Kwabena Danso is the founder and ceo of Booomers – a range of bikes made in Ghana and designed to provide the healthier ones among us with a novel way of getting around. These bikes are also hoped to tackle Ghana’s youth unemployment problem, and promote green transportation.
South Africa is the no-joke response I got to that question when someone adamantly told me that Africa was a country some years back. I kid you not. Admittedly the person was a teenager (ok not a solid excuse) but I think I’d be more forgiving of a young person than someone much older. And yet the instances where this kind of nonsense resurfaces is largely down to those who – in my opinion – who should know better. Continue reading “What’s the capital of Africa”
Hello MisBeee Writes readers..I wanted you to be the first to know! I have recorded my first podcast! Continue reading “Tudor England’s Africans”
Historian Onyeka is pushing for the African presence in Tudor England (1485-1603) to be included in Britain’s National Curriculum. With the support of educational organisation Narrative Eye, the author of: ‘Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, Their Presence, Status and Origins’, has already presented over 5,000 signatures to the House of Commons. “We wanted Black Tudors to be included in particular because it is pre-Trans-Atlantic slavery, pre-scientific racism and therefore would give ALL children a perspective of an African presence before Trans-Atlantic slavery kicks in. And it gives them a window into medieval history which is even more interesting,” he told MisBeee. … Continue reading Re-teaching Tudor history
British-Ghanaian Danny Manu is the founder/director of Manchester-based start-up company Mymanu and the brains behind Mymanu Clik – the Bluetooth earbuds which allow users speaking in one language to converse with someone else speaking another in real time. Continue reading “Breaking barriers in communication”
A personal exploration of Ghana’s Tabom heritage The story of how the Tabom people (an Afro-Brazilian community of former slave returnees mainly of Yoruba descent*) that migrated from Brazil to West Africa has long fascinated me. Those of you who know me … Continue reading Roots and Culture I
The UK’s major towns and cities are famed for their diverse non-indigenous populations.
In the Office of National Statistics’ latest census in 2011, almost 100,000 Ghanaians are living in Britain with big cities such as London, Birmingham, and Manchester having significant populations. Continue reading “England’s African towns”