Let’s face it: Kim Kardashian breaks the internet whether we like it or not. From wearing braids and giving recognition to “boxers” when she is wearing braids created by the Fulani tribe or wearing nothing at all, Kim Kardashian and the rest of the outrageous celebrities are known to keep the internet buzzing. But these amazing African celebs make everything all better with their positive influence on society.
Chimamanda Ngozi, Author
Celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi gave an empowering must-check-out Ted Talk about the definition of feminism, later sampled in the song ‘Flawless’ by Independent Woman, Beyonce. It’s a must-see.
John Boyega, Actor
Best known for his role in Half of a Yellow Sun, he also starred as a stormtrooper (a role that’s never been played by a black actor) in Star Wars ‘The Force Awakens’, The Last Jedi, and recently, Pacific Rim.
Tiwa Savage, Singer-Songwriter
This stylish singer-songwriter performed her way into our hearts, giving us hits like ‘Wanted’ and ‘All Over’ with very vibrant videos to match. She is also known for her amazing fashions that keep us watching.
Uzu Aduba, Actress
Playing Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren on ‘Orange is the New Black,’ Uzo’s magnetic on-screen charm is just plain criminal. Yesterday, it was announced that she would be Heifer International’s First Ever Celebrity Ambassador to Africa.
David Oyelowo, Actor
When news broke that the star opposite Lupita Nyong’o in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Nigozi Adichie’s 2013 book Americanah would be Oyelowo, the internet was ablaze. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Ava Duveray movie, Selma. His career is going to go far.
Lupita Nyong’o, Actress
Also a philanthropist and activist, the now-household-name Lupita is a media darling and moved fashionistas globally with her chic style. Let us not forget her amazing performance as Wakanda resident and tribal badass in the billion-dollar blockbuster movie, Black Panther.
See Kim, it’s all fixed. Let’s be careful next time 🙂
Sade Disu is known and sought after for her ability to leverage storytelling, data, and business operations with her innate understanding of the cultural consumers’ lifestyle attitudes.
She attributes this aforementioned attention (press and awards) to her grit for creating cross-cultural content, platform solutions, and activations that engage (what she coins) the ” multi-hyphenated millennial women.”
Her content strategies and live event platforms were deemed unmatched for its convening power of global content, culture, and empowerment according to Forbes, LA Times, Essence, and Black Enterprise. And even more, was given a proclamation, by former Mayor of New York (now Presidential candidate) Michael Bloomberg in 2010.
All in all, Sade has delivered award-winning and has been press ordained (had a 4-page press feature in Black Enterprise and 2-page press feature in Forbes French Edition for her global experiential marketing and digital work across various clients.
Brands like Kimora Lee Simons, Iman Cosmetics, Pikolinos, Zara, Roommate Hotels and USAID, immediately tapped into her three-tier prong approach “community, content, to commerce” when looking to connect with the cultural consumers.
Under her auspice, she managed a team of 25 and built a 10-year-old marketing and digital communication firm, responsible for offline and online platforms that connected brands to consumers organically and authentically.
The results increased brand awareness 8.5 million views; $300+ K in revenue generated per event (total of 3) for project sponsors, and performance beyond the expected for key performance indicators such as newsletter subscribers. Media giants such as Hearst Magazines caught wind of her competencies — the ability to connect to cultural consumers through content and experiential solutions– and immediately hired her agency to build and produce its international spin-off of COSMO (which Disu also helped cultivate and manage editorial teams for).