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She Leads Africa To Host #SheHiveNYC For Business-Savvy African Women Next Month

She Leads Africa heads to New York for their 4-day boot camp for young, African entrepreneurs and professionals from June 2-5. 2016.

She Leads Africa is a social enterprise that supports young African women and their journey towards professional success. Okayafrica is excited to be a media partner for the New York stop of their SheHive Tour, SheHive NYC, from June 2-5, 2016.


The four-day boot camp will bring together young female professionals and entrepreneurs to learn new business skills, network with their peers and connect directly with potential mentors and investors.

From looking further into starting a business or launching a career in Africa, SheHive NYC aims to reconnect participants with the continent by providing a space for them to meet and network with fellow young, ambitious African women living in the US.

SheHive host committee member, Adama Indimi, Lola Ojetola of Blinxx Lashes and MTV Base presenter, Stephanie Coker at SheHive Abuja. Photo courtesy of She Leads Africa.

“In the US and UK, men dominate the business and corporate landscape but with so many new industries being created in Africa and for communities in the diaspora, we have the opportunity to change things now,” She Leads Africa co-founder, Afua Osei, says in a statement. “Young women should be encouraged to take leadership roles in startups and corporate organizations and supported along their journey towards professional success. It doesn't matter if you're first generation, a recent expat or African American, we all have a shared history and opportunity to make things better.”

Confirmed speakers include:

Vanessa De Luca, editor-in-chief, Essence Magazine

Lola Ogunnaike, features and entertainment journalist

Thelma Golden, director, Studio Museum Harlem

Ngozi Opara, founder, Heat Free Hair

Asmau Ahmed, founder, PlumPerfect

Adiat Disu, director, African Fashion Week New York

Lola Coker, co-founder, Resource Nigeria

Sharon Beason, founder, Womeneur

Topics to be covered include:

  • Building a multicultural brand
  • Marketing, especially social media marketing
  • Capitalising on the black beauty industry
  • Pitching to investors
  • Rising up the corporate ladder
  • Building a cosmopolitan and international career
  • Business development
  • Networking
  • Goal setting
  • Moving back
  • Getting into a top MBA school

SheHive NYC is in conjunction with a seven-city tour for 2016, which included Accra in January and Abuja in May. Click here for more information, and to purchase tickets, head here.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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