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Enter for a Chance to Win a Ticket to She Leads Africa’s #SheHiveNYC Boot Camp

Okayafrica is giving three winners a chance to attend the #SheHiveNYC professional boot camp by She Leads Africa from June 2-5.

She Leads Africa, the social enterprise supporting young, business-savvy African women, stops by New York for their SheHive Tour from June 2-5.


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.

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
  • Goal setting
  • 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.

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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."


Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.


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