AFRIKA21 was conceptualized as a media and production outfit that could take a multidisciplinary approach to promoting a new vision of Africa in the 21st Century. AFRIKA21 produces online content, multimedia events and public programming with the expressed purpose of reframing the conversation around Africa, creating awareness of the opportunities that exist on the continent and encouraging collaboration.
Dragon Africa is a team of highly experienced and well-networked specialists offering strategy, reputation management and advisory services across Africa. Our advisors combine an acute understanding of Africa with extensive contacts in government, business and international media to address challenges and maximise opportunities for African governments, organisations and individuals seeking a cutting edge advantage in London and other major centres of influence. Equally, we provide specialist business development, risk consultancy and strategic communications support for international companies seeking access to Africa's key growth markets. Members of the Dragon Africa team have been trusted advisors to a number of governments, leading businesses and notable individuals.
Executive Director, SMW Lagos
Ngozi Odita is Executive Producer and Lead Strategist at AFRIKA21 and Creative Director at Society HAE. In these roles, she is fortunate to lead an awesome group of writers, producers, and digital creatives. Ngozi is a firm believer in the power of creativity and in everyone’s ability to channel this creativity to transform communities and ultimately change the world
Chairman of The Advisory Board, SMW Lagos
Obi Asika is a creative industries entrepreneur with a particular focus on content production and distribution, technology and broadcast media. Widely respected as the CEO of Storm 360, one of Nigeria’s leading entertainment companies, he also serves on the board of companies across industries ranging from infrastructure, oil, gas, power and real estate. He is a founding partner of Dragon Africa Associates, a Strategic Communications Firm based in London, Lagos and Accra.Pending
Nkiru Asika is an award-winning creative professional whose 21 year career spans journalism, publishing, corporate communications, audio-visual content production, event consulting and training. An Executive Director of Storm 360, she is also Founder/CEO of Enterprise Creative, a social enterprise building professional and business capacity in the creative industries.
Director of Communications
n’dada vaz is a creative writer and Brooklyn, New York native. A graphic design, film, journalism, photography and marketing junkie she sums her role up at Society HAE/AFRIKA21 as ‘Creative’. With a passion for art of the diaspora, n’dada believes the power of art combined with social media can transform perceptions and unite people across the globe
Niama Safia Sandy
Niama Safia Sandy is a Brooklyn-born Creative Anthropologist, Writer, Femi-Humanist, and Aspiring Curator of Caribbean heritage. An alumnae of Howard University and School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), Niama’s professional interests and experience includes journalism, program development and management, public relations, art, gender, migration and diaspora studies (with a special concentration on the African and Caribbean Diasporas) and social justice. Recently, her masters dissertation "'Get on With It': Making Meaning at the Notting Hill Carnival" was awarded the distinction of the SOAS Anthropology department's “Best Dissertation” of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Sales and Business Development
Tola Odunsi is a tv and music video director with numerous production credits listed under his alter ego ‘Bobby Boulders’. As an executive he drives Storm 360 Records and is the key manager for it’s roster of acclaimed music talent. As a creative professional Tola has produced over 50 music videos, 100 live events and leads Storm 360 as one the first Nigerian entertainment companies to have a major presence in social media. Tola manages relationships between talent and corporate brands and has a clear understanding of how to unlock value for brands seeking activation in the lifestyle space.
Social Media Manager
Ayo Rotimi is a social media enthusiast with a strong knowledge of social media integration, strategy and execution. Over the years he has developed and managed successful social media campaigns for brands and artists in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Ayo’s commitment to professional growth and continuous development in social media drives him to stay up-to-date with constantly evolving technologies in online social networking.
Adama Delphine Fawundu
Delphine Fawundu is interested in exploring identities through cultural expression. A hip-hop head at heart she has been documenting this culture since 1993 through photography, video and words. She launched her career documenting hip-hop culture for The Source and Vibe Magazine.Delphine has traveled to Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Spain, Egypt, Jamaica, The Netherlands, England, France, Germany, Denmark, and Cuba creating personal projects. Delphine has received numerous fellowships and grants from foundations such as the Open Society Institute, The Puffin Foundation, Fund for Teachers, National Association for Black Journalist, and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Community Content Manager
Evelyn Ngugi is a Austin, Texas-based journalist, videographer, and Millenial with a social media job. With a passion for online communities, she works to connect likeminded women around the world through popular haircare website NaturallyCurly.com. YouTuber, blogger, and "Internet Cousin" to thousands of people on the world wide web. Kenyan with the slowest mile time.
Roxanne L. Scott
Project Coordinator (Travel Day/Hospitality)
Nigerian born creative living in Austin,TX. I spend most of my time with a group of entrepreneurs doing creative work for our software startup Remark (500 Startup company) and an organization called Doing Development. I love creating through various mediums and going on adventures to expand my vision.