Meet Euzhan Palcy, the first black woman to direct a Hollywood studio film and a pioneer for black women in film. In this intimate conversation, we talk through her time as a film maker and speak openly about feminism, rejecting whiteness as a default and cultural appropriation in film.
Follow and say hi to Euzhan Palcy on Twitter: @EuzhanPalcy
Meet Ghanaian performance poet, writer and publisher Nii Ayikwei Parke. Nii was a 2007 recipient of Ghana's national ACRAG award for poetry and literary advocacy. His début novel 'Tail of the Blue Bird' was shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Prize and his work has been translated into Italian, French, Chinese, Dutch, German and Arabic.
During this session, we talk about work, life and parenthood from a Pan-African perspective, interpreting poetry and his journey having left a financially buoyant corporate career for a fulfilling life in creative writing, arts and social commentary.
Follow and say hi to Nii on Twitter: @BlueBirdTail Website: niiparkes.com
Meet the lovely Tolani Shoneye, beauty and lifestyle writer and Buzzfeed and 1/4 of The Receipts Podcast (one of my favourite podcasts). Tolly shares her story and journey as a journalist, plus what it means to live your best life, own your story and be unapologetically you!
Follow Tolly on IG: @tolly_t, and search and listen to The Receipts Podcast on Soundcloud, Acast, iTunes, Instagram and everywhere else you can imagine.
Meet the magnetic Nancy Adimora, creator of AFREADA, Africa's online literary magazine. We talk about connecting through stories and how African stories are not just for studying but for enjoyment. Plus, how travelling through African literature is one of the first and most powerful steps in getting to know the continent.
Meet Rich Mkoloma, Fashion designer and consultant to talk about life between Germany, South Africa and Ghana and his latest collection with Adidas Originals. Rich gives an insight into how he uses brand heritage to inspire and create the future of ath-leisure wear, merging classic iconic silhouettes with the tracksuits and tees that we see on the streets today.
In addition to talking about cultural intelligence and innovative processes, Rich opens up about some of his smaller collaborations including his latest with Urban Professor, and his life outside of fashion as a rapper and poet.
Follow and say hi to Rich on IG: @RichBlkShoots, Website: www.richblk.com