2. As the winner of the ‘Events Organiser of the Year’ how did you feel on winning that category and tell us a bit about who you are and what you do? -I felt really honored to win the ‘Events Organiser of the Year’ 2017. There were so many other amazing event organisers in this category. Organising events is hard work, from coming up with a creative concept to planning, drawing in crowds and keeping attendees and participants happy. It’s been fun but I’ve had to work extremely hard over the years, hard work along with the favour of God has got me this far and I’m grateful that my work has been deemed worthy of winning an award, particularly an award which celebrates African women.
3. If you could change one thing about what you do to make it have a greater impact, what would it be? – I’d love to gain bigger contracts or more funding so that the company can expand enough to create more jobs
4. When life throws you challenges, how do you handle them? -I usually pray and count my blessings rather than dwelling too much on the negative.
5. How would you encourage more women to live out their dreams?– I’d say have belief in yourself, don’t be afraid to take bold steps and do everything with excellence
6. Who would you say has been your inspiration and why? -Richelieu Dennis is the founder of Shea Moisture. I love the story behind this business. The company was founded in Harlem in 1991 by Liberians Nyema Tubman and Richelieu Dennis (and his mother Mary Dennis), both of whom were refugees to the United States. The company was inspired by Dennis’ Sierra Leonean grandmother, Sofi Tucker, who sold shea butter at a village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912. It’s refreshing to find beauty products for black women by a black owned business. It’s inspiring that beyond selling his products, Rich also works to challenge beauty stereo types and started a campaign to move black beauty products from the ‘ethnic’ aisle to the mainstream beauty aisles in supermarkets.
7. What is the one thing you love most about Africa? –The beautiful people and the rich culture from country to country and state to state.
- Do you have website? Are you on Social Media?– Yes, the website is www.popupafrica.com
- Instagram: @popupafrica
- Twitter: @africaatspitalfields Facebook: /africaatspitalfields