24-Year-Old Zimbabwean, Matthew Martino Is Leading A Campaign In Philanthropy

Matthew Martino is a 24-year-old actor/philanthropist who founded the MMBF Trust (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund). It is a UK based international charity that supports filmmakers, actors and individuals studying or working in performing arts worldwide through training grants and scholarships, funding for first-time filmmakers and provides sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and […]

Anne-Marie Imafidon former child prodigy honoured with MBE

by Rachel Ogbu foreign correspondent Anne-Marie Imafidon (full name Anne-Marie Osawemwenze Ore-Ofe) Imafidon, 27, British-Nigerian computing, mathematics and language child prodigy has just received an MBE, Member of the Order of the British Empire, May 19, for her work inspiring the next generation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). “It’s a pat […]

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah makes history as Johns Hopkins 1st black female Neurosurgeon resident

Ghanaian-born Nancy Abu-Bonsrah has made history as the first physician in her family but also, the first black female Neurosurgeon resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital. “I am very much interested in providing medical care in underserved settings, specifically surgical care,” she said in a statement. On “Match Day,”  March 17, which is day medical students around the […]

Michaela Coel

Representing In Kente: Michaela Coel Wins Bafta For Female Performance

Michaela Coel, 28 years old poet, actress and writer of the comedy series, Chewing Gum has won a Bafta award for Best Female performance in a comedy programme. It is the actress’s second Bafta and she looked stunning on the red carpet wearing a Ghanaian Kente fabric dress hand made by her mother, how cool is […]

#Under30: Azede Jean-Pierre, Designer

Azede Jean-Pierre, 27  is a young womenswear designer label based in New York City. The namesake label is in its third year and has been committed to celebrating the sensual femininity of its customer since the company’s inception. It is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of functionality and innovation through exploring technique and achieving balance in […]

#Under30: Simbi Ajikawo AKA Little Simz, Rapper, Musician, Actress And Singer

Simbi Ajikawo AKA Little Simz, 21, is an English rapper, musician, actress and singer. Following the release of four mixtapes and five EPs, she released her debut album A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons on 18 September 2015 through her independent label, “AGE: 101 Music”. The album entered the UK R&B Albums Chart at number 20 and […]

#Under30: Florence Adepoju, 24, Make-up Manufacturer #MDMFlow

Florence Adepoju, 24 from Essex United Kingdom has launched her own make-up line. Stemming from a frustration with lack of make-up choices for darker skins, Adepoju got a degree in cosmetic science and learnt to make her own lipsticks. MDMFlow is now stocked in Topshop and French beauty brand Colette. According to reports; her brand, MDMFlow, takes its inspiration from […]

#Under30: John Boyega, actor (Profile)

by Rachel Ogbu Now one of the most celebrated cast member of the record breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega was born on March 17, 1992 in Peckham, London, England. He broke out on the movie Attack the Block(2011),  and then  Imperial Dreams in 2014 but acting started for him early. He had roles on stage at […]

#Under30: Odion Jude Ighalo, 26, striker

Odion Jude Ighalo (born 16 June 1989) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for English club Watford and the Nigeria national team as a striker. Born in Lagos, Ighalo played in his country with Prime F.C. and Julius Berger FC, where he was discovered by FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman who recommended him to Atta Aneke, being subsequently taken on trial by Norway’s Lyn Fotball. He made his Tippeligaen debut on 16 September […]

Cambridge Graduate Precious Oyelade’s Nollywood film thesis ranked highly- to be published

by RACHEL OGBU CAMBRIDGE graduate Precious Oyelade, 21,  has received commendations from her superiors after her 10,000-word dissertation based on Nollywood films was scored highly. There are also plans that her research would be published to contribute to discussions around black identity in Britain Oyelade, from south London graduated with a degree in politics, psychology and sociology after completing […]