Adebukola Ajao is a freelance writer-turned-digital media consultant, her passion for storytelling and driving awareness through powerful campaigns is fueled by her love for working on behalf of others, especially small businesses (SMB). To solve SMB’s biggest marketing challenges - building and managing their digital assets - Adebukola started a marketing consultancy called BDY CONSULT to get more businesses online without breaking the bank. BDY CONSULT has been featured by For(bes) The Cult...
We reject the idea that solely the future belongs to women because we know that many aspects of the past, present and future are indebted to the work of Black women. In fact, young Black women specifically have been the catalysts for change across industries—whether it be media, beauty/fashion, tech, or entertainment.
Click HERE to register for the ESSENCE Girls United Virtual Summit and support the next generation of fearless young trailblazers this Saturday, October 10 on essence.com, essen...
Jun 18, 2020 — Adebukola Ajao, 26, is one of the founders of the activist group "We are the Ones." Ajao is pushing for Boston to declare Juneteenth a paid city holiday. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe
Where are the Black designers? We know they exist, but where are they in design agencies and companies that push culture forward, in places that influence the world and how we live or use products?
This question, posed by Maurice Cherry in a SXSW Interactive presentation in 2015, has resurfaced in light of the racial unrest of 2020. The months of protests have illuminated race-based disparities in all sectors of life, and designers are fighting to close the opportunity gap for Black designers...
Adebukola Ajao is a woman on a mission. She is a freelance writer turned digital – media entrepreneur. When Nigerian Parents caught up with Ajao in Boston Massachusetts, it was obvious that she has an impeccable work ethic.
Adebukola Ajao is a woman on a mission. She is a freelance writer turned digital – media entrepreneur. When Nigerian Parents caught up with Ajao in Boston Massachusetts, it was obvious that she has an impeccable work ethic. When Ajao is not engaged with community events su...
I created Makeida’s Hands as an ode to mothers, whose hands have shaped the world, hence the duplicate fingers on one hand. This is the first piece of art that I've ever sold at A FAR CRY VISUAL ART, MUSIC & DANCE EXPERIENCE curated by Zahirah Truth Arts.
Nana Agyemang (@itsreallynana) Founder & CEO of EveryStylishGirl (@everystylishgirl); moderated by Adebukola Ajao (@adebukoladotcom), For(bes) The Culture member, Chief Content Creator Adebukola.com, For All Things Digital #ForbesTheCulture
Today we’d like to introduce you to Adebukola Ajao.
Adebukola, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I began my journey as an entrepreneur after couple of years as a digital writer. It was 2014 and I was screaming “… fire this time!” when an unarmed Black youth, Mike Brown was killed by a Ferguson police officer. I along with hundreds of other Black writers began documenting the Black Lives Matter movement into the digital world w...
On March 11, Marenikae, the self-proclaimed pioneer of the Afromerge music genre, released her debut album Ajebutter. As a voice of millenial Nigerian women, she is adding a new perspective to the Afrobeat music culture. Her debut album comes after a period of time away from the music scene due to adrenal fatigue, an often misunderstood chronic disease. Marenikae’s transition back into music look may look effortless but she reveals some of her struggles overcoming adrenal fatigue in our sit-d...
Black Panther’s Breakout Star Letitia Wright plays Princess of Wakanda!
Check out my interview with Letitia Wright from Essence Fest ‘17! Your feedback is welcomed.
Endesha Ida Mae Holland's incredible life story is one you won't often find in history books about the civil rights movement.
Feb 5 2018, 5:30pm
Illustration by Andrea Pippins.
The history of the civil rights movement is rich with stories of extraordinary black people who led social justice efforts against tremendous adversity. Yet black women, especially those who don't fit the idealized mold of an activist icon, are too often left out of the history books. As African-American...
ASAP FERG and Uniform +1 Team Up to Make a Difference in Liberia
In today’s toxic and Trump-infested political and social climate, it’s always refreshing to see people dedicate their lives to making this world a better place — especially for African children and women.
On January 26, Uniform +1 is dropping a monthly box subscription of the latest fashion from major brands in partnership with ASAP Ferg.
According to their website, “UNIFORM +1 is the only fashion styling service that works with...
Denequa Williams' hand-poured candles set the media ablaze as a celebrity favorite in 2017. Angie Martinez called LIT Brooklyn, “One of the best smelling candles... ever." The candles come in two forms — a chic ebony jar and a portable metal tin can with a screw top to prevent spillage. A box of matches that reads, “Keep it lit,” accompanies each product.
More than just your average consumer product, the brand conveys a powerful message: “My purpose is more than selling candles,” said William...
"OWN's Greenleaf executive produced by Oprah Wnfrey and Lionsgate Television stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge, and Greg Alan Williams. Greeenleaf premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network on June 21, 2016"
Featuring (left to right)
Keith David as Bishop Greenleaf
Merle Dandridge as Pastor Grace Greenleaf
Deborah Joy Winans as Charity Greenleaf
Lynn Whitfield as Lady Mae Greenleaf
Watch Greenleaf on OWN!
Fans are anticipating a season 3. Stay tuned at http://www.oprah.com/app/greenleaf.html
Videography by Maya Chakravarti.
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