• Create Space

    March 19, 2021 CNB

    I’ve been waiting to share some exciting news with you for a while now, so I’m excited to *finally* announce that I’m joining Spotify to lead its ‘Sound Up: Behind the Mic’ program. I’ll be putting my years of entrepreneur, podcast, broadcast and leadership skills to use to create a space for aspiring and early…

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  • Mama Always Says…

    March 13, 2021 CNB

    I can always rely on my mum to cut through the noise. This week, during one of our chats, she did just that as we talked about the firestorm around Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. “These people always try to use their big big words to distract us. She chuckled, “have…

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  • The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

    March 13, 2021 CNB

    As we’ve seen through the controversy surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, women are often labelled as difficult if we take up space. As human beings we all crave connection, and we all want to be liked. Yet, Black girls who express their opinions are often deemed troublesome well before they’re 10, so learn to…

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  • You Belong Here Too

    March 6, 2021 CNB

    AYEKOOOOOOOO!!!!  Ghana turns 64 years old on March 6. It’s a holiday I’ve celebrated ever since I was a kid. I loved knowing that I have roots in the nation that first gained independence.  As I’ve got older though, I’ve become less satisfied with the idea that a lot of my Ghanaian pride is defined…

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  • A Woman’s Work

    February 27, 2021 CNB

    I can barely concentrate on my words as I type. I’m writing this blog post on a Friday afternoon – four days later than planned. I missed my deadline because my life has been filled with interruptions from online meetings – and…life! First, there was Nana K, the kindergartener who needed me to help him…

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  • Doing What I Feel

    February 7, 2021 CNB

    At a recent event for his new book, “Open Water,” British author Caleb Azumah Nelson read an excerpt from it which included a line that was completely arresting. It was: “I’m doing what I feel.” Those five words hit me right in the solar plexus. I was exhilarated and afraid. I mean, who’d be cocky…

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