Seun Kuti

Transcribed interview by Visual Collaborative Originally published in Voyager June 2019 Art courtesy of Visual Collaborative Seun Kuti is a Nigerian musician and the youngest son of legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father’s former band Egypt 80. As a special feature of in our Grand Masters interview series, he discusses his observations … Continue reading Seun Kuti

Bahia Shehab

Transcribed interview by Visual Collaborative A conversation with Ade Olufeko Originally published in Polaris March 2019 Photo by Ryan Lash Bahia Shehab is a Lebanese-Egyptian artist, designer, and art historian. She is an associate professor of design and founder of the graphic design program at The American University in Cairo. She has developed a design curriculum … Continue reading Bahia Shehab

Yomi Jemibewon

Interview by Chief Editor August 2020 Photo courtesy CardinalStone Yomi Jemibewon is one of the founders of CardinalStone Partners Limited, a Lagos-based West Africa-focused asset management firm that currently manages over $250 million across various asset classes. As a spotlight feature in our Grand Masters interview series, Yomi speaks with us about his work, enterprise … Continue reading Yomi Jemibewon

Gulnara Khalilova

Photo courtesy Gulnara Khalilova Fashion Interview by Chief Editor July 2020 Gulnara Khalilova is an accomplished and internationally recognized fashion designer who presently serves as the head of Gulnara Khalilova Fashion House and the Azerbaijan National Clothing Center. As a multidisciplinary, she is also a theater and film artist and has a Doctor of Philosophy in … Continue reading Gulnara Khalilova

Adenike Olanrewaju

Interview by Visual Collaborative July 2020 Adenike Olanrewaju courtesy AYO Adenike Olanrewaju is a New York-based writer, editor, and founder of AYO, an international media platform that has featured content from African diasporic women from over 20 countries. As a media entrepreneur, she advocates for stories centered around the lives, experiences, and perspectives of Black … Continue reading Adenike Olanrewaju

Carolyn Woodruff

Interview by Chief Executive July 2020 Photo courtesy Woodruff Family Law Group Carolyn Woodruff, based in North Carolina, is an American lawyer, businesswoman, domestic violence activist, and philanthropist. She is also an author, a World Dance star, and a multi-engine airplane pilot. In 1989, Woodruff was the youngest in the first group of lawyers in … Continue reading Carolyn Woodruff

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley

Transcribed interview by Visual Collaborative A conversation with Ade Olufeko July 2020 Illustration by Visual Collaborative Cheri Beasley currently serves as the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court in the United States. She has served in numerous positions to include the North Carolina Court of Appeals and as a District Court Judge. As … Continue reading Chief Justice Cheri Beasley

Gal Shitrit

Interview by Visual Collaborative July 2020 Yaffo Saloniki – Simcha Barbiro Gal Shitrit, is a singer, actress, and dancer based in Israel. She performs as a soprano singer in the musical MAMMA MIA. Her accomplishments include performances at the national theater in Tel Aviv HABIMA. As a feature in our Oxygen interview series, Gal discusses … Continue reading Gal Shitrit

Karen Savage-Blue

Interview by Visual Collaborative June 2020 Photo courtesy Karen Savage-Blue Karen Savage-Blue is a painter based in Minnesota. As a feature in our Visual Collaborative Oxygen interview series, Karen talks to us about her work, background, and aspirations as a creative professional. We also discuss her connection to The Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe … Continue reading Karen Savage-Blue