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

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

Tony Prest

Interview by Chief Executive June 2020 Illustration by Visual Collaborative Chief Anthony Tosan Prest is a businessman, a patron of active culture and lifestyle pioneer based in Lagos. He ran as a candidate for the office of Governor in 2015 in the state of Delta. He is the founder and Chief Executive of Prest Group, … Continue reading Tony Prest

Sheila Ruiz

Interview by Visual Collaborative June 2020 Sheila Ruiz outside the Cinnamon Club, London. Photo by Ivan Gonzalez  Sheila Ruiz, based in London, is Deputy Director at the Royal African Society, where she focuses on organizational development, partnership-building, and acts as the cultural head for the charity. She has over 15 years’ experience working in the … Continue reading Sheila Ruiz

Marcia Ashong

Interview by Chief Editor June 2020 Photo courtesy TheBoardroom Africa Marcia Ashong is the Founder and CEO of TheBoardroom Africa, an initiative that champions women in executive leadership across Africa by working with venture capital and private equity investors, development finance institutions, and organizations across the continent to improve female representation in boardrooms and investment … Continue reading Marcia Ashong

Femi Oso

Interview by Visual Collaborative June 2020 Photo courtesy Femi Oso Oluwafemi Oso, known as Femi (Feh-mee), is a technology professional and Computer Enthusiast who lives in the Winnipeg province of Manitoba in Canada. Formerly a resident of Lagos, and an IBMer, he partnered with various professionals within the organization innovating on the continent. As a … Continue reading Femi Oso

David Hayter

Photo by Storm Santos Interview by Chief Editor June 2020 David Hayter is an American-Canadian actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He is known as the English voice actor for Solid Snake and Naked Snake characters of many titles in the Metal Gear video game series. His works as a screenwriter include blockbuster movies … Continue reading David Hayter