American Design Students Service Learning with Kofi Boone in Ghana


by Atim Annette Oton This is the second blog in my series, The Pulse of Africa talking with Global Africans working in Africa and across the Diaspora. It takes an inside view on Africa’s progress, issues on arts and culture, technology and opportunities in this decade. See the first here. In 2000, when I joined Parsons School ofContinue reading “American Design Students Service Learning with Kofi Boone in Ghana”

Nigerian Collaboration Sparkles with the Bronx Museum’s smARTpower Initiative


by Atim Annette Oton This is the first blog in my series, The Pulse of Africa on Huffington Post Black Voices talking with Global Africans working in Africa and across the Diaspora. It takes an inside view on Africa’s progress, issues on arts and culture, technology and opportunities in this decade. Early this month, artist Brett Cook sent meContinue reading “Nigerian Collaboration Sparkles with the Bronx Museum’s smARTpower Initiative”

The Pulse of Africa: C. Paschal Eze, a Nigerian Author and Tourism Consultant


by Atim Annette Oton The Pulse of Africa is a series by Atim Annette Oton talking with Africans in Africa and across the Diaspora on Africa’s progress, issues on culture, technology and opportunities in this decade. C. Paschal Eze, author of 14 well regarded books, is a widely traveled Nigerian-born American inspirational speaker and tourism consultant whoContinue reading “The Pulse of Africa: C. Paschal Eze, a Nigerian Author and Tourism Consultant”

The Pulse of Africa: Bongani Madondo, a South African journalist, arts critic, and writer


by Atim Annette Oton The Pulse of Africa is a series by Atim Annette Oton talking with Africans in Africa and across the Diaspora on Africa’s progress, issues on culture, technology and opportunities in this decade. Bongani Madondo is a South African journalist, writer and arts critic. He is my South African friend: I call him my brother from anotherContinue reading “The Pulse of Africa: Bongani Madondo, a South African journalist, arts critic, and writer”

The Pulse of Africa: Kibonen Nfi, a Cameroonian Fashion/Image Consultant


by Atim Annette Oton The Pulse of Africa is a series by Atim Annette Oton talking with Africans in Africa and across the Diaspora on Africa’s progress, issues on culture, technology and opportunities in this decade. Kibonen Nfi is a Certified Image Consultant who studied International Trade and Marketing in the fashion industry at the Fashion InstituteContinue reading “The Pulse of Africa: Kibonen Nfi, a Cameroonian Fashion/Image Consultant”

The Pulse of Africa: Nii Commey Botchway, a South African design educator


by Atim Annette Oton The Pulse of Africa is a series by Atim Annette Oton talking with Africans in Africa and across the Diaspora on Africa’s progress, issues on culture, technology and opportunities in this decade. The interviews and discussions are with Southern Africans in Africa and in the West and  I interviewed is Nii Commey Botchway,Continue reading “The Pulse of Africa: Nii Commey Botchway, a South African design educator”

Fall 2011: Time to work on Global Africa, Afropolitans and Diasporic Africans


This Fall, I have started my engine running and working on a series of projects that are in the realm of Global Africa exploring Afropolitans and Diasporic Africans. It begins with: My Blogging on Huffington Post Black Voices Editorial work at Calabar Magazine Growing the Brand Black Design News Network (BDNN) Expanding Calabar Imports CreatingContinue reading “Fall 2011: Time to work on Global Africa, Afropolitans and Diasporic Africans”