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 of… Read More 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 me… Read More 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 who… Read More 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 another… Read More 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 Institute… Read More 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,… Read More 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 Creating… Read More Fall 2011: Time to work on Global Africa, Afropolitans and Diasporic Africans