How West Africa’s diaspora is impacting global culture
26 Nov 2020
How West Africa’s diaspora is impacting global culture

From Burna Boy and Tiwa Savage to Mr. Eazi and Davido, young West Africans living on the continent and in the diaspora are part of a closer community than ever and are creating global icons. So how can brands support the relationship diasporans have with their West African roots?

Stephanie Smith-Strickland

Stephanie Smith-Strickland is a Ghanaian-American writer, journalist, and public speaker who has written for PAPER, i-D, VICE, and Playboy. She is also a former editor at Highsnobiety.

Chanté Joseph

Joseph is a Black British social media creative and iTV host who has worked for Vogue UK and Complex UK. Her work covers racism, diasporan culture, and how these things intersect and affect young Black people.

Vincent Desmond

Vincent Desmond is a writer, consultant, and editor living in Nigeria. He covers fashion, music, culture, identity, and art, and has reported for PAPER Magazine, Mail & Guardian,NYLON, i-D, Vice, Dazed, AnOther Magazine, OkayAfrica, The Guardian, and several more. He won the TIERS Nigeria Young Trailblazer Award in 2019 for his work.