Hi, I’m Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao, your host of Third Culture Africans.
I have spent the last 10 years working on what is now Africa’s first global fragrance and body care brand. A business I conceived on my bed while jobless and started off running on my dining table with a notepad, an email signature and a lot of curiosity.
I created Malée because I thought why not? Why can’t a young black African girl be the next L’oreal or Estee Lauder?
In the last year after becoming a mother following a decade of unprecedented career success and some failures that I survived. I decided I could offer more to our community.
To inspire and share stories of people that look like me in the hopes of documenting and celebrating our success. Most importantly, to demystify how global success happens in our communities as Africans.
I found myself with access to this eco system of African artists, creatives, entrepreneurs, game changers and those shifting the needle on our culture.
Hear answers to your questions on success, well-being, purpose, entrepreneurship and creativity.
Every Monday starting February 10th, join me as I sit down with culture changers, industry disruptors to learn about their journeys. The challenges and obstacles they have overcome to achieve their success and living with purpose.
About Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao
Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao attended Grenoble Ecole De Management where she received a Master’s in International Business. She also holds a Bsc (Hons) in Informatics. She is mother, an international and entrepreneurial leader. The Founder and Managing director of Malée Natural Science; Africa’s 1st global luxury fragrance and body care brand operating across two continents with products available in 9 countries in wholesale, B2B, Hospitality, E-commerce and travel retail. An advisory board member and Program director at INNOCOS, the world beauty innovations summit as well as a consultant and international speaker and beauty industry expert on the luxury beauty and cosmetics industry, sustainability practices, innovation, disruption, trends and brand heritage. Featured in international TV and Media publications such as CNN, The Telegraph, Grazia, ELLE Magazine, Glamour, Oprah Magazine and Atlanta Post. She is a pioneer of Female owned luxury business in Africa and is passionate about innovation. Zeze is the host of the pioneering podcast Third Culture Africans. She shares entrepreneurial tips and more on her personal website Zezeonline.com