The first season of Third Culture Africans introduced us to the change makers putting the African continent on the map. We’ve heard from some incredible professionals, entrepreneurs, and artists about how they define and create success in their respective fields. These trailblazers have a few traits in common. Today we reflect on a few lessons we’ve learned from our guests: the value of being true to yourself, following your passion, and investing in what you care about.
Some Lessons From Third Culture Africans
Fashion-preneur Fisayo Longe reflects on how being open to sharing her journey is core to where she is at today. She speaks to how being herself is key to the growth of her business.
Guest Tiwa Works founded the Atlanta Greek Picnic, the largest event in the United States for black fraternities and sororities. Now drawing thousands to city each year, the event came about from Tiwa following his passion for business and entertainment. In this segment, he touches on losses, learning, and never giving up.
The U.N. recognized Efe as one of the Most Influential African People. His entrepreneurial journey has been able tackling the big problems, and he’s had some major successes along the way. During his interview, Efe discusses a time he was involved in something he realized he didn’t truly care about and the lesson learned.
Serial entrepreneur Charles Sekwalor has plenty of experience solving problems through business. Through MoveMeBack, he has set an ambitious goal to bring 500 million jobs to Africa. Here, he unpacks his approach to problem-solving.
Arese is on a mission to help women take control of their financial independence. In her episode, she talks about how one thing led to another: small articles created a following, leading to workshops, and eventually the book idea.
Misan has captured photos of the royal family, film icons, and supermodels. Now Misan Harriman is the first black photographer to photo a cover for Vogue. He talks in Third Culture Africans about his obsessions with photography.
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