Executive Producer/Host- Nosarieme Garrick: A product from around the Globe, but loudly repping Nigeria, Nosarieme Garrick is a writer, activist, and entrepreneur doing her part to see the advancement of Africa. As a writer, she followed the African culture beat contributing articles to Afripop!, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Women’s Enews, and Sahara Reporters, creating networks with young African leaders in various sectors. In 2010, she founded Vote or Quench, a youth empowerment campaign educating young Nigerians on the importance of their vote. She headed back to Nigeria from New York to see the initiative through, and spearheaded the live production of the first youth centered presidential debate. Following her time in Nigeria, she did a 6 month business management internship with the Economist Group in the UK, mentored by the company’s CEO, Andrew Rashbass.
She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and French from St. John’s University. She has also spent time DJing, teaching English in France, and travelling around Latin America.
Associate Producer- Kathleen Bomani: A native of Dar-es-Salaam,Tanzania, Kathleen is a cultural curator, connector and a communist.
A talented organizer, she currently serves as event curator for TEDxDar, a youth-led initiative promoting active discourse and public engagement; and works with the sustainable development think tank Africa Gathering as both United States event lead and Tanzania country lead. Kathleen is also a Co-Organizer of TEDxDzorwulu in Ghana in an advisory role. Bomani can be found sharing her personal and sometimes political voice regarding art, governance and human rights on Tumblr & Twitter.