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Meet the Team

These are the people behind Africa in Dialogue, who work full time behind the scenes to make the voices of Africa flourish.


Gaamangwe Joy Mogami

Gaamangwe Joy Mogami is a multi-passionate storyteller, literary interviewer, editor and publisher, ancestral healer and sacred gatherings curator. She is the founder of Rise the Warrior, a movement that fuses depth psychology, metaphysical sciences and African Spirituality to curate sacred gatherings, inner healing and transformation coaching for African individuals and organizations. She hosts The Joy Mogami Show, a Facebook Live stream show that holds conversations on healing and transformation with wellness experts. She is the founding editor of Africa in Dialogue.
Founding Editor (Botswana)

Bakang Wame Motsumi

Bakang Wame Motsumi is a writer, of mainly poetry, who aspires to have work in creative non-fiction and film. She is currently a Correspondent and Assistant Curator for Africa in Dialogue. She also assists in running activities and doing administrative work for Joy Mogami Companies. Bakang graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. Prior to this achievement she worked as a business consultant for Bang Gae, a music studio in Gaborone, Botswana. Preceding her work with Bang Gae Bakang was a member of the AIESEC community; a student run organization for leadership development.
Bakang
Correspondent and Assistant Curator (Botswana)

Tolulope Oke

Tolulope Oke is an introvert, an art enthusiast, an entrepreneur, a nyctophilia and a fellow of progress. Tolulope studied English at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan where he recently completed his M.A. degree. He is the Publisher of Lunaris Review: a journal of art and the literary, Fiction Editor at Parentheses Journal, and an Editor at Africa in Dialogue. Tolulope lives in Ibadan where he is comforted by her hills and their bliss.
assistant managing editor(NIGERIA)

Oageng Mokoti

Oageng Mokoti stands at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry trend: Design service. Conceptual innovation, a robust work ethic, and productive team collaboration are all essential components to success in creative design. As an industry expect with more than 5 years of experience in developing and executing a wide variety of innovative design solutions and successful print, multimedia, and marketing design projects, he has a proven ability of developing projects from inception through production to final delivery, ensuring that all work is appropriate and delivered within agreed timescales. Oageng knows that a creative design has no borders. To create lasting, meaningful connections between brands and their audience, Oageng extensively demonstrates proficiency in comprehensive Adobe and 3D modeling. Oageng is most fulfilled when collaborating with people, teams, and businesses to develop design systems, strategies, and processes to do better and more interesting creative work. His vision and ability to create unique designs lead to long-term solutions and success.
Visual director (Botswana)

Meet the Interns

February 2019 - July 2019

Oluwatimilehin Odueso

A third year student at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Timi Odueso is a Wawa Review Young Literary Critics Fellow who procrastinates on writing for himself by working odd hours editing and reviewing other people's works. When the bibliophile can't find an excuse, he (likes to think he) writes speculative fiction and horror and his stories and reviews have been published by The Short Story Foundation (TSSF), the US Embassy Mission, SatayaaAfrica, Wawa Book Review and an online magazine, On The Premises.
Potrait
Social Media Manager

Elelwani Netshifhire

Elelwani Netshifhire is a writer, Filmmaker, and digital media practitioner who has worked on various local and international film productions. Her focus is on utilizing all mediums she specializes in.
Elelwani_interviewer
Contributing interviewer for film-making



Nkateko Masinga

Nkateko Masinga was born in Pretoria, South Africa. She is a writer, performance poet, publisher, TEDx Speaker, 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow, World Economic Forum Global Shaper and 2019 Ebedi Writers Fellow. Her written work has appeared in Brittle Paper, Kalahari Review, U.S journal Illuminations, UK pamphlet press Pyramid Editions, the University of Edinburgh's Dangerous Women Project, and elsewhere. She is the founder and managing director of NSUKU Publishing Consultancy. Her work has received support from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and the Swiss Arts Council. She is currently a Contributing Interviewer for Poetry under Africa In Dialogue's Internship Program.
Contributing interviewer for Poetry

Helen Ajayi

Helen Ajayi is an Aquaculture Consultant and an Aqua-Art enthusiast with a three years of handson experience working with farms and research institutes, she consults for small and medium sized Aquaculture businesses which may include hatching, breeding and rearing of aquatic organisms. Helen obtained a B. Tech. Honors in Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology from the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA). She is currently undergoing a one-year service through the Nation Youth Service Corp (NYSC), serving as a teacher and instructor of Basic Technology. She spends time listening to music and hanging out with friends, She does Nail Art and Photography equally, @Havilotta on IG.
Helen
Contributing interviewer for Visual Arts


Tshepo Phokoje

Tshepo Phokoje is a 37-year-old writer from Palapye, Botswana. She writes both Fictional and Creative non-fictional short stories as well as Poetry. Her first fictional short story was published as part of 36 Kisses; an Anthology of Short stories & Poems by Botswana Society of Human Development, which was aimed at promoting commercial tourism. Her poem Battered, Bruised & Abused, is part of Silent No More, a PDF anthology about Gender Based Violence. Her poem “FEAR” has been featured in the May 2018 edition of Writers Space Africa, an international online magazine. In her spare time, she edits her fellow writers’ works. She is an overall lover of Arts and hopes to start her own blog, which will focus on Mental Health, Gender Based Violence, Loss, Motherhood, the ripple effects of unemployment and/or liquidation of mines and Survival stories.
Contributing Interviewer for creative non-fiction

VOLUNTEERS

jUNE - DECEMBER 2017

Chelsea Haith

WordPress Specialist (South Africa)

Awetse Motlhabane

Pinterest Manager (Botswana)

Ejiofor Ugwu

Literary Researcher (Nigeria)

Kearoma Mosata

Twitter Manager (Botswana)

Miriam Watsemba

Instagram Manager (Uganda)

Alicia Connolly

Visual Director for Social Media (Botswana).

Mutsa Diana Shiripinda (1991 - 2018)

Africa in Dialogue will not be possible without the influence and contribution of Mutsa Diana Shiripinda, a warrior who has since joined the ancestral realm. 

Mutsa Diana Shiripinda was a 20-something Zimbabwean spoken word poet and broadcast graduate. Born in Harare and raised in Gaborone, Botswana; Mutsa was the first person ever interviewed by Africa in Dialogue’s founding editor. She was the visual director of Africa in Dialogue’s first issue.

 

We continue the work in her honor. Read her work at www.kadzidistrict.wordpess.com