I can give you a billion reason why Africa IS the future...

I can give you a billion reason why Africa IS the future...

Ngozi Odita is founder of AFRIKA21, a media and production outfit that takes a multidisciplinary approach to promoting a new vision of Africa in the 21st Century. AFRIKA21 produces online content, multimedia events and public programming with the expressed purpose of reframing the conversation around Africa, creating awareness of the opportunities that exist on the continent and encouraging collaboration. As a consulting agency and production house, programming includes Social Media Week Lagos, AFRIKA21 Radio/TV, an on-going panels series at the annual South By Southwest Conference and The AFRIKA21 Mixtape Project. AFRIKA21 works with institutions, organizations and brands looking to engage Africans on the continent and in the diaspora.

Odita also works as an independent Creative Director and Executive Producer. In the role of Creative Director she leads a small but awesome group of content creators. As a collective Odita and her team produce video shorts, photo essays, articles and other digital content that focuses on art, new ideas, cultural events, style and music. As an Executive Producer, Odita works with artists and arts organizations to produce public programming that includes art exhibitions, film screenings, concerts & artist talks.

As a public speaker, Odita focuses on the intersection of art, culture and technology as it relates to Africa and the diaspora. She speaks to the unique opportunities that exist on the continent and “what’s next” on the horizon.  Odita to date has spoken at UCLA's Anderson School of Business, South By South West, Museum of Art & Design, Brooklyn Museum, The New School, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Social Media Week (NYC, London, Lagos), Columbia University and The Open Center.