“Celebrating African Women in Hong Kong”, held on March 8, from 6-9:30 p.m. at Africa Center Hong Kong was the first event of its kind, celebrating Hong Kong’s female African entrepreneurs in arts, technology, culture and culinary. The goal of “Celebrating African Women in Hong Kong” was to engage and celebrate African female entrepreneurs in the community in fields relevant to the socio-cultural theme. Our aim was to build a platform that connects Hong Kong’s African female entrepreneurs with the talent to showcase, and the people who are interested in their business.
Among the highlights in the event were booth stands and panel discussions. We hosted booths ranging from authentic Ghanaian food and handmade African jewelry, crafts, and clothing, to a hair-braiding workshop and an exhibition of African works in literature.
During the panel discussion, our panelists shared some of their inspirations and achievements in their field of work here in Hong Kong and how this affects the wider African community living in the city. They also shared some of the challenges they faced in the early stages of their businesses / work, and some that they continue to face as they work to scale up their entrepreneurial enterprises.
The event concluded with an electrifying performance by Eli Zaelo. The South African musician’s powerful voice carried a message of empowerment and encouragement to all the women, and she reminded us of the importance of believing in ourselves.
Our heartfelt gratitude to the exhibitors, the panelists, the performers and all the participants who came to our event!
- Tess Karl (Ghana Locals Restaurant)
- Kendi Glory (Afrojewelery)
- Daniela Lusan (Africas Lit Radio Show)
- Clarisse Akonyi (Art Woman)
- Brandy Cheung (American Belly Dance HK)
- Marie Yawa (Afro Braid Hong Kong)
- Vidette Adjorlolo(Moderator)
- Daniela Lusan
- Clarisse Akonyi
- Brandy Cheung
- Eli Zaelo (Music)
- Brandy Cheung (Belly Dance)
- L.G (Music)
- Blandine Ngoyi
- Marie Louise
- Igor Kay Kay