The Afropole is a brokerage building bridges between businesses in Africa and her diaspora. Ultimately, we seek to leverage black cultural capital to effectively impact global markets.

Our values.

Build Trust

Address issues of information asymmetry that exist between African and Afrodiasporan communities on the African continent and in the diaspora through print, video and audio media. 

Build Community

Leverage network effects by developing communities of practice and innovation platforms to build bonds between African and Afro-diasporan businesses

Build Black Spaces

Create physical spaces to curate and sell the outputs/ outcomes of building wholly black value chains (African/Afro-diasporan Selfridges/Ikea/Whole Foods)

Build Resources

Systematically catalogue, assess and support African and Afro-diasporan businesses in the food, beauty and creative spaces.

Build Value Chains

Connect businesses,  invest in businesses and develop products/ services to address specific impediments to scale and growth (ie.information, human capital, etc.)

HI THERE !

I'M AMMA ABOAGYE

Founder & CEO of TheAfropole

AMMA ABOAGYE

Amma Aboagye is the Founding Curator of the Afropole

Amma Aboagye is the Founding Curator of the Afropole and will boil her life’s work down to one thing: value addition. With over 12 years of success building new and innovative products within non- profits, businesses and government organizations, Amma is passionate about using identity, culture and economics to add value to the new wave of Pan African sentiment moving across the globe.

Following her studies at Cornell, Columbia and London School of Economics, Amma has worked in a myriad of positions from school teacher to education policy coordinator to her current role as Science, Tech, Innovations and Partnerships (STIP) Advisor at USAID where she works to promote STIP for development in West Africa. 

Amma is a fervent believer in the power of people to drive change and has been using various forms of media, including blogs and radio programming, to empower youth and promote meaningful conversations about the role Afrodiasporans play in their global advancement. In 2017, Amma launched The Afropole, a brokerage that seeks to connect African and Afrodiasporan businesses in the food, beauty and creative spaces. 

Amma is a self described “cultural innovator” and believes that Africans and Afrodiasporans have the power to carve a niche in those spaces that will propel Black people toward economic independence. When Amma is not working, she can be found dancing on instagram. 

MEET

THE TEAM

Naami Tettey.

Naami Tettey is a writer and a social activist currently serving as a merchandising associate for The Afropole.

How we do it.

Events

We organize Art & Innovation-driven events like;

  • She’s Gotta Have It Vision Board Party– Vision boarding party, set intentions, the importance of #valueaddition from an internal perspective before it becomes external

 

  • Girl Gone Global– an unpanel on women who are adding value to Afro-influenced products and building global markets; could focus on the beauty space specifically.

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Media/ Communications

Using newsletters, videos and social media to engage meaningful conversations and educate members of the diaspora

We the Culture, Co

Premier data collection/ analysis, transaction advisory, project facilitation and development firm; fostering value chain partnerships, identifying new/ innovative/ better business models, conducting feasibility studies, developing commercial co-investing opportunities.

Our first study was done on the state of millennial shopping at African grocery stores to be released Q1 of 2021.

Merchandise - Art x Afropole

We partner with artisans/ creatives around the world to create unique products that help us build wealth while bringing beauty and light into the world. These items include everything from company apparel to gift boxes that show black value chains in specific collection.

Media/ Communications

Using newsletters, videos and social media to engage meaningful conversations and educate members of the diaspora

Our impact