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F.A.Q.

F.A.Q.
What is the aKoma Beta?This is the first public build of the aKoma storytelling platform. Our goal is to provide a functioning product out as quickly as possible to a select group of users for rapid design and feature iteration, specifically to members in Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, North America…

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What aKoma Means

What aKoma Means
When my co-founder Chidi Afulezi and I were brainstorming about a name four months ago, we wanted it to capture what our stories would be about.   We are both passionate people who have worked in a hard news industry. I’ve interviewed some of the most powerful people…

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Three Weeks in Naija

Three Weeks in Naija
When I took my husband’s hand in marriage four years ago, my in-laws gave me the name “Ijeoma” which means “beautiful journey.” Thus far, the moniker has been quite fitting as each day has truly been a voyage into gaining a deeper knowledge of the black experience beyond the…

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The Matatu Survival Kit

The Matatu Survival Kit
We were all laughing at the young lady behind us. She was clutching for, pretty much anything. Her seat, the seat in front of her, the seat behind her including the people in those seats. She was probably saying her final prayers. “If I survive this I will become a…

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Diasporan Trying to Find a Way Home

Diasporan Trying to Find a Way Home
Almost half my life has been spent in Europe. 19 years and counting. How did all those years pass by so quick? I remember stepping off the plane excited at my new adventure. 19 years old, eager to escape the mundane life of living with mum and dad. My life…

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