Kate Ekanem is an Entrepreneur, a Writer and a Girl’s Right Activist. She started writing at the age of five. In 2012, her first travel story, ‘Journey from Kora-Le Berlin’ with the ‘Derive Crew’ in Benin Republic and Austria was published online, translated in French and other languages. Her works have been published on Tru Applause Magazine, Pulse magazine, Huffing post, to mention but a few.
She is the first Nigerian competitively chosen out of 3000 girls across Africa to represent the African Union at the global G(irl)20 summit, in Istanbul, Turkey.
She is a Vital Lady of the Vital Initiative Africa, a Delegate for Development Dialogue Nigeria, a US Carrington Youth Fellow, and a Queen Young Leaders awardee by her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England.
Kate is a Champion for Change at the Empower Women in alliance with the United Nations, a Ship the start-up Ambassador; Finland, Grubstreet Muse Literary Citizen Writer award winner, Boston, and a Deutsche Welle Global Media forum scholar, Germany.
Kate is an Internet Society 25 Under25 Award winner, USA, a Dealhack Community Volunteer Scholarship Award winner, Canada, and a Royal Commonwealth Society Associate Fellow, UK.
She is the 2018 overall winner of the African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Empowerment Category, South Africa.
Kate founded Kate Tales Foundation at the age of eighteen.
Jontay Watson is a writer and an entrepreneur. She grew up in Camden, New Jersey. Jontay was fortunate to experience a mentoring environment via the old block family style life, and as a Brooklyn native, she knows first hand the importance of making a difference in the lives of youth.
Jontay loves empowering girls and their families. One of her favorite quotes is Ghandi, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
Ese Brume is a University College London graduate where she obtained a B.A. in French Language and Literature. Her love of French culture and the Arts took her to Paris and combined with her pride in her African roots and culture, motivated her to seek, find and work with the Cameroonian film director Jean Pierre Bekolo.
She worked as an actress with the director Benoît Bradel at the Théâtre National de l’Odéon. She became the “doyenne” of his theatre company ZABRAKA, where dance, theatre, music, video and circus mingle, performing over a decade in the contemporary French theatre scene and in the USA.
Having co-managed a music studio with artists in residency together with her partner Jamba for over 5 years, they used their skills in Music Production to produce at the occasion of the LONDON OLYMPICS 2012, the musical festivities at the Nigeria House. This featured international Nigerian artists like Asa, Seun Kuti and the Egypt 80 Band, Tony Allen, Keziah Jones, Kuku, Dele Sosimi. She was awarded the NEL (Nigerian Entertainment and Lifestyle) Awards 2014 on Mentoring and leadership in the Music Industry.
A lover of words, Ese has always written poems, plays, and screenplays. She is a professional translator from French to English of poetry (published by Les Editions Atelier Clot, Paris) and of screenplays. She is currently working on her feature film to be shot in Nigeria.
A mother, she loves teaching and transmitting essential values to the young ones. She encourages children’s curiosity and with her cultural non-profit making organization Association DSM, she uses her varied talents in dance, music, theatre and relaxation to run English learning workshops in France. She currently gives theatre and general culture workshops to teenagers at the Ovie Brume Youth Centre in Lagos.
Ese Brume is a Team member of Kate Tales Foundation, and a representative in France.
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Chiamaka Anudu is a UN Women @ Empower Women Champion for Change, a digital advocate for women's rights and girl’s education.
She promotes youth empowerment in Nigeria and Stockholm, Sweden. She’s a champion for gender equality in the world, a humanitarian and an educational professional with a specialty in International and Comparative Education, African Studies, Gender Equality in education and Sustainable development in education.
Chiamaka have executed advocacy, grassroots campaigns and community development projects to causes like Gender and Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Women's and Child's Right, Female Genital Mutilation, among many others.
She lives, and represents Kate Tales Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.