Who we are

we are a multi-disciplinary online collective for women of African heritage across the globe. Distinguished Diva (DD) was created in 2011 by founder Adeola Naomi as a space to centralize the narrative around women of the African Diaspora in global media. DD has grown into a global community of healing, economic empowerment and creative opportunities. By dismantling the idea of boundaries, the DD collective connects women both virtually as a place of storytelling and through international programming through events hosted from NYC, to Ghana, to Nigeria to Greece, to Germany, the UK, Belgium with more locations planned for the future.

Adéọlá Naomi Adérè̩mí

Editor in Chief & Founder

Danielle Rosales

Design and Visual Language

Svetlana Onye

writer and singer/songwriter

Asma Khalifa


Simmone Ahiaku

Resident Writer