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.

Adeola Naomi Aderimi

Conjurer and Editor in Chief

Danielle Rosales

Design and Visual Language

Wonuola Lawal

Photography

Niki Igbaarola

Literary Editor

Asma Khalifa

Politics

Salem Afangideh

Legal

Ruvimbo Maria Kuuzabuwe

Politics and Pop Culture Editor