Nina Oduro and Maame Boakye have always been passionate about cultivating meaningful connections within their communities. So when they reconnected in Washington D.C., years after first meeting at a networking event in their native Ghana, they lamented the transactional nature of relationships in the politically driven capital. The two women created Dine Diaspora, a Black-women owned and operated agency based in D.C., through which they have since created events connecting people through African diaspora food culture. There are plans to develop more hybrid events and digital projects connecting culinary creatives, like an upcoming food documentary series titled “FoodieVenture: Dubai,” a web series that will be released on Dine Diaspora’s site in the fall. It’s an exciting follow-up to FoodieVenture: Accra, a film they previously released showcasing the creators disrupting the food and beverage scene in the Ghanaian capital.
SOURCE: CN TRAVELER