Adeola Onafuwa & Lorne Powell - LEANWORDS

Adeola Onafuwa & Lorne Powell - LEANWORDS

Be relentless in your growth. Don’t subscribe to working for the praise or recognition because it breeds complacency. Dream big, own your conviction, act on it and appreciate that you cannot do it alone all the time; so find people whose work ethic and brilliance you trust and build together. 
... First, 50 per cent of what you learn is probably right and 50 per cent is probably wrong. Your challenge is to figure out which is which. 

John Eke & Meron Berhe - BANTU

John Eke & Meron Berhe - BANTU

Having been an International Student in Canada, I saw first hand the difficulties that my fellow colleagues had in finding a local hairstylist who understands their hair needs.  And so, in the summer of 2014, I created Bantu as a means to fulfill this gap.
.... e want Bantu to be synonymous with Black hair care and Black beauty. When Black women need to get their hair done, we want Bantu to be the first thing that comes to mind. 

SEKOU KABA, OLYMPIAN & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

SEKOU KABA, OLYMPIAN & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

For four years in Canada, I was barricaded from international competitions due to a citizenship hurdle. I was the fastest hurdler in the country but I couldn’t compete with the national team. I simply worked hard over those 4 years in order to be prepared for the day I finally became a citizen of Canada. That day came in 2012 and I have been competing internationally ever since. 

SÉMIRATH FAGBEMI, UNDERWRITER, EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA

SÉMIRATH FAGBEMI, UNDERWRITER, EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA

I see Manyatta as a place to connect with others and build a community. I am not looking for just another place to network – those networking events can be useful once in a while and a nice opportunity to grab a drink and meet a few new people but sometimes you do not get as much out of it as you would hope.... Manyatta crée une occasion d'explorer d'autres intérêts et d'acquérir des connaissances plus larges...