For a small group of recent-graduates-turned-full-time-employees, the Young African began life with the sole purpose of recreating the nostalgia of university life every weekend.

With time however, this small group developed into a network that gradually began supporting the needs of its members outside the club scene by sharing thoughts and ideas on issues ranging from career and relationship advice right through to the politics of Africa and tips for relocation.  

The network now prides itself on encompassing what the Young African of today is; Entrepreneurial, Professional and Social and by organising events based on supporting the Young African in those areas we aim to connect more easily and openly with one another while providing the support needed to develop the skills and character for success to inspire future generations.

Who We Are

We consist of a group of dynamic and like-minded individuals from Africa, of African heritage and those simply with a genuine interest in the peoples and culture of the continent.

Our members range from recent graduates right through to the young at heart and established CEOs, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Barbara Mettle-Olympio Founder & TYA, Accra

Mosun Abass TYA, London

Guy Java TYA, Lagos

Our Main Contributors

Elorm Ata
Accra

Mawuna Koutonin Lomé

Rosaline Holmes
Maputo

Ngozi Okonjo
London