Cheering for Mary N’diaye in the 1st round of the Swedish Song Contest

Cheering for Mary N’diaye in the 1st round of the Swedish Song Contest

I’ll admit that when I first moved to Europe I thought the EuroVision Song Contest was a bit strange. I didn’t understand the voting or why Israel was a competing country. While I still don’t understand the voting nor took the time to learn why Israel competes here (who cares, really) I look forward to …

The Maisha Pioneer: Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Clementine Akuyo Brown

The Maisha Pioneer: Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Clementine Akuyo Brown

She has proudly represented the African culture in Sweden since 1977. Together with her fellow countryman the passionate Bedu Annan, she became one of the first teachers of African dance in Sweden. With this year’s [Maisha] theme in mind; a tribute to strong African mothers, and for a lifetime achievement with an inspiring approach, we …

The Maisha Award for Newcomer of The Year goes to actress, director and producer, Josette Bushell-Mingo

The Maisha Award for Newcomer of The Year goes to actress, director and producer, Josette Bushell-Mingo

She is an Officer of the Order Of The British Empire (OBE) for her Contribution to the Arts. She is the artistic director of both the National Swedish Theatre for the Deaf and TRYKK,who work for the promotion and development of Black Theatre and black art events. She is a recipient of numerous awards and …

2012 Maisha Award for Artist of the Year goes to Mary N’diaye

2012 Maisha Award for Artist of the Year goes to Mary N’diaye

The phrase “Lead by example” comes to mind when one thinks of this Sene-gambian woman. She is the founder of Rock Africk which is an initiative with the objective of spotlighting and celebrating noteworthy African achievement, as well as an outreach to African youth in Africa. She is a 2012 Semi-finalist in TV4’s The Voice, …

2012 Maisha Entrepreneur of the Year is Adrianne George Lind

2012 Maisha Entrepreneur of the Year is Adrianne George Lind

She is the co- founder of the Women of the African Diaspora website and co-editor of BlackExpat.com She is also the founder of JobsInStockholm.com (and JobsinGothenburg.com), and has created a platform to celebrate women of the African diaspora living in Europe with her multiple award winning Black Women In Europe blog. She is enriching both ethnic and …

Maishagalen Woman of the Year – Margaret Gärding

Maishagalen Woman of the Year – Margaret Gärding

This woman is recognized for her great commitment and active participation in working to combat racism in Sweden, through her involvement in several organisations. She has been involved in the African Diaspora movement during many years and participated in debates on integration and diversity issues in Sweden. She is conducting her PhD in Work and …

The nominees are …and we are so proud to be one of them.

The nominees are …and we are so proud to be one of them.

The nominees are …     Maishagalan brings attention to women and enthusiasts who have made outstanding contributions in various fields related to Africa. During the gala awards are given in several categories, including: the woman of the year, this year’s inspiration, this year’s entrepreneur and Artist of the Year. Winners are selected by a jury …