The Maisha (Swedish African) Inspirer of the Year Award went to Caroline Cowan

The Maisha (Swedish African) Inspirer of the Year Award went to Caroline Cowan

Caroline Cowan is the Inspirer Award winner! If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a moving picture worth? More so how much is it worth for a woman of colour? The award for Inspirer of the Year goes to a successful scriptwriter and director, whose stories for both the big screen …

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Artist of the Year is Jaqee

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Artist of the Year is Jaqee

Jaqee is a singer songwriter, whose songs are both personal and political. Who dares to defy, where dozens comply. She is both charismatic and courageous, inspirational and infectious. She is a two time Swedish Grammy nominee; a member of Nationalteaterns Rockorkester, and in the span of 5 years, has recorded and released four albums covering …

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Entrepreneur of the Year is Awa Ndao

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Entrepreneur of the Year is Awa Ndao

The award for Entrepreneur of the Year went to Awa Ndao who has shown great resilience in the face of adversity and overcome a destructive and oppressive marriage to create a thriving business, centered around, extensions, braids, plaits, dreadlocks and cornrows. It is a business she has run successfully for six years. Her success has …

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Woman of the Year is Professor Hannah Akuffo

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Woman of the Year is Professor Hannah Akuffo

The Woman of the Year was awarded to Professor Hannah Akuffo, who was recognized for her extensive efforts in the field of research, in the immunology of leprosy and the mechanisms of resistance to the infections caused by the parasite leishmania. Her contributions in this field include showing the importance of natural immunity to leishmaniasis …

The Hannah Akuffo Group at Karolinska Institute in Sweden – Hannah is a nominee for the African-Swedish Woman of the Year

The Hannah Akuffo Group at Karolinska Institute in Sweden – Hannah is a nominee for the African-Swedish Woman of the Year

UPDATE: PROFESSOR AKUFFO WON! The research area of my group is directed at a closer understanding of parasites in influencing the human host immune response. Specifically we have studied the participation of Natural Killer (NK) cells in Leishmania infection, the pathogenesis of ulcer formation during cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) and the contribution of helminth infection in …

Maria LLerena is the Queen of Salsa in Sweden and a nominee for African-Swedish Woman of the Year

Maria LLerena is the Queen of Salsa in Sweden and a nominee for African-Swedish Woman of the Year

Caramba is run by Maria Llerena. Maria has in her entire life engaged in Afro-Caribbean music, songs and rhythms from her homeland Cuba. Maria has toured internationally in many countries and has performed with many famous artists including Edmondo Ros Orchestra, The Mills Brothers, and Josephine Baker. Maria became famous in Sweden when she appeared …

Awa N’dao is a nominee for Swedish-African Woman of the Year

Awa N’dao is a nominee for Swedish-African Woman of the Year

The name African Magic Salong is named for the amazing continent where the owner Awa was born and to raise awareness about Africa as a continent, the word Magic mirrors what we think we do every day. We create works of art that should feel “magical” and special. The art of doing wonders with your …