Independent writer and commentator on African diaspora society & culture, African feminism and racial identities, Founder of MsAfropolitan.com and HuffPo blogger
Minna Salami was born in Finland, grew up in Nigeria and studied in Sweden. Minna has also crammed in periods living in Spain and New York and she speaks five languages. She currently resides in London where she is a high-flying writer and commentator.
Minna’s research interests are related to African diaspora identities, African history and religion, African fashion and culture, issues of gender & feminism in Africa and the diaspora, and race politics and dialogues in popular culture.
She is the founder of MsAfropolitan.com including the MsAfropolitan Boutique, an online shop featuring female African designers from accross the globe launched in tribute to the African Women’s Decade.
In June 2011, MsAfropolitan presented an inaugural fashion show and panel debate at theV&A Museum Friday Late: Afropolitans, an event which saw over 5000 visitors. Regularly called on for her insight and reach by organisations including The V&A Museum, The Africa Centre, VoxAfrica and TV Continental, Minna’s writing and opinion has also been featured in The Huffington Post, The Guardian, ARISE, WINGS, CLUTCH Magazine and more.
Minna is currently completing an MA in Gender studies at SOAS University, majoring in African history.
Such attention grabbing headlines as Too afrocentric for you?, Smart women should watch porn and Mixed Race girls have issues have helped attract the attention and devotion of tens of thousands of users per month to Minna’s celebrated MsAfropolitan.com blog.