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Chidi Afulezi

Co-Founder, aKoma Media
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Chidi Afulezi's personal mission is simple: Inform, educate, entertain, and tackle big problems. He is a product guy and digital insurgent. In his day-job he serves as the co-founder of aKoma Media, a "storytelling-as-a-service" network of creative hubs and platforms for African creative entrepreneurs. Amplify, a paid fellowship program for African content creators, is one of the products Chidi leads at aKoma.


As the founder of redKola Digital, he is a highly sought out product management and digital transformation consultant and trainer, working with senior and middle management at companies such as United Technologies, ALU, Home Depot, Equity Group Foundation, CNN, Delta Airlines, and the World Health Organization.He also serves as Head Faculty, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the African Leadership University School of Business.

Prior to embarking on his entrepreneurial path, Chidi served in an assortment of product executive roles at AT&T, Sony Music, Time Warner, and Turner Broadcasting. He has received an Emmy for Turner’s Team Coco application, and led the product development of CNN’s mobile web and native applications.

Chidi earned his bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, from New York University. He received his MBA in Finance and Marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business.