Nicole Amarteifio, the Digital Visionary
The story of a successful Entrepreneur from Ghana
Nicole Amarteifio is among several other highly acclaimed entrepreneurs cited in The Financial Times 2015 « Top 25 Africans to Watch » list, after a successful launch of the hit web series ‘An African City.’
The show hit 1 million views within the first several weeks of its release and, therefore, is considered one of Ghana’s most successful YouTube channels. Nicole is currently pursuing TV projects full time, after a successful career in international development where she worked on policies such as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) at The Whitaker Group. She is most known for her time as the first ever social media strategist for the Africa Region at The World Bank.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts in African Studies from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and received a Master of Professional Studies in Corporate Communications/Public Relations from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She was born and currently resides in Accra, Ghana.
Nicole Amarteifio, creator of online TV show An African City based on Sex and the City, on: why she wanted to make the series; how she went about doing it; what it’s like returning to Ghana having spent most of your life out of the country; the main characters in the series; how many views the series has got overall and per episode; and the sale of the series to TV broadcasters.
Originally from Ghana, Nicole Amarteifio has developed communication strategies for the Government of Ghana as well as for the United States African Development Foundation. Nicole began her career at The Whitaker Group, organizing events for African governments and planning African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) forums. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts in African Studies from Brandeis University and a Master of Professional Studies in Corporate Communications/Public Relations from Georgetown University. At the latter institution, she assisted various non-profit organizations with their advancement into the social media arena.
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