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Introducing CIAFE Advisory Board Member- Yoanna "Pepper" Chikezie

Yoanna Chikezie is an award-winning entrepreneur and has developed an extensive career within the arts and creative economy for the last 15 years, drawing on a wide-ranging knowledge of contemporary practices and networks to provide specialist advice as well as participating directly in project design, branding, implementation, management, and evaluation.


Yoanna leads The Assembly, a platform that unites creativity and entrepreneurship, bridging

the gap between young entrepreneurs and communities in fashion and design to build

businesses that can thrive and create impact.

Yoanna is passionate about creating opportunities and access for young people and women, pushing social and economic development through the arts and innovation in Africa and the Diaspora.