Goodbye Europe, Hello Africa: Frances Mensah Williams, Managing Editor, ReConnect Africa

Attendees at a Speed Meet Africa event discuss new opportunities

When Ernestina Ellen Boadi resigned from her job as an Events Management Executive in London, it wasn’t because she planned to switch to a better job in the city.

Instead, the 30 year-old Marketing graduate bought a ticket and flew to Accra, Ghana in search of her next career opportunity.

In doing so, Boadi joined a growing number of African professionals educated abroad in cities like London, New York, Paris and Lisbon who now see their countries of origin as the launchpad for successful careers rather than the Western countries they have made their home.


Boadi is part of a wave of people who have been dubbed ‘Afropolitans’ – a term used to describe urban, culturally agile, multilingual professionals of African heritage living around the globe – who have been emerging over the past decade.

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