#NEXTUP Campaign

The L.A. African #NEXTUP campaign is a digital initiative that highlights the voices of African entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals across the world.


Adelanwa Adesanya

Adelanwa Adesanya is one of the Co-Founders of, Moving Analytics. Moving Analytics is revolutionizing the way we view health care and at-home recovery. 


Josh Jogwe

Josh Jogwe is a recent business graduate from UC Irvine, Founder of EZ Buckets Basketball Training, published Author, and Financial Advisor with Prudential Financial. Josh was selected as a top 55 basketball trainer in Orange County, and has done camps with the LA Clippers.


Ona Okoye

Ona Okoye is a creative writer, wife, mother, entrepreneur, and author of, “Winging It”. Winging it is a resource for new and expecting mothers on their journey to becoming.


Nkeiruka Igbonagwam 

Nkeiruka “NK” Igbonagwam is a college graduate with a degree in International Business & emphasis in Entertainment Marketing. She is a self taught professional dancer, choreographer, and instructor with a passion for afro beat style of dance; who also picked up dance hall, hip hop and contemporary dance along the way.


Blaq Pages

Kwabena Anfo, better known by his stage name Blaq Pages, is an African DJ, record producer and creative director. He infuses African music with electronic music and specializes in Afro House, Tribal House, GQOM and Kuduro. 



DMO originally began putting rhymes together at the age of 15. He led freestyles at the lunch tables and several mixtapes became the topic of conversation around the school.
However, it wasn’t until he landed in college, where he realized his innate ability to write.