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Ndedi Asek- “The Art that speaks to the Soul”

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We all have a story to tell at some point in time. How we tell our stories could be the strong points of our beign. Looking at our world of Entrepreneurs, Visual Artists have different ways of expressing their experiences, their desires, their thoughts, etc on a piece of “Painting”. They believe we all are the architects of our own imaginations. Leonardo da vincce says “The painter has the Universe in his minds and hands”. We find these types of people all around the world. The perfect ones are in Africa, always putting our African culture on the spot-light through a piece of Painting.

Ndedi Asek, arts, paintings

Ndedi Asek

Meet Ndedi Asek, the CEO of Asek arts, a young Cameroonian/Nigerian Visual artist based in Buea, SW Region. He tells stories through paintings and illustrations that he creates. He is also an expert in the fields of Graphic design and motion Graphics (animation). His art is bold, eccentric and random but culturally saturated, exuding pride in his background and unconventionally fusing artistic themes and styles which are mostly driven by the sense of Afrofuturism.

Ndedi Asek, paintings, arts. Africa

Ndedi Asek, paintings, arts

With his designs, he expresses the ability of an Artist to transport viewers to a completely different universe. They always have a unique view point. I look at artists sometimes like a child- a child who always plays games and make believes about that games-hahahhaahhaa. I laugh because I enjoy them. Their (artists) child-like nature is so amazing. You can hardly understand them until you connect with what they think and express.

Looking at Ndedi Asek, He draws inspiration from his own experiences as well as from nature, pop culture, movies, music videos, fairytales and various African mythologies. Asek’s work often displays the anatomy of humanity, in every body positive and uninhibited paintings with sublimation messages cloaked by vibrant themes and colours. Apart from Cameroon, his designs and paintings have been exhibited and bought in countries like Nigeria, Sierra Leon, Netherlands, UK, USA…etc.
Also Read: 4 Mental Strength Every Entrepreneur Can Develop
If he made it this far, you can do it. Africa has the greatest and most interesting stories from our culture. As an artist you need to be unique in your ideas. How do you tell the story you think about? Is it through poetry, paintings, music, movie, etc.? Leonardo Da Vincci says “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen”

With his success, Ndedi Asek believes art is supposed to be explorative and intuitive not limited or exploited by marketability and commercialization.

Keep checking our site for great entrepreneurs who use arts to tell their stories.

“Art that speaks to the soul”

Ndedi Asek, paintings, arts. Africa

Ndedi Asek,

Ndedi Asek, paintings, arts. Africa

Ndedi Asek,

Ndedi Asek, paintings, arts. Africa

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African most Passion-Driven Social Entrepreneur

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Allow us present to you the African most Passion-Driven Social Entrepreneur. Iamafropreneur team with intense focus on her gathered the most in a unique interview with Mrs Fotabe Elmine. Our goal is to have you motivated, encourage and intensify you taste and hunger towards influencing and impacting the lives of the African communities through your entrepreneurial skills.

Who is Fotabe Elmine, how did you start your career, what kind of education did you have ?

Fotabe Elmine is a passion-driven Social Entrepreneur, lecturer and corporate trainer who believes that young people and women with the right training are the future of the African continent. Elmine was born in Kumba, South West Region of Cameroon, where she grew up and attended most of her primary and secondary school. Elmine’s father was a businesses man, and her mother a civil servant/Politician.

Elmine began her professional career as a teacher of Entrepreneurship in 2008 and has since then taught over 5000 students, courses like Human Resource Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Business Leadership, Personal Branding and more. She has also trained hundreds of corporate employees all over the country. In 2009, she founded Job Shop, a human resource consulting and placement agency.

In 2011, Job Shop became a partnership and grew to serve clients, not only in Human Resources Management, but also in Finance. The firm expanded that same year and the partners created a Higher Institute of Learning. When the vision of the Organization began derailing from her initial vision, Elmine took the bold step of leaving an organization she created and worked hard to nurture for six years! A few months later, in December 2014, Elmine founded Fotabe University College, which later became Fotabe Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy. In 2015, she founded an association called “Association for the promotion of decent work for women and girls (ASSPRODEC).” That same year, she founded and Fotabe Universal Higher Institute of Cameroon. In 2016, Elmine founded a web platform to enable young people from all over the country have access to FREE examination preparation lessons and materials. Fotabe Elmine holds two Masters Degrees. One in Human Resource Management and another in Marketing and Communication from Rome Business School. She also holds an Associate degree in Business Administration, and honours group Diploma in Mnagement
and Administration, a Certificate in Psychology and Mental health, and is currently undertaking and MBA in Finance. This Mbo native from the Kupe Muanenguba Division of the South West Region of Cameroon spends her free time talking to neighbours about he kingdom of God.

You are one of the most outstanding women in Cameroon with different portfolio what is your secret?

My secret is my appreciation for the creator’s gift of intelligence, my passion for the things I believe in, and my desire to work hard in order to bring out the best in others. I am very convinced that Cameroon has the potentials, not only in terms of natural resources, but most especially in terms of Human capital, to emerge.

3- What are your challenges and successes?

Well, the greatest challenge I deal with is not having the financial means to touch all the lives I’d love to touch. Besides the financial constraint, I am also seriously challenged by the mentality of the young people and the families I try to support. Many of them plainly do not believe an individual like myself can bring any meaningful and lasting contribution to their existence. They trust the government to do it. However, staying consistent to our mission is gradually changing their mindset of many. I’ve had many successes I’m thankful for. Top amongst them is the fact that I’ve been able to share my passion, knowledge and experience with thousands of young people and corporate entrepreneurs. I’m happy to
have helped small businesses to grow and thrive. Even though the current crisis in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon have slowed down our work, I’m particularly happy I led the initiative called “Kansas Hill” aimed at making Bamenda the most Socially Responsible city in the Country.
We provided a FREE internet-equipped space for young people to enable them develop their knowledge and passion in social Entrepreneurship. I’m also happy to have helped women and young people discover their full potential. But most especially, I’m thankful I am lending my little contribution to encourage women and girls to take back their dignity by raising my voice against illegal migration to some Middle Eastern countries and to other countries in the world where women’s rights are not respected.

You are the initiator and organiser of FELA’s Entrepreneurial leadership forum, what are your objectives?

Simply to inspire and train young people to become entrepreneurs and leaders in their communities. I believe that Africa needs to focus on raising more entrepreneurial leaders.


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I want every young person who attends the forum to understand that and to put it into
use. And so far, the almost 400 youths who have passed through the forum are creating
great impact in their communities.

What advice do you have for our readers and the young girls who want to follow your path?

My advice to young girls: “You have enormous potentials. Work hard, do what you’re
passionate about. Keep your dignity and do not be afraid to stand up for what is right. And
remember the most successful woman is the woman who helps other women to be successful.”
To young people all around the country, be responsible, law abiding and daring. We have a country to build. If not us, who? If not now, when?

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