Nigerian-American Ahrif Sarumi has tapped into the African Diaspora’s ever-growing prominence in the entertainment and fashion industries. In August, he organized and hosted the red carpet film premiere of the 2013 GIAMA-nominated “When One Door Closes.” The film’s Nollywood stars Van Vicker and Dr. Clarice Kulah were in attendance at the sold out show. Ahrif then joined the GIAMA staff as the lead media specialist to carry out several key partnerships and was chosen to present the 2013 GIAMA Nonprofit Partner Award to Mia’s Closet Founder Chelsea Coffey.
The versatile 29 year-old is also sought out as a marketing consultant and has recently worked with NeoBantu, a new ready-to-wear women’s line. He mentions the brand is slated to launch later this month and the handmade collection balances functional design with vibrant patterns from Western to Southern Africa. Ahrif and NeoBantu Founder Tendai Tawonezvi met through a mutual friend, while he was in Dallas to support P-Square’s multinational tour.
Now Ahrif is going after his true passion to create awareness for nonprofit organizations that are addressing the world’s biggest social issues. He has officially announced The Knoble, which stands for being “in the know” about “noble” people and organizations.
“It’s going to be a digital publication focused on empowering social entrepreneurs, activists, nonprofits and supporters who donate their time and money to charitable causes,” said the Chicago-native.
Visit Ahrif’s campaign page here to contribute to this endeavor and help launch the website on a bigger scale. In return for your contribution, you will be rewarded with custom posters, t-shirts, a board membership, discounted marketing services, and more depending on your contribution.