African Diaspora Foundation

Who We Are

Thank you for visiting our website! We are a group of sincere, passionate, and committed individuals, all coming from different parts of the wonderful continent of Africa. We feel extremely proud of our heritage and homelands, but we are also equally proud of where we call home now – Milton Keynes. We are pleased to see that Milton Keynes is a town full of much diversity. It is our heartfelt desire and intention to bring together aspects of various African communities together through education, respect, and celebration as we embrace our various cultural backgrounds. We aim to find common ground, mutual respect, and genuine enjoyment in learning about other cultures and about our own histories. 

We are confident in our belief that working together makes us stronger! We welcome you to our website and encourage you to look through it and learn for yourself how the African Diaspora Foundation can help inspire you and your future!

Rooda Abdillahi

I am originally from Somaliland; I was born in Mogadishu and grew up in Holland where I graduated with a MSc in Biomedical Science.

Todi Merdekiyos

I have been getting involved in ADF for the past four years mainly in the media team to create awareness about our continent, Africa.

Rosemarie Gumbo

I grew up with both my parents who were business entrepreneurs, where I gained the experience of running a business at the age of 13.

Ben Mikisa

I was attracted to African Diaspora Foundation (ADF) because of its inclusivity in covering all African differing traditions, cultures, fashions and foods.

Eddie Juma

I was born and raised in Tanzania, Zanzibar and I found media production allowed my creativity to run wild – all of which lead to getting involved in my dream, that I am still passionate about.

Maria Constable

It just so happens that l am good at designing and creating bespoke clothing, and there was a demand for such skills within the local community.

Ade Omotunde

Ade Omotunde (aka Seed Master) was born in London and moved to Nigeria at the age of 10. He returned to the United Kingdom in 1989 to pursue a career in software engineering.

Leila Samati

Leila Ture Samati, 22-year-old, was born and raised in Portugal but originally from Guinea Bissau, a small country in the west of Africa. 

Amina Idowu

Amina Idowu was born in Nigeria in the city of Lagos, she moved to Milton Keynes in 2005. She studied Political Science before migrating to  England to pursue a career in Early Years education. She was also a recruiter for Marks and Spencers for a few years.

Alex Nyararrai

My name is Nyararai Alex Utaunashe, I was born in Gutu province in Zimbabwe. Moved to London in 2000 after completing my “A Levels”. Graduated with BSC in Mental health nursing at Kingston University. Trained as DBT therapist and passionate about counselling

Temi Ajiboye

My name is Temi Ajiboye I was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria. I am a hair dresser and discovered my passion for hair 15 years ago at an early age and I am enjoying all the practical aspect of hair styles. 

Tesfa Merdekiyos

My name is Nyararai Alex Utaunashe, I was born in Gutu province in Zimbabwe. Moved to London in 2000 after completing my “A Levels”. Graduated with BSC in Mental health nursing at Kingston University. Trained as DBT therapist and passionate about counselling