Our favourite June follows on Twitter2 minute read

Do you follow us on twitter? If not you are missing out, not only on our own status updates but also our retweeting of amazing, inspirational, and sometimes downright hilarious tweets from some of our favourite people. We have listed below five profiles that we have really enjoyed this month. 

1. @SimiSleighs

We first came across Simi when we interviewed her and her teammates for being the first African women to vie for the Winter Olympics in bobsledding. As amazing and exciting as that journey has been, Simi has also broken world records as an individual. She is the first African women to represent her country at the Olympics as a Skeleton athlete. We love the joy and determination with which she approaches her career. Her twitter page is nothing short of inspirational!

2. @ukpuru

If you have been paying close attention, then you know that we love our African history. Anyone who shares our interest will find Ukpuru, which means footprints in Igbo, the ideal twitter page to follow. The page highlights historical images from the Igbo community and their neighbors and is committed to teach us all of precolonial history and challenge the way in which the history of African cultures, in general, are represented. 

3. @TanyaMuzinda

We featured Tanya last year in Tales where she impressed us with her ambition and positive attitude. Tanya just recently won the RASA 2018 Junior Sportswoman of the year and it is exciting to see her continue to succeed and progress to even bigger and better things.

4. @NomzamoMbatha

Nomzamo is a South African actress and UNHCR ambassador. She is also the face of Neutrogena,  a L’Oreal Paris Hair Advocate and ambassador for PUMA SA and Audi. Nomzamo’s profile is an example to all about how to leverage your position to support important causes. This week she will be participating in the first TEDx to be held in a refugee camp

5. @MaazaMengiste

We have highlighted Maaza’s beautiful words in our Of Africa Writers group and we continually find ourselves reading her intently. She is an Ethiopian born American writer and author of the 2010 novel  “Beneath the Lion’s Gaze“. After fleeing the Ethiopian Revolution with her family when she was four, she lived in a series of countries including Kenya, Nigeria and the USA. She recently has posted a lot about the current political climate in Ethiopia and the treatment of immigrants in the USA.   

ALL of these profiles will only add to your life once you follow them and we know you will enjoy them as much as we do! 

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Naliaka Odera is a freelance writer, editor and social media consultant. She is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of ‘Of Africa’, an online platform that celebrates women of African descent while fostering editorial talent. She is a proud Kenyan who has lived in Belgium, Canada and Thailand. While in Canada, she earned a BA at the University of British Columbia. She has an ongoing love affair with words and loves great conversations as well as all genres of literature. Her writing can be found at www.naliakao.com. Through Of Africa and her consultation, she stresses the importance of people learning vital communication skills to be able to speak for themselves.