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Our Team

 Alissa Yamazaki • Web Developer

Alissa Yamazaki is a web developer who helped launch FunTimes Magazine from print to online publication. She has a background in Medicine (University of Debrecen in Hungary) and Human Biology (BA, Brown University). In her spare time, Alissa enjoys creating new web applications and drawing comics.






 Nana Ama Addo • Writer

Nana Ama Addo is a writer, multimedia strategist, film director, and storytelling artist. She graduated with a BA in Africana Studies from the College of Wooster, and has studied at the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Nana Ama tells stories of entrepreneurship and Ghana repatriation at her brand, Asiedua’s Imprint www.asieduasimprint.blog ).




 
 Amarachukwu Eguzoro • Executive Assistant to the Publisher

Amarachukwu Oluwadamilola Eguzoro is the Executive Assistant to the Publisher of FunTimes Magazine. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages and Translation Studies. She is also passionate about Child Literacy and teaching Creative writing. She is proficient in both English and French Languages, enjoys talking, acting and travelling.




 Anand Subramanian • Contributing Writer / Photographer

Anand Subramanian is a freelance photographer and content writer based out of Tamil Nadu, India. Having a background in Engineering always made him curious about life on the other side of the spectrum. He leapt forward towards the Photography life and never looked back. Specializing in Documentary and  Portrait photography gave him an up-close and personal view into the complexities of human beings and those experiences helped him branch out from visual to words. Today he is mentoring passionate photographers and writing about the different dimensions of the art world.



 Belinda Nzeribe • Contributing Writer

Belinda is a contributor for FunTimes Magazine. She runs creative writing clubs in high schools and lives with her husband and three children in Lagos, Nigeria. Her other passion is child literacy and she manages a charity working to improve reading levels of kids in low income communities. She is becoming adept at stealing time here and there to finish her novel. Belinda holds varied degrees in Theatre and Film, Public and Media Relations, International Affairs and Pre-Primary Education.



 Boitumelo Masihleho •  Contributing Writer

Boitumelo Masihleho is a South African digital content creator. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes University in Journalism and Media Studies and Politics and International Studies.  She's an experienced multimedia journalist who is committed to writing balanced, informative and interesting stories on a number of topics. Boitumelo has her own YouTube channel where she shares her love for affordable beauty and lifestyle content. 





Candice Stewart • Web Content Coordinator
 
Candice Stewart is a Jamaican content writer specializing in human interest feature stories. She is a web content writer, blogger, and budding podcaster. 

She holds an MA in Communication for Social and Behaviour Change and a BSc. in Psychology from the University of the West Indies (UWI, Mona).

Follow her blog at thesuburbangirlja.com, where she shares stories and life lessons through real-life experiences.


 Edward Richard Ubong • Creative Executive 

Creative Person with years of experience in Advertising, Media Management, Graphic, Digital Marketing, Client Service, Event Management / Planning and Activation. With the hunger to do more and great drive for achieving results.






 Eric Nzeribe • Publisher

Eric John Nzeribe is Publisher of FunTimes Magazine who has demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry since 1992. His interests include using data to understand and solve social issues, narrative stories, digital marketing, community engagement, features in online and print journalism. Nzeribe is a strong media and communication professional with a Master of Science (MS) in Publication Management from Drexel University. 





 Jennifer K Smith  • Host, FunTimes Magazine Live & Virtual Events

Jennifer is a seasoned host, singer and marketing professional who loves writing and interacting with FunTimes' diverse community. Her background includes many years of managing sales and marketing teams, church choirs and her family's crazy schedule. She's a faithful wife and mom and feels blessed that God allows her to hold her family close. Jen is a restaurant owner who loves serving with the FunTimes team because it gives her a chance to bring a lively, unifying presence to the center of African diaspora issues and content. Jen has a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University and a Masters degree from Drexel University in Publication Management. 




 Jessica Uchechi Nwanguma • Content Creator and Social Media Manager

Jessica Uchechi Nwanguma is a Content Creator and Social Media Manager at FunTimes Magazine. She has a passion for writing, storytelling, reading, abstract painting and music. Her book titled 'Beyond Agadez' is available on Amazon Kindle.






 Joseph Warkreh T-Toe • Associate Editor Emeritus

T-Toe is Associate Editor Emeritus of Funtimes Magazine. He holds an Associate in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra, Ghana. He once served as Foreign News Editor at the Liberia News Agency (LINA). He is author of The Voice My Silence, an anthology African poems and short stories (under revision), and two children’s books – Fatu and Lake Piso and The Adventure of Little King Dahhena. T-Toe also serves on the boards of Christ International Baptist Church and Tip Global Educational Resources (TGER) in Philadelphia. 




 Kaila Snyder • Head Copywriter 

Kaila Snyder is a writer, content creator, social media strategist, and storyteller. She graduated with a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Broadcasting from Susquehanna University. She is currently pursuing her MFA from Drexel University. Kaila lives and creates in Philadelphia, PA. 






Karen Warrington • Opinion Columnist

Karen Warrington has had a decades long career as a broadcast journalist, communications professional, performing artist, and documentary filmmaker. She has traveled extensively throughout Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. She is committed to being a voice for the African Diaspora.











 Mac Johnson • Contributing Writer

Mac Johnson is a Emmy nominated documentarian, award winning television producer and writer whose sole purpose is to provide a platform for underserved communities. He is a proud HBCU graduate, having studied communications at Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University. Mac is also an active member of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and looks for community outreach and volunteering opportunities in his spare time. He is a die hard Eagles fan, vegan food connoisseur and a lover of all things hip-hop, gospel and jazz.
 
You can connect with him on social media:
Twitter: @mac___78
Instagram: @mac___78




Mary Hinesley • Contributing Writer 

Mary is a millennial currently based in Nashville, TN. She studied Political Science & English at the University of Tennessee and went on to work in the NYC Mayor’s Office following graduation. She is an Americorps VISTA alum. Mary later transitioned into writing for brands and creative advertising agencies as a copywriter & blogger. (That said, she has serious doubts about late capitalism but has been known to partake in spurts of online shopping for ridiculous items- like the perfect selfie stick or that handmade candle kit she has never used.)  Mary enjoys connecting, learning, and sharing stories. She is particularly interested in political, community, or historical pieces, and those that seek to dismantle the stigma surrounding mental health. As a white cis-gender female, she is an advocate for racial and gender equity. Website: www.ihailmary.biz
Instagram: @ihailmary



 Obianuju Nwagu • Data Analyst and Content Creator

Obianuju Nwagu is a data analyst and content creator at FunTimes Magazine. She is in charge of creating comics along with producing videos and other materials  used for content marketing. Obianuju currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria. She has a Master's degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Ibadan. Her passion is music. She is a faithful chorister, belonging to a few choral groups (her alumni group inclusive).You can connect with her on Instagram @juby_lindas.



  Sandra  (Sandy) D. Lawrence • Associate Publisher  '

Sandy is a Deaconess at the Vine Memorial Baptist Church.  She is retired and has worked in the field of elementary education and adoption/foster and geriatric social work. She is founder and CEO of ICAP Inc (Intergenerational Community Alliances & Programs Inc.) a nonprofit organization. It provides workshops and motivational speaking on select topics.  Sandy is an amateur Storyteller and has authored 2 adoption specialty children’s books and has published an inspirational book for women available on amazon titled "Weaving the Threads of Faith… Sisterly Encouragement 1." The Part 2 is soon to be released.  She has held/holds membership in various socially impacting organizations promoting the betterment of women, children/families and seniors.  She is associate publisher and advisory board member to FUNTIMES Magazine. Sandy is the mother of son, Rasheen.  She lives the philosophy that “If I can help somebody along the way than my living is not in vain..”