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 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 ).
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
Kassidy Garland has had a great appreciation for reading and writing since she was young. She graduated from West Chester University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English & Women and Gender Studies. With a concentration in creative writing, Kassidy has 5 years of experience writing blogs, articles, and for social media. Kassidy is also pursuing a Master’s degree in IT with a concentration in Web Development. Based out of Philadelphia, Kassidy loves to write about a number of topics and looks forward to sharing her passion with those at FunTimes Magazine.
Lubaba Faisal Ali • Digital Content Creator
Lubaba is a Freelance Digital content creator, copywriter and scriptwriter. She graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Engineering from Sudan University for Science and Technology. Later, she decided to follow her ambition and shift from Engineering to Creative Writing. Lubaba started with poetry writing, and then moved into digital media including articles, websites and social media content. She gained her experience in script writing through working with Abu Dhabi tv in producing variety shows. Lubaba is highly interested in social issues, wellness and women topics.
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
Nina Indigo • Contributing Writer
Nina Indigo is a Storyteller and Digital Journalist @ FunTimes Magazine. She is also a Contributor to InClub Magazine. She writes on topics for the health and wellness segments. She practices Vegetarianism, loves poetry, African/African American Literature, creative writing, research, yoga poses, and meditation. In her articles, she provides her readers with organic content for people of all backgrounds and communities, she is truthful, writes to empower and inform. She helps readers make their best holistic decisions in their lives, communities, and societies. In 2021, she will obtain her BA in English Writing, with a minor in African and African American Literature Studies. To follow up on her latest articles google Nina Indigo @ FunTimes. You can also follow her @ linkedin.com/in/Nina-i-140973146. In her articles, her motive is to provide to her readers a how, and why holistic health is not just important, it's a necessity to our whole well-being. Her articles do not simply empower and inform, but present relevant ideas and solutions to the essential wellness topics discussed.
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.
Abd Ramon Aregbe • Multimedia Expert
Abd Ramon Aregbe is a Multimedia Expert with more than 5 years of experience. He is multiskilled in Adobe Photoshop - Illustrator - Premiere - After Effect - Animator etc, Video Editing, 2D Animation, Motion Graphics, Strategic Planning, Web Management, architectural visualization etc. I enjoy sporty activities in my free time, learning and cooking.
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..”
Born in Monterey, California, Timothy Schreiber moved around the country eventually until settling in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He went to both Camden County College where he received two associates degrees (Liberal Arts and Game Design and development) and Rowan University where he graduated Cum Laude with a bachelors in Radio,TV,Film in 2020. As a video editor, Timothy helps with making sure that the videos that the magazine produces are of the best quality. In his spare time he loves to read, write, listen to audiobooks and podcasts, and play games.