About me

BIOGRAPHY

Sheila Afari is a dynamic entrepreneur with a passion for Africa and showcasing its brands and talent.

Over the past 10 years, Sheila Afari has been working in the events, fashion, lifestyle, technology and entertainment space; having created a niche market for herself with her self-named company, the Sheila Afari Group, servicing clients from territories such as New York, Los Angeles, London, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Sheila Afari has built a name for herself for the communications work she has done building the brands of some of Africa’s biggest personalities with her PR company, Sheila Afari Public Relations.

Sheila Afari aims to advocate entrepreneurship in South Africa and Africa at large. She strongly believes entrepreneurship is THE solution Africa desperately needs to combat unemployment.

When Sheila Afari is not working you will find her blogging, writing, reading, doing yoga or entertaining guests.

AWARDS

  • 2018/2019: Tropics Changemakers Award – Best Publicist
  • 2018: CEO Global Pan African Awards – Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards – Country winner, sector SME
  • 2018: CEO Global Pan African Awards – Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards – Regional winner, sector SME
  • 2015: Ghana Awards SA – Best Business Of The Year (small/medium)

 

NOTABLE MILESTONES / ACHIEVEMENTS / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2019: Named Top 5 South African Business Women In Media alongside Basetsana Khumalo, Khanyi Dhlomo, Connie Ferguson and Bonang Matheba by Wiki Mzansi
  • 2019: Accenture Rising Star Awards – Top 5 Finalist
  • 2019: Ghana Awards SA – Business Person Of The Year nominee
  • 2019: Ghana Awards SA – Most Influential Person nominee
  • 2018: Named one of 50 Black African Women Entrepreneurs To Watch in
  • 2018 by Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 2017: CEO Global Pan African Awards – Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards – Finalist
  • 2017: Ghana Awards SA – Business Person Of The Year finalist