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Our Team

Disrupting The Narrative Together

Called the “sexy, dope way to experience Africa” by Fusion and heralded as an innovator by AFAR, Conde Nast Traveler, CNN, and more Tastemakers Africa offers unique tours created and hosted by artists, creators, and makers in Africa and beyond. We help you connect with people in authentic ways whether you are exploring nightlife with a DJ, learning food traditions from a chef, or experiencing living history with an icon.

Our goal is to build a world in which we value people on equal standing no matter where they are born or the color of their skin. We put a premium on culture, especially that created by people of African descent whether they are based on the continent or living in the diaspora - we are the keepers of the cool. Currently in Accra, Cape Town, Dakar, and Johannesburg and quickly expanding worldwide, Tastemakers is building community, fueling passions, and creating sustainable change in a way that values both the visitor and the person who calls Africa home.

Global Brand with Local Culture

Our travelers represent the Diaspora in all its forms - and come with us to the Continent from all around the world. Our community of members convene (digitally and IRL) in three languages, on five continents, and over hundreds of events per year - from member pods, to speaker series, to member-only concerts. And our team supports the entire operation from offices in New York, London, and Accra. We're a group of globetrotting creatives, technologists, and operators that think there is unlimited strength in community and there is nothing more exciting than the next challenge we have to solve.

Our Team

The original Tastemaker, resident biologist, and our founding nerd. 👉🏾Cheraé is one of “10 Emerging Women Entrepreneurs in Africa” (Forbes), a TEDxEuston speaker, and our in-house DJ 🎧


Cheraé Robinson
Founder + CEO

All things tech, entrepreneur, and the pale one of the group. 👉🏻Chip is a NYC startup veteran, a big fan of the mission-driven startup movement, and always training for his next marathon 🏃‍♂️


Chip Kennedy
Chief Technology Officer

Creative social entrepreneur, environmental activist, and our OG community manager. 👉🏾Yayra is founder of THE REVIVAL, a community-led art meets upcycling initiative, and our insider tour guide for all things creative in Accra 🎨


Yayra Agbofah
Community Manager, Accra

Techie, sales expert, and a multilingual extraordinaire. 👉🏾Oummou is our resident AfroFeminist, UK connect, and assembler of all things community 🤝


Oummou Diallo
Head of CX + Experience Operations

Programming geek, skateboarder, and our go-to for all things web. 👉José is a software engineer, game programmer, and always giving back to the developer community 👨‍💻


José Ortiz
Software Engineer

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