23. Ashley Akunna on Creating The Grapevine, Staying Consistent and Lessons She’s Learned as a Creative Entrepreneur

Thanks for tuning into episode 23 of Dear Diaspora! For today’s episode, I had a lovely conversation with Ashley Akunna, creator of The Grapevine! 

Frustrated about how millennials were stereotyped and portrayed in the media, Ashley brainstormed ideas to change the narrative and find a way to amplify the voices of millennials. In came The Grapevine. 

Picking fresh views from fresh minds, The Grapevine is a fresh and innovative take on the panel style discussion. With over 15 million collective views to date, the show places the topics of today in the hands and minds of young game changers, artists, cultural innovators, and professionals to dissect what the impact is for this generation.

During the episode, Ashley walks us through:

  • The early days of The Grapevine and how she marketed the show with no marketing budget
  • How she’s stayed consistent over the years
  • The lessons she’s learned as a creative entrepreneur 
  • What excites her about Africa’s future

Tune in to hear more!

“You’re going to be frustrated, but hopefully you have people in your life who want to see you succeed and who speak life into you.” –Ashley Akunna

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