The team

Andréa Bomo

Andréa Bomo

Founder

Andrea Bomo is a Multimedia Journalist, Documentary filmmaker & Independent Producer passionate about using storytelling to impulse social change. Her work focuses on Women and Girls’ issues, Social Justice, Cultural practices and Social innovation. She lives and works between Cameroon and Canada.

Andrea grew up in Cameroon and moved to France at age 16 after graduating from High School. She studied Communications in Paris, and earned her Master’s degree in International Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham City University in England where she lived for two years. After various experiences in the media industry (television, radio, web) and extensive travels across the world that forged her curiosity and strengthen her interest in social issues, she founded Be The Light Productions in 2015, a production company that specializes in creating social-impact films and content in African countries for a global audience.

Throughout her travels, Andrea documents the lives of outstanding women impacting their communities positively, and decides to share them with the world. This was the beginning of Femmes Lumière. The project, which was initially an independent radio show, evolved into a multimedia platform and a movement whose mission is to highlight African women’s underrepresented voices, raise awareness on the critical social issues affecting them and the innovative solutions available to address them.

Kelly De Fogain

Kelly De Fogain

Contributor

Kelly De Fogain is an Afropolitan originally from Cameroon and living in Toronto, where she works in several areas such as environmental education and law. She is also the founder of Miss Afropolitan which is a platform for young women of the African Diaspora aiming to empowering them with social engagement skills to tackle various local issues.

Ariane Nancy Agbo

Ariane Nancy Agbo

Contributor

Ariane Nancy AGBO is a bachelor student in History and Law at the University of Sorbonne in Paris. She is also part of the Unicef antenna of her university. Since 2015, she works for UNDP Benin where she is responsible for mission in the women empowerment department in rural areas of Benin. In February 2016, she was hired by the Kofi Annan Foundation to work as an analyst on agriculture development and poverty reduction in Africa.