Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The Squad

Candace

Social Media Queen

Candace is a social media specialist who prioritizes community over numbers when it comes to social media. She believes in the power of digital communities and their positive impacts on the real world. Candace lives with her pug, Alexander, and loves going on walks, reading, scrolling on social (duh), and trying new foods.

Joan

Customer Relations Manager

Meet Joan Ngigi, a researcher, community manager and virtual assistant with a background in the hospitality industry. With transferrable skills she has learned to bring a unique perspective to work while giving attention to detail. In her free time, Joan enjoys exploring new trends and ways of creating visually appealing content to stay ahead of the curve.

Myriam

Jollof'Appétit Food Tour Guide

Hi, I'm Uwera kamuhangire Myriam, your friendly food tour guide! As a passionate explorer, I love immersing myself in new experiences, especially when they involve two of my favorite things: food and connecting with people. Nothing excites me more than embarking on culinary adventures and discovering the rich tapestry of flavors, traditions, and cultures that exists around the world.

Jeovani

Jollof'Appétit Food Tour Guide

Jeovani ABAYISENGA is a dedicated Tour Guide at Jollof' Appetit with a background in Business Communication and a passion for learning and trying new things. In free time, Jeovani enjoys playing and watching basketball, as well as exploring new cultures through travel.

Sandra

Journalist & Community Manager

Sandra is a writer/editor from Kigali, Rwanda. She fuses her works with other art forms and collaborates with other artists. Outside writing/editing, she loves to sing at karaokes and attending artistic/social events.

Joselyto

YouTube Manager & Jollof'Appétit Tour Guide

Introducing...Joselyto! Jollof'Appetit Tour Guide by day and Youtube Marketing Manager by night. This foodie extraordinaire loves to dance, go gymnastic, read books, and is self proclaimed movie geek...not to mention a tech enthusiast. Joselyto is your go-to guide for all things food and fun or techie

Gaella

Jollof ’Appétit Tour Guide

Gaella Irakoze is a communication professional and food tour guide at Jollof' Appetit. With a passion for diversity and engaging conversations, she combines her love for good food and travel to create memorable experiences. Through her work, Gaella shares her knowledge of various cuisines, fosters connections, and embraces the beauty of different cultures. Her contagious energy and warm presence make her a captivating conversationalist and a delightful guide.

Gary

Creative Writer & Ideator

Hello! I'm Gary, specialist in social behavior communication + owner of a small clothing store. I love running, cycling, calisthenics, and losing myself in fantasy.

Louis

In-house Photography & Videographer

I am a photographer born and based in Rwanda. I love capturing images that convey an emotional message. When I photograph people, I capture not only their image but their very essence. My whole life basically revolves around photography because I am always capturing life around me either with a professional camera or a phone, but other than that I love watching sci-fi movies and documentaries, swimming, and listening to music.

Yves

Jollof'Appétit Food Tour Manager

Yves MUGISHA is a Relocation Specialist and Tour Operator who has received training in various fields related to Community Health and Social Welfare. In addition to this, he also owns a company that assists foreigners coming to Rwanda and East Africa. His company helps immigrants and tourists access essential items required to live a comfortable and enjoyable daily life. Yves is a welcoming, sociable, teachable, and diligent man. He is fluent in four languages: Kinyarwanda, French, English, and Swahili. He is a careful driver and loves live music.

Meet Ola

Ola wears many hats, each more beautiful than the last. And if the phrase, “if you can dream it, you can do it” were a person it would be her.

Architect | Creative Director | Mentor | Author | Wife | Mother

Ola Morin-Muhammed has pushed the limits on what it means to be a successful Multidisciplinary Creativepreneur.

Over the years Ola has built multiple empires starting with; IJORERE The Invitation, Inc. - A luxury invitation and design company, Yellow Bliss Co. - A party in a box service, Jollof'Appétit - The 1st ever walking food tour service in Kigali. Rwanda and arguably her tastiest! And recently acquired Living In Kigali - A local digital media Co.

With her laser-focused vision and natural ability to turn imagination into reality Ola has over the years garnered accolades in the media, including the likes of NBC News, The Knot, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, She Leads Africa, Essence Magazine, Brides, BellaNaija Weddings, and more.

She also has designed for celebrities; a few mention-worthy are NBA superstar player; Lebron James, recording music artist; J.Cole, Louis Carr of BET, & David Tutera, Celebrity Wedding Planner.

Ola says her life story is ever shaped by culture, geography, and a God-given eye for unique designs. Her burgeoning enterprise results from a directed path, a drive to see her creative vision brought to life, and the realization that limits are often an illusion.