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HuffPost Women Honors Denise Mobolaji Ajayi Williams for Women’s History Month

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Black Enterprise Magazine Features: Founder & Author, Denise Mobolaji Ajayi Williams

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Opportunity Lives Honors Founders of

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“ gives women a platform to tell their personal stories and help others in the process,” Williams told Opportunity Lives. “Our goal is to redefine the word ‘feminist’ as Millennial women.” By: Carrie Sheffield Journalist for Forbes, Fox News, and Opportunity Lives

Posted by Working-Moms on Thursday, July 2, 2015

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 NAACP Honors Author of Akiti The Hunter Bolaji Ajayi 

July 2015 NAACP 105th Anniversary – Author Pavillon, in Philadelphia, PA

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Harvard University Coop, welcomes Author: Bolaji Ajayi for Story time

Harvard Coop Storytime May 2015
Akin The Hunter, Author was invited for an Exciting Story Time in Harvard Square – Cambridge, MAS


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Mar 2015: Library of Congress, Washington D.C. , Gala

  1. Reports: Global Women Champion – Award Winners
  2. Malawi24 Reports: Malawi ex leader, Joyce Banda to deliver a keynote address at Global Women gala 
  3. The Maravi Post: Former President Joyce Banda slated to give keynote speech at “International Women’s Day” 
  4. Africa View Point Journal: Connecting for Women Empower , GC4W celebrates International Women’s Day in Washington DC
  5. 2015: : Africa’s 2nd Woman President, Dr. Joyce Banda, To Keynote GC4W’s International Women’s Day Gala 
  6. 2015: 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Awards 
  7. 2013: : By recognizing these distinguished women leaders on such a momentous occasion as International Women’s Day, GC4W foundation hopes to not only bring attention to the key contributions these women are making to communities around the world – but also unearth that there exists ample opportunity for better advancements and equality for women.
  8. 2012: ABC7 News Special: The Road to Recovery from the 99%


Mar 2015

Jiggy Jaguar Radio- Interview
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Radio Interview: Jiggy Jaguar Radio Show

Feb 2015 : International Review, London’s own Author Ramp 

AKITI THE HUNTER the 1st African Super Hero Children’s Book



Feb 2015  Book Signing Tour : Silicon Valley , Tri Valey Area, East Bay, Marin,Solano County



Marine Mommies: Black History Month Storytime with author Bolaji Ajayi


The Guardsmen Reports: Anthony Mata City College illustrator on the rise with release of new Children’s Book.

5_Culture_Anthony_Mata_Dangond-7WEBThere are a few pitfalls to being talented and creative, and City College student Anthony Mata, who illustrated the recently released children’s book “Akiti the Hunter”, is well versed with the problems that can arise for an up and coming artist.

“I run into so many people who pitch ideas that never come through,” said Mata. “They disappear before it starts. I try to encourage them, a lot of these people are friends, but they don’t have the initiative to finish. I don’t get angry at them, just disappointed. I used to get angry when I was younger, but now accept it as what it is.”
Read More… Reports: Black History month Story time with author Bolaji Ajayi

Barnes & Noble Corte Madera will host local author Denise Mobolaji Ajayi Williams, author of Akiti the Hunter, for their Black History Month on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10 a.m. Akiti’s story is derived from African Folklore passed down from generation to generation, and is retold by the author. This book is the first time this character has ever been presented to the world in cartoon form, to reach younger generation and present a super hero many children of color can relate to. The storytime will also feature I Am Rosa Parks and I Am Jackie Robinson, two books from author Brad Meltzer’s picture-book biography series with the inspiring message “we can all be heroes.” Each book in the series tells the story of an American icon and focuses on a character trait that made that role model heroic. Children will enjoy the charming illustrations by Christopher Eliopoulos, and play with special activity sheets as I Am Rosa Parks and I Am Jackie Robinson are read aloud. Attendees are encouraged to share Storytime photographs on social media venues using the hashtag #BNStorytime.

In Aug 2015, D.M.A.W was Better Skin Challenge winner! Sponsored by Maybelline New York. 



Maybelline New York Tweet is a media contact with The Academy of Art, The Oscars since 2013. In 2014, founder D.M.A.W was featured no the Red Carpet Monitor, alongside John Legend & his beautiful wife Christine Tiegen.

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In September 2015 United Nation Youth Assembly mentioned D.M.A.W on The Huffington Post , as a Youth among others challenging the status quo and creating children superhero to promote Diversity  in literature for childhood classroom readers, and owning and operating 

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Oakland Post Article- Akiti the Hunter
In celebration of Black History Month, author Denise Ajayi-Williams is kicking off her Bay Area book tour of “Akiti the Hunter,” the book adapted from a West African folktale that chronicles the heroic battle of an African warrior.


Oakland Post Reports: Author Denise Ajayi-Williams Kicks Off Book Tour of “Akiti the Hunter,” African Super Hero

“In 2015, we will pay respects to our forefathers who have paved the way for our generation to embrace freedom and in doing so, it is our responsibility to empower our young brothers and sisters to see a world that has no limits,” said Ajayi-Williams.

Such is the story of “Akiti the Hunter.” The book introduces Black children to a super hero they can identify with.
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Jan 2015

KRON4 News Report: Storytelling and Book Signing With Bolaji Ajayi – Author of Akiti the Hunter Children’s EventChildren's Book Author Bolaji Ajayi & ABC7 News Anchor Dan Ashley

Children’s Book Author Bolaji Ajayi & ABC7 News Anchor Dan Ashley.

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Dec 2014

Broadway Books: AKITI THE HUNTER Children’s Book Now Available
“Releasing the book on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble is a huge milestone for me and my organization,” stated Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams, author of “Akiti the Hunter.” “The vision I had to create a book that inspires and uplifts children around the world is finally real. This riveting tale will finally be in the hands of children who are eager to learn, grow, and achieve.”


African Orbit Article - Book Release



African Orbit Reports: Commemorating Black History Month, author Bòláji Ajayi starts a book tour with AKITI THE HUNTER

This is the 1st of 5 series, and this book is already in talks with major networks for a conversion into an animated series. Ajayi is determined to make the NY Times Best Sellers list, and her ultimate dream, is to see children from a diverse background standing in line to add to their bookshelves stories of AKITI THE HUNTER.

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AKITI THE HUNTER Children’s Book Available for Purchase at Books Stores worldwide. 

GC4W Article -Ultimate Supermom


Ultimate Supermom Spotlight: Denise Ajayi-Williams Spreads Multicultural Message
Writer Spreads Multicultural Message t
hrough African Folktale Revival.

Denise Ajayi-Williams wanted to give her child and other children of African descent the story of a hero that “resembles a champion from their own community,” so she decided to write one of her own.

The result is Akiti the Hunter — a five-part children’sbook series that chronicles the adventures of an action hero based on African folklore.  According to traditional tales from the Yoruba tribe of West Africa, Akiti was a hunter and wrestler who boasted magical feats of strength. Williams is introducing the legend to children through her book series, and she plans to expand the brand to a children’s animated series.

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