Transparency, Integrity and a commitment to service
Oumarou Idrissa from West Africa, Niger. He is the epitome of inspiration, a force to be reckon with. Afrikicks was inspired by his humble beginnings and journey through challenges that he was able to cope with by playing soccer. Rubbing shoulders with the stars through uber driving has enabled him to build relationships that have been the foundation of Afrikicks. Idrissa believes no child should lack any basic needs such as clothing, health aid, and an education. His passion to advocate for those affected by extreme has fueled the work behind Afrikicks. His passion, determination, and perseverance has brought Afrikicks to where it is at today.
" I grew up without shoes, I just want to help"
Anissa Williams holds a Bachelors Degree in Film and Television. She has crafted a name and a stellar reputation for herself as the go -to casting director for some of the most innovative and high-profile commercials, independent films, and music videos. Many times over, williams’ cast choices of then unknown actors have gone on to become highly recognizable film and television stars. She is a visionary for instinctively knowing who has the “x” factor. It is often said that in hollywood, all you have is your name and reputation... for Anissa, her name is synonymous with, creative, professional and consistent. It is this reputation that has positioned her as a power house in the entertainment industry and she remains to be the most valuable support towards the success of Afrikicks since it's inception in 2014.
Director of Development
As the Director of Developmen,Victoria Njau is the chief fundraising person who oversees the creation of publications to support fund raising activities. She handles planning and execution of strategies to meet organizational objectives. She was Miss Kenya USA 2008, a former successful banker with JP Morgan Chase bank and she is no stranger to humanitarian endeavors. During her reign, she funded numerous charity projects and together with her mother they founded Victoria Harvard Academy, an elementary school for orphans located in the village of Makutano, Lugari District. The school ceased operations after the death of her mother due to lack of proper leadership. With a passion to support the less fortune, she continues to support several humanitarian projects. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance from University of Texas Dallas.
Director of International Logistics
Ugo Ene, is a miracle child to his humanitarian parents who adopted 9 children prior to having him. Following in his parents foots steps, Ugo has an innate compassion for the needy and the underprivileged. He loves to support causes that directly affect humanity. He was on the board of Enugu State Cultural Organization of Southern California and Envision Global non profit organizations that have helped change lives in Africa. As the Director of Logistics, he is responsible for overseeing and approving shipping, distribution and travel logistics activities for the company. He holds a bachelors degree in Risk Management and Insurance. For 7years he worked for BMW before starting his own logistics firm.
"Without a doubt I am excited to partner with Afrikicks because I love to play soccer and if we can inspire young people to play sports I am all in..sports do change lives"