About


I am an African! I am a proud Ghanaian with a multicultural background: born in Italy, raised in West and East Africa, studied in Washington DC and London and eventually settled in Johannesburg for 14 years! It is there that I traveled extensively on the continent, met African Leaders, had moments of pessimism, met movers and shakers, had renewed optimism, fell in love with the continent, discovered a passion for photography and film-making and best of all, birthed my beautiful son who has changed my life forever. Since, 2018 I moved back to West Africa for new exciting opportunity which also meant less time for blogging (forgive me). The Afro Optimist Blog expresses my thoughts (sometimes unconventional) on social, cultural, economic, family, lifestyle and many other issues of relevance to Africa and Africans.

You can reach me at boateng_n@hotmail.com