Khadijah Aja Tambajang
Founder, Lead Consultant, & Publisher
MakalliMatta Consulting & NewDay Newspaper
Khadijah is a global communications and entrepreneurial role model for young African women. She is also a women & girls’ social activist, effectively contributing to shaping the world gender agenda for social equity. Being French born, Gambia and U.S raised gives her an extensive and colorful outlook on life. Khadijah has a Public Relations / Africana Studies first degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Masters in Global Communications from the Institute Supérieure de Communication et Publicité (L'ISCOM) in Paris. She is a former member of Gambia Investment Brand counsel, a re-brand Gambia initiative spearheaded by the Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GEIPA).
Khadijah has worked in the U.S, Senegal, France and Nigeria and understands the importance of communications in selling Brand Africa. In 2018, she was one of 50 experts selected by Africa Communications Week as one of the leading Africa-based communication experts making a difference on the continent. Her contribution was sought for their Africa Communications Leadership Report 2018, on the role the communication profession has to play in advancing and influencing narratives about Africa that will have a transformative effect on the continent.
Khadijah is Principal & Co-Founder of Momentum Africa, a communication consultancy firm specializing in strategic communication across Africa. She is also co-owner of Gambian newspaper, NewDay.
Fun fact: I dream of having the life of Ina Garten, Food Network’s ‘Barefoot Contessa.’