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ReConnect Africa is a unique website and online magazine for the African professional in the Diaspora. Packed with essential information about careers, business and jobs, ReConnect Africa keeps you connected to the best of Africa.

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ImageAde Daramy

Writer, Broadcaster and Press Officer

I was educated at ……

… Sierra Leone Grammar School and Christ the King College, Bo, Sierra Leone, followed by the then-North London Polytechnic (UK).

My first job was……

… in a William Hill betting shop as a 'board man'.

What I do now is……

… Press Officer and Communications for a UK government Executive Agency

Adeyemi Olusegun Abiose Daramy: A Sierra Leonean (despite those Nigerian forenames), who attended school in Sierra Leone and the UK. I am a journalist and broadcaster with over 20 years' experience, broadcasting and writing on mainly, but not exclusively, African affairs for a number of publications including the much-missed West Africa magazine and The Guardian. I have written on politics in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Gambia, Nigeria and for 2 years edited the UK government's Cabinet Office's magazine Modernising Government Now. From 1997-2007, I edited Mano Vision African affairs magazine, due to go on-line in 2009.

I am a founder-member of the Sierra Leone Diaspora Network, which encourages the Diaspora to invest and eventually return to assist in the rebuilding of our country. I also work with several schools in Sierra Leone and use my network to bring them equipment and improved facilities.

I am a former Senior Policy Advisor to the UK Cabinet Office, advising on data protection and Freedom of Information laws.

I currently work as a Press and Communications Officer for the Insolvency Service, a UK government Executive Agency. I'm fanatical about music (all types) and sports (most but especially football – Man United fan from birth – it's a long story!).

I intend to return home in the very near future as I believe that what little I can offer is more needed there than here. I am a firm believer in Black organizations working together to uplift our whole community, wherever they may be.

What I learned along the way is……

… you learn something new everyday; some useful, some not (or so you might think, until they help you win a general knowledge quiz!).

My greatest influence has been……

… words of wisdom and encouragement from my parents.

The best advice I ever received is……

… "No two people are alike, so be yourself always; don't try and be anyone else, not even Pele!"

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