About US African Immigrants Gist (USAIG)

US African Immigrants Gist (USAIG) is the curator of centralized community resource for African immigrants and immigrants at large in the United States. Through a lived experience, we know how  valuable is shared information needed for the survival and success of our community.

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Meet our Team


Victoria Olani-Oyaniran
Victoria Olani-Oyaniran

Victoria Olani-Oyaniran

Victoria Lara Olani’- Oyaniran grew up in Nigeria, West Africa. She migrated to the US a few months after 9/11. Most immigrants in a new country are starters, and so is Victoria. She began her journey by continuing to ask and define her purpose in the new land. Her passion in serving others led her to found US African Immigrants Gist. She holds a Master’s degree from NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.


Cliff Ward, Business Account Manager

Cliff is a  seasoned media professional with over twenty years of experience working in the Advertising/Media industry as a Media Buyer and Advertising Sales Rep (Traditional & Digital) for companies such as DMB&B, Billboard Magazine, SFM Media, Blue Marble, Agency.com/I-traffic, Vivendi Universal, Johnson Publishing Company, Harris Publications, TRACE Magazine, YRB Magazine, Community Connect Inc., Interactive One, BET, Indian Country Today Media, The Health Zone Network, Magnet Media Films, Digital Turbine and Outer Places LLC. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York.


Vicky Wambua, Writer/African Things Content Specialist

Victoria Wambua is a professional content writer and a contributor writer for USAIG. Before joining the freelancing industry, Victoria W. worked as an hotelier for 3 years and then quit to do what she loves. “I’m passionate about Africa and love blogging on topics revolving around Africa and Africans in the diaspora.” Victoria W. is an ardent believer in the next wave of Africa’s greatness. She enjoys being a part of USAIG community, and “thank USAIG for the support and for this great opportunity for introducing me to the community.”


Joseph Nwakaji, Writer & Contributor

Joseph Nwakaji is a trained content marketer for over two years, and a passionate contributor to USAIG contents. He believes in the need for a united Africa where its community is bonded by  love, loyalty, care and respect for one another. Joseph enjoys eating Egusi soup with pounded yam.
“It’s a pleasure to be a part of  USAIG community,”  says Joseph.