About Us


Who is Ivery Arie?

Ivery Arie: The Contemporary African Woman is an empowerment platform that serves to inspire African women through our own stories. We recognize the need to share our personal experiences and unique stories as it relates to the African woman to build a sisterhood and positively impact our community, abroad and at home. Through rich online content and events, our vision is to create an empowered group of women for the next generation.

Our Values

  • We promote African women empowerment in diaspora and the motherland
  • We are committed to creating a safe space where African women’s voices can be heard and we can draw inspiration
  • We are committed to delivering real and authentic content as it relates to our community

Our Team

Ivery Arie is the voice of many African women. Many of which are the contributing writers. Apply today to become a board of director.board of director.


Ivery Arie aka Ijeoma Ejimadu is a process engineer with a passion for women empowerment and writing. She is the founder of Ivery Arie: The Contemporary African Woman Blog and believes in encouraging women of African decent to better themselves through other women’s experiences.


Chinedum Ukandu is a Nigerian- American, science enthusiast, and aspiring medical doctor. I try to take my feet wherever a path can take me. Writing is a passion and I am happy to share my thoughts and experiences as I pursue my own journey as a CAW.


Chinwendu Ejimadu is a student, reader, upcoming writer, Nigerian and supposed comedian. She is a graduating senior at Prairie View A&M University studying biology and chemistry. “We are Africans not because we are born in Africa but because AFrica was born in us”.chisom

Dr. I. Chisom Unegbu is originally from Nigeria but has lived in the U.S. for much of her life. She has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington, a master’s degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Texas at Tyler and a doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas. Her dissertation is entitled “Factors Influencing Graduation of First-Time, Full-Time College Students in East Texas.”

She is a full-time college professor. She is also author of, When All the Locusts Had Eaten, a children’s book, available on Amazon. Dr. Unegbu is also a motivational speaker.

In addition to writing, she enjoys cooking, travel, reading and lives by the motto, “Feed your faith and your fears will starve.” Dr. Unegbu resides in Texas with her husband and three children.

nnennaEleje Nnenaya, born and raised in LA, igbotic blood through my veins. An IT MelaGawdess that blogs or whateva. Follow her Instagram and Snapchat @Nnennayalator. Follow her blog at nnennayalator.wordpress.com.

Stephanie-Jane is a first generation Nigerian American currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. She enjoys expressing herself through writing and consider it an act of self-care. Lover of my Christian faith, melanin, coffee and witty remarks.

tola.PNGTola is a Nigerian of Yoruba and Isoko descent, she is currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology at the University of Houston. She is very opinionated and never afraid to share her opinions, she loves to travel and hopes to one day visit every country in the world. A self-proclaimed foodie, Tola will try almost anything put in front of her. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher (The Iron Lady)

Affirmation Statement

  • I am proud of my heritage and embrace my culture; I am no longer bound by the traditional or societal definition of who I am.
  • I am a woman of strength, integrity and resilience; I cannot be broken or shaken.
  • I am a woman of elegance, confidence and ambition; There is no challenge I cannot overcome.
  • I am a woman of multiple talents, grit and beauty; I am equipped with the qualities to uplift others even on my hardest days.

Today, I have chosen to be an inspiration and positive impact to other African women around me.

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