Good People Doing Good Things.

Oliberté Ambassadors are people helping change the world for the better, setting positive examples through social innovation, responsible and ethical practices, inspiring projects or those who exemplify a proud passion for Africa and its citizens.

Kelly Potts: Pro-Surfer and Mentor

Kelly Potts is a pro surfer who chose to use her talent to inspire the next generation of young female surfers. Her women-only surfing seminars aim to establish a tight knit group to help young girls not only improve their … Continue reading

Luke & Mark Willms: Co-Founders of MBUNTU Coffee and Safaris

For Luke and Mark Willms, the African continent has been a second home. Starting with early childhood trips for their father’s HIV/AIDS research foundation, the two brothers witnessed a side of Africa few travelers experience, and they were inspired. Flash … Continue reading

Kate Black: Founder of Magnifeco.com and author of “Magnifeco: Your Head-To-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty”

Kate Black has been an authority on ethical fashion and eco-living for nearly a decade now, and she’s bringing her expertise to the public in it’s most accessible way to date. Her recent book “Magnifeco: Your Head-To-Toe Guide to Ethical … Continue reading

Toby Kriwiel: Co-founder and CEO of Matano

Toby is the co-founder and CEO of Matano, the World’s first Fair Trade certified sports apparel company. They are currently in their early funding stages, and are navigating the dual challenges of starting a business and meeting the strict regulations … Continue reading

Otto Flores: Free Surfer and Founder of Granito de Arena

We recently had the pleasure of adding a new Ambassador to our roster of forward-thinking and conscious change-makers. Otto Flores is a renowned surfer and co-founder of Granito de Arena, and he gave us a glimpse of what drives him to always … Continue reading

Nisha and Barnabe: Creators of UPLIFT

We’re excited to introduce to you Nisha and Baranabe, creators of UPLIFT: a documentary series in which they travel to the front lines of social and environmental challenges to meet the entrepreneurs and innovators working on solutions. They turned to Kickstarter to … Continue reading

Karo Akpokiere: Graphic Designer

Karo Akpokiere is a Nigerian graphic designer who’s deeply interested in using drawing to connect his interests in the written and visual aspects of popular culture with experiences and observations taken from living life. We’ve teamed up with Karo to produce a limited edition of … Continue reading

Adam Pesce: Director of Coffee at Reunion Island

Adam Pesce is the Director of Coffee at Reunion Island Coffee, an award-winning, B Corp-certified specialty roaster and wholesaler, based in southern Ontario. He is a long-standing member of the SCAA’s Sustainability Council, and along with Grounds for Health, he … Continue reading

Nana Boateng Osei, CEO of Bohten Eyewear

Nana Boateng Osei is the CEO of Bohten Eyewear, producing Eyewear sourced from reclaimed material and Made in Canada. We sat down with Nana to find out some of the ideas behind Bohten and how we can make a positive impact … Continue reading

Brolin Mawejji: Snowboarding, Uganda

Brolin’s journey began in a small town outside of Kampala, Uganda where his family of 8 dealt through the hardships of sub-Saharan Africa where for him, violence and fear were a part of everyday life. At the age of 12 … Continue reading

Anna Campbell: Kite Surfing, Kenya

Born and Raised within the vast spaces, awesome culture and wildlife of Kenya, Anna spent the much of her youth off the coast on the tiny island of LAMU. Away from the open savanna’s of home, the search for what … Continue reading

Sifiso Nhlapo: BMX Supercross, South Africa

A two-time Olympian representing his home of South Africa, Sifiso Nhlapo has persevered through hard work, injuries and dedication to earn his reputation as “SKIZO” a major contender in the world BMX Supercross circuit. His attraction to individual sports and … Continue reading

Michael Lavergne; Author of “Fixing Fashion; Changing the way we make, market and buy our clothes” and Responsible Supply Chain Consultant.

Primarily Michael Lavergne is a responsible supply chain consultant but 20 years of global brand and retail experience has led him to fulfilling project roles dealing with child labour, transparency, sustainable manufacture and SME social enterprise mentoring. Michael has just … Continue reading

Brian Byrne – Lead Singer of I Mother Earth, Co-founder of LESSONUP and The OCD Collective

Brian Byrne is a singer-songwriter who has spent over 20 years in the Canadian music industry, releasing two solo albums as well as being the frontman for I Mother Earth. His recent projects; The OCD Collective and LESSONUP, find him … Continue reading

Victory Gardens – Helping People Grow Food

Victory Gardens was launched in 2012, formed by Lisa Giroday, Sam Philips and Sandra Lopuch. They are a Vancouver-based worker co-op with a mandate to “Help You Grow Food” in places where food doesn’t already exist by building gardens in … Continue reading

Kelsey Timmerman — Author of ‘Where am I Wearing’ and Co-founder of ‘The Facing Project’

Kelsey Timmerman is the author of WHERE AM I WEARING? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes and WHERE AM I EATING? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy. His writing has appeared in publications such as the … Continue reading

Peter DiCampo — Photojournalist and Everyday Africa Co-founder

Peter DiCampo is a humanitarian photographer and co-founder of @EverydayAfrica project on Instagram, who lived for three years in Ghana as a PeaceCorps volunteer and freelance photographer. He now resides in Seattle, Washington. His projects range from “Life without Lights” … Continue reading

Xavier Vilalta — Sustainable Architect

Xavier Vilalta is not your ordinary architect–if there is such a thing. Xavier’s passion for sustainable architecture that is respectful of cultures and beneficial to communities has taken him across the world, during which he has learned from traditional African … Continue reading

Israel Dejene Male — Ethioskate

At Oliberté, we believe that the only way to continually bring pride and prosperity in Africa is if it is a joint effort by several persons, brands and partners. “Ambassadors” will feature subjects who are directly or indirectly working with … Continue reading

Tina Tangalakis — Della

At Oliberté, we believe that the only way to continually bring pride and prosperity in Africa is if it is a joint effort by several persons, brands and partners. “Ambassadors” will feature subjects who are directly or indirectly working with … Continue reading

Oliberté Mozaqa Presents: Alpine

This month, we’re excited to introduce Australian band Alpine and present the acoustic version of “Villages”, which they recorded on the road exclusively for the Mozaqa program (above). The song is rad, and this version is awesome. And of course, … Continue reading

Oliberté Mozaqa Presents: Ivan & Alyosha

This month, we’re excited to introduce American band Ivan & Alyosha and present the studio session of “Who Are You”, which they recorded exclusively for the Mozaqa program (above). The song is rad, and this version is awesome. And of … Continue reading

Tim McCollum — Madécasse

At Oliberté, we believe that the only way to continually bring pride and prosperity in Africa is if it is a joint effort by several persons, brands and partners. “Ambassadors” features subjects who are directly or indirectly working with non-profit … Continue reading

Oliberté Mozaqa Presents: Churchill

This month, we’re excited to introduce American band Churchill and present the acoustic version of “Change” they recorded exclusively for the Mozaqa program (video above. It’s a must-see). The song is rad, and this version is awesome. And of course, … Continue reading

Kohl, Stewart, and Travis — Krochet Kids international

At Oliberté, we believe that the only way to continually bring pride and prosperity in Africa is if it is a joint effort by several persons, brands and partners. “Ambassadors” features subjects who are directly or indirectly working with non-profit … Continue reading

Adam Sjöberg – Visual Storyteller

At Oliberté, we believe that the only way to continually bring pride and prosperity in Africa is if it is a joint effort by several persons, brands and partners. “Ambassadors” will feature subjects who are directly or indirectly working with … Continue reading

Oliberté Mozaqa Presents: Ain’t No Love

Toronto-based hip-hip group Ain’t No Love is made up of four members:  Saidah Conrad, Elias McBean, Roly Broere, and Liam Clarke. Few artists can say they’ve performed alongside Calvin Harris and Redman, Rockie Fresh and Steve Aoki, but Ain’t No Love would prove the exception. Flowing between … Continue reading

Oliberté Mozaqa Presents: Civil Twilight

Civil Twilight is a mystifying blend of atmospheric sounds with swirling guitars and hazy storytelling centered on the struggles and triumphs of human existence. Three parts South Africa and one part Nashville, Steven McKellar, his brother Andrew, Richard Wouters and … Continue reading

Lane Wood – Social Goodifier

At Oliberté, we believe that the only way to continually bring pride and prosperity in Africa is if it is a joint effort by several persons, brands and partners. “Ambassadors” will feature subjects who are directly or indirectly working with … Continue reading

Oliberté Mozaqa Presents: Jessica Allossery

Jessica’s musical career began on her farm in Thamesville, Ontario, starting with the piano at the young age of 6. After high school, she enrolled in Film School to pursue a new dream of documentary filmmaking, to show the world … Continue reading

Oliberté Mozaqa Presents: Fast Planet

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, the Fast Planet project is the latest installment of musical endeavors pursued by the band’s core members. The type of work can be best classified as ambient electronic pop influenced by Thom Yorke, Telefon Tel Aviv, Aphex Twin and others. Wil Deshazo, … Continue reading

Becky Straw – The Adventure Project

At Oliberté, we believe that the only way to continually bring pride and prosperity in Africa is if it is a joint effort by several persons, brands and partners. “Ambassadors” will feature subjects who are directly or indirectly working with … Continue reading