Established in Los Angeles by social entrepreneurs Samuel Desalu and Cedric Idudu. Afrika Fifty6 is a non-profit organization that fuses together fashion, art and music to promote awareness and bring better living conditions to the children of Africa.
With the mission to assist all fifty-six countries of Africa, the organization sets a goal for each collaboration and event to benefit a different country each time. Initial projects included a large benefit concert titled For Our Girls which raised awareness and funds to aid the families of kidnapped Nigerian school girls; a capsule collection with artist Ron Bass and more.
Sam Desalu’s Bio: As a well seasoned and established stylist, Sam has worked with some of today’s well known celebrities and athletes. As founder of Afrika Fifty6 and a Nigerian native, he holds a deep passion for helping the less fortunate in Africa. Sam’s background primarily focuses on the arts which he plans to utilize to promote awareness and raise funds. His main goal is to promote and assist with the overall lifestyle of the less fortunate in all 56 countries of Africa.
Cedric Idudu’s Bio: During his studies at Morehouse College, Cedric Idudu became heavily involved in community service in some of the most impoverished areas in metro Atlanta. He grew a fond passion to give back and facilitate community service events partnering with local shelters and charities. After graduating from Morehouse in 2008, he joined a IT consulting company where he led the involvement for his company to partner with Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House Charity, and the Atlanta Children’s Shelter. Cedric Idudu is passionate about community service and helping nonprofits succeed. Cedric has worked with some of the biggest and most respected nonprofits in the U.S., including Hosea Feed the Hungry, The Nature Conservancy, & Meals on Wheels Association of America. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, understanding, and experiencing firsthand the harsh conditions throughout Africa; he is aware of the need to give back. Cedric is co-founder of Afrika Fifty6, a non profit organization which main focus is to provide impoverished areas in Africa with the day to day essentials for a healthier lifestyle. In order to achieve this, Cedric will use the expression of art, fashion, and music to build awareness on a more granular scale.