Career Highlights

Combining a 7 year career as an entrepreneur and activist, Yann was able to reach many goals and achievements in his projects and line of work. Here are just a few below.

.Awarded Creative Entrepreneur of the year by the JCI (Youth Chamber of Commerce Abidjan) Award for Sunbird Enterprises and its 5 creative sub-brands.
.Creator of the first centre for mental wellness children’s center in central Ivory Coast 2020.
.His OYOMIFAI educational programme creating groundbreaking results (partner schools leading the way in their regions with highest 11plus results / above national average.)
.Ambassador for ASE Mali Orphanage.
.Spokesperson for the Afrokanist Magazine’s ‘Mind your Mind’ Men’s Mental Health Campaign 2019.
.Advocacy for representation of migrant communities within educational systems (Austria).
.Winner of The Oxford Afroshow Fashion/catwalk 2016.

In 2018 Yann was awarded young creative of the year by the youth chamber of commerce Ivory Coast West Africa for the diversity of his enterprises and his sheer ability in pioneering and progressing so many creative concepts under one company.Yann was head hunted by a French publishing house and was offered a publishing deal in over 24 French speaking countries.

Yann is the author of the OYOMIFAI (I am Happy) educational plan deployed over four West African countries (an educational programme based on Positive psychology, Gestion Mentale Educational approach).
Results 1: Yann’s educational plan created 65% – 70% increase in academic attainment for vulnerable and SEN students during political unrest.
Results 2: 100% of all the vulnerable students who took part in the OYOMIFAI – I am Happy Project graduated to high school over 3 years. A phenomenal success from the previous 25%.

Results 3: 5 students in Senegal fast tracked to the 11+ and passing as a result of the OYOMIFAI Programme.
African activist for child empowerment – Named ASE Mali orphanage Ambassador.
Publisher – Founder of SunBird Journal Publishing – Author workshop and education. Mentoring and coaching.

Written Childhood is Eternal
Raising awareness of childhood abuse practices in the 21st century. Winning the long list in the Rubery Book Awards 2017.

First winner of the Oxford Roots Afroshow (Fashion show) Award for ‘outstanding collection designs and concepts’. A great win for his clothing label SunBird Wear (instagram – @sunbirdwear).