Black Livity China is honoured to count these outstanding people amongst those who brought this site to life.

Celia Kayo

General Advisor, Black Livity China

Celia is a recent graduate from the Peking University School of International Studies, where she earned a Bachelor of Laws with a major in International Political Economics. Her academic and professional interests couldn’t be better suited to her character. She is the first of five children born to her Chinese mother and Burundian father. Unlike many cross-cultural children, Celia is fully immersed in both cultures and identifies equally with Burundi and China.


Whilst at Peking University, Celia tapped into her international background and served as a community leader of several activities. For the 2015-2016 academic year she was the President of the Peking University African Students Association (PUASA). A firm advocate in Pan-African development, she continued to work for PUASA as the Newsletter Editor in the following academic year.


Through a life-time of international exposure she is bilingual in Mandarin and English, and speaks Kirundi fluently. She has taught English to multiple students and hosted English TV channels for Startimes Media.


Celia is continuing her academic pursuits through her current enrollment at the Beijing-based University of International Business and Economics (UIBE). Soon she will hold a Masters of International Business from UIBE and intends to transfer her knowledge to the private sector.

Bénédicte Kinkolo

General Advisor, Black Livity China

Bénédicte is a recent graduate from Peking University and Sciences-Po Paris, she holds a Master’s degree in Economic Development and a Master’s of Law. Although French and Congolese, she’s called home New York, London, and Seoul, amidst a few cities. She has recently moved back to Paris after one year living in Beijing but she is already looking to come back to China, this time not to study but to work.


Her interests surround economic development, China-Africa relations and energy issues. Although 22, she has had experiences working for large multi-national energy companies, international organizations as well as small NGOs in Asia and in Europe.


A story-teller in her spare time, Bénédicte holds a website where she recounts stories from her travels through photographs.


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Emmanuel N Kyeyune

Technical Advisor, Black Livity China

Emmanuel is a Ugandan software developer who’s lived, studied and worked in Beijing for nearly a decade.


He obtained his BEng in Communications Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology and his MEng in Information Systems from Beihang University. He’s worked in various roles for a number of tech start-ups that span multiple industries.


When he is not spending most of his time going through movie lists trying to become a film connoisseur, he can be found either sleeping, deep diving on Wikipedia or hanging out with good people who like to eat.


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Saron Tamerat

Public Relations Officer, Black Livity China

Saron Tamerat is a senior at South China University of Technology where she is earning her Bachelors in Economics. Sh eis currently the President of the African Student Association and previously served as vice. A self-proclaimed book worm, wonderer, and tinkerer; she has also worked with Save the Children International and Africa-Guangdong Business Association.

Jasmine Meriwether

Guest writer

I attended MTSU where I attained my B.S. in Electronic Mass Communication: TV & Radio.

“Writing is the skill of transferring thoughts into words.”

Yolanda Ajak
Guest Writer

With a Hons. BA in International Political Economy and Indigenous Studies Yolanda Ajak spent several years building her career in the non-profit sector in Canada before relocating to Beijing in 2015. With an interest in Social Media and content writing Yolanda enjoys writing poetry, personal development pieces and covering events in Beijing. A natural rising talent in the field of Communications, Yolanda is also an aspiring photographer. She also has a creative blog with a multicultural twist that intersects travel photography and stories with a mix of poetry and self development.

Chika Mora
Guest Writer

Chika Mora is a Nigeria-American educator and entrepreneur. After her two-year fellowship lecturing at China Foreign Affairs University, she returned to her work as an early childhood educator. Her creative spirit and love for business led her to start What’s Good Beijing? an events and visual media platform. Since its start in 2017 she has dedicated herself to expanding people’s view of what is possible in Beijing by showing them all the amazing things that are already happening! Get in touch on WeChat, ID: ChikaMora