Our history, our team and much more.

SAYASPORA is a platform for young African women worldwide.

As an African women-led and bilingual organization founded in 2015 in Montréal, Canada, we strongly believe in the power of representation as tool for social change and inspiration.

Therefore, through our events and online content, we hope to foster a place where African youth living in the diaspora can lead, be inspired, affirm their voice and find community.

Aujourd’hui Sayaspora c’est un réseau de plus de 19 000 personnes en ligne. C’est une audience majoritairement féminine et jeune (18-34 ans). C’est une plateforme médiatique suivie sur tous les continents, dans plusieurs villes clés, aussi bien à Montréal, qu’à Paris, ou encore Bamako.


5 women founded Sayaspora : Djamilla Toure, Rydia Sesay, Aurore Iradukunda, Shana Musimbe, and Dorra Bannouri. Together, they laid the foundations for Sayaspora and allowed many young women around the world to freely occupy online and offline spaces to express their truths. Sayaspora began as a blog and then evolved into a movement that transcends established borders and allows many young women to shine through their expertise.

As an organisation created, thought and led by African women living in Canada and working to improve their communities, SAYASPORA’s mission is to promote women’s solidarity across borders. Women changemakers.

our team


It is with great pleasure that we announce that SAYASPORA has obtained a grant from the Department of Canadian Heritage for our project: RENFORCEMENT 360. RENFORCEMENT 360 consists in strengthening SAYASPORA’s capacity to act.

Indeed, through the recruitment of new volunteers, trainings for our team, the expansion of our network, as well as the development of a funding and communication strategy, this project supports us in achieving our goal: Becoming a platform that amplifies the voices of young women from the African Diaspora.