Africa Yoon

Africa Yoon

Author, CEO, Blackyoonicorn

Africa Yoon is an author, television host and celebrated activist known for working with young people on issues from education, poverty eradication, racism, at risk youth, obesity, bullying, sexual health and sport. She was awarded the Golden Graal humanitarian prize in Rome for using film and television to educate about HIV/AIDS and named one of the Top 40 Youth Activists in the world by MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation in her late teens. She has spoken around the world including the United Nations and is recognized for ending her speeches in song and dance. A graduate of New York University / Tisch School of the Arts, Mrs. Yoon bridges culture, activism and entertainment in all her projects.

Born into a family of diplomats including an Olympian turned United Nations ambassador father, and activist mother, she is currently the CEO of Blackyoonicorn, a cultural entertainment company that produces and promotes her writing and animation projects as well sells merchandise associated with each release. With a passion for Korean food and health, she runs the popular “Korean Cooking Friends” Facebook Group and developed a cooking app by the same name. Mrs. Yoon lives in Oahu, Hawaii with her husband and children and splits her time in Busan, South Korea and Yaound√© Cameroon.