Peace hyde


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Peace Hyde is a British Ghanaian education activist, media entrepreneur and motivational speaker. She is the founder of Aim Higher Africa, a non-profit organization. She is also the Head of digital media and partnerships and West African correspondent for leading business magazine Forbes Africa.

Hyde was born and raised in London, where she lived until 2015, before she relocated to Ghana. During her early years in London, she briefly practiced as a child psychologist before embarking on a career as a science teacher specializing in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

A first class graduate of psychology from Middlesex University she found the time to acquire two masters, an MA in Communication and digital media and Masters in Journalism from the London school of Journalism.

Peace Hyde,Image source: Instagram
Peace Hyde,Image source: Instagram


In 2018, she was shortlisted among 200 leaders as part of the Obama Foundation Africa Leaders program and in 2019, was awarded the African Social Impact award at the House of Parliament, House of Commons in the UK.

The Africa most celebrated TV personality is recognized for her talent and skill in broadcasting which has enabled her to work with top brands like EIB, Forbes and others.

Recently, she won the Africa Achievers  award, as well as  Obama Foundation Leaders Africa Fellowship.

She reportedly came into the media limelight in 2013, and at her age, has continued to shine in making her work recognized in Ghana, Africa and the world at large.

Women of Rubies Celebrates you, Peace Hyde!


The inspirational show hosted by Hyde, who’s Forbes Africa’s Head of Digital Media and Partnership, is set to air with a new partner, Nigerian manufacturing conglomerate, BUA Group.

The first season of the show featured ground breaking interviews from some of the most successful women in business across Africa including South Africa’s richest woman, Wendy Appelbaum, South Africa’s former public attorney, Thuli Madonsela and Ghanaian former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings.

The show looks at the incredible journey of successful female game changers and how they managed to rise to the top of their business empires or industries often overcoming incredible obstacles, Against all Odds.

The new season promises the same exceptional line up of trailblazing women. The show will broadcast on CNBC Africa channel 410.




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The African Achievers Awards, founded in 2010, was designed to inspire achievement, and address the misconceptions of a non-achieving society, and replace those views with accolades from those who are actively and independently contributing greatly towards developing a prosperous and more fruitful Social environment bringing about solidarity and community spirit.

The 9th Edition of the prestigious Awards was held at the House of Commons, House of Parliament, United Kingdom on July 11th, 2019 with a lecture series under the theme: “Initiating Diaspora Investments for a Diversified African Economy”

Honoring and celebrating the game changers on the African continent, past honorees of the African Achievers Awards have included Arch. Bishop Desmond Tutu; Nelson Mandela Foundation; H.E. Jakaya Kikwete former President Republic of Tanzania; Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation; Kofi Annan Foundation; Justina Mutale Foundation; Dr. Justina Mutale, The African Development Bank (AFDB) General and others.

Joining the illustrious list of change agents this year was Peace Hyde, the 2018 Obama Foundation Africa Leader and founder of Education Non-profit Aim Higher Africa. Receiving the award under the African Social Impact Category, Peace Hyde was honored for her transformative and leadership role in helping African youths achieve their fullest potential through education and entrepreneurship development.

Her Aim Higher Africa Skills Acquisition Centre in the Nigerian Tech Hub of Yaba has so far provided training to thousands of unemployed youths equipping them with skills ranging from Design Thinking, Fashion, Social Media, Entrepreneurship development while providing startup funding as well.

The non-profit Initiative has previously empowered some 4000 grassroots entrepreneurs and helped them to scale their businesses thereby providing employment opportunities for unemployed youths in impoverished communities across Ghana and Nigeria. The African Achievers Awards has consistently honored great Africans in Leadership, Young Achievers, Community Builders to Captains of Industries across the continent.

British Ghanaian Media personality, Peace Hyde over the weekend inspired a room of young female entrepreneurs at the annual Essence Festival held in New Orleans Louisiana.

The inspirational founder of education non-profit Aim Higher Africa joined the group of millennial businesswomen including entrepreneur and TV personality Vanessa Simmons, entrepreneur and author Karen Civil, founder and CEO of curlBOX, Myleik Teele and artist, author and entrepreneur MC Lyte.

Thousands of young women gathered last weekend at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island to witness the maiden edition of Linda Ikeji’s self-made conference an off-shoot of the “I’d rather be self made” project. The event, which targeted aspiring and established female entrepreneurs, was organized by Africa’s famous blogger, Linda Ikeji.

Addressing over 2000 young women during her opening speech, Linda Ikeji stressed on the importance for older and accomplished women to share their stories, experience and lessons learned on their journey with those who are on their way up. This, she added, will give a boost to young people’s choice of career while helping them work towards their goal.

Speakers at the event include, founder Flying Doctors Nigeria, Dr. Ola Brown, On-Air personality and comedian Omotunde Adebowale David (Lolo 1 of Wazobia), filmmaker, television and video director, Kemi Adetiba, Nollywood actress and producer, Omoni Oboli, IT professional Foluso Gbadamosi, TV personality and media entrepreneur, Peace Hyde, founder House of Tara, Tara Fela Durotoye and former Lagos State Police Command, Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus.

The speakers were generous in the way they shared their experiences and charged up the women to dream big, plan wisely and be assertive in taking opportunities. They charged the young women to accept themselves the way they are, building on their various personalities.

While some shared lessons they had learnt on their journey to the top, encouraging these aspiring entrepreneurs to focus on the trade and not the tricks of the trade, other speakers encouraged all to live purposefully and ensure they empower themselves because within each one of them is the capability and the talent needed for success.

Against The Odds With Peace Hyde”
Forbes Woman Africa, the continent’s first-ever women’s interest magazine from the highly successful FORBES stable, launches its very first television show through FORBES AFRICA TV, in partnership with Ecobank.

On Friday, April 28, Forbes Woman Africa’s Against the Odds with Peace Hyde will premieres on CNBC Africa, adding another thought-provoking and inspirational lifestyle show to their arsenal. The show will feature women who are trailblazers in their respective fields of business and who inspire younger women to be bold and break boundaries, contributing to the narrative of growing female power on the African continent.

FORBES WOMAN AFRICA has teamed up with leading Pan African bank, Ecobank to launch the 12-part series celebrating the achievement of exceptional women in business.

Award-winning presenter and journalist, Peace Hyde, joins Editor of FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, Methil Renuka, in the premiere episode to discuss the vision behind the series.

Commenting on the importance of having a strong platform like FORBES WOMAN AFRICA translated from a print to a television platform Renuka noted: “Why only talk about the glass ceiling when you have ceiling-crashers who have done it all and can show the way. They may be very few, but they have had significant successes and a discerning show like this will be lessons from those who made it, to those who would like to scale those same heights and more, very much in line with FORBES WOMAN AFRICA’s own rich content philosophy.”

“The essence of the show is to really celebrate exceptional women. It’s about women who have tapped into their courage and persistence, and chosen to keep going in spite of all the hurdles. I think that in order for you to do that you need to have a very strong understanding of your purpose,” explains Peace Hyde.

“Against the Odds with Peace Hyde” premieres on CNBC Africa, Canal Plus Channel 171, DStv Channel 410 and StarTimes Channel 309 later this year.