ABOUT IFY YVONNE
Welcome! Nice to meet you!
I'm a Nigerian-American influencer that aspires to inspire young women and men; especially those of color and African descent. I'm a pharmacist, entrepreneur, wife & mom . I graduated from Duquesne University in 2012 at the age of 24 with a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy. I have taken my passion of being a liaison between medical doctors and their patients to my social media platforms as your virtual bff!
As a first-generation Nigerian in America, I strongly hold on to my cultural roots and continue to use them as a tool to guide me in life. Growing up in a Nigerian household within the American society, I have struggled with balancing Nigerian rules and morals with American culture. Nonetheless, I view those "struggles" as a foundation for who I have become today.
After being crowned Miss Africa of Southwest Pennsylvania in 2011, I stumbled upon the blogging world with my sister and friends that really kicked off my social media presence. Then in 2014, I branched off on my own and continued to grow my audience of more than 95k YouTube subscribers with over 13.9m video views and over 45k Instagram followers.
Since I was a young girl, I have always been drawn to being a helpful hand and guiding front for young girls through their life hurdles. During my college years I joined a campus organization, Strong Women, Strong Girls, that mentored inner city Pittsburgh youth in 4th & 5th grades. I taught them about strong women throughout history and how to be strong women in times of adversity. My mission is to exemplify mastering the strength that women possess, and utilizing your mind and the resources around you to succeed in your endeavors and to live the life the way you've always imagined. Who says you have to stay in one lane in your life skills?
Aside from my professional pharmacy career, I ventured into creating my own clothing line, Nkeoma By Ivy & Livy, with my sister. My goal with this business is to celebrate the rich and vibrant culture of Africans through fashion.
For me, this is only the beginning; I hope for growth in all my projects and a continuance in being a motivation and inspiration to people all over the world!