Edidiong is a first generation Nigerian–American with strong cultural ties that impacts the community and influences cultural awareness. Edidiong is from Houston, TX by way of Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria. Known as a “Cultural Influencer”, Edidiong has a passion for giving back to the community & for connecting cross-cultural ties within her community. She has been a supporter of the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Nigeria including assisting with the fundraising gala and co-hosting the only watch party for the BSFN Women’s Bobsled Team during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Houston, TX. With her enthusiasm to spread cultural awareness, Edidiong founded the Akwa-Ibom Young Professionals, an organization made to empower, preserve, and educate people on the unique Akwa-Ibom people and culture. In addition, she currently serves as the Networking and Logistics Director of African Fashion Week Houston, the Community Liaison for the West African Film Festival, and the Professional Networking Co-Director of the Professional Association of Young Africans. She is the Founder/CEO of E. CHRYS Enterprises, a company that focuses on specializing in a variety of services ranging from strategic planning and logistics to brand development and business management solutions. Recognized amongst the Top Rising Africans Stars Under 40 by the Professional Association of Young Africans and Who’s Who in Black Houston, Edidiong is also the host and producer of “It’s Our Time Talk Show” and co-host of “Fresh Perspective” Talk Show. The shows televises young professionals from the African Diaspora and focuses on bridging the gap between Africans and African-Americans through resources, education, history, etc. As the host, Edidiong not only educates and empowers the community but, she also promotes culture and strives to be “The Voice of Young Professionals in the African Diaspora”. Coined as “The Connector”, Edidiong is a trailblazer, a mentor, and advocate who is driven to accomplish her goal of leaving an imprint on anything she is involved in. Edidiong is a fan of the arts, sports, fashion, and enjoys serving at her church.
“Joining the BSFN Board of Directors is an honor and privilege that affords me the opportunity to be a part of a historical movement that is greater than myself and impacts people on various levels from galvanized support to pursuing a sport where athletes from African countries are historically underrepresented.”