In 2015, the Center for African Studies launched the Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie African Business and Entrepreneurship Lecture Series. This annual lecture is co-sponsored by the Harvard Center for African Studies and the Africa Business Club at Harvard Business School and is generously supported by Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie.
Both loyal alumni and strong supporters of the Center, the Belo-Osagies serve on the Global Advisory Council of the Office of President of Harvard University, as well as members of the Harvard University Center for African Studies Africa Advisory Board. Mr. Hakeem Belo-Osagie (MBA ’80) has been recognized by Forbes for his work as chairman of Etisalat Nigeria, one of the country’s largest telecommunications providers. Mrs. Myma Belo-Osagie (LL.M ’78) serves as Senior Partner at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, a full-service law firm headquartered in Lagos.
The 2nd Annual Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie African Business and Entrepreneurship Lecture Series took place May 31, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. As a part of the official opening of the Harvard CAS Africa Office, the Lecture also featured an "African Identities" art exhibition, curated by !Kauru African Contemporary Art.