Dayo Adebawo is an Oregon native and is currently a Junior International Studies major with a concentration in International Development. She is the current Vice President of the AUC Japan Club, one of the Co-Social Chairs for Spelman Speech and Debate, and a Resident Advisor for the 2021-2022 school year at Spelman College. In her free time, she enjoys reading, sewing, drawing, and generally anything that lets her work with her hands. As a Black business owner herself, she understands the importance of supporting, and promoting Black businesses both locally, nationally, and internationally. Along with her partner Aisha Deolu-Sobogun she participated in the Spelman “Spelentrepreneur” 10 day Pitch Competition and took home third place for their business model and product, Black Bazaar.
Black Bazaar is an app that bridges the gap between Black businesses and consumers and allows them to connect on a single platform. The app will list Black-owned businesses near the user in different categories. Black Bazaar will not only alert the user of Black businesses around them, but will also recommend businesses that fit their needs based on your past searches. Black Bazaar helps Black business owners by connecting them to a potentially big audience and clientele base.