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About the Author
Charlene Fadirepo

Charlene Fadirepo is a banker, former regulator, and the founder of Guidefi, a fintech platform that connects Black women and other women of color with financial experts and wealth education courses. Charlene is a Bitcoin educator and consultant who focuses on helping women and small businesses learn about Bitcoin investing. Charlene is the co-host and creator of the Bitcoin In Nigeria Podcast, a monthly podcast that celebrates the innovators leading the Bitcoin Revolution in Nigeria.

Prior to Guidefi, Charlene led bank supervision audit teams at the Federal Reserve and was a management consultant on Wall Street.

Charlene is also a co-author of the 2021 Bitcoin policy book called Bitcoin and the American Dream.

Charlene studied Eléctrical Engineering at the University of Virginia. She also has a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. 

 As a thought leader in the fintech, Bitcoin, and angel investing space, Charlene has appeared in Time Magazine and on Good Morning America. She has also been featured in Tech Crunch and Forbes. Contact Charlene on twitter at @charfadirepo. Her personal website is

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About the Ilustrator
Faniran Opeyemi

Faniran Opeyemi is a native of Osun State, Nigeria. Faniran started his art career at the tender age of 5 years old. He is a self-taught artist and created freelance pieces throughout middle and high school. He attended college at Joseph Ayo Babatola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, Nigeria where he obtained his Bsc/Msc in Architecture. 

Artist Statement

Freelance art is my passion and I intend to use my gift to improve the world.I draw, I paint and I create. I have been interested in art and creativity all my life, I began creating at a very young age. I’m currently a freelance architect, an illustrator and a visual artist. I can be reached on Twitter @dammycriss_

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