Her straightforward and sassy voice attracted Oprah Winfrey, who selected her as part of the inaugural SuperSoul 100 list, and Shonda Rhimes, who in 2017 acquired the rights to Ajayi’s book in an effort to develop her first comedy series for cable TV.
Ajayi’s inspirational TED Talk on how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable has over 1 million views and counting. And recently, she also made headlines for co-creating blackwomeninpolitics.com, an online database of all the black women running for office in 2018.
She recently appeared on a TV show “MAKERS Money” series, who’s executive producer is Nancy Armstrong, alongside Yahoo Finance in partnership with Ellevest, featuring weekly advice for women from top female financial experts. On the show, Ajayi shared some of her personal experiences with money and why it’s important to gain and improve money management skills.