Ghanaian-Australian Lillian Ahenkan (aka Flex Mami) is a multidisciplinary millennial making waves in the Australian entertainment industry. She’s an Entrepreneur, Author (The Success Experiment), DJ, and current host of the “Flex & Froomes” show on ARN’s new multi-platform youth brand, CADA. She has also been a TV Presenter (MTV/Build Series), as well as a Model, Speaker and has also lent her hosting skills to the likes of Vodafone, VICE, MECCA, Samsung and Bumble.
In addition to this, she’s a Social Commentator, Media Influencer, and Podcaster (Overshare with Mamamia, Bobo and Flex, Whatever I Want and the Spotify exclusive (and commissioned) Flex’s Semi Factual History Lesson.
Passionate about bringing conversations surrounding identity, intersectionality and mental health to mainstream environments, she’s the CEO and Founder of conversation card game ReFlex (www.flexfactory.store) which does just that.
Her aim is to ensure everyone has the necessary tools and agency required to glow up and be their best self. Whatever that looks like for them. She frequently uses her platform to facilitate discussions on taboo topics, identity, pop culture, sexual liberation, dating and critical thinking.
She’s been featured in Vogue, i-D, Stylist, Elle, Grazia, Pedestrian TV, Daily Mail, Man Repeller in addition to being a finalist for Cosmopolitan’s Beauty Influencer of the Year 2018 and the winner of E Online’s People’s Choice Award for Influencer of The Year 2020. She was also crowned Instagram Young Entrepreneur 2020.
Flex has been championed by actress and body-positive activist Jameela Jamil as an ‘inspiration’, called the influencer we deserve, the ultimate girl crush, and the beauty icon we need right now. She’s known for her playful, thoughtful, empowering posts that are full of confident, modern wisdom and a powerful message of self-belief.