1000 Voices

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±42 min episodes every 1 week, 5 days  | 
1000 African Voices is more than just a podcast. It is a project aimed at breaking down the boundaries that divide us as a people. The boundaries that divide our beautiful continent of Africa.

Over the coming years we will do this by collecting and sharing stories from all parts of Africa. Stories from our sisters in Ghana, our brothers in Nigeria, our uncles in Namibia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. From Malawi to Cameroon, Ethiopia to Libya, Cairo to Harare we will connect with as many people as we can. Our aim is to record and publish 1000 African Voices. So we invite all fellow Africans on the continent and in the diaspora to be part of the Kuungana Africa Project.

Kuungana is a Swahili word for connect. Our task is to connect with the 1 billion inhabitants of our beautiful continent

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Job Mwaura, Kenyan Teaching Assistant and a PhD student of Media Studies at Wits University.

This week’s Episode features Job Mwaura, Kenyan PhD Student at Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a Teaching Assistant and a PhD student of Media Studies at Wits University. His current role includes teaching and researching on digital Media in Africa and to perform other administrative in my department.

He has won several awards such as the Postgraduate Merit Award at Wits University and he is also a Next Generation of Social Science Researchers (SSRC) fellow. Previously, he taught Journalism, and Public Relations at Moi University and worked as a Media Researcher at European Research Council and NCIC-Kenya. He has authored and co-authored several peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters conference papers and other research papers and reports. He is passionate about music and loves to travel.

Twitter – @jobmwaura

Patrick Fynn, Country Ambassador for Youth Opportunities

This week’s Episode features Patrick Fynn, Country Ambassador for Youth Opportunities, HELEH Africa – Spirited Africa Health Intern of the Year, “Discovery of the Year” Nominee at the 2017 Africa Youth Awards, Author and Medical Practitioner and Team Lead, Stand Out Care.

In this episode Patrick talks about his book, You Are On Your Own, the awards he has received as an author. We talk about his blog, Patrickfynn.com, his work with Stand Out Care and as always, we delve into the cultural landscape of Accra, Ghana and West Africa.

Facebook – Patrick Fynn; Twitter – @patrickfynn; Instagram – @patrickfynn; http://www.patrickfynn.com

Emmanuel Yegon from Nairobi, Kenya.

This Episode features Emmanuel Yegon, Certified Storyteller, Journalist, Digital Media Consultant, Youth Advocate, Independent Photographer and Brand Marketer.
Emmanuel Yegon is an all-around communicator who is passionate about photography, poetry, broadcast journalism and digital strategy. He has worked with top media brands in Kenya and garnered a wealth of experience. He has extensive knowledge of Social Media landscapes, networks and toolsets. He is committed to growth in the field of communication and best practice of journalism. (Source – https://yegonemmanuel.com/about-me/)
You can find Emmanuel by following him on;

Anael Bodwell, Performance Auditor, Change Maker, Queen’s Young Leaders Award Winner, Co-founder Youth Action Movement

This Episode Features Anael Bodwell, Performance Auditor, Change Maker, Queen’s Young Leaders Award Winner, Co-founder of Youth Action Movement (YAM). Anael currently works full-time at the Office of the Auditor General in Seychelles as a Performance Auditor. She is the co-founder of the Youth Action Movement (YAM), the first and only youth NGO dealing with sexual and reproductive health issues in Seychelles. She was a nominee for the CEPS Volunteer Award in Seychelles and globally, nominated for the 120 young people under 30 working in the area of Family Planning.
In this episode, Anael talks about life on the 115 Islands of the Seychelles,the effects of Climate Change on Island nations and gives us an educational on the history and geography of the country. We talk about what she has seen from travelling to other African countries. Why does she want to visit Kigali? What’s life like when you live on an Island nation of 95000 people? What exactly is Island hopping? Press play to find out.
@anaelbodwell on Twitter

Marjo Lagah-Bona

Marjo Lagah-Bona is a Sierra Leonean-American dancer and choreographer who combines dance from across the continent. She is the founder and CEO of Cocorobics Workshop.

She has been performing African inspired dance moves worldwide for over ten years and has worked with Emerson, Davido, Wizkid, Mumtaz, Big Joe, Friday the Cellphone Man, Timaya and Olamide, among others. In 2014, she featured as a lead dancer in Davido’s ‘Naughty Video’ and she also performed live with Wizkid in the USA. She has performed live with Olamide in the US.
You can connect with Marjo Lagah-Bona on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Chocolaterose91
Instagram – cocolateluv; Twitter – @MarjoBona; https://www.cocorobicsentertainment.com/
#1000africanvoices #sierraleone

Anisa Mazimpaka

As Rwanda marks 25 years since the genocide, we speak to one of her displaced daughters. After moving to South Africa in 1996 as a refugee, Anisa is now a social justice activist and advocate of the #feesmustfall movement which saw institutions of higher learning grinding to a halt as students demanded reform on tuition fees.
In this episode she talks about the impact of having been born a the height of the genocide, we explore her views on challenges with political leadership on the continent, the need for educational reform and the reasons for her participation in a reality show on the South African Broadcasting Corporation TV Channel SABC 1, One Day Leader.

Instagram @anisamazimpaka ; Twitter @anisa_mazimpaka
#DaughteroftheSoil #1000africanvoices #rwanda #feesmustfall

More details including the picture are on the programme's website (www.1000africanvoices.com).

Warren Masemola , Multi Award winning South African Actor

The week’s episode features Warren Masemola, a multi award winning South African actor, who is the gunslinger in the movie Five Fingers for Marseilles, an armed robber in the thrilling iNumber Number and a warlord in the play When Swallows Cry, which earned him a Best Actor nomination in the Naledi Theatre Awards.

Warren has been in numerous TV productions including Ses’Top La, Saints and Sinners, Scandal, Intersexions, Ayeye and Ring of Lies. He won the Best Actor award in the South African Film and Television Awards for playing MaFred in SABC 1’s drama series, Tjovitjo.

In this episode we talk about religion, eating rats and worms on his travels, his preferred roles and why he doesn’t grow any hair at all.

Twitter and Instagram – @warrenmasemola
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/warren.masemola?ref=br_rs

Vickie Remoe from Sierra Leone, a writer, TV Producer and MD.

Vickie currently lives in Ghana and travels between Accra and Freetown, Sierra Leone often. She describes her TV show, The Vickie Remoe Show as a cross between ‘The Oprah Show’ and Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ with a clear and direct focus on African business and travel. She is the Managing Director at VRC Marketing Company. Ms. Remoe holds a B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College and an M.S. Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University. We talk poetry, work, music and touch on the history of her country of birth.

You can connect with Vickie on;

Instagram – vickieremoe; Twitter – @vickieremoe;


Shalom Nyandiko-Joseph

This Episode features young Ms. Shalom Nyandiko-Joseph from Secunda, South Africa. She is of Kenyan parents and has lived in Botswana where she was born. She has also spent time in the UK and visited Morocco and Wales. Did we mention she is still just 13. In this episode we talk about Shalom’s hopes and dreams. She takes us through the process she follows when she has an audition, what it meant to share a platform with an actor from Game of Thrones. She speaks Kiswahili, English and Afrikaans and has had to learn different African accents for different roles.
Press play and stick around to hear her sing Calum Scott’s You are the reason. Shalom also enjoys watching Friends and the Big Bang Theory. From time to time she posts on instagram – @shalom.05

Billy Selekane, Inspirational Speaker, Executive Coach, Author, Producer and Founder and President.

Billy is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Intelligent Edge Consulting, he also leads the Billy Selekane International Group as its Founder and Chief Inspirational Officer. Recently, Billy founded Global Conference TV.
In this episode Billy talks to us about his entrepreneurial spirit, he gives advice on how to fail, fail and fail again until you succeed. We go through a brief history of the South African apartheid regime and talk about the reason he wrote his book and the 6000 books he has read.
Facebook – Billy Selakane
Twitter – @BillySelekane

Mark Angel

Mark Angel, the man behind the Mark Angel Comedy YouTube Channel that has introduced the world to characters like Success and Emanuella and among others talks to us about what it takes to produce a comedy skit. Is there a formula to producing funny content? Where did it all start and why?
Mark is a Nigerian YouTube celebrity and comedian. He was born and raised in Port Harcourt, River State Nigeria.
Twitter – @markangelcomedy or
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/markangelcomedy/

Prince Akpah, Founder & Managing Director, Avance Media and President of Africa Youth Awards.

Prince Akpah is a blogger, volunteer, online publisher, documentary producer and a Social Entrepreneur. As the MD of Avance Media he represents the company’s numerous projects across the continent notably, Ghana Social Media Rankings, Most Influential Young Ghanaian, Most Influential Young South African, Most Influential Young Nigerian, Most Influential Young Kenyan etc.
He is a member of the Accra Hub of Global Shaper Community of the World Economic Forum and was named by the British Council Ghana as an Active Citizen in 2016.
He currently serves as the President of Africa Youth Awards.
You can connect with Prince through the following Socia Media links;
Twitter – @princeakpah
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/akpahprince

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