1000 Voices

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±41 min episodes every 1 week, 3 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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Niniola, Nigerian singing sensation. The artist behind the international hit song, Maradona.

Niniola was born as Niniola Apata in Lagos State, Nigeria. She came third in the MTN Project Fame competition which saw her break into the Nigerian entertainment scene with her hit single “Ibadi” in 2015 which topped many music charts both locally and internationally. Her other hit song, Maradona remains a firm favourite among her fans.
In the episode she talks about what she learned from rejection, her collaboration with South Africa’s Busiswa and how she reacted to @Timbaland comments on her Instagram page.
Twitter – @OfficialNiniola
Instagram – officialniniola

Mofe Bamuyiwa, Photographer, Dreamer, and Proud African

Bisola Mofeoluwa Bamuyiwa, is the owner of BMB studio in Lagos, Nigeria. She has studied photography all her life. She also holds a qualification in Project Management Technology from the Lagos State University. In high-school she bought her first camera, documenting school parties, and began her professional career in 2012. Recently, Mofe took a picture of a 5 year old girl, Jare, now recognized as the most beautiful girl in the world.
Instagram – mofebamuyiwa; Twitter – @mofebamuyiwa
#Nigeria #1000AfricanVoices

Zikhona Sodlaka, an award winning actor, singer and dancer from South Africa.

Zikhona Sodlaka is a South African actress best known for her starring roles in such television shows as Shooting Stars, Rhythm City, Soul City, Intsika and Montana. She is a Naledi Theater Awards Winner and the South African Film and Television Award Nominee. She has also acted in Tshatsha, Igazi, Generations and the films, The Two of Us and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom among others.
In the episode we talk about her love for long walks, music and audio books, her hairstyle and we do a deep dive on what makes her the lovable actress we have come to know.
@zikhonasodlaka on Twitter and Instagram

Franklin Saiyalel, Kenyan Stylista, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger.

Franklin Saiyalel is currently heading Kenya’s tailoring brand Kenyan Stylista. He is a motivational speaker and a fashion and lifestyle blogger.

In this episode we talk about his blogging platform called kenyanstylista that showcases his own unique style while picking out the newest fashion trends. He has established his reputation as Kenya’s leading fashion blogger and his influence among Nairobi’s young & hip crowds has turned the heads of fashion bigwigs.
You can connect with Franklin on: Twitter @kenyanStylista; Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kenyanstylista/?hl=en
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Frankiesaiyalel

South African multi-award winning artist-singer-songwriter Ntokozo Mbambo.

This week’s Episode features South African multi-award winning artist-singer-songwriter Ntokozo Mbambo.

Ntokozo joined the international gospel group, Joyous Celebration at the age of 15 and has never looked back. She has won multiple awards including the Metro FM award, Crown Gospel Award to name a few. In this episode we talk about what it takes to put together a hit song, some of her challenges as well as her dreams and ambitions. With one of the most powerful voices in the gospel arena, Ntokozo has become a household name with an army of followers.
You can connect with Ntokozo on the following social media channels;
Twitter and Instagram – @NtokozoMbambo

Anna Ebiere Banner, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Student, Mom and all-round awesome person

Anna is a Nigerian pageant winner and actress. She was crowned the most beautiful girl in Nigeria in 2012. The following year she represented Nigeria at the 2013 Miss World Pageant. In 2014, she made her acting debut in Super Story. In this episode Anna talks about what it means to be Nigeria, her studies in Ghana, her time in Dubai and how being a mom changed her perspective.
You can connect with Anna on;
Twitter – @annabanner222
Instagram – annaebiere

Fatuma Abdullah, Kenyan born, South African based Entrepreneur

This week’s Episode features Fatuma Adbullah, Kenyan born South African based Entrepreneur. Founder of Akiki Dolls and author of Akiki Children’s Book.

Fatuma is the founder of Akiki Dolls & Children’s Books, born out of her need as a mother to empower her daughter. When her daughter started crèche, she came home one day and told her mother that she wanted her hair to be straight, Fatuma knew from then that she had to do something to raise a conscious child who will be proud of being African.
Fatuma is passionate about playing her part in raising a generation of proud African citizens and a fair balanced representation of black girls.
You can connect with Fatuma on;
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/akikidolls/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/people/Fatuma-Abdullah/100010227906788
#Kenya #SouthAfrica

Mikisha Rajpal Johannesburg, South Africa

This week’s Episode features 26 year old Mikisha Rajpal from Springs in Johannesburg, South Africa. How did having 4 open heart surgeries change Mikisha’s perspective on life?

In the episode Mikisha talks about her visits to New York and the Dubai Mall, the biggest shopping experience in the world. We talk about what it means to be young and African, her hopes for the continent and explore her general outlook on the difference between South Africa and the rest of the world. We talk movies (The Shack) and TV series (Big Bang Theory and Friends). If you like relaxed conversations, this one is for you.
You can connect with her on the following social media sites.
Twitter – @Mikisha2507
Instagram – mikisha250

Habib Swabib, a China based Nigerien musician and budding entrepreneur.

When he realized that his dreams wouldn’t be possible in Niger, Swabib left for China in search of greener pastures. In this episode he talks about life in China, his hopes and dreams for the future, how does he plan to be the richest man in Niger and possibly Africa? Having lived in China for over 6 years does he have any advice for those who want to follow in his footsteps?
You can connect with Swabib through the following links on the different social media platforms
Twitter – @swabib_official
Instagram – swabib_officiel

Nassim Herkat, a Marketing & Communication expert from Mourad Didouche, Algiers Province, Algeria

This week’s Episode features Nassim Herkat, a Marketing & Communication expert from Mourad Didouche, Algiers Province, Algeria. He has over 10 years’ experience in FMCG and is a certified trainer with People Development capabilities, Art & Cultural event management skills.

He currently works for WeShake Agency as a Marketing Consultant and has a Masters Degree in Communication and Media Studies from Universite Paris 8. He describes himself as an expert in Marketing & Brand Management, an Artseeker and a Globetrotter. He has worked with various organisations on long-term brand strategy and is very passionate about travelling.
In this episode Nassim talks about politics, food, music and his wish to travel around Sub-Saharan Africa.
You can connect with Nassim Herkart on; Facebook – nassim.herkat, Twitter– nassimherkat; Instagram @nassim_herkart, LinkedIn nassimherkat
#1000africanvoices #Algeria

Bonnie Mbuli from South Africa

This week's episode features Bonnie Mbuli from South Africa. She is an actress, businesswoman, presenter and author who describes herself as an exception to every ruleIn this episode we cover so much unexplored ground. We talk about the power of embracing who you are, African hair and the broader question of identify. This is truly Bonnie unplugged. At 40, has her perspective on life changed at all or has she remained the unassuming product of Soweto?
You can follow Bonnie on;
Twitter and Instagram – @bonniembuli

Ayobami Ayoola Ayolola, Actor (Nollywood), Speaker, Singer and 5th Winner of the Project Fame West Africa.

This week’s Episode features Ayobami Ayoola Ayolola, Actor (Nollywood), Speaker, Singer and 5th Winner of the Project Fame West Africa.

He was born in Kano, Nigeria until he moved to Lagos in 2001. He graduated with a Biochemistry qualification from Covenant University, Ogun State, Nigeria. In 2012, he won Project Fame West Africa. In 2015. he put his music on hold to pursue a career in the movie industry. He has since featured in notable productions including but not limited to; Skinny Girl in Transit (Ndani TV on YouTube), The Men’s Club (RedTV on YouTube) and If I am President among others.

Instagram (ayo_olla) and Twitter (@theAyoola)
#nigeria #naija

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