1000 Voices

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±41 min episodes every 1 week, 2 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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20
FEB

Stacey Holland: TV Presenter, Travel Lover, Wellness Architect, Yoga Teacher, Change Agent,

Stacey was born in Zimbabwe, lived in Swaziland and Belgium, but is now based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is thus, a keen traveler. She has had many life changing experiences that have lead her in different directions along her path. She has worked in sports marketing; banking; NPO-and ultimately news television. She is now on the breakfast show on e-TV.
She has developed her brand in the fitness industry after having a complete fitness transformation. Stacey now owns a golf experiential marketing company and a creative firm.
Stacey is clearly a multitalented individual who has been and still continues to explore all that she possesses in her mind and abilities. She does not let anything put her and keep her down, she knows how to adapt and strengthen herself from the inside out.
Twitter - @StaceHolland
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/StaceHolland/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/staceholland/?hl=en
13
FEB

Zola Nene: Celebrity Chef, Author, Food Stylist

This episode features Zola Nene, who is best known as the resident chef on the SABC3 breakfast show Expresso.
She found her calling while at varsity and has never looked back. Having worked in England, she came back to South Africa, expanded her talents and used her skills to make career being a media chef. She enrolled at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch. During her studies she worked with well known chefs. She specialized in Food Media in her third year of study. After graduating, she moved to Johannesburg and worked in a large catering company as catering manager. She was then offered a job on Expresso when the producers were looking for a food stylist. In February 2016 she released a cookbook called Simply Delicious.
In 2017, Zola joined the BBC Lifestyle reality competition series The Great South African Bakeoff for its third season as a judge.
Twitter - https://twitter.com/zola_nene
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/zolanenechef/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zola_nene/?hl=en
06
FEB

Xolani Mthombeni DJ, Radio Personality, Voice Over Artist

Xolani, known commonly known to his fans as DJ Xtremme, is a young man from Benoni, South Africa, who was introduced to radio early on in his varsity career. He is now a weekend DJ hosting a breakfast show at one of the most prestigious youth radio stations in Johannesburg.
He is a family man who has thought about the legacy he will leave behind, and decided to start a company of his own. In his entrepreneurial career he uses the skills he has acquired in the media business to push the business forward.
He is a thought provoker with big dreams. He believes strongly in the art of working for all you get, and he has a lot in store for his growing fan base.
Twitter – @xtremmedj
Instagram – @xtremmedj
30
JAN

Langa Mavuso: Singer, Songwriter, Performer

Langa Mavuso, Diepkloof born singer song writer, who obtained a BA in Politics and Economics, started singing at a very young age. He started recording his EP when he returned home after his studies. Though he describes his music as Soul and RnB his audience interprets it in many different ways because his style is inspired by the Jazz he grew up listening to and studied.
His performing career was perfected performing in school growing up. That coupled with his participation in musicals helped him build the discipline he needed to be in the South African music industry.
Langa Mavuso is nominated in the Rising Star category for the annual DSTV Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards.

Twitter https://twitter.com/LangaMav
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/langamav/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/langamav/
23
JAN

Derick Omar

This episode features Derick Omari, a native Ghanaian who has been dubbed one of Africa’s most influential young people. Derick has won the hearts of people in Ghana, Africa and the world. A very inspiring young man who was named recipient of the 2018 Queen’s Young Leader’s Award. He was chosen to win this award from a pool of over 4000 finalists.
Derick is the founder of Tech Era – a community engagement initiative aimed at equipping underprivileged children with IT skills, also helping to teach the visually impaired to use computers. He also started Berekuso Music Project, an afterschool initiative to teach pupils to play music.
Derick uses all he has at his disposal to expose the youth to things that they thought were otherwise unreachable.
https://www.facebook.com/Derricus
https://www.instagram.com/derick_omari/
https://twitter.com/DerickOmari
https://www.linkedin.com/in/derickomari/
16
JAN

Modou NS Njie, a young Gambian entrepreneur, founder of Farm Fresh

This episode features Modou NS Njie, a young Gambian entrepreneur, founder of Farm Fresh, online food store and online delivery. He recently won the Seedstars contest for The Gambia, where he presented his project named Money Farm.
Modou NS Njie is an ICT expert with over 20 years experience as Head of IT for UNDP, Deloitte and two major banks in The Gambia. Over the past five years however, Modou transformed himself into a social entrepreneur by starting up Farm Fresh. The project focuses on promoting local produce and thereby securing income for local farmers and food processors.
Modou is using his skills to make finance more accessible to farmers who have land but struggle to make it profitable.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/msnjie/
https://twitter.com/msnjie
https://www.facebook.com/njiekuli
09
JAN

Mohamed Bashir Osman, Mogadishu, Somalia

This episode features Mohamed Bashir Osman, who was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. A young man who found refuge in the Netherlands where he studied. He never forgot his home country, as he became a board member and chairman of the Somali community organization in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
When Somalia started recovering from the chaos of war and people started moving back, Mohamed also moved back to start a business he had seen an opportunity for. He then launched Daauus Creative Design Agency in 2015.
Daauus has since won Best Marketer of the Year 2017 and 2019 Business of the Year in the International Somali Awards in London.
Midnimo is an inspiration to many young Africans and has made his way into the list of 100 most influential young Africans.

Twitter - @MrMidnimo
Instagram - midnimo

https://www.facebook.com/mmidnimo
02
JAN

Ryan Botha, Ex Professional Soccer Player, Co-owner of Pointbreak Gym and Model

This episode features Ryan Botha, Ex Professional Soccer Player, Magazine Cover guy and Co-owner of Pointbreak Fitness Centre in Cape Town.
Ryan went to #ManchesterUnited before signing for South Africa’s Supersport United FC at the age of 18 and Wits University FC a year later. He has also played for Finland’s FC #Tervarit, #FCMypa and #FCInter before moving to Turkey to join #FCDenizlispor. Other teams he has played for include ENP in Cyprus, Thanda Zulu Royals, Moroka Swallows, Platinum Stars and Vasco Da Gama. He is without a doubt, the quintessential definition of a footballing journeyman.

In this episode we talk about his studies (professional coaching), unable to shake off the label of South Africa’s #davidbeckham, lessons from his travels and his love of Cape Town. What does he love about South African football and what would he change?

Instagram ryan_botha, http://ryanbotha.com

Twitter – @RyanBotha
26
DEC
2019

Tiago Costa T.C

This episode features Tiago Costa (T.C), a comedian who was born in Lisbon in 1985. He studied in several cities in Portugal. He returned to Luanda after completing a degree in Law and a postgraduate degree in Counseling and Consultancy in Communication and Marketing.
Tiago is a man of many talents and vast knowledge, and managed to unlock some of his natural abilities at an early age.
Having discovered his oral and writing skills, he began pushing his articles in a magazine mainly marketed in Angola.
He was a production assistant in a short film that won the FIC 2010 prize.
He is now the producer of a standup comedy show that takes place monthly, and aims to promote local comedians.
With all he does, he believes in working for the people, and using his skills and wisdom to help them avoid crisis.

https://m.facebook.com/tcoaparecedor

Twitter - @ti_ticii (Tiago M. B da Costa)
Instagram – ti-cii
19
DEC
2019

Rachel Nyaradzo Adams, Founder of Narachi Leadership

Rachel Nyaradzo Adams is the founder of Narachi Leadership, a leadership consultancy aimed at developing deep benches of leaders for the African continent. Frustrated by the constant criticism of poor leadership on the continent, and equipped with leadership training approaches from some of the best institutions known to the world, Rachel has merged her frustration with her expertise in leadership development to help leaders transform themselves and their environments. In this work she offers her expertise as a leadership practitioner, ontological coach, mentor and speaker. She works with corporates, entrepreneurs, teams and individuals. Her particular passion is working with emerging leaders across Africa (she has worked with emerging leaders from seventeen African countries thus far) whose currently under-mined potential will be the catalyst for the continent’s transformation. Rachel is also passionate about expanding opportunities for growth and engagement within educational institutions. Rachel originates from Zimbabe; Harare and she is making strides longer than expected. She is standing up, standing out and she is using the platforms she has helped build in order to stay influential in Africa, and the world
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-nyaradzo-adams-177b3817/
http://www.facebook.com/rachel.n.adams.3
www.narachileadership.com
12
DEC
2019

Kennedy Mmari, Founder and CEO of Serengeti Bytes.

This episode features Kennedy Mmari, the founder and CEO of Serengeti Bytes. He is one of Africa’s most influential young people. He is an entrepreneur and enjoys telling stories through his work. Kennedy has been involved in the media business for most of his career, and he has grown to independence in the industry.
Kennedy describes the basics of his work as learning how companies and organizations tell their story, helping their stories reach the public. He is, therefore, a story gatherer and a story teller.
https://www.facebook.com/KennedyDaimaMmari
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennedymmari/
https://twitter.com/KennedyMmari
https://www.instagram.com/swahilination/
28
NOV
2019

Wesley Mark Gainer, Film Maker, Johannesburg, South Africa

This episode features Wesley Mark Gainer, Artist Manager and film director.
Wesley is an Artist Manager who graduated with a BA (Hons) Film qualification. He has a deep passion for film and TV has seen him directing and writing films. He has also served as a cast-coordinator owing to his passion for talent.
In this episode Wesley talks about his love for romantic comedies, specifically #prettywoman, his views on the #MCU and goes on a deep dive on religion, the universe and the cosmos. Its a pure masterclass.
Twitter – @WesleyGainer

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