Inspiring the African Continent while shifting the way the world sees and understands her potential

Listen in to a community of empowered Africa- focused thought leaders and change makers as they spotlight the complexities and issues facing the Continent  in a provocative and engaging way.

If you are new to audio casts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to as you workout, plan your next board meeting or conquer the world.

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Africa is a Country, Or Is It? – Sean Jacobs

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Sean Jacobs is the founder of the blog Africa is a Country, which reflects a fresh take on African nationhood that transcends geographical borders. He reflects on his history as a blogger and the vision that he has for Africa Is A Country, as well as for blogging on the continent.

Sound design: Tim Pringle, Origin Audio

Recorded by: Sotho Mafia

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Her Zimbabwe – Fungai Machirori

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Fungai Machirori is a poet, writer, photographer and new media activist who is concerned with the manner in which stories of the continent and Zimbabwe in particular are formed and disseminated. She speaks to Katarina Hedrén about the impact her feminist blog Her Zimbabwe has had on the inclusion of women in national discourse.

Sound design: Tim Pringle, Origin Audio

Recorded by: Sotho Mafia

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Curating TedxEuston – Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

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Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu is the Managing Partner of EpiAfric and prior to that, he co-directed the Centre for Tuberculosis at the South Africa National Institute for Communicable Diseases. As the co-founder of TedxEuston, Dr Ihekweazu leads the dynamic group of volunteers that curate and organise one of the most highly anticipated Tedx events. He speaks to Yewande Omotoso about the history of TedxEuston, the reasons for its ground breaking success, and the impact the event has on his own life and the lives of  his team.

Sound design: Tim Pringle, Origin Audio

Recorded by: Sotho Mafia

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Education: Quality vs Quantity – Chinezi Chijioke

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Yewande Omotoso speaks to Chinezi Chijioke who is the CEO of Pioneer Academies, an independent private school network that responds to the need to make quality education accessible. Chinezi was previously the Head of McKinsey & Company’s African Education Practice, where he worked in over 25 countries across the world. Listen in as he shares his thoughts on the challenges facing the current education system in Africa, and the things that Pioneer Academies hopes to transform.

Sound design: Tim Pringle, Origin Audio

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Breaking Africa’s Cycle Of Aid – Ory Okolloh

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Ory Okolloh is, a Harvard Law School graduate and the founder the non-profit software company Ushahidi. She was formerly the Policy Manager for Africa at Google and is now the Director of Investments at Omidyar Network. Ory is one of eight black women named by TIME Magazine as The 100 Most Influential People in 2014. She speaks to Yewande Omotoso about Africa’s aid problem, about holding leaders accountable, and her visions for social entrepreneurship on the continent.

Sound design: Tim Pringle, Origin Audio

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African Film Cultures – Dr Lindiwe Dovey

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Dr Lindiwe Dovey is a senior lecturer in African film and performance arts at SOAS – University of London. She is also the co-founder of Film Africa and the founding director of the Cambridge African Film Festival. She shares her views on the need to continuously share African stories through film with Yewande Omotoso, and highlights the amazing growth of the film industry in various countries on the African continent.

Sound design: Tim Pringle, Origin Audio

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Afrocentric Confessions – Chika Oduah

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Chika Oduah is a journalist and author of the popular blog Afrocentric Confessions. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, UK Guardian, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, CNN, Al Jazeera, National Geographic, National Public Radio, MSNBC, This Is Africa and more. She talks to Yewande Omotoso about her decision to move back to Nigeria and the risks of being a journalist in Africa today. She speaks to the notion that journalism thrives on bad news and touches on the importance of lending her voice to the human stories that demand it.

Sound design: Tim Pringle, Origin Audio

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Developing Art Criticism on the Continent – Christine Eyene

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Yewande Omotoso speaks to art historian, critic, and curator Christine Eyene about the contemporary African art scene on the continent and in the diaspora. Christine reflects on the role art as both a means of understanding, as well as a repository of marginalised histories.
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Encouraging Scientific Curiosity – Dr. G. Ayorkor Korsah

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Yewande Omotoso speaks to engineer and educator Dr. G. Ayorkor Korsah about her love of math and science to her deep appreciation of engineering, robotics, algorithms and teaching.

 

Sound design: Tim Pringle, Origin Audio

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