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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Jason Panda: Data Analyst; Founder/CEO, New York/Sierra Leone

Jason Panda is CEO and Founder b condoms, a socially-responsible condom company that caters to the unique experience of multicultural youth culture around sexual health.
Jason is an Echoing Green / Open Society Foundation Black Male Achievement Fellow. He was recognized as one of the "Top 40 Leaders Under 40" by the New Leaders Council, one of the "Ten Young Entrepreneurs to Watch" by Black Enterprise.
Jason is as much African as he is American He is using his expertise in Data analytics to work on a project that will see the natives of Sierra Leone benefiting from the gold mining ventures they undertake in their communities.
He is enthusiastic about the 4th industrial revolution and being able to utilize technology to help people wherever he goes.

Linda Kasonde, Legal Practitioner, Zambia

Linda Kasonde is a Zambian legal practitioner, Founder and Exevutive Director of Chapter One Foundation and the Founder/Owner of LCK Chambers.[1] She rose to prominence as the first elected female President of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and for her advocacy of human rights.
She has become a well-known figure in Zambia for using her public platform as LAZ president to resolutely defend constitutional democracy, civil liberties and the rule of law. In this role, she attracted occasional controversy as government representatives felt she was overly political, especially when drawing attention to allegations of constitutional violations by the ruling authorities.
Kasonde was awarded the Epic Alumni for "Women Inspiring Women" at IE Business School. She also received the award of the Zambia Society for Public Administration's Justice Irene Chirwa Mambilima in 2016.
Twitter - https://twitter.com/LindaKasonde
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-kasonde-4025a08/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/linda.kasonde

Tlhabi Monnakgotla: Photo-journalist, Author, Johannesburg, South Africa

Motlhabana Monnakgotla is a photo journalist from Soweto. He grew up loving the Arts. He decided to go to Photography College, because that is what he could afford, but the lessons he got there were the ones that solidified his decision to become a photographer. He started working as a newspaper journalist; and learnt that it was not something he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He took the lessons he learnt there to go work for a publication that combines his tertiary studies with what he learnt working in the news room. He has produced photo portraits of some of the most prominent figures in South Africa, and intends to document the life of some of the unrecognized talents in the country.

Twitter - https://twitter.com/tlhabi_foto
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Tlhabi-Monnakgotla-1671471439761340/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tlhabi_foto/?hl=en

Carol Ndosi: Social and Business Entrepreneur, Tanzania

Carol Ndosi is a major media personality with over five years’ media experience, having worked at Tanzania’s biggest media house, IPP Media. She has also worked in public relations and event management, after which she launched her own event management company, Alta Vista Events, which is the sole proprietor of the largest barbecue festival in East and Central Africa.
She has also worked in different community-building projects and corporate responsibility programs. Carol is the founder of Mamaendeleo Foundation, where she aims to share her entrepreneurial experience to uplift other women in agribusiness projects. She also launches new products (barbecue sauces, spices, ketchup, and other foodstuffs) from her property, The Nyama Choma Festival (TNCF). She believes in the economic empowerment of women as a vital element in the development of communities
Twitter - https://twitter.com/CarolNdosi
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CarolNdosi/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/carolndosi/?hl=en

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

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

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

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/

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.

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.

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


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

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