The Friday Stand-In 2016

#FridayStandIn Lovelyn Nwadeyi talks gender and racial issues

Friday Stand-In Lovelyn Nwadeyi put it on the record from the beginning that her show will focus on transformation, recent naked protests at Rhodes and South Africa's relations with the rest of Africa.

Anyone who knows Lovelyn would have expected such thought-provoking engagements. Click here to know more about this South African woman with '100% Nigerian blood'...

She kicked-off the Redi Tlhabi show like a pro, smiling and ululating... See the photo gallery from our Facebook page.

Lovelyn then opened lines to callers to comment about transformation in the workplace, which continues to be a challenge. There is a low representation of women in senior positions in South Africa's corporate world.

During the second hour of the show, Lovelyn talked rape culture with Lisa Vetten, Research Associate at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research. This discussion following the recent naked protests started at Rhodes University.

She also had on the line Fezokuhle Mthonti, a Rhodes Masters student who recently wrote an article titled, 'A Rapist State’s Children: Jacob Zuma & Chumani Maxwele'.

Lovelyn also talked about how South Africa's freedom is freedom for the whole of Africa, saying she is very frustrated about the kind of attitudes that South Africans have towards other Africans.

She played and danced to her favorite song, 'Africa Rise'.

And that was the end of it... Lovelyn says she had a blast.

And listeners loved her show... Scroll down to see some of Twitter comments during the show.


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