Africa State of Mind: Best of 2018

Every week, Lee Kasumba's Africa State of Mind guests share how they are positively changing the narrative about Africa, in Africa. Catch up on some of the best episodes from 2018 below.

Nima Elbagir: CNN's Senior International Correspondent

Lee Kasumba spoke to CNN's Senior International Correspondent, Nima Elbagir about covering African stories. Nima is responsible for breaking CNN's exclusive investigation of African migrants sold in underground slave markets across Libya.

Sho Madjozi: South African Rapper and Poet

Sho Madjozi, South African rapper and poet, speaks to Lee Kasumba about growing up in different countries in Africa, performing at The New York and Johannesburg Global Citizen concerts and her various careers before entering the music industry

Banky W: Nigerian Musician

Nigerian musician and songwriter Banky W chats to Lee about leaving the US to focus on growing his entertainment empire in Nigeria

Eddie Kadi: British-Congolese Comedian and Actor

Eddie Kadi, British-Congolese comedian and actor chats to Lee Kasumba about African nations learning to laugh at themselves and how African comedians are taking over the international space

Rozan Ahmed: Writer, Creative Director and Advisor

Internationally established writer, creative director, advisor, advocate, and popular commentator Rozan Ahmed plays an influential role in leading new frontiers and shifting attitudes in the worlds of fashion and entertainment

Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse: South African Musician

Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse chats to Lee Kasumba about dropping out of school to launch a long lasting career in music

Somi: Singer, Songwriter and Actor

Somi (born Laura Kabasomi) a singer, songwriter, and actor speaks about her upbringing as a Rwandan and Ugandan descent in America

Chinezi Chijioke: CEO of Nova-Pioneer Education Group

CEO of Nova-Pioneer Education Group, talks to Lee Kasumba about his upbringing in Nigeria and the US. He also shares what sparked his vision to launch his network of accessible 21st-century private schools across Africa

Takunda Bimbha: Zimbabwean born Talent Manager

Lee Kasumba has an in-depth conversation with Zimbabwean-born talent manager and founder of the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival Takhunda Bimbha. They speak about the explosion and state of comedy in Africa.

Lerato Mbele-Roberts: BBC World News Journalist

Lerato Mbele-Roberts, BBC World News journalist shares her career path and discusses journalism in Africa. She also talks about how Africans need to tell their own stories.


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