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Africa State of Mind

Africa State of Mind

Every week, Lee Kasumba's Africa State of Mind guests share how they are positively changing the narrative about Africa, in Africa.

Moky Makura: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (38:36)

9 September 2019 3:16 PM

Nigerian-born Moky Makura talks to Lee Kasumba about Africans need to do, to change and control the African narrative. She also discusses her work at the Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Trailblazers in African Music (48:27)

5 August 2019 4:47 PM

In this episode of Africa State of Mind, Lee Kasumba speaks to African music trailblazers about the state of Africa’s music and new trends.  Asa Asika, the manager of Popular Nigerian Singer Davido shares his views on bad and good music contracts. DJ Cuppy discusses what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry and Kenyan musician, producer and Blinky Bill explains why he went on solo from his previous music band.

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Mimi Kalinda: CEO of Africommunications Group (45:56)

24 July 2019 6:36 PM

Mimi Kalinda Group CEO and Co-founder of Africommunications Group talks to Lee Kasumba growing up in South Africa and Democratic Republic of the Congo. She also discusses how Africa should control its own story. 

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Chude Jideonwo: Nigerian Lawyer, journalist and entrepreneur (37:13)

7 July 2019 11:06 AM

Chude Jideonwo is a Nigerian lawyer, journalist and media entrepreneur. He is the founder of Joy, Inc., an American benefit corporation with a Nigerian subsidiary, which aims to make people happier. All of Joy, Inc.'s profits are invested in charities.

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Tresor: Award-winning musician (35:38)

26 June 2019 3:00 PM

From car guard to award-winning musician, Tresor shares his uplifting-story with Lee Kasumba.  Tresor is an ambassador for Nelson Mandela Children Fund and a United Refugee Agency ambassador advocating Refugees rights. 

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Thando Hopa: "The struggle of living with albinism" (41:20)

13 June 2019 1:09 PM

In this episode of Africa State of Mind, we get a chance to speak to Lawyer and Activist turned Model Thando Hopa. Hopa shares some of her life challenges and how she overcame the struggle of living with albinism and reimagining what identity is.

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Dr Wendy A. Okolo: Aerospace Research Engineer at NASA (42:2)

4 June 2019 2:56 PM

Dr Wendy A. Okolo, Aerospace Research Engineer in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center speaks to Lee Kasumba about her career path and Africa’s position in the aerospace sector.

 

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Celebrating Africa Month with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Chude Jideonwo and Acha Leke (51:40)

24 May 2019 10:46 AM

Africa State of Mind with Lee Kasumba commemorates Africa Month with a special episode featuring Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, South Africa’s former deputy president and currently United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women. Lee also speaks to Chude Jideonwo, Nigerian lawyer and co-founder of The Future Project and Acha Leke, the co-founder and member of the Global Advisory Council of the African Leadership Academy.  

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Zain Asher: News Anchor at CNN International (48:20)

17 May 2019 1:22 PM

British-Nigerian news anchor at CNN International Zain  Asher has an in-depth conversation with Lee Kasumba about growing up in the UK and how she dealt with discrimination at a younger age. She also talks about the importance of controlling one’s fate.

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Celebrating Press Freedom With World Renowned Journalists (39:49)

7 May 2019 11:05 AM

In this episode of Africa State of Mind,Lee Kasumba celebrates Press Freedom. She speaks to world-renowned journalists like Angela Quintal, Africa program coordinator for Committee to Protect Journalists, Nima Elbagir, Sudanese-British journalist with CNN and Femi Oke of Al Jazeera about the state of journalism and press freedom on the African continent and around the world.  

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