This episode features our Executive Producer and Host, Avhurengwi as he bids farewell to the listeners of 1000 African Voices. Tune in to hear how the podcast came about and his general views on the Podcast space on the African continent.
You can reach Avhurengwi on firstname.lastname@example.org
This episode features Tsitsi Mutendi who has been successful as a Fashion Creative director - Mucha; Media Professional (Created Zimbabwe's first Glossy Women Empowerment Magazine - Jewel Magazine Zimbabwe), and Magazine Publisher/Editor-In-Chief.
She has been dubbed the Queen of Start ups. She has always enjoyed starting new entities and watching them grow and succeed. From her experiences she became the Co-Founder of African Family Firms, the biggest African Family Business Association on...
This episode features Fadimatou Noutchemo Simo, a Cameroonean who is the founder and president of Young African Aviation Professional Association, a non-profit organization that creates a platform of exchange between industries stakeholders and the next generation of aviation professionals in Africa. The aim of YAAPA is to meet up with future demand of skilled workers in the industry. Her mission being to raise awareness of aviation as a potential career, particularly in those communities...
This episode features Solomon Serwanjja, an investigative reporter and anchor of the Live @9 Bulletin on NBS Television. He is also the Uganda correspondent for KTN News in Nairobi. His reporting focuses on politics, human rights and good governance. He is a well-known journalist and his passion for investigative journalism highlighted his desire to make positive change in his native Uganda.
He is a recipient of the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) Award and the 2017...
Yawa Hansen-Quao - Founder of Leading Ladies Network; African Leadership Network Member; Leadership Consultant to UN
This episode features Yawa Hansen-Quao. Born in Ghana, raised biculturaly as she grew up in the United States of America, she returned to her home country with a fire in her heart. Having fought for all things right and honourable in university she continued her fight when she finished her studies and created the Leading Ladies Network (LLN), a resource and relationship base...
This episode features Charlot Magayi, Environmentalist; Influencer; Founder of Mukuru Stoves. She was born and raised in Mukuru - one of the biggest slums in Nairobi Kenya. She grew up in a community where cooking with a lot of fuel was a norm. But when she and her own child started getting sick from the fumes that were emitted by the regular stove, she took it upon herself to improve her life, while at the same time improving the lives of all underprivileged people in Africa.
This episode features Melene Rossouw, born and raised in Cape town. She got her start as an activist early in life when she was elected into the Student Council at University. Knowing the struggles of women and girls who grew up in poverty, Melene was motivated to form and develop the Women Lead Movement, an organization whose aim is to educate, empower and inspire women to lead social change in their communities through Human Rights and Leadership training curricula.
Melene is an admitted...
This episode features Lyrical Mycheal, a vibrant young man from Uganda whose passions for the arts run deep.
From a young age he enjoyed drawing and playing football, but decided to pursue music so as to express his opinions and feelings. His music was very well received throughout Central and East Africa and he received notable awards and nominations. Lyll Mykk then decided to fortify himself and started up his acting career. Because of the fulfillment he was getting through his artistry he...
This episode features Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa - affectionately named “Mama Cancer” by her own community, she has experienced cancer on a very personal level. Shamim took her experiences as a sign and a push to help others and, hopefully, prevent them from going through what she did.
Shamim empowered herself and, armed with the technology and information available to the current generation, she incorporated artificial intelligence into medicine. With the inventions from her company she has...
Nelson J. Kwaje lives by three words - People; Technology and Transformation. He has made it his life mission to transform Africa using the skills he has acquired over the years. He is Founder of WEB4ALL Limited and Design to Transform; Co-Founder of Alela Technologies; and Social Media Manager of #DefyHateNow.The teams that that he is a part of in all the companies he works with are focused on making the lives of people easier through the use of technology. To help companies build an online...
This episode features Kamo Magabane, IT Consultant, Process and Business Analyst and Junior Project Manager and Leroy Tau, Author Speaker; Relationship Coaching; Self-development; Church Edification and Advancement Teen and Youth Coaching; Events MC.
Kamo is a business analyst by profession, an event manager by passion and a business woman by default, but before anything else, she is a mother and a wife. She is thought leader, a social activist and an influencer. Kamo was born, bred and...
Having travelled across the African continent as a cargo pilot, Francois understands the African continent more than most. With friends they embarked on a journey across Africa cutting across 16 different countries until they encountered customs officials in Djibouti in East Africa.
Francois has been travelling the world since 1993 mostly as a pilot on a Boeing 747 freighter. As he travels he takes portraits of people on the streets it provides him and his followers a glimpse into the human...
Amir is an Egyptian citizen who currently lives in Cairo. He lived in South Africa for 6 years where he ended up imprisoned before completing his life long goal of studying geophysics. In 2007, Amir was admitted into an undergraduate degree in geophysics at Ain Shams University in Cairo. He graduated in 2011 and started searching for a job in the oil and gas industry.
In 2012, he received a 30 day Visa to visit South Africa but never left. This episode explores the reasons he decided to break...
Samantha brings diverse experience from her entrepreneurial career from Aircraft Interior Refurbishment to discovering Mumbo Island on Lake Malawi whilst on a kayaking expedition and starting Kayak Africa. Her story is legendary in the sense that she spent 5 month traversing the deserts of Namibia where her brand originated.
Her desert salt adventure started by packing bags on her dining room table. She has a 12 year old son Kiran. She is passionate about Salt and regards it as an underrated...
Nthabeleng Khabutlane, Accountant, CEO and Founder of Fezi Auditors and Consultants.
Nthabeleng is a life long student of accountancy. She runs her firm, Fezi Auditors which has experienced good growth since inception. She juggles managing her family with running the firm and is busy with her masters degree at the University of the Free State, South Africa.
In this episode, Nthabeleng talks about some of the challenges that comes with starting and successfully running a business, her ‘big’...
Lizl Naude is a Social Entrepreneur from Cape Town, South Africa. She is the founder of Lilly Loompa, a company that creates beautiful homeware made by upcycling waste material.
Lizl grew up in the valley-town of Paarl, in the Winelands of the Western Cape. She was influenced by the natural beauty that surrounded her; the smell of the wet vineyards after a rainstorm, the purple mountains and the wide expanse of the night-sky.
She is a self taught designer and initially started designing...
Chrissa is a textile design MA graduate from the world=renowned Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. She was born and raised in London, but her roots are very much Ghanaian. This is the country from which she draws her inspiration. Other countries that are of significance in her life include Togo and Benin.
The episode focusses on understanding the duality that describes Chrissa’s life and attempts to understand how she successfully navigates her two worlds. What...
Jackee Budesta Batanda is a Ugandan journalist, writer and entrepreneur. She is a senior managing partner with Success Spark Brand Limited, a communications and educational company, and a co-founder of Mastermind Africa Group Limited, a business-networking group.
In 2006, Batanda worked as a peace writer at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. She was later awarded a research fellowship at the highly competitive Justice in Africa fellowship...
Azziad Nasenya, Tiktok Queen, is a rising star in the entertainment industry and social media world.
She is an actress, dancer, model and social media personality. She is 20 years old from Kenya. She went to St Cecilia Misikhu Girls Secondary School and is currently a second-year college student at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication where she is studying towards a Mass Media qualification.
She is passionate about acting, content production and aspires to one day have her own radio...
Nametso Mathlaga, President at African Woman in Leadership and Director of Matthan Jewellery Collection
Nametso Matlhaga is the founder of Matthan Jewellery Collection in Botswana. Her business is passionate about making memories come true, manufacturing jewellery using precious metals like gold and silver, and precious and semi precious stones. The business started in 2010 and today has 5 employees. Her team of craftsmen transform every client’s personal design ideas into bespoke and...
Tumi Morake is a South African comedian, actress, TV personality, and writer.
In 2018, she became the first African woman to have her own set on Netflix. She is also known to be the first woman to host Comedy Central Presents in Africa.
Since beginning her career in smoky clubs in 2006, Tumi Morake has steadily grown into one of South Africa’s most sought after comedians, earning the title of South Africa’s First Lady of Comedy – not bad for a mother of three and wife of one. Named...
Yvonne Chaka Chaka – Singer-songwriter, humanitarian and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka is an internationally recognized and highly respected African singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, Global Health Advocate and Humanitarian. Dubbed the “Princess of Africa” Yvonne has been at the forefront of South African popular music for 30+ years. Born in 1965 in Soweto she released her debut album at 19 “I’m in Love with a DJ,” which sold 35 000 copies in a week and the song...
This episode features Ntombenhle Khathwane, a South African entrepreneur andfounder of Afrobotanics and Girl Boss SA.
Ntombenhle Khathwane graduated from university in the late 1990s with amission to rewrite the African narrative. She started as a government employeebut her hopes and dreams were always bigger. She wanted to make a biggercontribution and so she ultimately started her own company.
Ntombenhle grew up in the Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. She wants tocontribute to the...
Edrisah Musuuza (Eddy Kenzo), is a Ugandan singer and music executive who is a member of Big Talent Entertainment.
He has collaborated with #FrenchMontana, #Drake, #Micasa, #Niniola and #ChrisBrown to name but a few.
Eddy's type of music is a relentlessly upbeat Ugandan dancehall like Afro-beat. In short, its high energy super infectious music that makes you want to get down.
In his life he has overcome tragedy including the death of his mother at his early age.
He received international...