The Made to Lead podcast tells the personal and professional stories of amazing people of African descent who are leading in their various spaces. Hosted by Aziz Garuba, each episode features an interview with a dynamic individual about their achievements, challenges, dreams and aspirations. These candid conversations are meant to showcase the wonderful talent of the African diaspora, and to inspire you to take action because you were also made to lead.
SE3.E4: Thandi Ntuli
Today we chat with amazing South African multi-award winning jazz pianist and vocalist, Thandi Ntuli . She shares her journey into jazz music, specifically on the piano, which started at a very young age. After high school, Thandi went on to study music formally at the University of Cape Town. In this episode we also discuss some of the emotional events in her life that inspired much of the work on her albums.
To date, her many collaborations with various artists and musicians around the globe display her fluidity in genres.
Her work has received many awards and nominations including a Metro FM award nomination (2015), a Mbokodo Award (2015) and a South African Music Award (SAMA) nomination (2019). She was also the recipient of the coveted Standard Bank Young Artist award for Jazz in 2018.
You can find her incredible songs and albums playing on every music streaming platform.
SE3.E3: Mansa Chintoh
We're joined on the show today by Mansa Chintoh , Director, Business & Legal Affairs at Entertainment One (eOne). She shares here story as a first generation Black Canadian finding her path in life that eventually led her to a career as a lawyer in the entertainment industry.
Mansa gives back by mentoring young individuals looking to get into the entertainment industry and volunteers with Artist's Legal Advise Services , a not for profit that helps creators understand their legal rights.
SE3.E2: Kimberly Ofori
Before she became Head of Growth at ScaleUpNation, Kimberly Ofori had a very interesting journey that took her from the Netherlands to Dubai and to Spain. Without a colleage degree, she started her full time career in insurance at age 16 and, after a few years, moved on to investment banking and wealth management where she rose quickly up the ranks. An unfortunate turn of events turned an opportunity in Dubai into a mad scramble for survival.
Kimberly eventually became an entrepreneur in Spain, sold 2 companies and found her way back to the Netherlands where she helps start ups grow and scale their businesses.
We delve into her amazing story on today's episode. Listen now on Braided Media
S3.E1: Nicole Nomsa Moyo
In our first episode of Season 3, we chat with Nicole Nomsa Moyo, an Urban & Architectural Designer.
She has a passion for human-centric design, master planning, innovative and disruptive sustainable development, community engagement processes, intelligent future thinking and Africa her beloved continent. Her work “Rising”, was recently selected as one of six international finalists for the 2020 Miami Design District Commission. In 2019, her work was recognized on multiple international design platforms, including the World Architecture Community, Dezeen, and ArchDaily, where two of her drawings were selected as “The Best Architecture Drawings of the Year.” FRAME Magazine Issue 129, identified her as an "anthropocentric thinker and emerging designer'' focusing on future forward off-grid design concepts.
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Mide Akerewusi - Fracture to Failure to Philanthropy (Part 2) | S2E11
On this episode we continue our conversation with Mide Akerewusi, Founder and CEO of AgentsC. He shares how he got demoted from his executive role, leading him to quit and find another job, and how he eventually decided to venture out and start his own non-profit philanthropy agency.
A much needed platform for people of African descent!
I must say this is a masterpiece! Each episode brings more understanding about people of African descent. You do a stellar job of getting them to open up and speak wisdom through storytelling. I like the versatility of it, and I look forward to seeing francophones on the show. Keep it up, Aziz! You are making a difference.
Episode 2 with dr Jude is not there anymore?
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Fan From Montreal
So much inspiration from all the guests!! Keep up the good work, can’t wait for more amazing and inspiring content!! More often than not, when I listen I always find great tips, ideas and/or solutions to challenges I am going through! Kuddos to the host!