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Africa on Focus is a weekly dialogue, hosted by Ms.aba on Hi-radio who shares success stories of young Africans from the continent and the Diaspora.

Africa On Focus the Podcast Podcast for Africa

    • Maatschappij & cultuur

Africa on Focus is a weekly dialogue, hosted by Ms.aba on Hi-radio who shares success stories of young Africans from the continent and the Diaspora.

    Kemo Camara – Bridging the Gap #Africansunite

    Kemo Camara – Bridging the Gap #Africansunite

    Let’s talk to Kemo Camara, CEO and founder of Omek; a premium digital and physical space dedicated to the social and economic development of African diaspora. Born in Guinea into a family of 9 siblings, Kemo was educated and worked in the United States for 15 years before moving to Germany, where he pursued a masters degree in Development, Economics and International Studies. Kemo has hosted the African Collaboration Summit for the first time in 2019, and following the massive success of the event, a second edition followed only months later! Multiple African-owned businesses and organisations were in attendance to grow their networks and audiences, whilst meeting with many skilled African professionals as well.
    Tune in to hear how his research for his thesis lead to a keen interest in the potential of the African Diaspora and how to best leverage their capital, which eventually founding a successful platform to bridge the gap between African professionals all over the world.

    • 31 min.
    Untold- Reclaiming our African-ness

    Untold- Reclaiming our African-ness

    Let’s talk to Kojo (A.k.a. Otmar Watson) and Daphne, two individuals that are part of the founding team of an incredible and unique organisation based in Amsterdam. Untold is an organisation that celebrates African culture and history, through developing talents and skills of young people in performance art while telling the story of their collective African identity.

    Having to constantly explain how the African Diaspora is so widespread around the globe, the repetitive conversation pushed the founders to create Untold as a way to tell the stories of African history, culture, and empowerment. Tune in to hear their take on the similarities between the lives of the vast, spread out African diaspora, all the way from Amsterdam to Suriname to Ghana; and how they use art, drama, music and dance performances to make sure the story of their African heritage is heard.

    • 20 min.
    Vanessa Danso - Introducing Ghana's first history channel #Knowyourhistory

    Vanessa Danso - Introducing Ghana's first history channel #Knowyourhistory

    Let’s talk to Vanessa Danso, a woman who’s out to change your perceptions of modern medicine as well as black history. Born and bred in Belgium, Vanessa’s path to becoming a doctor in The Netherlands involved many twists and turns that defy the standard chronology of most people’s educational careers. From boarding school to higher education to returning to high school, Vanessa is now a Doctor in integrative medicine and an innovative storyteller on Youtube. Her clean, professional platform called Eclectic Kyeiessa is only one of the many things that this ‘Jill of all trades’ is doing and investing in. Find out how she went from treating hypertension to covering Ghanaian history in this fascinating episode, with the help of her mother’s tough love and her sisters as inspiration!

    • 45 min.
    MOG Music – Making Music with Impact #MakingitBig

    MOG Music – Making Music with Impact #MakingitBig

    Starting drumming at his church, MOG rather stumbled upon being a singer. The Ghanaian Gospel artist and minister takes us to the start of his music journey and how he looks to impact lives with his music. The versatile artist also shares how he keeps focus on the core values of his music and how he ignored his critics on his collaboration with Sarkodie on the record ‘Making it Big’.

    • 29 min.
    Terry Afram – The Ghanaian Dream 2.0 #YearofReturn

    Terry Afram – The Ghanaian Dream 2.0 #YearofReturn

    We’re delighted to have a second chat with Terry Afram. The now founder of Bridge Partners talks on how he started his journey as a returnee as MD at Jumia Foods and how he is now passionately and fully bridging a gap between Ghana and the Diaspora. We’re getting ready for the second edition of The Ghanaian Dream on Saturday the 7th of December: a conference in Amsterdam established to inform, inspire and equip professionals and investors in the Diaspora to contribute to the development of The Ghanaian private sector.

    • 32 min.
    DJ AIA – Boss lady energy! #femaledjs

    DJ AIA – Boss lady energy! #femaledjs

    Let’s talk to DJ AIA, a Dutch-Ghanaian DJ and fashion label owner (Label Socks) bringing boss lady energy to both industries! Growing up surrounded and inspired by music, DJ Aia dabbled in doing theatre and rap before she decided to try her hand at DJ-ing. More recently, she founded her own fashion label: Label Socks. Professionally qualified as a social worker, DJ Aia still manages to juggle her social work with being an entrepreneur and an entertainer. Tune in to hear about DJ Aia’s journey towards self-investment, self-employment and attempting to break out of the boxes that society is always putting us in!

    • 32 min.

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