#2 – a cultural KALEIDOSCOPE called johannesburg

I live to see the day when Africa sheds its artificial boundaries and unites its people. I spent the day today in downtown Johannesburg looking for clothing material to make a wedding garment. To be clear, I am only going as an invited guest. When I was looking for a spot to park my car it was a gentleman from the Democratic Republic of Congo who came to my rescue with an available slot.

I then walked into a corridor of dresses, suits and skinny mannequins. In the end I had three items. One from a shop owned by a Nigerian entrepreneur, one from a store belonging to a Beninese (person from Benin) individual, Mohammed and lastly an item from a store owned by a French speaking male whose origins I couldn’t place.

This experience allowed me to take out my phone and google Benin. I learned that the country has 10 million inhabitants and that its capital is Porto-Novo.

Happiness in Africa means learning something new and rubbing shoulders with my brothers and sisters from across the continent.

#121 – Faith Makhubele, Future Minister of Health and UN Ambassador with Tobe Okeke, a Technologist and Data Scientist

This episode features Faith Makhubele, a change maker and Tobe Okeke, a vibrant Data Scientist.

Faith Makhubele, Medical student,Award Winning Activist and Entrepreneur who never shies away from anything. She shares what it takes to achieve all that she has at 22 years and her mindset when tackling life challenges. She is the founder and CEO of a non profit organization (Unforgettable Smiles) aimed at empowering the lives of children through advancing social and academic change, mental health awareness and security.

Twitter: @FaithMakhubele_

Instagram: Faith Makhubele

Tobe Okeke is an MIT Graduate. She holds a Master’s Degree and is an all round energetic soul. In a world that is getting more technological, she shares her journey to becoming a Data Scientist. In this episode we dive deep into what Artificial Intelligence means and the real impact of the Forth-Industrial-Revolution on humanity. What will be replaced, and what won’t!

Instagram: Datatechcon

www.datatechcon.com

#120 – CEO Douglas Ogeto on Tech and Gaming and CEO Olusola Amusan delivers a Masterclass on Artificial Intelligence

This episode features Sola Amusan, an AI Leader and Philanthropist and Douglas Ogeto, Co-Founder and CEO of LudiqueWorks

Sola Amusan, an Artificial Intelligence Evangelist, is an UNLEASH Alumnus, HIVE Global Leader, the Author of Are You Branded or Stranded (2010, 2020), a global shaper of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Country Support Mechanism (CSM) of the Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund in Nigeria and the President of the 8th Session of the African Youth and Governance Conference. He is passionate about social entrepreneurship as a key to unlocking Africa’s immense potential.

Twitter – Olusolamusan

www.covenworks.com

Douglas Ogeto is Co-Founder and CEO of LudiqueWorks, Africa’s fastest growing and award winning video game publishing company, game development accelerator and dedicated game fund, committed to growing the video game development and eSports industry on the continent. They have built the largest community of game developers across 16+ African countries as well as eSports in 24+ African countries.

Twitter – douglasogeto

www.ludique.works

#119 – Founder and CEO of Officialhacker.com and Digital Entrepreneur Angad Singh (21) and Cyber Security Expert Rupesh Mittal talk to us about Cryptocurrency and Cyber Security

This episode features Angad Singh (Cryptocurrency and blogging) and Rupesh Mittal (Cyber Security) from India.

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Angad is the founder and CEO of Officialhacker.com, a firm that provides the latest information on hacking news, cyber attacks and tips and tricks to make for a safer cyber experience. He is a successful digital entrepreneur who started his blog, officialhacker.com in 2016. It has since become a leading site in the cyber, technology and blockchain worlds. He is also a motivational speaker having started his second blog, belikebillionaire.com to provide motivational stories of people that have succeeded in their fields. You can find Angad on the following channels

www.officialhacker.com

Twitter – @rootmalware

Rupesh is the founder of Mittal Technologies and a Cyber Security Consultant. He started his foundation in order to help students find their interests and also develop skills required for a better future. Rupesh, in his role as a Cyber Security Consultant for the Police Force in India came across many crimes that involved Cyber attacks and decided to expand on his interest. He has completed a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from VNR VJIET, Hyderabad

Twitter – @rupeshmittalofc

http://www.rupeshmittal.in

118 – Life begins at 40, World Class Comedian Celeste Ntuli and Tech Enthusiast Brendon Petersen on the digital ecosystem

This episode features Celeste Ntuli and Brendon Petersen, Celeste is a Comedian and Actress on one of South Africa’s most watched soapies. Brendon is a Tech Journalist considered an expert in the Industry.

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In this episode, one of the funniest women in South African comedy speaks about her transformation over the years and how it changed the manner in which she delivers her material on stage, and lastly she shares the difficulties of being a woman in an otherwise male dominated industry.  

Twitter: @celestentuli  

Instagram: Celestentuli 

Brendon Peterson is an overall Tech Industry expert, having worked for Amazon.com as part of the digital media launch team. He also speaks about his own website Reframed.co and podcast alike ReframedTech.  

Podcast & Socials: https://linktr.ee/brendonp  

#117 – The Gift of Discipline – Renowned Global Speaker Vusi Thembekwayo on the secrets to living a full life.

This episode features the one and only Vusi Thembekwayo, Business Mogul, Author, Speaker and Venture Capitalist.

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Vusi is the founder of MyGrowthFund & IC Knowledge Bureau. He is a business tycoon and a renowned global business speaker. Vusi is amongst the most accomplished authors having sold over 50,000 copies of his various books. He has successfully built and transformed business in South Africa and abroad.

In this episode, Vusi reveals his secret to preparing and delivering mesmerizing keynote addresses.

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/vusithembekwayo/

Twitter – @VusiThembekwayo

Speaker. Rockstar. Venture Capitalist.

#vusithembekwayo

Episode Co-Producer – Bandile ‘C-Moody’ Lukhele – bandilelkhl5@gmail.com

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#116 – France’s New Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities and VP and MD of Hewlett-Packard (HP) Inc. Africa on the 4th Industrial Revolution, coming from humble beginnings and disruption in the tech space, Elisabeth Moreno

This episode features Elisabeth Moreno, the new French Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities and Vice President and Managing Director of HP Inc. Africa.

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In her role at HP, Elisabeth provides country leadership for South Africa and is tasked with driving profitable growth across the company’s printing, personal systems and services business across the Africa region.

Moreno, a political novice, is now in charge of diversity and equal opportunities. She is the only black member of President Emmanuel Macron’s new cabinet.

She has previously held various senior management positions at Lenovo, Dell and Orange. Before joining HP, Elisabeth was President and General Manager of Lenovo in France.

This is a rich, high energy conversation driven by Elisabeth’s passion for the African continent, HP and technology in general. You can connect with Elisabeth on the following channels;

linkedin.com/in/elisabeth-s-moreno

Twitter – @1ElisaMoreno

#hpafrica #hp

#115 – 4IR – Chris Do, Emmy Award Winning Designer on how to grow your YouTube Channel plus Anjali Malik, MD & board-certified, fellowship-trained breast imaging radiologist

Chris is an Emmy award-winning motion designer, director, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur. Dr. Anjali Malik is a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast imaging radiologist and women’s health advocate.

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Chris is the founder of The Futur—an online education platform with the mission of teaching 1 billion people how to make a living doing what they love. He currently serves as the chairman of the board for the SPJA, and as an advisor to Saleshood.

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thechrisdo/

Twitter – @theChrisDo

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/chrisdo72

Dr. Malik practices breast imaging and OB/Gyn ultrasound at Washington Radiology. Through her role on the Medical Advisory Committee, she mentors and inspires women to be in charge of their breast and ovarian health. She utilizes her social media platforms as a space for education and empowerment. In addition to her passion for women’s health and education, she is a frequent speaker on health literacy, advocacy and utilization of social media in medicine.

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/anjalimalikmd/?hl=en

Twitter – @AnjaliMalikMD

#1000AfricanVoices

#114 – Ayanda “MaNgubane” Borotho, Unbecoming to Become, South Africa

This episode features Ayanda Borotho, Actress, Author, MC, Speaker, MC, Entrepreneur, Mother and Wife.

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In the episode Ayanda talks about her 400+ page book, Unbecoming to become and the process of writing a book. We cover wide ranging topics from parenting, the death of George Floyd and the meaning thereof. She explains why she has never attended an awards ceremony even though in 2020 she was nominated for this year’s United Nations Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), Under 40, Global 100 awards.

What makes Ayanda tick and what does she really care about? How is she as a parent? If you would like to scratch beneath the surface then this episode is for you. Just a warning, this episode contain ‘heavy’ content.

Instagram – ayandaborotho

#blacklivesmatter #Icantbreathe #unbecomingtobecome #Isibaya

#113 – 4IR – Linda Raimondo and Giulia Bassani, Aspiring Astronauts

This episode features Linda Raimondo and Giulia Bassani from Italy.

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Linda is an aspiring European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut, physics student, television presenter, author and science traveler. She is passionate about space and has always wanted to be an Astronaut.

Twitter – @AstroLinda99

Giulia is an Aerospace Engineering Student, Italian writer of science fiction, science communicator and an aspiring astronaut.

Twitter – @Astro_Giulia

#Italy #Astronaut

#1000AfricaVoices #4IR

#112 – 4IR – Ismail El Azizi on good UX/UI Design and Lisa Njenga on Youth Advocacy

This episode features Ismail El Azizi from Casablanca, Morocco and Lisa Njenga from Kenya.

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Ismail is a UX/UI designer who enjoys helping people turn ideas into great products. He is also a Figma ambasador.

Twitter – https://twitter.com/smailelazizi;

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ismail_elazizi/; https://ismailelazizi.com/

Lisa is an African Union Youth Ambassador based in New York

Twitter – @mlnjenga

#111 – 4IR – Can futurists predict the future? Professor André Roux

Professor André Roux has been the Director of the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at the University of Stellenbosch since 1996. He also lectures on economics and futures thinking on numerous programmes at MBA and executive education programmes.

In this episode he talks about what futurists do and his views on alternative future scenarios. As an economist and futurist, how does he think COVID-19 will impact the world? 

You can find Professor Roux at the University of Stellenbosch thinking about future scenarios without making predictions.

#maties

#110 – 4IR – Marek Zmysłowski on building Africa’s Amazon and being on Interpol’s most wanted list

Marek Zmysłowski is a Polish-born Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor, Speaker, Bestselling Author.

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He co-founded Jumia Travel – Africa’s Biggest Hotel Booking Portal listed on NYSE as part of Jumia Group and HotelOnline.co – a Travel Technology Company. In 2014, he was chosen as one of the Ten Most Important People in Tech by IT News Africa Magazine.

https://marekzmyslowski.com/

Twitter – @marekchinedu

#poland #jumia #nigeria

#109 – 4IR – Yolanda Nlang on Data Analytics and Dean McCoubrey on Digital Life Skills for Learners

This episode features two guests from two continents and working in two different fields. Maria Yolanda Nlang is a data scientist from Belgium. Dean McCoubrey helps learners acquire digital life skills.

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Dean is the Founder of MySocialife (https://www.mysocialife.com),
Instagram – @MySociaLifeSA
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/in/deanmccoubrey and Facebook – @MySociaLifeSA

Yolanda is a Senior Consultant at EY (Data Scientist) and the Founder of Nátch (a platform that promotes tech amongst women).

linkedin.com/in/maría-yolanda-bile-nlang-b049574b

#108 – 4IR – Mushambi Mutuma – CEO and Founder of Altivex on the future of work

Mushambi Mutuma, CEO, Author, Speaker and Tech Entrepreneur

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Mushambi has over 12 years of experience building brands and businesses across Africa and the US. His company focuses on African engagement in tech and digital industries. In this episode he talks about COVID-19, Tech, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. You can connect with him on the following channels

http://www.mushambimutuma.co/

Twitter – @mushambimutuma

#107 – 4IR – John Lombela – International Speaker, Founder of Innovecs and Cryptovecs, Entrepreneur

John Lombela, Blockchain and Crypto Advocate

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In this episode John gives a masterclass on blockchain and cryprocurrencies. He is a graduate of Tshwane University of Technology, the University of Liverpool and the Anglia Ruskin University. If you ever wanted to know about blockchain in detail then this is the episode for you.

Twitter – @JohnLombela

https://johnlombela.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnlombela/

 

 

#106 – 4IR – Joshua Opoku Agyemang Otoo, President of IoT Network Hub, Ghana

Josh is a Computer Programmer, Serial Entrepreneur, Futurist and IoT Evangelist.

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Josh is the President of Internet of Things Network Hub (IoT Network Hub Africa) Africa, the fastest and largest growing Tech community in West Africa, with chapters in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Gambia.
He is also the Founder of Entrepreneurs Network Hub, a community envisioned to bring all aspiring, budding and serial entrepreneurs with grit who are self-motivated to be the next generation change makers in Ghana and the Africa Continent.

You can connect with Josh on Twitter – @joshoaotoo

#105 – 4IR – David Kamunyu – Game Developer and Owner of Broken Helmet Entertainment

David Kamunyu is an independent, self-taught video game developer and the owner of the Kenya based Broken Helmet Entertainment studio.
If you have ever wonder about the process of building a video game from scratch then this is the episode for you. Press Play and enjoy the conversation.
Twitter
@davidkamunyu

#4IR #FourthIndustrialRevolution

#104 – 4IR – Tunde Badmuss – Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Spark Something, Nigeria

Tunde Badmus is the Black Panther of Digital Marketing. He is among the top intellects and martial artists of the world, a veteran marketer, and a member of the Google Digital Garage.

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Tunde started from humble beginnings having invested in a small Internet Cafe, then running a blogging site to now being well on his way to building a full technology company with ambitious goals. Press play for a journey into the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Twitter – @tundebadmuss

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/tunde-badmus-44673153/

https://sparksomething.com.ng/

 

#103 – Enrique Serrano Aparicio on magic and computer hacking & Fadila Ahmad Abdulrazaq on the future of work

Enrique Serrano Aparicio (Spain), is an IT Engineer, Speaker and Entrepreneur. He is on https://enriqueite.com/ and on Twitter – @EnriqueITE

Our second guest couldn’t be more different. Her name is Fadila Ahmad Abdulrazaq (Nigeria and Ghana). She is the founder of http://www.africanslivingfully.com. She focuses on the future of work, lifestyle design and travel. You can reach her on fadila@africanslivingfully.com; Website: http://www.africanslivingfully.com; Social Media handles: Instagram: Fadila_AAhmad; Linkedin Fadila Ahmad Abdulrazaq

 

 

#102 – 4IR – Professor Ian Louwrens – Artificial Intelligence – Founder and Chief Executive Officer – The Pleiades Group, South Africa

Professor Ian Louwrens holds two doctoral degrees: one in applied mathematics and one in theoretical physics. His alma materae are Johns Hopkins University and Lomonosov Moscow State University. His business focuses on business analytics and economic development.

In the episode we explore the meaning of Artificial Intelligence, mathematics and the practical implications of the 4th Industrial Revolution on the African continent. Press play to hear his views on COVID-19, AI, Robotics etc. You can reach Professor on the following sites;

http://thepleiadesgroup.co.uk/home.html

https://www.linkedin.com/company/thepleiadesgroup/?trk=ppro_cprof

#dataanalytics #artificialintelligence #4IR