39th Voice – Njeri Kihang’ah Chege, Nairobi, Kenya

This Episode features Njeri Kihang’ah Chege, an award winning journalist and Founder of the MentorMe Project, a social enterprise that has equipped more than 5000 students with personal development skills. She is also a Groove award-winning gospel singer and songwriter.

Njeri is experienced in global media, international relations as well as events management. Previously she worked for the United Nations, Nation Media Group among others. She is the convener of Aspire Conference, an annual meet up that brings together both young entrepreneurs and seasoned influencers for life-changing conversations. In October 2018, Njeri was accorded the honour of addressing a TEDx event in Eldoret, Kenya. Njeri Kihang’ah has released songs like Shuka which is Swahili for rain down and Fill This Place.

She is married to TV & Film director/producer Martin Chege and together they raise their son, Jabali.

You can reach out to Njeri for more information on her projects through the following channels;

LinkedIn/Facebook – Njeri Kihang’ah Chege
Twitter – @NjeriKihangah and @mentormeke
Instagram – MrsChege

#TedX #Nairobi #1000africanvoices

38th Voice – Emmanuel Yegon, Nairobi, Kenya

This Episode features Emmanuel Yegon, Certified Storyteller, Journalist, Digital Media Consultant, Youth Advocate, Independent Photographer and Brand Marketer.

Emmanuel Yegon is an all-around communicator who is passionate about photography, poetry, broadcast journalism and digital strategy. He has worked with top media brands in Kenya and garnered a wealth of experience. He has extensive knowledge of Social Media landscapes, networks and toolsets. He is committed to growth in the field of communication and best practice of journalism. (Source – https://yegonemmanuel.com/about-me/)

You can find Emmanuel by following him on;

37th Voice – Gciniwe Fakudze, Mbabane, eSwatini

This Episode features Gciniwe Fakudze, Chief Customer Executive (Swazi Mobile), 2008-09 Nedbank Corporate Business Woman of the Year. Awarded and Honoured as Swaziland’s Most Influential and Exemplary Young Woman Leader and in 2002 she was voted the Most Stylish Electronic Media Personality.

She has worked as CEO for 16 years. At 26 years old she joined the Matsapha Town Council as CEO and worked for them for 14 years.

As the first guest from the Royal Kingdom of eSwatini, Gciniwe talks about the beauty of her country, the reasons behind the name change from Swaziland to eSwatini and the culture and food that make her people uniquely Swati.

What makes this strong woman so successful? For answers to this and many other questions press play.

You can follow Gciniwe on;

Instagram – @gciniwef

Twitter – @diva_gciniwe




36th Voice – Patrick Fynn Bondzi, Accra, Ghana

This Episode features Patrick Fynn, Country Ambassador for Youth Opportunities, HELEH Africa – Spirited Africa Health Intern of the Year, “Discovery of the Year” Nominee at the 2017 Africa Youth Awards, Author and Medical Practitioner and Team Lead, Stand Out Care.

In this episode Patrick talks about his book, You Are On Your Own, the awards he has received as an author. We talk about his blog, Patrickfynn.com, his work with Stand Out Care and as always we delve into the cultural landscape of Accra, Ghana and West Africa.
If you have ever wondered about the economy of Ghana, the beauty of its people and have wanted to understand why Ghanaians have a reputation for being hardworking then this is the episode you have been waiting for.

Facebook – Patrick Fynn
Twitter – @patrickfynn
Instagram – @patrickfynn

35th Voice – Godfrey Madanhire, Zimbabwe & South Africa

This Episode features Godfrey Madanhire, Professional Speaker, Social Commentator, Managing Director and Owner of Dreamworld Promotions.

Godfrey is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry, fashion and the education sector. Strong entrepreneurship professional skilled in Executive Development, Life Coaching, Coaching, Business Coaching, and Entrepreneurship. Godfrey’s portfolio includes wine production, owning a lodge, a car hire company, selling motivational material etc.

In this episode, Godfrey talks about his humble beginnings from being a teacher in Zimbabwe, selling insurance in South Africa before finding his niche which is to change people’s lives.

You can reach out to Godfrey through the following channels
Twitter – @godfreyinafrica
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/godfrey.madanhire

34th Voice – Teboho Mafodi, Johannesburg, South Africa

This week’s Episode features Teboho Mafodi, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, TV and Radio Exec and Host.

Tebogo is a self-taught IT guru and was awarded the opportunity to enroll for Tertiary education after he was discovered by the former South African president Thabo Mbeki through the recognition of the Presidential National Commission. He is a Consultant, Property Investor, Media Executive, Resident Business Expert for Business Day TV and is the chairman of a successful conglomerate company called TM Group.

In this episode Teboho imparts knowledge on how to be a successful entrepreneur, how to set and achieve lofty goals and the value of having a sense of responsibility.

Twitter – @tebohomafodi

Email: info@tebohomafodi.co.za




33rd Voice – Anaël Bodwell, Victoria, Seychelles

This Episode Features Anael Bodwell, Performance Auditor, Change Maker, Queen’s Young Leaders Award Winner, Co-founder of Youth Action Movement (YAM).

Anael currently works full-time at the Office of the Auditor General in Seychelles as a Performance Auditor. She is the co-founder of the Youth Action Movement (YAM), the first and only youth NGO dealing with sexual and reproductive health issues in Seychelles. She was a nominee for the CEPS Volunteer Award in Seychelles and globally, nominated for the 120 young people under 30 working in the area of Family Planning.

In this episode, Anael talks about life on the 115 Islands of the Seychelles,the effects of Climate Change on Island nations and gives us an educational on the history and geography of the country. We talk about what she has seen from travelling to other African countries. Why does she want to visit Kigali? What’s life like when you live on an Island nation of 95000 people? What exactly is Island hopping? Press play to find out.

@anaelbodwell on Twitter