South African DJ Zinhle, The Queen of Djs is our 44th African Voice

This Episode features South African DJ, Zinhle Jiyane commonly known DJ Zinhle, the Queen of Djs. Zinhle is an award winning DJ, TV Presenter, Author, Producer and all-rounder awesome person among other things.

Zinhle Jiyane aka DJ Zinhle has become one of the most celebrated female house DJs in South Africa.
With over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry, she has become a household name in the South African music scene and has since received nominations for various award ceremonies such as Metro FM Awards and South African Music Awards.
In this episode we find out about the person who influenced her to become a DJ, the reason she would run home after school everyday, and why her dad named one of the dogs Braxton.
You can find Zinhle everywhere by following her on the different social media platforms;
Twitter – @DJZinhle
Instagram – djzinhle
Facebook – Dj Zinhle

Kenyan PhD student, Media Studies, 43rd African Voice

This Episode features Job Mwaura, Kenyan PhD Student at Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a Teaching Assistant and a PhD student of Media Studies at Wits University. His current role includes teaching and researching on digital Media in Africa and to perform other administrative in my department.

He has won a number of awards such as the Postgraduate Merit Award at Wits University and he is also a Next Generation of Social Science Researchers (SSRC) fellow. Previously, he taught Journalism, and Public Relations at Moi University and also worked as a Media Researcher at European Research Council and NCIC-Kenya. He has authored and co-authored a number of peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters conference papers and other research papers and reports. He is passionate about music and also loves to travel. 

Twitter – @jobmwaura

Actor and Singer, 42nd African Voice, Lagos, Nigeria

This Episode features, Ayobami Ayoola Ayolola, Actor (Nollywood), Speaker, Singer and 5th Winner of the Project Fame West Africa.

He was born in Kano, Nigeria until he moved to Lagos in 2001. He graduated with a Biochemistry qualification from Covenant University, Ogun State, Nigeria.
In 2012, he won Project Fame West Africa. In 2015. he put his music on hold in order to pursue a career in the movie industry. He has since featured in notable productions including but not limited to; Skinny Girl in Transit (Ndani TV on YouTube), The Men’s Club (RedTV on YouTube) and If I am President among others.

In this episode we speak about Nollywood, Ayoola’s love of music, life in Nigeria, exercise and his general views on Africa. Really good episode.

Follow Ayoola primarily on Instagram (ayo_olla)and Twitter (@theAyoola)
#nigeria #naija

41st African Voice – Lazola Belle, Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape, South Africa

This Episode features Lazola Belle, Thought Leader, Public Speaker, MC, Facilitator, Founder and Executive Member, SIT Investment Club; Founder and Strategic Consultant, Epiphany Consulting; Program Manager, Training Manager and Facilitator, Velisa Africa Academy.

His latest work is a project called Hadithi Ya (The Story of) Africa where together with his co-founders they aim to share a curated set of true African stories. In a world that has become increasingly digital, Lazola tackles topics on how the current and future technology can be used to advance developmental opportunities on the continent of Africa. He spends some of his time traveling the continent in view of understanding how it can better be connected to facilitate trade and development. One of his goals is to visit all 54 African countries in the next couple of years.  

Twitter: @lazolabelle

Facebook: Lazola Belle




40th Voice – Gabriel Ozoko, Azare, Bauchi State, Nigeria

This Episode features Gabriel Ozoko, MC, Comedian, Model, Actor, Entrepreneur and Professional Footballer.

Angel Gabriel has appeared in numerous music videos, known for his energetic dance moves. He is the Minister of laughter and the initiator of Laughter Republic. Generally, laughter republic is the coming together of comedians and musicians around Africa to celebrate comedy and the beauty of the talent in Africa.
Angel Gabriel is also an award winning comedian. In 2017 he scooped the comedian of the year award at the Nigerian Community Excellency Awards. He is again nominated for the Nigerian ADARA Awards 2018.
Recently Angel Gabriel travelled to the United Kingdom for the ‘crack ya ribs ‘comedy event which was on 26 August 2018.

Facebook – Ozoko Gabriel
Instagram – @officialangelgabriel
YouTube – Laughter Republic

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 –

You can find Emmanuel by following him on;