#93 – Langa Mavuso, Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Johannesburg, South Africa

Langa Mavuso, Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Johannesburg, South Africa

Langa Mavuso is a Diepkloof born singer song writer, who obtained a BA in Politics and Economics, started singing at a very young age. He started recording his EP when he returned home after his studies. Though he describes his music as Soul and RnB his audience interprets it in many different ways because his style is inspired by the Jazz he grew up listening to and studied.

His performing career was perfected performing in school growing up. That coupled with his participation in musicals helped him build the discipline he needed to be in the South African music industry.

Langa Mavuso was nominated in the Rising Star category for the annual DSTV Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards.

Twitter https://twitter.com/LangaMav

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/langamav/

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

#92 – Mohamed Bashir, Founder of Daauus Creative Design Agency in 2015, Mogadishu, Somalia

This episode features Mohamed Bashir Osman, who was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. A young man who found refuge in the Netherlands where he studied. He never forgot his home country, as he became a board member and chairman of the Somali community organization in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

When Somalia started recovering from the chaos of war and people started moving back, Mohamed also moved back to start a business he had seen an opportunity for. He then launched Daauus Creative Design Agency in 2015.

Daauus has since won Best Marketer of the Year 2017 and 2019 Business of the Year in the International Somali Awards in London.

MB is an inspiration to many young Africans and has made his way into the list of 100 most influential young Africans.

Twitter – @MrMidnimo

Instagram – midnimo

https://www.facebook.com/mmidnimo

#91 – Derik Omari, Recipient of the 2018 Queen’s Young Leader’s Award, Ghana

This episode features Derick Omari, a native Ghanaian who has been dubbed one of Africa’s most influential young people. Derick has won the hearts of people in Ghana, Africa and the world. A very inspiring young man who was named recipient of the 2018 Queen’s Young Leader’s Award. He was chosen to win this award from a pool of over 4000 finalists.

Derick is the founder of Tech Era – a community engagement initiative aimed at equipping underprivileged children with IT skills, also helping to teach the visually impaired to use computers. He also started Berekuso Music Project, an afterschool initiative to teach pupils to play music.

Derick uses all he has at his disposal to expose the youth to things that they thought were otherwise unreachable.

https://www.facebook.com/Derricus

https://www.instagram.com/derick_omari/

https://twitter.com/DerickOmarihttps://www.linkedin.com/in/derickomari/

http://www.1000africanvoices.com

#90 – Modou Njie – The Gambia, Founder of Farm Fresh and FinTech player

This episode features Modou NS Njie, a young Gambian entrepreneur, founder of Farm Fresh, online food store and online delivery. He recently won the Seedstars contest for The Gambia, where he presented his project named Money Farm.

Modou NS Njie is an ICT expert with over 20 years experience as Head of IT for UNDP, Deloitte and two major banks in The Gambia. Over the past five years however, Modou transformed himself into a social entrepreneur by starting up Farm Fresh. The project focuses on promoting local produce and thereby securing income for local farmers and food processors.

Modou is using his skills to make finance more accessible to farmers who have land but struggle to make it profitable.

Press play to his views on technology and how he built Farm Fresh to the business it is today.

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

https://twitter.com/msnjie

https://www.facebook.com/njiekuli

http://www.1000africanvoices.com