Africa State of Mind
Latest episodes in this series
Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide05 April 2019 | 39 Minute Listen
This year marks the 25th commemoration of a tragic event in Africa’s history – the Rwanda Genocide. Lee Kasumba, host of Africa State of Mind along with the Rwanda genocide survivor, Prince Totto Théogène Niwenshuti, former Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Mimi Kalinda, Group CEO and Co-founder of Africommunications Group pay tribute victims and survivors.
Femi Oke: Al Jazeera journalist and Co-founder of Moderate The Panel26 March 2019 | 39 Minute Listen
In this episode of Africa State of Mind Lee Kasumba speaks to Femi Oke. She is a journalist at Al Jazeera, a radio broadcaster and founder of moderatethepanel.com. In 2007 Femi Oke's work in Africa was recognised by The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Communications Agency with the presentation of the "African Achievers Award 2007". Femi was also named Nigerian media personality of the year in 2007 and picked up the Interaction media award in 2008 for her commitment to broadcasting the complex issues of Africa.
Acha Leke: Chairman of McKinsey & Co Africa15 March 2019 | 51 Minute Listen
In this episode, Lee Kasumba speaks to Acha Leke - the chairman of McKinsey’s Africa region. Acha is the cofounder and member of the Global Advisory Council of the African Leadership Academy, a co-educational boarding school that aims to develop the next generation of African leaders. Acha discussed why he thinks Africa has – at times – leadership crisis.
Susan Younis: Marketing Director for Urban Music at Warner Music Group01 March 2019 | 35 Minute Listen
Lee Kasumba speaks to Susan Younis, the new Marketing Director for Urban Music at Warner Music Group about her love for African pop music and how she plans to elevate it. She also busts some myths about the entertainment industry
Sho Madjozi: South African Rapper and Poet15 December 2018 | 67 Minute Listen
Sho Madjozi, South African rapper and poet, talk to Lee Kasumba about growing up in different countries in Africa, performing at The New York and Johannesburg Global Citizen concerts and her various careers before entering the music industry.
Pushie Watson: Public Speaker and Preacher07 December 2018 | 50 Minute Listen
Pushie Watson is a dynamic Speaker & Pastor who is passionate about giving hope and touching people lives. She was first introduced to the African public as a television presenter in 1997 and grew to become a well-known face across the continent. Originally from Liberia, Pushie’s culturally diverse heritage lead her to further her education in Kenya and Ghana, followed by a study related gap year in the Gambia before finally immigrating to South Africa. She is now the Head Of Women's Ministry at Rhema Bible Church.
Efosa Ojomo: Research fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute09 November 2018 | 48 Minute Listen
In the latest episode of Africa State of Mind with Lee Kasumba, Efosa Ojomo, research fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and founder and president of Poverty Stops Here talks about possible ways of eradicating poverty.
Mpumi Nobiva: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Graduate02 November 2018 | 45 Minute Listen
Motivational speaker Mpumi Nobiva, who was one of the first Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy graduates speaks to Lee Kasumba about her tough upbringing, the plight of Africa’s youth and how they should take ownership of their future.
Jennifer Thomas: Former CNN journalist and news producer26 October 2018 | 20 Minute Listen
In this episode of Africa State of Mind, we feature award winning journalist Jennifer Thomas. With a broadcast career spanning over 25 years, the former CCN executive producer and current Professor of Journalism at Howard University speaks to Lee Kasumba about her recent trip to SA and her participation in Media Freedom Week.