Africa State of Mind
Latest episodes in this series
Celebrating Africa Month with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Chude Jideonwo and Acha Leke24 May 2019 | 52 Minute Listen
Africa State of Mind with Lee Kasumba commemorates Africa Month with a special episode featuring Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, South Africa’s former deputy president and currently United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women. Lee also speaks to Chude Jideonwo, Nigerian lawyer and co-founder of The Future Project and Acha Leke, the co-founder and member of the Global Advisory Council of the African Leadership Academy.
Zain Asher: News Anchor at CNN International17 May 2019 | 48 Minute Listen
British-Nigerian news anchor at CNN International Zain Asher has an in-depth conversation with Lee Kasumba about growing up in the UK and how she dealt with discrimination at a younger age. She also talks about the importance of controlling one’s fate.
Celebrating Press Freedom With World Renowned Journalists07 May 2019 | 40 Minute Listen
In this episode of Africa State of Mind,Lee Kasumba celebrates Press Freedom. She speaks to world-renowned journalists like Angela Quintal, Africa program coordinator for Committee to Protect Journalists, Nima Elbagir, Sudanese-British journalist with CNN and Femi Oke of Al Jazeera about the state of journalism and press freedom on the African continent and around the world.
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.