Dear Diaspora

By Nduulwa Kowa

Africa is the future, period. Dear Diaspora spotlights innovators across Africa and the Diaspora — and explores topics centering the African experience around the world.

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    53. Zimbabwean-Born Writer and Director Lee Ngwenya on Zambia’s Film Scene and Showing Up for African Creatives
    1:00:08
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    52. #EndSARSMovement Reflections with Pod Save Africa Hosts Akinade and Oyin Aderele
    59:39
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    51. Doing Good Work In Africa: How I'm Connecting College Students To Africa-Based Companies And Non-Profits|Ola Erogbogbo
    59:42
  4. 4.
    50. Diaspora Diaries – My Thoughts on the Biden-Harris Win, Celebrating 50 Episodes and What Podcasting Has Taught Me
    27:01
  5. 5.
    49. How I'm Building a Marketplace to Improve Access to Healthcare in Africa | Sam Baddoo, Fleri Founder 
    1:13:33
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    48. Dan Kihanya on Growing up Kenyan-American, Startups, and Doing Business in Emerging Markets
    46:54
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    47. How to Side Hustle and Supplement Your Income by Trading Stocks With Teri Ijeoma
    43:13
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    46. Unpacking Africa with Emmanuel Gamor: Entrepreneurship, Tackling Youth Unemployment and Africa’s Future
    46:01
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    45. Iveoma on Moving to Nigeria, Life in Lagos, and Dating as a Returnee
    56:43
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    44. Five Growth Trends Shaping Africa’s Future (REWIND)
    44:47
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    43. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji on The Future Africa Fund and How Africa’s Challenges Can Be Transformed Into Global Business Opportunities
    48:33
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    42. How Social Entrepreneur Edith Njage is Building Her Business in Kenya and Aiming to Create 100,000 Jobs
    40:18
  5. 13.
    41. How I Helped Build Zambia's First Innovation Hub - Lukonga Lindunda, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Bongo Hive
    48:32
  6. 14.
    40. Yard and Parish Co-Founders on Building A Home For Melanin-focused, Independent Brands of the African Diaspora
    30:11
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    39. Diaspora Diaries: #BlackLivesMatter
    16:08
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    38. BomaLink Founder and CEO Shola Salako on Building A Global Business and Professional Networking Platform
    46:06
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    37. Amaka Uchegbu on The Future of Work in Black America, Working at McKinsey and Company and Embracing Her British-Nigerian Identity
    1:08:45
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    36. Asafu Thomas on Building A Platform Connecting the African Diaspora Through Tech and Working with Tech Talent on the Continent
    40:44
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    35. Blk Pod Collective Founder & Creative Director Ona Oghogho on Podcasting, Representation and Disrupting the Status Quo
    53:58
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    34. Boddle Learning Co-Founders Edna Martinson and Clarence Tan on Building an Ed Tech Platform
    34:07
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    33. Sistahbiz Global Network Founder Makisha Boothe on Launching the Nation’s First Small Business Loan Fund for Black Women Entrepreneurs
    42:24
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    32. Sesi Technologies Founder Isaac Sesi on Building Grain Mate, Supporting African Entrepreneurs and Teaching Young People to Code on Their Smart Phones
    55:36
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    31. Mwende Bwino Podcast Host Mazuba Kapambwe on Living and Working in Zambia, Intra-African Travel, and Why You Should Visit Zambia Next
    50:48
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    30. Doctoral Researcher Michael Addany on His Experience Living Under Lockdown in Wuhan, China and What an African Response to the Coronavirus Should Look Like
    1:03:29
  17. 25.
    29. Quarantine Chronicles, An Update on My New Gig and A Some Encouragement to Help You get Through The Next Few Months
    21:46
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    28. D’IYANU Founder Addie Elabor on Building a Ready-to-Wear African Inspired Fashion Brand From the Ground Up
    38:45
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    27. Certified Africa Founders Nii and Kristin Quaye on Curating Transformative Trips and Sharing Business Opportunities on the Continent
    42:56
  20. 28.
    26. By Design Co-Founder Justin Ikerionwu on Creativity, Building a Lifestyle Brand and Finding Your Village
    45:46
  21. 29.
    25. BlackTravelBox Founder Orion Brown on Building a Brand for Black Women Travelers and the Lessons She’s Learned Traveling the World
    43:40
  22. 30.
    24. Kahawa 1893 Founder Margaret Nyamumbo on Empowering Women and Building a Pan-African Coffee Brand
    38:29
  23. 31.
    23. Ashley Akunna on Creating The Grapevine, Staying Consistent and Lessons She’s Learned as a Creative Entrepreneur
    27:49
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    22. Africa's Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World's Next Big Growth Market – Book Review
    53:03
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    21. How You Can Get Better with Money in 2020 with Journey to Launch’s Jamila Souffrant
    22:28
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    20. Goodbye 2019 + 10 Lessons I Learned in the Last Decade
    41:36
  27. 35.
    19. For Us by Us – Reflections on African Leadership, Development and a Special Spotlight Andela with BOA54's Hauwa Aguillard
    53:03
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    18. Dayo Akinrinade on Building Africlick, a Dating and Networking App for African and Caribbean Professionals and Creatives
    56:55
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    17. CannaGo Founder Victor Nwadike on Teaching Himself to Code and Starting a Cannabis Technology Company
    50:10
  30. 38.
    16. Solo Episode! What's Next for Dear Diaspora and Reflecting on How I Secured the Bag this Year
    21:37
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    15. Clout Enterprises Co-Founder Luper Akough on Partnering with Amazon, Running a Business With His Wife and Being a Real Estate Investor
    50:31
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    14. How to Start a Cosmetics Line with Lady Beverly Co-Founder Beverly Luma
    45:15
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    13. African Tech Roundup’s Andile Masuku on the first ‘Made in Africa’ Smartphone and How to Do Business on the Continent the Right Way
    1:18:01
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    12. Bonus Episode – Why is Self-Care So Hard? Self-Care Chat with My Bestfriend Jasmine
    1:09:13
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    11. How Balkissa Mahamane Founded a School in Rural Niger While Working Full-Time and Running a Consulting Business
    59:08
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    10. Serial Tech Entrepreneur Nana Prempeh on Building a Platform for 500 Million African Christians
    41:19
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    9. Journalist and Founder of TanTV Studios Adedayo Fashanu on Storytelling and Spotlighting Global Youth Change-Makers
    52:01
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    8. Paradise Sun Snacks Founder Jedu Armar on Sun Cooking, Why He Returned to Ghana, and His Hopes for Africa's Future
    1:00:49
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    7. Iveoma Okparaeke on Why She's Relocating to Nigeria, Why Africa is "Hot" Right Now and How You Can Avoid Running Out of Money When Doing Business Abroad
    39:05
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    6. MIZIZI President and Chief Paakow Essandoh on Creating a Global Movement, Collaborating with Marvel and Disney, and Staying Rooted
    46:07
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    5. Away to Africa Founder Tiffanie Anderson on Starting Her Company, Managing a Global Team, and How Her Accent Has Been One of Her Biggest Challenges When Doing Business in Africa
    39:30
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    3. Take Back Africa Summit Founder Fata Acquoi - "Even if you’re not going to go back home, at least support the work being done to create change.”
    37:29

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