CNN International’s African Voices sponsored by grand masters of data, Globacom, will this week celebrate outstandibg change agents on the African continent.
Globacom in a press statement in Lagos on Friday disclosed that this edition is entitled “Change Makers” and would feature the duo of Chief Executive Officer of Africa Basketball League (ABL), Nigeria’s Ugo Udezue, and Founder of African Leadership Academy, Fred Swaniker.
Udezue and Swaniker are rated as unique Africans who share dreams for a better world and better future. “These individuals are shaking up the status quo and simultaneously empowering their fellow countrymen,” CNN stated.
A former basketball international who sees basketball as more than a game, and has made it a personal mission to build a sports empire from scratch, Udezue, 37, was born in Enugu State in Nigeria. He played with Wyoming in the United States. On the programme, he is expected to reveal to viewers his goal “to provide a safe and socially conducive entertaining environment with basketball as the epicenter” as well as his hopes that the ABL which he co-founded will ”unite Africans through sports.”
Swaniker, on the other hand, is an entrepreneur and leadership development expert from Ghana who has launched five organizations aimed at developing leaders, mainly in Africa. His African Leadership Academy, whose objective is to develop 6,000 transformative leaders for Africa over a 50-year period, will obviously be the focus of his discussion on the programme.
Viewers can watch African Voices on CNN International at 10.30 a.m. on Fridays. A repeat episode comes up at 2.30 p.m. on Saturdays, 12.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. on Sunday as well as at 11:30 p.m. on Mondays and on Tuesdays at 5.30 a.m.
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