Change agents making waves on the African continent are this week’s guests of CNN International’s African Voices sponsored by data grand masters, Globacom.
In a press statement released in Lagos on Friday, Globacom said the edition, entitled Change Makers, would feature the founder of African Leadership Academy, Fred Swaniker, and Nigeria’s Ugo Udezue who is the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Basketball League (ABL).
CNN described Swaniker and Udezue as outstanding Africans who share dreams for a better world and better future, adding ” these individuals are shaking up the status quo and simultaneously empowering their fellow countrymen.”
Born in Enugu State, Nigeria, 37-year-old Udezue is a former basketball international who plied his trade with Wyoming in the United States. He sees basketball as more than a game, and has made it a personal mission to build a sports empire from scratch. He is expected to reveal to viewers about 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.”
A Ghanaian entrepreneur and leadership development expert, Swaniker, is the second guest on the programme. He has launched five organizations aimed at developing leaders, primarily in Africa. Swaniker is expected to discuss his pet project, the African Leadership Academy, whose objective is to develop 6,000 transformative leaders for Africa over a 50-year period.
African Voices airs on CNN International at 10.30 a.m. on Fridays. It is repeated at 2.30 p.m. on Saturdays, 12.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. on Sundays. Viewers can also watch the show on Mondays at 11:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays at 5.30 a.m.