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    Have You Heard (of) George’s Podcast?

    October 17, 2021 CNB

    If you haven’t listened to an episode of “Have You Heard George’s Podcast?” then, as we Londoners say, “I beg you do.” This Peabody-award-winning podcast is in its third season and has been reviewed by all and sundry for its thoughtfulness and innovation. And the pod, hosted by writer, poet, and MC George Mpanga, aka…

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    Talking Diversifying Podcasts with the Royal Society of the Arts

    October 5, 2021 CNB

    OK, in the previous post, I said I’d start sharing some of the great content that’s out there. Now, BEFORE I start doing that, I want to share I lied. I’m going to do that after this post because I want to share this video of my conversation with Octavia Goredema of Twenty Ten Agency…

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  • Ghana We 👍🏾 DEY!

    September 26, 2021 CNB

    Those of you who follow my blog or social media accounts know that I went quiet for a few weeks.  That’s because I was doing some life-shaping things IRL. Yes, I said life-shaping — for me and for others. I took time out to focus on launching the Spotify ‘Sound Up: Behind the Mic’ fellowship…

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    June 25, 2021 CNB

    Fam! Summer is finally here! While that means you all might be winding down for a few weeks, it’s the complete opposite for me. Those of you who have been following my blog posts know that I joined Spotify’s Sound Up team in March to develop its ‘Behind The Mic program for early-career podcasters. When…

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  • Listen to (de)CIPHERED: Sylvia Arthur on Diaspora Kids Standing as a Legacy to Our Parents

    June 25, 2021 CNB

    Sylvia Arthur, the founder of The Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD), based in the heart of Accra reflected on her identity as a Black British woman, and how claiming that honours the work of the ancestors who came before us.  It’s a gnarly subject for some because claiming Britishness, feels like claiming…

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  • The thing about Gina Yashere is…

    June 23, 2021 CNB

    ..well, she seems so unflinchingly HONEST.  I’ve believed this to be true for years — ever since I first saw her on TV, strutting and OWNING the stage as she dropped joke after joke about being Black and African and British back in the ’90s. The first time I watched Yashere on TV, I remember…

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