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African Voices Impactful, says Glo

Gboyega Akinsanmi

Nigeria's second-largest giant, Globacom Limited, said that Voices, a 30-minute magazine program, has had a huge impact on Africa and Africans over the last decade of its existence.

The executive vice-president of the telecommunications giant, Mrs. Bella Disu, made comments at the CNN meeting organized for the 10th anniversary of African votes at Eko Hotels and Suites. Victoria Island, Lagos.

CNN's African voices highlight the coolest trends in Africa, creating their own subcultures in areas such as travel, fashion, art, music, technology and architecture.

The program in the last decade featured prominent African talents and unique individuals who made remarkable effects in their chosen areas.

These people include young entrepreneurs such as Abai Schulze of Ethiopia and legends like the late Chinua Achebe.

In an interview, Disu said African voices overcame the communication gap in Africa over the past decade and positively projected the continent by showing the ghosts of Africa in every human effort.

The Vice-President expressed his hope that the program would continue to be a platform for mutually beneficial partnerships for many years to come.

Disu called on all Africans to participate in building the continent's future and said that partnership with CNN African Voices enabled Globacom to expand its impact in a unique way.

She said that Globacom has supported sports, cultural and entrepreneurial activities across the continent over the past 16 years, with the aim of developing and presenting talent and continuing this trajectory.

Zara Driss also said at this event: "We are proud to work with such a committed, long-time sponsor of the show that shares our passion for a diverse African culture.

"Together with Globacom, we look forward to this new era of African voices and its television and digital programming, which will enhance the profile of continental creators among international audiences."

African Voting Supervisor, Jenni Watts, also said it is humble to "come to Africa to see the impact of stories and have time to think."

Watts added that he is "a huge fan of Chimanmanda Adiche, whom Michelle Obama loves."

“Globacom has begun to sponsor African voices in 2010 and has made a significant contribution to changing the paradigm of information over the years.

"The magazine program allows Africans to tell their own stories to the world without distortion."

Among the dignitaries who attended the event were prominent Globacom dealers, publishers and CEOs of major media organizations, popular bloggers, cult Nigerians, and A-letter stars, including the brilliant juju music, King Sunny Ade, and "Orente" Adekunle Gold's crooner, who hosted serenades. .

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