The compilation edition of African Voices Changemakers, the Globacom-sponsored magazine programme of the Cable News Network, this week, brings back to viewers media mogul, Mo Abudu, and two other talents who are positively affecting the African continent.
The two others are 30-year-old Elijah Addo, a Ghanaian chef and food stylist who has become a social entrepreneur through his creation of ‘Food for All Africa’, and Karabo Molestane, who in 2019, was listed as one of Forbes’ ‘Africa’s Foremost Under 30 CEOs’.
Abudu hit the limelight with her talk show, ‘Moments with Mo’, on which she brought many issues to public attention through interviews with top personalities, the needy and citizens with mental health issues. In 2006, she founded her own TV channel, Ebony Life Television, which is broadcast in over 49 countries across Africa, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean.
Meanwhile, Ghana-based Addo uses advocacy and a food-sharing mobile phone app to feed thousands of vulnerable children through food recovery and redistribution. In collaboration with local restaurants, supermarkets, food distribution companies and rural small-hold farmers, Addo’s organisation collects leftover food or unwanted food that is close to its ‘use-by’ date and redistributes it to disadvantaged children in orphanages, hospitals and low-income schools.
Born in Vereeniging, South Africa, Molestane is a multi-award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and street artist, who is committed to the preservation of her cultural heritage. She is renowned as a Nike shoe designer and basketball court murals artist who has equally worked with ‘The Wall Street’ and on Netflix’s ‘Strong Black’ lead season.