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BBC shares The She Word across Africa

The She Word focuses on the experiences of women in Africa

A new pan-African female-focused discussion programme, titled The She Word, has been launched by the BBC.

The new show aims to focus specifically on the experiences that women in Africa go through. It will portray real stories in an unbiased manner and also try to answer difficult questions that bother African women.

Adesuwa Onyenokwe

It will also provide answers to questions related to gender stereotypes and what makes an African woman unique, and also explore how successful female entrepreneurs are in today’s world.

These stories will be heard via live broadcasts, discussions with the panelists and also through films.

The panelists on the show include Adesuwa Onyenokwe, editor-in-chief of TW Magazine; BBC journalist Adesuwa Onyenokwe; business reporters Sharon Machira and Ingrid Nantege; columnist Valentine Njoroge; and Ethiopian poet Christine Yohannes.

Nisha Kapur, BBC commissioning editor, said: “For the first time an international broadcaster is offering a pan-African discussion programme targeted specifically at African women.

“Each edition will be hosted by a number of contributors across Africa – key influencers within their community and business. The common thread that links them is their fascinating stories and observations about life which everyone – women and men – can relate to.”

In Nigeria, The She Word airs on Sundays on TVC at 15.00 and on Fridays on ABS Anambra at 16.30. It is also broadcast by channels in Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia.

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