Imaging technology and services company Canon Central & North Africa (CCNA) has launched an interview series called African Visionaries across the continent.
The show highlights the talent, achievements and impact of everyday people in Africa who have pushed boundaries and emerged as distinct voices of their generation.
These change-makers include Nigerian comedian Alibaba Akpobome, Kenyan environmentalist Nzambi Matee and Egyptian fashion designer Hany El-Behairy.
Akpobome, who is credited with bringing Nigerian comedy into the limelight, revealed how perseverance, dedication and hard work contributed to his rise to the top. Matee, who is a leader in the global quest for sustainability, is a pioneer in recycling plastic waste into low-cost, durable plastic bricks. El-Behairy is renowned for his haute couture creations and use of luxurious fabrics and embellishments.
CCNA said in a statement: “The time has come. We can’t contain our excitement anymore. We are now sharing with you our change makers, African Visionaries of 2022.”
Nigerian comedian Alibaba Akpobome and celebrated journalist Dele Momodu have visited the mansion of the Celebrity Housemates reality TV show.
Keeping their promise of having other celebrities interact with contestants of the show, the producers of Celebrity Housemates had the comedian and the CEO of Ovation Magazine, Ovation TV and online newspaper The Boss grace the mansion with their presence.
Alibaba paid a visit to the housemates on January 17th, day 6 of the reality show. He shared funny anecdotes and stories of experiences he has had, and he also had contestants tell him what Nigerian dishes they could prepare.
According to a post on the Facebook page of Celebrity Housemates, Momodu visited the mansion on Friday January 19, acting as a guest speaker and a mentor to the housemates.
After competing for the role with fellow housemate Funky Mallam, rapper Ruggedman was selected to be the house captain few days after the TV show launched.
Over last weekend, a party was held at the house to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria. Each contestant geared up in their traditional attire and showed off their native dance steps.
No eviction has taken place yet.
Celebrity Housemates airs every weekday on various TV channels including Wap TV, Silverbird Television, NTA, TVC Entertainment, DSTV and PRTV. It also airs 24/7 on web channel Dope TV.