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CNN Honours Top-Rated Nigerian Chef on Glo-Sponsored African Voices

chike onwuegbuchi

A Nigerian chef, Gbubemi Fregene, also called “Chef Fregz”, is being celebrated in this week’s episode of CNN African Voices, sponsored by Nigeria’s foremost telecommunications operator, Globacom.

According to a press release by the sponsor, Globacom, the chef is one of the three personalities being celebrated on the show this weekend, the other two being South Africa’s Puppeteer, Janni Younge, and Ugandan actress,  Flavia Tusimme.

Chef Fregz has unbridled passion for cooking and believes that to create great tasty meals, one needs a lot of love and passion.

He will share the story of how he gained recognition in the very competitive industry in this new episode of the TV magazine.

He will talk about how his passion for his job, his creativity and the world-class training he received at Le Cordon Bleu combined to take him to the top of his career.

Chef Fregz was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, and attended the famous Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Paris, France, a school that produced world’s cuisines’ finest, including Gaston Acurio, Mario Batali, Simone Beck and David Burtka.

He has established a reputation in the industry as a young chef who has something new and different to offer.

Also featuring on the show is South African puppeteer, Janni Younge, a graduate of the French National School of Puppet Theatre. Younge has made a huge success of using movable dolls to entertain her audience.

She has won several local and international awards for her work, including the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Theatre and three Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards.

She has created and directed puppetry for artists and companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bristol Old Vic.

Flavia Tusimme, the third guest, is a Ugandan actress, radio and television host, voice-over artist, and author. She has been a television presenter since she was a teenager. She has been a VJ on Channel O and a presenter for Big Brother Africa in 2012.

Her awards include Silver award in the best mid-morning show category at the 2013 Radio and TV awards and Best Female Radio Personality - Uganda Entertainment Awards 2016.

Catch CNN African Voices at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday, and at 12.30 a.m. and 7.30p.m. on Sunday. There are further repeats at 11.30 a.m. on Monday and 5.30 a.m. on Tuesday.