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Glo-Sponsored CNN African Voices Projects Nigerian, SA Artistes

chike onwuegbuchi

Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage and South Africa’s Thandiswa Mazwai will take centre stage this week on the Glo-sponsored CNN African Voices.

Tiwa Savage, one of Nigeria’s most prolific divas, emerged into musical stardom in 2010 when she released a hit song entitled Kele Kele Love.

The University of Kent graduate of Business Administration and Accounting also consecutively released three other hit singles entitled Love, Love Me (3x), Without My Heart and Ife wa gbona.

Tiwa, who was born in Lagos Nigeria, preferred to pursue a career in music rather than practising Accountancy when she enlisted in Mary J Blige’s band as a back-up singer.

Tiwa has worked with several international artistes including Chaka Khan, George Micheal, Emma Bunton of “Spice Girls”, Blu Cantrell and Kelly Clarkson.

She has also had the opportunity of working with popular producers like Oak Warren Felder who produces for Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown, Baby Face of LaFace Records, the Black Eyed Peas.

On the other hand, Thandiswa Mazwai who will also feature on the programme is one of the popular and influential musicians in South Africa.

 Born and raised in Soweto by her journalist parents, Thandiswa took her inspiration from the heavy apartheid township violence of the 1980s which helped to shape her perspective as an artiste.

The lead vocalist and song writer of Bongo Maffin says that her work has always been inspired by  writers such as Chinua Achebe, Frantz Fanon, Kwame Nkrumah and Steve Biko.

The repeat broadcast of the programme, which first runs on Friday, comes up at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday, and at 12.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. on Sunday. There are further repeats at 11.30 a.m. on Monday and at 5.30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Globacom encourage viewers to tune into the programme as it promises to be revealing and expository.

African Voices is a 30-minute magazine programme which highlights Africa's most engaging personalities who are shaping the African continent in different areas of life.