The latest edition of the weekly television magazine, CNN African Voices Changemakers, sponsored by Globacom beams its spotlight on the health advocacy work of film star Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, New York-based Nigerian artist, Laolu Senbanjo, and international music producer, Meji Alabi.
Omotola, who has become one of the most watched actors in Africa, was honored by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) for her contributions to the Nigerian film industry in 2014. About a year earlier she was recognized and listed in Time Magazine’s 100 influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Kate Middleton. She is currently 43 years old and constantly raises awareness of the risk of malaria across Africa on different platforms.
Laolu Senbanjo on the other hand is based in New York and works as a visual artist, musician and songwriter. The 38 year old creative talent was a former attorney specializing in women and children’s rights. He travels across Northern Nigeria campaigning for the girl-child education, diversity and inclusion of women in leadership especially in the public sector. His recent work in designing global music icon, Beyoncé’s album, Lemonade brought him global recognition.
The last guest on the episode was Meji Alabi, a music video producer who is reputed to work with A-list artists across the world and in Nigeria including Beyoncé, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, among others. He is a winner of the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Music Video of the Year (Director) 2019 and nominee of The Headies Award for Best Music Video, 2019, and City People Music Award for Music Video Director of the Year, 2018.
The trio delighted viewers on African Voices ChangeMakers which comes up on DSTV Channel 401 on Sunday at 12.30 a.m. The programme will be repeated the same day at 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., and on Monday at 3.00 a.m. and 5.30 a.m.