Glo-Sponsored African Voices Changemakers features Nigerian Chess Master

Last week, the Glo- sponsored African Voices Changemakers on Cable News Network (CNN) showcased two African chess masters, who are making a difference on the continent by inspiring youths to embrace the board game.

The telecommunications giant will bring to viewers the story of Nigeria’s Tunde Onakoya who has built a platform that enables him return to the inner cities of Nigeria where he once grew up to mentor youngsters in the game of chess. Equally, James Kang’aru Mwangi, a Kenyan who made headlines after being inducted into the prestigious ‘Forbes Africa 30 under 30 for 2021‘on the strength of his prowess in the game will be featured.

Onakoya founded ‘Chess in Slums Africa’ club, an initiative that aims to empower young ones in impoverished communities through the game of chess. The club has trained over 200 children and got life-long scholarships for 20 of them.

On the other hand, 28- year-old Mwangi, is the first chess player ever on the African continent to receive the Forbes award is a graduate of the Technical University of Kenya (TUK) and CEO of Epitome School of Chess. He honed his chess skills at TUK, which has produced several top players through his university chess club participation.

This exciting episode of African Voices Changemakers was aired on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. on DSTV channel 401 and on Sunday at 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. Another repeat will be aired on Monday at 4.00 a.m. while a two-part, 15-minute rebroadcast will hold on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.45 p.m.

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