(1) Africa 53: Exploring the continent’s diversity

Too many times, I have heard the African continent described as a country with one homogeneous ethnic group. Considering that the continent is 30.4 million square metres (m2) in size, dwarfing Russia at 17.1m2, according to Nature America, and easily swallows up China, India, the US and most of Europe, isn’t it about time her true might is reflected properly?

I recently met a man who, through his work and in his spare time, has visited 53 of the 54 countries recognised by the African Union.

It may have taken him 25 years but his experiences have helped to give him a more balanced appreciation of the continent, her people and the politics.

In the first of three podcast instalments here, lawyer and journalist Dr Feyi Ogunade talks candidly about nation building and corruption and tells us some of his favourite cuisines and destinations.

This podcast is based on questions from MisBeee Writes readers. Music in this podcast is called ‘Di Asempa’ and comes from Atakora Manu & His Sound Engineers.

 

By Kirsty Osei-Bempong

For more posts like this, click Vlog: Azania – exploring cultural unity across ancient Africa

And What is the capital of Africa

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