Folake Olowofoyeku, popular actress on an American hilarious sitcom television series, Bob Hearts Abishola, is one of the guests on this week’s African Voices Changemakers on CNN International.
The 30-minute programme sponsored by telecommunications service provider, Globacom, will also host South African singer, Makhadzi, who is fondly addressed as the ‘Queen of Limpopo’ by her teeming fans.
Olowofoyeku who also plays music under the moniker, The Folake, was born in 1983 in Lagos, Nigeria. She relocated to the United States in 2001, and bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from the City College of New York. In 2019, she began to co-star with American comedian Billy Gardell in the series, Bob Hearts Abishola.
Makhadzi, whose real name is Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, is best known for her songs “Tshanda Vhuya” and “Matorokisi, and was one of the performers at the 2020 DSTV Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards during which her performance was adjudged one of the best performances of the night on social media.
The 24-year-old music star was named winner of the best Tshivenda hit with her song Yo Shoma during the Limpopo Music Awards ceremony in 2017 and was in 2018 nominated at the TSHIMA awards for Best Tshivenda Dance Artist/Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Tshivenda Song of the Year.
Both ladies will be on African Voices Changemakers on Saturday on CNN, DSTV Channel 401, at 9.30 a.m. with repeat broadcasts from Sunday 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m., 7.30 p.m. and Monday at 5.30 a.m. The edition returns on Tuesday and Wednesday in two 15-minute-parts at 6.45 p.m. on both days.