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African Voices Compilation Show Brings Back Elumelu

For television viewers who missed the edition of CNN African Voices, which featured ace banker and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu, they can still watch the inspirational episode courtesy of the Compilation Show coming up this weekend.

The Compilation Show of African Voices, sponsored by Globacom, which is broadcast at the end of every month showcases the three editions of the month. It will be on air at 8.30 a.m. on Friday and on Saturday at 11.30 p.m., 4.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.  Other repeat broadcasts come up on Sunday at 4.00 a.m., 8.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m., with more repeats on Monday and Tuesday at 4.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. respectively.  

Elumelu, 56, who is the Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Heirs Holdings and Transcorp, shares the details of how his tenacity and raw confidence earned him his first job as a salesman at the defunct All States Trust Bank.  He had a rapid rise in banking, becoming MD/CEO of Standard Trust Bank in record time, and later led the bank to merge with UBA.

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Tony Elumelu, Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Heirs Holdings and Transcorp

He established The Tony Elumelu Foundation in 2010 as a major philanthropy in Africa championing the cause of entrepreneurship and sponsoring outstanding entrepreneurs across the continent.  

The story of two Kenyan change-makers will also be retold in the Compilation edition of the programme, courtesy of the grandmasters of data, Globacom.  

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The Kenyans include; Elizabeth Njoroge, founder of the Art of Music Foundation, who deploys the transformative power of classical music to provoke positive change in the lives of young Kenyans and Peter Tabichi, 37-year-old winner of the 2019 Global Teacher Prize

Njoroge uses the transformative power of classical music to stimulate noticeable change in the lives of young Kenyans, especially those in the rural parts of her country. She equally runs the National Youth Orchestra of Kenya (KNYO), which serves as a rallying point for musically gifted youth from all parts of the country.

Tabichi is a science teacher and Franciscan friar at the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School which boasts of just one computer, intermittent access to the internet and a student-teacher ratio of 58:1. He   donates 80 per cent of his salary to supporting pupils in his rural Pwani Village while the Talent Nurturing Club which he founded has dramatically aided school attendance.Similarly, his peace club unites youths who have been involved in acts of violence. 

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Earlier this year, Tabichi emerged winner out of 10,000 nominations and travelled on an airplane for the first time to collect his $1million Global Teacher prize in Dubai.