CNN International Correspondent Larry Madowo has been announced as the new host of the long-running series African Voices Changemakers.
African Voices has been airing on CNN International for over a decade, profiling individuals from across the continent who are making a difference in their communities and making cultural contributions.
Madowo, who is based in Nairobi and joined CNN in 2021, has a wealth of experience reporting from around the world.
From covering the Kenyan elections, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the World Economic Forum in Davos to anchoring news shows and reporting on issues such as coronavirus vaccine inequality and flooding in Nigeria.
Having been featured on African Voices in 2017, Madowo said that this new role is a “full circle moment” for him.
“I’m the new host of @cnni African Voices Changemakers. I was featured on the show in 2017 so it’s surreal to be taking over.Tell me your stories.” He wrote on Twitter.
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He stated that as Kenyan-born journalist, he is passionate about Africa and is eager to showcase the remarkable changemakers from across the continent to a global audience.
Madowo also has a significant social media following, which presents an opportunity for CNN to further engage with their African Voices Changemakers audience.
African Voices Changemakers will continue to air weekly on CNN International and will seek out leading trendsetters and trailblazers across Africa who are looking to inspire and empower the continent in a positive way.
The show runs in partnership with sponsor Globacom and is part of a larger advertising and sponsorship campaign aimed at engaging CNN’s audience across all platforms.
2022 saw the introduction of new formats and content to African Voices Changemakers, including a monthly segment titled African Voices Playmakers, which highlights sporting achievements from across Africa as part of CNN’s flagship sporting show World Sport.
Madowo’s first show as host of African Voices Changemakers will air on 25th February 2023.
By Stella Anyango