AfricaNXT 2022 AfricaNXT 2022
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THE BBC COMB PODCAST LIVE: THE POWER OF LANGUAGE

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Digital Lounge 1st Floor, Innovation Pavilion

Kim Chakanetsa
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Senior Presenter and Journalist
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
Novelist, Humourist, Essayist
Damilola Oduolowu
Journalist
Kwabena B. Taiwo aka KB Taiwo
Lawyer and Essayist

The Comb is a BBC Africa weekly podcast that centres on African voices and stories. We combine the rigour of the BBC newsroom with our own distinct, intimate and sound-rich approach to storytelling.

At #AFRICANXT 2022, we are bringing The Comb live and direct to attendees! Join us for a dynamic live recording, where you the audience have the opportunity to participate. In this episode we'll explore Africa’s language famine - why are African languages being marginalised in favour of English and French and what is being done about it?  We want to hear about people’s relationship to their mother tongue and find out if things are changing and why.  With the help of our panel, we hope to explore this topic in a lively and engaging panel.

MORE ABOUT 'THE COMB'
We have covered a wide breadth of topics since our launch in July 2020 from an episode exploring whether Artificial Intelligence can be racist to another looking at the headaches that come with being a single woman in search of accommodation in Nigeria. In the years since we launched, we have built a loyal and engaged fan base across Africa and beyond.


This session is hosted by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)


Attendees (46)

Deborah Idowu
Deborah Idowu
Nil, Student
Adebayo Ishola
Adebayo Ishola
OnlineHubNG, Creative Director
Deborah Alfred
Deborah Alfred
BriefHoney Consultancy, Content/UX/Copy/Creative Writer
OLANREWAJU ADEYEMI
OLANREWAJU ADEYEMI
PRIMA GARNET AFRICA, GROUP HEAD, DIGITAL
Mercy MrcyU
Mercy MrcyU
Musicvation, Musical Artist
Keji Adedeji
Keji Adedeji
Malokun Labs, Integrated Research Assistant/Community Manager
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