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Big names from East and Southern Africa lined up for Anyiko Owoko’s podcast

Season 3 of the highly anticipated VIP Access by Anyiko Owoko is set to premier on September 5, 2023, on all digital platforms where podcasts can be accessed. In a new turn of events, Ms Owoko’s podcast will now be broadcasted on Nation FM and its audience will be able to watch its audio/visual production.

Beginning September 9, 2023 and every Sunday thereafter, VIP Access will air from 7-8pm on Nation FM’s Plug and Play segment as well as live streamed from anywhere across the world.

In a statement to newsrooms, Ms Owoko revealed that 17 African stars drawn from East and South Africa; as well as from the Netherlands will be featured in this season where episodes will air weekly. The African countries include Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Lesotho.

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“The weekly audio/visual podcast will feature a cross section of acclaimed African storytellers, songwriters, hitmakers and showstoppers. They include Tanzanian Hip Hop artist and wordsmith Fredrick Mulla aka Master Manondo alongside his Kenyan Umoja Sounds group member Provoke – also a renowned music producer and executive,” Ms Owoko said..

Lesotho Soul singer Leomile alongside South African Venda-Folk singer Muneyi and Kenyan percussionist, drummer and singer Kasiva Mutua have a longstanding relationship with African folktales. They will address how African folktales provide meaning and healing through music and storytelling.

“South African singer and performer Bongeziwe Mabandla will also feature on the show alongside soulful Kenyan singers and performers including Fena Gitu, Mayonde and Sage. Kenyan hip hop movers and shakers Boutross, Kayvo KForce and Vallerie Muthoni will also join the season alongside soulful Rhumba and R&B singers Ambasa Mandela, Yaba and Bensoul,” Ms Owoko said.

According to Ms Owoko, Kenyan singer, designer and psychologist based in Amsterdam Steve Biko aka Biko O2O will share his experience living abroad and juggling careers while dismantling what it means to redefine masculinity,” said

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Four episodes of the VIP Access have already been shot in South Africa featuring BONJ, Muneyi, Bongeziwe Mabandla and Leomile. According to Ms Owoko, their episodes will touch on their music style, genres of choice and knack for storytelling, how they broke into the music industry and achieved success.

“The introductory episodes are a perfect soundboard for creatives who haven’t yet established strong brands and are struggling to find their identity. It’s a powerful season that will inspire, educate and once again celebrate African achievement and originality,” added Ms Owoko.

The season is also set to feature Bongeziwe Mabandla, Fena Gitu, Bensoul, Yaba, Kasiva, Kayvo KForce and Boutross who will share their expert and personal tips and tricks to making it in their industries as well as delve into their latest albums. Additionally, Sage, Mayonde, Yaba and Ambasa Mandela will also spend some time recalling their industry highs and lows.

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