Africa State of Mind: Uniting Africans in the Diaspora

In this podcast series, Ugandan writer, singer and radio and TV presenter Lee Kasumba speaks with some of Africa’s brightest minds to shine a light on the continent’s success stories.

In this episode, Kasumba speaks to Ghanaian born marketing maven Koshie Mills about her goal of uniting Africans across the globe through her talk series Diaspora Dialogues, celebrating Africa in Hollywood, and her vision for the future.

There’s an extra layer of excitement about Africa right now.

Koshie Mills

We are kings and queens!

Koshie Mills

Mills, who started her career as a registered nurse, moved into talent management when her three sons broke into the entertainment industry. When they started booking bigger jobs, she realised there was a need for agencies to manage young actors – leading to the formation of her agency K3PR.

She has now turned her attention to Diaspora Dialogues, which aims to address the divide between Africans in the Diaspora and those who still live on the continent.

Why do we not have a commonality and love for each other?

Koshie Mills

She told Kasumba that her idea for the series came to her in a vision.

Mills, who was born in Ghana and has lived in the UK and the US, believes that she has been put here “to heal the gap”.

God just dropped in my spirit that we need to have a dialogue.

Koshie Mills

It’s important to recognize the power of being African and owning one’s own narrative, she added.

We have been bamboozled so that we can be disconnected and never really powerful.

Koshie Mills

Listen to her conversation with Kasumba below.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Africa State of Mind: Uniting Africans in the Diaspora


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