Launch of The African Dawn Podcast


The anticipated podcast will be launched on Tuesday 11 October 2022 at a virtual press conference at 1 pm GMT. Speakers would include Kwesi Owusu, the podcast host, Eugene Skeef, to whom the first series is dedicated and other distinguished guests.

A link to the virtual event will be provided on 9 October 2022.

The African Dawn Podcast is dedicated to telling untold stories from Africa’s rich cultural history and what is happening today in the arts world and social media. The podcast is hosted by Kwesi Owusu, the award-winning artist with credits in film and music, the visual arts, radio and television.

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For press enquiries in South Africa, please contact;

Brenda Sisane :

Tel: +27 72 754 02 12

Podcast Host: Kwesi Owusu

Kwesi Owusu is an award-winning artist with credits in film, music, and the literary arts. His first feature film, Ama, co-produced with Kwate Nee Owoo for Channel Four Television, UK is considered a classic of magic realism. He was a  founding member of The African Dawn, the legendary group of poets and musicians from the Pan African World. He was also a member of the Black Triangle Consortium that acquired the Electric Cinema in London in 1993 and turned it into the first Black Cinema House in Europe.

Kwesi Owusu is a postgraduate of the London School of Economics and has lectured at British and American universities. His published books include; The Struggle For Black Arts in Britain (Comedia 1986), Storms of the Heart, An Anthology of Black Arts and Culture, (Camden Press, 1988) Behind the Masquerade (Media Arts Group), Black British Culture and Society, A Text Reader (Routledge, 1999), and Ghana Highlife Music (with Florent Mazzoleni, Le Castor Astral, 2012).

Kwesi Owusu has written for The Guardian, New Statesman, The Voice, Daily Graphic, Time Out, and West Africa. He has produced and hosted TV and Radio shows and featured on GBC, SABC, BBC, ITV, CNN and other broadcast networks.






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