Winamp Logo
Listen To Your Footsteps Cover
Listen To Your Footsteps Profile

Listen To Your Footsteps

English, Social, 29 seasons, 48 episodes, 2 days, 1 hour, 40 minutes
About
Welcome to the Listen to your Footsteps podcast. My name is Kojo Baffoe. Over the last 20+ years, I have worked in a variety of industries including as a TV researcher and producer, editor of 3 magazines, and host of a radio talk show. I am a writer, storyteller, content strategist and author of the book Listen To Your Footsteps, a collection of essays, reflections and poems focused particularly on fatherhood, being raised by my father, identity and loss. In this podcast I explore art, culture, design, business and life from an African perspective.
Episode Artwork

Bradley Williams, Spinning Dreams: A Journey through a Life of Rhythm and Innovation

This week on the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, we step into the vibrant world of Bradley Williams, a serial entrepreneur, DJ, music executive, and creator. Bradley takes us on a journey through his early fascination with DJing at the tender age of 12, shaped by the influence of numerous mentors who guided his path. In this episode, Bradley delves into his organic entry into event organizing, which eventually led to a flourishing career as an A&R and Promoter. His story is a testament to how passion and perseverance can transform hobbies into successful careers. Bradley also shares a heartwarming tale of his first DJ gig at a school sports day in 1991, where none other than Nelson Mandela addressed the students—a moment broadcast internationally. Beyond music, Bradley's knack for organizing events was honed in his church choir and by observing his father manage athletic activities. These experiences laid the foundation for his later work as a Youth Culture and Brand Consultant, bridging the gap between creativity and commerce. Join us as Bradley Williams inspires us to follow our passions, embrace mentorship, and listen to the rhythm of our own footsteps. You can find Bradley on ⁠LinkedIn. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out ⁠https://kojobaffoe.com/book/⁠. Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Recorded at ⁠The Podhouse⁠ Producer: Ayob Vania Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
6/6/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 18 seconds
Episode Artwork

Jabulani Dhlamini, A Photographic Life: Capturing Lives and Telling Stories

This week on the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, we walk alongside acclaimed documentary photographer and mentor Jabulani Dhlamini. Jabulani dives deep into his artistic journey, from his first camera at 13 capturing life in Soweto's townships, to the stories etched in every photograph. He explores the profound impact of being raised by a single mother and the absence of a father figure and the language of fathers. But this episode isn't just about Jabulani's story. He shares his unique perspective on mentorship, revealing why he's so passionate about guiding young talents. We'll also gain valuable insights into the world of professional photography – balancing the artistic soul with the realities of the commercial lens. Join us as Jabulani Dhlamini inspires us to not only see the world through our lenses, but to truly listen to the stories whispered on every footstep. You can find Thando on ⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, Artsy or Ocula For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://kojobaffoe.com/book/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Recorded at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The Podhouse⁠⁠⁠⁠ Producer: Ayob Vania Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
5/23/20241 hour, 52 seconds
Episode Artwork

Thando Pato, Riding Shotgun, Driven by Curiosity: A Life Less Ordinary

This episode is an exploration of resilience, self-discovery, and the unexpected detours life throws our way. Gear up for a raw and honest conversation with journalist, author, and motorcycle enthusiast Thando Yandisa Pato on this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast. Thando takes us on a ride through her life, from cruising as a pillion to navigating the multi-faceted career of her dreams as a Black woman in journalism, corporate communications, the magazine industry; and the complexities of being a high functioning alcoholic. Thando takes us along for a ride that's both thrilling and deeply personal, talking about her experiences of a double mastectomy, chemo, and medical menopause. This powerful conversation explores Thando's path to healing and how she turned her experiences into a book - "On the Rocks: Memoir of a High Functioning Alcoholic." So, put on your metaphorical helmet and join us for an episode that will inspire you to confront your fears, embrace your truth, and find strength in the face of adversity. You can find Thando on LinkedIn and Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out ⁠⁠⁠https://kojobaffoe.com/book/⁠⁠⁠ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Recorded at ⁠⁠⁠The Podhouse⁠⁠⁠ Producer: Ayob Vania Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
5/9/20241 hour, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

Sthandiwe Kgoroge, Walking in Grace

In the latest episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, storyteller, fashion designer, entrepreneur and film and television practitioner, Sthandiwe Kgoroge talks about her entrepreneurial journey, discovering and making characters and telling stories through clothes, writing and her various roles in the film and television industry. You can find the latest from Sthandiwe on⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://kojobaffoe.com/book/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Recorded at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Podhouse⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Producer: Ayob Vania Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
4/25/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 10 seconds
Episode Artwork

Janine Jellars, What Brought You Here, Won't Get You There

In this episide, of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, journalist, novelist, strategist and entrepreneur Janine Jellars talks about the anxiety of world building, being a Type A personality, and the value of a reciprocally supportive relationship. She delves into her love for and work platforming women's stories, navigating and desegregating white/western spaces and dealing with the macro issues at play like the impossible standards placed on Black Women and the pressure to deliver. The biggest take aways from her experiences so far are to "... keep a little bit to yourself and to keep your best creative ideas for yourself!" You can find the latest from Janine ⁠here ⁠or any of these social spaces ⁠LinkdIn, ⁠X [formerly Twitter], ⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://kojobaffoe.com/book/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Recorded at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Podhouse⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Producer: Ayob Vania Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
4/11/202455 minutes, 34 seconds
Episode Artwork

Kunle Ayo, Balance, Fusion and Tradition

Musician, songwriter, producer and composer Kunle Ayo ditched a career in accounting to become a musician. In this episode he talks about the ever changing landscape of jazz music, balancing creating art and the business of music, fusing sounds, connecting with audiences and becoming one of Africa's most celebrated Guitarists. You can find the latest from Kunle here or any of these social spaces Soundcloud, Spotify, ⁠⁠⁠Apple Music and ⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://kojobaffoe.com/book/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Recorded at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The Podhouse⁠⁠⁠⁠ Producer: Ayob Vania Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
4/2/202455 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

Theo Ngobeni, Venturing into New Territories Alone

In this episode, businessman and trendsetter Theo Ngobeni talks about wanting to be an interior designer, not knowing what to study, how he got into the world of Finance, being okay doing things on your own, becoming a stylist and eventually founding MrSlimFit. You can find Theo on ⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠and ⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out ⁠⁠⁠https://kojobaffoe.com/book/⁠⁠⁠ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Recorded at ⁠⁠⁠The Podhouse⁠⁠⁠ Producer: Ayob Vania Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
3/14/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
Episode Artwork

Lerato Tshabalala, Finding Story & Myself

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, author, magazine editor and creative director Lerato Tshabalala talks about wanting to be a DJ, her love for telling stories, working in media and advertising, having real conversations not superficial ones, being okay with failure, second chances, gatekeepers, the politics of print media, the backlash faced by first adopters, her evolution as a stoyteller, what we can expect from her next and so much more. You can find Lerato on her website, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠Spotify⁠ and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out ⁠⁠https://kojobaffoe.com/book/⁠⁠ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Recorded at ⁠⁠The Podhouse⁠⁠ Producer: Ayob Vania Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
2/29/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

Tumi "Stogie T" Molekane, Standing on Faith

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to South African artist and emcee Tumi "Stogie T" Molekane about how he came to music, the importance of community, parenting teenagers, the finite nature of talent, evolving and still being true to self, the fickle nature of audiences, the biggest project of his life, what comes next and so much more. You can find Stogie T on ⁠Twitter⁠, ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Apple Music, Spotify and ⁠Facebook⁠. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out ⁠https://kojobaffoe.com/book/⁠ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Recorded at ⁠The Podhouse⁠ Procucer: Ayob Vania Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
2/15/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mushambi Mutuma, Forever The Outsider

In this episode, entrepreneur, speaker and author Mushambi Mutuma talks about the influence of his father, transitioning from art and social activism to tech entrepreneurship and corporate, finding balance between providing and being present for family, belonging and being an outsider, the responsibilities of an entrepreneur, the importance of reflection and much more. You can find Mushambi on his website, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
7/21/202354 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Jason Goliath, Finding Your Happy Place

In this episode, comedian Jason Goliath talks about how he got into comedy, working with family, the business of comedy, marriage and relationships, finding happiness and balance, navigating a changing industry, what success looks like and much more. You can find Jason on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and on the Goliath & Goliath website. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
7/7/202357 minutes, 1 second
Episode Artwork

Bokani Dyer, The Role of the Artist

Bokani Dyer is a South African - Motswana pianist, composer, songwriter and producer who came to prominence after winning the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Jazz in 2011. In this episode, he shares his thoughts on a range of topics including identity and heritage, defining oneself, the role of the artist in broader society, his songwriting process, being raised by a musician, and much more. You can find background on Bokani's latest offering Radio Sechaba on Black Major and you can engage with him on Instagram and Twitter. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
6/15/202359 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Blinky Bill, Holding, Giving + Making Space

'Blinky' Bill Sellanga is a Kenyan artist, producer, songwriter and deejay who first came onto the music scene as one-fourth of Just A Band. I chatted to Bill about the origins of his stage name, the family tensions as he carved a space for himself in music, the birth of Just A Band as a collective/movement, going out on his own, the power of diverse musical influences, being other, finding his voice and sound, the love for the craft of music, making space for the self and others, and much more. You can find Blinky's music on most streaming platforms and you can engage with him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
3/17/202350 minutes, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

Lebogang Rasethaba, Doing The Work

This episode with filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba was very different from other episodes in that he probably asked me as many questions as I asked him and we ended having a conversation about a wide range of topics from social media, filmmaking, imposter syndrome, to the narrative of the artist as poor, the responsibility of the director, dealing with disagreement without personalising it, gatekeepers in the industry, engaging with your art form as a consumer versus as a creator, and so much more. You can find Lebogang on Instagram, Twitter and Egg Films  For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
3/2/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

Olwethu Leshabane, A Modern African Woman

Olwethu Leshabane is a South African media entrepreneur, doula, online digital and media strategist, mother, wife and CEO of Art of Superwoman. Recorded live at the first Advertising Week Africa in Johannesburg, I chatted to Olwethu about building her media business, the challenges and the lessons learnt, the importance of community and representation, her husband working for her in the business, the power of delegation, and much more. You can find Olwethu on Art of Superwoman, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Jason Rademeyer Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
2/17/202332 minutes, 17 seconds
Episode Artwork

Tanya Junghans, Exploring, Manifesting, and Living In The Moment

Tanya Junghans is a South African artist based in Switzerland. She talks about dancing between mediums and art forms, how her initial rural upbringing has shaped her perspectives, motherhood, identity and social media, raising a child against the backdrop of different cultures, redefining herself beyond her role as a mother, which includes writing her first book and submerging herself once again in her art, living life in the present, African artists and writers that inspire her, and much more. You can find Tanya on her platform The Tanya Artscape, Instagram, and Twitter. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
1/19/20231 hour, 11 minutes
Episode Artwork

Ken Kweku Nimo, A Voice For African Fashion

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to Ghanaian researcher, brand strategist, designer and author of AFRICA IN FASHION, Kweku Nimo, on what drew him to African design, art and fashion, starting and building a t-shirt business in Ghana, leaving to study fashion in South Africa, falling into fashion research, the challenges of writing a book, paying his dues in the fashion world, balancing work life with being a husband and father, the joys of living in Cape Coast, and much more. You can find Kweku on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Edited by: Jason Rademeyer Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
12/5/202248 minutes, 33 seconds
Episode Artwork

Rosie Motene, Reclaiming the Self

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to Rosie Motene, a Pan African Queer feminist writer, activist, speaker, media proprietor, author, producer, certified counsellor and life coach, about what drew her to performance, the long journey to finding her identity, being raised by a Jewish family, reconnecting with her family, the real challenges of being a woman in the entertainment industry, her activism and the consequences thereof, forgiveness of self, running a Pan-African agency, and much more. You can find Rosie on her website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Recorded At + Edited by: The PodHouse Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
11/18/202249 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

Bogosi Motshegwa, Living Life with Honesty and Humility

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, Bogosi Motshegwa, Chief Creative Officer at Black River FC & Brand Service Co, and Thinkerneur Founder and Strategy Director, shares his journey into the world of advertising, how he has ruffled feathers through his writing,  dealing with the loss of his brother and how he came back from that, being a father and balancing that with his professional responsibilities, and so much more. You can find Bogosi on the Thinkerneur website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and on LinkedIn. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
10/20/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 50 seconds
Episode Artwork

Banesa Tseki, Embracing The Journey

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to yogi, brand strategist and entrepreneur in the music/entertainment promotion + wellness spaces Banesa Tseki who shares her journey from growing up in different countries, adapting to various environments, and being a woman in entertainment management and promotion, to dealing with mental illness, finding refuge in spirituality and wellness, and much more. You can find Banesa on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and on The Nest Space. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Recorded at The Podhouse Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
10/6/202249 minutes, 12 seconds
Episode Artwork

Melusi Tshabalala, Breaking Down The Facades

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to author, social and creative entrepreneur and ad professional Melusi Tshabalala about growing up in Soweto, the appeal of thug life, dealing with cultural blindspots, inclusion and diversity in the advertising industry, navigating fatherhood, relationships, the importance of culturally relevant spaces, writing, and much more. You can find Melusi on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and his site Melusi's Everyday Zulu. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Recorded at The Podhouse Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
9/28/202259 minutes, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

Chilu Lemba, Finding Voice

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to Zambian-born and South Africa-based radio man, television presenter, musician, author and voice over artist Chilu Lemba about growing up in Zambia, finding rap and radio, discovering and navigating the world of voice, dropping out of school, working with his wife, and much more. You can find Chilu on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. And his podcast with Zubz the Last Letta (who has also been on this podcast) called Key Africans Unlocked, which I was fortunate to be a guest on. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Recorded at The Podhouse Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
9/8/202248 minutes, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

Siya 'Slikour' Metane, Taking Life A Day At A Time

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to South African artist and entrepreneur Siya 'Slikour' Metane about how hip hop found him, transitioning from Skwatta Camp to the world of marketing and business, following his own path, focusing on the day to day, being of service, what legacy means to him, building Slikour On Life, what comes next and and so much more. You can find Siya on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Recorded at The Podhouse Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
8/25/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
Episode Artwork

Patricia Kihoro, Embracing Life Wholeheartedly

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to Kenyan singer, radio presenter, actress, creator, curator and storyteller Patricia Kihoro about the challenges of finding oneself, how studying psychology has helped her in the media and entertainment spaces, the beauty of serendipity and focusing on the opportunities in front of you, being clear on what you want and standing by that, dealing with mental illness, the dopeness of African creativity and much more.  You can find Patricia on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Recorded at The Podhouse Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
8/4/202254 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gaetano Kagwa, Doing What Makes Sense

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to Ugandan radio broadcaster, television presenter and actor, Gaetano Kagwa, about growing up in Lesotho, navigating university in the US, settling back in Uganda, finding his rhythm in media and entertainment space, the evolving relationship with his father, and how he does what makes sense, amongst other things.  It is was interesting because we grew up together and this was, essentially, the first proper conversation we have had as adults. You can find Gaetano on Twitter and Instagram. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Recorded at The Podhouse Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
7/28/202251 minutes, 51 seconds
Episode Artwork

David 'Slaying Goliath' Tshabalala, Born To Create

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, David ‘Slaying Goliath’ Tshabalala talks about finding art at an early age, exploring creativity wholeheartedly, the importance of craft, how he uses social media to engage with culture and life, the business of creativity, collaboration and so much more. You can find David on his website, Twitter and Instagram. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
7/7/202257 minutes, 33 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mimi Kalinda, A True African Storyteller

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, Mimi Kalinda, Group CEO and Co-founder of Africa Communications Media Group, a pan African public relations and communications agency, talks about how she navigates multiple identities, shaping narratives as an African, entrepreneurship, building continental relationships, motherhood, leadership and so much more.  You can find Mimi on her website, Twitter, and on LinkedIn. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
6/22/202258 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

Lee-Roy Jason, Archiving the Present

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, photographer and storyteller Lee-Roy Jason talks about how he came to photography, the influence of both his father and his mother on his professional life, travel, the importance of archiving the present for the future, fatherhood, balancing the commercial and the artistic, and much more. You can find Lee-Roy on Twitter, on Instagram and on Facebook. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
5/27/20221 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
Episode Artwork

Kenny 'DJ Kenzhero' Nzama, Curating + Sampling Life

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps, I chat to Kenny Nzama, known as DJ Kenzhero. He is many things, including a DJ, a musician, a creative, a brand strategist, a restauranteur and a creator of cultural movements. We chat about growing up in Soweto, going from accounting to music, finding one’s tribe, planning and curating life, manifesting ideas and much more. You can find Kenzhero on Twitter and check out his Obrigado mixes on Apple Music. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps, check out https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
5/20/202259 minutes, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

Leslie Kasumba, Owns Her Journey

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to Leslie “Lee” Kasumba, broadcaster, media personality, creative strategist, and speaker. Born in Cuba, from Uganda, and raised in South Africa, Lee was based in Ghana, at the time of this conversation. A true pan-African, it is hard to tell where she will be next but, one thing is guaranteed, she will continue to tell African stories and follow her truth. We talk her experiences, going from Uganda to South Africa, the impact of her mother, being part of the SA youth radio station Y-FM in its formative years, being dubbed ‘The First Lady of Hip Hop’ in South Africa, working across the continent, and much more. You can find Lee on Twitter and Instagram and LinkedIn. For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps: https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
5/6/202259 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

Rémy Ngamije, Finding Redemption In Art

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to Rémy “rémythequill” Ngamije, a Rwandan-born Namibian writer and photographer. He is the founder, chairperson, and artministrator of Doek, an independent arts organisation in Namibia supporting the literary arts. He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Doek! Literary Magazine, Namibia’s first and only literary magazine. Beyond his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One, he was written for various publications including The Johannesburg Review of Books, American Chordata. and Lolwe, and many other publications. We talk the rhythm and energy of cities, Black expression, identity and connection to roots and heritage, how he came to writing and the craft of it, living as a ‘working writer’ and so much more. You can find Remy on Twitter and Instagram and his website For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps: https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
4/28/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ralph 'Stagga Don Dada' Williams III, The Many Sides of A Man

This episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast feels like a 'chilling on the street corner' chat with it having been over a decade since Ralph Williams/Stagga actually talked beyond the infrequent tweets. We chat music and the Southern African music industry in the late 1990s/early 2000s. He reminisces on how he got into music and the importance of who you surround yourself with. He talks about struggles with substance, in particular alcohol. He explores his Motswana/Jamaican/English roots. He reflects on fatherhood and being a full-time dad. You can find Stagga on Twitter For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps: https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
4/14/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mensa 'M3nsa' Ansah, Creativity Personified

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to Mensa 'M3nsa' Ansah, producer, composer, rapper, singer, filmmaker and, in my view cultural activist. We talk growing up in a creatively accomplished family, fatherhood, craft, self-discovery and living life on his own terms. You can find M3nsa on Twitter and Instagram and his website For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps: https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
4/7/202257 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Rodney Quarcoo, Living A Life In Pictures

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to Ghanaian documentary photographer Rodney Quarcoo about his evolution as a photographer, teaching, his relationship with his father and how that has influenced how he raises his children, and his time in the UK and what brought him back to Ghana, amongst other things. You can find Rodney on Twitter and Instagram For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps: https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
9/30/202156 minutes, 14 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mandla Langa, The Craft of Writing

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to writer, poet and cultural activist Mandla Langa. We explore how he fell in love with writing, how he crafts his stories, how he was influenced by his times in ANC training camps during the Struggle, poetry, and his latest novel The Lost Language of the Soul.  You can find Mandla on Twitter For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps: https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Nhlangano Chabalala Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
9/24/202153 minutes
Episode Artwork

Yusuf 'Joey' Rasdien, Keeping It Together

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to comedian, actor, writer, father and friend Joey Rasdien. We explore his love for stand-up comedy, navigating the loss of his wife, raising his son as a single parent, the relationship between his children and the impact of both his son leaving to go to university and COVID-19 on his mental health. You can find Yusuf (he was Yusuf when I met him and he continues to be Yusuf to me) on Twitter + Instagram For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps: https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editor: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
9/16/202154 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

Thula Sindi, Making Life Easy

In this episode, I chat to fashion designer and entrepreneur Thula Sindi about family, the ebbs and flows of business from his time at fashion school and working with Vlisco to the establishment of Africa Rise, his approach to work and life, and his view that life should not be hard work. You can find Thula on Instagram + Twitter For more on my book Listen To Your Footsteps: https://kojobaffoe.com/book/ Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Editing: Nhlangano Chabalala Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
9/9/202153 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

George G Matsheke, Taking Chances Constantly

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, George Gladwin Matsheke talks about how a young man from Alexandra township in Johannesburg ended up studying graphic design at a time when there weren't many examples for him, starting multiple online publications, betting on himself repeatedly and, now, navigating being a father. If there's one thing I admire about George is his ability to grab at opportunities with both hands while still being discerning about what make sense for him and what doesn't. George is founder of Marvin Magazine and can be found on various social media platforms including: Instagram + LinkedIn Please leave a review of this podcast wherever you are listening, subscribe and share. Editor: Nhlangano Chabalala Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
8/25/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

Tumi Morake, Putting in Work

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to the multi-talented and hardworking comedian, actress, writer, speaker and producer Tumi Morake about how she went from Thaba Nchu in South Africa's Free State province to writing television scripts to telling jokes on stages around the world to hosting radio shows. We also chat about the challenges of having a partner in the same industry and raising a family.   Editing: Another Dizhaman Production Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
8/19/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

Lebohang Masango, Discovering the Self

In this episode of the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to anthropologist, poet and author Lebohang Masango about her upbringing, her evolution as a poet, discovering anthropology, becoming a woman and how she used her love for children's books to write her own. You can find Lebohang on Twitter and Instagram. Editor: Tatenda Dizha Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
8/12/202150 minutes
Episode Artwork

Ndaba 'Zubz' Mabuye, Living Authentically

In this episode of Listen To Your Footsteps, I chat to Ndaba 'Zubz the Last Letta' Mabuye about growing up in Zimbabwe, discovering music, instrumentation and rhythms, studying at Rhodes University in South Africa, how he writes and creates music, the role that hip hop has played in his life, etc. While known predominantly as a rapper, Zubz is an information systems specialist and owner of Makwande Digital Solutions and (disclaimer) the developer of my personal website. Technical Producer/Editor: Nhlangana Chabala Show Music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
8/5/202151 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mokena Makeka, Redesigning the World

In this episode of Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chatted to Mokena Makeka, architect, designer, urbanist and curator about African design, navigating new spaces - having grown up in the US and Lesotho -, projects he's most proud, the poetry of architecture, and so much more. He also speaks on how hip hop helped him find his space moving to Cape Town, his forays into Agave spirit and comic books and the need for Black architects and designers as an example for the generations that follow. Mokena is currently a Principal at Dalberg Advisors, was the founder of Makeka Design, has been a Tutu Fellow and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Council for Design. Technical Producer/Editor: Nhlangano Chabalala --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
7/15/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mohale Mashigo, Telling Stories Across Mediums

In this episode of Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to Mohale Mashigo about being a singing waitress, learning how to write songs, the origins of Black Porcelain, becoming disillusioned with the music industry and transitioning into writing fiction and comic books.  Mohale Mashigo is an award winning singer-songwriter and the author of the novel The Yearning and Intruders, a collection of short stories. She writes for the South African comic book series Kwezi and recently contributed to Marvel's Marvel Voices: Legacy #1. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter. Technical producer + editor: Nhlangano Chabalala Theme music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
7/7/202155 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Wisdom of Wandi 'DJ1D' Nzimande

This episode of Listen To Your Footsteps is a little different and was a little difficult to put together. Wandi 'DJ1D' Nzimande had many hats that he wore with aplomb, navigating them seamlessly - father, husband, friend, mentor, founder of Loxion Kulcha, television executive, deejay, broadcaster, brand strategist, marketer, content producer, etc. I was fortunate enough to call him friend. Sadly, he passed away in January 2021. This episode is a conversation I had with Wandi in March 2020. It was at a restaurant in Johannesburg, Blaque Bistro, in front of a small, intimate audience. The event was an experiment. What was to be the start of a series, which Wandi was helping me on. As an afterthought, I pressed record on my phone, which was on a table between us. That recording is this episode. We talked about Wandi's journey from Soweto to establishing the first South African streetwear brand, heading up and building Soweto TV, and everything in-between. Technical producer + editor: Nhlangano Chabalala Theme music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
6/28/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

Donovan Goliath and Exploring the Boundaries of Your Creativity

In this episode of Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, I chat to Donovan Goliath about growing up in Mthatha, being in a rap group, finding purpose, manifesting creativity, not allowing oneself to get too comfortable, becoming a father and much more. Donovan Goliath is primarily known as a comedian but has been an artist, a graphic designer, an art director, amongst other labels. In his own way, he defies labels, even when the outside world seeks to define him too narrowly.  You can find him on Instagram and Twitter. I am still trying to get him to start a website. This conversation could have gone on for so much longer and it was hard work to nip it in the bud otherwise it would have. Technical producer + editor: Nhlangano Chabalala Theme music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
6/21/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 32 seconds
Episode Artwork

Listen to How You Feel with Papama Mtwisha

Welcome to the Listen to your Footsteps podcast. My name is Kojo Baffoe. Over the last twenty-plus years, I have worked in a variety of industries with the last fifteen or so being in the media industry in South Africa, as a TV researcher and producer, editor of three magazines, and host of a radio talk show. I am a writer, storyteller, content strategist and author of the book Listen To Your Footsteps, a collection of essays, reflections and poems focused particularly on fatherhood, being raised by my father, identity and loss.  The Listen To Your Footsteps podcast is an extension of my journey to date and explores art, culture, design, business and life from an African perspective. My guest for the first show is Papama Mtwisha, an old friend whose journey I have been fortunate enough to have a front row seat on. She is a fashion designer and owner of two growing brands, Butter Pudding and Africa Your Time Is Now. In this episode, I have a conversation with Papama about her journey, bucking the family trend by going into fashion, launching and building a business, being a mother and an African. Technical producer: Nhlangano Chabalala Theme music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
6/10/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
Episode Artwork

Listen to your footsteps podcast trailer

Welcome to the Listen To Your Footsteps podcast, which is hosted by myself Kojo Baffoe. This is an extension of a book that I've recently released called Listen to your footsteps, which is a collection of essays, thoughts and reflections, and some poetry around the different things that I've learned. Traversing this world as an African and as a man as a father as a husband, as a human being in terms of making sense of both the world but also. Just drawing lessons from the different experiences that I've had. In this podcast, I'll be chatting to a full range of young and old Africans exploring creativity, identity, fatherhood and everything in between. Technical producer: Nhlangano Chabalala Theme music: Kweku Baffoe --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kojobaffoe/message
5/5/20211 minute, 5 seconds