The Made to Lead podcast tells the personal and professional stories of amazing people of African descent who are leading in their various spaces. Hosted by Aziz Garuba, each episode features an interview with a dynamic individual about their achievements, challenges, dreams and aspirations.

These candid conversations are meant to showcase the wonderful talent of the African diaspora, and to inspire you to take action because you were also made to lead.

Recent Episode(s)

Dec 8, 2020

Mide Akerewusi - Fracture to Failure to Philanthropy (Part 2) | S2E11

On this episode we continue our conversation with Mide Akerewusi, Founder and CEO of AgentsC. He shares how he got demoted from his executive role, le…

Dec 2, 2020

Mide Akerewusi - Fracture to Failure to Philanthropy (Part 1) | S2E10

On Part 1 of a 2-part episode, we sit down with Mide Akerewusi, a British born African living in Canada. Mide is Founder and CEO of AgentsC Inc., a Ca…

Nov 18, 2020

Omonye Phillips - It's All In The Mind | S2E9

On today's show we chat with one of the youngest executives in a Fortune 500 company Omonye Phillips, Divisional Vice President of Pharmacy Operations…

Nov 3, 2020

Horace Matthews - Moving By Faith | S2E8

Our guest today is Horace Matthews, Vice President, Digital and Information Technology / CIO at World Vision Canada. Horace discusses his life story f…

Oct 20, 2020

Mary Mosope Adeyemi - viSHEbility | S2E7

From initially hating banking to eventually becoming an executive at Goldman Sachs, this episode is the exciting journey of Mary Mosope Adeyemi, a pas…

Oct 6, 2020

Tapfuma Musewe - Africa To The World | S2E6

Today's guest is Tapfuma Musewe, Founder of Eschaton Solutions, a boutique firm that promotes sustainable trade and investments with African markets.

Sep 29, 2020

Fenton Jagdeo - Try Even When You're Not Sure | S2E5

On today's show we chat with Fenten Jagdeo, Co-founder and COO of Faculty, a venture capital-backed modern grooming company based in San Francisco.

Sep 22, 2020

Kike Fischer - Leading Without Screaming | S2E4

Today's guest is Kike Fischer, Chief Risk Officer at Leadway Assurance, the largest insurance company in Nigeria. Kike's rise to become a C-level…

Sep 15, 2020

Sam Effah - Charting Your Own TRACK To Success | S2E3

"Action without thought is empty, thought without action is blind" - Nkrumah. This is the philosophy that guides Sam Effah, a Canadian Olympic hopeful…

Sep 8, 2020

Seni Sulyman - Knowing When To Pivot (Part 2) | S2E2

On today’s episode we continue where we left off in our conversation with Seni Sulyman, an experienced executive on a mission to build and develop A…

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