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)

Nov 9, 2023

The Honorable Ahmed Hussen - S4.E1

On this episode we chat with The Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Canada's Minister for International Development. We discuss his path from being a refugee to…

Oct 28, 2023

Season 4

We're back after a hiatus. New episodes launch on November 9, 2023.

Jun 1, 2021

SE3.E6: Ifę Elizabeth Shabi

Today we chat with Ifę Elizabeth Shabi, a prolific brand consumer brand builder, entrepreneur, CEO, and biochemist focused on creating products and b…

May 18, 2021

SE3.E5: Dr. Opiyo Oloya

This episode features the fascinating story of Dr. Opiyo Oloya , Superintendant at the York Catholic District School Board.  Dr. Opiyo's story is…

May 4, 2021

SE3.E4: Thandi Ntuli

Today we chat with amazing South African multi-award winning jazz pianist and vocalist, Thandi Ntuli . She shares her journey into jazz music, specifi…

Apr 20, 2021

SE3.E3: Mansa Chintoh

We're joined on the show today by Mansa Chintoh , Director, Business & Legal Affairs at Entertainment One (eOne). She shares here story as a first…

Apr 13, 2021

SE3.E2: Kimberly Ofori

Before she became Head of Growth at ScaleUpNation, Kimberly Ofori had a very interesting journey that took her from the Netherlands to Dubai and to Sp…

Apr 7, 2021

S3.E1: Nicole Nomsa Moyo

In our first episode of Season 3, we chat with Nicole Nomsa Moyo, an Urban & Architectural Designer. She has a passion for human-centric desi…

Mar 24, 2021

Season 3

Welcome to Season 3 of the Made to Lead podcast hosted by Aziz Garuba. New episodes of this season are launching April 6 so follow/subscribe on your f…

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…

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