UK's leading African-owned broadcaster to celebrate Africa Day

By Wilfred Clarke || Contributor
Diaspora (UK & Ireland) UK's leading African-owned broadcaster to celebrate Africa Day

This May 25th marks Africa Day, the annual commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity on May 25, 1963. This year, the UK's leading African-owned broadcaster, Colourful, will celebrate Africa Day live on the air.

Following its tradition of celebrating the Caribbean community with Windrush Day, Colourful's founder and Executive Director, Mr. Kofi Kusitor, announced: "For the last 7 years, we've celebrated Windrush Day with 18 hours of live broadcast every year on all things Caribbean. It's time to do the same for Africa Day."

This will be the first time in the United Kingdom that a broadcaster will celebrate the significant and diverse African community in this manner. The day will begin with Africa Day Breakfast at 7 am, followed by panel discussions, music-led shows, and cultural programs.

Africans on the continent, in the diaspora, and everyone interested in Africa is invited to join the celebrations by tuning in at, via popular online radio apps such as TuneIn and Radio Garden, through smart devices (tell Siri/Google/Alexa "Play Colourful Radio"), or via DAB in London by tuning into Colourful.

"I am truly grateful to Colourful Productions and the entire team for their commitment and service to our Africa Day celebrations," said Mr. Kusitor.

Tagged as 'Africa Day on Colourful,' the day's programming starts with the BREAKFAST SHOW from 7 am to 10 am, anchored by three of the station's African talents: Clarke, Julius, and DJ Reg. Julius Mbaluto will continue after the BREAKFAST SHOW to lead into lunch, where Clarke showcases 'Ancestral African Drums.' DJ Kalunji Fresh will elevate his 'Cuts Of Africa' segment, playing the best songs from the motherland.

Flo and Vina will cater to the tastes of Africa with their 'AFROBEATS SHOW,' while singer-songwriter/DJ Deoba Authentic will captivate the evening with his tentative mixes. Another DJ spearheading the celebration is DJ Reg, whose experience and sound collections are a must-listen.

The celebration will culminate with the show 'Africa on The Move,' featuring amazing happenings in Africa, documented by various presenters and anchored by Clarke.