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2015 Tanzania Women Achievement Awards

March 8, 2015




Yesterday, founder and executive director of African Queens project, Gloria Mangi, attended the Tanzania Women Achievement Awards that took place at the Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

TWA is a non-governmental, voluntary and independent women empowerment umbrella established in 2009. The main goal of TWA is to consolidate women’s roles and capabilities in the Tanzanian community through enhancing their social, political, economic and cultural participation.

TWAA pays tribute to the most exceptional and achieving women in the country who have not only achieved success in their own respective fields but who have made a significant difference in their communities and society as a whole. All Tanzanians are considered for the Awards provided they are based within the geographical boundaries of the country.

The Awards provide a wonderful opportunity to recognize and applaud women who are helping to reshape Tanzania for the better. The ceremony will take place on the International Women’s Day (8th March 2013) and is not only an inspirational occasion but also the best and most enjoyable networking events in the annual calendar. The schedule allows time to make new contacts as well as a chance to enjoy a series of presentations, which inspire, motivate and celebrate female success.

The award is followed by a mentorship program that  engages young emerging women leaders from different regions across the country paired with women executives in business and politics as mentors for one month. The young mentees are empowered with needed tools to develop their leadership skills so as to help them instill a positive change in their communities.

The Winners of 2015 are:

Arts and Culture – Professor Penina Mlama

Social Welfare – Mary Gitanho

Health – Mpendwa Chihimba

Education – Nahida Esmail

Profession – Dr Winiester Anderson

Business – Devota Likokola

Science and Technology – Sharmilla Bhatt

Sports – Angel Eaton

Young Achiever – Jennifer Shigoli

Public – Inspector of Police Prisca Komba

Information and Communication – Blandina Sembu

Woman of the year – Prisca Komba

Lifetime Achievement Award – Debora Mwenda

Mim Suleiman, 1 Billion Rising and Miss Doreen Bateyunga on the African Queens Show

February 8, 2015

We are both excited and humbled that the phenomenal Mim Suleiman will be gracing our studios this morning along with her film crew! Vocalist, Songwriter, Performer, Composer, Musician, Arranger, Producer, Workshop facilitator Mim Suleiman has been described as Mama Africa of the modern Era.


We will also be having representatives from the 1 billion rising movement to talk about the local campaign happening in Dar es Salaam. Here is a little bit more information about the campaign: ” 1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.


We will also be having an up and coming artist who is believed to be the next big act coming from Tanzania, Miss Doreen Bateyunga.


All this happening from 10AM – 12PM this morning. Tune in on 102. 5 Choice FM or listen in online on:


December 7, 2014

Today on the African Queens show we will be discussing about women and the constitution, as usual gracing the throne room, will be none other than the superwoman herself Mrs, Benadetha Mkandya. She is an independent lawyer also works with TWLA  and not forgetting her contribution to the Gender Forum Coalition, she will discuss with us a lot regarding to the constitution as she is a lawyer we will Know a lot about the rights of women and many more, keep listening, send in your questions, views, comments and requests.




November 30, 2014

Today on the African queens show, we are discussing about sextortion / gender violence, and on the throne room we have a representative from the police gender desk and a representative from Legal aid, who will be explaining to us all about legal frame work in regards to sextortion and gender based violence, how one can seek legal help and how justice for victims can be achieved, stay tuned send us your tweets, questions and comments on twitter and on facebook.


November 23, 2014

Good morning to you African Queens Fans, it’s another Sunday and as usual we have an interesting topic for you, “Sextortion”  basing on the legal aspects this time. And on the throne room with us today is Miss Elizabeth Mkwizu all the way from TAWJA, she will be explaining to you all about sextortion. stay tuned for any comments, questions and most importantly for the knowledge.

Elizebeth Mkwizu

Elizabeth Mkwizu



November 16, 2014

Today on the show we have Philomena Modu gracing the throne room, and she will be discussing with us all about sextortion.

Philomena works with the Women Fund Tanzania, and has a lot of  knowledge on issues regarding women, she will explain to us what sextortion is all about and much more.

Public Relations and Personal Branding

October 26, 2014

Today on the African Queens show, we will be discussing Public relations and personal branding, as usual today we have a special guest for you gracing the throne room, it’s the multi-talented PR officer Tanya Mulamula from Studio Red Public Relations.

Tanya Mulamula

Tanya Mulamula

Tanya is passionate and greatly involved in issues connected to women empowerment and early childhood education, she is the founder and Managing Director of Studio Red Public Relations, and  with her skills and passion Tanya  has managed to take on an active role in her grandfather’s charity titled the MwalimuNovatiRutageruka Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to provide pre-elementary education to young boys and girls in Bukoba.

It’s a man’s world (women in entertainment)

October 12, 2014

This morning on the African Queens show, we will be discussing about women in the entertainment industry again it’s a man’s world, and on the throne room we have a special guest for you Ms. Karoline Klaire Mees, a professional  photographer, designer and art director at AIM group company. She will be in the studio sharing her experience as a female Photographer and her life as female entertainer.

Karoline Klaire Mees

Karoline Klaire Mees

It’s a man’s world

October 5, 2014

This  morning  on the African Queens Show we are talking about  “a man’s world” and how women have managed to break through that world, doing things that are believed to exist only in a man’s world, i’m talking about female pilots, engineers, business women, politicians and many more, and  on the show we have a beautiful soul Ms. Alana Dunbar who will be discussing the topic with your host on the throne room.



Alana Dunbar is a Canadian Creative Project Manager at Archipelago, a Communications, Events and Design company in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Alana has loved and studied Africa for as long as she can remember. Studying Africa, Gender and Literature in Canada, Alana traveled to Dar es salaam for research and exchange and then returned to work after falling in love with Tanzania. Alana has been working primarily with Marie Stopes Tanzania consulting on the Chagua Maisha – The Good Life campaign, promoting family planning and female youth empowerment!

women and law

September 28, 2014

Good morning to you African Queens Fan,  it’s yet another day a blessed Sunday and on the show this time we will be discussing about women and law, as usual we bring you guests from all places, and today we have been honored by the presence of this inspirational, beautiful soul on the Throne room,  Margareth Maganga.

magreth maganga

Margareth Maganga

she is a young tenacious lawyer at Clyde & Co Tanzania. Author of A Journey through Darkness, an autobiography narrating her traumatic experience of suddenly going blind at the tender age of 19. Founder of Margareth Maganga Hope for the Blind, a registered Trust set up to help visually impaired and partially sighted children gain access to education and enhance their self reliance. Winner of the 2013 Tanzania Young Professionals Award, SAGE Category for her inspiring work in the community.

Margareth completed her primary and secondary schooling in Nairobi, Kenya and pursued her Law degree at the University of Leeds, UK where she graduated with Honors. She went onto to pursue her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Training-the Bar- at the Law School of Tanzania.She is a young, determined lady whose ambition is to join the ranks of the powerful and influential women in Tanzania and abroad.


charity and volunteering .

September 21, 2014

Good morning to you African queens project fun, it’s another blessed Sunday, and today on the show our discussion will focus on charity and volunteering, later on the throne room, you will be listening our one and only Theddy Ladislaus,  a 22-year-old, youth activist, policy maker and the youngest delegate in the constituent assembly of Tanzania.

She has always believed in volunteerism as the key pillar to her success and a great pave to attaining her long time vision.

She’s built on spirituality, self-success and the desire to help the community especially youths and the less privileged and make them change their mindset to see every challenge as an opportunity.

Theddy Ladislaus,

Theddy Ladislaus,

She believes in volunteerism as a core responsibility of being a human since no one has made it through life without someone else’s help. She has been a volunteer and member in YUNA, UNCTN, Maanisha! Foundation, SAVITA,CYNESA, MAGIS,ROTARACT to mention a few and a leader at Loyola High School, Vice President at Mzumbe University, CYNESA Tanzania. Hall of Fame Tanzania and most important the youngest delegate in the constituent Assembly


September 14, 2014

This Morning on the African Queens Show we are looking at the fashion industry and in the studio with us is the very talented

Kemi Kalikawe… one of the best designers in Tanzania! and  the founder of Naledi- A school for fashion and design.

Kemi Kalikawe

Kemi Kalikawe


Kemi is an Interior Designer, Art Director & creative entrepreneur by profession,  cheerful, spunky, outgoing person. she has passion for anything creative and does a lot of different artistic activities .

She is deeply passionate about enabling the youth and helping young designers become more effective in their careers . she  established Naledi in 2008 as an Interior Designer studio, but being inspired by all forms of design and creativity she found fashion a natural progression from interior design and soft furnishings.

Over the past years  Kemi had the opportunity to merge her two passions by working as an Art Director in film and TV. Naledi which means “star” in Setswana is now an independent design company based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

African Queens Show – Women and Arts: Chi Temu

September 7, 2014

This Morning on the African Queens Show we are looking at women in the creative arts industry and in the studio with us we have the very talented African soul sister Miss Chi Temu!

Chi Temu









Born in Senegal, Internationally grown, hailing from Tanzania and residing in Liverpool; Chi is a nomadic music traveller who has roots in the Soul, R&B, and old school Blues and Rock with the lyrical styling of a Neo-Soul revolutionary.

From the young age of 3 with her face glued to an MTV brimming with a plethora of talent,Chi could sense that music said what we could not and made us feel like nothing before or after it. As soon as she felt she’d learnt the basics to teach herself piano she began writing at 13. Urged on and wanting to expand her musical horizons she picked up a guitar, looking for new sounds and emotions, and has never looked back.

Currently collaborating and constantly evolving, nothing makes her happier than the energy and intimacy of a live performance swiftly followed by a dance party :). Find her on your nearest street corner busking, and bar bashing out husky power vocals or just wait till she opens her mouth, a song is bound to come out.



Mental health

August 31, 2014 2 Comments

Today we continue our discussion on Mental Health Awareness with a focus on rape, on the Throne Room this morning we have Lydia who  has an extremely powerful story about sexuality and depression Lydia is a very inspiring woman, Tanzanian born, self proclaimed social-political armchair activist,  she is a writer and Journalist among other things.

she is not only multilingual but she is also culturally sensitive, She believes in the freedom one gets from books she believes in equality amongst individuals regardless of race, sexuality or gender.




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