In this episode, I sit down with Virtue Grace. She’s a talented YouTuber from Nigeria who covers political issues in Africa. We talk about the growing tension between China and Africa, the relationship between Africans and African-Americans, Ghana’s Year of Return, and much more!
00:55 – What inspired you to start your channel?
04:35 – Do you consider your channel an alternative news platform?
05:38 – Mainstream media agenda vs local/alternative media
08:29 – Western media coverage of Africa
09:05 – Is there a concerted effort to control the way Africa viewed by the world?
14:20 – The influence of YouTube in Africa?
16:46 – Using your platform to reach/influence others
18:07 – Corrupt African leaders and foreign influence on the continent
21:30 – Getting more young people involved in politics (interest vs opportunity)
25:04 – Growing tension between African citizens and Chinese nationals
30:35 – Is China trying to colonize Africa?
35:54 – Sellouts within the diaspora
39:54 – Relationship between Africans and African-Americans
48:58 – Ghana’s the Year of Return
51:25 – My brief experience on the continent
53:08 – Where should you visit for your first trip to Africa?
58:30 – How do you define success?
58:45 – What has to happen for you to feel like a success?
59:35 – What do you want people to say about you when they look back on your life?
1:00:10 – Social media contact info