Ifrikia Kengué, Revolutionising Media in Africa

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Repression, sexism, tradition…you name it, she defies it. Nothing stops Ifrikia Kengué from being what she loves: a journalist. For this young woman born and raised in the Republic of Congo (also known as Congo-Brazzaville), life is a succession of challenges. But her passion, determination and courage led her to become a pioneer in multimedia production. She writes with video, audio and text what others illustrate with words.

In August 2014, aged 28, Ifrikia launched Ifrikia Mag, an online magazine created with an original concept. All the content is recorded with a smartphone. Ifrikia produces all the editorial content herself and gives a voice to the people who make positive contributions to Africa.

I am interested in telling stories, in shining a spotlight on people, to portray this Africa that people might not know of” she tells NADJA over a WhatsApp interview. Tired of the negative…

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