The phenomenal mindset of Africa’s future leaders

When you switch on your television and there is a segment on Africa, the images that you typically see are that of death, disease, poverty and famine. There is undoubtedly some truth to this, however, this isn’t the whole story. With close to 70 percent of its 1 billion+ population under the age of 25, Africa is fast becoming the future frontier for global growth.

In this funny, insightful talk, Nkosana Mafico shares with us how Africa’s youth are changing the narrative by creating a story everyone can get behind. Website:

Nkosana is an African Australian Changemaker obsessed about social and economic development. He is currently a research student at the University of Queensland, Australia, Founder of Shanda Enterprises and CYALA – the Council for Young Africans Living Abroad.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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