Fresh from last month’s successful Black Magic Awards where an incredible roll call of women of colour from different industries, were honoured, and the team who brought us the annual event are already building on the legacy by launching a Black Magic Podcast.
Black entertainment platform, The Colour Network, has partnered with audio producers, Unedited, to create the podcast series, which premieres on 26 October 2017. The Black Magic Podcast will feature inspirational and thought-provoking conversations with brilliant and resilient British black women – about their life journeys, paths to success, peppered with lessons on how they fill their lives with meaning, purpose and passion and navigate any challenges.
As you would expect, some of those honoured at the Black Magic Awards will be among those featured on the podcast, including Britain’s Got Talent judge and TV presenter, Alesha Dixon, and founder of the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust, Beverley De Gale. The second episode sees fashion entrepreneur, Yolande Letshou, and social influencer, Cassandra Lokko, reveal intimate details of battling illness and coping with loss and Black Magic honouree Angie Le Mar discussing sexism in comedy.
Co-owner of The Colour Network and host, Annika Allen, said: “We are very excited about the launch of this podcast. It allows us to bring black magic to a wider audience and have funny, celebratory and aspirational chats with exceptional women and encourage young queens.”
Unedited’s Cassandra Denton adds: “This podcast is an important one for us to produce, as we tend to look to the states for inspiration, overlooking the phenomenal talent that we have on our shores. What’s exciting is that each episode features three different stories and perspectives, and these interactions need to be produced delicately to ensure we get the blend right.”
Listeners can access, download and subscribe to The Black Magic Podcast through the Unedited Stories Network.