Perspective shifting as a tool for social progress is what underpins Tumi and Tanatsei’s huge body of work both within and beyond their university life.
Nigerian-born Oluwatumilara (Tumi) Akeke is a Mastercard Foundation scholar at the University of Edinburgh focusing on Biomedical studies. She has founded two non-profit organizations – Oncoreality which seeks to inspire conversations that would not only raise awareness about cancer but also protects the mental health of the diagnosed cancer patients, and the BlackEd Movement, a social enterprise that aims to promote conversations and spearhead reforms around racism, specifically in the context of the University of Edinburgh.
On the other hand, Tanatsei Gambura (Zimbabwean) describes herself aptly as a cultural practitioner, poet, and artist. She is, also, a Mastercard Foundation scholar at the University of Edinburgh where she not only pursues Intermedia art but also forms an integral part of the UncoverEd team, a venture that employs research techniques to shed light on the university’s race-related history
Tune in to learn how they have dedicated their daily lives towards changing perspectives in their respective fields and thus, ensure continued cultural progress and development in their respective fields of focus.
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Soundtrack: Ifeanyichukwu Ezinmadu and Fraser Macdonald
Audio editing: Geofrey Njovu
Produced: Julian Mashingaidze