Adelle Onyango - Radio Presenter and Founder Adelle Onyango Initiative
Media personality Adelle Onyango has announced that she will launch a new podcast called PursePective on June 25 in conjunction with Safe Boda Kenya.
The podcast will be a space where women can talk about their experiences as they relate to gender equality, and men can objectively respond with their perspective. PursePective will be a podcast to drive gender equality, women empowerment and inclusion. During each show, Adelle Onyango and a panel of three guests will tackle different ways in which we can all promote a more equitable society.
Adelle took on board several prominent personalities to showcase how her podcast. They included media personalities, Julie Gichuru, Janet Mbugua and John Allan Namu, blogger and lifestyle writer Sharon Mundia, musicians Patricia Kihoro and Kagwe Mungai and comedian Timothy Kimani Ndegwa aka Njugush.
“The narrative of the podcast is based on the premise that in the patriarchal nature of society, men have a privileged hand and many times do not even realise it. The aim of this podcast is to bring this to light, highlighting for men the privilege they may take for granted. The podcast is a platform to not just tell the African woman’s story but to get men to understand what it takes to be the modern African woman and the social intricacies involved. The podcast is based on the understanding that women are not the problem; the obstacle and hindrance to gender equality and sexual abuse, is not fellow women; and that if men know and do what’s right, we live in a society as equals.” Adelle noted.
On Tuesday June 25th, PursePective will premiere at a two-hour live viewing which will be held at K1 Klubhouse. The viewing will feature a 60-minute panel discussion followed by a 60-minute Q&A between the guests and the show’s panel members. The premiere and all future episodes of PursePective will be posted on Adelle’s social media channels in both podcast and video form.
In 2018, Adelle launched an organization dubbed The Adelle Onyango Initiative to empower women and young people. The initiative focuses on Youth Empowerment, Mental Health and Gender Equality. It includes a scholarship program, job shadow program and storytelling platform AdelleTV. AdelleTV tells African stories and hosts conversations on topics such as depression, breast cancer, rape among others. The initiative also includes access to therapy for rape survivors.
Adelle Onyango is a radio presenter, influencer, entrepreneur and women rights activist. She has gained international recognition for her efforts in empowering Kenyan women and youth, most recently serving on the Youth Advisory Board for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s second annual Goalkeeper’s conference. She also represented Kenya at the 2017 Children’s Global Media Summit, where she chaired two sessions on youth and cyber-bullying.