Nigeria’s celebrity cook, Gbubemi Fregene, is one of the three talented guests on parade this weekend on the Globacom-sponsored personality documentary programme which shows weekly on the Cable News Network (CNN), African Voices.
The other two stars being featured are South Africa’s Puppeteer, Janni Younge, and Ugandan actress, Flavia Tusimme.
Fregene, who already has a larger than life image online, is widely known as “Chef Fregz” and has risen to the peak of his profession. In a short time, he has established himself as a young chef who has brought fresh ideas to the industry.
He was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, and attended Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Paris, France. Cordon Bleu is noted for producing the world’s cuisine’s finest chefs, including Gaston Acurio, Mario Batali, Simone Beck and David Burtka.
Observing Chef Fregz shows that he is intensely passionate about his calling. He says that to create great tasty meals, one needs a lot of love and passion for foods.
According to a press statement issued from Lagos by Globacom, viewers will hear how he rose to stardom. They will also see how he has combined creativity, his world-class training in Paris, with elements of the youth culture to make every meal an art.
The second guest, Flavia Tusimme, has been a television presenter since she was a teenager. She is also an author, radio and television host, voice-over artist and actress.
Tusimme has been a VJ on Channel O and a presenter for Big Brother Africa in 2012. Her awards include Silver award in the best mid-morning show category at the 2013 Radio and TV awards and Best Female Radio Personality - Uganda Entertainment Awards 2016.
The third guest, multiple award winner and South African puppeteer, Janni Younge, is a graduate of the French National School of Puppet Theatre, and has made a huge success of using movable dolls to entertain her audience. Younge’s work has been shown locally and internationally.
Her awards include the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Theatre and three Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards. Janni has created and directed puppetry for artists and companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bristol Old Vic.
Globacom, urged viewers to tune in to African Voices on CNN International at 10:30a.m. and 4.30p.m. on Friday to watch the highly entertaining programme. The company said the repeat broadcasts would be shown at 4.30p.m. on Saturday, and at12.30a.m. and 7.30p.m. on Sunday. There are further repeats at 11.30a.m. on Monday and 5.30a.m. on Tuesday.