TV / Radio Personality / Producer / Entrepreneur
Farai Gundan is a Zimbabwean-born with a number of accomplishments under her belt. She is a TV and radio personality, African entertainment blogger and co-founder of two tech startups. She is also a speaker and commentator on the role of women in Africa, and was even featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Gundan also writes on her blog Farai Today– a platform that showcases the best of Africa by tracking and celebrating the success stories of Africans worldwide. She is a recipient of the 2014 “Emerging African Leader Award” by TEMPLE University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has an M.B.A from The School of Business & Industry (SBI) at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.
One of her startups, Farai Media, is an online and mobile advertising platform focusing on Africa. It was born out of the frustrations of trying to monetise her African entertainment blog, a problem she saw a number of other African-focused publishers also facing. She wanted to offer a platform targeting African audiences, both in the continent and diaspora. She saw an opportunity to connect top brands with influential publishers to reach and engage African consumers.
Gundan is known as a regular commentator on the role of African women in the world. She is a guest-writer for forbes.com, where she covers entrepreneurs, women, rising-stars and the rich and famous of African descent.