It’s a Continent with Chinny Ukata and Astrid Madimba

Friday 2th September

Why is Africa still perceived as a country when there are around 2,000 languages spoken on the continent alone?


Chinny Ukata and Astrid Madimba have created a podcast and book to counter the misconception that Africa is a country by breaking down this vast, beautiful and complex continent into regions and countries. Each of the 54 African countries has a unique history and culture and Chinny and Astrid will highlight the key historical moments that have shaped each nation and contributed to its global position, as well as within the African continent.

Why is the Liberian flag so similar to the Stars and Stripes of the United States? Have you heard about Thomas Sankara’s quest for Burkina Faso’s self-sufficiency? African soldiers’ contribution to World War II?

Join us as we explore a whole host of different cultures, languages and histories.

Chinny Ukata: Chinny identifies as British-Nigerian. She was born in the UK and spent her formative years in Southend-On-Sea, Essex. She enjoyed history at school, however, a lot of the content taught only scratched the surface when it came to black history. Chinny’s discontent with why she was only just continuing to ‘discover’ Britain’s involvement in Biafra and other foreign policy issues in Africa led her to agree to form It’s a Continent podcast with her co-host and friend, Astrid.

Astrid Madimba: Astrid was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and grew up in the UK. She identifies as British and Congolese but has struggled with connecting to her African heritage, having lived in the UK most of her life. Astrid’s search for a greater connection to her African heritage led to the formation of It’s a Continent. This podcast seeks to support others in their search for a better understanding of African history.

More Camden Listings MORE

Camden Friday 28th June - Saturday 24th August


“I’m not asking you to make up happy endings. All I’m asking is that you tell ’em they…

Camden Sunday 28 July

Queen Ifrica

Reggae icon Queen Ifrica, The Royal Empress, comes to the UK for an exclusive London show this July….

Camden Monday 12 August

Electric Miles: A Retrospective

Across the ‘electric years’ of Miles Davis’ career, the king of jazz created some of the most revolutionary…

Camden Wednesday 14t August


Featuring London’s king of afrobeat, Dele Sosimi, our famed in-house night will be an explosion of infectious afrobeat and latin…

Camden Wednesday 21 August


Delivering an unforgettable live experience, Zimbabwe’s Mokoomba are hailed the most exciting new band from Africa.   With…

Camden Thursday 29 August


An unsung hip-hop veteran, Brooklyn’s heavyweight lyricist captures the city’s sound.   Though a king of the underground…

Camden Wednesday 4 September

Talib Kweli

After nearly 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music, Kweli stands as one of the world’s most talented and…

Camden Thursday 5 September

Ann Nesby (Sounds Of Blackness)

Formerly the lead vocalist for the 30-piece gospel choir, Sounds of Blackness, Ann Nesby struck out on her…