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Richard Osman, Alex Hartley, Greg Brady, Eddie Kadi

Fighting Talk

Presenter and writer Richard Osman, Lancashire and North West Thunder captain and former England cricketer Alex Hartley, Canadian sports broadcaster Greg Brady and comedian Eddie Kadi join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry, humour and entertainment.Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction.In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. There can only be one winner!Get the podcast from BBC Sounds.

1hr 6mins

11 Sep 2021

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S3 EP1. THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND | EDDIE KADI

Black Ink Cinema Podcast

THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND:  ‘I am the father of this nation’ Scottish doctor Nicholas travels to Uganda and realises that he got much more than he bargained for. I caught up with Bamous legend Eddie Kadi. We had a great chat about his film choice and how important films like this are. We also delved into his love for Africa, travelling the continent and passing the baton onto Gen Z. Instagram: @comeddiekadi @blackinkcinema @rachael_rnr Producer: @a.j.horton www.blackinkcinema.com

1hr 24mins

15 Jun 2021

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13. Before Us It Wasn't Cool To Be African! Feat. Eddie Kadi

The Gentlemen's Cod3

The gents sit down with comedy legend Eddie Kadi. They discuss his illustrious career and the importance of changing what it meant to be African in the UK.

1hr 28mins

22 Mar 2021

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Richard Osman, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Martin Bayfield, Eddie Kadi

Fighting Talk

Presenter Richard Osman, 11 x gold Paralympic champion Tanni Grey-Thompson, former England rugby player Martin Bayfield and comedian Eddie Kadi join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry, humour and entertainment.Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction.In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. There can only be one winner!Get the podcast from BBC Sounds.

1hr 5mins

31 Oct 2020

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(S.1) EPISODE 1 - THE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGE WITH EDDIE KADI

MIND THE GAP

British-Congolese comedian Eddie Kadi discusses what it was like leaving everything he had ever known as a child living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to come to the UK in hopes of a better life for him and his family. During his youth, he struggled to embrace his culture as he tried to conform to the pressures of society in the UK. In an attempt to fit in,  he found himself speaking less and less Lingala, his mother tongue, and soon discovered that by doing so he lost sense of his identity. In this episode, Eddie Kadi opens up about being his true-self and why realising the importance of language saved him. **FOLLOW MTG ON SOCIAL MEDIA** Twitter: gl_mindthegap Instagram: generationallens **Presented & Produced by Lisa Wahinya** Across all social media platforms: ohsooolisa **GUEST SPEAKER - Eddie Kadi** Twitter: Eddiekadi Instagram: comeddiekadi

18mins

24 Sep 2020

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Eddie Kadi – Bridging the gap through comedy #Africanpeople

Africa On Focus the Podcast

Let’s talk to Eddie Kadi, a self-made comedy icon that believes in using his craft to entertain with a purpose. Born in the Democratic republic of Congo and moving to the United Kingdom as a child, Eddie went on to graduate from Kingston University in the early 2000’s. During his time at university, Eddie became involved in hosting large-scale showcases, and learn to use his unique comedic and linguistic skills, paired with his lived experiences to bridge the gap between the diaspora and those living in Africa. Calling himself an “entertainment merchant”, Eddie grew his audience to a global scale, now flying around the world to perform as a comedian and a host. Tune in to hear about Eddie’s relatable experiences of growing up in the diaspora, as well as his insightful take on how not to see barrier between African from different regions, and to further embrace the empowered continent that Africa truly is.

51mins

16 Jul 2020

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21 QUESTIONS with Eddie Kadi

The Sitdown UK

Eddie Kadi is a staple in the game like paper! In 2010, he was the FIRST Black British comedian to headline the O2 Arena selling a total of 13,000 tickets. He has paved the way for so many comedians today, and continues to host major events across the globe sharing his positivity and laughter along the way. We’re be chatting with him and finding out what life has been like on the other side of comedy, and taking him through our 21 QUESTION gauntlet. Host: @iciemusic Eddie Kadi @comeddiekadi @getinforafrica Tune in each THURS / 9PM @thesitdownuk / thesitdownuk@gmail.com

59mins

30 Apr 2020

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2: "She Needs To Season Her Cucumbers" - ft. Eddie Kadi

Kevangelism with Kevin J

Comedian Eddie Kadi joins Kevin for episode two of #KEVANGELISM – known for his undeniable passion for his home continent of Africa serves as a great foundation for discussion points that focuses on culture, mainstream acceptance and privilege! @KevangelismPod @KevinJComedy

1hr 15mins

28 Feb 2020

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Episode 3 - Eddie Kadi

That Scene, That Song.

What We Seee Presents Episode 3 of That Scene, That Song featuring Eddie Kadi. That Scene, That Song is a conversation about two songs and two films that have shaped Eddie, his outlook on life or work, or that have profound personal meaning.Eddie talks about a the very personal journey and early inspirations from Kinshasa to London and now to the heights of the comedy world with many strings to his bow, including presenting, acting music and - as you will hear thoroughly his story - giving back. Eddie’s two films:A.W.O.L. – Jean Claude van Dammehttps://youtu.be/7gAMarKpYvQThe Shawshank Redemptionhttps://youtu.be/4uu-eWVhj3MEddie’s two songs:Eau Benite, Simaro Lutumbahttps://open.spotify.com/track/6FZm33EIV0dY3XdLwuwxIQSpeechless, Michael Jacksonhttps://open.spotify.com/track/1O1LkHTi3Lep9OHE8BvOVe?autoplay=true&v=T

46mins

22 Jan 2020

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Episode 3 - Eddie Kadi

That Scene, That Song.

What We Seee Presents Episode 3 of That Scene, That Song featuring Eddie Kadi. That Scene, That Song is a conversation about two songs and two films that have shaped Eddie, his outlook on life or work, or that have profound personal meaning.\\ The star Episode three sees award-winning comedian, presenter and actor Eddie Kadi in the hot seat. Born in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and raised in London, Kadi was “the life of the party” from a young age. Whether he was singing in the school choir or playing the keyboard, performing gave him “a sense of belonging”.  Kadi describes his parents, both from the same tribe, as instilling in him an understanding of “the power that my country has”. Fluent in French and English, the importance of speaking his mother tongue, Lingala, stays with him. It was while studying media technology at Kingston University London that Kadi made his first steps into comedy. Hosting a talent showcase for the African Caribbean Society, his impersonations were a hit with the audience. Gigging as a comedic host turned into appearances on the stand-up circuit and it wasn’t long before Kadi was winning accolades from the likes of Gina Yashere. In 2002, four years into his comedy career, Kadi was awarded Best Comedy Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards.Today, 36-year-old Kadi’s whip-smart routines remain rooted in his Congolese heritage. “Yearning to teach people about my culture put me in a different lane as soon as I got into stand-up,” he says. “I was telling a story that not a lot of people around me were telling.”\\ The scenes From the big screen, Kadi chooses Frank Darabont’s 1994 penitentiary epicThe Shawshank Redemption, which he describes as his cinematic “national anthem”. “Every time you watch it, you see things you’ve not seen before,” he says. “Such a beautiful journey of strength, friendship, loyalty, redemption.”Up next, a 1990 action movie gets Kadi talking about the joy of returning “to the things that defined your childhood”. Describing A.W.O.L // Lionheart, which stars Jean-Claude van Damme as a paratrooper legionnaire, the comedian says: “Our house was obsessed!”“The sound track is demonic – it was created to make you cry,” continues Kadi. “It made me fall in love with Jean-Claude van Damme. I saw him beyond the films.”\\ The songsKicking off the music selections is Eau Bénite, a track by the late Congolese artist and poet Simaro Lutumba, who Kadi is currently making a documentary about. “This guy was one of the best lyricists to come out of the Congo,” says Kadi. “He performed this song with his band live for me and I was near tears.”Up next is Speechless, a gentle, under-the-radar 2001 track by Michael Jackson that has become a tonic for Kadi in times of stress. The comedian likens the sound to gospel, saying, “Whenever I felt anxious, I played this song, and for some reason it always calmed me down.” \\ The summary Kadi’s comedy is underpinned by an acute interest in philanthropy. Whether he’s talking about the strength of African women or the backstories of “the roadmen” in Netflix series Top Boy, he returns to the human condition time and again. Along the way, he ruminates on the cultural stigma of “being a clown” in his native country, and the lack of space in British comedy for black comics to hone their craft. Talking about his musical cultural keystones, he says: “What makes a s

46mins

21 Jan 2020

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