Escaping Rwanda’s dangerous and destructive political situation, Jackson’s parents escaped to Uganda to seek a safe asylum for their children. So Jackson didn’t get a chance to grow up in the country that shaped his identity. However, that’s only strengthened his desire to return to Rwanda to reconnect with the land he’s heard so much about as a child.
Jackson, now living in the United States, enjoys a successful career as a radio host. He maintains his bond with Africa through the Up Front Africa Show. He’s the founder, producer and editor of this interactive platform, which promotes an honest conversation on the everyday issues of the people of Africa. It aims to engage with listeners on various topics such as employment, sustainable development and social justice. He gives young Africans the opportunity to share their opinions with the world. He has a powerful online presence with more than a million followers (one of them is the former president Barack Obama).
He’s interviewed a countless number of entrepreneurs, leaders and educators during his career. But this time it was our turn to ask the questions as we questioned Jackson about his life as an African immigrant.