Host profile: Ebong Udoma
WPKN's News Director and consumate news junkie. Enjoys an eclectic mix of music rooted in the polyrhythmic beat of the African diaspora. A typical show moves seamlessly from Brazilian bossa nova, Algerian rai, Nigerian juju, Congolese zouk, South African township jive, to West African highlife and pop. Ebong has known many of the great musicians over the years ranging from Afrobeat originator Fela Anikulapo Kuti to South Africa's reggae superstar Lucky Dube to Senegalese mega star Youssou N'Dour. He loves to share these experiences with the listener. Many emerging African stars including Majek Fashek, Fadabasi, and Victor Essiett and the Mandators were first exposed to an American audience on his show. Ebong is also has a wealth of experience in the world of reggae and spices his shows with downbeat gems.