Prudence Mabhena
Four years ago Outlook brought you the story of the disabled Zimbabwean singer Prudence Mabhena. The 23 year old was born with arthrogryposis which has left her unable to use her arms and legs. Despite this, she has gone on to achieve her dream of being a singer and earlier this year a film documentary about her won an Oscar. Steve Vickers catches up with Prudence as she and her group Liyana perform at the Harare International Festival of the Arts.

Philadelphia graffiti
As a teenager growing up in Philadelphia, Steve Powers spent his time spraying graffiti on the walls of his neighbourhood. He was often in trouble with the local authorities as he competed with other kids to paint his signature in more and more high profile locations. More than twenty years later he has been invited back to Philadelphia and has been commissioned to paint designs on the walls of buildings in his old neighbourhood. He tells Matthew Bannister about the project.

Nigeria's most glamorous farmer
Mosunmola Umoru is Nigeria's most glamorous farmer. She leaves her house dressed as if she were going to the city but when she gets to her chicken and snail farm she dons her dungarees and wellies. She tells Matthew Bannister why she found herself drawn to the challenges presented by farming. Now she wants to encourage more young people to go into farming. Her aim is to run a chain of farms across Nigeria.

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Fri 30 Apr 2010 12:05 GMT

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