(Uganda, 1982) the first few years of his life lived in Uganda, Nepal and Sudan. In 1991 he settled in the province of Groningen with his Dutch stepfather and mother. His biological father is active in Ugandan politics. Makkinga made his tv debut at age 17 in the tv programme Het Lagerhuis (The House of Commons). He attracted attention because of his strong debating technique. Three years later he was asked to host the hiphopshow of 3FM, 3voor12xl. From 2001 until June 2011 he was on the board of The African HipHop Foundation, which strives to bring hiphoppers from Africa and the diaspora into contact with each other. In 2005 he presented the NPS programme DeBattle, where hiphop and debate were mixed. Andrew Makkinga has his own programme Soul and Jazz on Radio 6 and hosts debates and presents (at Lowlands and TEDxAmsterdamED). He is on the board of the Stichting Museumnacht Amsterdam, the The Ghetto Radio Foundation and of www.nowhere.nl. He is a regular guest on DWDD. www.andrewmakkinga.nl(WU 2013 GR)
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