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Ghanaian car buff, 2 others take a ride on this week’s CNN African Voices



CNN & Globacom
Outstanding car buffs from three African countries will hitch a ride on this week’s edition of African Voices, a 30-minute magazine programme of the Cable News Network (CNN).

The car enthusiasts who have excelled in uncommon arts such as spinning, racing and  collection of antique wheels will be special guests on the programme which is sponsored by telecommunications firm, Globacom.

According to Globacom, the three are Stacey Lee May, a  South African,  Amirah Alladeen of Mauritius, and Fred Apaloo of Ghana.

Through her amazing stunts, Stacey Lee May has established a reputation for herself in South Africa and beyond, often hanging out of or jumping out of a muscle car while spinning “donuts” in front of an astonished audience. Her nimbleness in the field has earned her the sobriquet ‘queen of spinning’ in her hometown.

Viewers will learn how she was trained in the art by her father, a truck driver, with her mother providing support.  May, who experienced bullying in school, took solace in car spinning and drifting on cars which she saw as a way of telling her bullies that she could do anything she set her mind to do. Now 23, May has become a pride to the family and her South African nation as a result of her talent for the dangerous art of spinning.

From Ghana, Apaloo is the typical car enthusiast. He has revived antique wheels with his collection of at least 20 cars ranging from British to German and anything classy, ancient and strong.

The third guest on the programme, Amirah, got her passion for car rally  from her father, Rayhan Alladeen, with whom she has created a record  as the  fastest overall racer during the last stage of the Mauritius National Rally Championship for 2018.

She has sufficiently dominated the largely masculine rally racing circuit with her father backing her up as co-pilot.

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