Zanana Akande has worked towards social justice in our society by addressing education, communications and the media, feminism, race relations and social change. She once co-hosted a Toronto Arts Against Apartheid Festival. She has worked as a teacher, consultant and administrator in the public education system, and a lecturer at the university level. She continues to speak on issues of effective communication, social change, community development and diversity, a topic she has presented locally and abroad. Zanana has worked in the media with MTV.