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Those African Chicks - Exploring Identities of African Women

Those African Chicks - Exploring Identities of African Women

Wummy Umude
 
Podcast exploring identities of African Women through critical thought conversations on culture, sexuality, spirituality, ambition, and society.
 
EP 62: Produce a TV Show - Cornelia O'Dwyer, Host & Producer - Chick Chat Live
EP 62: Produce a TV Show - Cornelia O'Dwyer, Host & Producer - Chick Chat Live
11/14/2019 | 01:52:18

Cornelia is the executive producer and host of , Chick Chat Live a talk show that explores the worldview and opinions of African women as they navigate all facets of  the 21st Century. Her resume however, spans across multiple media projects including hosting shows like Ndani TV and Grapevine 981 on Smooth 98.1FM .

 

What makes Cornelia’s journey remarkable is the way she has been able to successfully bootstrap her show which was later picked up on Fox Live Africa and aired on DSTV, Startimes and Kwese TV.

 

In this episode, Cornelia does a true deep dive into the behind -the scenes of what it takes to develop a show from concept to reality. We talk about:

 

  • How to consistent with your goals on limited resources and how the power of limited resources can be a gift in disguise
  • She shares the her step by step approach on how to create a purpose driven show from her writing process, importance of having a relevant feedback loop and turning all that data into a dynamic show
  • She also shares how to reactivate dormant networks and package ‘Work-In-Progress’ projects into true minimum viable products.

On this show, you will definitely get a glimpse into her vivacious bubbly personalit and If you have an interesting story, or strong conviction a topic be sure to reach out to her and you just might be invited to be featured on her show.

 

Connect With Cornelia

Website - Cornelia O’Dwyer

Instagram – @Corneliaodwyer

The Talk Show - Chick Chat Live

  

Let’s Hang Out

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Website -  Those African Chicks

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

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EP 61: Tolani Alli , Political Photographer - Breaking Gender Boundaries in African Politics
EP 61: Tolani Alli , Political Photographer - Breaking Gender Boundaries in African Politics
10/22/2019 | 01:07:11

Tolani Alli is a political and documentary photographer for the Vice President of the Nigeria. In this episode, we talk about her entrance into photojournalism and more how she was able to secure her position and become the right hand person covering heated debates and conversations in Nigerian politics.

What make Tolani’s work so remarkable is that she is the only woman to have held this post in an environment that can be extremely mysgonitic and ageist.

 

In this episode, she shares the importance of knowing and clearly communicating your value proposition.

We talk about some of the difficult aspects of running a business of running a basis, especially one that is rooted in confidentiality.

Tolania has a documentary slated to be released this fall. The documentary will tackle multiple themes about Nigerian Politics. Be sure to check it  out.

 

Connect with Guest

Instagram – Tolani Alli

Website – Tolani Alli

 

Let’s Hang Out

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Website -  Those African Chicks

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

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EP 60: Understanding the Dining Experience and Why Food Is the Ultimate Connector
EP 60: Understanding the Dining Experience and Why Food Is the Ultimate Connector
09/12/2019 | 49:46

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation with Kutina. Kutina is a Tanzanian American woman who moved to the US in her childhood and has maintained strong ties with her home country. 
 
The dynamic woman who is also a stationary in the US food and restaurant industry, take us behind the scenes of some of your favorite restaurants. In this episode we become a little more intimate with service and the mechanics of dining and food appreciation. Some of the topics we explore are 
 
  • Why many African restaurants cannot get it right and how the realities of being a restaurateur far exceeds the ability to cook a wonderful meal. 
  • Understanding what 'Organic' on your food packaging really means. We learn that it is a holistic approach to food. Considering things like, it is how what was the animal , fed , how was the animal treated, what environment was it reared
  • What to expect when you go to your favorite restaurants  and knowing what to expect through what the industry identifies as the 'Steps of Service' 
  •  The Impossible Burger - the plant based burger developed by a scientist, taste, feels and smells like meat. Can be found at Cheesecake Factory, Bare Burger, White Castle and most recently Burger King 
 
MUST TRY RESTAURANT IN NYC BY KUTINA 
Uncle Boon, Thai (Michelin Star Restaurant) 
Roberta , Pizza
The Lobster Club (The fish is shipped directly from Japan daily)
Dead Rabbit  (Cocktails and the menu is presented in form a storybook) 
Mombar, Egyptian Restaurant ( Vibes is as if you are eating in the owners house) 
 
Connect with Kutina  - @tanzamerican
 
 
 
EP 59: Living Unapologetically and Truthfully, Khanyisa Mnyaka - Author Traveling While Black and Lesbian
EP 59: Living Unapologetically and Truthfully, Khanyisa Mnyaka - Author Traveling While Black and Lesbian
08/22/2019 | 01:04:40

In this episode , I catch up with south African author of Traveling While Black and Lesbian who details  her journey of self evolution as a devout Christian girl growing up in a small town in South Africa and how traveling presented her with the opportunity to reveal and re-present her self to the world. 

Some take aways are

  • Importance of doing self work and always being true to oneself, which is not always easy depeniding on who you are and where you live.
  • Learning and practicing self advocacy 
  • Leaning into the spirit of adventure and being open to seeing the world 

Let’s Hang Out !

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 
 
EP 58: Unschooling, Unlearning and Self-Directed Education
EP 58: Unschooling, Unlearning and Self-Directed Education
08/07/2019 | 01:00:31

In this episode, I catch up with return guest Clarissa Bannor of This Afropolitan Life.  Since Clarissa introduced me to the ideology of schooling and self -directed education, I have been completely fascinated and intrigued by this principle.

 

To simplify, Unschooling is the idea that education does not only take place within the falls walls of a ‘school’ and within the confined timings of 8 – 3p. It is rooted in the ideaology that students/children are experts in their own learning styles and can self-direct their learning capabilities. In this episode we talk about

 

  1. Clarissa’s unlearning journey as a parent raising free people
  2. Her observations of from watching her children’s in their unschooling journey’s
  3. Share general observations and thoughts on the drop out culture

Be sure to connect with Clarissa below  

Connect

Site  –  This Afropolitan Life

Instagram - @thisafropolitanlife

Unschooling Journey – Where The Paths Leads

 

Let’s Hang Out

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Website -  Those African Chicks

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

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EP 57: The Podcast Journey and Life as Africans Abroad
EP 57: The Podcast Journey and Life as Africans Abroad
07/17/2019 | 01:02:43

BEST OF 2 PODCAST

 

In this episode, I catch up with fellow podcasters Bimbola and Jo Maxwell of the Best of 2 Podcast. On their show, Bimbola and Jo tackle current controversial issues and general happenings of their daily lives as Africans in living in the UK.  As fellow Nigerians living outside of our home country, we decided to get together to compare notes on life abroad. We discuss

 

  1. The state of affairs of African leadership
  2. The differences and shared experiences of raising African children abroad
  3. We also delve in to careers and entrepreneurial nuances for Africans in the UK versus the US

 

Being an African abroad can be complex , layered and multi-faceted. Like all immigrants we deal with the issues of identity, culture shock and more. However unlike other immigrants, as African we are faced with the pressure of constantly having to prove, introduce ourselves and set the record straight. I hope you enjoy this episode, and be sure to connect with Bimbola and Joe Maxwell below.

 

Connect

Apple Podcast – Best of 2 Podcast

Twitter – Best of 2 Podcast

 

Let’s Hang Out

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Website -  Those African Chicks

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

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EP 56: Taking a Leap of Faith while Scared and Unprepared
EP 56: Taking a Leap of Faith while Scared and Unprepared
07/10/2019 | 01:17:52

This episode has been one of the most rewarding shows I have done to date. I catch up with Animu Amitai, former Communication Advisor & Speech Writer to the politicians in South Sudan.  

Anim shares her journey on how she ascended the heights of politics from a simple essay competition, which opened the doors to becoming a political advisor to the Japanese Ambassador and later the advisor to the highest office in South Sudan. 

Although there are some controversial articles surrounding Anim's citizenship during her tenure, the essence of our conversation is to highlight the importance of perseverance and tenacity. 

We cover everything from 

1. The importance of putting oneself out there; doing it scared 

2. Imposter syndrome as a young person and woman in sexist / ageist spaces 

3. The importance of rising up into ones ownself and taking up space 

Her most recent work has been pushing the boundaries of politics by influencing legislature to more inclusive of women participation in politics 

Connect 

@AfeniAnimu on Instagram  

 

Let’s Hang Out!

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 

 
 
EP 55: Importance of Purpose and Conviction over Trend
EP 55: Importance of Purpose and Conviction over Trend
06/26/2019 | 57:12

Faith x Threads is a faith based apparel company operated out of London by two Nigerian sisters. Their company is committed to changing the conversation and inspiring the next generation to rep the gospel in every way. In this episode, I catch up with the co-founders Temi and Temi – not a typo and we discuss all manner of deliciousness around running a business, being a Nigerian abroad, the Nigerian approach to Christianity and loads more. We do a deeper dive into the:

  • Process of building a very niche business
  • The challenges and triumphs of being a African running a business in the United Kingdom
  • Parenting, Entrepreneurship and the importance of hustle and grit

 

Connect with the  Temi and Temi

Website – FaithXThreads

Instagram  - Faith x Threads

 

In the meantime , come hang out with us!

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 
 
EP 54: Recognizing the Secret Sauce to Starting & Operating a Business
EP 54: Recognizing the Secret Sauce to Starting & Operating a Business
05/23/2019 | 01:08:49

Tommie Edwards, is a Nigerian UK based on black woman in Tech who has spent most her career optimizing business processes and building applications.

In today's episode, Tommie takes us behind the scenes of the intricacies of running a tech startup. Her startup EventBree
is a platform designed to solve all of the needs of your event from the comfort your home or mobile device. 

Tommie shares her experiences as a professional in the tech industry as a woman, mother and entrepreneur. She shares her perspective on: 

- The importance of reverse engineering an idea

- Leveraging data to make informed decisions and how identifying and solving

- How identifying and solving a problem is the secret sauce to turning profit. 

Connect With Tommie Here 

Website -Tommie Edwards

Instagram -  @tommiedwards

 

Let’s Hang Out! 

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 

 
 
Ep 53: Learning To Reverse Engineer Your Skill Set
Ep 53: Learning To Reverse Engineer Your Skill Set
03/28/2019 | 59:37

Rita is the ultimate Corporate Black Girl. Not only is she providing spaces for enhancing Black women's professional lives and experiences in the corporate world with her business Corporate Black Girl 101 ,  she also runs a tech space, startup, and a hotel. She does all of it all with the remarkable resilience and spiritedness 

  • How she was able to lift herself out of unemployment and depression
  • The power of spirituality as a means of motivation
  • The ultimate career blueprint, how to set yourself in the market place and land the job of your dreams

Connect with  Rita here   

 Website – Corporate Black Girls 101

Instagram - @CorporateBlackGirl101

Facebook Group – Building You Foundation– Corporate Black Girl

 

Let’s Hang Out!

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 
 
EP: 52 Adventures from the Bedroom of African Women
EP: 52 Adventures from the Bedroom of African Women
03/12/2019 | 01:21:50

This episode with the founder and Cohost of The Adventures from the bedrooms of African Women platform and TV. The platform created over a decade ago as a safe space where African women could talk and learn about sex in a positive way.

 

In this episode, the two sex positivity advocates share their knowledge on

  • Fauxnogamy”, a term coined by Kobby Graham which succinctly describe the pretense of being in a monogamous relationship
  • Fetishization of Interracial relationships in Africa
  • The rise of intergenerational relationship with African women

 

Connect with Nana & Famia

 

 Website - The Adventures from the bedrooms of African Women

Facebook Channel – Adventures From TV

Instagram - @dfordarkoa

 

Let’s Hang Out !

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

 Edited & Produced – Podcast Maven

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 
 
EP 51: Fearless Journalism : Boko Haram & Chibok
EP 51: Fearless Journalism : Boko Haram & Chibok
03/04/2019 | 58:51

This episode is with the Nigerian American Journalist Chika Oduah. She is known for her fearless coverage of the 276 kidnapped Chibok girls by the Northern Nigeria terrorist group Boko Haram. What makes Chika remarkable is that she was down in the field by herself getting real-life coverage of the story.

Her work has been covered on CNN, Aljazeera, BBC, MSNBS, National Geographic to name a few. Chika is currently working on a book and documentary about her encounter and findings in Chibok. The documentary premiered in Abuja in Dec 2018 and is scheduled for a release in late 2019. In this episode, she shares

  • Her coverage of Boko Haram and how she got the assignment
  • The stories of some of the women who are married to the Boko Haram soldiers
  • The face and state of religion in Africa

 

Be sure to connect with Chika

Website – Chika Oduah

Instagram – chika_the_explorer

Twitter – @chikaoduah

Boko Haram Report

 

Let’s Hang Out!

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Website - www.thoseafricanchicks.com

 Edited & Produced – Podcast Maven

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 

 
 
Ep 50: Data Oruwari - UX Designer, Artist, Sculptor, Healing Enthusiast - Understanding the Art and Charm of Failure
Ep 50: Data Oruwari - UX Designer, Artist, Sculptor, Healing Enthusiast - Understanding the Art and Charm of Failure
01/09/2019 | 01:04:44

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With the way creativity and creatives are being peddled on the internet today, I really wanted to bring in someone who to me harnessed creativity and her creations in a real and pure way and that person is none other than Data Oh!

Today’s episode is with Data Oruwari, Data is a Lawyer, tech girl,  sculptor, artist who produces one of the most remarkable and dynamic works I have ever seen. I catch up with the multi-talented UX designer amidst her busy travel schedule and we talk about :

- The importance of making space of creativity

- How she has learned to embrace failure

- The mysticism and intersectionality that inspires the art she produces

- Being shortlisted alongside 194 other artists By the Government of Egypt

This is an episode you definitely want to listen to. I adored Data’s candor about work, life and the ability to respond to life’s nuances.

 

Connect with Data

Her  Work 

Instagram @data_Oh

 

Also, let’s Hang Out!

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Website - www.thoseafricanchicks.com

 Edited & Produced – Podcast Maven

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 
 
Ep 49 - Mona Zutshi Opubor, Editor & Columnist , Lost In Lagos Magazine
Ep 49 - Mona Zutshi Opubor, Editor & Columnist , Lost In Lagos Magazine
12/05/2018 | 01:17:18

In this episode, I catch up with Mona Zutshi Opubor, an Editor and Featured Columnist for Lost In Lagos Magazine. Mona is an American woman living and raising her family in Lagos. What makes Mona’s story so intriguing is her decision to legally become Nigerian. Mona shares the journey of how she ended up in Nigeria in the first place; and how leaving comforts of her life in New Jersey for an adventure in the unknown territories of West Africa would change her life in unexpected ways. In our conversation, we go in to:

 

- What led to her deciding to go through the rigorous process to acquiring Nigeria citizenship

- Navigating the intricacies of being a foreign wife in Nigeria and the Nigerian wives community she is a part of

- The challenges and triumphs of raising culturally aware cross-cultural children

- Her evolution and growth once she stopped resisting and fully leaned into the move

- How she is able to wonderfully weave in all of the three cultures she and her family are a part of in their everyday lives  

 

 

Connect With Mona

Instagram – @mopals5

Website - https://www.monazutshiopubor.com 

Check out Mona’s more popular piece Niger Wife  published in Kahalari Review 

 

Also, let’s Hang Out!

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Website - www.thoseafricanchicks.com

 Edited & Produced – Podcast Maven

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 
 
Ep 48: Karen Okonkwo, Tonl - To be Successful, Always Strive to be a Student
Ep 48: Karen Okonkwo, Tonl - To be Successful, Always Strive to be a Student
11/28/2018 | 42:29

This week’s episode is the amazing millennial co-founder of Tonl,  a platform committed to transforming the stock photography industry by displaying images of diverse people and their stories around the world.

 

Karen and Joshua, have been very intentional about their entrance into the stock photography world that they have been featured in all of the reputable digital publication from Forbes, Create & Cultivate, PopsugarNPR, to OkayAfricaand the list goes on. In their short lifespan, Tonl has worked with Google Chrome book, Adobe to mention a couple.

 

In this episode, we talk about:

 

  • The genesis of Tonl
  • How the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the misrepresentation and false stories being portrayed of them sparked the additional onset of TONL
  • How to run an intentional digital business
  • How remaining a student will set you up for success
  • Importance of understanding your industry
  • How to work with and understand a Co-Founder
  • How having the correct marketing plan and PR will set you up for succeed
  • How Tonl photographers are vetted and selected

 

Connect Karen

@Karen Okonkwo on Instagram

Website – Tonl

@Tonl on Instagram

 

If you have enjoyed this episode, which I am sure you have, be sure to share and subscribe

 

Also, lets Hang Out!

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Website - www.thoseafricanchicks.com

 Edited & Produced – Podcast Maven

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 

 
 
EP 47: How to Build an Impactful Women Centered Company
EP 47: How to Build an Impactful Women Centered Company
11/08/2018 | 34:41

This week’s episode is about peeling back the layers of running a highly successful women-centered business. I catch up with Afua Osei, Co-Founder She Lead Africa, a digital company committed to improving access and opportunities for African women. In this episode, Afua demystifies the complexities of running a business. We talk about:

  • The importance of grit and mindset
  • Her move from the US to Lagos, Accra & Johannesburg during the early stages of SLA
  • The triumphs and challenges of running a business in Africa
  • The importance of building networks and allies who will advocate for you as you start and manage a business

 If you have enjoyed this episode, which I am sure you have, be sure to share and subscribe

 

Connect With Afua

Website - Afua Osei

Coaching Services with Afua

 

Website - She Leads Africa   

Instagram – She Leads Africa

SLA Masterclasses 

 

Let's Hang Out!

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Website - www.thoseafricanchicks.com

 Edited & Produced – Podcast Maven

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 

 
 
Ep 46: Making Black Art Valuable and Accessible
Ep 46: Making Black Art Valuable and Accessible
10/24/2018 | 36:12

I once read that art is important because it is the vehicle through which we see the world differently…helping alter perspectives. As an avid appreciator of art, I had to have Alice Gbelia on to the show after stumbling on her website on Saturday afternoon. Alice Gbelia of Ayok’a Deco is Ivorian-Parisian woman who is committed to ensuring that we see black art in a different light by making it valuable and accessible to all.  

 In this episode, we talk about growing up in a very segregated France. How moving to London, provided a new perspective on a humanness and blackness and the birth Ayok’a Deco the online destination for black art.

 

Connect with Alice

Instagram - @ayokadeco

Website – Ayok’a Deco

 

Lets Hang Out!

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Website - www.thoseafricanchicks.com

 

Edited & Produced – Podcast Maven

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 
 
Ep 45 - Resourcefulness & Humility
Ep 45 - Resourcefulness & Humility
09/09/2018 | 11:42

In taking a scan of how we work and why we work. I have found that a lot of us tend to be so in love with our ideas and talent that it prevents us from taking the necessary pivots . Often times because we do not see the direct correlation with the pivot to our end goal. 

This is why Geoffrey Owens's story is so remarkable; as social media continues to solidify itself as a part of our everyday lives we continue to see the push for digital influencers. Which in practicality we cannot all be right?! despite what social media might have us believe. Being able to see someone who has had a thriving career having to do a seemingly "menial" job helps redefine how young people observe and think about the importance of work and working. 

I believe it is  important for us to continue to see and hear about stories like this to show how we must be resourceful and humble in our journeys as human beings; and to help us gain perspective on life and livelihood.

 

Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks

Website - www.thoseafricanchicks.com

 

Edited & Produced - Mude Productions

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

 
 
Ep 44: Obi, Aniedo , How to Feed Your Soul & Mind By Nourishing Your Body Wholesomely
Ep 44: Obi, Aniedo , How to Feed Your Soul & Mind By Nourishing Your Body Wholesomely
08/18/2018 | 52:20

 

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Eating well can sometimes feel like a difficult feat and these days, there seems to be more pressure with the trends of clean eating and fit lifestyles. That is why I wanted to catch up with Obi Aniedo. Obi is the founder of Live & Blossom a Lagos based café that is committed to introducing a wholesome lifestyle and livinin Lagos. Live & Blossom serves meals, desserts and baked goods sourced from natural premium products. In this episode we talk about:

 

  • Developing a healthy relationship with food
  • Healthy and clean African Cuisine
  • Overcoming An Eating disorder

 

Connect with Obi

Instagram - @liveandblossom

Website –Live and Blossom

Address  - Block 126, Plot 11, Bunmi Olowude St, On T.F Kuboye St, Lekki,  Lagos, Nigeria

 

Edited & Produced - Mude Productions

Music - Deep Hat, YT Music Library

 
 
Ep 43 : Minisode - Protecting Your Peace and Creativity
Ep 43 : Minisode - Protecting Your Peace and Creativity
08/08/2018 | 10:36

Back from my temporary hiatus, I explain why I was gone, how a certain experience I had robbed me of my creativity, peace of mind and to a certain extent joy. 

I share learning from this, which for me is the realization that forgiveness was my freedom. 

I share bit about next week's guest, who is known for bringing the idea of whole foods and wholesome living to Lagos long before the social media explosion of clean eating. 

Come hang out with us on instagram @thoseafricanchicks

Remember to be fearless and live your truth.

 

 

 
 
Ep 42 - How To Bring Your Whole-self To Work As An African Woman, Janet Asante Sullivan
Ep 42 - How To Bring Your Whole-self To Work As An African Woman, Janet Asante Sullivan
03/29/2018 | 01:15:57

Janet is an HR Executive and Expert with more than two decades of proven leadership experience and trusted advisors to C-Suite executives across various industries. I first met Janet, when she invited me to be a part of her docuseries AfriGen and have since been a frequent visitor to her blog Notes From HR where she shares advise and nuggets of wisdom from the inner workings of the dreaded HR. In this episode, we talk about how African Women can and should bring their whole selves to work. We got into details such as

 

  • African Accents
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Strategies for Career Growth
  • Promotion Request Methods
  • Leadership Competencies
  • How to get meaningful feedback

 

Connect with Janet

Notes From HR

Instagram @notesfromhr

 

PODCAST STORE

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PRODUCED & EDITED

Mastered – Mude Productions

Music – Deep Hat, YT Audio Library

 
 
Ep 41: Embracing Your Sexual Identity As An African Woman with Kaz Lucas from Kenya's Sex Positive show The Spread
Ep 41: Embracing Your Sexual Identity As An African Woman with Kaz Lucas from Kenya's Sex Positive show The Spread
03/13/2018 | 01:18:42

Kaz is a Kenyan musician and the host of the Africa's most listened to  Sex Positive Podcast called The Spread . The goal of the podcast is “Making sex a comfortable subject for all” As an African woman who is always thinking and talking about intimacy, sex and sexual identity, Kaz was someone I had to have on the show. Our cultures in Africa are known for putting such unbelievable confines on who we are and how we must be. So much so that at different periods in our lives we are expected to be varying degrees of sexual all for the satisfaction of the patriarchy from which we come. My conversation with Kaz pokes at so much of the topics she covers on her show spanning touchpoints like

 

  • How does an African Woman view her sexual experience and sexuality
  • Polygamy the umbrella that holds Polyandry, Polyamory, Polygeny ; how the younger generations views these versus our predecessors see them
  • How to approach the experience of sex and other sexual activities
  • Manifestation through Masturbation; setting your intention and then self-pleasuring
  • How to think approach and own your own orgasm
  • Some recommended sexual techniques women should try by themselves and with their partners

 

CONNECT WITH KAZ

The Spread Podcast

Instagram – Kaz Personal

Instagram – The Spread Podcast

 

PODCAST STORE

Affirmation Bracelets & Cuff now available for sale HERE

  

PRODUCED & EDITED

Mastered – Mude Productions

Music – Deep Hat, YT Audio Library

 
 
Ep 40 : Bringing Technology To An Informal Ecosystem
Ep 40 : Bringing Technology To An Informal Ecosystem
03/07/2018 | 44:12

Rashidat Oyegunle is an entrepreneur who is committed to connecting Tailors to their clients in a meaningful way. Her company Tailoring Needs is an online platform that serves as medium to connect Clients with a large pool of custom-wear Tailors around the world. Their mission is to connect you to the nearest custom – wear tailor in your area, make that process hella easy and create a community where people can easily share their service experiences.

 

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TOPIC DISCUSSED

  • How to Effectively Validate a business
  • The ONE thing she wished she knew about starting a business before she started
  • How being an African Woman has Informed this venture
  • Dolly Skeppings – Self Taught Millennial Fashion Designer

 

ON SOCIAL MEDIA   

  

PODCAST STORE 

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PRODUCED & EDITED

Mastered – Mude Productions

Music – Deep Hat, YT Audio Library

 
 
Ep 39 : Show Update and What To Expert in 2018
Ep 39 : Show Update and What To Expert in 2018
03/05/2018 | 03:37
 
 
EP 38: How to Create a Global Brand By Re-Presenting Africa Inspired Products
EP 38: How to Create a Global Brand By Re-Presenting Africa Inspired Products
02/07/2018 | 01:04:24

In this episode, I catch up with Ugandan bag designer Sarah Nakintu. She migrated to the United States in 2005 where she attended Columbia University in New York. Sarah shares her journey from working at the United Nations then Google, later AOL and now Designing Luxury Handbags. In our conversation, we go into details of where the idea for Kintu New York was born. She shares her creative process, cost of production, pricing but more importantly how she is challenging this narrow lens through which people view what an African inspired product is.  She’s decided to go against the grain of using Ankara or Maasai fabric and other archetypical African emblems and is consciously choosing to re-present African inspired luxury in a new way.

 

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TOPIC DISCUSSED

  • Transition from corporate to entrepreneurship
  • How to decide on what kind of business to start and grow
  • Factors to consider when deciding how to price products
  • Cost of production in creating a product
  • Getting to know you TRUE customer and their behaviors
  • Understanding the marketplace and how it influences production, manufacturing, and marketing
  • Understanding the importance innovating when creating an African inspired Product

 

 ON SOCIAL MEDIA   

  

ANNOUNCEMENT

Affirmation Bracelets & Cuff now available for sale HERE

 

PRODUCED & EDITED

Mastered – Mude Productions

Music – Deep Hat, YT Audio Library

 
 
Ep 37: How to Build and Scale A Business While Still College
Ep 37: How to Build and Scale A Business While Still College
01/18/2018 | 54:49

Bidemi Zakariya is the founder of LSF|PR, one of the fastest growing full service PR agencies in Nigeria. More recently, she launched Luxe Digest, a Pan African content creation platform committed to high quality informational resource on African luxury. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards like SME100 25 under 25, 100 Most Influential Leading Ladies in Africa amongst others; presently sits on the board of Rele Art Gallery. I thoroughly enjoyed talking and learning from Bidemi, our conversation spanned everything from the politics of business in Nigeria, to understanding the cultural nuances of operating a woman led business on the continent. She is definitely one too keep an eye on #quietpowerhousees

 

 

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TOPIC DISCUSSED

  • Learning how to run a business while still in school
  • How and what kinds of businesses you can start with the equivalent of $100/N3000 in Nigeria
  • How to get your first client
  • What to look out for before engaging a client
  • Understanding the mechanics of personal branding
  • Misconceptions of running a business in Africa
  • Challenges of Running a Woman led business in Nigeria – Ageism, Sexism, Societal expectations
  • Advice for young entrepreneurs starting out

 

 

ON SOCIAL MEDIA   

 

 

TWEET THIS  

“Hype means nothing, You are only as good as the LAST thing you did” – Bidemi Zakariyau

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Affirmation Bracelets & Cuff now available for sale HERE

 

 

PRODUCED & EDITED

Mastered – Mude Productions

Music – Deep Hat, YT Audio Library

 
 
Ep 36: How To Pioneer A Business Niche With No Template
Ep 36: How To Pioneer A Business Niche With No Template
01/04/2018 | 55:58

Tobi Oredein is the Founder of Black Ballad; after having worked at some of UK’s leading magazines, she started the online publication out of the frustration of lack lack of and misrepresentation of Black British women. Black Ballad is a social enterprise committed to retelling and elevating the human experience of Black women in the United Kingdom. As the pioneering platform of its niche, the journey has been arduous BUT Rewarding & Necessary. In our conversation, we talk about some of the expected and unexpected challenges of running a niche that has no template to follow. We also go into the impetus of the business pivot from an open source to a paid membership and so much more.  

  

TOPIC DISCUSSED

  • History of Slavery in UK
  • Cécile Kyenge, Congoleese Italian Minister of Integration
  • Black Disabled Woman’s Experience
  • Being Black and Woke – understanding that being woke is a journey , be careful not to criticize
    • Black culture being used as a tool for commerce
  • Jill Is Black
  • Challenges and triumps of pioneering a social enterprise

The Black Girl FestivalNicole Crentsil & Paula Akpan &

 

ON SOCIAL MEDIA   

 

QUOTE CARD

“No one would give me a job, so I decided to give myself one”  - Tobi O

“Being a Business Owner Allows me own my blackness 24/7 and its so liberating”  - Tobi O

“Aim for the moon and you will sure land in the stars” - Tobi O  

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Affirmation Bracelets & Cuff now available for sale HERE

 

PRODUCED & EDITED

Mastered – Mude Productions

Music – Deep Hat, YT Audio Library

 
 
Ep 35: Learning Vulnerability Thru Strength, Emalohi Iruobe - The Unmothered Project
Ep 35: Learning Vulnerability Thru Strength, Emalohi Iruobe - The Unmothered Project
12/14/2017 | 47:36

Ema is self proclaimed slasher meaning she is an attorney/ photographer/lingerie designer / writer/ poet/ social activist. Ema is known for her lingerie line Aimanosi; Aimanosi is an African based lingerie line that promotes body acceptance in women. On the show, we talk about her latest project The Unmothered. The Unmothered is an artistic endeavor that urges women who are dealing with death of a loved to take self portraits. The movement which was born out of the loss of her mother is aimed around encouraging the bereaved to see, love themselves and proclaim their visibility. To join the Unmothered Movement Send your self portrait along with a short story to The Unmothered on Instagram.

 

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TOPIC DISCUSSED

  • Serial Entrepreneurship
  • Confronting Grief
  • Boys Don’t Cry
  • The shame of grief

HER WORK 

  • Aimanosi Lingerie Line
  • The Unmothered Project emalouisa (at) gmail.com
  • Things Not To Say To Brown Girls Who’s Mothers Now Dance In Heaven

 

ON SOCIAL MEDIA

 

QUOTE CARD

“Free Your Parents and Try to Understand where They Are Coming From” Ema

“If you do not want to be cast as a villain in someone’s story, you should’ve behaved better” Ema

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Podcast Store where you can buy your Empowerment Bracelets is now LIVE  

 

 

PRODUCED & EDITED

Mastered – Mude Productions

Music – Deep Hat, YT Audio Library

 
 
Ep 34: The Importance Of Re-evaluating Values We Blindly Accept, Lanaire Aderemi, Poet & Author
Ep 34: The Importance Of Re-evaluating Values We Blindly Accept, Lanaire Aderemi, Poet & Author
11/30/2017 | 53:14

Lanaire  is a 19year old Nigerian Writer, Spoken Word performer and new author who recently published her first Poetry anthology called “Of Ivory And Ink”. Of Ivory And Ink is  ollection of specially shortlisted poems from 2012-2015. When on stage, Lanaire goes by the alias Verse Writer; she has written over eighty poems and has won a myriad of awards. Her works speaks on socio-political issues regarding feminism, neo-colonialism, hypermasculinity and other forms of injustices.

 

TOPIC DISCUSSED

 

HER WORK 

 

ON SOCIAL MEDIA

 

QUOTE CARD

“Develop Your Own Independent Assessment of Reality” – Lanaire

 “To Find Yourself, You Have To Think For Yourself” - Chimamanda

 

PRODUCTION

Produced & Edited – Mude Productions

Music – Deep Hat, YT Audio Library

www.thoseafricanchicks.com 

 
 
Ep 33: How To Invite Positivity & Stillness Into Entrepreneurship, Moshoodat Sanni Creative Make Up Artist
Ep 33: How To Invite Positivity & Stillness Into Entrepreneurship, Moshoodat Sanni Creative Make Up Artist
11/09/2017 | 31:02

Moshoodat is a creative director based out of NY. She is known for creating beautiful and culturally jarring  works that elevate beauty of the black woman. Her creations are known to go viral and have been featured in Essence Magazine, Elle,  Refinery 29, OWN, VH1, BET and then list goes on. She is currently working on launching her YouTube channel where we will get to see and learn more about all of her creative pursuits.

 

TOPIC DISCUSSED

  • Creating purposeful works by respecting the baton passed down by our forefathers
  • Understanding the power that women have
  • How to breed and push positivity especially as people of color
  • The key to understanding the importance and power of God
  • Patricia Hill Collins – Social Theorist & Thought leader who championed the ideas of Black Feminism & Consciousness

SOME OF HER WORKS

ON THE INSTAGRAM

 QUOTE 

“It Is key that we Live in Peace, Stillness & Positivity” Moshoodat

 

Music - Deep Hat - YT Audio Library

Produced & Edited - Mude Productions

 

 
 
Ep 32: Understanding When And How To Invest In Yourself, Essie Bartel, Founder Essies Spice
Ep 32: Understanding When And How To Invest In Yourself, Essie Bartel, Founder Essies Spice
11/02/2017 | 01:18:22

Essie Bartel of Essies Spice joins us today to talk about the early beginnings of starting her popular global sauces. Her sauces have graced many magazines from Forbes to Daily but the journey of birthing these product did not come smooth sailing.

During our conversation, we talk about the real ins and outs of owning and running a business and all triumphs and victories that accompany this. Essie shares some of the unexpected challenges thus far and what she’s loving about being an entrepreneur. Make sure you take a listen and share. 

Produced & Edited - Mude Productions

Music - Deep Hat, YT Audio Library

 
 
Ep 31 – Pt II: Polygamy and How It Informs The Identities of It’s Women, Seliat Davies
Ep 31 – Pt II: Polygamy and How It Informs The Identities of It’s Women, Seliat Davies
10/06/2017 | 02:01:44

 

In part 2 of the polygamy conversation, Seliat shares why she continues to wear the Burka; why she is open to personally having polygamous relationship and finally her relationship with her half siblings. If you have enjoyed this episode, please remember to leave us a review on Apple Podcast and share with your friends. Remember to always be Fear Less and Live Your Truth.

 Music - Deep Hat, YT Library

Edited & Produced - Mude Productions

 
 
Ep 30 – Pt I: Polygamy and How It Informs The Identities of It’s Women, Seliat Davies
Ep 30 – Pt I: Polygamy and How It Informs The Identities of It’s Women, Seliat Davies
09/29/2017 | 46:42

I have always been interested in polygamy and how it impacts the lives of women who are born into and those who chose to enter into polygamous relationships.

This episode is with Seliat Davies, a midwife and business owner who shares her journey into how polygamy was introduced into her very close knit nuclear family. In this first part, we talk about how this affected her family dynamics and pushed her Islam for her was initially a form of rebellion .

Make sure you follow Seliat Facebook Group where she shares her writings on how the women empowerment and calls out the oppressive nature of patriarchy. 

 

Music - Deep Hat, YT Library

Edited & Produced - Mude Productions

 
 
Ep 29: Taking Charge of Your Narrative: Life After UK Private Foster Care, Gina Knight
Ep 29: Taking Charge of Your Narrative: Life After UK Private Foster Care, Gina Knight
09/21/2017 | 01:37:21

This is one of those episodes you don’t want to miss, it is inspiring empowering and everything in between. Gina is a wig expert who was raised in the UK by older white parents after her Nigerian mother gave her up to private fostering. In this episode, we talk about her business journey from sketching, blogging to wig creation. How her brand “Gina The Wig Witch” came about and why her different creations are called “witch” in different languages.

We later delve into her upbringing, how it shaped her identity and her intense love for all things black. We go into the intricacies of interracial adoption and fostering; the crucial soci-political and cultural education necessary before embarking in these types of guardianships. She stresses the importance of living your truth and taking a hold of your narrative regardless of your background. This episode is GOLD. Don’t Miss It.

 Check out Gina The Wig Witch Collection, it is FAYAH and connect with her on Instagram

 
 
Ep 28: How To Find Your Purpose & Understanding That It Might Not Be Glamourous , Ama K. Abebrese, Actress & Producer
Ep 28: How To Find Your Purpose & Understanding That It Might Not Be Glamourous , Ama K. Abebrese, Actress & Producer
09/15/2017 | 01:07:56

This episode I catch up with Ama K Abebrese, who plays the mother of the leading character in the award winning movie Beasts of No Nation. We talk about her journey into the entertainment industry, how watching color purple as a child ignited her interest in acting. Working in TV in the UK for many yers she took a leap of faith and went to her home country in Ghana. It was her return to Ghana that galvanized her career after being cast in Sinking Sands where she later won an awards for and later Beasts of No Nation.

She shares the importance of persistence and how every NO she got an auditions brought her closer to where she is. We talk very briefly about a secret project, which has recently been announced the new movie The Burial of Kojo which she is producing and I believe staring along side Isaiah Washington. The movie is scheduled to debut in 2018,  follow their Instagram page to peek behind-the-scene.

Connect with Ama on  Instagram 

Produced & Edited - Mude Productions 

Music - Deep Hat by YT Library

 
 
Ep 27: How To Build Blog Expertise , Mossonyi, Blogger Photographer (Self Portrait Pro)
Ep 27: How To Build Blog Expertise , Mossonyi, Blogger Photographer (Self Portrait Pro)
09/07/2017 | 01:12:42

I caught up with the lovely Onyi Moss; the talented lifestyle blogger had so much to share on her experience as a blogger and discovery for visual storytelling.

We talked about her love for non-mainstream music and how growing up in Nigeria pushed her to seek a creative outlet in the UK. Onyi who is an accounted by profession recently left the corporate space to dedicate her time to blogging and more creative endeavors. She lives her life by the Kung Fu philosophy which is predicated on the ethics of Patience, Practice and Preparation. 

It was such a treat to get to know her and I am looking forward to seeing more of her creative works. If you are interested in learning or advancing your photography skills, check out her E-Book. She also shares strategies on how to grow your Instagram following and work with brands.

 

Connect with Onyi on her Blog, Check Out her Instagram.

Edited & Produced - Mude Productions

Soundtrack - Deep Hat by YT Library 

 
 
Ep 26: How To Be An Authentic Blogger, Coco Bassey, Lifestyle Blogger Millennielle
Ep 26: How To Be An Authentic Blogger, Coco Bassey, Lifestyle Blogger Millennielle
08/25/2017 | 01:07:28

Coco is a Nigerian native who has lived most of her life in Germany, Prague and Canada. She is popularly known for her lifestyle blog Millenielle.

 

In this episode, we talk about how Africans fit into the blogging industry. We go into her multicultural background and the importance of staying authentic to herself especially when working with a brand.

 

She shares her experiences in the African blogging community in the US, specifically in Atlanta and the immense support she has recieved.

 

We wrap up this interesting dialogue with her sharing very insightful tips to think through before you start your own blog, how to attract the right following and keep them engaged.

 

Check out Coco’s blog and follow her on instagram, I promise you’ll fall in love like I have

 

http://millennielle.com

 

https://www.instagram.com/cocobassey/

 
 
Ep 25: How To Be A Digital Entrepreneur While In University, Maryam Salam, The Blogger Point
Ep 25: How To Be A Digital Entrepreneur While In University, Maryam Salam, The Blogger Point
08/18/2017 | 45:56

Launching our season series of Africans in Blogging, is our conversation with London based blogger Maryam Salam (fondly known as Daisy). Maryam is a hijab wearing Fashion blogger whose Parisian upbringing heavily influences her minimalist style.

In this episode, we talk about her experience in the blogging industry, some of her challenges, triumphs and potential ripe opportunities for new bloggers to explore.

She is also the founder of a Nigeria’s first blogging agency. An organization committed to connecting bloggers but more importantly brokering brand deals and partnerships for established and rising bloggers.

Maryam who holds a Fashion Marketing and Branding degree is also known for her providing business blogging strategies to help bloggers monetize and grow their passion.

Connect with Maryam 

Fashion Blog - Fashion By Daisy

Agency -  The Blogger Point

Instagram – ItsMaryamSalam

 
 
Pre Season Episode
Pre Season Episode
08/17/2017 | 02:54

The podcast is transitioning into a seasonal format, the rationale behind this restructure is to enable us provide more valuable content.

As a result of the way we are now formatting our calendar year , we will be entering into what would be our 6th season. We will be debuting this season with a peek into the lives of Africans in the blogging space. We have a truly interesting roster of conversations set up for this last quarter of the year and we hope that you enjoy listening.

 Please feel free to leave any feedback you might have in the comments below, via email – thoseafricanchicks at gmail or on our Instagram or Facebook pages.

 

Music - Deep Hat (YT Audio Library) 

Produced & Edited - Mude Productions 

 
 
EP 24: BOSSING WHILE SICK
EP 24: BOSSING WHILE SICK
06/30/2017 | 01:04:49

Today’s guest is Safaa Peregrino- Brimah , a Nigerian-Ghanaian woman who lives with Sickle Cell. What I particularly enjoyed about this episode outside of the education piece is this young’s woman drive to live a life with intention. We talked about everything from the social stigma’s of being a “sickler”, accesses, emotional stress this illness brings on family and of course Sex. My biggest take away from my conversation with Safaa is that YOU determine the fullness of the life you live and not the card you have been dealt. If only we could all be this courageous.

 

Please find the details to the event she talks about below and make sure you find her at the event, also follow her on her social media handles listed below.  

 

 

 

Gone Connection - http://gcglobal.org

Instagram alsafaa  - https://www.instagram.com/al_safaa_/

Facebook  - https://www.facebook.com/speregrinobrimah

Email : alsafaa.woman@gmail.com

 
 
Ep 23 - Africa's Weird Fashionistas
Ep 23 - Africa's Weird Fashionistas
06/06/2017 | 43:40

We both consider ourselves in-betweeners and sometimes cultural outsiders; so it was only natural that we would invite self-proclaimed weirdos Kii and Kayi of MaFashio to be on the show.

 

Kii and Kayi are sisters who have managed to turn their interest of documenting non-tradition Zambian street style into art. Unknown to either of them that what they were doing was blogging, their innocent documentation of “odd” fashion had amassed a dedicated following all over Southern Africa.

 

Check out how these two sisters went from shooting in the streets of Lusaka to styling major fashion shows , celebrities and being finalists of  Business of Fashion and Topshop’s Future Voices competition.

 

Connect with MaFashio

Website - http://mafashio.co.zm

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mafashio_zambia/

 

Influencers Mentioned

Trevor Stuurman - https://www.instagram.com/trevor_stuurman/

Lulama Wolf -  https://www.instagram.com/lulamawolf/

Asiyami Gold - https://www.instagram.com/asiyami_gold/

Diana Opoti  - https://www.instagram.com/dianaopoti/

 

 

Edited – Mude Productions

Music – Benmoose by BenSound

 
 
Ep 22 - Living , Breathing , Talking Africa, Sandra Appiah
Ep 22 - Living , Breathing , Talking Africa, Sandra Appiah
05/31/2017 | 01:00:43

As we continue on our curiosity of the intersection of business and authenticity as African women, we kick off with guest host Sandra Appiah.

You might know her from the highly popular digital publication Face2Face Africa and BabuGlobal, both of which she Co-Founded with her husband Isaac Boateng.

In this episode, Sandra shares experiences growing up in Italy and the US; how her subsequent return to Ghana shaped her identity which then led her to discover her purpose of becoming Africa’s Publicist.

We talk about the intricacies of the “Business of Africa”, its challenges, risks, opportunities and more importantly the maturity that comes with the addressing “failures” as opportunities for learning.

If identity-based business models are your jam, this is the episode for you. Take a listen and let us know what you think.

Also, Face2Face Africa is kicking off their annual Pan-African Weekend in NYC, see link below for ticket details. The July 13, Women’s Forum is offering early bird tickets at a discounted rate, make sure you grab yours now.

Sandra's Social Media Pages

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ms_sandraappiah/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MsSandraAppiah/

Pan African Weekend  

Edited & Produced - Mude Productions

Music - Benmoose by Bensound 

 
 
Ep 21 - Understanding Mental Health
Ep 21 - Understanding Mental Health
05/23/2017 | 01:06:28

We invite Dr. Deola Saheed, a physician in training from Cooper Hospital to close out our Mental Health series. In this episode, she sheds more light on prevailing illnesses like Depression, Schizophrenia , Bipolar Disorder, Mania. She talks us through what they are, their differences and therapies.

Deola not only explained all of these difference illnesses in lay man term so that the average person can understand it but she did an excellent job or sharing signs of behaviors and feelings to look out for so that we are better equipped to seek and get help.

This was such an eye-opening conversation. We cannot wait to invite her back to discuss personality disorders and the role technology plays in this.

 Connect with her

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dsaheed/

 

Edited & Produced – Mude Productions

Music – BenMoose by Bensound

 
 
Ep 20 - Explore The Depths Of Who You Are , Maame Adjei
Ep 20 - Explore The Depths Of Who You Are , Maame Adjei
05/16/2017 | 38:19

This is the continuation of the Mental Health In Africa series.

In this episode, we invite Actress/Producer/Filmmaker Maame Adjei from Girl Going Places TV & An African City to talk about her upcoming documentary tentatively called "Do Not Mind Me" which focuses on Mental Health in Ghana. 

The documentary which is still being shot was inspired by the presence of Mental Illness in Maame's family. We talk about the stigma of mental illnesses on the continent and the lack of infrastructure for those who suffer from this. 

We discuss the responsibility that we are tasked with as young people to be brave and take on the oars of providing illumination of mental health by way of education and advocacy. 

Maame was such a joy to talk to, she is a true badass and brave spirit. Feel free to ask her questions and reach out to her if you are interested in her work, you can reach her on: 

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/msadjei/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MaameAdjei/

Girl Going Places TV - https://www.youtube.com/user/GirlGoingPlacestv

Twitter - https://twitter.com/msadjei?lang=en

Tumblr - http://msadjei.tumblr.com

 

 
 
5 MIN FRI MINISODE 5: SCHEDULE YOUR SIDE HUSTLE
5 MIN FRI MINISODE 5: SCHEDULE YOUR SIDE HUSTLE
05/13/2017 | 04:57

As business owner, entrepreneur , hustlerprenuer insert any other word that essentially means being your own boss, it is important to be on a schedule. The key to success and profitability is at least having the same dedication as you had with a tradition job. You must show up on time, consistently and do the work.

In this episode, I go into some of the things I am learning as I continue on my journey as a business owner. Some of the light bulb moments I have had and some of the errors I have learned from.

You have to have set hours which you must commit to and show up for in order to grow your business in a meaningful way. So, go ahead and schedule in those hours and show up for your dreams. 

 

Edit & Produced - Mude Productions

Music - Nice To You, YouTube Audio Library. 

 
 
Ep 19 - Mental Illness in Africa
Ep 19 - Mental Illness in Africa
05/09/2017 | 52:26

As the first of three series on Mental Health In Africa, we invited the ladies of Talk Naija team an NGO led by Chinomso Nwachuku to talk about their work. Talk Naija is an organization committed to the de-stigmatization of mental illness in Nigerian communities all over the world.

In this episode, we talk about the importance of having and utilizing the right language when addressing the topic. They share the importance of seeking help, some signs and indicators to look out for and how to be a support. We wrap up with this important topic of Mental Health in Africa by touching on the importance of working within existing structures on the continent. 

This was a truly enlightening conversation, we learned so much during the our hour with the Talk Naija ladies and hope to have them back on the show.

 

Edited & Produced - Mude Productions

Music - BenMoose Sound, YouTube Audio Library. 

 
 
5 Min Fri 4 - Friendships, When to Say Good Bye
5 Min Fri 4 - Friendships, When to Say Good Bye
05/05/2017 | 05:14

Today's minisode is about friendships and as the title suggests knowing when to get rid of toxic friendships. 

We all have those friends that we have known all of our lives but no longer have anything in common. As both parties experience life, our identities shape us into individuals that if we met as adults, would know right off the bat that the other person is just a passing interaction. Other toxic friendships are not necessarily childhood friends; one supportive or enabling moment after the other lead us into a cesspool of negativity. 

In this episode, I scratch the surface on identifying how to move a way from such relationships and how we can get better at consciously vetting ourselves to make sure we are neither the perpetrator or the enabler. 

 

Edited & Produced - Mude Productions

Music - Nice To You, YouTube Audio Library. 

 
 
EP 18 - Mental Health Month
EP 18 - Mental Health Month
05/03/2017 | 12:03

Since May is Mental Health Month, we will be having a series of conversations around mental wellness in African communities. We feel that these are very necessary conversations as we begin to look into the state of mental health in our communities. We will be discussing language, identification, providing and receiving support. If you are struggling with something please do not suffer in silence, know that:

You Are Worth Finding

Worth Knowing and

Worth Loving 

If you enjoy these series please subscribe, rate and share.  

 

Edit & Produced - Mude Productions

Music - Benmoose by BenSound 

 
 
5 Min Friday 3 - How To Boost Your Confidence
5 Min Friday 3 - How To Boost Your Confidence
04/28/2017 | 06:26

Lack of confidence is always the culprit behind not a taking professional jump, leaving an unhealthy platonic or romantic relationship or starting your own business for example. In this episode, I go into some of the steps that I took and Im still taking to boost and rebuild my confidence. This is my no means an exhaustive list, but these are the primary steps I took as I began my journey to self restoration. 

 

  • Knowledge Is Power: Get brutally honest with yourself about things you do not know and Read Up.
  • Positive Affirmations: Identify the qualities you want to be known for , then begin to speak those things in your life and validate yourself.   
  • Know Your Superpower: What thing(s) you are good at? Identify them and start improving and amplifying those skills.
  • Grooming: Start dressing the part.
  • Embrace The Fear: Start doing things that scare you. Learn to put yourself out there. Be patient with yourself but push yourself . Remember, right out of your comfort zone lies all the Magic. 
  • Speak Up: When you do not agree with something or someone speak for yourself. If you are confrontation avoiding like me, try these techniques; ask "What do you mean" OR "Please explain I'm not sure I understand where you are going". Doing these gave me a lead into then disagree or Speak My Mind and My Truth. 

 Rise Into The Awesomeness You Know Yourself To Be. Be Fearless and Be Brave 

Edited & Produced by Mude Productions 

Music - Nice To You from YouTube Audio Library

 
 
5 Min Friday  2 - Pomodoro Technique
5 Min Friday 2 - Pomodoro Technique
04/20/2017 | 06:10

 

Try out this time management strategy that was developed in the 1980s by Author and Entreprenuer Francesco Cirillo. The concept is to break down the amount of time you work into intervals. These intervals traditionally consist of 25 minutes of complete focused work followed by 5 min of break time.

 I have been actively practicing this technique for some time and have become so much more efficient and productive with my time and goals. Below are some twists that I have put in place for the technique to work for my personality and lifestyle.

 Wummy’s Pomodoro Hack

Phone on Airplane Mode

Set my focused time on http://e.ggtimer.com)

Stream some www.pandora.com

Also check out free apps like – Focus Keeper Free & Be Focused 

Edited & Produced by Mude Productions 

Music - Nice To You from YouTube Audio Library

 

 
 
EP 17: Sex Is Worship, Ope Gregory Founder, Love4Boudoir
EP 17: Sex Is Worship, Ope Gregory Founder, Love4Boudoir
04/18/2017 | 01:23:41

 

In today’s episode we talk to Ope “Sparkle” Gregory, the Founder of a Christian Sex Shop based in Lagos, Nigeria. After returning to Nigeria from the UK, Ope found that there was a big need to cultivate open conversations around sex and sexual fulfilment within Nigerian Christian spaces. The genesis of the idea started with lingerie but later evolved to her helping couples keep their marital beds sacred as she learned about the prevalence of infidelity in young Nigerian couples.

 

Ope’s goal is create open communications around sex with married couples because sex should ENJOYED AND NOT ENDURED. As a firmly rooted Christian herself, Christianity is the guiding compass around this venture and Ope only works with married couples to ensure that their marital beds are left UNDEFILED.

 

We thoroughly enjoyed this discussion and talked about everything from sexual freedom, to  self pleasure and the importance of open communication channels.  Connect with Ope below

 

Ope Gregory

Personal –  https://www.instagram.com/opepraise/

 

Love4Boudoir - https://www.instagram.com/love4boudoir/

 

 

Music – BenMoose by Bensound

Edited & Produced – Mude Productions

 

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5 MIN FRIDAY MINISODE #1 : An Exercise in Gratitude
5 MIN FRIDAY MINISODE #1 : An Exercise in Gratitude
04/14/2017 | 06:24

Journaling your way to a peaceful, happier  and more productive life.

Experts recommend to journal this daily over a 21 day period in order for it to become a habit and to reset yourself; I take a different approach which I outline in the show.  

5 STEP PROCESS INVOLVES:

3 things you are Grateful for – 2 mins

A positive experience you have had in last 24 hours – 2mins

Exercise  - 15 mins

Meditation – 2 mins (Calm App)

Express Kindness through Text, Call or Email – 2 mins

 

Music - Nice To You from Youtube Audio Library 

Produced - Mude Productions 

 
 
Ep 16: TenTen Looks, Content Creator Instagram
Ep 16: TenTen Looks, Content Creator Instagram
04/10/2017 | 51:01

In this episode, we catch up with Teni of @tentenlooks to discuss life as an Instagram Content Creator. Teni shares a bit of her background growing up as a Nigerian Immigrant in Missouri and later New Jersey. She walks us through her bullying experience and shares how confronting her high school bully allowed her come into her own. She later attended an HBCU which encouraged her to have pride in her culture and heritage. She is now a badass content creator who has grown her following from 0 to over 20,000 followers in less than a year by showcasing beautifully curated and crisp images of her Sky High Afro, Sense of Style  and Wanderlust around Southeast Asia. She shares tips on how to grow and optimize Instragram following. Her advice for anyone struggling with burden of being the “other” is to embrace that otherness and BE.YOUR. SELF. The otherness it what helps you stand out and MAKES YOU, YOU.

Makes sure you follow Teni her Instagram page - @tentenlooks

 

Edited & Produced – Mude Productions

 

Music – BenMoose by Bensound

 

Please rate and subscribe on iTunes.

 
 
EP 15: Tomi Two, Singer-Songwriter - Alternative Soul
EP 15: Tomi Two, Singer-Songwriter - Alternative Soul
03/21/2017 | 54:05

Meet Tomi Owo, Nigerian Alternative Soul Singer-Songwriter.  Like many African creatives Tomi was in the corporate space when she could no longer ignore the strong call to creative art through music. In this episode, we talk about taking purposeful steps towards realizing ones’ dreams and how she was able to do this through consistency and planning with the help of her then aspiring producer brother. She walks us through her creative process – how she goes from idea to execution- and how global situations influence some her work .

 SHOW SPONSORS:

Jewel + Baubles – an affordable jewelry line for the contemporary woman

 CONVERSATION

  • Transition from Corporate to Music
  • African Identity in Music
  • Music Creation Process & The Business of Music : Going from idea to execution
  • Songwriting influence
  • Current Projects
  • Life as a newly wed 

TOMI’s CURRENT READS

NIGERIAN SOUL ARTISTS MENTIONED

Femi Leye  -- https://soundcloud.com/femileye

Nana Aisha -- https://www.nanaaishamusic.com

Cobhams Asuquo -- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk9FESZiTxMu-Db76IJasRg

Temi Dakolo  --https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPsJQvhKKeU&list=PLn8MOP0fiMuLQ4vEhOeJkuchcvMNxakUD

Bez  -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BWoKxUQh7E

  

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES  

WEB -- http://tomiowo.com

INSTAGRAM –  https://www.instagram.com/tomiowo/

FACEBOOK --  https://www.facebook.com/tomiowomusic/

 
 
Ep 14:  Pt 2 Born A Crime w. Clarissa Bannor of This Afropolitan Life
Ep 14: Pt 2 Born A Crime w. Clarissa Bannor of This Afropolitan Life
03/07/2017 | 55:27

We invite fellow podcaster Clarissa Bannor of This Afropolitan Life to share her thoughts on Trevor Noah’s book especially in light of her family’s recent trip to South Africa. In this episode, we talk about the social economics of being a black person in South Africa from Clarrisa’ experience. She shares some of the unusual privileges she experienced being an “other”-- American. We bring the conversation full circle by drawing on some poignant points that Trevor mentions on the class system, religion and the informidable black tax which weighs heavily on many Africans.

 

This episode sheds light to the fact that Apartheid is still very much alive and in full effect. Now, we must task ourselves with the responsibility of fixing this problem. Since the recording of this episode, there has been more incidents of xenophobic attacks against West Africans.

 

Music – Moose, Ben Sound

Edited & Produced – Those African Chicks

 

You Can Find Clarissa @

Podcast – This Afropolitan Life – iTunes and SoundCloud

Blog – This Afropolitan Life

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisafropolitanlife/

 
 
Ep 13 - Born A Crime Review
Ep 13 - Born A Crime Review
02/23/2017 | 01:08:50

I have always been curious about Chesray’s childhood growing up in apartheid South Africa. Wondering about the social landscape from the eyes of a child and understanding how this phenomenon has shaped her identity as a women of color and an activist.

When Trevor Noah’s book Born A Crime was released, I could not pass up the opportunity to pour through it and use it his story as a conduit to learn more about Chesray’s South African narrative. We discuss things like her identification as a black and not a colored woman. The different race categories of being White, Indian, Colored and Black. We talk about post-apartheid apartheid, internalized oppression and how the racial divide affected economics and that trajectory of ones life. In the world political climate, race, religion , gender conversations are more tense than ever before, it is very interesting to see how movements from over two decades ago are still so relevant today.

 

Music – Ben Moose

Edited & Produced – Those African Chicks

 
 
EP 12: Responding To Your Calling With Afro-Violinist, Efik Zara
EP 12: Responding To Your Calling With Afro-Violinist, Efik Zara
02/20/2017 | 37:14

Efik Zara is a Nigerian-American, true distrupter and status-quo buster. She is the violinist changing the face and feel of classical music with the infusion of African Rhythm. We talk about her journey to classical music and what it means to recognize innate talent and respond to the gnawing calling of ones genius. Hearing Johannes Brahms Symphony No 3 in the 3rd movement was pivotal moment that made her realize music is what she is meant to create.

CONVERSATION

  • Journey into classical music
  • Listening to the calling to create
  • Being the only black woman in a very Anglo-Saxon industry
  • Personal Style – Minimalist, Goddess, Ethreal and Modest
  • Beauty Channel on Youtube
  • Curly Girl Routine Music 

SOCIAL MEDIA 

Efik Zara Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/efikzara/?hl=en

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/EfikZara

 

OTHER RESOURCES

BogoBiri – http://www.bogobiri.com/services.php

Zikoko Magazine - http://zikoko.com

Coldstone - http://coldstonecreamery.ng/index.php

Music - Ben Moose Sound 

Produced & Edited - Those African Chicks

 

 

 
 
Ep 11: Self Care
Ep 11: Self Care
02/06/2017 | 41:07

On our first episode of the year, we talk about the importance to nuturing our spirit, minds and intellect. As women, we often get lost and immersed in the various roles we play that self care often falls to the bottom of the to do list; if it ever makes it there at all. 

We reflect on our Self Care our experience at the Creativity Suite a women empowerment workshop put together by power duo Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede, Fellow Podcaster, Author & Motivational Speaker and Carol Frazer Haynesworth, CoAuthor of Your Great Destiny. The workshop was an opportunity to be in the great company and experience strength, vulnerability and power. 

Be sure to follow the Creativity Suite on Facebook to stay updated on their next workshop

Learn more about Yetunde Odugbesan Omede - https://www.yetundeodugbesan.com

Carol Frazer Haynesworth, CoAuthor of Your Great Destiny - http://www.coauthorofyourgreatdestiny.com

 

 
 
AfriGen & AfroVeganism w. Clarissa Bannor of ThisAfropolitanLife
AfriGen & AfroVeganism w. Clarissa Bannor of ThisAfropolitanLife
11/23/2016 | 01:08:59

Our guest host this week is Clarissa Bannor, author of ThisAfropolitanLife Blog. During this episode, we chit chat about her latest venture AfriGen, a docuseries that looks at the lives of first and second generation Africans adulating in the US. These series explore how adulting in the US (re)defines our lives and looks into how we straddle binary of two cultures. 

Music -- Bensound Music

You can find Clarissa @

Blog ----  http://www.thisafropolitanlife.com

Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/thisafropolitanlife/

AfriGen ---  http://www.afrigenmedia.com

AfriGen Youtube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mft6o43-Jbk

 

 

 
 
Ep 9 - Afro LGBTQ (Gay'Frican) Pt 2
Ep 9 - Afro LGBTQ (Gay'Frican) Pt 2
10/26/2016 | 40:59

Here goes part 2 of our conversation with guest host Muki.  

Music - Bensound, Moose

 
 
Ep 8 - Afro LGBTQ (Gay'Frican) Pt 1
Ep 8 - Afro LGBTQ (Gay'Frican) Pt 1
09/16/2016 | 45:56

You do not want to miss Part 1 of our conversation with guest host Muki, our darling friend and beautiful soul who shares her journey into her sexual identity. We learn about the secret lives of queers Africans living on the continent and the double lives of those who fear persecution. This conversation was so enriching and delicious we had to break it into two episodes. 

 

Music - Bensound, Moose

 

 
 
Ep 7 - Black Lives Matter
Ep 7 - Black Lives Matter
07/25/2016 | 46:58

We explore our feelings about the senseless killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castro and many others. Feeling helpless and hopeless, we brainstorm ways we as black people can mobilize and start with building our own financial independence

 

Join in REBUILDING THE BLACK ECONOMY

Black Businesses Directory - https://webuyblack.com

Official Black Wall Street (also a Directory) - http://officialblackwallstreet.com

Black Banks - http://blackoutcoalition.org/black-u-s-banks/

 

 

 

 

 
 
Africaness and Christianity
Africaness and Christianity
07/06/2016 | 43:37

This episode, we discuss the conundrum we often find ourselves in as "modern" African women and christians.

 

We dedicate this episode to Alton Sterling #blacklivesmatter 

 

Edited - Efrainramos

Music - Moose, Bensound 

 

 

 
 
Ep 5 - Body Image
Ep 5 - Body Image
04/19/2016 | 35:09

In this week’s episode, we tackle the ever present topic of Body Image ; how the way we see ourselves affects self-esteem and the potential downward spiral this could have in many areas of our lives. As women who recently had babies, weight loss and weight issues often creeps up in a lot of our conversations. We drool all over the snatched snapback moms and wonder when our turn will come.  We wrap up by sharing steps we are presently taking to love and be kinder to ourselves.

 

Music - Ben Moose

 

Produced - Efrain Ramos

 
 
Ep 4 - Life Hack
Ep 4 - Life Hack
04/02/2016 | 12:28

The first of our mini pods where we talk about life hacks or lessons learned from our lives. 

Music  - Ben Moose 

Produced by:  www.ThePodcastStudio.net

 
 
Ep 3:  Who We Are
Ep 3: Who We Are
03/25/2016 | 36:01

This episode we finally introduce ourselves. We discuss how we both met at NYU and our evolution as African Women, Mothers, Wives and Friends and Agents of Change. 

Music  - Ben Moose 

Produced by:  www.ThePodcastStudio.net 

 
 
Ep 2: Our Sex (Mis)Adventures
Ep 2: Our Sex (Mis)Adventures
03/09/2016 | 39:03

In this episode, we reflect on how our African culture and religious backgrounds has shaped our sexual identities.

Music - Moose, Bensound 

Edited - Efrain Ramos

 
 
Ep 1: Nappy Do's
Ep 1: Nappy Do's
02/24/2016 | 01:09:45

Our inaugural episode explores our cultural and personal relationship with hair. We look into how the black hair phenomenon influences our identities. 

Music - Moose, Bensound 

 
 
Episode Zero
Episode Zero
01/21/2016 | 02:02

We are two African women living in NYC trying to navigate our adopted culture.

Music - Tease Me, Wizkid 

 

 
 
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