Those African Chicks - Exploring Identities Of African Women

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Podcast exploring identities of African Women through critical thought conversations on culture, sexuality, spirituality, ambition, and society.

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  • EP 68 - Minimalist Architecture  Designs -Tosin Oshinowo, Ile Ila  cmD+A Designs

    EP 68 - Minimalist Architecture & Designs -Tosin Oshinowo, Ile Ila & cmD+A Designs

    19/05/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    Tosin Oshinowo is an architect better known for her design of the "Big Black Box" Shopping Mall in Maryland, Lagos Nigeria. She also recently gained a lot of recognition for her use of Yoruba traditional fabric- Aso Oke to create statement furniture pieces with her latest venture Ile Ila. Her signature which is identifiable with the use of fine lines, geometry and simplicity truly sets her apart from her peers. Her interpretation of African minimalism, steers away from the expected prints we are used to seeing but still exudes the associated boldness. To me, her works seems to say 'I am here and I don't need to shout about it'. This episode left me with so much think on especially because, I entered it wanting to talk about inspiration and style but was gently guided into a deeper and necessary discourse that Reflected on the history and interactions that African have had with Slavery, Imperialism, Colonialism and how these experiences inform our architecture. The importance of being intentional and purposef

  • EP 67: Building a Financial Safety Net during the Pandemic

    EP 67: Building a Financial Safety Net during the Pandemic

    10/05/2020 Duração: 51min

    In light of the current state of the world , the stressor of finances and financial stability reigns supreme. Today's episode is with a Certified Financial Advisory and the Founder of a Financial Advisory firm - Earn Into Wealth, a boutique advisory firm that helps high earners be more intentional about the their mid to long term financials aspirations. What I enjoyed about my conversation with Kaya Ladejobi CFP, is that she pares finances down to the basics to be relatable and employable regardless of whether you are a high earner or not. On this episode, Kaya breaks down   Money habits and how should be thinking about money in the COVID-19 pandemic and sans pandemic Strategies for the building an emergency fund and how to think about an emergency fund Steps to take to accelerate savings for those who have not been diligent about a savings plan. Understanding stocks, 401k plans and other investment strategies.   I took copious notes myself, as someone who is a natural saver, there are definitely smarter wa

  • EP 66: Adaeze Elechi, Author Harmattan - The Exploration of Self, Softness and Stillness

    EP 66: Adaeze Elechi, Author Harmattan - The Exploration of Self, Softness and Stillness

    28/04/2020 Duração: 01h02min

    Adaeze is an author and filmmaker whose work focuses on the exploration of softness and vulnerability in people and spaces. On this episode, she shared latest work, Harmattan . Harmattan is a chapbook (collection of poetry and prose) that was inspired by her mother’s passing from a severe illness. Harmattan is a self-healing journey that allowed Adaeze celebrate her mother life journey. We see her resurrects her mother’s essence throughout the book. For a book that appears to be a quick read, it is packed with so much emotion; taking the readers through the humanness of 3 generations of igbo women that are strong yet deeply delicate. This book took me through the nostalgia of being mothered and my own mothering. As our conversation progresses,  we learn how Conversations with igbo ‘elders’ helped Adaeze come to the understanding of the continuation of people when they no longer have the physicality that binds them here (death) How the she learned and is learning to listen and lean into the self-evolution and

  • EP 65: A Cry To War, A Pre-Slavery African Tale, Co-Author Karen Pumpuni

    EP 65: A Cry To War, A Pre-Slavery African Tale, Co-Author Karen Pumpuni

    14/04/2020 Duração: 54min

     I had the opportunity to catch up with the Co-Author of A Cry To War, a book set in 13th century Africa - Pre-slavery. The book follows the life a king who battles the duality of the physical and metaphysical. Consulting and collaborating with the spirits of the gods and elders past, King Ewuare the protagonist hopes to resolve a moral dilemma. In my conversation with co-authors Karen and Odiase , they share the impetus behind this work. They talk about the importance of Telling an African story that has no connections to slavery and servitude. Answering questions like who were our people before interaction with Europe and how did we live? The importance the supernatural plays in the African cultures A Cry To War can be purchased on Amazon if you are based in the US. See their website for purchasing in other regions. Also feel free to join their Facebook Community. Connect with the Authors Instagram - @Karyn Pumpuni  & @Nosa Odiase Ghagerian Publishing

  • EP 64: COVID-19 Implication on Fertility Therapy - Dr Yetunde Ibrahim, Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist

    EP 64: COVID-19 Implication on Fertility Therapy - Dr Yetunde Ibrahim, Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist

    06/04/2020 Duração: 54min

     Dr. Yetunde Ibrahim Jimoh, a Dallas based expert shares some insight on her work as a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist. In her role she helps aspiring people and couple achieve their goal of becoming parents. The nature and process of this work can be challenging on the best of days but with the added pressure and presence of COVID-19 this has become even more complicated. Dr Ibrahim sheds some light on the General fertility and infertility statistics as a whole On the metrics and indicators as it relates to fertility in African American women Implications of COVID-19 on Pregnancy, Trying to Conceive(TTC)  and fertility therapy. Her practice and many more are following the mandate stipulated by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) which is to temporarily halt service provision (with the exception of severe cases- cancer) until there is a better handle of the COVID-19 pandemic.   New England Journal of Medicine : An Uncomplicated Delivery in a Patient with Covi

  • EP 63: COVID-19 Staying Prepared, Protected and Avoiding Misinformation - Dr. Zahra Parker

    EP 63: COVID-19 Staying Prepared, Protected and Avoiding Misinformation - Dr. Zahra Parker

    01/04/2020 Duração: 42min

    Dr. Zahra Parker is a public health scientist specializing in infectious diseases. In this episode, we catch to talk about Corona Virus popularly known as COVID-19 that is sweeping the world by a horrendous thunderstorm. As a we all see the magnitude and impact of this virus which initially presents as the common flu is so stupefying that the public did not initially take it seriously. In this episode, Zahra breaks down COVID 19 right down the basics, going in to :     Preparedness and an emergency plan in the event of an infection Over the counter and homeopathic remedies to have to have handy The current state of the crisis in Nigeria and the initial panic around chloroquine and the related poisoning Knowledge on the going general research in the medical community as we try to understand this virus Please continue to practice the social distancing and all common sense measures. As you heard or will hear on the show it is important to conduct your research and ask questions before self- medicating; you mus

  • EP 62: Produce a TV Show - Cornelia ODwyer, Host  Producer - Chick Chat Live

    EP 62: Produce a TV Show - Cornelia O'Dwyer, Host & Producer - Chick Chat Live

    14/11/2019 Duração: 01h52min

    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 dor

  • EP 61: Tolani Alli , Political Photographer - Breaking Gender Boundaries in African Politics

    EP 61: Tolani Alli , Political Photographer - Breaking Gender Boundaries in African Politics

    22/10/2019 Duração: 01h07min

    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

  • 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

    12/09/2019 Duração: 49min

      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 Impos

  • 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

    22/08/2019 Duração: 01h04min

    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

    07/08/2019 Duração: 01h31s

    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   Clarissa’s unlearning journey as a parent raising free people Her observations of from watching her children’s in their unschooling journey’s 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

  • EP 57: The Podcast Journey and Life as Africans Abroad

    EP 57: The Podcast Journey and Life as Africans Abroad

    17/07/2019 Duração: 01h02min

    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   The state of affairs of African leadership The differences and shared experiences of raising African children abroad 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

  • EP 56: Taking a Leap of Faith while Scared and Unprepared

    EP 56: Taking a Leap of Faith while Scared and Unprepared

    10/07/2019 Duração: 01h17min

    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  @Afeni

  • EP 55: Importance of Purpose and Conviction over Trend

    EP 55: Importance of Purpose and Conviction over Trend

    26/06/2019 Duração: 57min

    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

    23/05/2019 Duração: 01h08min

    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

    28/03/2019 Duração: 59min

    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

    12/03/2019 Duração: 01h21min

    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

    04/03/2019 Duração: 58min

    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 & Produc

  • 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

    09/01/2019 Duração: 01h04min

    Subscribe  - Apple Podcast &  Stitcher    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 Websi

  • Ep 49 - Mona Zutshi Opubor, Editor  Columnist , Lost In Lagos Magazine

    Ep 49 - Mona Zutshi Opubor, Editor & Columnist , Lost In Lagos Magazine

    05/12/2018 Duração: 01h17min

    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 live

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