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How does a very intelligent student, averaging over 90% in all courses end up on academic probation? In today's episode, my guest, Chukwuemeka Ezekiel shares his journey to immigrating from Nigeria to Canada at the age of 15 years old and some of the challenges his faced studying in Canada. This episode is loaded with major life lessons particularl…
 
Is your teeth so white because you're so dark? Is that your real hair? How come your English is so good? Does your cultural name suggest you can't speak English? Did you have to change your name to get a job in the diaspora? In today's episode, my guests, Yemi and Ijeoma share their experiences with overt prejudice, stereotypes and racism while liv…
 
In today's episode, my guest, Anne Egwuche, shares her story of discovering she has partial hearing loss, her journey to getting the right hearing aid, the challenges she encountered as a hearing impaired student, and how she overcame these challenges. Also discussed are how she is leveraging her hearing impairment to support other persons with hea…
 
In today's episode, my guest, NiLo, discusses her journey to becoming the first black-owned business exclusively for afro hair in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. NiLo worked in the corporate world in New York for a number of years before starting her very first natural hair business in North Carolina and subsequently moving to Canada to start Afrodisiac…
 
In today's episode my guest and I discuss women in business and some of the core reasons why women, in particular black women, African women and women of Afro heritage are limited in the business and entrepreneurial world. My guest is Rehana Malik-Mbanga, the CEO of Stimbok Corporation. She is a serial social entrepreneur whose business model is fo…
 
In today's episode, my guest, Dami Ochang of Dami-Fierce Clothing, shares her journey to becoming a fashion designer in Alberta, Canada. Dami discusses some of the challenges she faced on her journey, how she overcame the challenges and offers advice and tips to prioritizing pursuing your dreams. For more information about Dami or her clothing line…
 
In today's episode, my guest, Sharon Obiye and I, talk about new year resolutions and why we feel it is a fad. We discuss integrating a lifestyle of goal setting and planning instead of resolutions, the importance of tailoring goals to individual unique needs, and the need to regularly review goals to adjust to changing priorities and needs. Sharon…
 
The recap provides a quick summary of the top 5 most downloaded episodes of the season and highlights the top 10 countries and cities tuning in to listen. If you have not checked out the podcast, this season recap episode offers a very good feel for the show. Thank you for tuning in. We would love to hear from so leave a rating on Spotify, Apple or…
 
In today's episode, my guest and I sit down for a real talk on racism and parenting black children in the diaspora. My guest is Christina Monfort, a mother of two children who were elite athletes in their high school and college years. The conversation highlights the first-hand experiences of my guest in the 80s and 90s in Canada and that of her ch…
 
In today's episode, my guest and I discuss systemic racism in Canadian health care system and the impacts on the health of black immigrants. My guest is Dr. Bukola Salami, an associate professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta in Canada. Our conversation identifies the core reasons for declining immigrant health after years of immi…
 
In this episode, my guest, Dr. Temitope Oriola returns to the show to discuss the complexities of addressing police misconduct. We discuss the impact of police organizational culture - us versus them mentality, historical, social cultural and political context, systemic racism, disciplinary action strategies including Dr. Oriola's Kill and Go metho…
 
In today's episode, my guests are two Nigerian youth living in Canada, Adewale and Eskay. We sit down to discuss the way forward for Nigeria following the #EndSARS protest which is now a social movement. They outline action items for policy makers, leaders and citizens to reform Nigeria and we share our personal experiences with SARS (Special Anti-…
 
In today's episode my guests, Chinyere Ugwu and Chikere Asogwa return to the show to discuss the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest and the way forward for Nigeria. We also address the recent outburst by Nigerian actor and politician, Desmond Elliot, outlining real solutions for change beyond police brutality and how the Nigeria youth and leaders ca…
 
In today's episode my guests, two Nigerian youth, Chinyere Ugwu and Chikere Asogwa, discuss the #EndSARS protest and the tragic Lekki Tollgate shooting that occurred in Lagos state on October 20th. My guests live in Nigeria and share their experiences of the protest, debunking untruths and correcting the false narrative about protesters. Follow the…
 
In today's episode my guest, Monica Kunzekweguta, takes us through her gripping and courageous journey of escaping kidnapping and child marriage in Zimbabwe. Monica is an author, publisher, speaker and life coach. She has written and published a number of books including Silent Strength, which narrates her story while offering tools for overcoming …
 
October is domestic violence awareness month. In today's episode, my guest, a mental health practitioner and co-pastor, Deborah Emmanuel-Ighodaro continues the conversation on emotional abuse, addressing how certain biblical teachings perpetuate abuse in homes. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode. Follow the podcas…
 
October is domestic violence awareness month. In today's episode, my guest, Deborah Emmanuel-Ighodaro, a Clinical Social Worker comes back to the show to discuss emotional abuse. We discuss why one may be vulnerable to emotional abuse, the impacts and how to heal from the trauma. Deborah is a Clinical Lead Consultant at Frankincense Consulting Serv…
 
In today's episode, my guest, Deborah Emmanuel-Ighodaro, and I discuss the pattern of domestic violence, the cycle of abuse, it's impacts and how to heal from the trauma of abuse. Deborah is the Lead Clinical Consultant at Frankincense Consulting, the founder of Not4gotten.org, a non-profit organization supporting women and girls heal from abuse an…
 
This is the concluding part of my conversation with Dr. 'Tope Oriola, a criminologist and associate professor at the University of Alberta. We discuss how large systems such as government bodies can address violence against women and girls, outlining practical strategies and policy solutions. Dr. Oriola is a renowned researcher and teacher and is w…
 
In today's episode, my guest, Dr. 'Tope Oriola, a criminologist and associate professor at the University of Alberta discusses how large systems such as government bodies can address violence against women and girls. We discuss how societal norms, traditions and cultural practices perpetuate gender inequality and gender-based violence, identifying …
 
Over the last several weeks, my guest speaker and I have been discussing the prevalence of sexual violence in Africa, in particular Nigeria. In this podcast, we talk about sexual violence from the male perspective, we debunk myths, face realities and identify ways to which we can better support the male victim. Regardless of gender, sexual violence…
 
In this episode, my guest speaker and I continue to conversation on sexual violence. We talk about the extreme form of sexual violence, femicide and its prevalence of in South Africa. Sexual violence is a crime and an injustice. It is time we stand up, speak out and fight for the victims and future generation to put an end to sexual violence. Artic…
 
As we continue the series on Ending Sexual Violence. My guest speaker and I discuss the issue of child marriage, which is prevalent in a number of African countries. We discuss how child marriage is a form of sexual violence against young girls regardless of cultural norms or customary laws. A child is a child and not bride. The articles we discuss…
 
In this episode, my guest speaker and I have a candid conversation about the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse and why it is normalized and trivialized in some African societies. We highlight how consent does not apply to minors, and how children cannot consent to intercourse regardless of what they say or do. Children can be at risk of sexual a…
 
Our guest speaker and I sit down for a heartfelt conversation and begin our series on Ending sexual violence. Focusing on the recent wave of sexual violence that has sparked an outrage in Nigeria, we talk about the context of sexual violence, rape culture and the perception of sexual violence as an issue as well as address certain misconception abo…
 
This is an introduction of our upcoming series called Ending Sexual Violence. Sexual violence is an injustice and a crime that is rarely prosecuted in many African countries. The series discusses the rape culture in Nigeria, Femicide in South Africa, and identifies measures to support victims and protect loved ones from perpetrators, and how to sup…
 
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