Friday, May 7, 2021

EP 86 - Dehumanizing Women In Africa

 


In This Episode: 


For the longest time, women have been treated poorly around the world, but especially in Africa. A lot of us have been fighting for the rights of WOMEN in Africa for decades. However, at the time, advocacy wasn't an 'in thing.' We were insulted and referred to as what is known as 'clout chasers.' 


Now, advocacy seems to be an in, and every other day there is a new hashtag. While this is great, because the louder the voice, the better, we need to make sure that we are not just making noise and chasing our tails. We need to change tactics and look inward; change will begin with society first. 



Mentioned In This Episode:

  1. STIWANIST: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/2020/12/ep-80-stiwanist.html 
  2. Aljazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/ 
  3. Stella Damasus Aljazeera Interview: https://youtu.be/nypkT5OewuA 

Friday, February 19, 2021

EP 85 - Rescued From Church

 

In This Episode: 

AFRICA! WAKE UP! We've allowed false prophets preaching false religion to take advantage of us for too long. These false Pastors make some of you do demeaning things with false promises of riches and healing. 


Open your eyes, don't be deceived. 


Mentioned In This Episode:

  1. Uganda: https://www.netflix.com/ 
  2. Geoffrey Ssemwogerere
  3. Glory Sinai Ministries
  4. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ 
  5. Bible: https://www.bible.com/ 

Friday, February 12, 2021

EP 84 - Education In Africa


In This Episode: 


The education system in Africa has always been a bit flawed to me. Even when I was in school, I felt that the workload was too much. We were forced to do almost 20-25 subjects each school year. Yet, some fundamental subjects such as leadership skills, human rights, etc., are missing from the curriculum. 


I think it's time we restructure our curriculum in Africa, especially for high school kids. 


Connect:

Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com

Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/

Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com

Stella Damasus Website : https://www.stelladamasus.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/excusemyafrican 

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/excusemyafrican 

Friday, February 5, 2021

EP 83 - Celebrating Our Own

 


In This Episode:
 

I was born and raised in Africa, and over the years, I've realized that as Africans, we tend to prefer foreign products to our own products. We would rather spend thousands and millions on something made on another continent, and honestly, I think this is a habit we need to shake off. 


How do we expect our economy to grow when we keep pumping our money into other foreign countries?


Mentioned In This Episode:

  1. Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/ 
  2. HBO: https://www.hbo.com/ 
  3. Disney Plus: https://www.disneyplus.com/  
  4. Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/ 
  5. Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/ 
  6. STARZ: https://www.starz.com/
  7. DSTV: https://www.dstvafrica.com/ 
  8. IrokoTV: https://irokotv.com/ 
  9. Nevada Bridge TV: https://www.nevadabridgetv.com/ 
  10. iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/ 
  11. Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ 
  12. Spotify: https://www.spotify.com/ 
  13. iTunes: https://www.apple.com/itunes/
  14. AFKloud: https://www.afkloud.com/ 
  15. ADIVA Magazine: https://adivanetworks.com/adiva-magazine/ 
  16. Essence:  https://www.essence.com/ 
  17. Cosmopolitan: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/ 
  18. Vogue: https://www.vogue.com/

Connect:

Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com

Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/

Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/excusemyafrican 

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/excusemyafrican 

Friday, January 8, 2021

EP 82 - Boarding Schools In Nigeria

 

In This Episode: 


I've always wondered why people send their children to Boarding School. In my opinion, Boarding School should be something kids do for their final year in high school (secondary school) to prepare them for college.


I can not understand why we're so comfortable sending our kids to boarding school during those formative years. With all the grim boarding school tales I've heard, I think it's time to reconsider the whole boarding school structure. 


NOTE: This episode contains slightly graphic narrations of Rape and Molestation. 


Mentioned In This Episode:

  1. Deborah Okezie: https://www.facebook.com/deborah.okezie.16 
  2. Deeper Life High School (Uyo): https://www.deeperlifehighschool.org/
  3. Facebook: www.facebook.com

Connect:

Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com

Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/

Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com

Stella Damasus Website : https://www.stelladamasus.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/excusemyafrican 

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Excuse-My-African-1360118967397852/


Friday, December 18, 2020

EP 81 - Your Traditional Language



In This Episode: 


Growing up, I realized that we were made to feel bad for speaking our own language in school in our country. Unconsciously, we created a situation where we trivialized the importance of speaking your language. 


We must change this because our beautiful and diverse African languages are at the risk of extinction. We can't afford to lose our culture and history. 


There is dignity in being able to speak and understand your language. 


Mentioned In This Episode:

  1. Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/  
  2. Igbo Language Going Extinct: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/2019/06/ep-59-igbo-language-going-extinct.html 
  3. Pidgin English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_Pidgin
  4. Read Igbo Challenge: https://fb.watch/2sfYk-nNhi/ 
  5. Rattle Snake Part 3: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1813577/ 
  6. Amaka Igwe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaka_Igwe
  7. Black History Month: https://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/


Connect:

Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com

Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/

Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com

Stella Damasus Website : https://www.stelladamasus.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/excusemyafrican 

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Excuse-My-African-1360118967397852/ 

Friday, December 11, 2020

EP 80 - The Stiwanist


In This Episode: 


STIWANISM addresses the conditions and needs of the continental African woman on the African continent.


I am passionate about advocating for the modern African woman who is strong, smart, and resilient to wake up to the options she has. She should no longer be satisfied with the options created for her even before she was born.


I believe that we should pay more attention to the African woman's experiences and the need to redefine who we truly are and our positions in society.


Mentioned In This Episode:

  1. Stiwanist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_feminism 
  2. Domestic Violence: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/domestic-violence 
  3. Early Child Marriage: https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/about-child-marriage/ 
  4. Stella Damasus Aljazeera Interview: https://youtu.be/nypkT5OewuA 
  5. Omolara Ogundipe Leslie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molara_Ogundipe 
  6. Queen Amina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amina 
  7. The Stiwanist: https://www.instagram.com/thestiwanist/ 


Connect:

Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com

Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/

Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com

Stella Damasus Website : https://www.stelladamasus.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/excusemyafrican 

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Excuse-My-African-1360118967397852/  


Friday, December 4, 2020

EP 79 - Africa In Crisis



In This Episode: 


2020 has been one heck of a year, and Africa is one continent that felt the brunt of it. From the pandemic to genocides, massacres, poverty, hunger, and a lot more. 


The beautiful continent of Africa has been in crisis, and it's significantly due to bad governance. I feel that we Africans, especially us in the diaspora, should come together to find a solution. How can we join forces with our brothers and sisters in Africa to build our continent back to greatness? 


Mentioned In This Episode:

  1. Speak up for Zimbabwe: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/2020/08/ep-78-speak-up-for-zimbabwe.html
  2. #EndSARS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_SARS
  3. Lekki Toll Gate Massacre: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/africa/lagos-nigeria-lekki-toll-gate-feature-intl/index.html 
  4. DJ Switch: https://www.instagram.com/djswitch_ 
  5. CNN: https://www.cnn.com/ 
  6. Cameroon Crisis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglophone_Crisis | https://www.instagram.com/p/CHtD_t1D8t5/ | https://www.instagram.com/p/CHtJn1BD1t2/ 
  7. Tanzania: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania 
  8. South Africa: https://www.gov.za/ 
  9. Uganda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda 
  10. Liberia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia 
  11. African Diaspora Community: https://www.instagram.com/realafricandiasporacommunity 


Connect:

Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com

Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/

Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com

Stella Damasus Website : https://www.stelladamasus.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/excusemyafrican 

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Excuse-My-African-1360118967397852/ 

Friday, August 7, 2020

EP 78 - Speak Up For Zimbabwe

 

In This Episode: 


There is so much unrest currently in Zimbabwe. Violence, Robbery, Rape! Yet very few people are talking about it. 


It's time to speak up for our brothers and sister in Zimbabwe. #ZimbabweanLivesMatter #FreeHopewell #FreeJacob


Mentioned In This Episode:

  1. Teakisi: https://teakisi.com/
  2. Robert Mugabe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mugabe
  3. Emmerson Mnangagwa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmerson_Mnangagwa
  4. Hopewell Chin’ono: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopewell_Chin%27ono
  5. Obadiah Moyo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obadiah_Moyo
  6. Tsitsi Dangaremgba: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsitsi_Dangarembga
  7. This Mournable Body: https://www.amazon.com/This-Mournable-Body-Tsitsi-Dangarembga/dp/1555978126
  8. Omoyele Sowore: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omoyele_Sowore
  9. Sahara Reporters: http://saharareporters.com/
  10. Benjamin Dube: https://www.last.fm/music/Benjamin+Dube/+wiki
  11. Thandie Newton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thandie_Newton


Connect:

Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com

Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/

Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com

Stella Damasus Website : https://www.stelladamasus.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/excusemyafrican 

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Excuse-My-African-1360118967397852/

Friday, July 10, 2020

EP 77 - African History: Queen Nzinga




In This Episode: 

I will introduce you to one of the fiercest, strongest, most intelligent leaders and warriors in African History; Queen Nzinga. 

She is a woman who fought for her people, and she deserves to be celebrated and remembered throughout history.

Mentioned In This Episode:
  1. Queen Nzinga: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nzinga_of_Ndongo_and_Matamba
  2. Black Lives Matter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lives_Matter
  3. Kingdom of Ndongo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Ndongo
  4. Atlantic Slave Trade: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_slave_trade
  5. Angola: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angola
  6. Queen Nziga Movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3463004/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

Connect:
Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com
Stella Damasus Website : https://www.stelladamasus.com 

Friday, June 26, 2020

EP 76 - The African Diaspora Mind Conditioning



In This Episode: 

Over time, I have come to realize that there has been some mind conditioning of Africans in the diaspora that needs to be resolved swiftly. 

For a long time, we have allowed ourselves to be used to push the agenda of oppressing our African American sisters and brother. 

It is time for us to HEAL THE DIVIDE. 

BLACK LIVES MATTER!

Mentioned In This Episode:
12 Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man - https://uncomfortableconvos.com/episode/episode-1


Connect:
Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com
Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com
Stella Damasus Website : https://www.stelladamasus.com