Friday, January 5, 2018

EP 18 - AFRICA IN 2017


In This Episode:

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018!

Before we continue to take you on a journey through Africa and tell you about all her amazing countries and people. We decided that for our first episode of 2018, we will take you back in time and tell you about 5 amazing and historic things that happened in 2017.

Mentioned In This Episode:
1.  George Weah  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Weah
2.  Liberia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia
3.  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Johnson_Sirleaf
4.  Wizkid - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizkid_(musician)
5.  Afrobeats - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrobeat
6. Royal Albert Hall - https://www.royalalberthall.com
7.  Coachella- https://www.coachella.com
8. Hello Rain- http://www.okayafrica.com/hello-rain-is-an-afrofuturistic-short-film-based-on-nnedi-okorafors-hello-moto/   
9. Nnedi Okorafor - http://nnedi.com
10. Hello Moto - https://www.tor.com/2011/11/02/hello-moto/
11. CJ Obasi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._J._Obasi
12. Wedding Party 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU6pkGpUOiQ 
13. Mo Abudu - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Abudu
14. Ebony Life TV - http://ebonylifetv.com
15. Nollywood- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nollywood
16. Hollywood - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_the_United_States
17. Awa Baldé - http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-42089547/africa-s-first-roller-skating-world-champion 
18. World Roller Games - http://www.rollersports.org/rg-2017
19. China - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China

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Friday, December 22, 2017

EP 17 - STOP BEING IGNORANT


In This Episode:

For a long time there have been so many myths about the beautiful continent of Africa, and till this day there are people that still believe these outrageous stories.

Today I am going to debunk all these crazy myths and beliefs. People need to stop being ignorant.

Mentioned In This Episode:
1.  Kenya  - http://www.magicalkenya.com
2.  Safari - http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/triptypes/safaris
3.  Nigeria - http://www.nigeria.gov.ng
4.  Lamborghini - https://www.lamborghini.com/en-en/
5.  Ferrari - https://www.ferrari.com/en-US
6. Land Rover - https://www.landroverusa.com/index.html
7.  Range Rover- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_Rover
8. Limousine- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limousine  
9. Cadillac - http://www.cadillac.com
10. Wole Soyinka - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wole_Soyinka
11. Professor Chinua Achebe - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinua_Achebe
12. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - https://www.chimamanda.com
13. New York - http://www1.nyc.gov
14. Boko Haram - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boko_Haram
15. Lagos- https://lagosstate.gov.ng
16. Abuja - http://www.abujacity.com
17. Benin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin_City
18. Port Harcourt - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Harcourt
19. Ibadan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibadan
20. Ghana - http://www.ghana.gov.gh 
21. South Africa - http://country.southafrica.net/country/us/en
22. Taste Makers Africa - https://www.instagram.com/tstmkrsafrica/?hl=en
23. Ethiopia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia
24. The gods Must Be Crazy - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080801/
25. Swahili - http://www.glcom.com/hassan/swahili_history.html
26. Twi -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi
27. Libya - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya
28. Sudan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan
29. The Mediterranean Sea - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean_Sea
30. The Red Sea - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sea
31. Israel - http://israel.travel
32. Gaza Strip - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_Strip

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Friday, December 15, 2017

EP 16 - MY AFRICA


In This Episode:

Africa has a very rich History, that goes way beyond slavery and poverty. Civilization, Education, and even one of the wealthiest Kings in all of history can be linked back to Africa, but unfortunately, people do not know this.

I will take you on a journey back in time to My Africa, the Africa that the whole world should know.

Mentioned In This Episode:
1.  Ethiopia  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia
2.  Harpoon Points - http://alligator-hunting-equipment.com/harpoonpoles.html
3.  Katanga, Zaire (Republic of Congo) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Katanga
4.  Hematite Mine - http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5421/
5.  Swaziland - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland
6. Adrian Boshier - http://africanicons.co.za/blog/tag/adrian-boshier/#sthash.B2lb5Lmb.dpbs
7.  Ishango Bone- http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/Ancient-Africa/ishango.html
8. The Great sphinx of Giza- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Sphinx_of_Giza  
9. The Ancient Egyptian city of Kahun - https://www.britannica.com/place/Kahun
10. Sudan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan
11. El kurru - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El-Kurru
12. Nuri - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuri
13. IBN HAUKAL - http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/biographies/ibn-hawqal-biography-of-ibn-hawqal/24504
14. Mansa Musa I (The King of Ghana) - https://www.cnbcafrica.com/news/west-africa/2016/01/27/the-african-king-who-is-the-wealthiest-person-ever/
15. The Yoruba Metal Art - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoruba_art
16. National Geographic - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/
17. Timbuktu - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timbuktu
18. Paris - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris
19. Henry Louis Gates - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Louis_Gates_Jr.
20. The Yoruba Empire - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyo_Empire
21. The Benin Empire - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin_Empire
22. The Ghanaian Empire - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana_Empire
23. The Great Wall of China - https://www.chinahighlights.com/greatwall/
24. Guinness Book of Records - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/

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Friday, December 8, 2017

EP 15 - WELCOME TO LIBERIA


In This Episode:

I will take you on an interesting journey through the beautiful West African Country called ‘Liberia’

Usually, when you speak of Liberia, all people think of immediately is the war that really destroyed the country or the fact that they have a female president; but Liberia is so much more!
From their food to their amazing Museums and National Parks, Liberia has so many wonderful destinations and sights to see.

Mentioned In This Episode:
1.  American Colonization Society - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Colonization_Society 
2.  Monkey Island - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/znwwb3/the-lab-apes-of-liberia
3.  Sapo National Park - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapo_National_Park
4.  Liberian National Museum - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberian_National_Museum
5.  Mt Nimba - https://www.lonelyplanet.com/liberia/attractions/mt-nimba/a/poi-sig/1556607/355353
6. Buchanan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchanan,_Liberia
7.  Royal Grand Hotel- http://www.royalgrandhotel.com/
8.  Mamba Point Hotel- http://mambapointhotel.biz/  
9. Krystal Ocean View Hotel

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Friday, December 1, 2017

EP 14 - THE AFRICAN SKIN

 In This Episode:

Growing up, we were made to believe that the lighter skinned women were more beautiful than the darker skinned women. Today, that is no longer the case. We have seen a rise in the appreciation of Dark Skin. Women are proud of their black skin and their amazing melanin.

However, we have once again lost the narrative because now, dark skin is the only acceptable form of African skin. According to today's standards, if you aren't dark then you aren't truly African. Wrong!
Some Africans are very light, some are extremely dark. We have blonde hair and colored eyes too.

You cannot put Africans in a box. We are a diverse people.

Mentioned In This Episode:
1.  Skin Bleaching/Whitening  -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_whitening
2.  Hollywood
3.  Lupita Nyong’o - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupita_Nyong%27o
4.  Miss Universe Pageant - https://www.missuniverse.com
5.  Miss Jamaica 2017 (Davina Bennett) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davina_Bennett
6. Miss South Africa 2017 (Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demi-Leigh_Nel-Peters

Connect:
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Friday, November 24, 2017

EP 13 - THE AFRICAN INSTINCT


In This Episode:

Many thousands of years ago, the Egyptians created Pyramids, Statues and other amazing architectural structures that still leave archaeologists in awe.

Have you ever wondered how they were able to do all of this, without any formal or advanced training?

It’s something that I like to call 'The African Instinct'

Mentioned In This Episode:
1.  Passbook - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passbook
2.  Ledger - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ledger  

Connect:
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Friday, November 17, 2017

EP 12 - INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE


In This Episode:

‘I always wondered why people looked at my fiancé and I funny when we walked down the street until I realized, they weren’t actually looking at us funny, they were looking at ME funny. It happens in my country of origin in Africa, and in the country, I now call home in Europe. Is it still that shocking to see a white man and a black woman together?’

That was the exact same question that was going through my mind when my Nigerian friend who had just gotten married to her German boyfriend, was telling me this story.

You would think that with all the technological advancements in the world, nothing would seem new or shocking to people, but that is wrong.

People still have this absolutely wrong and absurd notion not just about Interracial Couples, but about the African/Black person in the relationship.

Mentioned In This Episode:
1.  Green Card - https://www.uscis.gov/greencard
2.  Lagos - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagos

Connect:
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Friday, November 10, 2017

EP 11 - The African Natural Life


In This Episode:

My grandfather lived to be over 100 years old. I always wondered how he made it so far, until one day it hit me. Even in his 80’s and 90’s he would go all the way to his farm to get fresh ingredients to cook.
He never used a microwave or ate canned or processed foods. He and my grandmother always turned to natural remedies when they were ill, which they rarely were.

My grandparents were all about the ‘organic life’. Isn’t it funny how the world is coming back to this lifestyle? Organic foods, Natural Hair, Natural Remedies.

The world is gradually returning to 'The African Natural Life’.

Mentioned In This Episode:
1. Africa Victory Hour - https://mikearnoldministries.wordpress.com/africa-victory-hour/
2. Mr. Mike Arnold - https://mikearnoldministries.wordpress.com
3. Sprouts - https://www.sprouts.com
4. Palm Wine - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_wine
5. Zobo - http://www.naijachef.com/recipe/zobo-drink-hibiscus-drink/
6. Ori (Shea Butter) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shea_butter
7. 4c Hair - https://blacknaps.org/know-your-hair-type/
8. Palm Oil - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_oil   

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Friday, November 3, 2017

EP 10 - GHANA, MY SECOND HOME


In This Episode:

When you speak of Tourism in Africa, some of the first places that come to your mind are South Africa, Morocco or Kenya, but there are so many other beautiful places to visit.

Ghana is one of my favorite destinations in Africa. Even though I am originally from Nigeria, Ghana has always been a second home to me. It’s a beautiful place, full of beautiful people and it is most definitely a tourist destination worth visiting.

If you enjoy traveling and exploring new places, then this episode is for you because I would be telling you about some of the most amazing monuments, markets, hotels, food, fashion and lifestyle in the wonderful country called Ghana.

Mentioned In This Episode:
1.  Ghana - http://www.ghana.gov.gh/
2. Kwame Nkrumah - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwame_Nkrumah
3. Elmina Castle - http://www.elminacastle.info/
4. Transatlantic Slave Trade - https://www.britannica.com/topic/transatlantic-slave-trade
5. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum & Memorial Park - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwame_Nkrumah_Mausoleum
6. National Theater - http://nationaltheatreghana.com/
7. Jamestown  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamestown/Usshertown,_Accra
8. Makola Market - http://www.viewghana.com/famous-makola-market-accra/
9. Labadi Beach - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labadi_Beach
10. Aburi Village - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aburi
11. International Emmy Awards - https://www.iemmys.tv/
12. Melanie Crane Couture - http://www.melaniecranecouture.com/
13. Labadi Beach Hotel - http://labadi-beach.accra-hotels-gh.com/en/
14. Movenpick Ambassador - https://www.movenpick.com/en/africa/ghana/accra/moevenpick-ambassador-hotel-accra/overview/overview-2017/
15. African Regent - https://www.africanregent.com/
16. Villa Monticello - http://villamonticello.com/
17. Ramada Resort (Accra Coco Beach) - http://www.ramadaresortaccra.com/
19. Fiesta Royale - http://fiestahospitality.com/
20. La Villa Boutique - http://www.lavillaghana.com/
21. Becca - https://www.facebook.com/beccamusic/
22. Sakordie - https://www.facebook.com/sarkodie.obidiponbidi/
23. Efya - http://www.efyasworld.com/
24. Van Vicker - https://www.facebook.com/officialvanvicker/
25. Nadia Buari - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadia_Buari
26. Jackie Appiah -  https://www.facebook.com/jackieappiah/
27. Chris Attoh - http://chrisattoh.com/
28. Juliet Ibrahim - https://www.facebook.com/julietibrahimpage/
29. John Dumelo - https://www.facebook.com/mrdumelo/
30. Majid Michel - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majid_Michel

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Friday, October 27, 2017

EP 9 - Cartoons & Pornography


In This Episode:

I found out something about a month ago that absolutely blew my mind. It is crazy what our kids could be exposed to.

Some sick individuals decided to create a porn industry out of cartoon characters. What kills me the most, is that some even sicker individuals decided that it would be a great idea to create porn using cartoon characters from shows that our children love.

This episode is aimed at parents and guardians. We need to be very careful and do what’s necessary to protect our kids from the evils of this world.

Mentioned In This Episode:
1.  Stella Damasus Blog - (THIS POST IS FOR 18+ ONLY) http://www.stelladamasusblog.com/2017/08/why-your-child-could-be-watching-porn.html
2. Youtube - https://www.youtube.com
3. iPad - https://www.apple.com/ipad/
4. App Store - https://www.apple.com/ios/app-store/
5. Google Play Store - https://play.google.com/store?hl=en

Connect:
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Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/
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Friday, October 20, 2017

EP 8 - BLACK ON BLACK RACISM


In This Episode:

When you hear the word RACISM, immediately you think of a white man oppressing a “black man” or “people of color”.

In the USA, when you say “black man” or “people of color”, immediately you think an African American man, but what about the African Immigrant? What about the Latinos? The Indians? The Caribbean’s? Are we not people of color too?

Black on black racism exists and it’s about time we start talking about it.

Mentioned In This Episode:
1.  Racism
2. Black Lives Matter - https://blacklivesmatter.com
3. Daniel Ademinokan - https://www.danielademinokan.com
4. Colorblind PSA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsFcq6EVeW8&t=12s
5. UBER - https://www.uber.com

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