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  

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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

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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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