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Excuse My African

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“Life through the eyes of a misrepresented and mi…
56 - #FreeOurGirls
Apr 19 • 10 min
In This Episode: No country or continent is perfect. I love Africa, and I know this show is dedicated to informing people of the beauty of Africa that the media doesn’t show you. However, I love my continent so much that I also want us to be better and do…
55 - ‘Between’ The Movie
Apr 12 • 6 min
In This Episode: I’m going to tell you about something very special that is happening TODAY (04/12/19). It’s the London premiere of a feature film that I co-produced and play the lead role in. I have played the lead role in very many movies over the last…
54 - The Modern Day Shero: Wangari Maathai
Mar 22 • 6 min
In This Episode: We will honor the life and achievements of Wangari Maathai, the first Black African Woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. She fought for peace, women rights and was an environmentalist who played a major role in saving the earth. Mentioned In…
53- The Modern Day Shero: Josephine Effah-Chukwuma
Mar 15 • 14 min
In This Episode: “According to the 2018 report on the killing of women and girls released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, about 87,000 were killed worldwide in 2017, 58 percent of them victims of domestic or family violence” - The Washington Post.…
52 - The Modern Day Shero: Dr. Stella Adadevoh
Mar 8 • 14 min
In This Episode: March is Women’s History Month, so we decided to dedicate all our episode this month to some amazing modern day SHERO’S. The first episode in this series is dedicated to a strong, brilliant and courageous woman, who saved a whole nation…
51 - The Journey So Far
Feb 22 • 8 min
In This Episode: I will be taking you on the journey of the Excuse My African podcast so far. I launched this podcast in 2017 and in just 2 years we have so much to celebrate and be thankful for. This episode is also very special because it’s not just…
50 - Africa Rising
Feb 8 • 9 min
In This Episode: I will be celebrating Black History Month with a difference. Instead of concentrating on the history of Africans after slavery, I would take you straight to Africa, it’s people and entertainment. I want you to experience the rich culture…
49 - The Truth About Kunta Kinte
Jan 25 • 11 min
In This Episode: Many of us know of Kunta Kinte from all the slavery stories we’ve been told. However, most of us do not know the truth about where the name originated from. I will be taking you on a journey of the beautiful country, where the name…
Episode 48 - Margaret Ekpo : An African Amazon
Jan 11 • 13 min
In This Episode: I am going to introduce to you, a woman who made a remarkable impact in Nigeria. Many of you may have heard of her in passing, but unfortunately, you may not be aware of all the amazing things she did and how she shaped Nigeria as we know…
47 - Christmas As An African Child
Dec 28, 2018 • 7 min
In This Episode: I was feeling very nostalgic this Christmas, so I decided to take you all on a journey of how I used to spend Christmas as a kid in Africa! It was so much fun back then because we weren’t bothered about putting up a tree filled with…
46 - An African Amazon (Honorable Martha Karua)
Dec 7, 2018 • 9 min
In This Episode: Last week, I had the opportunity of meeting a wonderful Kenyan woman. I call her an ’African Amazon’ because she defies the standards of what is expected of an African woman and risks even her own life to seek what is true and just.…
45 - Cultural Appropriation
Nov 2, 2018 • 9 min
In This Episode: There has been a lot of talk about Cultural Appropriation these days, and even though I understand where a lot of people are coming from, I still think there is a bit of a double standard regarding the issue. I know this is a very…
44 - What The Media Will Not Show You About Africa
Oct 5, 2018 • 7 min
In This Episode: Over the years, I have watched the media portray Africa and Africans in usually the most horrible light. But, the truth is that there is so much more Africa has to offer. We are much more than they want you to believe. Mentioned In This…
43 - The Relationship Between India & Africa
Sep 21, 2018 • 11 min
In This Episode: I was watching a documentary with my husband a while ago, and we were shocked to see an Indian and an African getting married. I have always wondered why it’s so rare to find such a union. Is there some underlying issue between Indians…
42 - Not All African Immigrants Are Illegal
Sep 7, 2018 • 5 min
In This Episode: I was absolutely shocked by an article I read on Flipboard, and I just had to share it with you all. NOT ALL AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS ARE ILLEGAL !!! It is wrong to assume that any African you speak to, is an illegal immigrant. Not all Africans…
41 - Raising Confident Kids
Aug 31, 2018 • 6 min
In This Episode: These days it seems as if the world is getting a little too ‘in their feelings’. I was watching the news a few weeks ago, and they were talking about a lady who was pissed that even though her kids didn’t make it to the top 3 in a…
40 - Marriage & Contracts
Aug 17, 2018 • 7 min
In This Episode: A while ago I was watching TV, and the news came on about a very popular female musician in America. She had just gotten a divorce from her husband, and was asked to pay him $50,000 every month in ‘Spousal Support’! I was shocked beyond…
39 - Should I Say Sorry?
Aug 3, 2018 • 7 min
In This Episode: In Africa, saying sorry to people is a normal thing. We say sorry when we do something wrong but we also say sorry to show compassion and sympathy. It’s a part of who we are. However, after some years of living in America, I was shocked…
38 - The Truth About Africa and Refugees
Jul 6, 2018 • 6 min
In This Episode: When you speak of refugees, you often think of people fleeing their countries to seek refuge in America or Europe. But did you know that according to the UNHCR, “Sub-Saharan Africa hosts more than 26 percent of the world’s refugee…
37 - Can Your Kids Survive?
Jun 22, 2018 • 5 min
In This Episode: I was watching a documentary a few weeks ago and was surprised when I found out that a lot of children between the ages of 9 & 13 could not tell the time on an analog clock, only on a digital clock. It made me wonder whether the…
36 - Gender Neutrality
Jun 15, 2018 • 5 min
In This Episode: About a week ago, my daughters went to an ‘anti-prom party’ in the city and they had a blast! However, of all the memories they made that night, the one that would probably never leave her mind was when she had to use the bathroom only to…
35 - Teaching Your Kids Your Language
Jun 8, 2018 • 9 min
In This Episode: I am talking about the importance of teaching your children how to speak your local African language, especially if you live outside of the continent of Africa. It is important that our children stay connected to their roots because there…
34 - Saying “I Love You”
Jun 1, 2018 • 8 min
In This Episode: Growing up, I rarely heard my parents say the words ‘I love you’ to themselves. I knew they loved each other, I saw it in their interactions and the respect they had for each other. However, they would hardly ever say those 3 words. Over…
33 - Being Proud of Your Work
May 25, 2018 • 7 min
In This Episode: Having lived in Nigeria for over 30 years, I visited the USA quite a lot and I had this impression about what kinds of jobs are considered prestigious or not. However, after living in the USA for some years, my mindset has totally…
32 - The 4c Natural Hair
May 18, 2018 • 7 min
In This Episode: There has been a lot of controversy around ‘Natural Hair’ and how you choose to wear it or protect it. Some black women seem to think that other black women who choose to wear wigs and do several different protective styles do not…
31 - American Schools
May 11, 2018 • 6 min
In This Episode: A lot of American School Students are very privileged and sometimes, I think some take it for granted. We have some very great schools in Africa, but a majority of the schools, especially those funded by the government; aren’t the best.…
30 - The African Narrative
Apr 20, 2018 • 6 min
In This Episode: Since the release of Black Panther, there has been a massive increase in the love and appreciation of African Culture, African Fashion, African Music, and African Dance. As a matter of fact, more people have gotten their DNA tested to…
29 - Tourism & Africa
Apr 13, 2018 • 3 min
In This Episode: When you speak of Tourism and vacations, very few people look to Africa and when they do, they only go to the same places. Which is why in this episode, we are going to introduce you to The Obudu Ranch and Resort located in Nigeria. It is…
28 - Winnie Mandela
Apr 6, 2018 • 5 min
In This Episode: She was a woman of strength, she was a woman of courage, she was a woman who fought for her people. She was an anti-apartheid activist, a politician and she was the mother of South Africa. Winnie Mandela, a true African woman. Mentioned…
27 - Gun Control & The African
Mar 23, 2018 • 6 min
In This Episode: According to CNN.com, “We’re only 11 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 17 school shootings (in the USA) where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to 1.5 shootings a week”. Also according to CNN.com “American’s own…
26 - The Dahomey Amazons
Mar 16, 2018 • 18 min
In This Episode: The Dahomey Amazons were some of the fiercest women to walk this earth! In the spirit of Women’s History Month, we will be sharing the story of these fearless women who went above and beyond to defend their people, leaving their mark in…
25 - Breaking The Glass Ceiling & Women
Mar 9, 2018 • 9 min
In This Episode: It’s Women’s month and we are dedicating this month to celebrating amazing African Women who are doing extraordinary things. In this episode, I would introduce you to Angel Vendeline Namshali, a Tanzanian woman who withstood the barriers…
24 - Black Panther, Hollywood & The African
Mar 2, 2018 • 12 min
In This Episode: “The African and Hollywood”; this was the idea that birthed Excuse My African. When I started this podcast in 2017, Hollywood was at a point where they weren’t ready for MY kind of ‘African’. In the exact words of a Casting Director, I am…
23 - Africa Before The Slavery PT. 3 “The Benin Empire”
Feb 23, 2018 • 7 min
In This Episode: As the Black History Month Celebration comes to an end, we have decided to share with you, the oldest surviving kingdom in the world, The Great Benin Empire which is located in Nigeria, Africa. This year, our aim during Black History…
22 - Africa Before The Slavery PT. 2 “Queen Amina”
Feb 9, 2018 • 6 min
In This Episode: Still, in the spirit of celebrating Black History Month, we are going to take you on a journey through the life of one of the greatest and most courageous African Queen’s to walk this earth, Queen Amina of Zazzau. This month, we are…
21 - Africa Before The Slavery
Feb 2, 2018 • 13 min
In This Episode: Welcome to Black History Month! Usually what people celebrate during this period are the achievements of African-Americans after the slave trade, or how they persevered through the slavery. However, a lot of people do not know about the…
20 - Unsung African Heroes : “Abebech Gobena”
Jan 26, 2018 • 6 min
In This Episode: When you speak of ‘Heroes’ in Africa, you immediately think of people like Nelson Mandela, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Desmond Tutu and others. However, Africa has a lot of other Unsung Heroes. Today, I will introduce you to Africa’s Mother…
19 - “S***hole” Africa
Jan 19, 2018 • 7 min
In This Episode: I woke up a few days ago to hear that some certain individual, had referred to my beautiful continent Africa and Haiti as a s***hole continent and country. Instead of getting angry, I decided to respond with positivity. Which is what I…
18 - Africa in 2017
Jan 5, 2018 • 6 min
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…
17 - Stop Being Ignorant
Dec 22, 2017 • 14 min
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…
16 - My Africa
Dec 15, 2017 • 11 min
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…