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On each episode, host Mo is joined by a guest for honest open conversation. We cover everything from the complexities of relationships, absurd happenings in pop-culture or even pondering identify and what it means to be Black, British and African. Just a few of the topics, we open up for discussion giving our personal perspective.

Colour Out The Box is London based, but gives a voice to people of the African and Afro Caribbean Diaspora to tell stories and share their unique take, all whilst navigating the complexities of modern life. Started as two friends who wanted to document their weekly conversations about their everyday lived experiences has now grown into an online community, podcast and blog

Visit the newly updated website: http://colouroutthebox.com
Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox
Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/

#ColourOutTheBox. Or if you have a little more to articulate why not email us at: ColourOutTheBox@gmail.com.

COLOUR OUT THE BOX The Indie Creative Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 23 Ratings

On each episode, host Mo is joined by a guest for honest open conversation. We cover everything from the complexities of relationships, absurd happenings in pop-culture or even pondering identify and what it means to be Black, British and African. Just a few of the topics, we open up for discussion giving our personal perspective.

Colour Out The Box is London based, but gives a voice to people of the African and Afro Caribbean Diaspora to tell stories and share their unique take, all whilst navigating the complexities of modern life. Started as two friends who wanted to document their weekly conversations about their everyday lived experiences has now grown into an online community, podcast and blog

Visit the newly updated website: http://colouroutthebox.com
Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox
Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/

#ColourOutTheBox. Or if you have a little more to articulate why not email us at: ColourOutTheBox@gmail.com.

    CDs, Cassette Tapes & Ageing Out of Hip Hop. Featuring: Nathan @DJImpulseV1

    CDs, Cassette Tapes & Ageing Out of Hip Hop. Featuring: Nathan @DJImpulseV1

    #ColourOutTheBox podcast, where we discuss Creativity, Life and Culture……
    Mo is Joined by Nathan DJ and music lover.
     
    This week it is a music conversation, we asked “Is it time to retire the likes of Biggie and Tupac from the greatest of all time conversation?” Could someone really dethrone the legend of Whitney Houston or compete vocally with Mariah (no middle name) Carey? We explore how the streaming  has changed how we buy music. Thoughts and feelings on posthumous albums, including Aaliyah and Prince. The community around Black Radio, why we miss Choice FM and highlighting new platforms such as No Signal online radio. Initial thoughts on Cheryl Cole hosting an RnB show.  
    ABOUT OUR GUEST:*
    (Website)  https://www.mixcloud.com/nathanielyakins/
    (Instagram @dj_impulse) https://www.instagram.com/dj_impulse/
    (Twitter: @DJImpulseV1) https://twitter.com/DJImpulseV1
    (Previous Podcast Episode: Kings of RnB Epsiode) https://colouroutthebox.com/2019/10/is-this-your-king-of-rnb-episode-54/
     
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    (Twitter: @colouroutthebox): https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox/
    (Instagram: @colouroutthebox): https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/
    (WEBSITE/ BLOG): https://colouroutthebox.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Back to Life, Back to Reality

    Back to Life, Back to Reality

    #ColourOutTheBox podcast, where we discuss Creativity, Life and Culture……
    Mo is back from her “hiatus”
     
    On this mini-episode Mo is back to talk about what has been going since the podcast was put on hold. An honest conversation about the realities of podcasting, also the challenges of job hunting in the pandemic. Touch upon pretty privilege and brief tangent into representation on TV, including why we need to divest from the Love Island.……………………..
     
    Highlight of the week: ESN Radio podcast “Lauryn Hill Episode”
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/2EdXb6sATJKIb8T2EVtspy?si=e6853ec651714087
     
    THE PODCAST WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK WITH A FULL EPISODE!
     
    Sources mentioned in podcast:
    /YouTube: I DON'T Have Pretty Privilege. And That Sucks (Oh Stephco): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvHJHiIUbvA
    / Highlife https://www.channel4.com/press/news/first-look-cast-new-docuality-series-highlife
    / Peckham's Finest https://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-releases/peckhams-finest
     
     
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    (WEBSITE/ BLOG): https://colouroutthebox.com

    • 10 min
    Made in the Diaspora & Managing a PR Crisis Feat: Ronke Lawal

    Made in the Diaspora & Managing a PR Crisis Feat: Ronke Lawal

    #ColourOutTheBox podcast, where we discuss Creativity, Life and Culture……
    Mo is Joined by guest Ronke Lawal, PR and Communications Specialists.

    This week we talk creativity and explore the culture.
    * MAIN TOPIC:


    Ronke talks about dealing with a PR crisis, old tweets, brand miss-steps and the right way to make a public apology.
    Listener Warning and timestamp: (12:00) to (17:30) we touch upon the recent Noel Clarke sexual harassment allegations in the media industry.
    Daniel Kaluuya Oscar Win and Diaspora Identity: Is his award a win for Black Brits or his home country of Uganda? Can we claim our parent’s country or are we just British?
    Performative displays of your culture and the importance of feeling comfortable and authentic.
    Dreaming Whilst Black BBC TV Show and web series, Black representation on UK TV & lessons learnt from Nollywood.

    HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:*
    (1) Khadija Mbowe, YouTube Channel: video essays on various topics and explores race, feminism, colourism and intersectionality in a very accessible way. Checkout her recent video on Hip Hop Video Vixens from the early 2000s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq4hDxZZJHU
    (2)** A tribute to Jimi Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, who sadly lost his life, trying to save a woman who fell into the River Thames. Join the campaign to get Jimi a memorial plaque to honour his heroic actions: https://www.voice-online.co.uk/news/uk-news/2021/04/27/jimi-the-hero-campaign-for-20-year-old-who-died-trying-to-save-woman-gains-momentum/

    *ABOUT OUR GUEST: Ronke Lawal
    (Website) https://www.ronkelawal.com/
    (Founder: Ariatu Public Relations) https://www.ariatupublicrelations.com
    (Instagram: @Ronke.Lawal) https://www.instagram.com/ronke.lawal/
    (Twitter: @RonkeLawal) https://twitter.com/ronkelawal

    *JOIN THE DISCUSSION:
    (Hashtag) #ColourOutTheBox
    (Twitter: @colouroutthebox): https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox/
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    (WEBSITE/ BLOG): https://colouroutthebox.com

    Episode Cover Art Photography: Photo by Breston Kenya from Pexels

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Dating, Relationships and Defining Your Racial Identity. Feat: Lara Legros

    Dating, Relationships and Defining Your Racial Identity. Feat: Lara Legros

    #ColourOutTheBox podcast, where we discuss Creativity, Life and Culture……
    Mo is Joined by fintech Professional and Londoner, Lara Legros.

    This week we talk “Life”
    Dating in a post lockdown, pandemic world. We explore re-learning social interactions and combating social anxiety. Dating with purpose and finding real advice (not from Kevin Samuels and Derrick Jaxn). A frank conversation about how your racial identity can affect your dating prospects. How do we self-identify race, culture and ethnicity, also how that can differ depending upon where you are in the world. Lara gives an honest account of her feelings on the label of “mixed-raced” vs “Black”.
    Moving to London or any major city and as an immigrant and the difficulty of finding your tribe/ community, within a city that is not always welcoming.

    Both Mo and Lara talk about the “Race Report” commissioned by the UK Government and chaired by Tony Sewell. The discussion centres around Institutional Racism within the UK.

    Highlight of the week: (1) The film/ movie: Rocks is a 2019 British coming-of-age drama directed by Sarah Gavron, staring Bukky Bakray. (2) Coinbase billion dollar valuation.

    About our guest: LARA LEGROS (Instagram) @miss.Legros https://instagram.com/miss.legros?igshid=d42vs8fcv18l
    (About) is a Haitian Spanish young professional who migrated to London ten years ago, after obtaining her Law degree. Despite her passion for Human Rights and International law, she felt compelled to find a new career path. A few years ago, Lara found herself intrigued by the new developments in the Financial Technology industry (FinTech) where currently she is building her expertise. True to her mission, she continues her commitment in bringing awareness to the importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the industry whilst writing a blog about her personal journey as a single Black mixed woman in Europe, navigating the challenges of racial fluency and language barriers.
    (LinkedIn) https://uk.linkedin.com/in/lara-legros

    Join the discussion: #ColourOutTheBox
    Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox/
    Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/
    Visit the newly updated website: https://colouroutthebox.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Stories in Colour: Friendship, Travel & Life Changing Decisions, Feat: past guests

    Stories in Colour: Friendship, Travel & Life Changing Decisions, Feat: past guests

    #ColourOutTheBox podcast, where we discuss Creativity, Life and Culture…… 
     
    This episode is the first “Stories In Colour”, a collection of conversations and stories from some of my favourite guests, packaged neatly in this special episode. Let me know what you think and maybe I will do some more lost tapes episodes.
     



    We have Alex, who is writer and our resident film expert,  we recorded well over a year ago, pre-pandemic and she talked about her decision to leave London UK and travel across the world and live in Korea. 
    I hope to have Alex on again to talk about living in a Korea as Black women, including culture, dating, food, work and more #BlackWomenTravel
     
     



    Jumoke is always great guest having lived and worked both in Nigeria and the UK. But this was a great conversation about how we met and didn’t like each other. Explore adult friendship and applying love languages to your friendship groups.
    Jumoke Adekunle, Brand and Retail Consultant, https://ng.linkedin.com/in/jumoke-adekunle-4080b867
    Instagram: @dear_naija https://www.instagram.com/dear_naija/?igshid=11vjkzsypmrk5
     



    If you are a regular listener of Colour Out The Box, then you will know Demi Harper. Here he talks about selecting a creative career path and the all too common push back from African parents
    Demi Harper, Brand Strategists: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_demiharper/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/_demiharper
      
    Important Links & Highlight of the Week: Podcast recommendations Twitter Thread: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox/status/1375037038236471296?s=20
    ISaidWhatISaidPod: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1670911/8201054
    Colour Out The Box = Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/colouroutthebox?si=IW2khbAlQ92xJLwOwGlOcA



    Join the discussion: #ColourOutTheBox 
    Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox/
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    Visit the newly updated website: https://colouroutthebox.com

    • 43 min
    Are you a Black Artist or an Artist who happens to be Black? Featuring Artist Christian Azolan

    Are you a Black Artist or an Artist who happens to be Black? Featuring Artist Christian Azolan

    #ColourOutTheBox podcast, where we discuss Creativity, Life and Culture…… 
    This week we explore our “Creativity” and Mo is Joined by guest Christian Azolan, digital artist.
     
    Christian gives a candid account about creating an art business in pandemic, “pivoting” and remaining “nimble” in challenging times. Sharing his influences and walks us through the creative process. An honest conversation about life after redundancy and having the space to explore your true passion. The pressure on Black artists to produce “Black Art” and the duo explore what that actually means.  
     
    About our guest Christian Azolan: 
    Digital Art, prints and website: https://christianazolan.co.uk/
    Instagram @christianazolanillustrations: https://www.instagram.com/christianazolanillustrations/
     
     
    Important Links & Highlight of the Week: 
    Short film Third Act, available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywRj-JYeOAc
    Check out the Blog: A Challenge Worth Accepting, Shola Illustration: https://colouroutthebox.com/2020/08/a-challenge-worth-accepting/
     
    Join the discussion: #ColourOutTheBox 
    Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox/
    Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/
    Visit the newly updated website: https://colouroutthebox.com

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Mywa213 ,

Brilliant

Honest and unfiltered podcast. Mo and Jay touch on important issues. Essential listening and fun. Love listening and enjoyed special guest co hosts too

Africlick ,

Essential listening

Colour Out the Box is essential listening for the Black British Experience. Literally gets me through the week #realtalk

Co186543 ,

A London perspective on all things black and relevant.

Mo and Jay bring life to current affairs and modern day life in London. With their witty yet warm personalities, they will definitely have you in stitches at some point.

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