Life, love and work in a white man's world. Let's help each other figure it out!
Presenters: Sadia Azmat and Monty Onanuga
Laughter, learns and our last episode…
We look back on our favourite episodes including some of our biggest and best guests and what they taught us. Plus we say thanks to you, our amazing listeners, for the things you’ve taught us along the way! No, we’re not crying, you’re crying.
Celebrating black women, Kelechi Okafor and Monty
We’re hilarious, we’re resilient and we’re a force to be reckoned with, according to actor, dance studio boss and podcaster Kelechi Okafor. We talk about how pre-colonial Yoruba spirituality inspires how she sees herself, the misconceptions of black women in dance and twerk and why we get angry about people calling us angry when we aren’t. In my final solo episode, I wanted to celebrate all things black women!
Interracial dating, Ayesha Perry-Iqbal and Athena Kugblenu
I’ve never dated outside of my race and I wanted to hear stories from people who are. We chat about why interracial and interethnic dating isn’t the same thing, model and TV presenter Ayesha says that being British in LA actually makes more of a difference than her race and comedian Athena explains why colourism affects what we see on Instagram and the issues her parents faced in their own relationship.
Money, mindset and Monty
Conversations about money should be really simple, so why don’t we talk more about it? Monty asks Bola Sol and Franklin Asante (aka The Urban Financier) what the receipts really are for drip culture, to share hacks for your bank balance and about their own journeys to getting better with money.
Sudan, Netherlands and Gaidaa
Life for people of colour varies hugely across Europe. We hear what growing up in the Netherlands was like for Dutch-Sudanese artist Gaidaa compared to living in the UK. We talk about outdated Christmas traditions, the Dutch response to Black Lives Matter, the creative scene in Sudan and how she uses her music and performances to highlight what’s happening in Sudan.
Stripping, Samantha Sun and April Fiasco
We rarely hear from strippers who are women of colour, so I wanted to find out how they feel about being eroticised for their race, what their families think of their jobs and why my preconceptions of their job are wrong. And I learned we have something surprising in common… with Samantha Sun and April Fiasco.
Bring the pod back!
Why though? I can’t believe NCFYW has come to and end and I’m pretty sure this is due to the Karen ‘incident’, so depressing, another good thing taken from us! Please Monty and Sadia, take the pod somewhere else, I’m sure many podcast platforms would be happy to have you! Thanks for everything, you did a great job and I still want to meet Monty IRL and hang out with her and her lovely family daily! ✌️
Honest and insightful
Love the chat with the podcast hosts. Nice and informal and they cover some really important topics.
Smart funny and interesting conversations
Great to hear these honest conversations on race in the UK and learning about different people’s experiences.