34 episodes

I Am The Diaspora is a podcast that showcases African business success stories and brands to empower the African Diaspora. Hosted by blogger and YouTuber Iveoma Okparaeke, you will learn from industry leaders how to make small investments in Africa, learn from African Diaspora entrepreneurs how to start a business, learn about important Africa industry events that serve the Diaspora, learn from people in the Diaspora who moved back to Africa, learn about unique consumer products for the Diaspora, etc. | New episodes released every Thursday | Show notes available at iveoma.com.

I Am The Diaspora Iveoma Okparaeke

    • Entrepreneurship

I Am The Diaspora is a podcast that showcases African business success stories and brands to empower the African Diaspora. Hosted by blogger and YouTuber Iveoma Okparaeke, you will learn from industry leaders how to make small investments in Africa, learn from African Diaspora entrepreneurs how to start a business, learn about important Africa industry events that serve the Diaspora, learn from people in the Diaspora who moved back to Africa, learn about unique consumer products for the Diaspora, etc. | New episodes released every Thursday | Show notes available at iveoma.com.

    #18: I Lost My Life Savings & Business Nigeria (Move Back To Nigeria Story)

    #18: I Lost My Life Savings & Business Nigeria (Move Back To Nigeria Story)

    Ijeoma joins me on The Iveoma Show to discuss why her boutique that she started in Enugu, Nigeria collapsed, how it took her life savings’ and the extremely useful business lessons she learned.
     
    TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Why Ijeoma relocated to Enugu, Nigeria in 2013 (:56) How the Enugu State Government told her that they will demolish her shop 2 days after the grand opening (3:23) How she was let down by her connections/acquaintances in Nigeria (8:00) How leaving America to go to Nigeria made her appreciate her life in America so much more (12:41) Advice for diaspora who want to build a business in Nigeria  (14:28) The importance of understanding the Nigerian customer needs and income (16:49)

    • 37 min
    #35: How Tiphub Helps African/Diaspora Businesses Find Their Unfair Advantage With Chika Umeadi

    #35: How Tiphub Helps African/Diaspora Businesses Find Their Unfair Advantage With Chika Umeadi

    Chika Umeadi co-founder of TipHub joins me on I Am The Diaspora to talk about how entrepreneurs can find/develop their unfair advantage in business and gives advice to people who are moving to Africa to start businesses.
    Tiphub is an accelerator that focuses on African and African entrepreneurs that are building businesses in Africa. Tiphub also founded Diaspora Demo Summit, the largest gathering of African and African diaspora led businesses outside of Africa. 
    Find more: www.iveoma.com

    • 37 min
    #33: How To Avoid Common Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make In Contracts With Temi Siyanbade

    #33: How To Avoid Common Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make In Contracts With Temi Siyanbade

    • 51 min
    #32: How To Become A Media Personality With Liz Akinbode

    #32: How To Become A Media Personality With Liz Akinbode

    • 34 min
    #31: Invest In Africa Virtual Summit With Nako Mbelle

    #31: Invest In Africa Virtual Summit With Nako Mbelle

    So you’re thinking about building your own business or investing in Africa? Nako Mbelle, the founder of the Invest In Africa Virtual Summit & Fintech Recruiters, joins me on the I Am The Diaspora show to talk all about why NOW is the time for the African Diaspora to invest in Africa.
    Learn why she decided to create the very FIRST virtual summit focused on how the African Diaspora can invest in Africa, what industries she thinks the African Diaspora should invest in, and the strengths of each speaker. Enjoy listening and find out more at iveoma.com. 

    • 29 min
    #30: Screenwriter To Entrepreneur

    #30: Screenwriter To Entrepreneur

    The founder of Aso-Swap, chats with I Am The Diaspora about pursuing her creative passions. She broke out of the typical role expected of a Nigerian-American and pursued journalism, tv presenting, screenwriting and entrepreneurship.
    We talk about the importance of chasing your dreams, some of the challenges of following those dreams in light of family expectations, and why now is the best time to build your business.
    THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Iveoma – AKA ME LOL!
    Iveoma.com is a digital media company showcasing African business success stories and brands in order to empower the African Diaspora.
    My weekly talk show, I Am The Diaspora, takes a two-track approach to achieve that: It showcases business leaders who will talk about their journey to success in Africa in order to empower and motivate YOU! While at the same time, I seek to grow awareness and strengthen public relations for these African businesses and brands featured on my show, so they can introduce their products and services to a powerful African Diaspora market.
    TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Elizabeth’s path to becoming an entrepreneur How Elizabeth gets inspired from the African Diaspora How to keep yourself from being “boxed in” and keep evolving How to blend or combine your interests and not feel overwhelmed Choosing when to experiment with your business idea

    • 22 min

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