85 episodes

Listen every week to Ekua (@Ekuapm) break down and examine all the experiences she goes through as a multifaceted black girl, spanning between New York City, Kenya and the World. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/support

Afrolit Afrolit Podcast

    • Society & Culture

Listen every week to Ekua (@Ekuapm) break down and examine all the experiences she goes through as a multifaceted black girl, spanning between New York City, Kenya and the World. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/support

    Good Bye 2019, Hello 2020 ft. Naana and Obie of Work Bae

    Good Bye 2019, Hello 2020 ft. Naana and Obie of Work Bae

    Hey Afrolit Fam, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! IT'S 2020!!! LET'S GO!  This week I had the pleasure of having My Fellow Podcasters: Naana and Obie of WorkBae, professionals who met at work and started a lovely podcast. Naana is from the Boogie Down Bronx, by the way of Ghana and Obie is originally from Kenya! AKA both sides of me! This was such a fun episode to record, definitely check out their podcast and stay tuned for more collaborations!

    We discussed:

    -How Work Bae came to be

    - Could you find Bae at Work? Is that possible

    - What we think about "Year of Return" / African-Americans travelling to Africa

    - Favorite topics of Discussion on Workbae

    - 2019 in 3 Words

    I'd love to hear YOUR VOICE! Send me a VN and let's make it official: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/message

    Want Cute Promo videos like mine, use HEADLINER.APP, USE MY CODE TO GET FREE VIDEOS: https://make.headliner.app/referral/afrolitpodcast_wuEqrE

    Work Bae's Info:

    https://wavve.link/workbae

    https://soundcloud.com/workbaepodcast

    Ekua's Info:

    www.instagram.com/ekua.pm

    www.twitter.com/ekuapm

    www.youtube.com/ekuapm

    Naana's Info:

    https://www.instagram.com/_resilientlyme/

    http://www.iamyirenkyi.com/

    Obed's Info:

    https://www.instagram.com/doubleo8s/

    https://www.instagram.com/0scarbrav0/

    http://www.obedobwoge.com/


    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/support

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Representation Matters ft. Tolu of Oye Green

    Representation Matters ft. Tolu of Oye Green

    Hey Afrolit Fam, Thank you for tuning in!! This week I had the pleasure of having Tolu, a creative from Nigeria, who spent her formative years in the USA.  We talked about her journey from Nigeria to the USA, Moving to NYC on her own at 16!!!, Her design process, being featured on VOGUE twice, Seeing her  on Beyonce's INSTAGRAM through the BROWN SKIN GIRL complication video, her favorite designers and trends to look out for in 2019 and so much more.

    We discussed:

    -Her Journey from Nigeria to USA

    - Her Family History - Her Siblings, Mom and Dad

    - Helping her mom's salon in USA and the importance seeing black women empowered 

    - The importance of understanding our African Culture

    - Favorite Designers of 2019 

    - The importance of DEZEMBA IN AFRICA 

    I'd love to hear YOUR VOICE! Send me a VN and let's make it official: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/message

    Want Cute Promo videos like mine, use HEADLINER.APP, USE MY CODE TO GET FREE VIDEOS: https://make.headliner.app/referral/afrolitpodcast_wuEqrE

    Ekua's Info:

    www.instagram.com/ekua.pm

    www.twitter.com/ekuapm

    www.youtube.com/ekuapm

    Tolu's Info:

    http://www.oyegreen.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/tolucoye/




    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/support

    • 52 min
    It's A Friendsgiving - Afrolit's Anniversary

    It's A Friendsgiving - Afrolit's Anniversary

    Today is Afrolit's Birthday!! 3 years ago, I started this journey and as you know my story has NOT been linear, BUT I wanted to make this anniversary episode special by hosting a FRIENDGIVING edition of Afrolit AND I have relaunched AFROLIT LIVE, so expect more youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMXK140xCG0&feature=youtu.be

    I decided to bring my friends on to the show and talk about all things around the holiday season, return of the exes, how we deal with toxic family members and what we are GRATEFUL FOR!

    Join the conversation on social media: use the #AfrolitPod. Want my advice? Potential Guest or Topic ideas?
    Tweet me: www.twitter.com/itsAfrolit
    Email me: afrolitpodcast@gmail.com

    I'd love to hear YOUR VOICE! Send me a VN and let's make it official: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/message

    We discussed:⁠

    -Friendsgiving vs Family Thanksgiving⁠

    -Dealing with toxic family⁠

    -Bootyrubs and blankets⁠

    -Return of the exes⁠

    -What we are grateful for!⁠


    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/support

    • 57 min
    Gratitude is a Must! - Solo Episode 2

    Gratitude is a Must! - Solo Episode 2

    Hey Afrolit Fam, I thought I'd have another solo episode because so much has HAPPENED for Afrolit and it wouldn't be possible with ALL! OF! YOU! I got into:


    How my community has sustained me through it ALL, from beginning to NOW
    How I was on a PANEL at the AFRICA CENTER and what that whole experience means to me (Hint, Hint more Live Events 2020)
    Feedback from Uyinene Episode + Reading your messages!
    Book Review + Insight on More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth

    Get the Book Here: https://amzn.to/34Kwowh (NOT SPONSORED)

    Let me know your thoughts!!! Join the conversation on social media: use the #AfrolitPod. 

    Want my advice? Potential Guest or Topic ideas? 

    Tweet me: www.twitter.com/itsAfrolit

    Email me: afrolitpodcast@gmail.com

    I'd love to hear YOUR VOICE! Send me a VN and let's make it official: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/message

    Ekua's Info: 

    www.instagram.com/ekua.pm 

    www.twitter.com/ekuapm 

    www.youtube.com/ekuapm


    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/support

    • 32 min
    We are the BAG, secure yourself ft Umazi

    We are the BAG, secure yourself ft Umazi

    Hey Afrolit Fam, Thank you for tuning in!! This week I had the pleasure of having Umazi, a creative from Kenya, hey +254 gang! We talked about her journey from Kenya to the USA, The education process and why going back to our ancestral roots of spirituality and dance are so important, which she developed through her latest video project, called Mizani!  Couldn't finish the episode with out a major shoutout to Sailors, according to Umazi, That's Kenya's new trap SOUND! Wamlambez! 

    We discussed:

    -Her Journey from Kenya to USA

    -Education in Africa, her first trip to NYC

    - How colonization differed in East African vs West Africa

    -Our Thoughts on cultural hunt happening in Africa and valuing  beautiful African selves

    Check out Umazi's project called Mizani:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIem2y3LvY4

    Edited by Alvin Dollow Productions: https://www.instagram.com/dollowproductions/

    I'd love to hear YOUR VOICE! Send me a VN and let's make it official: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/message

    Want Cute Promo videos like mine, use HEADLINER.APP, USE MY CODE TO GET FREE VIDEOS: https://make.headliner.app/referral/afrolitpodcast_wuEqrE

    Ekua's Info:

    www.instagram.com/ekua.pm

    www.twitter.com/ekuapm

    www.youtube.com/ekuapm

    Umazi's Info:

    https://www.instagram.com/_umazi/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCa2JAKh4EQRCSJys4LZFA


    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/support

    • 1 hr 5 min
    We stand for Uyinene ft. Siba & Lontia

    We stand for Uyinene ft. Siba & Lontia

    Hey Afrolit Fam, Thank you for tuning in!! This week I had the pleasure of having Lontia Kangwa and Sibabalwe Mona, are both residents of South Africa and have lived there for an extensive period of time, for Siba her whole life. I wanted to bring us all together can understand politics in South Africa and discuss how women within the African Diaspora can support one another.

    We discussed topic that has been on our hearts and minds since September: The Murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana and The history behind gender-based violence in South Africa

    -The History of Apartheid and How it affected black women in South Africa

    -Siba and Lontia recount on their personal experiences in South Africa 

    -Thoughts on how this places South Africa and the the rest of the continent.

    Article by Siba:

    https://www.okayafrica.com/south-africa-afrophobia-pan-africanism-opinion/

    I'd love to hear YOUR VOICE! Send me a VN and let's make it official: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/message

    Want Cute Promo videos like mine, use HEADLINER.APP, USE MY CODE TO GET FREE VIDEOS: https://make.headliner.app/referral/afrolitpodcast_wuEqrE

    Ekua's Info:

    www.instagram.com/ekua.pm

    www.twitter.com/ekuapm

    www.youtube.com/ekuapm

    Lontia's  Info:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdDcGKW-8A_xXXuGUJ1tHsA

    http://instagram.com/lontiakangwa

    Siba's Info: 

    www.instagram.com/sibzxmona


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afrolit/support

    • 45 min

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To