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Bestof2Podcast is a podcast where we discuss controversial and interesting topics sharing with our listeners how we tackle these in our day to day lives as Nigerian British Ladies

Bestof2Podcast Bimbola Osagie & Jo Maxwell

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Bestof2Podcast is a podcast where we discuss controversial and interesting topics sharing with our listeners how we tackle these in our day to day lives as Nigerian British Ladies

    Season 2 Episode 2: #EndSars - Nigerian Youth are Woke!

    Season 2 Episode 2: #EndSars - Nigerian Youth are Woke!

    Today’s topic is one that is trending and has caught the attention of the whole world; #ENDSARS. End Special Anti-Robbery Squad or #EndSARS is a social movement in Nigeria that started on Twitter calling for banning of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigerian Police Force, a controversial division known for police oppression and brutality.
    In today's podcast, Bimbola & Jo were joined by 2 previous guests Uche Lotanna-Anajemba and Steve Osagie who shared a bit more light on this trending matter. We are just so proud that Nigerians have decided that enough is enough and now is the time to take massive action and stamp out police brutality.
    For more information about the podcast, please get in touch via email on bestof2podcast@gmail.com
     

    • 53 min
    Season 2 Episode 1: The Trauma of being Unemployed

    Season 2 Episode 1: The Trauma of being Unemployed

    Welcome to Season 2! This season we will be interviewing a number of guests who have a story to share. Real life inspirational stories that will inspire, motivate and give hope to the listener!
    Today’s topic is one that is so relevant to the season that we are in due to the coronavirus pandemic and effect on the world's economy - THE TRAUMA OF BEING UNEMPLOYED! 
    Unemployment is a situation that is best viewed from afar and one that no one ever expects to be their reality. But, when it does, especially for an extended period, it seems like a worsening pain without recovery. The pain ranges from sadness, anger, corporate discrimination, criticism, depression, discouragement, disappointment, fear, frustration, shame, social elimination, rejection, silence and in the worst case scenario even suicide!
    In today's podcast, Bimbola & Jo interviewed a guest, Ayo Onigbogi who was unemployed for 3 years after enjoying a glowing and growing engineering career. This was a very trying time of his adult life and he had a lot to share with us both to inspire and motivate anyone in the same boat. There was good even in that moment of his life. You really don't want to miss this episode.
    For more information about the podcast, please get in touch via email on bestof2podcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 112: 'The Gospel according to WhatsApp'

    Ep 112: 'The Gospel according to WhatsApp'

    Communicating via WhatsApp has become so popular in recent times both for calling, texting and video conferencing. Despite its widespread use, it still has its limitation and the owning company is constantly upgrading its functions. One of the limitations  is the calling feature which does not give an indication to the caller if the recipient's phone is on or off. Traditional way of calling via a mobile or land phone means if the phone you are calling is switched off, you will be alerted. Whereas with WhatsApp if the phone you are calling is switched off, it continues to ring as though the phone is on. This right there is a cause to a lot of arguments in relationships.
    In today's podcast, Bimbola & Jo talked about this in more detail. You really don't want to miss this episode.
    For more information about the podcast, please get in touch via email on bestof2podcast@gmail.com
     
     

    • 42 min
    Ep 111: 'The Pandemic of Police Brutality'

    Ep 111: 'The Pandemic of Police Brutality'

    It's all over the news and social media, the brutal murder of George Floyd, the 46 year old black male known to his friends as 'Big Floyd' in Minneapolis. His death sparked protests across the US and other nations with demonstrators desperately calling for an end to police violence. My Floyd was an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis Police Officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes as he told them he couldn't breath.
    Bimbola and Jo had an extensive discussion with 2 guests who reside in The United States of America to weigh in on the matter of Police Brutality and Racism evidenced through this unfortunate incident. Our guests were Mr Sola Okusaga and fellow podcaster (Nigerian American), entrepreneur and musician Lanre Dabiri aka Eldee the Don. It was an interesting and quite informative discussion and the guests brought a new perspective to the issue. Definitely gave us food for thought.
    Tune in to catch the full gist. Do send your comment or questions to our email address: bestof2podcast@gmail.com,
     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 110: 'Locked in Marriage'

    Ep 110: 'Locked in Marriage'

    The breakout of the corona virus has sent the whole world into a lockdown as the safety measure to curtail its spread. However the lockdown in itself is predicted to cause an expected rise in the number of separation and divorce. Relationships that were suffering before the lockdown are expected to get worse. Spending time with a spouse should be a positive thing but under the strict lockdown conditions, might bring existing issues to light forcing the couple to either work to fix their issues or come to the painful realisation that it's probably best to go separate ways.




    In today's podcast, Bimbola and Jo were joined by recurring guest Elizabeth Ayelabola to discuss the impact the lockdown has had on their marriages. 
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    • 48 min
    Ep 109: 'Children in Lockdown'

    Ep 109: 'Children in Lockdown'

    The effect of the lockdown cannot be ignored when it comes to the young ones. Children also have their own worries and fears about Coronavirus. Their daily routine has changed, life is very different. Their lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic and for most children the world they knew have literally just disappeared. No more school, friends to play with, exams to prepare for, extracurricular activities cancelled and inability to see loved ones who are not resident in the same house. We cannot assume they will all cope very well. It's important we pay attention to their feelings, acknowledge these feelings and help them through this period.  




    In today's podcast, Bimbola and Jo were joined by Phinnah Chichi who is a Parenting Teens Educator, Consultant, Speaker, School governor and Mentor and the conversation was geared towards how we can help our children cope better during the lockdown and ensure they come out of with a sound mental health. We were also joined by the children who clearly had a thing or two to say about the lockdown.
    Join us in this discussion via instagram, twitter, facebook or email. Social media handle is @bestof2podcast and email address is bestof2podcast@gmail.com

    • 39 min

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