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My name is Simon Javan Okelo. I grew up in the slums of Manyatta in Kisumu, Kenya, serving as the Field Director of Solace International and Co-Director of the Young Generation Centre from 2002-2010 where I directed humanitarian projects in Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Liberia, and South Sudan. I also worked as a DJ and producer, organizing Unite The People concerts in 2008 in the wake of post-election violence and founding One Vibe Africa.

I came to the US in 2010, and I have since organized events and digital campaigns celebrating the African diaspora locally and globally. For example, since 2014 I have organized the Madaraka Festival at The Museum of POP Culture headlined by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Sauti Sol, Blitz The Ambassador, Rocky Dawuni, Meklit Hadero, Nik West, Naomi Wachira, Karun, and other renowned Grammy award-winning artists.

African Father in America Simon Javan Okelo

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My name is Simon Javan Okelo. I grew up in the slums of Manyatta in Kisumu, Kenya, serving as the Field Director of Solace International and Co-Director of the Young Generation Centre from 2002-2010 where I directed humanitarian projects in Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Liberia, and South Sudan. I also worked as a DJ and producer, organizing Unite The People concerts in 2008 in the wake of post-election violence and founding One Vibe Africa.

I came to the US in 2010, and I have since organized events and digital campaigns celebrating the African diaspora locally and globally. For example, since 2014 I have organized the Madaraka Festival at The Museum of POP Culture headlined by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Sauti Sol, Blitz The Ambassador, Rocky Dawuni, Meklit Hadero, Nik West, Naomi Wachira, Karun, and other renowned Grammy award-winning artists.

    A coward will sweat even in water | AFIAPodcast

    A coward will sweat even in water | AFIAPodcast

    This proverb is about being fearless and overcoming any obstacle.

    Hey guys, in this video I want to talk about a really powerful Ethiopian proverb that I think is really relevant to our lives today. It's all about having the courage to overcome any obstacle and not letting fear hold us back from achieving our goals. So I hope you guys enjoy this video and please share it with your friends if you found it helpful.


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    "A coward will sweat even in water" is an Ethiopian Proverb

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    When you have a lot to do, start with a meal | AFIAPodcast

    When you have a lot to do, start with a meal | AFIAPodcast

    South Africa has a lot of wisdom to share, and this proverb is one of my favorites. It reminds us that even when we have a lot of things to do, we can always start with a good meal.

    This proverb is one of my favorites because it's so true. No matter how busy we are, if we start our day with a good meal, we're going to be in better shape to handle whatever comes our way.

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    "When you have a lot to do, start with a meal" is a South Africa Proverb

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    • 50 min
    Are You Feeling Lost And Confused About Your Calling In Life? Listen Up | AFIAPodcast

    Are You Feeling Lost And Confused About Your Calling In Life? Listen Up | AFIAPodcast

    In this episode, I'm going to share with you a powerful secret that will help you find your calling in life.

    Hey there, my name is Simon Javan Okelo and if you're feeling lost and confused about your calling in life, then you need to watch this video. A lot of people never find their calling in life because they don't know how to tap into their inner power. But in this video, I'm going to show you how to do just that. So stay tuned and let's get started.

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    "If you are on the road to nowhere, find another road." is a Ghana Proverb

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    • 53 min
    The One Thing Youโ€™re Missing In Life (And How To Find It) | Proverbs | AFIAPodcast

    The One Thing Youโ€™re Missing In Life (And How To Find It) | Proverbs | AFIAPodcast

    In this episode, I'm going to talk about the one thing you're missing in life and how to find it.

    Hey, this Mauritius proverb got me thinking and in this video I'm going to talk about the one thing that you might be missing in life. A lot of people are looking for fulfillment in all the wrong places, but once you find out what's been missing, everything can change. So stay tuned and I'll reveal all in just a few minutes.

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    "Monkey laughs when the snail dances." is a Mauritius Proverb

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    • 57 min
    The healing power of laughter | African Proverbs About Life | AFIAPodcast

    The healing power of laughter | African Proverbs About Life | AFIAPodcast

    In this episode, I'm going to show you how laughter can be the best medicine for your mind and body. Todays proverb from Chad says: "Laughter is a language everyone understands."

    Hey there, my name is Simon Javan Okelo and in this video, I'm going to talk about the healing power of laughter. Now, I know what you're thinking, "laughter can't possibly heal anything." But trust me, after watching this video you'll see that it has some pretty amazing benefits for both your mental and physical health. So sit back, relax and prepare to have your mind blown.
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    "Laughter is a language everyone understands." is a Chad Proverb

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    • 59 min
    How to Stay Hungry and Win In Life | Wise Sayings | AFIAPodcast

    How to Stay Hungry and Win In Life | Wise Sayings | AFIAPodcast

    In this episode, we'll talk about how to stay hungry and win in life.

    Hey there, my name is Simon Javan Okelo, and in this video we look at hunger factor as inspired by a Mozambique proverb. A lot of people think that success comes easy, but the truth is it's a lot of hard work and you have to be hungry for it. I'm going to share with you some tips on how to stay hungry and win in life. So grab a seat and let's get started.

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    "Hunger makes the big fish come out of hiding in the great river." is a Mozambique Proverb

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Magnificent & Highly Recommended

Simon is one of the hardest working podcasters that you'll ever know. This man is a true creative, music, festivals, online forums, and podcasting. Name it he does it. Simon is able to utilize his creativity into allowing his guests just flow in their element and you have African Father in America as the result. After listening to a couple of episodes, I recommend checking out his singles "sulwe & chandore" you will appreciate this man even more.

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