16 episodes

A world traveling pop sensation, an activist for the African Women’s Movements and international tv star is only part of the picture. Vanessa has presented the world with ample proof that she is a powerful woman. You don’t have to be an expert to recognize the polished artistry in these brief clips, songs and speeches. In her own personal podcast, Vanessa brings more of her depth out to the world; through poems, personal stories and inspirational guests. Look into her soul and her story in Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee.

Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee Jam Street Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 186 Ratings

A world traveling pop sensation, an activist for the African Women’s Movements and international tv star is only part of the picture. Vanessa has presented the world with ample proof that she is a powerful woman. You don’t have to be an expert to recognize the polished artistry in these brief clips, songs and speeches. In her own personal podcast, Vanessa brings more of her depth out to the world; through poems, personal stories and inspirational guests. Look into her soul and her story in Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee.

    Rotimi Helps With Overcoming Inferiority Complexes

    Rotimi Helps With Overcoming Inferiority Complexes

    To close a beautiful season two, we have Rotimi back on the podcast to discuss with Vanessa about all the elements of an inferiority complex. These two words make up for a lot of holds in personal growth; but how, where does it come from, how can you combat yours? Between Vanessa revealing her childhood insecurities to real advice 50 Cent gave Rotimi, you will be amazed how true the episodes will vibe with you. It’s time to grow out of your own ideas of why you are not good enough, combat it with real solutions today on Deep Dive. This episode is especially for you, we love you from the entire team and can’t wait for season 3!


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    • 33 min
    Making Mistakes Grows Your Brain

    Making Mistakes Grows Your Brain

    It is scientifically true that making mistakes grows your brain! Vanesa talks about the change she has been experiencing when it comes to thinking about mistakes because we all think of them as failures versus, "not yets." What a scary and paralyzing thought, right? This science and philosophy combine to help you join the mental movement with Vanessa on growth mentality. Dropping wisdom with messages from Mama Rotimi and "quitting fluffing,"  Vanessa's honesty puts you in the front row to her personal growth and it might blow and grow your mind. God is love, thank you all for being a part of the podcast and try something challenging today.  
     
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    • 22 min
    What Has Made An Impact?

    What Has Made An Impact?

    Today we are taking a moment to reflect on the journey that’s been made. What we are reflecting on today are moments that made a big impact. specifically to the person on the other side of the mic. It is important to take a minute to see what you have accomplished and be grateful for the ups and downs. EP, Amanda Rosenberg who has been teamed up with Vanessa since day 1! gives behind the scenes, you know with Rotimi and stuff, and what changed the course of not only her life, but the direction of the show. Deep Dive is made for YOU! with love, by love and through love. You are loved and both Vanessa and Amanda are grateful for all your support. We’re still going forward by sending love to the past.


    - Producer Amanda Rosenberg can be found on Instagram: @amandaphilia
    - Network Jam Street Media @jamstreetmedia and instagram @Jamstreetmedia1


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    • 40 min
    Being Nice versus Being Kind

    Being Nice versus Being Kind

    As a child, we’ve all had an adult tell us at one point, “be nice!” Be nice or play nicem, but what if you’re being nice isn’t actually helping anyone? What if it’s even hurting you? On a one on one with Vanessa, she breaks down why you and this world need to stop being nice and start being kind. Is there a difference between the two? Yes, and it's massive. There is nothing to lose when being honest, and Vanessa gives direct examples from her life performing at an international festival and even her music to show you a new way to evaluate yourself and your life. We are all trying to make ourselves better one day at a time, and today the thought is being nice versus being kind. God is love, enjoy!


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    • 25 min
    Creating Excellence with Pearl Thusi 2

    Creating Excellence with Pearl Thusi 2

    Part two to help you evaluate and find your excellence with Pearl Thusi jumps right into the ceilings you make for yourself and how that can be a powerful tool to also break them! Pearl reveals her personal goal of trailblazing and hard moments that would put anyone down, but she came back up. The ladies break down what it feels like to stand up for yourself for the first time and how to be honest with yourself, because it's going to affect your success. The people you have around you are also contributing and it can be hard to find real ones, but don’t fret this too is picked to uplift you today. It’s yours, you got yourself here, own that achievement, live in love.


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    - 03:00 – Guest Interview with Pearl Thusi
    - Queen Sono
    - Quantico
    - Mac Make up
    - Website
    - Instagram


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    • 38 min
    Creating Your Excellence with Pearl Thusi (Part 1)

    Creating Your Excellence with Pearl Thusi (Part 1)

    Vanessa talks to the star of Netflix’s new hit show Queen Sono, Pearl Thusi! We get a little update on how Pearl has been handling the coronavirus lockdowns. Pearl walks us through her mourning process after losing a loved one. Pearl also gives us some highlights from her career and some of the most influential people she’s met. She also talks about how filming in New York before returning to Africa gave her a renewed sense of pride and determination in being an African woman. And of course they also talk about some behind the scenes experiences from Pearl’s time shooting Queen Sono! 


    This conversation is part 1 of 2! Come back next week for the conclusion!


    - :45 Intros
    - 2:10 Coronavirus update 
    - 4:10 Pearl’s coping with her father’s passing 
    - 7:55 Fame can be addicting 
    - 10:50 Best lessons from the stillness of the times
    - 14:00 Vanessa’s favorite memory with Pearl
    - 15:00 Pearl’s most cherished moment of her career
    - 18:20 One person who Pearl never expected to change her life
    - 22:50 How does the public see us?
    - 25:20 Fighting for your ancestors’ dreams
    - 27:40 Returning to Africa with a renewed sense of perseverance and African pride
    - 31:00 You can become a worldwide celebrity without leaving Africa
    - 33:00 Preparing for Queen Sono


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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

Switlipz ,

Anita Ogome from Lagos Nigeria.

Thank you so much Vanessa. You said a lot of things that I needed to hear and you clarified a lot of things that I was confused about. Thank you so much! Love you.

Nengoma ,

Amazing!

It’s like you are speaking my thoughts! Speaking for me! I have a problem, I am too nice and wanna be nice all the time, this is really helpful. Knowing that I am not the only one facing this and know that it is possible to change! I love you, you’re my queen ❤️

Colorlines Podcast ,

Love this!

Love this podcast. Love Rotimi and and Vanessa you’re perfect for him. I love the connection between you guys. Loving this podcast and love your platform. ✊🏾

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