89 episodes

"Life through the eyes of a misrepresented and misunderstood African Girl Abroad" - This is a weekly podcast hosted by Stella Damasus, an award-winning Actress, and Entrepreneur. Through this platform, she will share her experiences and challenges, as well as her thoughts on different topics; ranging from Politics to Religion, Sex, Business, Entertainment, Human Rights, and everything about life as we know it. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/excusemyafrican/support

Excuse My African Excuse My African

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    • 4.4 • 10 Ratings

"Life through the eyes of a misrepresented and misunderstood African Girl Abroad" - This is a weekly podcast hosted by Stella Damasus, an award-winning Actress, and Entrepreneur. Through this platform, she will share her experiences and challenges, as well as her thoughts on different topics; ranging from Politics to Religion, Sex, Business, Entertainment, Human Rights, and everything about life as we know it. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/excusemyafrican/support

    EP 89 - The African Dream

    EP 89 - The African Dream

    When you hear the phrase "The American Dream," at least 5 things come to mind, and I bet you 4 out of those 5 things would also come to the next persons' mind. But, when I say 'The African Dream' ... *silence*. We, especially Africans both at home and in the diaspora, are so overtaken by our need to survive the hardships in Africa that we sometimes forget to stop and DREAM. What is your dream for Africa and the children of Africa? 

    What is THE AFRICAN DREAM?

    Mentioned In This Episode:


    Nigeria: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria
    Montana State University (A Night in Africa): https://www.msuexponent.com/culture/a-night-in-africa-challenges-the-single-story-of-a-continent/article_53921eda-a0b5-11ec-8333-cbe1c48baf62.html
    Wilmot Collins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmot_Collins 
    Umu Igbo Unite Dallas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CbD3SaKrBXE/
    Aba Women’s Riot: https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/aba-womens-riots-november-december-1929/

    Connect:

    Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/
    Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com
    Stella Damasus Website : https://www.stelladamasus.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/excusemyafrican
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/excusemyafrican/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/excusemyafrican


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    • 14 min
    EP 88 - Happy? International Women's Day.

    EP 88 - Happy? International Women's Day.

    March is women's month, and every year we have a different theme, yet our problems are still the same. I will always celebrate the strength and resilience of women. Still, I also look forward to when I can genuinely, happily celebrate women's month. Knowing that Women are finally at a place in this world where we are no longer treated as the weaker gender, where we do not have to fight for our rights, where we are respected and acknowledged in society.

    Still, Happy Women's Month!


    Mentioned In This Episode:


    International Women's Day: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
    Women's month: https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/womens-history-month
    BRT Bus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_rapid_transit
    Cameroon Crisis: https://www.crisisgroup.org/africa/central-africa/cameroon
    Ukraine Crisis: https://www.cfr.org/global-conflict-tracker/conflict/conflict-ukraine 


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    • 13 min
    EP 87 - Nigeria at 61

    EP 87 - Nigeria at 61

    In This Episode:

    61 years in, and I still find it hard to celebrate Nigeria's Independence wholeheartedly. The events of October 20th, 2020, do not make it any easier, as the first anniversary of the Lekki Toll Gate Massacre is only 19 days away. May the souls of the departed continue to rest in peace.

    HOWEVER ...

    Despite the failure, greediness, and general gross negligence of our nation's leaders, I have decided that no matter where I go or who I become, I will never forget home, Nigeria. I will never stop fighting and advocating for a better nation.

    (Not So) Happy Independence, Nigeria!



    Mentioned In This Episode:


    Lekki Toll Gate Massacre (Oct 20th, 2020): https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/africa/lagos-nigeria-lekki-toll-gate-feature-intl/index.html (WARNING: Article Contains Graphic Images)


    Connect:

    Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/
    Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/excusemyafrican
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/excusemyafrican/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/excusemyafrican


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    • 12 min
    EP 86 - Dehumanizing Women In Africa

    EP 86 - Dehumanizing Women In Africa

    In This Episode:

    For the longest time, women have been treated poorly around the world, but especially in Africa. A lot of us have been fighting for the rights of WOMEN in Africa for decades. However, at the time, advocacy wasn't an 'in thing.' We were insulted and referred to as what is known as 'clout chasers.'

    Now, advocacy seems to be an in, and every other day there is a new hashtag. While this is great, because the louder the voice, the better, we need to make sure that we are not just making noise and chasing our tails. We need to change tactics and look inward; change will begin with society first.

    Mentioned In This Episode:


    STIWANIST: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/2020/12/ep-80-stiwanist.html
    Aljazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/
    Stella Damasus Aljazeera Interview: https://youtu.be/nypkT5OewuA


    Connect:

    Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/
    Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/excusemyafrican
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/excusemyafrican/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/excusemyafrican






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    • 11 min
    EP 85 - Rescued From Church

    EP 85 - Rescued From Church

    In This Episode:

    AFRICA! WAKE UP! We've allowed false prophets preaching false religion to take advantage of us for too long. These false Pastors make some of you do demeaning things with false promises of riches and healing.

    Open your eyes, don't be deceived.

    Mentioned In This Episode:


    Uganda: https://www.netflix.com/
    Geoffrey Ssemwogerere
    Glory Sinai Ministries
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/
    Bible: https://www.bible.com/

    Connect:
    Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/
    Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/excusemyafrican
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/excusemyafrican/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/excusemyafrican


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    • 6 min
    EP 84 - Education In Africa

    EP 84 - Education In Africa

    In This Episode:

    The education system in Africa has always been a bit flawed to me. Even when I was in school, I felt that the workload was too much. We were forced to do almost 20-25 subjects each school year. Yet, some fundamental subjects such as leadership skills, human rights, etc., are missing from the curriculum.

    I think it's time we restructure our curriculum in Africa, especially for high school kids.



    Connect:

    Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/
    Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/excusemyafrican
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/excusemyafrican/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/excusemyafrican


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    • 7 min

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