31 episodes

Welcome to the I Am African podcast by Verastic! On this podcast, we will authentically share our stories, and we will celebrate, inspire, and demand excellence. We will ask the difficult questions, start the uncomfortable conversations, and propose the outside-the-box solutions. Why? Because it's like our parents used to tell us when we were kids: those that are doing it don't have two heads. Get comfortable.Let's connect:Instagram: @iamafricanpodcast | Twitter: @iamafricanpod | Facebook: I Am African Podcast | E-mail: iamafrican@verastic.com

I Am African by Verastic Vera Ezimora

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Welcome to the I Am African podcast by Verastic! On this podcast, we will authentically share our stories, and we will celebrate, inspire, and demand excellence. We will ask the difficult questions, start the uncomfortable conversations, and propose the outside-the-box solutions. Why? Because it's like our parents used to tell us when we were kids: those that are doing it don't have two heads. Get comfortable.Let's connect:Instagram: @iamafricanpodcast | Twitter: @iamafricanpod | Facebook: I Am African Podcast | E-mail: iamafrican@verastic.com

    How One Mom Is Raising Two Children On The Autism Spectrum ft. Lola Dada-Olley

    How One Mom Is Raising Two Children On The Autism Spectrum ft. Lola Dada-Olley

    The world is still learning about autism. And I, Vera Ezimora, know even less about autism. My first "real" experience with autism was when I got my first professional job after I graduated college. It was as a Service Coordinator, and I walked with individuals with intellectual disabilities. It seems like such a lifetime ago now. I learned so much from that job.When I came across today's guest, Lola Dada-Olley on Facebook (through her husband), I just knew I had to bring her on because she h...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    EP 28: How To Save Money Even When You Think You Don't Have It ft. Ronke Odewumi

    EP 28: How To Save Money Even When You Think You Don't Have It ft. Ronke Odewumi

    This pandemic needs to just go away. Am I right? Or am I right? A lot of things have changed permanently, thanks to the pandemic. For example, remote work, when possible, will probably always be the norm. Another thing is money: how much of it we wake, how much of it we have saved for a rainy day, etc.In today's episode, we have Ronke Adewumi, a finance expert, teaching us creative ways to save money and stop wasting it. Yes, even when you think you don't even have money or don't have enough ...

    • 59 min
    EP 27: IVF and Male Factor Infertility ft. Nonsi Martins

    EP 27: IVF and Male Factor Infertility ft. Nonsi Martins

    Infertility is one of the many taboo conversations in the African community. In the Christian African community, it's even worse. For starters, the bible says that there will be barrenness in the land, so both preachers and the congregation they're preaching to are quick to remind women who are trying to conceive of this verse. It's almost as if the infertility is thereby invalidated and denied. The problem is that it's usually still there. And what about the fact that altar calls in church o...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    EP 26: Why I Had A Divorce Party ft Dr. Ikea Bello

    EP 26: Why I Had A Divorce Party ft Dr. Ikea Bello

    Recently, a Nigerian woman, Dr Ikea Bello, went viral for doing what we (Nigerians/Africans) would consider the unimaginable. Not only did she file for divorce, but she also dared to celebrate it --- and she did it publicly. On social media. With pictures. And videos. So, naturally, the African internet streets are offended. And also naturally, I was there to remind everyone that the divorce and the party are both hers. Read my post here.A lot of brands and publications have been reaching out...

    • 1 hr 31 min
    EP 25: Dating As A Divorced Dad ft. Goziem

    EP 25: Dating As A Divorced Dad ft. Goziem

    My people! I am here to prove to you that divorced dads who are dating do exist! It took me so long to find a divorced dad willing to speak to me about his dating life. But then Goziem happened. He was introduced to me by a mutual friend, Eloka, and the rest is history.As a divorced mom, I know what dating is like. But I did not know and what I wanted to know was how it was for a divorced dad. While I know that Goziem does not speak for every divorced dad who is dating, I know that there are ...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    EP 24: On Being An African Atheist ft. Ruth Marimo

    EP 24: On Being An African Atheist ft. Ruth Marimo

    Conversations are important, especially with people who are different from you. As a Christian girl, it was important for me to have this conversation with Ruth Marimo, an African Atheist - because at the end of the day, no matter who we serve (or don't serve), we are still humans with blood running through our veins.Today's guest, Ruth Marimo, isn't new to the podcast. She first came on the podcast in episode 18 where she talked about emotional resilience. It. Was. So. Powerful! Check that e...

    • 1 hr 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

chidalu1 ,

Kudos!

Where are you Vera???, pls come back. I miss listening to your podcast.

AmeGre0310# ,

Great Podcast

So I started listening to your Podcast last week and like yourself I am an African woman. I love the way you present the information, you have amazing interviews. Most importantly you discuss topics that we Africans are hesitant to talk about open in public. I will continue to support and listen.

wenddy pwin ,

Great podcast!

Awesome topics with great perspective and of course fabulous host. Good job Vera!

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