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Living African is a podcast that sparks hard conversations that challenge questionable cultural and societal norms, which threaten the wellbeing of the African community. The host, Anyoh Fombad, features various African guests who share their stories from heart-wrenching to exciting experiences growing up in Africa and the diaspora. By normalizing these open discussions, Anyoh hopes to encourage Africans to show their strength through vulnerability, as well as use their voices to challenge each other to be more understanding, accepting, and tolerant of each other and bring value to their community.

Living African Anyoh Fombad

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

Living African is a podcast that sparks hard conversations that challenge questionable cultural and societal norms, which threaten the wellbeing of the African community. The host, Anyoh Fombad, features various African guests who share their stories from heart-wrenching to exciting experiences growing up in Africa and the diaspora. By normalizing these open discussions, Anyoh hopes to encourage Africans to show their strength through vulnerability, as well as use their voices to challenge each other to be more understanding, accepting, and tolerant of each other and bring value to their community.

    S3E16: Fields of Change: Empowering the Next Generation with Bayonle Arashi

    S3E16: Fields of Change: Empowering the Next Generation with Bayonle Arashi

    Hey Living African Fam!
    🎙️ Join me on an exhilarating episode of the Living African Podcast as we delve into the incredible journey of Bayonle Arashi. We explore his visionary efforts in empowering the next generation through soccer and education, igniting change and nurturing dreams.
    🌍 Bayonle Arashi is the Founder of Scoutballers LLC, revolutionizing sports recruitment globally, and the visionary behind Midas Football Academy, a space where soccer meets education to unlock potential in young athletes.
    In this captivating episode, we uncover Bayonle's insights, his challenges, and the incredible success stories that have emerged.
    📞 Connect with Bayonle Arashi: 
    Email: midassoccer@gmail.com
    Instagram: @bayonlearashi
    Twitter: @bayonlearashi
    Facebook: Bayonle Arashi
    Website: www.midasfa.org
    Join the conversation and let's empower the next generation together! Don't miss out—hit that subscribe button and turn on notifications for more inspiring episodes! 🎧✨
    Stay connected with us:
    Instagram: @LivingAfricanPodcast @AnyohFombad
    Facebook/ LinkedIn : Living African Podcast
    Website: www.livingafricanpodcast.com
    Email: hello@livingafricanpodcast.com
    #LivingAfricanPodcast #EmpowerTheNextGen #SoccerAndEducation #InspiringStories #BayonleArashi #PodcastEpisode #FieldsOfChange #LivingAfrican #YouthEmpowerment #Scoutballers #MidasFootballAcademy

    • 52 min
    S3E15: Adapting Parenting Strategies for Modern Challenges and Generational Healing with Kirby Gibbs

    S3E15: Adapting Parenting Strategies for Modern Challenges and Generational Healing with Kirby Gibbs

    🎙️ Join me on this transformative journey with the incredible Kirby R. Gibbs in the latest episode of the Living African Podcast, S3E15! 🌍 We're delving deep into the theme of "Adapting Parenting Strategies for Modern Challenges and Generational Healing." 🌈 Kirby, a dual-degree holder in Communications and Psychology, brings a wealth of experience as a former ABC-TV News Reporter, Gulf Coast Chamber Exec, and Texas State Caseworker.
    👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Discover actionable insights on breaking generational curses and fostering growth as parents. Kirby's passion for community development shines through her work in Texas and Ghana, Africa, addressing issues like domestic/sexual violence and creating stronger families through her non-profit, Fortress of Faith Coalition.
    💼 As a Certified Life Coach and Public Speaker, Kirby shares practical strategies through her company, Flowrich LLC, guiding individuals and teams to "flow into the richness of their purpose and flourish." 🚀 Don't miss this empowering conversation filled with wisdom beyond years, down-to-earth perspectives, and a commitment to the success and growth of the communities she serves.
    📞 Connect with Kirby:
    Phone: 832-770-8550 Email: fortcoalition@gmail.com Instagram: @fortcoalition 🌟 Tune in to the Living African Podcast for a riveting discussion that explores breaking free from the past and building a brighter future for parenting. 🎧✨ Subscribe now for inspiration and actionable tips!
    🌐 Our Info:
    Website: www.livingafricanpodcast.com Instagram: @LivingAfricanPodcast @AnyohFombad Email: hello@livingafricanpodcast.com Facebook/LinkedIn: Living African Podcast #LivingAfricanPodcast #KirbyGibbs #GenerationalHealing #BreakTheCycle #ParentingJourney #EmpowerFamilies #PositiveParenting #CommunityEmpowerment #InspireChange #TransformativeTalks #PodcastLife #FamilyLegacy #EmpowermentPodcast #AdaptAndGrow #ParentingTips #SubscribeNow

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S3E14: Preserving our Culture in Modern Times -Reuben Ndjerareou

    S3E14: Preserving our Culture in Modern Times -Reuben Ndjerareou

    🌍 Welcome to Episode 14 of the Living African Podcast: "Preserving our Culture in Modern Times" with Reuben Ndjerareou! 🎙️
    In this episode, we explore the intricate tapestry of African culture through the eyes of Reuben Ndjerareou. Born in N'djamena, Chad, and having lived as a Third Culture Kid, Reuben shares his profound insights into the challenges and beauty of preserving our rich heritage in today’s global landscape.
     
    🎓 From the oil fields of Chad to educational initiatives in the USA, Reuben's journey of learning and leadership sheds light on the diverse experiences of African individuals across the world. As a passionate educator and the mind behind the SPEAK AFRICAN series, he is a voice for change and a beacon for cultural education.
     
    Tune in as we discuss:
    The life of a Third Culture Child
    The impact of education on cultural preservation
    The importance of storytelling in African communities
    Navigating the complexities of identity and belonging
     
    🔗 Links to the Living African Podcast community:
    Website: www.livingafricanpodcast.com
    Instagram: @LivingAfricanPodcast
    Facebook/LinkedIn: Living African Podcast
     
    Connect with Reuben Ndjerareou:
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/reouhidi77ndjerareou/
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe, share your thoughts in the comments, and join us on our social platforms for more enriching discussions.
     
    👉 If you enjoyed this episode, please consider liking and sharing it with your network to help spread the wisdom and joy of African culture and community!
     
    #LivingAfricanPodcast #AfricanCulture #EducationalLeadership #ReubenNdjerareou #Storytelling #ThirdCultureKid #AfricanDiaspora #CulturalPreservation #Subscribe

    • 49 min
    S3E13: Oceans Apart, Hearts Together: The Unyielding Bond of Friendship with Kimberly Ndeh

    S3E13: Oceans Apart, Hearts Together: The Unyielding Bond of Friendship with Kimberly Ndeh

    Welcome to a very special episode of the Living African Podcast. Dive deep into the world of our inseparable friendship of mine and Kimberly, we talk about the intricacies of life, friendship, and everything in between. 🌍💫
    Questions:
    00:01:13 - How did we first meet.
    00:04:10 - What were our first impressions of each other.
    00:06:58 - Most memorable adventure that we've shared together.
    00:14:13 - Inside jokes that only the two of you understand?
    00:15:04 - One thing that we both mutually love?
    00:16:00 - One of the things that I just could not stand
    00:17:30 - A time when you disagreed or had a big argument?
    00:24:30 - Describe a tough time in your lives when you felt the other support the most.
    00:27:45 - If we both could go on a trip together, where will he be?
    00:28:30 - How we hope our friendship evolves in the next ten years.
    00:30:15 -  If we would had to collaborate or start a business project together.
    00:30:40 - If there was one thing you could change about me.
    00:31:05 - What's the most valuable lesson we've learned from each other?
    Throughout this episode, we aim to delve deep into the raw, unfiltered heart-to-heart conversations that have solidified our bond over the years. Discover the magic of friendship, the conversations that heal, and the power of genuine connection.
    Links & Resources:
    Explore more heartwarming episodes on our website: https://www.livingafricanpodcast.com
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel for visual content and more deep dives: https://www.youtube.com/@LivingAfricanPodcast
    Connect with Us:
    Engage with us on Instagram: @LivingAfricanPodcast
    Become part of our Facebook family: @LivingAfricanPodcast
    Please LIKE, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE for heartfelt conversations and authentic tales that celebrate life, friendship, and deep connections!
    #LivingAfricanPodcast #KimberlyAndAnyoh #HeartToHeart #DeepConversations #EpisodeXX #YouTubePodcast #BestFriendsTalk #GenuineConnection #FromTheHeart #RawAndReal

    • 38 min
    S3E12 : Challenging the Stigma of Mental Health in Our Community with Danielle Fortingo, FNP, PMHNP

    S3E12 : Challenging the Stigma of Mental Health in Our Community with Danielle Fortingo, FNP, PMHNP

    Disclaimer: Viewer discretion is advised. This episode discusses topics related to suicide. 
    🎙️On this week's episode of the Living African Podcast, we are thrilled to be joined by the exceptional Danielle Fortingo, FNP, PMHNP! As the CEO and Founder of Kameron Health PLLC, and board-certified in both Family and Psychiatric Mental Health, Fortingo has dedicated over 14 years to pioneering medical spaces ranging from Emergency Medicine to Mental Health. 🚑💚
    Danielle Fortingo, FNP, PMHNP offers a deep dive into the intricacies of mental health, especially within the African-American community. Touching on historical traumas, pressures, and the legacy of slavery, Fortingo provides insights into why mental illness is prevalent and underscores the need for understanding, compassion, and action. 

    "People with mental health issues often fear seeking help. They're labeled as 'crazy' or 'unfit,' leading many to suffer in silence."
    Today, let's challenge these misconceptions and amplify the voices that advocate for mental health understanding and support.
    Connect with Danielle Fortingo, FNP, PMHNP:
    Instagram: @kameronhealth @marvise1
    Schedule a session: www.kameronhealth.com
    Email: Provider@Kameronhealth.com 
    Stay Updated with Living African Podcast:
    Website: www.livingafricanpodcast.com
    Instagram: @LivingAfricanPodcast

    • 59 min
    S3E11: From Hardship to Entrepreneurship - A Conversation with Dr. Javnyuy Joybert

    S3E11: From Hardship to Entrepreneurship - A Conversation with Dr. Javnyuy Joybert

    In this inspiring episode, join host Anyoh Fombad as she engages in a heartfelt conversation with Dr. Javnyuy Joybert, a true embodiment of resilience and entrepreneurship. Dr. Joybert's journey is nothing short of remarkable; born into challenging circumstances and facing adversities from a young age, he defied the odds to become a successful business and productivity speaker, author, and CEO of COSDEF Group LTD.
    Listen as Dr. Joybert shares his early life experiences, growing up in the face of hardship, and overcoming the stigma of not having a father. His mother's determination to provide him with a brighter future led him to the city, where he worked various jobs to put himself through university. His journey includes stints as an okada rider and car washer, as well as working in a micro-finance company before ultimately founding a training school for young entrepreneurs.
    The training school evolved into the COSDEF Group, which now operates in 20+ countries across four continents. Dr. Joybert's story is a testament to the power of resilience, entrepreneurship, and the pursuit of one's dreams, even in the face of adversity.
    This episode offers valuable insights into personal development, entrepreneurship, and the importance of resolving past conflicts. Dr. Joybert's life journey is a source of inspiration for anyone looking to overcome life's challenges and achieve their goals. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or seeking motivation to conquer your obstacles, this episode provides the guidance and inspiration you need.
    Things You Will Learn in This Episode:
    [00:00 – 15:30] Introduction and Guest Introduction
    Introduction to Dr. Javnyuy Joybert, his background, and his education, his complete journey so far. His early beginnings in petty trading, teaching, renting his first place, working as a finance officer, and others.  [15:30 – 35:45] Pivoting Career Paths
    Joybert's realization of the limitations of working in finance and pivoting into entrepreneurship. His quest for financial independence and the beginning of finding problems to solve. Broadening horizons beyond his company, continuous education, and growth. [35:45 – 55:00] Entrepreneurship and Mindset
    Joybert's ventures into entrepreneurship, including founding COSDEF and becoming a speaker. The importance of cultivating a growth mindset and challenging limiting beliefs. Valuable lessons learned and shared gems on building wealth. [55:00 – 1:10:00] Empowerment and Final Thoughts
    Encouragement for the youth to pursue their dreams and contribute to solving problems in their communities and Africa at large. The significance of supporting and uplifting one another in the journey to success. Final words of inspiration and empowerment from Dr. Javnyuy Joybert.  
    Connect with Dr. Javnyuy Joybert:

    Links to Books: AMAZON!
    Email: javnyuyjoybert22@gmail.com
    Website: www.joybert.com
    Instagram: @javnyuyjoybert
    Facebook: @javnyuyjoybert
    LinkedIn: @javnyuyjoybert
    Twitter: @celbmd
     
    This Episode is brought to you by Living Financially Free: 
     
    In our community, financial stability is often overlooked as a priority. Hence, it becomes crucial to understand how our money works; its growth, and the methods to build generational wealth and establish a lasting legacy. If you envision a financially free life for you and your family, visit www.livingfinanciallyfree.info to speak with an agent who can guide you further.
     
    LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out the best content just for you! Connect with Living African Podcast: You can connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter, or send us an email at hello@livingafricanpodcast.com.
    Check out our website www.livingafricanpodcast.com for more resources and to learn more. Connect with host, Anyoh: You can connect with Anyoh on Facebook (@anyohf), Instagram (@anyohfombad), and Twitter (@anyohfombad).

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Tancho Zinky ,

Excellent!!!!!

This podcast is very educative . The host is doing such a great job. These are definitely topics we need to discuss as Africans

EthelAks ,

Educative, insightful and interesting

Very powerful and educative conversations.. I’ve learned so much from this platform and I’m always looking forward to the next episodes. Every week I’m constantly reminded via different conversation topics that we need to do better. Thank you Anyoh for this amazing platform.

Ryanjon ,

Amazing

Great to hear. Amazing stories and live experiences. 👍

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