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An informative and educative podcast focused on building and developing reading and literary interest amongst the youth and showcasing African authors and their literary works on the show.
The reading culture is fast becoming extinct in homes and the podcast is meant to bring back the glory days of intense reading culture.

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An informative and educative podcast focused on building and developing reading and literary interest amongst the youth and showcasing African authors and their literary works on the show.
The reading culture is fast becoming extinct in homes and the podcast is meant to bring back the glory days of intense reading culture.

    In Every Mirror She's Black Written By Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

    In Every Mirror She's Black Written By Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

    Titilayo Oyinsan Speaks with LOLA AKINMADE AKERSTROM, a Nigerian American who is based in Sweden. She is an award-winning author, speaker, and photographer.
    Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveller, the Guardian, Sunday Times Travel, the Telegraph, New York Times, Travel + Leisure, State, and Adventure Magazine and on BBC, CNN, Travel Channel, and Lonely Planet, among others. In addition to contributing to several books, she is the author of Due North, 2018 Lowell Thomas Award winner for the best travel book, and bestselling LAGOM: Swedish Secret of Living Well, available in over seventeen foreign languages editions. She has been recognized with multiple awards for her work, including the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Bill Muster Award, and she was honoured with a MIPAD ( Most Influential People of African Descent) 100 Award within media and culture in 2018.
    Her photography is represented by the National Geographic Image Collection.
    She is based in Stockholm and tweets at @LolaAkinmade. Her book #InEveryMirrorShesBlack has critical acclaim all over the world.

    • 27 min
    "Destination Mastery" written by Dr. Ruben West

    "Destination Mastery" written by Dr. Ruben West

    Titithedynamite reads from "Destination Mastery " written by Dr. Ruben West, a true one-of-a-kind in the speaking and training industry. What sets him apart is not just his unique abilities to motivate, transform and inspire on the stage, but rather the vast and varied experiences and successes he achieved prior to taking the stage. Together with trusted associates, Dr. West started several businesses generating millions of dollars, developed patented products all while inspiring others to dream on a larger scale.

    As a speaker Dr. West has the unique ability to challenge audience members to take a personal inventory, think outside the box, and strive for new levels of excellence. Having spoken for groups and organizations around the world.
    He helped create the surgical assistant profession in the state of Kansas and worked in surgery for 29 years. He received his PhD and Masters in Positive Neuro Psychology from The American Graduate University of Positive Psychology and he received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Washburn University.

    Dr. West has created international influence and received global recognition for his work. In 2016 he received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama. In 2018 Dr. West received the Girma Wolde Giorgis (Former President of Ethiopia) Presidential Award for being a Human Conservationist. In 2019 he received the Sydney Allicock (Vice President of Guyana) Global Humanitarian Award and was recognized as the United States Civility Icon of the Year by iChange Nations™️ at the World Civility Day celebration in Gary, Indiana.

    • 28 min
    The Magic of Emotional Intelligence By Abiola ‘Champ’ Salami

    The Magic of Emotional Intelligence By Abiola ‘Champ’ Salami

    Titi Oyinsan Sits down with the author of the book "The Magic of Emotional Intelligence" Abiola ‘Champ’ Salami. He is a World-class Performance Coach committed to raising world-class leaders and improving the productive capacity and brand perception of organizations and governments. He is an alumnus of Harvard University, Lagos Business School, and the American Government's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
    His commitment to workforce productivity, youth, and women empowerment as well as leadership development led him to publishing books, audio, and visual content as well as designing and implementing capacity development programs towards achieving the relevant Sustainable Development Goals. He is the author of getting MAD! You can Make a Difference (Foreword by Dr. Christopher Kolade, CON), Who Says It's a Man's World (Foreword by Dr. Mo Abudu), and his latest work The MAGIC of Emotional Intelligence (Foreword by Prof. Dana H. Born of Harvard University).
    Abiola has acquired over ten years experience of incorporate engagement and capacity development with signature interventions such as SPEAK like a CHAMPION – A Productive Communication Program; The MAGIC of Emotional Intelligence; From Boring TALES to Fantastic SALES – A Selling and Relationship Management Program; Improving Team Performance – A Productivity and Synergy Activation Program; Inspiring Attitudinal Improvement – A Performance Improvement Program, Developing Executive Presence – An Image/Perception Enhancement Program; and Xceptional Leadership – A Comprehensive Leadership Development Program. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Abiola championed a campaign that reached over 1 million people in Handling Panic in the Wake of Coronavirus. He also released a free eBook on How to Enjoy Sound Emotional & Mental Health during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Abiola was announced in the United Nations-supported top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent class of 2020 upon the opening of the United Nations 75th General Assembly. Abiola was also recognized as one of Africa's Most Influential Coaching Leaders by the duo of African Leadership Awards and World HRD Congress. He prefers to impact and influence by adopting a practical approach replete with vivid stories and experiences. When he is not delivering talks and coaching Champions, he spends time reading and playing the piano, and acting on the screen. You can connect with him @abiolachamp on all social media platforms.

    • 31 min
    The Smart Money Tribe Written by Arese Ugwu

    The Smart Money Tribe Written by Arese Ugwu

    Titithedynamite reads from the book "The Smart Money Tribe written by The Author Arese Ugwu a lady who is leading the charge in guiding young Africans as they start their journey to financial literacy.
    The success of her first book ‘The Smart Money Woman’ led her to a wildly successful Pan-African book tour and spawned ‘The Smart Money Woman’ television series, of which she is Executive Producer. She is also the co-executive producer and host of BusinessDay's The Bridge, a contributor to multiple publications, a sought-after speaker on the continent and serves on several boards including for House of Tara, the Nigeria Higher Education Foundation as a non-executive director and is an associate member of WIMBIZ.
    Her experience working in wealth management in Nigeria led her to build the Smart Money Africa brand, a multimedia Financial education platform purpose-built to facilitate African millennials’ conversations about investments, wealth, entrepreneurship, and employment that motivate young people to learn new, diverse ways to earn, keep and grow wealth.
    She holds an MSc in Economic Development from University College London (UCL) and a BSc in Business and Management from Aston Business School, Birmingham. She is also an alumna of the Lagos Business School, INSEAD Abu Dhabi, and The London School of Business executive education programs.

    • 33 min
    Think! Move Your Life Forward on Purpose - Jimi Tewe

    Think! Move Your Life Forward on Purpose - Jimi Tewe

    Titithedynamite reads from the self-help book titled "Think," by
    Jimi Tewe, a Human Capacity Development Expert with almost two decades of experience
    garnered in HR Consulting, Senior HR Management positions, Career & Executive Coaching and in
    providing bespoke learning interventions to organizations in varied industries.
    He is an internationally sought-after speaker who has graced several platforms within and outside
    Nigeria including the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. He has been recognized as one of the
    100 most influential Nigerians and has won several awards for his work done in the personal
    development space.
    He is the CEO of The Jimi Tewe Company, a human capacity development firm focused on providing effective people solutions to organizations across different industries. Jimi has worked at Senior
    Management levels in the banking industry specifically in United Bank for Africa & Bank PHB (now
    Keystone Bank). At various times, he functioned as Head of Recruitment, Head of Performance
    Management and Head of Organizational Development.
    Jimi is a certified Job Evaluator and Emotional & Social Competence Intelligence Specialist with the
    Hay Group of South Africa and has attended several training programs covering business management, improving staff performance, etc. He also has extensive consulting experience having worked with Accenture & Restral Consulting at various times.
    As a Workforce Engagement Specialist, Jimi has worked with several organizations in designing and
    implementing interventions that have strengthened collaboration and productivity at the leadership
    level and staff commitment across organizations towards goal achievement and re-orientation. Jimi’s
    training ensures that each client’s unique need is assessed and that solutions are designed to meet
    that need.
    As an Inspirational Speaker, Jimi speaks to individuals at events and corporate interventions on
    several insightful topics which inform and inspire them at the same time. Beyond speaking at events,
    Jimi Tewe has also pioneered several events that have grown over the years- The National Youth
    Entrepreneurship Summit (held in partnership with the Office of the Secretary to the Federal
    Government), The CEO Masterclass, The 7 Star Worker Conference, The Exponential Conferences
    etc.
    As a Coach, Jimi Tewe is a Member of the American Association of Career Coaches, and his strong passion
    for seeing emerging careers and businesses grow into institutions has resulted in him coaching young
    CEOs and working professionals towards achieving and even surpassing their goals. In addition to
    coaching individuals, Jimi has also been involved with designing career coaching interventions for
    corporate clients.

    • 35 min
    Mum At-last - Dealing With Unspoken Misconception About Surrogacy in Africa

    Mum At-last - Dealing With Unspoken Misconception About Surrogacy in Africa

    Toyin Lolu – Ogunmade is the Founder and CEO of Precious Conceptions, Nigeria’s Foremost Holistic Family Building Consultancy. The company provides holistic fertility advisory, counseling, specialist referrals, wellness & nutrition for conception as well as support to those that are trying to conceive. Their family building services include natural conception treatments, assisted conception treatments with a specialty in ovum donor & surrogacy management.



    Toyin’s desire is for everyone she comes in contact with to have at least one baby. Her 13-year struggle with infertility before becoming a mom with the help of a generous Indian gestational surrogate mother caused her career transition from a 20-year career in HR Management - spanning across Financial Institutions, to Trading and Oil & Gas sectors - to working full time with intending parents.



    Her path to motherhood took her to India, where she ended up staying for 2 years, going through 3 IVF surrogacy cycles. Their efforts were rewarded through gestational surrogacy and God blessed them with a lovely set of twins, now 9 years old. Her surrogate is a generous Indian woman named Pooja.



    Whilst in India between 2010 and 2012, Toyin decided to address the knowledge gap about Holistic Fertility Management in Nigeria and trained as a Fertility Counsellor and family building advisor.



    She returned to Nigeria in 2012 and began educating couples about infertility management right from her sitting room, and then went on to start Precious Conceptions. She stepped out of Corporate HR in October 2019 to fully face her passion, which is working with couples that are trying to conceive.



    She lends her voice strongly in support of demystifying infertility & reducing its attending stigma, promoting assisted conception treatments, holistic fertility management, and is an advocate for legislation & regulation of the fertility management sector.



    Author of the book Mom, At Last, my 13-year journey, Toyin shares golden truths, and secrets of achieving success with intending parents, as well as those seeking to expand their families.



    Her online Conception Boot Camp program “Ready Set Conceive” is a unique holistic preparatory boot camp for intending parents, where they are taught how to identify, improve and maximize their conception chances. It is the first of its kind in Nigeria, and indeed, West Africa.



    To date, over 400 families have benefitted from her free learning sessions and more than 52 Precious Babies have been born through her work at Precious Conceptions. Several of these, through successful surrogacy arrangements in Nigeria.



    Toyin has been interviewed by leading global media agencies like the BBC and Agence France Presse/Getty Images (AFP), Ebony Life TV, Your View with Morayo on TVC, Plus TV Africa, the Punch Newspapers, and reputable leading media agencies in Nigeria.



    A recipient of the R-Wells Media Outstanding Mother of the Year award, Toyin has been recognized by Leading Ladies Africa as one of year the 2020s 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria.



    She is married to Lolu and blessed with a set of twins Orinayo and Oluwafikunayomi.

    • 34 min

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