On TUWOG (The Unsullied with Oreka Godis) we have conversations with people of African descent, swap origin stories, cultural challenges, shifting belief systems, explore the vices and crutches that define us, recommended reading and recipes that shape (subjective) success.
Recorded in Lagos, Nigeria, with each guest, we explicitly tuck into family and how ‘They F*** You Up (a la Oliver James) ambition, love, sex, drugs, social media, faith, money, power and lessons learned. We look from experiences that make us a little less naive to decisions that make us more childlike.
TUWOG explores transitioning through career depression, financial security, losing hope, finding unexpected gifts in moments that mean everything and nothing at all. Wanting to give up most of the time, winning the war some of the time, chalking up and dusting down battle lines of personal Vietnam’s, giving them hell and most importantly, finding out your definition of unsullied.
Osaretin Oswald Guobadia
‘The truth is, you will always get what you need for survival in the process of creating value but you may never create value by just chasing monetary survival’ - Osaretin Oswald Guobadia
You can’t control how people will react to things but you can control how you play the game - Rethabile Ramaphakela
‘In the calamity of my life, there were moments that I could stop and appreciate the beauty of things that were happening’ - Oluseyi Awolesi
Wana Udobang: WanaWana
'When you have been in the doldrums for so long, when all you've known is how to adapt and survive, anything else just feels like you are asking for too much' - Wana Udobang
‘You almost forget who you are -especially when you are an empath- because you start to want to make certain people happy; forgetting to make yourself happy. It’s never too late to start learning these lessons’ - Uti Nwachukwu
Andrew Ward: HKB FiNN
‘I cant be a person because of racism. That cannot be why I am black. I cant be a person because of where I live. I have to be a person because of who I am. So who the hell are you?’ - HKB FiNN.
These are very engaging long form interviews, which pull you right in. The questions are interesting and I enjoy seeing the guests in a different light. Highly recommended.
Thought provoking !
I love the entire premise of this show and am drawing so much inspiration from the guests. The episode with Chukie Edozien: ManLike Lynxxx especially resonates as he explains understanding who we’ve become vs who we’re meant to be, how it’s like to step into our true selves and purpose. So inspiring. The questions Oreka asks as the host really help bring out important lessons and tips that keep me engaged!
You Can Follow Your Dreams
I just listened to Weruche Opia episode. I loved her story about her acting career. It was very inspirational.