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Podcast exploring identities of African Women through critical thought conversations on culture, sexuality, spirituality, ambition, and society.

Those African Chicks - Exploring Identities of African Women Wummy Umude

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Podcast exploring identities of African Women through critical thought conversations on culture, sexuality, spirituality, ambition, and society.

    EP 75: Balance - Author , Dr. Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede

    EP 75: Balance - Author , Dr. Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede

    @iamyetunde is an Author,  Professor of Global Affairs and the owner a quite a few business ventures. In her latest book Balance, Yetunde tackles the complexities of the concept of balance and it's application as we move through the different phases of our lives.
    In this Episode we discuss:
    The personal framing and application of balance in ways that is devoid of external influences  Some of the key indicators that signal to us that we are out of balance in areas of our lives   The secret sauce to being more balanced in relationships  Patience Understanding Empathy Enjoyed this Episode? Kindly please leave a review HERE; the simplest of phrases counts, thank you!
    Some resource mentioned :
    Esther Perel, Relationship Expert  TD Jakes  Les Brown   Purchase Balanace on Amazon or Dr.Yetunde.com . Be sure the connect with @iamyetunde on socials. She also offers leadership development services from her Consulting Firm. On the fashion front, you can catch a glimpse of the children's shoe line here Amadin Shoes.
     
    Also, let’s hangout on Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    EP 74: Developing a Style Through Life and Lived Experience - Visual Artist, Adulphina Imuede

    EP 74: Developing a Style Through Life and Lived Experience - Visual Artist, Adulphina Imuede

    @Adulphina is a young home grown artist whose paintings frequent the Nigerian and dare I say the West African art scene. Her signature lays emphasis "on the human head as a cradle of conscious , unconscious and subconscious thought processes inhered  in every sing person holding spirituality and perceptions of  the physical and metaphysical". What I love about her work, is that each pieec seems to carry an untold story or even mystery in their eyes as if the have lived many lives and have something poignant to say 
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    In this episode, Adulphina shares her journey as a home grown and home based Nigerian artists. We talk about :
    The challenges , opportunities and limitations of being an artists in Nigeria How she was developed her unique of the big head and almond eyes  The influences the collective Nigerian culture has on the types of work she produces Be sure to check out Adulphina's pieces and support her on Patreon.
     
    Also, let’s hangout on Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks
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    • 44 min
    EP 73: Creating Accessible and Meaningful Contemporary Modern Art

    EP 73: Creating Accessible and Meaningful Contemporary Modern Art

    @UzoArt is a contemporary artist whose work took off due to a Rick and Morty Twitter meme that went viral.
    Uzo who has been building body of work inspired by her modern designs and her Nigerian culture , leaned into the opportunity and started creating digital prints , making her work accessible. Not  only is her work aesthetically pleasing, it is one that has a cause, portions of their profits are used for a charitable cause.
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    In this episode, Uzo takes us behind the scenes of her rising business and journey from Statistics to creating art with a cause. What makes her journey even more interesting is that during the pandemic when business where sunsetting, Uzo Art enterprised flourished. During our conversation, Uzo shares:
    The different ways in which we should consider and think about Art and Artistry The  importance of understanding the difference between creating and running a business Why her business model focuses on in-house distribution of all sales and merchandise Be sure to purchase one of Uzo pieces at Uzo Art and go hang out with her @UzoArt
    Also, let’s hangout on Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks
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    • 43 min
    Ep 72: Awani Film, Aderonke Adeola - Interrogating Pre-Colonial African Female Identity

    Ep 72: Awani Film, Aderonke Adeola - Interrogating Pre-Colonial African Female Identity

    @Aderonke is a writer, filmmaker and director, her 2018 documentary Awani Film was screened at over 15 film festivals around the world and won the UNESCO prize from the Belgium UNESCO Commission
     
    In this Episode we discuss:
    The traditional organization system utilized by African women to inspire political action through movements like the Aba Women's Riot of 1929  The impact of colonial on gender inequality in Nigeria Colonial cultural inheritance versus cultural values systems that are authentically African In the invasion of Arabs before European presence and the lasting effects both foreign presence left on Northern Nigerian  
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    Notable Nigerian figures mentioned
    Queen Amina of Zaria - Queen Warrior 16th Century Nigeria  Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti - Suffragist & Political Activist (mother of Fela Kuti)  Stella McIntosh - First Nigerian Women to receive an MBA in the US - 1953  Margret Ekpo - Political Activist in Colonial Nigeria   
    Awani was not only captivating but answered questions I did not even realized I had as an African, Nigerian and Yoruba woman. Be sure to connect with Aderonke and catch a clip of Awani Film
     
    Also, let’s hangout on Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks
     
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    • 1 hr
    EP 71: Bola Ogun - The Journey from Production Assistant to Directing TV Shows

    EP 71: Bola Ogun - The Journey from Production Assistant to Directing TV Shows

    @Onebolafun is a writer, filmmaker and director. You mostly likely consume or have come in contact with her work without realizing. Amongst her own creations Water Phoenix & Are We Good Parents, she is also known for directing OWNs Queen Sugar, FXs Lucifer, Legacies and most recently SXX for Disney +. As you will hear or have heard during the conversation, the road that led to these destinations were very topys turvy and fraught with uncertainty
    In This Episode We Discuss:
    Being selected by Ava DuVernay to direct Queen Sugar Her leap of Faith from taking a break from school to pursue a career in TV The importance of relationship building with peers and getting rid of the idea of "networking up" Being inspired by our personal stories when creating impactful work. The role that grit, perseverance and scrappiness plays in the initial building phases Enjoyed this Episode, please leave us a review HERE, even the simplest of phrases counts, thank you!
    What stood out to me the most during the conversation with @onebolafun was the absence of ego. I go the sense that she was more focused on effecting change as opposed to the superflous goals we often see for aspiring Hollywood aspirants.
    Hold on to your edges people, I think  we are seeing the beginning of someone who will become a notable figures in Hollywood.
    Resources
    Bola Ogun Films Youtube 
    Bola Ogun Films 
    California Institute of the Arts 
    Ikorodu Bois Recreation of Extraction 
    Be sure to connect with @onebolafun on Twitter and check out her work Bola Ogun Films. 
    Also, let’s hangout on Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks
     
    Edited & Produced by Mude Productions
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    • 56 min
    EP 70: Jojo Silla, Writer & Producer - Short Film, Not Supposed To Be Here

    EP 70: Jojo Silla, Writer & Producer - Short Film, Not Supposed To Be Here

    @JojoSilla is an all-around creative who expressions range from painting, music and filmmaking. Jojo joins us to talk about her work with short film Not Supposed To Here, a film recently shortlisted to be screened at the Toronto Short Film Channel Festival. Not Supposed To Be Here (NSTBH) is a story that explores the negative dynamic that exists between African Immigrant and African American in the United States.
    In This Episode We Discuss :
    The perceptions African Immigrants and African American have about each other. The source of these tensions and how it passed down from generations. The genesis of the film and why it was shot without personifying the main characters. The reasons for why this type of work is so relevant and necessary especially in these 2020 current socio-economic climate. Did you enjoyed this episode? Kindly leave us a review HERE; the simplest of phrases counts, thank you!
    @JojoSilla and Co-Writer and Director @KatungAduwak , conceived and created this short film about a year go almost pre-empting the current state of things. This work could not be more timely. As we talk through and reassess what it means to truly unite as black peoples, it is important that ALL BlACK PEOPLES critically look at the roles we play in handling and dealing with one another. One thing we are learning is that in order for us to win we must all see the humanity in each other. Check Out Not Supposed To Here and make be sure to live a review.
     
    Connect with @JojoSilla & @KatungAduwak and make sure you share your thoughts and this work with your network.
     
    Let's connect on Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks
    Website -  Those African Chicks
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Essiekk ,

Relatable , Informative and Funny

I cannot count the amount of times I find my self nodding in agreement or saying YASSS because of some of the topics covered that deeply resonate with my experience as an African chick . Keep the great content coming .

MC - Iammariah ,

Bola Ogun - Great Episode

Yet another great podcast with discussions that touched most topics from working hard, lateral networking, investing in ones dream, representation just to name a few.

Left me thinking.
Well done.
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MC

Jjamesjh ,

Refreshing!

You ladies are funny and full of life. I loved listening💚

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