hello and welcome to our podcast!
We are Adeola and Salem, two Nigerian women loving life, living loud, and shaping culture who love to talk about socio-political things with each other and want to bring these discussions to our larger community.
For too long the loudest stories we've heard about African people on a global scale have been told by Western voices. Obviously we can and do speak for ourselves, so we want this podcast to be a place where you get to hear raw, nuanced and often untold stories of living at the intersections of womanhood and west African. Exploring difficult issues of how we shape society, and how we make decisions globally based on our identities as West African people who live in the Western spaces like Europe and the US.
S3, Ep 1: Diversity - What Nigeria can teach the world about inclusion
Nigeria is a vast multicultural country with the largest population on the continent of Africa and more than 300 groups of people.Adeola schools us all on the importance of recognizing Nigerian cultural groups as kingdoms rather than tribes.
We center this episode on the ways Nigerians are navigating their varied experiences and narratives without the erasure of others.
We touch on specific examples of how our cultural identities as Nigerians are very different from each other, Adeola a majority identity Yoruba and Salem who is Efik, Annang & Ibibio - minority Nigeria tribes. We talk through the fact that there is no homogenous black identity, rather there are cultural similarities and niche experiences. We tackle the unique ability within Nigeria to have majority non-domination, and how we as a culture are successful at dismantling the idea of tolerance by creating spaces for people to co-exist within the structures of their own unique identities.
We end this conversation with a recognition that Nigeria is still very imperfect, however the diversity present is one of the biggest things that make us great as a Nation and the rest of the world could learn from it.
Intro To Season 3
Intro To Season 3 by Thrive Table
S2, EP 6: Best Of 2017 & Intentions for 2018
Join Adeola & Salem as we share things we are ditching and leaving behind in 2017. And some things area's of growth we are manifesting in 2018.
P.S: we give our listeners a shoutout for being part of our awesome growth process in 2017. Thank you for taking our words in!
We cant wait to keep bringing you good content in the new year.
Honest and refreshing conversation
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