52. #EndSARS Movement Reflections with Pod Save Africa Hosts Akinyade and Oyin Aderele

For today’s episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with sibling duo Akinyade Adelere and Oyin Aderele—hosts of Pod Save Africa. Pod Save Africa is a community platform sharing African perspectives on African narratives. The podcast explores the interesting details of our history, our present and our hopes for the future through weekly podcast episodes.  … Continue reading 52. #EndSARS Movement Reflections with Pod Save Africa Hosts Akinyade and Oyin Aderele

51. Doing Good Work In Africa: How I’m Connecting College Students To Africa-Based Companies And Non-Profits|Ola Erogbobo

If you’re a student and looking for ways to engage with the continent in an impactful way, this is the episode for you! I had a great conversation with Doing Good Work in Africa (DOWA) Founder Ola Eregbogbo DOWA Fellow Adaeze Okorie. Doing Good Work in Africa connects brilliant and innovative university students to Africa-based … Continue reading 51. Doing Good Work In Africa: How I’m Connecting College Students To Africa-Based Companies And Non-Profits|Ola Erogbobo

50. Diaspora Diaries – My Thoughts on the Biden-Harris Win, Celebrating 50 Episodes and What Podcasting Has Taught Me

This is Dear Diaspora’s 50th episode! The podcast launched September 2019 and since then, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing amazing guests from all over the world. To celebrate this milestone, I’m taking some time to reflect on a few things: The Biden-Harris win and what I’m hoping to see these next four yearsThe biggest takeaways … Continue reading 50. Diaspora Diaries – My Thoughts on the Biden-Harris Win, Celebrating 50 Episodes and What Podcasting Has Taught Me

49. How I’m Building a Marketplace to Improve Access to Healthcare in Africa – Sam Baddoo, Founder of Fleri

For today’s episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Sam Baddoo, Founder of Fleri—a health insurance marketplace that helps immigrants protect the people they love, everywhere.Every year, immigrants across the globe send billions of dollars to their loved ones in lower-income and middle-income countries. In 2018, the World Bank reported that remittances to sub-Saharan Africa grew by … Continue reading 49. How I’m Building a Marketplace to Improve Access to Healthcare in Africa – Sam Baddoo, Founder of Fleri

48. Dan Kihanya on Growing up Kenyan-American, Startups, and Doing Business in Emerging Markets

For the first part of today’s episode, I share my thoughts on Nigeria’s #EndSARS movement, similar movements across the continent and what us folks in the Diaspora can do to amplify the work of organizers on the ground.  My guest today is serial entrepreneur, startup advisor and Founders Unfound creator Dan Kihanya. Dan grew up … Continue reading 48. Dan Kihanya on Growing up Kenyan-American, Startups, and Doing Business in Emerging Markets

47. How to Side Hustle and Supplement Your Income by Trading Stocks With Teri Ijeoma

There’s been lots of conversation this past year about the importance of having multiple sources of income and not relying solely on your day job. Many of us are still dealing with the impact of the pandemic and like me, you’re probably thinking of the different ways you can supplement your income to ensure you … Continue reading 47. How to Side Hustle and Supplement Your Income by Trading Stocks With Teri Ijeoma

46. Unpacking Africa with Emmanuel Gamor – Entrepreneurship, Tackling Youth Unemployment and Africa’s Future

For today’s episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Emmanuel Gamor, host of Unpacking Africa, a podcast sharing resources while exploring ecosystems in our communities and figuring out issues pertaining to the African continent. With over a decade of experience in youth engagement, digital & managerial innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership education on the continent—Emmanuel … Continue reading 46. Unpacking Africa with Emmanuel Gamor – Entrepreneurship, Tackling Youth Unemployment and Africa’s Future

45. Iveoma on Moving to Nigeria, Life in Lagos, and Dating as a Returnee

For today’s episode, I had the pleasure of catching up with Iveoma Okparaeke, YouTuber, attorney, online entrepreneur, and recent returnee. She’s the founder of It’s Iveoma, a platform created for anyone interested in moving to a country in Africa. She was one of my first few guests and when she was first on the show, she … Continue reading 45. Iveoma on Moving to Nigeria, Life in Lagos, and Dating as a Returnee

44. Five Growth Trends Shaping Africa’s Future (REWIND)

For today’s episode, I reshare an episode that provides a comprehensive overview of 5 key growth trends shaping Africa’s growth and development. These trends are outlined in the book  Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market by authors Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga and Georges Desvaux.  Tune in for a refresher on these … Continue reading 44. Five Growth Trends Shaping Africa’s Future (REWIND)

43. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji on The Future Africa Fund and How Africa’s Challenges Can Be Transformed Into Global Business Opportunities

For today’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, co-founder of Andela, Flutterwave, and The Future Africa Fund.  Iyinoluwa “E” Aboyeji is regarded as one of the most successful African entrepreneurs of our time. He’s helped launch two of Africa’s best known and best funded startups, Flutterwave and Andela. While at Andela, a … Continue reading 43. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji on The Future Africa Fund and How Africa’s Challenges Can Be Transformed Into Global Business Opportunities