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With new episodes out every second Thursday, Umoya is a podcast that seeks to share the various modes and influences of spiritual practice in our lives and work. We want to understand how modern Africans are thinking about their sense of being and belong. Who are we? What makes us human? And to explore these questions within the realms of indigenous knowledge systems. Yintoni ubuNtu ngezintsuku? What is the role of love and spiritual identity in the aftermath of apartheid? While the conversa ...
 
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@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 tha…
 
@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 …
 
@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 o…
 
@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'…
 
@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 conve…
 
@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 be…
 
Yetunde Shorters is a Purpose & Branding coach who helps female entrepreneurs get clear on their purpose and monetize their passion. I had the privilege of working with Yetunde a few years ago after meeting her at the She Leads Africa event in the NYC. After going through her workshop, I knew that she need to come on the show to talk about what he …
 
Tosin Oshinowo is an architect better known for her design of the "Big Black Box" Shopping Mall in Maryland, Lagos Nigeria. She also recently gained a lot of recognition for her use of Yoruba traditional fabric- Aso Oke to create statement furniture pieces with her latest venture Ile Ila. Her signature which is identifiable with the use of fine lin…
 
In light of the current state of the world , the stressor of finances and financial stability reigns supreme. Today's episode is with a Certified Financial Advisory and the Founder of a Financial Advisory firm - Earn Into Wealth, a boutique advisory firm that helps high earners be more intentional about the their mid to long term financials aspirat…
 
Adaeze is an author and filmmaker whose work focuses on the exploration of softness and vulnerability in people and spaces. On this episode, she shared latest work, Harmattan . Harmattan is a chapbook (collection of poetry and prose) that was inspired by her mother’s passing from a severe illness. Harmattan is a self-healing journey that allowed Ad…
 
I had the opportunity to catch up with the Co-Author of A Cry To War, a book set in 13th century Africa - Pre-slavery. The book follows the life a king who battles the duality of the physical and metaphysical. Consulting and collaborating with the spirits of the gods and elders past, King Ewuare the protagonist hopes to resolve a moral dilemma. In …
 
Dr. Yetunde Ibrahim Jimoh, a Dallas based expert shares some insight on her work as a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist. In her role she helps aspiring people and couple achieve their goal of becoming parents. The nature and process of this work can be challenging on the best of days but with the added pressure and presence of…
 
Dr. Zahra Parker is a public health scientist specializing in infectious diseases. In this episode, we catch to talk about Corona Virus popularly known as COVID-19 that is sweeping the world by a horrendous thunderstorm. As a we all see the magnitude and impact of this virus which initially presents as the common flu is so stupefying that the publi…
 
Cornelia is the executive producer and host of , Chick Chat Live a talk show that explores the worldview and opinions of African women as they navigate all facets of the 21st Century. Her resume however, spans across multiple media projects including hosting shows like Ndani TV and Grapevine 981 on Smooth 98.1FM . What makes Cornelia’s journey rema…
 
Tolani Alli is a political and documentary photographer for the Vice President of the Nigeria. In this episode, we talk about her entrance into photojournalism and more how she was able to secure her position and become the right hand person covering heated debates and conversations in Nigerian politics. What make Tolani’s work so remarkable is tha…
 
I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation with Kutina. Kutina is a Tanzanian American woman who moved to the US in her childhood and has maintained strong ties with her home country. The dynamic woman who is also a stationary in the US food and restaurant industry, take us behind the scenes of some of your favorite restaurants. In this episode we beco…
 
For more than two decades, singer Thandiswa Mazwai has captured, probed and illuminated our public imagination with her unyielding loyalty to an African world view, shared through her music, first as a member of Bongo Maffin and in latter years, her solo career. In our final episode of Umoya, we journey with the rebel singer in a conversation that …
 
With an increasing number of Africans seeking to explore how their Christianity can co-exist with indigenous African spiritual practices, episode 9 features Methodist priest, theologian and marriage healer Reverend Mandla Gamede, who integrates Christianity with African spirituality in his work with the Magadlela Institute of Authentic Leadership. …
 
In this episode , I catch up with south African author of Traveling While Black and Lesbian who details her journey of self evolution as a devout Christian girl growing up in a small town in South Africa and how traveling presented her with the opportunity to reveal and re-present her self to the world. Some take aways are Importance of doing self …
 
In this episode we speak to photographer Sabelo Mlangeni about his photography with a particular focus on the 2018 exhibition Umlindelo Wamakholwa. This exhibition was a deeply spiritual representation of AmaZiyoni who occupy a marginal place in the cultural imagination. Sabelo shares his journey with photography and how it intersects with his jour…
 
In this episode we explore the world of dreams through personal reflection with friends. This episode takes a seemingly taken for granted aspect of our humanity—dreams—and sheds light on the thin veil between the world that is seen and unseen. Given the nature of dreams, the conversation was deeply personal which yielded stories which demystify dre…
 
In this episode, I catch up with return guest Clarissa Bannor of This Afropolitan Life. Since Clarissa introduced me to the ideology of schooling and self -directed education, I have been completely fascinated and intrigued by this principle. To simplify, Unschooling is the idea that education does not only take place within the falls walls of a ‘s…
 
BEST OF 2 PODCAST In this episode, I catch up with fellow podcasters Bimbola and Jo Maxwell of the Best of 2 Podcast. On their show, Bimbola and Jo tackle current controversial issues and general happenings of their daily lives as Africans in living in the UK. As fellow Nigerians living outside of our home country, we decided to get together to com…
 
This episode has been one of the most rewarding shows I have done to date. I catch up with Animu Amitai, former Communication Advisor & Speech Writer to the politicians in South Sudan. Anim shares her journey on how she ascended the heights of politics from a simple essay competition, which opened the doors to becoming a political advisor to the Ja…
 
Faith x Threads is a faith based apparel company operated out of London by two Nigerian sisters. Their company is committed to changing the conversation and inspiring the next generation to rep the gospel in every way. In this episode, I catch up with the co-founders Temi and Temi – not a typo and we discuss all manner of deliciousness around runni…
 
In this excerpt, we explore the influence of collaborating in Msaki’s musical journey. While the music industry can commodify these relationships Msaki is aware of the need to approach these relationships with care because abantu badibanisa imimoya yabo. Msaki shares the nexus of the 3Cs which have influenced her music: creativity, communion, and c…
 
In this excerpt Msaki reflects on the sound of her dreams which have influenced the threshold moment in her musical journey. It was through her relationships with friends such as Nduduzo Makhathini and Sisonke Papu who opened her up to the ideas about the generosity and grace in African spirituality which she now embraces in her work as well. In em…
 
In this excerpt Zoya tells us about her own journey about bringing herself home to herself. It was through a personal experience that Zoya was confronted with finding the power of truth and how it is intricately linked to her work. Zoya also share her own journey with forgiveness as a way to heal her past traumas in order to do the work of helping …
 
In this excerpt Zoya shares her journey with finding her voice. While she grew up knowing she had a talent for the stage and public speaking, it was while she was working in a corporate environment that she began to notice that her voice was being stifled. It was the brave decision to leave her corporate job that she was able to recognise the power…
 
In this excerpt Gogo Sophia speaks about the effects of controlling the womb through contraceptives. The effects of contraceptives means that women’s bodies are numbed, thus disrupting the energetic flow of the womb. The conversation highlighted the importance of rites of passage for women in order to mark the sacred role of the womb.…
 
How do we show up authentically in relationships? What are some of the habits we’ve picked up from popular culture and what do they do to the establishment of peace, joy, healing and love in our intimate relationships? And how else can we understand and deal with breakups in ways that nourish self worth?…
 
From our episode on the metaphysical and spiritual aspect of our sexual and intimate relationships, healers Mpho Makhanya and Vela Maseko define intimacy, love, sex and relationships in ways we haven’t considered, and quite frankly, needed to hear. This was one of the most insightful conversations about arguably the most important part of our lives…
 
When South Africa’s poet laureate, philosopher and author, Ntate Mongane Serote was first recruited into the ANC, he did not believe nor understand the notion of non-racialism. This fourth minisode of Episode 1: On National Healing, he speaks about how he came to learn about its deep foundation while in exile…
 
Why did the whole world rally around South Africa in its fight against apartheid and pursuit of democracy? In this third minisode of Episode 1: On National Healing, Ntate Mongane Serote wonders out loud whether our country still has the thing that made the world hold us in such high regardעל ידי Athambile Masola and Milisuthando Bongela
 
One of the bonds that have continued to suffer in the aftermath of apartheid is the relationship between African men and women. In the second minisode from Episode 1: On National Healing, Ntate Mongane Serote focuses on how African families were built and what we could learn from these formations.על ידי Athambile Masola and Milisuthando Bongela
 
On National Healing, South Africa’s poet laureate, philosopher and author ntate Mongane Serote talks about the special bond he shared with his grandmother, and shares some insights on the unexpected magnanimity of her generation, having been on the receiving end of a daily racism during apartheid.על ידי Athambile Masola and Milisuthando Bongela
 
Tommie Edwards, is a Nigerian UK based on black woman in Tech who has spent most her career optimizing business processes and building applications. In today's episode, Tommie takes us behind the scenes of the intricacies of running a tech startup. Her startup EventBree is a platform designed to solve all of the needs of your event from the comfort…
 
The hosts of Umoya turn their gaze to the spiritual nature of their own friendship. In this episode Milisuthando Bongela and Athambile Masola allow themselves to be vulnerable in order to navigate the vantage points that their friendship roots itself in. As spiritually observant storytellers, Milisuthando and Athambile throwback to their individual…
 
As a burgeoning spiritual practice and carrier of ancestral energy, song has been a search light for song catcher Msaki’s journey into Ukuzilanda: the Art and Practice of Fetching Oneself. In this episode of Umoya: On African Spirituality, Athambile Masola and Milisuthando Bongela sit down with their friend and peer - acclaimed singer, songwriter a…
 
Voice is that which we use to express ourselves in various contexts, but more often than not we find it challenging to speak from a place honesty. In this episode, Milisuthando Bongela and Athambile Masola speak to award-winning public speaker, Zoya Mabuto about her journey in discovering her authentic voice and how she has used it in coaching othe…
 
Rita is the ultimate Corporate Black Girl. Not only is she providing spaces for enhancing Black women's professional lives and experiences in the corporate world with her business Corporate Black Girl 101 , she also runs a tech space, startup, and a hotel. She does all of it all with the remarkable resilience and spiritedness How she was able to li…
 
How do romantic relationships and the act of sex intersect with African Spirituality ? This is the grand question explored on the latest episode of Umoya. Athambile Masola and Milisuthando Bongela sit down with healers, Mpho Makhanya and Vella Maseko to unpack the metaphysics of Ukujola. www.kayafm.co.za…
 
This episode with the founder and Cohost of The Adventures from the bedrooms of African Women platform and TV. The platform created over a decade ago as a safe space where African women could talk and learn about sex in a positive way. In this episode, the two sex positivity advocates share their knowledge on “Fauxnogamy”, a term coined by Kobby Gr…
 
On this episode of Umoya, Milisuthando Bongela and Athambile Masola host Gogo Sophia to demystify womb health. Gogo Sophia is a Johannesburg based film maker Sangoma, integrated shaman and energy healer; trained in advanced meditation and African therapy. Kaya FM Websiteעל ידי Athambile Masola and Milisuthando Bongela
 
This episode is with the Nigerian American Journalist Chika Oduah. She is known for her fearless coverage of the 276 kidnapped Chibok girls by the Northern Nigeria terrorist group Boko Haram. What makes Chika remarkable is that she was down in the field by herself getting real-life coverage of the story. Her work has been covered on CNN, Aljazeera,…
 
At a time when current affairs focus on naming everything that is wrong with the world, the spiritual essence of how we got here is often ignored. Reflection on events that have taken place since the dawn of democracy in South Africa has never been more important than it is now. Athambile Masola and Milisuthando Bongela explore the idea of national…
 
Subscribe - Apple Podcast & Stitcher With the way creativity and creatives are being peddled on the internet today, I really wanted to bring in someone who to me harnessed creativity and her creations in a real and pure way and that person is none other than Data Oh! Today’s episode is with Data Oruwari, Data is a Lawyer, tech girl, sculptor, artis…
 
In this episode, I catch up with Mona Zutshi Opubor, an Editor and Featured Columnist for Lost In Lagos Magazine. Mona is an American woman living and raising her family in Lagos. What makes Mona’s story so intriguing is her decision to legally become Nigerian. Mona shares the journey of how she ended up in Nigeria in the first place; and how leavi…
 
This week’s episode is the amazing millennial co-founder of Tonl, a platform committed to transforming the stock photography industry by displaying images of diverse people and their stories around the world. Karen and Joshua, have been very intentional about their entrance into the stock photography world that they have been featured in all of the…
 
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