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 Episode 40 - The guest featured in this episode is Wesley Okeke, CEO and founder of Headway Idea Labs and CUBIO Innovation Center. Headway Labs is a business and technology commercialization company that facilitates the building and launching of tech innovations. CUBIO Innovation Center  is a healthcare accelerator and collaborative platform that supports the development of innovative technologiesWesleyhares,His family and educational backgroundHow being in a different field made him realize his true calling in techHow his sacrifices taught him humilityThe important role his wife played in his journeyHis strategies on building networks for his businessesHow he is managing multiple businesses.His definition of successLessons and tips for entrepreneurs.Headway Idea Labs InfoLinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook - Headway Idea LabsWebsite - headwayidealabs.comBeyond Africa Magazine InfoFacebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/
Episode 39- The guest featured in this episode is Festus Amoye, Author of Laddering your Success and Founder of education tech company that focuses on supporting students  toward purpose-driven success pathway in their pursuit of a career.Festus shares,His family and educational backgroundHow losing his parents at a young age challenged him to be more intentional about lifeHis determination to achieve success by working hard and taking on many jobs How he was able to get funding for collegeWhat led to writing his book, Laddering your SuccessThe opportunities he encountered as a result of networkingHis  passion to build a platform that supports people and businesses to achieve successHis definition of success Lessons and tips for entrepreneursLaddering Your Success InfoLinkedIn, Youtube, Facebook- Laddering Your SuccessWebsite- ladderingyoursuccess.comBeyond Africa Magazine InfoFacebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/
Episode 38: The guest featured in this episode is Tolu Owoyemi, Digital Marketing Agency, CEO Mastermind your Agency, a digital marketing agency and host of Mastermind your Life podcast. Mr. Owoyemi shares the following,How he started out early in lifeTransitioning from college to joining the military How the idea of  starting a digital marketing business was conceived from reading a bookThe importance and benefit of marketingMarketing strategies used in his marketing business What brings fulfillment in doing businessChallenges faced as an entrepreneurAdvise to business leaders about how to approach marketing and what is needed to succeed Tolu's personal definition- "Accomplishing the vision God has given you."Connect with Tolu- Instagram-  @toluowoyemi- Subscribe to and listen to Mastermind your Life Podcast with Tolu OwoyemiBeyond Africa Magazine InfoFacebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/Subscribe  and ReviewPlease subscribe to BAM Podcast on iTunes to get notifications of new episodes as soon as they are published. Leaving a review increases BAM's visibility and helps to improve episodes as needed.
Episode 37: Tokunbo Okulaja, an Author, Entrepreneur, Life Coach, Pastor, and Teacher.In 2013, Tokunbo joined Teach For America. She started her career as a lead teacher. Tokunbo served as a lead teacher in underserved communities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois, and North Carolina for seven years.In 2019, Tokunbo became the CEO and Founder of Tokunbo The Leader LLC.  Tokunbo The Leader LLC is designed to help leaders discover VIP- Voice, Identity, and Purpose so that they dominate in their destiny! She also is the founder of Write Your Book Academy, Authorpreneur School, and TTL Publishing where she helps Christian women of influence write, publish, and sell their faith-based books. Tokunbo has published four books of her own. She currently resides in North Carolina where she continues blazing trails in the areas of leadership and education.In this Episode, she shared the following, Summary of her early life and educationHow and when she discovered her passion for teaching and leadership Her experience as a teacher and how that has impacted her lifeThe vision and focus she has as the CEO and Founder of Tokunbo the Leader LLC (being a leader’s leader)Her authorship journey with including books she has  published The story behind establishing,  Write Your Book Academy  The strategies she is adopting in effectively managing her businesses and schedule. Her unique  definition of successAdvise for someone who has many things they want to do and are confused about how to put the pieces together.Connect with TokunboTo learn more about Tokunbo's services, books and booking, visit her website- www.tokunbotheleader.comFacebook & Instagram- @TokunbotheleaderBeyond Africa Magazine InfoFacebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/Subscribe  and ReviewPlease subscribe to BAM Podcast on iTunes to get notifications of new episodes as soon as they are published. Leaving a review increases BAM's visibility and helps to improve episodes as needed.
Episode 36- This Episode features Caroline Mbithi, a nurse, author, and founder of Destined with Greatness.  She shares her journey to health and wellness and entrepreneurship.She discussed,Her early childhood, education, and migration from Kenya to the US.How her experience in Nursing led to a wellness discoveryThe health transformation she had through healthier lifestyle choices after being diagnosed with cancerThe opportunity to combine personal health experience with nursing expertise to become a Holistic Healthpreneur and Health coach.Identifying an avenue to explore her passion for journalism through podcasting.The process of becoming an AuthorHow she started advocating against domestic violence following personal experience. Starting Destined with Greatness Podcast, "empowering women to rise up and step into their God-given greatness and purpose"Caroline  Mbithi Contact DetailsFacebook & Instagram-@carolinembithideyBeyond Africa Magazine InfoFacebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/Subscribe  and ReviewPlease subscribe to BAM Podcast on iTunes to get notifications of new episodes as soon as they are published. Leaving a review increases BAM's visibility and helps to improve episodes as needed.
Episode 35: The guest featured in this Episode is a human rights and international law expert and United Nations Peace Ambassador. He is the Principal Partner of Adeola Oyinlade & Co; a fully serviced law firm based in Lagos and founder of Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative (CRALI); an organization with renowned commitment dated back to year 2012, harnessing and bringing the benefits of human rights simplification, probono legal services to the people in Nigeria.Mr. Oyinlade uses his legal expertise and technological skills as tools of social engineering and problem-solving in Nigeria and the continent of Africa.Mr. Adeola has received awards as the 2018 Human Rights Law Expert of the Year Laureat by the International Bar Association and in 2021 by the American Bar association.Mr. Oyinlade in this episode shares,About his early life and educationWhat led you him the field of Law and Why Human Rights LawThe discouragements he encountered while pursing a human rights career?What motivated him to start his own law firm.What contributed to him International recognitionsHis daily motivation and the satisfaction he derives from being a human rights lawyer Advise for someone who considering studying lawWhat a lawyer who hopes to open their law firm should consider before opening.Adeola Oyinlade’s InfoWebsite: http://adeolaoyinlade.comWebsite: https://knowyourrightsnigeria.comLinkedIn- Adeola OyinladeBeyond Africa Magazine InfoFacebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/Subscribe  and ReviewPlease subscribe to BAM Podcast on iTunes to get notifications of new episodes as soon as they are published. Leaving a review increases BAM's visibility and helps to improve episodes as needed.
Welcome to episode 34 on BAM podcast. The guest featured in this episode is JC Ricks, an  Entrepreneur, Chef and the owner of dandelion cafe in Houston, Texas.JC shares the following,His background and how he discovered his passion for cooking.What he did to hone in on his passion Challenges faced in the process of becoming a professional Chef The reality of being an entrepreneurHow his partnership with his wife has led to a growing business.How the restaurant’s annual revenue went from $250,000/$300,000 to $1,000,000 during the COVID-19 pandemic.The plan to open a 2nd Dandelion Cafe locationAdvice to someone who has a passion but doesn’t know how to turn it into a business.Hone your passion. Figure out the best way for you to market yourself.Follow your passion and monetize it and just letting people knowAbout Dandelion Social Media- @Dandelion HoustonWebsite- https://dandelionhouston.com5405 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401Beyond Africa Magazine (BAM)Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/Subscribe to our YouTube page to watch interview sessions and inspirational videos.Subscribe  and ReviewPlease subscribe to BAM Podcast on iTunes to get notifications of new episodes as soon as they are published. Leaving a review increases BAM's visibility and helps to improve episodes as needed.
Episode 33: The guest featured in this episode is Sola Arowolo, an entrepreneur, owner of a Kumon Franchise and an Instructor. Kumon is a structured, proven self-learning Math and reading program which gives children critical thinking skills.The session entails Sola sharing the following,-          Her origin and educational background-          How her love for Math and passion for teaching children became the foundation of her entrepreneurial journey-          The initial believe that entrepreneurship was not for her-          Her discovery of Kumon Franchise and how it aligns with her passion-          Factors that contributed to successfully starting a Kumon franchise business-          Adapting to being a business owner and lessons learned -          Managing a new business during the pandemic-          Steps taken to scale in business-          Advise for unsure and budding entrepreneursSola’s DetailsLearn about Kumon- www.kumon.com/indianapolis-north-keystoneInstagram- @kumon_indianapolis_n.keystoneBeyond Africa Magazine (BAM)Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/Subscribe to our YouTube page to watch interview sessions and inspirational videos.Subscribe  and ReviewPlease subscribe to BAM Podcast on iTunes to get notifications of new episodes as soon as they are published. Leaving a review increases BAM's visibility and helps to improve episodes as needed.
Episode 32: The guest featured in this episode is Dr. Adewole Omogunsoye, Entrepreneur, Author, and Real Estate Broker managing businesses in the US and in Africa. He shares how he started his entrepreneurial journey from childhood, inspired by his grandparents. He also discussed his immigration process and his educational path leading up to graduation. Adewole also shares the challenges of graduating from University during the recession in 2009 and being unable to get a job. He quickly realized he would need to create a job for himself and later learned about real estate which he has been able to successfully build a business in as a Broker in Houston Texas. Wole’s passion for his hometown Ile-Oluji in Ondo State Nigera has also led to his establishment of a real estate business there to create jobs for graduates and to give back to his community. Wole recently obtained a Ph.D in Entrepreneurship and published a book titled, “Financial Literacy for Immigrant Entrepreneurs.” He is passionate about educating and empowering entrepreneurs. Connect with AdewoleEmail- Adewoleo@gmail.comWebsite- askwole.comInstagram- @otunbawoleOrder Wole's Book HereBeyond Africa Magazine (BAM)Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/Subscribe to our YouTube page to watch interview sessions and inspirational videos.Subscribe  and Review I encourage you to subscribe to BAM Podcast on iTunes to get notifications of new episodes as soon as they are published. Leaving a review increases BAM's visibility and helps to improve episodes as needed.
Episode 31 on BAM PodcastThe guest featured in this episode is, Toyin Umesiri,  a Global Influencer, Live Show and Summit Host, International Business Consultant, CEO of Nazaru and Founder of the acclaimed Trade with Africa Business Summit. Through her global platforms, events, masterclasses and workshops, Toyin provides business, trade and investment guidance, insights and connections to her stakeholders both in the public and private sectors. Toyin served as Strategist to executives at Walmart HQ and left corporate to follow her passion for advancing trade and business. In this Episode, Toyin shares,- Her awakening  experience after her father's demise- The steps she took to transition from corporate America to focus more on her passion- How she advances international trade and business through her company Nazaru- The details about the Annual Trade Summit she hosts- Her personal experience trading with Africa- The challenges and benefits associated with international trading- A quick guide to getting started with international trading- Her definition of SuccessToyin Umesiri's Info.Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn- @ ToyinUmesiriWebsite - www.toyinumesiri.comSubscribe  and Review I encourage you to subscribe to BAM Podcast on iTunes to get notifications of new episodes as soon as they are published. Leaving a review increases BAM's visibility and helps to improve episodes as needed.Subscribe to  Beyond Africa Magazine Youtube Page to watch interview sessions and inspirational videos.Beyond Africa Magazine (BAM)Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/
Episode 30: This episode focuses on how the thought of perfection is a limiting factor in working toward achieving success. Funke encourages BAM's listeners to avoid being limited by the idea of perfection and be more focused on the reality of achieving their goals and aspirations.Be informed that perfection does not exist! Listen to full episode to learn more.About Beyond Africa Magazine (BAM)Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazine Twitter: @beyondafricamag Website: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/
Episode 29: Opeyemi Ojo is the CEO of Orire Organics, a skin and hair care business focused on providing healthy, and organic products to customers. She is currently an Epidemiology&Population Health Informatics Ph.D. Candidate. Ope Ojo, in this episode, shares the following,1. Her humble beginning including educational background2. How her healthy lifestyle choices led to a business launch3. The marketing strategies she adopted to grow her business 4. How prioritizing her customers' health has led to the creation of new and improved products. 5. The struggles of being an entrepreneur with multiple responsibilities and how she is balancing time6. The growth process of Orire Organics and how business is currently doing.7.Entrepreneurial lessons learned.Connect with Ope Ojo and get Orire Organics Products FB & Instagram- @orireorganicsWebsite- Orireorganics.comProducts are available on Amazon, walmart, ebay, etsy. e.t.cAbout Beyond Africa Magazine (BAM)Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazine Twitter: @beyondafricamag Website: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/
Episode 28: The guest featured in this episode is Teeklef, an Artist, Producer, Song Writer, and Entrepreneur. He is the CEO of record label, HipNavi Sounds.During this interview,Teeklef shares,His story from childhood and how he discovered his singing talentHow his mother played a major role in encouraging him to join the choir to nurture his talentHis decision-making process to pursue music as a career while he was in collegeThe process of starting off his music career and the challenges of finding fair dealsSome life experiences that led to a hiatus in his music careerThe rebirth of Teeklef and the founding of his record label, Hipnavi SoundHow his focus shifted from personal accomplishments to using his platform to help others achieve their dreams. Advice to anyone interest in pursuing a music career to be willing to make sacrifices and give it all it takes. Social Media Handles: @teeklef@HipnaviPhone Number: 317-992-6178Email: hipnavisound@gmail.comAbout Beyond Africa Magazine (BAM)Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazine Twitter: @beyondafricamag Website: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/ 
The guest featured in this episode of BAM Podcast is  Producer and Music Artist, Izzy Squize,  Ibrahim Sesay. He is the founder of Native Music Group LLC, a music production company which is also focused on mentoring other producers and artist. Izzy in this episode shares, 1. How he fell in love with music and how he has developed his talent2. The process of choosing a field of study in sound production in school3.  What makes his brand unique with a touch of African beat4. What any aspiring artist should do or consider before pursuing a music career.Connect with IzzyInstagram- IzzyslOfficialFB- IzzySLSpotify- IzzySLAbout Beyond Africa Magazine (BAM)Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazine Twitter: @beyondafricamag Website: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/
Episode 26: BAM interviews Entrepreneur, Attorney, Founder of Bed & Roses Housing Management and BNB from Scratch course. Her company has hosted and managed over 20 short-term rentals on Airbnb since 2014.In this Episode, Nana shares her story on how she started out as a lawyer with a marketing background. She has always had an entrepreneurial mindset right from when she was younger, and growing up, Nana became a Real estate agent part-time while in college, buying and selling houses in the DC metropolitan area. In 2014, after getting laid off from her job, Nana started doing short-term rentals with her apartment and later found other opportunities to co-host and manage other people’s properties. As she mastered the business more, she focused on building her clientele and has been able to build a profitable housing management business. Nana now teaches others how to get started with short-term rentals with her BNB from the scratch course. Nana's interview session with BAM is almost a mini crash course on short-term rentals as she breaks down the details on how to get started, what it takes, and her personal experience including financial returns. She shares the three options of short-term rentals, which are, renting out space in your house, Co-Hosting, and Master leasing (rent/sublet). Finally, Nana wraps up the session by sharing advice to anyone on how easy it can be to get started with short-term rentals and not letting their fears get in the way.  Connect with Nana Alice NyarkoInstagram- Nana Alice NyarkoWebsite- www.nanaalicenyarko.com About Beyond Africa Magazine (BAM)Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazine Twitter: @beyondafricamag Website: www.beyondafricamagazine.com https://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/  
BAM features Adeola Fadumiye's story in this 25th episode of BAM Podcast.  Adeola is the Founder and CEO of Crys & Tiana, a podcast production and management company. She helps coaches, strategists, and lifestyle brands launch, manage and grow their podcasts. She also moonlights as a writer and editor. She writes at the intersection of faith, feminism, and entrepreneurship, and edits multicultural and Christian fiction. Her work has appeared in Radiant Health, Big Cartel and mater mea.  Adeola earned her Bachelors of Science in Mass Communication from Winona State University, and her Master in Public Health from George Washington University. She is a StartingBloc Fellow and alumni of the THREAD at Yale: Storytelling in Modern Media program. She lives in the Washington DC metro area. Adeola went down memory lane  to share her journey as a writer, as highlighted below;1. How her father's love for books sparked her interest in reading and writing.2. How she wrote her first book at 8 years old 3. How her experience in the corporate world led to discovering her purpose as a writer4. How starting out with a passion for writing alone  reflected in financial returns5. How investing in learning the business of writing  improved her brand 6. How she is evolving as a story-teller through various mediums7. How as a podcast producer, Adeola helps people tell stories through podcasting, 8. How her journey is leading toward her ultimate goal of becoming a film-producer 9. Adeola finally offered success tips to budding and experienced writers. Contact Adeola.Instagram- Adeola.FadumiyeFacebook- Adeola FadumiyeWebsitesWriting/Editing Services- www.adeolafadumiye.comPodcast Management- www.crysandtiana.comAbout Beyond Africa Magazine (BAM)Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/
In this episode 24 of the BAM Podcast, Jackline Waziri, Poet and Author of Mwana, was interviewed, sharing the story behind her becoming a Poet.She shared the following details in this episode;- How she moved to the UK from Tanzania at age 7- How she discovered her passion for writing poetry as a teenager and family history with poetry- Her educational background and how that has developed her writing skills more- How she decided to write a book of poetry in 2020- The process of self-publishing her book and how she has been marketing her book.- How mentorship and networking  was instrumental in the publishing of her book- The reality of how financially rewarding poetry is.- The secrets to succeeding as a Poet.Contact Jackline WaziriFacebook and Instagram- Jackline WaziriWebsite- https://jacklinewaziri.com/About Beyond Africa Magazine (BAM)Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/
In this 23rd episode of the BAM Podcast, Entertainer Clifford Owusu is the featured guest.  He is a Comedian, Dancer, and HR Professional.  Owusu started out with a sheer passion for music and making people happy. He spent his early life getting educated, thereby graduating college and starting a career in Human resources. His passion for music and dedication to doing what he loves eventually shot him into the limelight in 2013  with one viral video post. He shared the following details in this interview session; - How he started with his love for music, dancing, and making people laugh - How it took eight years of doing what he loves and posting his performances online before having a breakthrough- How he learned the hard way before officially branding- How he is managing  a full time 9-5 job and being a full-time entertainer- How he comes up with his skits- Advice to aspiring entertainers on what it takes to be an entertainerContact Clifford OwusuInstagram: @cliffordowusuWebsite: https://beacons.ai/kappacincoAbout Beyond Africa Magazine (BAM)Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin: @beyondafricamagazineTwitter: @beyondafricamagWebsite: www.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/
Episode 22: Interview with the founder of ROOTs Technology, Tolu Oyeniyi (TJ).  He is a self-taught software engineer, investor, entrepreneur, and YouTuber. He founded ROOTs Technology as coding and career prep program where he helps newbies learn to code and prepare for job search.Tolu shares the following about his entrepreneurial journey,- How he started out as Business Analyst earning about $37,000 Annually- How he started teaching himself how to code and switched careers to become a software Engineer- The challenges he has encountered as an entrepreneur- How he started his coding and career prep program- How having a professional marketing team is increasing sales and revenue- How  he started a youtube channel that became a sales funnel for his businessAbout Tolu OyeniyiWebsite: https://rootstechnology.info/Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGd4lXLPBFHgbxYyO5s2tlAMarketing services mentioned: https://queendigital.co/links/Connect with BAMFB & Instagram- @beyondafricamagazineTwitter- @beyondafricamagLinkedIn- @beyondafricamagazineWebsiteswww.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/
Episode 21:  This solo episode is a wakeup call for you to bring your dreams to life and also provides information on what to expect from BAM Podcast in 2021 . It's usually a daunting feeling when you have an idea and don't know how to go about it. In this episode, you will learn steps to take toward launching your dreams.  Don't let your dreams be too scary for you to bring to life. Just Go for it!!For support with bringing your dreams to life,  click Dream launchers to join our facebook community. Email info@beyondafricamagazine.com Indicate you interest in a 3-part webinar series to provide step-by step guide to launching your idea in 2021. Follow on Social MediaFB & Instagram- @beyondafricamagazineTwitter- @beyondafricamagLinkedIn- @beyondafricamagazineWebsiteswww.beyondafricamagazine.comhttps://bampodcast.buzzsprout.com/
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