#3 – How African Time Cost Us $1 Million
In this episode, Abisola and Seyi talk about the "horror movie" of African time... Black people time, Caribbean time, Nigerian time... whatever you call it, simply the cultural habit of starting events late.
They describe how people lose money, and other effects of African time on our community. There's some laughs, some truths, some useful tips for starting events on time, and coping strategies for guests when an event starts late.
3:30: Story about the worst African time experience at a wedding.
5:24: Types of questions we asked in the survey on people's experiences with African time.
5:50: Question and story - Do you really find African time annoying?
9:00: Announcement of Life & Some Jara podcast launch party.
9:45: Reasons people start events late, despite how they themselves find it annoying? More stories on bad experiences.
11:23: Reason 1 - people don't value time.
14:20: Reason 2 - people are bad at event planning.
16:40: Question and story - How much time should you give before starting an event?
19:00: Research showing how waiting as a result of African time feels like being a horror movie.
21:00: Breakdown of how African time is costing us big $$$.
22:00: Tips and coping strategies planners and hosts can use to not make guests feel like they are waiting.
24:45: Tips and coping strategies that event attendees can use to escape the horror movie experience.
29:20: Podcast launch party announcement.