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"Life through the eyes of a misrepresented and misunderstood African Girl Abroad" - This is a weekly podcast hosted by Stella Damasus, an award winning Actress and Entrepreneur. Through this platform, she will share her experiences and challenges, as well as her thoughts on different topics; ranging from Politics to Religion, Sex, Business, Entertainment, Human Rights and everything about life as we know it.

"Life through the eyes of a misrepresented and misunderstood African Girl Abroad" - This is a weekly podcast hosted by Stella Damasus, an award winning Actress and Entrepreneur. Through this platform, she will share her experiences and challenges, as well as her thoughts on different topics; ranging from Politics to Religion, Sex, Business, Entertainment, Human Rights and everything about life as we know it.
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"Life through the eyes of a misrepresented and misunderstood African Girl Abroad" - This is a weekly podcast hosted by Stella Damasus, an award winning Actress and Entrepreneur. Through this platform, she will share her experiences and challenges, as well as her thoughts on different topics; ranging from Politics to Religion, Sex, Business, Entertainment, Human Rights and everything about life as we know it.

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Episodes

EP 57 - African First Ladies

5/3/2019
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In This Episode: Most of the time, we as Africans tend to overlook the First Ladies of our countries. We fail to acknowledge their hard work, contribution, and even sacrifice. That is why I have decided to dedicate this episode to African First Ladies, and one of them in particular who has done great things for her country Rwanda, Jeannette Kagame. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Johnson_Sirleaf 2. Jeannette Kagame:...

Duration:00:07:38

EP 56 - #FreeOurGirls

4/19/2019
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In This Episode: No country or continent is perfect. I love Africa, and I know this show is dedicated to informing people of the beauty of Africa that the media doesn't show you. However, I love my continent so much that I also want us to be better and do better. That is why I have decided to speak on the #FreeOurGirls issue that occurred in Burundi a few weeks ago. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Burundi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi 2. Pierre Nkurunziza:...

Duration:00:10:44

EP 55 - 'Between' The Movie

4/13/2019
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In This Episode: I’m going to tell you about something very special that is happening TODAY (04/12/19). It’s the London premiere of a feature film that I co-produced and play the lead role in. I have played the lead role in very many movies over the last 2 decades, but this one is extra special because it was filmed with the intention of changing how African’s are viewed and portrayed in the entertainment industry. Mentioned In This Episode: 1.‘Between’- The Movie:...

Duration:00:07:32

EP 54 - The Modern Day Shero: Wangari Maathai

3/22/2019
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In This Episode: We will honor the life and achievements of Wangari Maathai, the first Black African Woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. She fought for peace, women rights and was an environmentalist who played a major role in saving the earth. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Nobel Peace Prize: https://www.nobelpeaceprize.org/ 2. Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica: https://www.mountosb.org/ 3. University of Pittsburgh: https://www.pitt.edu/ 4. University of Nairobi:...

Duration:00:07:27

EP 53- The Modern Day Shero: Josephine Effah-Chukwuma

3/15/2019
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In This Episode: “According to the 2018 report on the killing of women and girls released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, about 87,000 were killed worldwide in 2017, 58 percent of them victims of domestic or family violence” - The Washington Post. This is why we have chosen to dedicate this episode to Josephine Effah-Chukwuma. She is the first person ever to set up an organization and shelter in Nigeria, to help women and young girls who are victims of Domestic Violence. Domestic...

Duration:00:14:51

EP 52 - The Modern Day Shero: Dr. Stella Adadevoh

3/8/2019
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In This Episode: March is Women's History Month, so we decided to dedicate all our episode this month to some amazing modern day SHERO'S. The first episode in this series is dedicated to a strong, brilliant and courageous woman, who saved a whole nation and in turn, the world, from an uncontrollable Ebola outbreak and in doing so, lost her life. Her name is Dr. Stella Adadevoh, and she deserves to be honored every year, Which is why have picked the 10th of March as a day to honor her...

Duration:00:15:33

EP 51 - The Journey So Far

2/22/2019
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In This Episode: I will be taking you on the journey of the Excuse My African podcast so far. I launched this podcast in 2017 and in just 2 years we have so much to celebrate and be thankful for. This episode is also very special because it’s not just audio but video as well. Check out our Youtube channel or Instagram TV to watch it. Other voices featured in this episode: 1. Kelela Blake | 2. Michelle Barnes | 3. Ruméh Ejoor | 4. Yoonhee Baik Mentioned In This...

Duration:00:09:13

EP 50 - Africa Rising

2/8/2019
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In This Episode: I will be celebrating Black History Month with a difference. Instead of concentrating on the history of Africans after slavery, I would take you straight to Africa, it’s people and entertainment. I want you to experience the rich culture of our people, as well as some great movies and series that educate you about Africa. As I celebrate my 50th episode, I would love to share the greatness of Africa and her children. We are rising together as a people and the world is...

Duration:00:09:56

EP 49 - The Truth About Kunta Kinte

1/25/2019
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In This Episode: Many of us know of Kunta Kinte from all the slavery stories we've been told. However, most of us do not know the truth about where the name originated from. I will be taking you on a journey of the beautiful country, where the name originated. Mentioned In This...

Duration:00:11:57

Episode 48 - Margaret Ekpo : An African Amazon

1/11/2019
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In This Episode: I am going to introduce to you, a woman who made a remarkable impact in Nigeria. Many of you may have heard of her in passing, but unfortunately, you may not be aware of all the amazing things she did and how she shaped Nigeria as we know it today. She stood for what she believed in and became a hero of our time. Her name is Margaret Ekpo, and I am honoring her as our African Amazon of the month. Mentioned In This...

Duration:00:14:24

EP 47 - Christmas As An African Child

12/28/2018
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In This Episode: I was feeling very nostalgic this Christmas, so I decided to take you all on a journey of how I used to spend Christmas as a kid in Africa! It was so much fun back then because we weren’t bothered about putting up a tree filled with lights and ornaments or what gifts we got. We just loved gathering together to spend time with our family, friends, and neighbors. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Mentioned In This...

Duration:00:08:39

EP 46 - An African Amazon (Honorable Martha Karua)

12/7/2018
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In This Episode: Last week, I had the opportunity of meeting a wonderful Kenyan woman. I call her an ’African Amazon’ because she defies the standards of what is expected of an African woman and risks even her own life to seek what is true and just. Honorable Martha Karua, is our African Amazon of the month. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Honorable Martha Karua: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Karua 2. High Court of Kenya: https://www.judiciary.go.ke/courts/high-court-2/ Connect:...

Duration:00:09:53

EP 45 - Cultural Appropriation

11/2/2018
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In This Episode: There has been a lot of talk about Cultural Appropriation these days, and even though I understand where a lot of people are coming from, I still think there is a bit of a double standard regarding the issue. I know this is a very controversial episode, but it's my opinion, and I would love to hear yours too. [ DISCLAIMER (7:15) - I do not support or condone ‘Black Face’ or any costume that is intended to make a mockery of any race. ] Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Braids:...

Duration:00:10:15

EP 44 - What The Media Will Not Show You About Africa

10/5/2018
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In This Episode: Over the years, I have watched the media portray Africa and Africans in usually the most horrible light. But, the truth is that there is so much more Africa has to offer. We are much more than they want you to believe. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Vaseline: https://www.vaseline.com/us/en/ 2. Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/#49eb72fc2254 3. Otedola: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femi_Otedola 4. Rose of Sharon: http://theroseofsharonfoundation.org/ 5. Davido:...

Duration:00:08:45

EP 43 - The Relationship Between India & Africa

9/21/2018
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In This Episode: I was watching a documentary with my husband a while ago, and we were shocked to see an Indian and an African getting married. I have always wondered why it’s so rare to find such a union. Is there some underlying issue between Indians and Africans? We have so much in common, so why is there such a great divide? Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Excuse My African Blog: https://www.stelladamasusblog.com/2017/04/excuse-my-african.html 2. Code 55 Store:...

Duration:00:12:39

EP 42 - Not All African Immigrants Are Illegal

9/7/2018
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In This Episode: I was absolutely shocked by an article I read on Flipboard, and I just had to share it with you all. NOT ALL AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS ARE ILLEGAL !!! It is wrong to assume that any African you speak to, is an illegal immigrant. Not all Africans aim to make you fall in love with them so that they can marry you for a green card. There are very many legal, educated and hardworking Africans, living in the USA. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. CODE 55 Store: https://www.code55store.com 2....

Duration:00:06:13

EP 41 - Raising Confident Kids

8/31/2018
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In This Episode: These days it seems as if the world is getting a little too ‘in their feelings’. I was watching the news a few weeks ago, and they were talking about a lady who was pissed that even though her kids didn’t make it to the top 3 in a competition, they didn’t get trophies. So she decided to buy trophies for them by herself. It got me thinking, are we (especially the people outside Africa) raising our kids to be too emotional? Are we raising them to be able to handle the real...

Duration:00:06:52

EP 40 - Marriage & Contracts

8/17/2018
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In This Episode: A while ago I was watching TV, and the news came on about a very popular female musician in America. She had just gotten a divorce from her husband, and was asked to pay him $50,000 every month in ‘Spousal Support’! I was shocked beyond words because I could not imagine this happening in Africa. African men are raised to be very independent, and they tend to be slightly egotistical. I was so sure this could not happen in Africa, so I decided to do some research and was...

Duration:00:07:59

EP 39 - Should I Say Sorry?

8/3/2018
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In This Episode: In Africa, saying sorry to people is a normal thing. We say sorry when we do something wrong but we also say sorry to show compassion and sympathy. It's a part of who we are. However, after some years of living in America, I was shocked to realize that 'sorry' to people here means a whole other thing! Connect: Email: excusemyafrican@gmail.com Website: http://www.excusemyafrican.com/ Stella Damasus Blog: http://www.stelladamasusblog.com Stella Damasus Website :...

Duration:00:08:09

EP 38 - The Truth About Africa and Refugees

7/6/2018
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In This Episode: When you speak of refugees, you often think of people fleeing their countries to seek refuge in America or Europe. But did you know that according to the UNHCR, “Sub-Saharan Africa hosts more than 26 percent of the world’s refugee population” !!! Yet, we are made to believe that Africa is so horrible and so much of a sh**hole continent that no one would ever want go to there. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Filipo Grandi: http://www.unhcr.org/en-us/the-high-commissioner.html...

Duration:00:07:34