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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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EP 35 - Teaching Your Kids Your Language

6/8/2018
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In This Episode: I am talking about the importance of teaching your children how to speak your local African language, especially if you live outside of the continent of Africa. It is important that our children stay connected to their roots because there would come a time where the world would turn back to Africa, and you do not want them to be considered the lost ones when that happens. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Pidgin English:...

Duration:00:09:43

EP 34 - Saying "I Love You"

6/1/2018
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In This Episode: Growing up, I rarely heard my parents say the words ‘I love you’ to themselves. I knew they loved each other, I saw it in their interactions and the respect they had for each other. However, they would hardly ever say those 3 words. Over the years, I got very curious so I put out a question on social media “Did you or have you ever heard your parents say I LOVE YOU to each other?” and from the responses, I realized that it wasn’t just my parents but the parents of very...

Duration:00:08:03

EP 33 - Being Proud of Your Work

5/25/2018
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In This Episode: Having lived in Nigeria for over 30 years, I visited the USA quite a lot and I had this impression about what kinds of jobs are considered prestigious or not. However, after living in the USA for some years, my mindset has totally changed. I have come to the realization that as long as the work you are doing is legal, there is no such thing as prestigious work when it comes to making money, paying your bills and taking care of your family. The American system makes sure...

Duration:00:07:18

EP 32 - The 4c Natural Hair

5/18/2018
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In This Episode: There has been a lot of controversy around 'Natural Hair' and how you choose to wear it or protect it. Some black women seem to think that other black women who choose to wear wigs and do several different protective styles do not 'embrace their kink and curls'. So I decided to share my thoughts on this issue. I hope to hear from you after you listen Mentioned In This Episode: 1. 4c Natural Hair: https://www.naturallycurly.com/hair-types/coily 2. Protective Styling:...

Duration:00:07:05

EP 31 - American Schools

5/11/2018
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In This Episode: American School Students are very privileged and sometimes, I think they take it for granted. We have some very great schools in Africa, but a majority of the schools, especially those funded by the government; aren’t the best. So you can imagine my shock when I hear that some students in this First World Country complained about ‘their rights being violated, and the school authorities not caring about them’ because their SODAS had been reduced, and they were given more...

Duration:00:06:54

EP 30 - The African Narrative

4/20/2018
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In This Episode: Since the release of Black Panther, there has been a massive increase in the love and appreciation of African Culture, African Fashion, African Music, and African Dance. As a matter of fact, more people have gotten their DNA tested to determine their Ancestry, and people now celebrate whatever percent of African they have in them! We are very happy to see all the love people have for Africa, but we can’t help but wonder when the AFRICAN PEOPLE would receive as much love...

Duration:00:06:03

EP 28 - Winnie Mandela

4/6/2018
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In This Episode: She was a woman of strength, she was a woman of courage, she was a woman who fought for her people. She was an anti-apartheid activist, a politician and she was the mother of South Africa. Winnie Mandela, a true African woman. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Winnie Mandela: http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/winnie-madikizela-mandela 2. African National Congress (ANC Party) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_National_Congress 3. Nelson Mandela -...

Duration:00:05:31

EP 22 - Africa Before The Slavery PT. 2 "Queen Amina"

2/9/2018
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In This Episode: Still, in the spirit of celebrating Black History Month, we are going to take you on a journey through the life of one of the greatest and most courageous African Queen's to walk this earth, Queen Amina of Zazzau. This month, we are celebrating the history of the times before slavery, the Black History we should never forget to celebrate. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Queen Amina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amina 2. Zazzau (Zaria): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zazzau...

Duration:00:06:42

EP 21 - Africa Before The Slavery

2/2/2018
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In This Episode: Welcome to Black History Month! Usually what people celebrate during this period are the achievements of African-Americans after the slave trade, or how they persevered through the slavery. However, a lot of people do not know about the great things and great people that lived in Africa before the slave trade. So in honor of this year's celebration, we have decided to take you back in time to the days before slavery. The days of the African Kings and Queens, the Black...

Duration:00:13:16

EP 20 - Unsung African Heroes : "Abebech Gobena"

1/26/2018
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In This Episode: When you speak of ‘Heroes’ in Africa, you immediately think of people like Nelson Mandela, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Desmond Tutu and others. However, Africa has a lot of other Unsung Heroes. Today, I will introduce you to Africa’s Mother Teresa; Abebech Gobena. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Abebech Gobena : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abebech_Gobena 2. Agohelma : http://agohelma.org 3. Ethiopia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia 4. Mother Teresa :...

Duration:00:06:08

EP 19 - "S***hole" Africa

1/19/2018
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In This Episode: I woke up a few days ago to hear that some certain individual, had referred to my beautiful continent Africa and Haiti as a s***hole continent and country. Instead of getting angry, I decided to respond with positivity. Which is what I have decided to do all of 2018. I will not give power to people who try to bring me down, and that’s exactly what we African’s need to do too. I’m proudly African, and I love my s***hole continent! Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Africa :...

Duration:00:07:53

EP 18 - Africa in 2017

1/5/2018
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In This Episode: Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! Before we continue to take you on a journey through Africa and tell you about all her amazing countries and people. We decided that for our first episode of 2018, we will take you back in time and tell you about 5 amazing and historic things that happened in 2017. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. George Weah - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Weah 2. Liberia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia 3. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf -...

Duration:00:06:29

EP 17 - Stop Being Ignorant

12/22/2017
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In This Episode: For a long time there have been so many myths about the beautiful continent of Africa, and till this day there are people that still believe these outrageous stories. Today I am going to debunk all these crazy myths and beliefs. People need to stop being ignorant. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Kenya - http://www.magicalkenya.com 2. Safari - http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/triptypes/safaris 3. Nigeria - http://www.nigeria.gov.ng 4. Lamborghini -...

Duration:00:14:07

EP 16 - My Africa

12/15/2017
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In This Episode: Africa has a very rich History, that goes way beyond slavery and poverty. Civilization, Education, and even one of the wealthiest Kings in all of history can be linked back to Africa, but unfortunately, people do not know this. I will take you on a journey back in time to My Africa, the Africa that the whole world should know. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Ethiopia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia 2. Harpoon Points -...

Duration:00:11:20

EP 15 - Welcome To Liberia

12/8/2017
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In This Episode: I will take you on an interesting journey through the beautiful West African Country called ‘Liberia’ Usually, when you speak of Liberia, all people think of immediately is the war that really destroyed the country or the fact that they have a female president, but Liberia is so much more! From their food to their amazing Museums and National Parks, Liberia has so many wonderful destinations and sights to see. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. American Colonization Society -...

Duration:00:09:57

EP 13 - The African Instinct

11/24/2017
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In This Episode: Many thousands of years ago, the Egyptians created Pyramids, Statues and other amazing architectural structures that still leave archaeologists in awe. Have you ever wondered how they were able to do all of this, without any formal or advanced training? It’s something that I like to call 'The African Instinct' Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Passbook - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passbook 2. Ledger - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ledger Connect: Email:...

Duration:00:11:38

EP 12 - INTERRACIAL MARRIAGES

11/17/2017
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In This Episode: ‘I always wondered why people looked at my fiancé and I funny when we walked down the street until I realized, they weren’t actually looking at us funny, they were looking at ME funny. It happens in my country of origin in Africa, and in the country I now call home in Europe. Is it still that shocking to see a white man and a black woman together?’ That was the exact same question that was going through my mind when my Nigerian friend who had just gotten married to her...

Duration:00:08:25

EP 11 - The African Natural Life

11/10/2017
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In This Episode: My grandfather lived to be over 100 years old. I always wondered how he made it so far, until one day it hit me. Even in his 80’s and 90’s he would go all the way to his farm to get fresh ingredients to cook. He never used a microwave or ate canned or processed foods. He and my grandmother always turned to natural remedies when they were ill, which they rarely were. My grandparents were all about the ‘organic life’. Isn’t it funny how the world is coming back to this...

Duration:00:14:36

EP 10 - Ghana, My Second Home

11/3/2017
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In This Episode: When you speak of Tourism in Africa, some of the first places that come to your mind are South Africa, Morocco or Kenya, but there are so many other beautiful places to visit. Ghana is one of my favorite destinations in Africa. Even though I am originally from Nigeria, Ghana has always been a second home to me. It’s a beautiful place, full of beautiful people and it is most definitely a tourist destination worth visiting. If you enjoy traveling and exploring new places,...

Duration:00:13:14

EP 9 - Cartoons & Pornography

10/27/2017
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In This Episode: I found out something about a month ago that absolutely blew my mind. It is crazy what our kids could be exposed to. Some sick individuals decided to create a porn industry out of cartoon characters. What kills me the most, is that some even sicker individuals decided that it would be a great idea to create porn using cartoon characters from shows that our children love. This episode is aimed at parents and guardians. We need to be very careful and do what’s necessary to...

Duration:00:06:33