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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 29 - Tourism & Africa

4/13/2018
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In This Episode: When you speak of Tourism and vacations, very few people look to Africa and when they do, they only go to the same places. Which is why in this episode, we are going to introduce you to The Obudu Ranch and Resort located in Nigeria. It is a wonderful vacation destination with amazing sights and lots of family-friendly activities. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Obudu Ranch and Resort: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obudu_Mountain_Resort Connect: Email:...

Duration:00:03:54

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 27 - Gun Control & The African

3/23/2018
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In This Episode: According to CNN.com, “We're only 11 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 17 school shootings (in the USA) where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to 1.5 shootings a week”. Also according to CNN.com “American’s own nearly half (48%) of the estimated 650* million civilian-owned guns worldwide. Africa has constantly been referred to as a third-world continent, some people even say we are “backward in our thinking and actions”; but I think that when it...

Duration:00:06:51

EP 26 - The Dahomey Amazons

3/16/2018
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In This Episode: The Dahomey Amazons were some of the fiercest women to walk this earth! In the spirit of Women’s History Month, we will be sharing the story of these fearless women who went above and beyond to defend their people, leaving their mark in history as the greatest all-female military regiment. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. International Women's Day: https://www.internationalwomensday.com 2. Black Panther: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825683/ 3. Dahomey:...

Duration:00:18:32

EP 24 - Black Panther, Hollywood & The African

3/2/2018
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In This Episode: “The African and Hollywood”; this was the idea that birthed Excuse My African. When I started this podcast in 2017, Hollywood was at a point where they weren’t ready for MY kind of ‘African’. In the exact words of a Casting Director, I am not “African Enough”. Fast forward to February 2018 and Black Panther, a movie that praises and glorifies the beauty of Africa; is currently the number 1 movie in the whole world. However, this hasn’t changed the tune of Hollywood. In...

Duration:00:12:04

EP 23 - Africa Before The Slavery PT. 3 "The Benin Empire"

2/23/2018
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In This Episode: As the Black History Month Celebration comes to an end, we have decided to share with you, the oldest surviving kingdom in the world, The Great Benin Empire which is located in Nigeria, Africa. This year, our aim during Black History Month was to educate and remind people about African history before the slavery. Even though this month is coming to an end, we must not forget to continue celebrating Black History and the beauty of Africa and Africans. Mentioned In This...

Duration:00:07:28

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

EP 8 - Black on Black Racism

10/20/2017
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In This Episode: When you hear the word RACISM, immediately you think of a white man oppressing a “black man” or “people of color”. In the USA, when you say “black man” or “people of color”, immediately you think an African American man, but what about the African Immigrant? What about the Latinos? The Indians? The Caribbean’s? Are we not people of color too? Black on black racism exists and it’s about time we start talking about it. Mentioned In This Episode: 1. Racism 2. Black Lives...

Duration:00:13:07

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