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A Nigerian in the United States of America on a mission to get smarter via conversations with interesting people from various walks of life in different countries around the world.

A Nigerian in the United States of America on a mission to get smarter via conversations with interesting people from various walks of life in different countries around the world.
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United States

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A Nigerian in the United States of America on a mission to get smarter via conversations with interesting people from various walks of life in different countries around the world.

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English


Episodes

LiNYC Episode #12: Football round table | UEFA Champions League results; EPL best vs. most valuable player; Eden Hazard's ranking. Guests - Hoyas, Lanre, Aji

4/11/2019
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Lagosian is joined by guests around the world to discuss football/soccer on the round table. On this episode, Hoyas, Aji, and Lanre join the round table. They discuss the UEFA Champions League results including Tottenham and Manchester United's recent performances. They also debate who the English Premier League's best and most valuable players are. Hoyas makes a strong case why Eden Hazard is not among the top 3 players in the world. Follow Lagosian @Lagosianinnyc on Twitter and...

Duration:00:40:18

LiNYC Episode #11: Demilade Odetara, Founder of PLEDRE | Reinventing education in Africa using digital technology

4/6/2019
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Lagosian is joined by Demilade Odetara, founder of PLEDRE (PLatform for EDucational REsources - www.pledre.com), a Nigerian startup revolutionizing education in Africa by leveraging technology to create a better educational system for African schools. PLEDRE provides digital infrastructure to augment or replace existing complex and expensive physical infrastructure. Demilade discusses how he got the inspiration to start PLEDRE, his goals, challenges, and success so far. Follow Lagosian...

Duration:00:50:47

LiNYC Episode #10: Football round table | Ranking the best EPL coaches tactically, Solskjaer appointment, Callum Hudson-Odoi. Guests: Aji, Bayuze, Lanre, Totti

3/31/2019
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Lagosian is joined by guests around the world to discuss football/soccer on the round table. On this episode, Aji, Bayuze, Lanre, and Totti join the round table. They discuss Solskjaer's appointment as Manchester United manager; what team will win the EPL this season; Champions league predictions; and whether Callum Hudson-Odoi should stay or leave Chelsea FC. Follow Lagosian @Lagosianinnyc on Twitter and Instagram. Message me on Twitter or Instagram if you want to be a guest, suggest a...

Duration:00:57:46

LiNYC Episode #9: Symon Dripa | Trapped in the forest: consequences of the Cameroon Anglophone crisis

3/30/2019
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On this episode, Lagosian discusses with Mr Symon Dripa, a displaced man from the English-speaking part of Cameroon presently living in the forest with his family after his village was burnt down 2 years ago. Symon details his experiences and thoughts on the cause of the war. He chronicles the tragedies and unfortunate events that he has witnessed. He also makes a plea to the world to help bring the war to an end. Follow Lagosian @Lagosianinnyc on Twitter and Instagram. Message me on...

Duration:00:34:01

LiNYC Episode #8: Chuka Ikokwu, Co-founder of Divercity, a job platform for diversity hiring and networking

3/23/2019
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Lagosian is joined by Chuka Ikokwu, co-founder of Divercity (www.divercity.io), a job platform for underrepresented minorities looking for job opportunities, and also employers looking to diversify their teams. His goal is to build the world's largest minority professional network. They discuss his positive and negative experiences from his days as an MBA student at the MIT-Sloan School of Management, to working in Fortune 500 companies, and now as an entrepreneur of a promising...

Duration:00:35:46

LiNYC Episode #7: Lagos-Paris-Poland | Experiences of an African in Europe

3/17/2019
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In this episode of the Lagosian in New York City podcast, Lagosian is joined by a Nigerian based in Europe who describes her positive and negative experiences living abroad. They discuss what life is for African students and workers in Europe. Follow Lagosian @Lagosianinnyc on Twitter and Instagram. Message me on Twitter or Instagram if you want to be a guest, suggest a topic, or place an advert. Phone:+2349034681246 (Nigeria), +16173839610 (US) Don't forget to subscribe to the...

Duration:00:59:01

LiNYC Episode #6: Daniel Gbujie, founder/CEO Team 54 project | Climate change and Africa

3/16/2019
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In this episode of the Lagosian in New York City podcast, Lagosian is joined by Daniel Gbujie - an African climate change advocate and founder/CEO of the Team54 project - a not for profit organization (www.team54project.org) that raises awareness on climate change. Daniel has advocated at the United Nations. He discusses the impact of gas flaring in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, the consequences of uncontrolled climate change, and poor recognition of climate change on the African...

Duration:01:14:43

LiNYC Episode #5: Chuma Mbaeyi, author and global traveler | Traveling while Nigerian

3/8/2019
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Lagosian is joined by Chuma Mbaeyi, author of the book, Treasures and Travails: An Anthology, who is also a global traveller (30 countries and counting). Chuma discusses his book and the perception of Nigerians around the world from all his travels including his fascinating experiences at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. He gives anecdotes of situations when he was profiled for traveling while Nigerian. Follow Lagosian @Lagosianinnyc on Twitter and Instagram. Message me on Twitter or...

Duration:00:46:10

LiNYC Episode #4: Brain Drain - Destination USA: Why Nigerian doctors leave home

3/2/2019
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In this episode of the Lagosian in New York City podcast, Lagosian discusses with a highly skilled Nigerian doctor who left home after medical school for the United States in search of better opportunities. They discuss the real reasons why Nigerian doctors leave home in large numbers. Their stimulating conversation highlights the problems of the Nigerian health sector along with potential solutions. Follow Lagosian @Lagosianinnyc on Twitter and Instagram. Message me on Twitter or...

Duration:00:51:28

LiNYC Episode #3: Why Africans struggle to lose weight | Dangerous diet drinks | Health benefits of African foods

2/16/2019
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In this episode, Lagosian goes solo, discussing why Africans struggle when they try to lose weight. He discusses the dietary composition of African foods, body mass index, calorie restriction and counting, then reviews the common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight. He also briefly discusses the latest evidence on the impact of diet beverages on heart health and stroke risk especially in blacks who are obese and female. Finally, he discusses new evidence that complex...

Duration:00:40:25

LiNYC Episode #2: Totti | Liverpool doesn't have the liver to win the EPL | Arsenal problems | UEFA Champions League predictions

2/9/2019
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In this episode of the Lagosian in New York City podcast, Lagosian is joined by Totti, a passionate Arsenal Football Club fan who explains why Arsenal are struggling in the English Premiership League (EPL). Lagosian and his guest discuss Liverpool Football Club's chances of winning the EPL as Manchester City appears to regain form, and also discuss the upcoming UEFA Champions League games. Follow Lagosian @Lagosianinnyc on Twitter and Instagram. Message me on Twitter or Instagram if you...

Duration:00:42:13

LiNYC Episode #1: Damola Richards | ASUU strikes and Nigerian vs. US education

2/9/2019
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In this episode of the Lagosian in New York City podcast, Lagosian is joined by Mr Damola Richards - a Nigerian based in the Washington DC metro area of the United States who left Nigeria many years ago after his undergraduate education was continually interrupted by multiple ASUU strikes. Mr Richards describes his experiences at home and why he chose not to complete his undergraduate degree in a Nigerian university (despite not being far from graduation), instead choosing to come to the...

Duration:00:42:22