Meet The Millennials
Season 2: Ep 5 - Parenting
“I still laugh when people call me Dad, I’m someone’s Dad...wow. I always imagined this would happen one day, but now it’s happening it’s so surreal. I’m delirious without sleep, all the opinions and advice is just driving me mad, but I swear when I see little man smile, it pauses all my fears and doubts, and I finally get how God sees me....” #IndiaMeetsGhana YouTubers Amit and Michelle Patel join us to talk about the highs, lows, rewards and challenges of millennial parenting. Parents to...
Season 2: Ep 4 - Dealing with Bereavement
“I called her and said I think my Mum is missing...Friday evening the BBC News comes on and my Mum is amongst the two people confirmed as dead...as a family we’re thinking umm that’s my Mama’s picture on the News...so that’s how we officially found out...it wasn’t until the Sunday that the Police came around and confirmed her as dead...”~ Azuma Lebene They say sex, finances and grief are the least spoken about topics in the church. Yet dealing with the loss of a loved one is almost...
Season 2: Ep 3 - Sexuality and Abstinence
“My fiancé and I are waiting until marriage to have sex and it a STRUGGLE. What’s even harder is realising that the closer we get to the big day- the more I’m realising all the stuff I’ve internalised from the teachings at my church. “Don’t! Be pure! Wait! Hands off!” “Guard your heart!” “It’s really not that great anyway!” “It’s great, but it’s not for you, unless you’re ‘burning’…then get married!” I guess I have grown up thinking I would magically become sexual when I get married but...
Season 2: Ep 2 - Youth Violence and SPAC Nation
I just went to another funeral. The boy was the same age as my little brother. His mother was in bits, his schoolmates looked traumatised and still I overheard some guys talking about revenge. I’m tired and I’m fed up of our young ones losing their lives like it’s nothing. I want to know how to fix it” ~ Anonymous Millennials All year long we have heard about youth violence on the streets of London; with the death toll for homicides in London now at 121 people, a third of the cases...
Season 2: Ep 1 - Colourism
“I remember playing ‘kiss chase’ at school, and never getting kissed, I just thought I was a really fast runner…but then I noticed that all my mixed-race and light-skinned friends always seemed to get caught...no matter how fast they ran. I didn’t even really know how to articulate feeling inferior back then, but now it’s 2018 and there’s a word for why it seems lighter-skinned women are the pick in the playground, music, film and entertainment – Colourism. It’s cool though because now we...
The Millennial Hustle
“I said I wouldn’t take on anything else, because I am exhausted but somehow I just agreed to join the worship team. I’m working long hours at work, church conference is in 2 weeks, so we’re rehearsing most days next week. Im still leading Bible study every other week, while trying to get my own clothing line off the ground, and this weekend I have my brother’s birthday dinner and Lauren’s bridal shower I organised. Right now, rest is honestly a myth! I don’t know how to say no and to be...
#WeddingGoals: To Have or To Home ft Krystine Atti, Rian Formon & Cassandra Lokko
The glittery Snapchat filter you use with the mandatory hashtag #Ericaweds Reggie, #CongomeetsUganda, the coordinated outfits for the 50 strong bridal party to match the detailed centre pieces that are blocking your view of the coordinated dance battle, the named dance floor, photo booth, flower wall and light up giant letters....just a few signs you’re at a millennial wedding. I love that millennials are personalising their weddings and making it an experience, you only get married once...
Money management ft The Money Medics
“Living in my parents' house at 25? Never! That’s what I thought anyway. I had it all planned- come out of university, work for a bit, save up, buy a house. But now I’m 28 and I’m still at home, wild! The rental market is moving mad and the housing market is even worse. I just want to be able to realistically save towards my goals but everyday there’s something. Marcus just said his stag is gonna be in Miami, I can’t miss that! So I guess it’s another few months not meeting my saving goals....
Adulthood Friendship ft Timi Dorgu, Ayo Afolabi & Faith Child
“I read a BBC headline the other day that said two thirds of adults in the UK have nobody to talk to about their problems. I was confused because I swear on average people have at least 150 friends on Facebook? Got me thinking about how not that long ago the most important thing to me was how many people I had at my birthday dinner, it didn’t matter if we hadn’t spoken for the whole year, quantity over quality for the pics on Gram. But these days, I just want a few people who I can...
Careers and Callings ft Andre Spence & Cassandra Lokko
Am I the only one that thought coming out of uni, I would secure the job of my dreams from the jump, take on the world and just walk into my purpose? Simple. But in truth I’ve had 3 different jobs in the last 2 years, I absolutely hated the first two, and my job now is alright but I’m still just trying to find something that sticks you know? Sometimes I just think, what am I doing with my life?” ~ Anonymous Millennial If you can relate, this is the episode for you! We talk career journeys...
Millennial, Single & Dating
Dating in 2018: “Let’s be friends, just friends, I’m not ready for a relationship but I expect you to do things with me considered inappropriate in terms of a friendship. We’re not together, you can’t claim me, you can’t be with anyone but me. I need you to be loyal but I’ll do what I want and when you get mad, I’ll tell you were not together. If you catch feelings, I’ll become distant. You knew what this was…I told you, I’m not ready for a relationship” ~Anonymous Truth Social media,...
Manhood ft Faith Child & Icie
What does it mean to be a 'man' in 2018? For the second instalment of Meet The Millennials, UK rapper Icie and Special Guest Presenter Faith Child, join us in the studio to share their experiences of manhood and what being a man means to them in the age of Beyoncé feminism and evolving gender norms. How do culture, the church, women, words and brotherhood shape manhood? Let’s talk about it
Instagram - The curse of the 'like' ft Debra Chosen & Cassandra Lokko
“I’ve posted the picture on Instagram, took me 2 hours to pick the filter but it’s cool because people are online now. Last night, I spent most of my best friend’s birthday rehearsing this shot, because I had to certify that when that picture hit The Gram, the comments section would go nuts - ‘Yassss Slay Honey’; ‘Is that you yeah?? ‘Oh ok Ma .’ Two minute have passed... lemme refresh the picture to see how many likes it’s got, I’m expecting at least 200 on this one, I gotta keep my page...