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Developing Your A-Game

Developing Your A-Game

By Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya - I am a lawyer/entrepreneur and humanist.
Join Beverley , proudly Igbo-Nigerian, proudly
African in her new Podcast Series as she explores different angles and aspects of life. Discussing and exploring a variety of themes from business to relationships to societal issues, entrepreneurship, faith and more . It’s a podcast sharing real life relatable stories that will inspire you on your journey of becoming the best version of yourself... Please click like and subscribe to the show .
Developing your A-Game is also available on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Breaker and wherever you have podcasts. Follow me on twitter and Instagram @Maxxyb
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Practising strength and resilience in tough times - Tribute to Chadwick Boseman
This is another bonus episode I recorded during my August break. I pay tribute to the life of Chadwick Boseman. A truly inspiring yet regular man who was committed to excellence , setting an example for Africans and people of colour everywhere with work ethic, his poise which shone through especially in his ground breaking performance as T’Challa in black panther . In this episode I share my reaction to his untimely demise, and how and why he inspires me, I also share excerpts from my new book , 40 lessons I learnt by 40. A book about lessons learned in my 30s included in the book are 40 powerful daily affirmations. If you are interested in being featured in season 2 and believe you have a good story please email me Twitter is @maxxyb .
August 29, 2020
BONUS episode - Exciting news to share
Hello listeners yes I couldn’t even stay away until the start of season 2. I decided switch things up and make the format light until things kick off again. I have some great news to share firstly I am turning 40 in just 3 weeks and second I am writing a book to commemorate my coming of age called 40 Lessons I learnt by 40. I am really excited about it. The e book will touch on lessons I learned in my 30s covering lessons in life, relationships, business , parenting and faith. It’s an honest piece and I hope readers will enjoy it. It will be available for download from my social media pages. Additionally I plan to raise funds through the writing of this book for two charities doing a lot in the mentoring and training of youth space. In this episode I talk about the importance of writing personal stories. The world definitely needs more African and Black writers and authors for the sale of representation. Some of the books and authors I recommended in this podcast are Joys of Motherhood -Buchi Emecheta, Children Of blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi, Afro futurist novelist - Nnedi Okoroafor
August 18, 2020
Recap of lessons learned in Season 1 - Thank you, Daalu, Ese, Merci, Danke
Hello my amazing listeners , I know it feels like a minute since my last solo episode. I was busy lining up fantastic guests for you for season 2. Whoop. I am so thrilled to round up season 1. Imagine , now 21 episodes here we are. My podcasting journey so far has certainly been an unexpectedly rewarding and enlightening experience. In this episode I give a recap of the major lessons learned in this season, knowing yourself worth, understanding the power of personal energies , mentoring and much more. Please subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere you can find podcasts. I would love to hear from you ... until September stay safe and safe blessed.
August 15, 2020
Innovative Women’s Series - Toyin Onigbanjo CEO of August Secrets
I had a great discussion with self labelled eccentric, purposeful and creative Toyin Onigbanjo, a Nigerian journalist turned food design entrepreneur who launched the highly successful AugustSecrets baby-food empire in Nigeria four years ago. The business now has clients as far as Ghana , the US and Canada. She is an advocate for ending hidden hunger in Africa, obesity, malnutrition etc. She is extremely passionate about making African cuisine gain global popularity. We talk about her journey, how she pivoted from journalism from to a food manufacturing business. She shares her curiosity about how great things are built. You can connect with Toyin via her personal and businesses instagram @toyinonigbanjo @onigbanjoToyin - Twitter. website
August 4, 2020
The man behind Legal Naija - Master of Legal Education & Awareness, Adedunmade Onibokun Ep 19
I had a great conversation with Adedunmade the creator of Legal Naija, a very popular legal content platform in Nigeria which aims to push awareness of legal information to the masses as well as drive the levels of basic legal literacy amongst the citizenry in the country. Adedunmade shares how and why he started the platform and why he is passionate about legal education and training. We also delve into discussions about African trade and policy, ACFTA, why legal writing as a skill is still important, content development, the law and artificial intelligence and more. He also talks about his new book Social Media for Lawyers which is now available for purchase. To connect with Adedunmade to learn more about his work please check out his website his twitter handle is @legalnaija @adedunmade
July 28, 2020
BONUS ep Intellectual Property 101 for creative & sports professionals.
In this episode, I co-host for the first time with my fellow podcaster , learned friend and a good friend of mine, Rita Anwiri Chindah , an intellectual property lawyer. Her podcast is called IP series and it’s also available on anchor. Follow her. We discuss some fundamental concepts in IP such as trademarks, patents, image rights. We also cover some basic pitfalls and mistakes made by entrepreneurs in IP. This was a really interactive and fun but very instructive episode too. Don’t forget to subscribe to my podcast also available on Apple , Google and Spotify and wherever you can find podcasts. You can connect with me on Twitter and Instagram @maxxyb and also on linked Beverley A Agbakoba. Enjoy.
July 24, 2020
Innovative Women series with Krystle Mcgilvery Ep. 17
In this episode, I am joined by a Special guest Krystle Mcgilvery, a chartered accountant with a first degree in mathematics. She began her career in PR but has returned to her financial roots and is now building her new business Moneytelligence UK. It’s a new business which aims to raise financial intelligence awareness, bring financial literacy to the masses and more. We also talk about personal financial discipline, the importance of saving and more. You can contact Krystle and learn more about her services offerings and business via her websites and
July 21, 2020
BONUS episode - Q & A with Olu Akpata President of the Nigerian Bar Association
I had a good conversation with Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) presidential aspirant Olumide Akpata. He is a seasoned corporate commercial lawyer with Templar’s, a successful full service law firm in Nigeria. We talked about his passion for the advancement of the Nigerian bar , what sets him apart, how he successfully co-founded Templar’s, the importance of good teams , mentoring and self discipline. He decries the decline of professional and poor welfare standards in the legal profession in Nigeria as well as in legal education. He shares tips for success for young lawyers which can be successfully applied by professionals in other industry. Instagram @olumide_akpata twitter @olumideakpata
July 17, 2020
Innovative Women Series with Abimbola Adebakin Ep 15
In this engaging episode, I speak with Abimbola, a qualified pharmacist, Certified Performance Technologist , CEO of Advantage Health Africa & Founder of and My Pharmacy. My medicines is a fully aggregated online medicine ordering platform in Nigeria. She shares insights on how she started and scaled the online/ store front pharmacy business, reinvented a traditional industry business model to a modern tech enabled one, mentoring, business strategy , operations , capacity building, leadership and more. You can connect with Abimbola via twitter @AOAdebakin . Her business websites are , twitter @my-medicines Instagram @mypharmacy_ng and @a_healthafrica
July 14, 2020
Halfway through crazy 2020? You can still make it happen. Ep 14
2020 has been the most eventful year in forever. We have experienced everything from a live pandemic to civil unrest to wild bushfires, BLM to economic upheaval. It’s a time for major crisis management but it’s also a great time to re-evaluate our goals in our vision boards which were set at the beginning of 2020. Mid-year self reviews are a good exercise to undertake at this time of year to check where you are and make the necessary adjustments needed to still achieve some of not all your goals. Let’s make things happen. I shared free vision board sheets. Let me know if you want a copy. If you like my content please subscribe or follow my podcast channel. Feel free to share with others. You can reach me on @maxxyb on social media or email
July 10, 2020
Understanding Personal Energy with Denise Baka Ep 13
Insightful episode with my good friend Denise Baka, a Womens’ community leader and a spiritual life coach, she helps women connect with their inner strength and confidence. She explains different personal energies eg masculine and feminine energies, their attributes and how we can learn to tap into them. A special episode that can help you understand more about your personal energy and how to get the best out of it. We also spoke about the importance of understanding your purpose and paying attention to your gifts, having body positivity and confidence. An episode that both men and women can enjoy. Connect with Denise:
July 7, 2020
How to say NO and still win...Ep 12
Learning to say no is actually an important lesson in prioritisation. Exercising your right to say No affirms your desire to live intentionally and to succeed through self accountability and proper decision making. You want to be open to possibilities but not by chasing things to the point of meltdown. It’s also about learning to say no to things that you aren’t comfortable with and saying NO powerfully and confidentially. Also we say no to self-limiting limiting beliefs. We do not accept limitations placed on us by society. Let me know what you think about this topic. / twitter @maxxyb
July 3, 2020
Learning to Stand Out with Coach Kolapo
I spoke candidly with Coach Michael KOLAPO Are. A pro youth football coach who says sport was born in him. Now based in Germany , he once had aspirations of playing professional football in his youth. His journey to becoming a top rated coach in Germany involves coping with rejection, being professional, intentional and determined about pursuing excellence and technical knowledge. He shares his experience of the German youth football development scene and gives suggestions for improvements in the Nigerian scene. Please beware there is some use of strong language.
June 30, 2020
Valuable lessons on corporate sustainability and leadership with Pearl Uzokwe
Celebrating my tenth podcast. This episode features an amazing lady known as Pearl Uzokwe, she is a director of Corporate Governance and Sustainability at Sahara Energy in Nigeria. We had a really in-depth conversation about good leadership, emotional intelligence , the importance of mentoring and being courageous in the workplace. Hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.
June 23, 2020
The Power of Networking Ep 8
Are you a believer in the power of Networking or are you a newbie and still unsure how it works or perhaps you think it’s totally overrated. Wherever you find yourself on the spectrum , the truth is networking is in fact still one of the best ways to get ahead. It’s even one of the secrets of the elite and the wealthy. In this episode, I’ll be sharing tips to help you network like a boss and bring your A-Game ..... Enjoy .... Also do check out my article on on networking titled WHY NETWORKING IS STILL A BIG DEAL
June 19, 2020
Discovering your Passion & Purpose Ep 9
I had a really nice conversation with Dr Chioma Agha-Ayorinde a medical doctor turned successful entrepreneur in the highly competitive events, promotional gifts and lifestyle industry in Nigeria. She shares what drives her, her values and work ethics and also what keeps her grounded.
June 16, 2020
Ep 7 Succeeding in the Sports Industry - Sports Agent , Ola Oyinlola
Ola, a successful sports lawyer turned full time sports agent shares his story of succeeding as an agent in the UK. He shares stories of swapping short lived failure in becoming a professional footballer instead becoming a successful agent in his adopted country. Being one of a few successful black Afro British agents his story will inspire you.
June 10, 2020
Putting my thoughts around social injustice, racism , breaking the social contract, knowing your worth and standing up for your rights. Rest in Peace George Floyd and to every victim of police brutality and racism and injustice.
June 6, 2020
I had two ladies on the show Sinmi Abosede and Nkem Ejinima , who have eight kids between them, are career professionals but also lead strong vocational lives by faith building amongst the youth. They share their thoughts on keeping the faith in times of COVID19.
June 6, 2020
Ep. 4 BLACK EXCELLENCE with Chioma Omeruah aka @theonlyChigurl
Happy new month to all my listeners and podcast subscribers !!!!!!! In this new episode I enjoy a really good chat with Chigurl , Nigeria’s media sweetheart , about succeeding on purpose, her natural versatility and adopting an attitude of excellence. Enjoy....
June 1, 2020
Wellness and mindfulness practices for kids.
May 27, 2020
It’s children’s day today in Nigeria, May 27th 2020, so I decided to record a childrens special with Tobe discussing the practice of wellness and mindfulness and introducing children to the practice.
May 27, 2020
Ep. 2 Lets talk about PURPOSE.
Why is living a life of purpose so important? When is the best time to find that purpose... is purpose overrated or is living a purpose driven life the best way still the best way to go. Get a cup of tea or a drink and join me as I chat about finding purpose, Michael Jordan’s last dance , self actualisation etc...
May 24, 2020
Ep.1 Allow me to introduce myself
Welcome to my new podcast channel. I will explain more about who I am and why I started the podcast title developing your A-Game.
May 18, 2020