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Develop Your A-Game

Develop Your A-Game

By Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya - I am a lawyer/entrepreneur and humanist.
Join Beverley , proudly Igbo-Nigerian, proudly
African in her new Skills and knowledge based Podcast Series. 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 experiences that will inspire you and empower you on your journey of becoming the best version of yourself... Please click like and subscribe to the show .
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Getting more women into Tech, Engineering and Crypto investing with Abi Kamson

Develop Your A-Game

Getting more women into Tech, Engineering and Crypto investing with Abi Kamson

Develop Your A-Game

Getting more women into Tech, Engineering and Crypto investing with Abi Kamson
After a brief hiatus, we are back with a bang for Season 3. In this episode, I’m joined by Abi Kamson , Founder of Kibainvests, an organisation which focuses on investment awareness and advocacy. She is also a civil engineer on a mission to encourage more women to pursue a a successful career in engineering as well as build a culture of financial investing. We discuss her pivot from engineering to investing and reasons why more women need to become financially empowered not just independent. Follow her Instagram channel @kibainvests for investment news and tutorials
May 17, 2021
Ep 15 . Philanthropy, leadership and the Makoko Dream project with Emmanuel Agunze
What do you do when you are passionate about impacting lives of children and the society you live in does nothing much to support those in under privileged communities. You create the Makoko dream project of course. Makoko dream school is an educational NGO which provides free education for the children of Makoko. I had a great conversation with the self proclaimed prince of Makoko, Emmanuel Agunze. The ‘Small guy with a big God’ - A highly accomplished youth impact leader, 2018 Mandela Washington fellow. He’s determined to change the lives through education. He is also obsessed with fitness and has a passion for people. We talk about everything from his work in education, his leadership aspirations and how he stays inspired. To connect with Emmanuel and support the work of his foundation reach out via social media @makokodream www.Makoko
March 17, 2021
Shattering glass ceilings with Deborah Nicol-Omeruah
In episode no 14 of season 2, I had a great chat with the very accomplished and inspiring Deborah. From her days at university where she studied architecture being one of a few women on the course to her recent appointment in January 2021 as acting CEO of UPDC a leading property development company in Nigeria, Deborah always had success in her sights. She talks about her faith as one of the driving forces in her life. We also touch on the importance of mentors to help your career, the psychology of leadership, challenges faced as a female boss, why we need to encourage more women to invest in real estate. We also discuss how she stays inspired and the power of vision boarding. It was a really jam packed episode full of nuggets. Apologies for the background noise heard in this episode. To connect with Deborah in social media her Instagram handle is @deborahomeruah.
March 03, 2021
Introducing Nigeria 1st true crime podcast 23419 by film maker Chioma Onyenwe
Meet the creative genius behind 23419, Nigeria’s first true crime podcast. I enjoy a very interesting conversation with this talented lady and visionary behind Raconteur productions , which produced August Meeting a feminist historical play based on a true story about the Aba womens uprising against the colonial rulers in Nigeria. We talk about the creative industry, storytelling, film making , nollywood and podcasting. Each 23419 podcast episode is riveting and well produced complete with sound effects for your audio pleasure. Chioma explains her passion for film making and what led her to start the podcast. There is a true story of corruption behind the 23419 podcast. It retells the largest bank heist of a South American financial institution by Nigerian fraudsters which happened in the 90s. The stunning podcast retells the story of what really happened and how she brought the production to life.
February 10, 2021
Q and A with England rugby premiership sports star and winger Paolo Odogwu
‘Too blessed to be stressed’ 23 year old Paolo is the man of the moment , courted heavily by international sports media, and the current rising star on the English rugby scene. Coventry born Paolo, has a rich multicultural heritage and is described as ‘dangerous’ on the pitch. Describes himself as a chilled, easy going person comfortable in his own skin and very determined and focused. He shares how he opted for rugby at school because football wasn’t available which ignited an unexpected , passion for the sport. He shares how he learnt self-discipline from a young age, how the support of his parents helped him pursue his passion and his desire to explore and connect with his Nigerian heritage. Connect with Paolo via Twitter and Instagram @paolife_ and support his team thé leicester wasps.
January 27, 2021
Health is wealth- How to create a successful holistic plan for 2021
Speaking with Victor Ihesie, a young microbiologist and a wellness practitioner was so engaging as well as fun. He has a wide head on his young shoulders. He expertly guides the listeners about the importance of practicing holistic health - that is , natural health and healing for the mind, body and soul. He shares how he was fortunate to be born into a family that practices natural medicine and wellness but also appreciates the struggles to fuse a fully natural lifestyle with a modern one. We hope this conversation gives you as much energy, encouragement and inspiration as it did for me. You can reach Victor via his Instagram page @ihesie_naturalhealth and twitter. Www.Ihesie natural Email: Cheers to a happy and healthy year ahead.
January 18, 2021
How to create your Vision Board and set Goals for the new year. Goodbye 2020
Its New Year’s Eve 2020. Well done for making it this far. It was truly an extraordinary year, one we won’t forget in a hurry. There were many wins but also many devastating losses. Nonetheless you should feel proud for making it this far. You are a trooper. We are carrying an attitude of gratitude into 2021. This episode will teach you about vision boarding and goal setting. To accompany this episode download the free goal setting worksheet from the site
December 31, 2020
Writing an ebook during a pandemic - 40 lessons I learnt by 40....lessons in life, parenting etc
Show notes Hello listeners, first of all a very merry Christmas to you. It’s my first solo episode in a long while. How have you all been. I am really excited to announce the launch of my first personal writings , an ebook called 40 lessons I learnt by 40. It’s available now on Amazon Kindle for international readers and Okadabooks for readers in Nigeria and Africa. I present my book review highlighting the five parts of the ebook . The book covers my perspectives in parenting, faith, career & business , life and it also features 40 affirmations for success. The episode also covers tips on the writing process, self-publishing and how to buy the book. 50% of the proceeds will go towards the Makoko Dream school a charity which supports bright children from Makoko community with a free primary education and free meals. Learn more about the project here www.Makoko
December 23, 2020
Develop your inner confidence and build a powerful personal brand with Atinuke Babatunde Ep.8 S. 2
This week I am joined by a top professional master brand builder Atinuke Babatunde. The brains behind BrandFusions, a household name in brand development and brand strategy in Nigeria. She is a seasoned public speaker and a business consultant. She is also a mentor in the Cherie Blair Foundation for women, WIMBIZ and Lighthouse Women’s network. We discuss the importance of personal branding , how to build your inner confidence, the art of selling yourself (tastefully) and more. To connect with Atinuke by email Instagram @brandfusions Twitter @brandfusions
December 02, 2020
How I started a successful health-tech business with Dr Ebi Ofrey Ep 7 S 2
In this episode, I have a lively discussion with Dr Ebi Ofrey, a medical doctor and CEO of GeroCare Solutions Ltd, a company which is pioneering medical inclusion by leveraging technology to provide access to medical care for the elderly. He explains how he co-founded the business venture and the journey since then. Gerocare has won several awards and was selected as one of top 50 business innovations in Africa, by the W.H.O , top 20 social impact businesses excited at the Slush Global Impact Showcase in Helsinki, Finland. He got started the business due to a bad personal experience, when his father suffered 2 strokes in one year and he wasn’t around to support him. He also explains the iterations that he and his cofounders went through to design the business processes and flows. He has a passion for starting and growing business asides from being a MD. He also shares some secrets of how to make a successful pitch as he has won several awards and grants for the business. Gerocare is a thriving business serving thousands of patients across locations in different parts of Nigeria leveraging on technology. Dr Ofrey is also a seasoned public speaker, a member of Toastmasters International and a blue ocean strategy consultant. To connect with him email: Facebook: Ebinabo Ofrey Twitter & Instagram: @gerocare_dr LinkedIn: Ebi Ofrey
November 25, 2020
Dealing with Life’s Transitions - Feyi Luther Ep 6 S.2
My special guest on this episode is Obafeyikemi Luther, a Chef and founder of Wildfresh lifestyle. She shares the story of the rebirth of her brand in 2020, her journey of rediscovery of purpose as part of her growth process , why she is a huge believer of the practice of self-care and how her love for nature helped her find inner healing . She also shares her interests in ancient yoruba and African culture. You can connect with her on Instagram @wildfresh_kitchen and @obafeyikemi_luther
November 18, 2020
Understanding Emotional Intelligence 101 with Fola Alade Ep 5 S.2
In this episode, I speak with Fola Alade , founder of Fotefa Mediation Academy . He is a seasoned mediator appointed to the Global Mediation panel at the Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes. He is back for a second time as a guest discussing the fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence and why we all need to develop and build this very important skill.
November 11, 2020
Why we need Good Governance more than ever. S2 Ep 4
It’s been a very emotional and heavy period recently across the African continent, from #ENDSARS movement in Nigeria , child trafficking issues in Ghana , #Congoisbleeding and separatist violence in Congo. Bad governance has been the root of our issues in Africa by and large. Given the heightened awareness of the need for better civic I give a high level break down in less than half an hour what governance is , why it’s important and how it cuts across society from public sector , private sector . I also discuss the need to exercise self-governance. If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe or follow and share. It’s up to us to stay informed and raise awareness about these issues. Twitter @developyourAGa1 Instagram @developyouragamepodcast email
October 27, 2020
Conflict management via mediation with Fola Alade Ep 3
Wherever relationships exist , conflicts may arise, it’s important to learn the best way to manage conflicts whether in business, at work, with your friends and family, etc for successful living. Fola Alade , a certified attorney-mediator from Lagos and a guru on mediation takes us through the rudiments of mediation. Fola is also a certified emotional intelligence trainer and has a lot of experience in this area. Our conversation is really insightful and I hope you enjoy it. To join the Attorney Mediators contact Fola Alade email Instagram @dmediationlawywrist twitter @mediationlawng
October 06, 2020
Fitness to thrive not just survive with Maje Ayida Ep 2 s. 2
In episode two , I have a really good chat with wellness and fitness lifestyle coach , Maje Ayida. A British - Nigerian who has pioneered and transformed the fitness landscape in Nigeria. Starting from the bottom, he talks about how he converted his passion to a profitable brand and business now he boasts of many corporate clients using his services. He believes he is on a mission to transform lives through fitness. He shares how he used concepts of event design to host and introduce the first large scale fitness event to Nigeria. We chat about the importance of staying fit especially for peak performers and entrepreneurs. The stigma of mental health, how Nigerian fitness entrepreneurs can leverage technology to boost their visibility in the fitness business. We also talk about how being fit has helped him cope through difficult times in his life. To connect with here is his Instagram @majeayida @hiitsquadng twitter @majeayida1 #Dont Forget to follow DevelopingyourAgame on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Breaker, and Anchor. I always love to invite new guests. If you think you have an interesting story please get in touch with me and let’s get you on the show. Email me:
September 29, 2020
Welcome to Season two. Talking Football Law and Regulation with Coach Deji Oseni
It’s great to be back after a break in August. This is a powerful first episode of the new season in which I Co-host with Coach Deji Oseni of Naija on the ball podcast. We talk about the importance of structure in sports business, regulatory compliance, sports governance, gender disparity in sports, age cheating , sexual harassment in sports , women’s sport especially football and more. Naija on the ball is available on anchor , Apple, google , breaker just like Developing your A Game. Please leave your feedback or comments. Always happy to hear from my listeners. twitter @maxxyb
September 21, 2020
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 04, 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 07, 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 03, 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 06, 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 06, 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 01, 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
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