Tales of an African Princess in America

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An episode of Tales of an African Princess in America

By Dr. Ozi
I created this podcast because stories are powerful and by sharing our stories we can learn and grow together. I am really passionate about education for the Girl-Child and topics in Career and Healthcare. I believe that when people are informed they make better choices. The stories shared on the podcast provide motivation and inspiration, and we know this by all the reviews that we get. I also share the interesting experiences I’ve gained along the way since I moved from Nigeria to America- the good, bad, and the embarrassing.
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I created this podcast because stories are powerful and by sharing our stories we can learn and grow together. I am really passionate about education for the Girl-Child and topics in Career and Healthcare. I believe that when people are informed they make better choices. The stories shared on the podcast provide motivation and inspiration, and we know this by all the reviews that we get. I also share the interesting experiences I’ve gained along the way since I moved from Nigeria to America- the good, bad, and the embarrassing.

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From F1 visa to Green Card
Last week Adé and I got our green cards in the mail. I applied as a postdoctoral fellow⁣⁣⁣, I was not sponsored by any employer and⁣⁣⁣ I did not employ the services of any lawyer. This episode is about how we went directly from student visa immigration status to becoming U.S. Green card holders.
November 7, 2019
Love Sex and Relationships
This is the concluding episode of the Live podcast. We talked about Love sex and relationships oh and orgasms!. Enjoy the episode. The live podcast event in Texas on sex, love and relationships was sooo much fun,  I just had to share a little bit of the madness with you. Special thanks to ALL our sponsors that provided items for our glam bag. Check them out on instagram!!! @sisiomachic @theperfectv @womeninwhitecoatsblog @drninalum @drkanisha and @thevmagic.
November 7, 2019
The Live Podcast
The live podcast event in Texas on sex, love and relationships was sooo much fun,  I just had to share a little bit of the madness with you. Special thanks to ALL our sponsors that provided items for our glam bag. Check them out on instagram!!! @sisiomachic @theperfectv @womeninwhitecoatsblog @drninalum @drkanisha and @thevmagic
October 31, 2019
Kimono Diaries
Listen to our Final episode from Japan.
October 17, 2019
Butt Naked in Japan
So first there was the Typhoon Hagibis, most flights got cancelled including ours, then we got to experience an ancient Japanese tradition, Onsen baths! It's a communal type bath in a room full of men or women, but you ALL are clad in your birthday suits; NAKED! Warning: Raspy voice (ozi).
October 13, 2019
My #1 Life Hack for Japan
As an African woman my hair is probably one of the things I want to take care of FIRST before any major trip. On this episode, find out the mishap that threatened to ruin our vacation and the Life hack that worked the magic! Enjoy.
October 10, 2019
We Moved to JAPAN!!!
October 9, 2019
Naija Fever
Happy Independence Day Nigeria ( Naija). Our Take on Noo Saro Wiwa's "Top 10 Things that Nigeria does better than anywhere else". Enjoy.
October 3, 2019
The Glass House
This episode is about 3 things; a glass house, a live podcast and a secret location. Enjoy!
September 27, 2019
Our Premier Live Podcast event  is coming to Dallas Texas on October 19, 2019 from 4-7pm. Come have an amazing night and be part of the podcast. We will have amazing prizes for the winners of our raffle draws and everyone will leave with a gift bag of goodies.
September 5, 2019
The Life of an International Student
Ever wonder what it's like to be an international student?  ⁣On this episode of the podcast I share a little about the immigration journey for international students in the US, and what to expect after graduation⁣.⁣
August 29, 2019
Happy Birthday Adé
This episode is dedicated to my husband Adé. 
August 8, 2019
3 Cool Tips For Networking
Do you want to expand your professional network but do not know how to do so? ⁣⁣Here are 3 tips that have worked really well for me.⁣⁣
July 11, 2019
Wedding Fever
It's wedding season again, and our guest on the podcast Omolade; an Event Decorator  shares tips on how to have the exquisite wedding of your dreams on a budget.
July 4, 2019
Daddy Dearest
This episode is specially created to celebrate our Nigerian Fathers. We share some of our fondest memories and some scary ones too.
June 27, 2019
Doulas, Midwives and the Abortion Bill
Black women experience maternal deaths at three to four times that of non- Hispanic white women.⁣ This is the concluding episode with the amazing Dr. Ruthie Arumala a physician who specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) to discuss the role of Doulas and Midwives in healthcare and the controversial Abortion bill. Dr. Ruthie is also the Host of the "Pretty in Pink" Podcast where she discusses many issues pertaining to Women's health.
June 14, 2019
Knocked Up and Scared
Black women experience maternal deaths at three to four times that of non- Hispanic white women.⁣ I have invited the amazing Dr. Ruthie Arumala a physician who specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) to discuss some of the reasons why black women are at greater risks, and also to share things that my African American sisters and mothers out there need to know to get the best care possible.⁣
June 6, 2019
Experience Silicon Valley
Every year, a group of computer science students from Babcock University Nigeria, led by their Lecturer Mr Ernest Onuiri, visit Silicon Valley to learn from the experts in the field and gain priceless exposure to the tech world. This episode is about how an amazing Lecturer is changing the lives of his students, one trip at a time. 
May 16, 2019
When Life Gives You Lemons...
Last week I had a car accident on my way to work; a hit and run. It seemed like my week was ruined, unexpected expenses, aches and pains; couldn't release a podcast episode, several times on the brink of tears; last week LIFE HAPPENED!  On this episode of the podcast I share my experience with you. I hope it helps you remember that tough times never last, but tough people do!.
May 2, 2019
Being Molly
This is the first in a series of episodes where I interview Amazing individuals who have successfully turned an idea that started as a side hustle, to their main source of income. Today on the podcast my guest Molly Stillman has done just that! She takes us on a journey on how she started her business; blogging and podcasting,  and  shares some useful tips for budding entrepreneurs. Enjoy!
April 18, 2019
Episode 68: PhD or "Permanent Head Damage"
Think getting a phD will mess with your head? I'll tell you for sure how much it messed with mine on this episode of the podcast, I share with you the "inside scoop" on how getting a PhD can mess with you.  Enjoy
April 4, 2019
I Turned Down Money!
This episode is about 3 main reasons why people may turn down "great" offers. Enjoy!
March 29, 2019
Date Night
This episode is really about an epic date night that Adé and I had, trying new things in Nashville TN. We also talk about guns and roadtrips! Enjoy.
March 21, 2019
Secure the Bag
What does the expression "secure the bag" mean to you? On this episode, my guest discusses ways to get rid of debt while building credit as a way to "secure the bag" enjoy!.
March 14, 2019
Heart Health
To celebrate the International Women's Day, I interview a phenomenal woman (Joyce Nwakanma) who is doing AMAZING things in the field of Cardiology. This episode will teach you; how to avoid “breaking your own heart".⁣ 
March 7, 2019
Dealing with Clinical Depression
Today on the podcast my guest Ms. Chinazor Onyebuchi shares her story about dealing with clinical depression.
February 28, 2019
Tax Season
It's Tax Season in America, and on this episode  I speak with a Tax expert from Ogunnaike & Associates, on the changes made in deductions in 2019.
February 21, 2019
The Power of LOVE
On this episode my guest Mr Kenny shares an Amazing story of unconditional LOVE. He takes us on a journey of Love; how he fell in Love with his wife, Life after marriage and the challenges of having a specially-abled child.  Mr Kenny's daughter "Olivia" was born with a rare genetic condition called 1P36 deletion syndrome".  Mr Kenny says " Love is so powerful, it has healing effects". Listen and be inspired to Love more this Valentine's day
February 14, 2019
Our Love Story
Valentine's Day is 7 short days away, and to celebrate love, we are sharing our love story on the podcast today. Enjoy
February 8, 2019
Ten Years Ago
This episode is inspired by the facebook 10-year challenge. On the podcast today I take a look at what life was like for me in 2009, and all the changes that have happened since then. 
January 31, 2019
Eat With Your HANDS!!!
On this UNIQUE Episode I interview a Registered Dietician Ms. Abigail Clarke who encourages us to EAT WITH OUR HANDS, as a way to manage weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Enjoy!
January 25, 2019
Youngest Child Syndrome
Does Birth Order Predict Behavior and Personality?
January 17, 2019
The Pilgrimage
On this Episode, Adé and I talk about what Christmas and New Year Celebrations were like for us growing up in Nigeria.
January 10, 2019
The Power of a Smile
On this episode I share 3 simple things you can do to be more welcoming in 2019.
January 3, 2019
Alone at Christmas
Episode 54: This episode was inspired by one of my podcast listeners who sent me an email about how she would be spending the Christmas break alone on Campus for the first time as an international student in America. This episode Is dedicated to everyone who will be alone on Christmas, and it outlines some fun ideas that international students can do, while spending Christmas away from family and friends. Enjoy!
December 6, 2018
The Wait
Episode 53: The Wait On this episode I had the privilege of interviewing Nozipho Sibanda (MS) a Transformational Life Coach. 5 years ago, Nozipho was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a genetic, hormonal and reproductive disorder that is also one of the leading causes of infertility in women. Some of the symptoms of PCOS include; irregular periods, excessive acne, weight gain, anxiety, depression and cysts in the ovaries. Nozipho shares her story on her secret fear of infertility, the WAIT for her miracle baby, and the lifestyle change that made ALL THE DIFFERENCE!!!
November 22, 2018
Chronicles From Year 1
Episode 52: Adé and I celebrated our wedding Anniversary a week ago, and on this episode of the podcast we share with you what marriage has been like for us in the last year. Enjoy!
November 15, 2018
What's Your BIG Idea?
Episode 51: What's Your BIG Idea?.This episode is dedicated to EVERYONE or ANYONE who has a business idea and is currently sitting pretty on it. My guest talks about how she started her business, the hurdles she faced and the BEST advise she can offer to aspiring business owners.
November 8, 2018
No More Sickle Cell Crisis
Episode 50: On this episode, I invited my sister Dr Nancy Butler to talk about her new book, and how her son was cured of Sickle Cell Disease.
November 1, 2018
Mammoth Adventure
This Episode is all about our first cave and camping adventure in the US. Step outside the box, experience new things and most importantly share your culture with the world. Enjoy!
October 25, 2018
Baby Names
My husband and I are both Nigerian, however we come from 2 different tribes and each speak a different language. This episode is about agreeing on a baby name that represents both tribes.
October 11, 2018
Perfectly Imperfect
Our guest on the today's episode  is April Maye, a Wife, Journalist, Social worker, Blogger (The Lifestyle Brief) and Breast Cancer Survivor. On this episode, April walks us through her journey dealing with breast cancer and how it impacted her life.
September 27, 2018
Third Class to World Class
This episode is about a friend I met on Instagram "Omotola Atolani", and her journey from graduating with a third class degree from the university to living her best life today. Enjoy!
September 20, 2018
My First Apartment
Episode 45 : I found my first apartment online, I did not get a chance to physically walk- through the apartment until moving-in day!!! listen to find out how it turned out.
September 6, 2018
I Remember When I was a Soldier
This Episode is all about the year I spent serving my country Nigeria.
August 30, 2018
Vacation Mode
Episode 43: 10 ways to know you NEED a vacation, and super cool ideas on how to take a break, PAUSE, and RESET.
August 23, 2018
How To Be A Good House Guest
Episode 42: This Episode is for EVERYONE! At some point we all get to be guests in the homes of our friends and family members. This episode highlights some of the ways we can make our stay better in other people's homes. Enjoy!
August 9, 2018
Tribal Marks
Episode 41: This week a friend asked me if Africans feel the same way about Tribal marks as they do tattoos. Listen and Enjoy.
August 2, 2018
African Weddings (Traditional Weddings)
On this Episode, my friend Tobi and I talk about All things Traditional weddings. Enjoy
July 20, 2018
African Weddings (Bride Price)
Bride Price. Today Lindile Ncube shares with us the Marriage process in her Tribe (The Ndebele Tribe)
July 12, 2018
African Weddings (Dating)
This is the first of a 4-part series on the events surrounding African Weddings. This episode is about Dating Enjoy.
July 6, 2018
What Will People Say?
 This episode is for EVERYONE who constantly worries about what other people think of them. Enjoy
June 29, 2018
Hello 30!!!
Episode 36: Hello 30!!!! Finally 30 and today I talk about what i think of the expression "dirty 30's"
June 21, 2018
My Lowest Moment
Episode 35: Today I share an experience about a time in my life that I consider my lowest moment and how I got through it
June 13, 2018
Dating and Rebound Relationships
This episode is all about dating and rebound relationships. I partnered with the A.M.A.Z.I.N.G Dr. Crystal Benjamin, a marriage and Family Therapist to talk about this. Enjoy
June 7, 2018
My Worst Job Interview
This Episode is about first job interview, which was also my Worst... Enjoy
May 31, 2018
Project Experience Silicon Valley
A Young and Vibrant University Lecturer (Mr Ernest Onuiri) had a dream to bring his students from Nigeria to visit Silicon Valley, as a way to motivate and inspire them. Please Listen to how this man is changing the traditional learning experience for his students. Enjoy
May 25, 2018
Are you truly Happy?
Episode 31: Are some people born happier than others? how can I improve my basal level of happiness? On this episode I share tips on how I stay continuously happy.
May 21, 2018
My Fitness Goals
Episode 30: I Share my fitness goals and giveaway an awesome gift to help a lucky listener stay on track with their own fitness goals too. Enjoy!
May 18, 2018
Mother's Day Episode
Happy Mother's Day to all the Ladies Out There. This episode is about some of the cool things we can do as women to lift each other up, Enjoy!
May 13, 2018
A day At The Park
Episode 28: I love to spend Sunny Saturdays at the park; people watching and taking in nature. This episode is about a wedding I witnessed at the park and how it compares to a Nigerian wedding, Enjoy.
May 3, 2018
The Real MVPs
Episode 27: This episode is dedicated to my parents for all the love and sacrifices they made for me.
April 30, 2018
Episode 26 : Storytime- the time i was asked about 419
April 24, 2018
How Long Does It Take To get Settled In America
Today I talk about how long It takes to get settled In America. Enjoy
April 19, 2018
 This Episode is about Paraskevidekatriaphobia. Wanna Find out what that is? Listen and Enjoy
April 16, 2018
Options For Studying Abroad
 is inspired by a listener who desires to study abroad but does not have the funds to do so.
April 10, 2018
The Daydreamer
Episode 22: I love to Daydream. I share the benefits of Daydreaming on this episode, Enjoy
April 5, 2018
What Is That Smell?
As a Child Growing up in Nigeria, I Noticed that everytime we got a visitor from America, they all had a distinct Uniform Scent. In this Episode I talk about that.
April 2, 2018
Dealing With Envy
Episode 19: We all experience feelings of envy at some point in our lives and in this episode I share tips that can help you turn that feeling of envy to something that propels you to to suceed
March 31, 2018
Life Lessons From My Glasses
It's been 18 years since my first pair of glasses! In this episode I share the life lessons I have learned along the way about social acceptance and staying true to myself.
March 29, 2018
How I Dealt with Homesickness
The First couple of years living in the US, I was so homesick. Listen to this episode to learn how I dealt with it
March 22, 2018
Make Saving A Priority
On Today’s episode I invite my friend Christiana an Accountant to talk money matters and practical ways to start saving.
March 20, 2018
How I Deal With Procrastination
How to deal with procrastination
March 15, 2018
The Time I Almost Gave Up
On this Episode I Speak about the the time when I almost threw in the towel. Be encouraged
March 15, 2018
Five Culture Shocks I Faced When I Moved to America
On this episode I share the top 5 culture shocks I faced when I first moved to America
March 8, 2018
How I maintain Long Distance Friendships
 Managing Long Distance Friendships
March 4, 2018
Becoming a “safe” person
Episode 12: In this episode so introduce the concept of being a safe person
March 1, 2018
Monday Blues
Episode 11: How to feel great about work on Monday
February 25, 2018
Things I wish I could Change
Someone asked me about the things I hate/dislike about myself. Wow!!!! Well here are a few things I wish I could change. Hahahahaha enjoy
February 21, 2018
5 Things I Wish I Did
Episode 9: These are the top 5 things I wish I did in my home country before moving to America. Hope it helps someone out there. Enjoy
February 18, 2018
The Mane Deal 2
Episode 8: Part 2 of the Hair conversation and I have my Friend Tobi on Air sharing her perspective on the Topic. Hilarious😂😂😂
February 14, 2018
The Mane Deal
Episode 7: In this episode I talk all about Hair!!
February 13, 2018
Should you get the Flu Shot?🤔
Every year since I moved to America, I have gotten the Flu Vaccine, and today Dr Nancy Butler gives some insight on the reasons why we should.
February 10, 2018
My Very First Traffic Ticket
My Very First Traffic Ticket, and I did not even own a car!!!🙄
February 7, 2018
My “cheese situation”.
Episode 4: Only after I moved to America did I discover I was lactose intolerant. I still enjoy the occasional dairy overload with the help of lactaid, but listen to heard how this Nigerian Princess adjusted to the American cheese Nation. Enjoy
February 6, 2018
You have an Accent!!!
Episode 3: It’s ok to sound different, cos honestly we all are different, just make sure you communicate effectively
February 4, 2018
Celebrate the girl child!!!
Episode 2: Growing up in Africa- Nigeria, I noticed that society applauded the male child and put more emphasis on his needs above that of the female child, here are my thoughts. What do you think, and did you experience the same?
February 4, 2018
Episode 1: Welcome to my channel- Introduction
February 3, 2018
February 2, 2018
February 2, 2018
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