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Our Naija Narrative

Our Naija Narrative

By Juliet Leuna
My naija narrative through interviews, chats and banters about aspects of Nigeria with passionate Nigerians.
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#0028 On Governance & Leadership in Nigeria
Passionate chats about governance post-democracy with Mr Peter Chukuma Udeh, a trained geologist, entrepreneur and politician. Song by Tekno - Rara
August 24, 2020
#0027 On Environmental Sustainability in Nigeria
Today's episode is an interesting chat about the SDGs with Wole Adegbule - an Environmental Consultant, Scholar and Entrepreneur. Music by Wole Adegbule.
August 15, 2020
#0026 On Mental Illness in Nigeria
According to WHO, one in four Nigerian suffers a mental health challenge. In this episode with Grace Edibo - a Graduate of Physics from the University of Jos, Trained Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Life Coach and the the Founder of Friends To Lean On Global Foundation; we unpack this topic and proffer recommendations on how to build mental resilience. Music by Timaya - I can't kill myself (I have no rights to the music)
August 08, 2020
#0025 KnowYourNaija - Kaduna State Pt. 2
Conclusion of our Kaduna State series with Kefas Kure. Correction at the beginning by Emmanuel Ekele about the Kogi State episode.
July 24, 2020
#0024 KnowYourNaija - Kaduna State Pt. 1
We explore Kaduna State with Kefas Kure a scholar at the University of Stellenbosch. Song by Simi - Ayo
July 18, 2020
#0023 KnowYourNaija - Tour of Kogi & Lokoja Pt. 2
This is the conclusion of our tour to Kogi state episode.
July 07, 2020
#0022 KnowYourNaija - Tour of Kogi & Lokoja Pt. 1
Today's tour of Kogi state is an interview with Ehindero Obanko, an indigene of Kogi State, Nigeria and a content and documentary creator based in Lagos State.
July 02, 2020
#0021 KnowYourNaija - Musings, Challenges & Plans
June 26, 2020
#0020 KnowYourNaija - Tour of Oyo State Pt. 2
Here is the concluding part of the chat and discussion about Oyo State, Ibadan
June 19, 2020
#0019 KnowYourNaija - Tour of Oyo State Pt. 1
Today's chat about Oyo state is with Engr. Ademakinwa Adetoro, an indigene of Oyo State. The Oyo State Anthem was written by Kunle Daramola. Ibadan, Oyo, Oke-Ogun, Nigeria
June 17, 2020
#0018 KnowYourNaija - Stories from Jos with Joey Pt. 2
This is the conclusion of our Stories from Jos Episode
June 12, 2020
#0017 KnowYourNaija - Stories from Jos with Joey Pt. 1
This is a new season that would be exploring the different states in naija and the basics of what they represent. Our debut episode for this season is an interview with Joey Shekwonuzhibo, the host of the JoeyOff Air Podcast 
June 10, 2020
#0016 Musings on the Rage about Rape & Racism (The Perspective of a Nigerian)
Compelled by all that's happening both globally and locally. I dedicated todays episode to talking about my thoughts on the rage about rape and racism.
June 06, 2020
#0015 On Domestic Tourism in Nigeria
Tourism is one of the most underestimated aspect of Nigeria and in this episode we unpack some of the opportunities, challenges and hope for the sector particularly encouraging domestic tourism. Follow Miss Dara on Instagram and Facebook with the handle: Da Globetrotters
May 29, 2020
#0014 Africa Day Project - Bonus Episode
In commemoration of the Africa Day Celebration, I collated several contributions from young leaders across Africa on their dream and aspirations for Africa. Listen get inspired and Happy Africa Day Celebration to you. To watch the original video, visit this link:
May 28, 2020
#0013 On Working Remotely in Nigeria.
Today's episode is inspired by the recent announcement by global leaders to encourage more remote working experience. Titilayo Awodoye, an HR expert dissected the concept of remote working with regards to the Nigerian market. Rotimi Egbewunmi, a shrewd businessman talked about the possibilities and not so much possibilities. In order to balance this discussion, I also got an opinion from Quadri Adeyemi, an employee of Tradedepot - a startup firm that uses telesales to help FMCG coys make sales and also increase their coverage in a cost-effective way. Enjoy and don't forget to send in your contributions.
May 22, 2020
#0012 On Wellness & Fitness in Nigeria
Today's episode is an interesting conversation with Mrs Olufunmi, a wellness expert and coach. Having suffered a setback of losing her father, she began to gain weight and it only dawned on her to lose weight after birthing her second child under extenuating circumstances. Her grit and perseverance made her lose so much in three months and encouraged her even further. Her experience has shaped her passion and she continues to use her platform to inspire other women who want to live healthy.
May 16, 2020
#0011 On Agricultural Prospects in Nigeria & Recommendations about Abacha Loots
Today's episode is an interesting discussion with Femi Adekoya (FemiFarmer), a Commonwealth Scholar & agricultural researcher passoonate about food, farming and agribusiness.. Special thanks to Dolapo Onayemi (CFA, ACCA) for his contribution regarding the recently repatriated Abacha loots to Nigeria.
May 08, 2020
#0010 On Healthcare Professionals
In light of the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic; this episode is dedicated to all frontline workers particularly those in the healthcare arena. Hence, an interview with Eseoghene Agbude, a Gerontologist specialist based in Ireland and undeniably passionate about the care of the elderly.
May 02, 2020
#0009 On Branding & the Media Industry in Nigeria
Today's episode is an interview with a young and dynamic media strategist. Ayodele Ajayi, the CEO of GallantBIZ has over a decade experience working as a media, brand and business development strategist. His passion for building a better Nigeria using the tool of media helped shaped his interest in this field and he continues to thrive having served hundreds of clients including a number of multinationals and top banks in Nigeria. Check out Ayodele on Facebook and Instagram at GallantBIZ and the "Mute Beast" short movie which seeks to sensitize people on the challenge of domestic violence.
April 28, 2020
#0008 Tuesday Tonic - Why Worry? (Bonus Episode)
A short musing and inspiration on why worrying is worthless.
April 28, 2020
#0007 Tuesday Tonic - Six Lessons From My Hiking Experience in South Africa (Bonus Episode)
Tuesday Tonic segment to inspire you - While hiking for the first time in Coetzenburg mountain at Stellenbosch, I journalled some lessons that spoke deeply to me during my experience. #Cape Town #South Africa
April 20, 2020
#0006 On the Beauty Industry in Nigeria
Today's episode captures an interview with Nkem Oyerinde (Odita) the CEO of Keema's Makeup. Nkem is a dogged entrepreneur, foremost beauty consultant and portrait photographer. Nkem has worked on several people including two first ladies from the previous administration amongst a number of celebrities and socialites like Ini Edo etc. She is passionate about inspiring others and continues to shine her light for others. #nkemodita #mua #keemasmakeup
April 17, 2020
#0005 5 mins Tuesday Tonic - Rest
A special Tuesday Tonic segment to inspire you.
April 13, 2020
#0004 The Nigerian Informal Sector (Rants & Recommendations) Pt II
A conclusion of the previous episode on the Nigerian Informal economy where we unpack the details about this crucial aspect of most developing economies. It also comes with an interview with Mr Osita, an Uber driver who lost his job as a result of the border closure by the federal government of Nigeria.
April 12, 2020
#0003 The Nigerian Informal Sector (Stories of Hope) Pt 1
The Nigerian Informal Sector contributes as much as 60% to the economy yet it is plagued with unfavorable policies that frustrates the efforts of thesame people who cannot find formal jobs. I interviewed Mr Patrick, a tricycle operator (Keke) who makes as much as 5000naira per day prior to the ban on Keke in Lagos State.
April 03, 2020
#0002 For the love of gardening
Still celebrating women in the month of March but with a twist on the pristine and subtle relevance of gardening for therapy, financial augmentation and mental health care In addition to a recorded conversation with Mrs Rita, a former aviation security expert turned gardener and grandmother
March 28, 2020
#0001 In Honor of Nigerian Women
Celebrating Women because they are certainly worth it! An interview with Ejiroghene Elizabeth Iluore, a social entrepreneur based in Norway who is passionate about helping to cater to the career needs of internationals   For more information: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram with the handle. @JulietLeuna
March 21, 2020