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Appreciating art ,music,african literature and everything in between🙂
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Do it for yourself
In this episode I talk about how people should take part in activities that make them happy and avoid pleqsing other people
06:17
August 17, 2022
I'm still here
In this episode, I give a life update of what happened to me in June. I share some of my happy moments and sad moments.
08:45
July 11, 2022
Music as a storytelling tool
In this episode, I talk about how music can be used to tell an African story.
06:09
May 30, 2022
Don't run, face the situation
In this episode, I talk about how an individual needs to face the situation and not ignore their feelings. In most situations, people choose to ignore their feelings and emotions. It is okay to express your emotions and feelings.
08:38
May 17, 2022
Live your best life-Lessons from who will cry when you die
In this episode, I review Robin Sharma's book titled the Who will cry when you die. I talk about some of the lessons that I could relate to.
09:40
May 03, 2022
Let's go to Europe
In this episode, I review three songs that have been helpful during the difficult and trying times in my life.
07:18
April 27, 2022
Book appreciation week: Appearances or Not
It's never too late to review a good book! In this episode, I review Audrey Chirenje's book titled Appearances or Not. Two people from different worlds meet and fall in love but that's not all. Make sure you get your copy and see how the story ends.
11:32
April 11, 2022
Music appreciation week-Mateo and friends
In this episode, I talk a walk down memory lane to the time when Matthew(Mateo) Kawunda, Willom Tight and Patience Musa were the voices behind Mateo and Friends. A time was Mateo and Friends' music made a lot of people smile, laugh and appreciate our Shona language. The songs and the messages are still relevant in the 21st century. The songs surely take you back to a time or a person.
06:05
March 30, 2022
Starting all over again
I this episode I talk about how change might be scary but in some cases it is the right thing to do.
09:21
March 16, 2022
Book appreciation week: This is me the Metarmophosis of Ayo
In this episode I review Patricia Opio's book as she shares some of her personal experiences.
10:09
March 07, 2022
Dear creatives, believe in your craft
In this episode, I talk about how a creative should believe in their work and never give up on something that they love.
06:56
January 26, 2022
What should you do in 2022
In this episode, I share some of the ideas that one can use throughout the year when one are stressed or struggling to cope. These ideas do not need a lot of money but they encourage an individual to be kind to themselves
08:23
January 18, 2022
African Literature is fascinating
Happy 2022🖤 In this episode I share the reasons why I love reading African Literature. I managed to read 24novels in 2021, looking forward to reading more novels this year😃.
09:29
January 03, 2022
Lessons from a child
In this episode, I talk about the lessons that we can learn from a child and how we can apply them in our adult life
08:06
December 20, 2021
Are you okay?
In this episode, I talk about how the festive holidays might not be a happy season for someone. There are different reasons why some people might be dreading the festive holidays and this is why we should be kind to the next person. Let us be kind and not expect the response I am fine, allow the next person to share how they are feeling and not judge them. PS the last quote which reads "No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on and it will get better tomorrow.", is from Maya Angelou
10:34
December 14, 2021
Book appreciation week -These things
In this episode, I review a poetry book titled These things written by Elizabeth Awori from Uganda. When I read this poetry collection it felt like the author wrote this book with me in mind. The book has got various themes which include love, heartbreaks, mental health etc
09:00
December 06, 2021
There are two sides to every story
In this episode, I talk about some of the songs that I fell in love with over again. This is because I got to know the story behind the composition of a song and so many other things.
07:51
November 30, 2021
Make some noise: The Baobab is back
I have been on a break for the past two weeks. I took the break for several reasons that I will talk about in this episode. Self-care isn't selfish!
10:15
November 22, 2021
A review-The polygamist
In this episode, I review The Polygamist written by Sue Nyathi. I talk about my favourite characters and the characters I didn't like. The story is also applicable in many societies
13:07
November 01, 2021
Going down memory lane-Urban grooves
In this episode, I take a walk down memory lane and talk about some of the songs I fell in love with (Urban grooves). #KuChamhembe😊
11:51
October 25, 2021
The journey to the top
In this episode, I share my personal story of how a high school screening system was traumatic. I also learnt that you should be kind to others
12:20
October 20, 2021
Take care of your mental health
In this episode, I talk about the importance of taking care of your mental health. Always remember that self-care is not selfish😊
09:42
October 11, 2021
A review-His only wife
In this episode, I review His Only Wife written by Peace Adzo Medie
09:34
October 04, 2021
Create a craft that people can relate to
In this episode, I talk about the relevance of creating a good craft in regards to musicians Because at the end of the day the songs live on after the musician has passed away.
05:44
September 29, 2021
Be kind for no reason!
Being kind won't hurt
08:22
September 20, 2021
African Literature takeaway
In this episode, I highlight some of my takeaways from the books I have been reading. Writers are also advocates and storytellers. Enjoy!
09:53
September 06, 2021
Music appreciation week-The Four brothers
In this episode, I discuss two songs sung by the Four Brothers. One of the bands that kept Zimbabweans entertained and raised awareness for different issues.
10:07
September 01, 2021
Are you a grateful person
In this episode, I talk about ways of shaping a grateful person. We ought to be grateful for the small things.
08:45
August 23, 2021
My dear friend
In this episode, I talk about the importance of getting help and being kind to yourself.
08:45
August 09, 2021
Book Appreciation week-Stay with me
A happy new month to you my listeners. In this episode, I am reviewing Stay with me written by Ayobami Adebayo.
11:09
August 02, 2021
My love story
In this episode, I tell a love through three different songs and the artistes are *Jah Prayzah -Nyeredzi , *Calvin and Muzi -Tombofara and Gwevedzi -Ndinouya.
07:55
July 26, 2021
Do not be quick to judge
In this episode, I encourage the listeners to be kind to others and not judge the next person if they do not know the whole story.
15:60
July 20, 2021
The smoothie
In this episode, I share my personal experience about how I have been feeling during the past few days. I also talk about how COVID-19 has affected people's lives and how the question "how are you?" has been triggered different emotions and feelings. I hope you have a few takeaways from the smoothie😊
11:25
July 14, 2021
A review- Mess written by Dudu Busani- Dube
In this episode, I review Mess written by Dudu Busani-Dube. Mess is the fifth book which is part of the Hlomu series. I enjoyed reading and reviewing the book. I hope you will fall in love with the Zulu brothers just like I did😉
24:31
July 05, 2021
Music appreciation week-Leonard Zhakata
In this episode, I talk about Leonard Zhakata music's a Zimbabwean Sungura musician. His music has managed to cut across all generations.
14:28
June 28, 2021
The lesson l have learnt from blogging
In this episode, l discuss some of the lessons that l have learnt from blogging. Even though one is not a blogger these lessons will be helpful too.
12:24
June 21, 2021
Book appreciation week-The secret lives of Baba Segi's wives
Book appreciation week is a segment on The Baobab where l review a book that l would have read. This month l chose to review the Secret lives of Baba Segi's wives written by Lola Shoneyin
13:22
June 07, 2021
Celebrating African Music
May is African month and the continent celebrated being African. In this episode l talk about some of the African instruments, dance routines and how music brings people together.
09:17
May 31, 2021
Why?
In this episode l ask my audience the question 'Why' and after listening to this episode some of the listeners will have the answers. There are a lot of things that we have normalized but we shouldn't normalize these things.
09:09
May 24, 2021
Are you taking care of yourself?
In this episode, l discuss why it is important for one to practice self-care. If you were not taking care of yourself you can start doing so NOW.
10:56
May 17, 2021
The benefits of reading
There are a lot of reasons why people gdve decided read a magazine or a newspaper.In this episode l will be highlighting some of the benefits of reading. I really hope you learn something from this episode.
08:39
May 03, 2021
The role of music
The last Monday of every month is music appreciation week on The Baobab. This week l decided to discuss the importance of music in our lives.
05:51
April 26, 2021
Be kind to yourself
In this episode l share some of my personal experiences and l have realized that l am not the person l was a year ago.l have been kind to myself and allowed myself to breathe when something happens to me.
08:09
April 20, 2021
Grab a book and read it!
In this episode I review two poetry books by Blessing E Moyo who is a Zimbabwean published author. His work is available on these links Love too powerful shorturl.at/fCEPY Who am I to speak shorturl.at/abiuE
13:22
April 05, 2021
Music appreciation week-Masa Caroleen
In this episode I talk about Masa Caroleen music. Enjoy!
08:23
March 29, 2021
Choose to swim
In this episode I share one of my personal experiences and how I have managed to cope when I was depressed.Always remember that your mental health matters🙂
06:34
March 22, 2021
Our friends
In this episode I talk about some of our friends that we have never met but look forward to hearing their voice or reading their stories.
06:51
March 15, 2021
Let us run together
The International Women's Day theme is Choose to challenge. In this episode I discuss some of the issues that can be obstacles for a gender equal world. This episode will also discuss some of the solutions to bringing this year's can be a reality.
06:27
March 08, 2021
Literature Appreciation week-Zikora written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In this episode I highlight some of the ideas that stood out for me.
15:01
March 01, 2021
Appreciating Simon Chimbetu's craft
This episode will make you appreciate some songs from the Simon Chimbetu and the Orchestra Dendera Kings.
15:03
February 22, 2021
Your mental health matters
This episode seeks to brings to end to stigma and discrimination that is associated with mental health.
12:52
February 15, 2021
A highlight on emotional abuse
This episode discusses the forms of emotional abuse and its effects on the abuser
17:07
February 08, 2021
Letter to my sisters
There is a lot of information hidden in a book. As a way of promoting the reading culture this episode is analysing Letter to my Sisters written by Fatmata Conteth.
13:54
February 01, 2021
Meet the voice behind the Baobab
The host is introducing herself and take a listen and get to know something about her.
03:05
January 25, 2021
January 24, 2021
00:32
January 24, 2021