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The Young God

The Young God

By Rodney Omeokachie


"We cannot fix anyone, we can hardly fix ourselves. What we can do is create ideas, systems, and processes that help them, and us along the way. This is how we fix the world."

Listen to brand strategist, Rodney Omeokachie aka 'the young god' as he curates ideas, stories, and conversations that illustrate how you might be the best version of yourself in all things -- mentally, spiritually, career-wise, and in relationships. Whether you're a free thinker, or just curious about new ideas, this podcast is for you.

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[Season Finale] Not Self-aware But God-aware

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Donda is Better than CLB
...and It's not even close. An unbiased breakdown of all the ways Kanye's Donda is heads above Drake's Certified Lover Boy. A masterclass in how to appreciate art. ------- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/theyounggod https://instagram.com/theyoungggodpod https://twitter.com/iamtheyounggod https://instagram.com/rodneyavo
25:00
September 10, 2021
Jacqueline Suowari: Now I Wear Myself (Side B)
In the second part of my session with Jacqueline, we talked about her childhood, her thoughts on love, using her daughter as inspiration, and her experiences being a woman in the art industry. IG: @jacquelinesuowari
27:40
July 8, 2021
Jacqueline Suowari: Now I Wear Myself (Side A)
Recorded at the venue of her exhibition (Retro Africa), Jacqueline and I talked about her ball-point pen mastery, Nigerian art culture, and all the personal stories that inform her illustrious art. IG: @jacquelinesuowari
33:55
July 8, 2021
Sofia Gambino: Marriage, Mafia, and Building a Coffee Empire
An intimate conversation about coffee, business, marriage, and motherhood with Sofia Gambino, a Sicilian entrepreneur based in Abuja. She talked about her love for coffee and her mafia heritage and how she's influencing Nigeria's coffee culture one cup at a time. She's the soon-to-be founder of the country's first-ever coffee festival and barista competition.  Instagram: @vintagecafeabuja
50:10
June 4, 2021
The Cavemen Live in Abuja [Bonus Episode]
The Cavemen are a popular highlife duo out of Nigeria. Listen to them perform live for the ultimate aural experience. They are going to be guests on the podcast next season. Stay tuned. Stay cavy.
01:01:23
May 26, 2021
Joe Abdallah: Hacking Big Brother Naija [Bonus Episode]
Joe Abdallah aka Bad Human is a former Big Brother Naija Housemate. He spills the tea on his time in the house and the mindset it takes to win it all. 
27:05
May 16, 2021
Don't Be a Simp by Obinna Ogadah [Bonus Epsiode]
Guest Host, Obinna Ogadah (IG: @obinnatrg), is an outspoken lawyer and author, with several thoughts on simphood and simp behavior. Learn everything there is to know about simps and how they operate and how to get that simp attitude out of your system.  Video: https://youtu.be/MKLCIL8z_dA Donate: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
24:30
May 13, 2021
[Season Finale] Not Self-aware But God-aware
Listen as I weave together a stream of consciousness journey across several topics like self-aware vs God-aware, how to interpret your dreams, where your power comes from, and my upcoming 30th birthday. •DONATE: paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
25:09
April 2, 2021
The Night She Entered Her Element: A True Story
Listen to a dramatic true story about the day a close female friend realized how mediocre she was and decided to do something about it.
20:20
March 26, 2021
An Ode to Women Approaching 30+
Society has conditioned women to approach aging with so much angst and anxiety. There is a whole industry catered to exploiting this fear. I'm here to give reasons why aging is a woman's ally, not her enemy. Enjoy.  • DONATE: paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
21:15
March 19, 2021
The Right Way to Respond to a Sexual Harassment Allegation
Being accused of sexual harassment or abuse is extremely messy but how you respond determines whether it ends well or ends in hell. • DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
23:23
March 12, 2021
The Athena Woman
Men and women today can learn a lot from the Greek goddess Athena. She is the highest level of Woman... in my opinion. •DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
23:57
March 5, 2021
Order Vs Chaos: Why Men and Women Don't Get Along
I use the concepts of order and chaos to illustrate what makes men and women so fundamentally different and why they don't get along but also find some much-needed common ground. The nuances explored are eye-opening. Inspired by Dr. Jordan Peterson. DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
31:59
March 5, 2021
Musical Showcase E5: Dirty Sexy Valentine's
Music to get you and your woman in the mood this valentine's day, performed by Rodney's musical alter-ego, Dirty Sexy Rodney. Featuring Yung Cheesy •DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate  •Listen to Young God Music: https://soundcloud.com/dirtysexyyounggod
17:04
February 26, 2021
Relationships Are Like Algebra
Solve for X!  Relationships are complex puzzles that require patience and intellect, but we humans tend to complicate things with our fear of uncertainty and need for control. Listen to get Rodney's recommendations for redeeming your next relationship! •DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
19:38
February 19, 2021
Love Like Agbalumo...
Agbalumo is a fruit found in west Africa. Somehow, this peculiar little fruit inspired the perfect analogy on what love and fulfilling relationships mean to the young god. Happy valentine's day, Listeners! I hope this episode inspires all kinds of truth within you. •DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
16:05
February 19, 2021
Eddie Madaki: Love, Work & Woke Culture
Eddie Madaki is a brand consultant and brand ambassador based in Abuja. This conversation was inspired by his wife getting him a PS5 for his birthday. From there, we talked about woke culture, colorism, relationship advice, branding advice, and more... all over a cup of tea. •DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
01:09:45
February 13, 2021
No Such Thing as Being Happy Single
You may be content as a single person but not happy. Everybody needs someone. Everybody has a void that can only be filled by another. You deserve to find someone who completes you.  Listen to hear why you can't be 'happy' single. •DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
19:27
February 6, 2021
Musical Showcase E4: A Variety of Vicious Verses
Listen to a compilation of fire verses performed by Rodney's musical alter-ego, Dirty Sexy Rodney. DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate Listen to Young God Music: https://soundcloud.com/dirtysexyyounggod
16:42
January 29, 2021
Larry King (RIP) Interviewed ME! [Bonus Episode]
Broadcast legend, Larry King and I sat down for a very special segment of his infamous  'If You Only Knew'. A conversation between a god and a king...
09:17
January 25, 2021
Words of Affirmation that Actually Mean Something
Words of affirmation can be very powerful if we choose the right words. Here are my personal words of affirmation. Hopefully, they mean something to you. •DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
18:30
January 23, 2021
Inside the Life & Mind of a Truly Confident Person
Not all confident people are made equal. I take you behind the scenes of what it's like to be supremely confident. You will finally learn why they say confidence is the best fashion statement. •DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
27:28
January 15, 2021
The Attitude that Changes Everything
They say your attitude determines your latitude. I couldn't agree more. Listen to hear what the right attitude sounds like and how it affects your world view, your health, your sense of self, dealing with adversity, and dealing with people.  •DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
30:44
January 8, 2021
ISAH the Prince: The Bigger Picture
Rapper, ISAH the Prince came on to talk about his latest EP, 'The Bigger Picture' and from there we had a whirlwind of a conversation across music, love languages, our experiences with Nigerian women, envy, and the type of support we need. His new music is available on Apple Music but you can also hear snippets across the episode!
01:12:17
December 18, 2020
Good Food and Womanhood w/ Stephanie Hakim
THIS ONE'S FOR THE FOODIES🤩 Stephanie Hakim is a Lebanese woman born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She is also a serious foodie and manages a restaurant called the Clubhouse, based in Nigeria. She had me over to talk food, life, and business while having dessert. Pure vibes.  Plus her voice is unbelievable. •Join Young God Telegram community link: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWA •DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
48:18
December 11, 2020
Salem King: Faith, Fame and Social Media
My guest and I discuss his meteoric rise to Instagram fame as a social media guru and how he tries to maintain a grounded attitude through it all. We discussed the need to be more intentional about how we use social media and somehow we segued into our unrealistic expectations of God, and the pressure we put on Him to fit our myopic worldviews. •Join Young God Telegram community link: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWA •DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
01:12:20
December 4, 2020
What It Takes To Reach 100 Podcast Episodes
The 100th episode is a combination of everything that makes the young god special -- wit, wisdom, music, and sensational sound bites. It detail my podcast journey and what it takes to commit to a project long term. It also features voice messages from fans of the show, celebrating the 100th episode of the podcast.
29:37
November 27, 2020
Losing Faith & Finding Self with Jakpo the Rayven
If you have a crisis of faith, have pressing questions about spirituality, and in need of clarity, this is the episode for you. Jakpo questions everything in this epic stream of consciousness explosion! •Join Young God Telegram community link: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWA  •DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
01:40:56
November 20, 2020
Musical Showcase E3: Oleku Cover
We remixed Brymo's Oleku.  Join Young God Telegram community link: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWA DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate Listen to Young God Music: https://soundcloud.com/dirtysexyyounggod
09:31
November 13, 2020
The Pressure & Privilege of the FirstBorn Son
A lot of who you are is determined by how you were raised, particularly your relationship with your parents, especially if you're the firstborn. Two firstborn sons discuss the experiences that came with their birth position, covering toxic masculinity, patriarchy, daddy issues, and defying expectations of their fathers. Join Young God Telegram community link: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWA DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
57:29
November 13, 2020
Vanessa Endeley: Photography, Travel & Trauma
Vanessa Endeley is a photographer and lawyer whose project, Working Women, is taking the photography world by storm. She sat down with me to talk about her craft, the stories she encountered, the trauma she's experienced, and her love/hatred for Nigeria. Join Young God Telegram community link: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWA DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
51:56
November 6, 2020
Musical Showcase E2: I'm That Nigga
The Young God Musical Showcase a curation of unreleased, unmixed, and unmastered song demos recorded performed by the host some 10 years ago. Some original, some remixes. Rodney uses these pieces of music to take you back to a time when he had different priorities and interests. Join Young God Telegram community link: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWA DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate Listen to Young God Music: https://soundcloud.com/dirtysexyyounggod
09:27
October 30, 2020
#ENDSARS: Turning Hopelessness to Fearlessness ft. Isi Lomo
In what will be my final time addressing the ENDSARS story in detail on this podcast, Isi Lomo and I unpacked the events of the dark month of October to find the silver linings from the protest, the Lekki massacre, and the lack of leadership of the movement. We found a lot of positives and perspectives that I hope leaves you feeling much lighter about what has happened and what is to come. Join Young God Telegram community link: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWA DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
01:07:58
October 30, 2020
The Power of Personality w/ MommyMoves&Magic
Chika Chukwu and I have a conversation about how our personalities affect the quality of our lives across dating, parenting, marriage, and mental health. Understanding how our personality affects us and those around us might be the key to happiness. Join Young God Telegram community link: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWA DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
01:13:04
October 30, 2020
The Young God Musical Showcase
The Young God Musical Showcase a curation of unreleased, unmixed, and unmastered song demos recorded performed by the host some 10 years ago. Some original, some remixes. Rodney uses these pieces of music to take you back to a time when he had different priorities and interests.  Join Young God Telegram community link: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWA DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate Listen to Young God Music: https://soundcloud.com/dirtysexyyounggod
14:44
October 23, 2020
Telling Your Story is the Secret to Survival + 20 Facts About Rodney
Rodney talks about how telling your story can save your life. He then goes on to share 20 facts about his life that inform his own story.  Join Young God Telegram community link: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWA DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
38:27
October 23, 2020
Season 4 Premiere [LISTEN TO THIS FIRST!]
Rodney is back for another season of the podcast! Listen to hear what's new, what's next, and the creative direction of the show. This is setting up the best season yet. DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonatep YOUNGOD TELEGRAM COMMUNITY: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWA
24:16
October 23, 2020
Bright Jaja: Some Men are Meant to be Happy, Others are Meant to Be Great
Forbes 30-Under-30 alum, Bright Jaja, shares what it takes to be great as well as his plans for world domination. Young God Telegram community: https://t.me/joinchat/CCMqyBkcQqmHAvHxyNlrWAp Donate: https://paystack.com/pay/avocadonate
01:16:55
October 23, 2020
ENDSARS: This is NOT a Game
The first week of Nigeria's historic EndSars protests were a largely jubilant and optimistic affair. The second week, however, the Nigerian government has decided to bare its teeth, showing they don't play fair and that they are prepared to do what it takes to suppress the uprising. The stakes are higher now and I'm not so sure we the young people are ready to deal with the trials to come.
25:56
October 20, 2020
SEASON 4 TRAILER: MY PLATFORM IS AN ARTFORM
Introducing the new season of the Young God. Premieres OCT 24, 2020. 
02:47
October 17, 2020
Bonus Episode: How to NOT Be a Toxic Activist
A bonus episode addressing the fact that some troubled people use activism as a guise to hide their inadequacies. These people end up ruining a perfectly good cause for everyone.
14:09
September 26, 2020
Isilomo: Big Brother Naija and the Reality of Reality TV
Guest IsiLomo, star of 2019 Big Brother Naija, shared her opinion on all kinds of issues but most importantly, opens up about what it felt like being the first person to be evicted. She shared how developing self-awareness helped her deal with the trauma and move on with her life.
01:13:10
July 17, 2020
What Makes A Person Irresistible (PART 2)
It is not enough to be mentally sound, we must also be physically put together because in this life, it's not just about who you are but also who you appear to be.
21:44
July 17, 2020
The Multihyphenate: Juggling Multiple Skills In a Highly Competitive World
The future belongs to those who are able to learn multiple skills and combine them in creative ways.
17:57
July 10, 2020
The King's Women
Women have always had the short end of the stick throughout history but this episode tells a touching true story about a king who put the women in his life above everything.
18:55
July 10, 2020
The 360 Woman w/ Yemi Bello (Executive Director, WENA)
Women Enterprise Alliance (WENA) is an NGO whose mission is to produce world-class women entrepreneurs that meet the needs of an ever-changing marketplace in Nigeria and across Africa, founded by her excellency, Aisha Babangida. I sat down with Mr. Yemi Bello, Executive Director, WENA, to talk about the idea of the 360 woman and why she is necessary in bringing about positive change and progress in today's world.
01:05:57
July 3, 2020
DJ Obi: Taking Breaks & Breaking Records
We talked about how he has fared with the extended break brought about by the pandemic as well as his record-breaking DJ set from 2016. We also talked about issues like Black Lives Matter, Gender violence, and the legendary HushPuppi. 
40:17
July 3, 2020
SAY HER NAME: Oluwatoyin Salau
A tribute to 19-year-old Black Lives Matter activist, Oluwatoyin "Toyin" Salau who was sexually assaulted and murdered in Florida.
09:43
June 19, 2020
Limo Dennis: Growth, Gains and Gratitude
“I’m not happy but I’m working towards finding all the things that make me happy.” Conversation with certified personal trainer and wellness expert, Limo Dennis. We talked about losing friends, support from her family, the prayers she made at her lowest point, and the answers she received. We also dove into the social pressures of being an Abuja socialite, and what living our best lives mean to us. 
59:43
June 12, 2020
Dismantling Rape Culture: Listen to Women
In this episode, I speak directly to men and the fact that men are not only the architects of rape culture but crucial to its undoing. Our contribution to that cause starts from actively listening to women. This is the key. Listening leads to awareness which leads to understanding which leads to action and ultimately, change. 
15:35
June 6, 2020
Lessons For the Road w/ Uncle Arinze
An intimate conversation between my Uncle (my mother's younger brother) and me as we drove to the airport. We shared stories and lessons that inspire us and help us aim high in times of difficulty.
20:39
May 29, 2020
The Ultimate Commencement Speech for the Class of 2020
The Class of 2020 might be the only class in recent memory to not have an official graduation day, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. I decided to give them the commencement speech they deserve. 
18:48
May 22, 2020
The Journey to Jollof w/ Oche Edache
"For rice to become Jollof, it must first be cooked" -- Oche Edache aka Young Jollof. My guest shares his story and lessons from his journey that saw him go from a software developer to a lean mean fighting machine.
44:41
May 15, 2020
How To Slay Your Dragon
"Don't just slay be a slay queen. Slay the dragons in your life too"  Be your knight-in-shining-armor. Confront your dragon. Get the gold. 
22:48
May 8, 2020
Jokes, Truth and Inspiration w/ Yuri Winston
A discussion about everything from comedy to heartbreak, to writing, to cancel culture, to reincarnation, and to creative inspiration. With writer-comedian-programmer, Yuri Winston.
43:49
May 1, 2020
Mental Health: Balancing Compassion with Responsibility
More time is spent doting on mental illness victims than actually fixing them. I'm no expert but in this episode, I suggested we balance the compassion with responsibility. 
19:34
April 24, 2020
Health, Wealth and Trauma w/ Sadiya Taheer
Sadiya, an influencer and content creator, has been in and out of hospitals since she was 4 years old. She finally has a clean bill of health and is ready to take on the world. 
54:56
April 18, 2020
Corona Chronicles: To be Productive or Not To be Productive
With the lockdown due to last a while, the question dividing social media is: do you have to be productive with the time or is it ok to simply make it out of this pandemic alive? It depends on who you ask. If you ask me, productivity is the key. Listen to learn how I turned this dead time into alive time.
20:24
April 10, 2020
The Nuances of Sex & Consent w/ The Consent Workshop
Sexual consent has fast grown into public consciousness in Nigerian society so I sat down with members of NGO, The Consent Workshop, to engage in a nuanced conversation on the subject. 
01:09:47
April 3, 2020
Intuition: The Art of Listening to Yourself
A monologue on the importance of developing your intuition and the only way to do it is by listening more to yourself and less to others. 
17:56
March 27, 2020
COVID Conversations From Paris [w/ Karim-Daniel]
Paris-based video editor and rapper, Karim-Daniel,  joins me to talk about the deadly virus that is changing our lives and slowly bringing about a new world order.
47:51
March 20, 2020
Season Premiere: I Am What I Say I Am
New Season, same young god! Aries in full effect, I am what I say I am.
18:22
March 20, 2020
Confessions of an Igbo Man
Money, Sex, Marriage, Family, and Tradition -- all from the point of one of Nigeria's most misunderstood groups, the Igbo Man.  A conversation featuring the most unlikely of guests, an Igbo Man born and raised and spent all his life, in the village.
59:54
March 20, 2020
Ishaya Bako: Order, Chaos and Creativity
Ishaya Bako is an award-nominated filmmaker, director, and screen screenwriter. We talked about the complexities of filmmaking, social issues, women's place in society, creatives not liking their work, and the order and chaos that dominates our lives and choices. Enjoy this highly intellectual yet casual conversation between two young men just trying to figure it out.
55:59
February 16, 2020
[Bonus Episode] In Honor of Kobe Bryant
Listen to this curation of thoughts and sound clips I put together in honor of Kobe's legacy. My goal was not only to share how I felt but to shed more light on the impact he left as a person and as a player.  Rest on Kobe. Rest on Gigi.  IG: @theyounggodpod, @_rodneyavo
41:15
February 2, 2020
[Bonus Episode]Being an Independent Woman from Northern Nigerian w/ Ahlam Bashir
Ahlam Bashir is a medical aesthetician and CEO of a skincare spa in Abuja, Nigeria, called DermaRx Signature. She recounts the challenges she faces as an "independent woman" from Northern Nigeria. Pressure from family and society, in general, make it hard for women from the north to flourish and Ahlam speaks truth to power in this deeply personal episode. 
55:44
January 3, 2020
Osasu Igbinedion: Entering 2020 With that God Energy [Season Finale]
Osasu Igbinedion is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, philanthropist but none of that mattered on this episode. Osasu and i have developed a relationship since the first time she came on the podcast in Season 1, and it showed. We got personal talking about her current state of mind, her plans for 2020, and a little bit of politics. 
01:10:58
December 27, 2019
Annabelle Giwa-Amu: Rekindling Friendships and Mastering Motherhood
Annabelle and I have so much history. In this episode, we explore that history in great detail. We went back in time to pinpoint how we fell apart so that we could put it back together. We shared the lessons we've acquired along the way. We talked about the circumstances surrounding the birth of her newborn daughter, and how motherhood has made her a better person.
01:13:11
December 27, 2019
6 Rules To Win The Next Decade
In this episode, I drop 6 rules inspired by the Hollywood movie, 'People Like Us' starring Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks. 'People Like Us' is considered a flop but the movie made sense to me on a lot of levels and in this episode, I share with you one of those levels. The movie has a list a 6 rules for life passed down from one character to the next that can improve your personal and professional life greatly. Don't sleep on this one.
28:43
December 27, 2019
Shaking the Table on Suicide
Uncommon thoughts and unpopular opinions on suicide using Anthony Bourdain, Heath Ledger and Jesus Christ as case studies.
28:47
December 20, 2019
Papilomexy: The Art of Weddings and Marriage
Emmanuel 'Papilomexy' Okolo is a filmmaker and CEO of the Wedding Doctors. He came on the show to share his unprecedented journey to filmmaking and how he is influencing the Nigerian wedding industry through his work. He talked about his relationship with his father, the mental condition of Nigerian people, and the work that needs to be done to secure the future of families. Though we talked about serious issues, Papilomexy brought his signature humor and will have you rolling until the last second. Enjoy,
01:17:44
December 20, 2019
Drawing the Taste of Egusi Soup w/ Etubi Onucheyo
My guest today is a graphic designer, illustrator, and artist based in Abuja Nigeria. He is also the talent behind the podcast artwork that you have all come to know and love. We talked about his journey, his influences, the support system that allowed him to pursue his dreams and what it was like collaborating with me on the podcast project. 
36:48
December 20, 2019
Chidera Okolie: Can I Live??
Chidera Okolie is an accomplished author, lawyer, and entrepreneur who saw success as early as 21 years old. She's seen it all and now at the age of 26, she's come to understand what truly matters. She just wants to live, work and grow on her own terms and has developed the thick skin required to thrive in a world that can be overwhelming for most. 
01:00:28
December 13, 2019
Chef Thabo Phake's Philosophy of Food
In this episode I sit down with Chef Thabo Phake, a 21 year old South African chef based in Abuja, Nigeria. He talked to me about his journey from the rugby field to the kitchen, making a name for himself, the limited mindset of black South Africans and making Abuja his new home away from home. What really stands out in this episode is Chef Thabo's cooking philosophy. He shows depth and substance as he romanticizes about the proper treatment of food.
51:44
December 6, 2019
CTRL-ALT-DEL Your Life: A Shortcut to Personal Development
There's no such thing as a shortcut to a fulfilling life but this is as close as we'll ever get. CTRL-ALT-DEL is universally known as the keyboard shortcut for restarting or running other handy functions on a Windows computer, but in this episode, I've reimagined it to be the ultimate shortcut to living a meaningful life.
32:28
December 6, 2019
Nadine Ibrahim: Managing 3 Miscarriages and Making Masterpieces
I sat down with Abuja-based, filmmaker and photographer, Nadine Ibrahim. She opened up about her 3 miscarriages, finding meaning in her suffering and how filmmaking helped her cope with the trauma of pregnancy loss. We also talked about the pros and cons of mastering multiple skills and how those skills might define a person. 
01:06:49
November 29, 2019
Creating a Business Brand That Reflects your Individuality
In last week's episode, I said that building a personal brand should be easy and fun. Building a business brand, on the other hand, can be a trial by fire. In this episode, I show how to connect the two. The first segment is where I speak on how your personal brand can help your business brand. The second segment is where I share 12 branding rules that anyone serious about their business brand should keep in mind. 
30:27
November 23, 2019
Truth, Lies, Pain and Music w/ Isah the Prince
Isah the Prince was very honest and open in his debut album, 'Purple Heart' so I had him on the show to pick his brain about all the events in his life that have led to such a deeply personal and relatable project. And he did not disappoint!
01:30:08
November 23, 2019
Personal Branding Doesn't Have to Be Do-Or-Die
People take personal branding too serious these days. I recommend a much lighter and truly personal approach in this episode's monologue.
15:28
November 16, 2019
Akubeze: Finding Common Ground
I am joined by Akubeze Okocha, a vlogger and lawyer based in Abuja. Aku is a smart and opinionated woman and she challenged me on everything. it was refreshing having to really dig deep to find common ground on things we disagreed on, starting with the name of the podcast!
55:07
November 15, 2019
Finessing Fatherhood w/ Karim-Daniel Klesca
An intimate, delightful conversation on Fatherhood with Karim-Daniel Klesca, a film maker and media producer, who just had his second child. He talks to me about how he has navigated the drama that comes with having two kids with different women, being the ideal father for his kids and how he supports the mother of new child.  
49:44
November 8, 2019
The Truth about "Toxic" People
In this episode, I pose the question: Is that person really toxic, or do you just suck at dealing with people who don't agree with you? A certified table-shaker.
35:05
November 8, 2019
Michael Njoku: Mastering Life, Love and Business
Michael Njoku is a brilliant guy -- a young dude who hasn't reached 30 but yet has the maturity of a sage. He is a businessman who specializes in software solutions through his company Mcee Solutions. He's also about to be married so we talked about everything from his first entry into business, to meeting the love of his life and his life philosophy. Perhaps my favorite part is when we talked about his wife-to-be. That's a man who knows what he has found. 
01:09:51
November 1, 2019
Don’t be so Obsessed with Finding Your Purpose
It is said that our sole purpose in this as human beings is to find our purpose. But sometimes we take things to far, getting obsessed with the big picture and forgetting the steps it takes to get there.
23:41
October 25, 2019
The Gift of an Authentic Relationship w/ Makena Obura
In this episode I am joined by Kenyan interior designer, Makena Obura. This lady is one of my favourite people in the world. Our relationship is very special as we started out as friends and then became business partners months later. We talked about what it was like working together, how our friendship has grown and our vision for Africa.  We hyped each other up big time and see the God in each other. This is Makena's 2nd time on the podcast.
01:18:17
October 25, 2019
How Your Emotional Intelligence Affects Your Craft w/ Shawn Asala
Have you ever thought about how your personality affects the kind of creative decisions you make in your work? The main gist of this episode was recorded during my set at the Abuja International Photography Festival in front of a live audience made up mainly of photographers. I was joined by doctor-turned-photographer, Shawn Asala, who helped me unpack theories on how being aware of how our moods and personalities influence our work in a big way.
41:00
October 18, 2019
I Drove Without the Car Horn for 2 Weeks. Here's What I Learnt About Myself.
You think you're patient. Wait until you lose your car horn at the worst possible time, in one of the worst possible cities in the world. Listen to my story.
24:11
October 11, 2019
What Makes a Person Irresistible (PART 1)
Three things make a person irresistible. Listen to to learn what those three things are. 
32:57
October 11, 2019
Creativity, Spirituality, and What it takes to Found a Festival w/Osaze Efe
Founding a festival is hard. In this episode, I am joined by Osaze Efe, the founder of the Abuja International Photo Festival which, at the time of recording, is now entering its 3rd Edition. We talked about how a regular guy found the balls to take on the challenge of organizing an international festival. We also talked about how the process changed him, what he has become by it and, what to expect from the biggest edition yet. I hope his story inspires your next big challenge. The festival is holding on the 14th-18th of October, 2019. You don't wanna miss it.
52:55
October 11, 2019
Jarell Ebuka: Unremarkable Men and Bad B*tches (Encore)
Singer/Songwriter, Jarell Ebuka makes his 2nd appearance on the Young god pod and this drops just in time for his second EP which he talked about on the show. His first single off the EP, 'Your Daddy' is featured on the show -- a 30-second snippet at the beginning and the full song at the end. We talked about his music-making process, men who set low standards for themselves and the women who enable them. He also brought his guitar on the show and best believe we made some music that is going straight to the top!
01:11:48
October 4, 2019
iMessage Games is the Devil
'iMessage games' is a killer of budding relationships in my opinion. So far, I've been a victim on three occasions and I can't keep calm!!! On the recommendations of a romantic interest, I installed the iMessage games app onto my phone. In the month and a half that I had it on my phone, it was fun but little did I know I was paying a bigger price. 
16:01
October 4, 2019
How I Mastered Negative Self-talk
In this episode, I get particularly introspective about all the ways I've mastered my inner negative self-talk. I realize I don't have any external reasons for having high self-confidence, but my internal gifts are bountiful. 
19:49
October 4, 2019
Aisha Shuaibu: Riding the Wave
In this episode, I'm joined by Aisha Shuaibu, the founder of Waffle Stop, a restaurant that serves the best waffles and pancakes in the city. True Story. In our conversation, she opens up about her state of mind and how it has improved over the last few years as she steadily masters work-life balance. She shares her frustration with the perception and treatment of women worldwide, and her mother, from whom she draws otherworldly inspiration. Aisha showed her depth as she ponders what success really means to her compared to that of society. She did this for all husky-voiced women. Enjoy!
01:19:48
September 29, 2019
Season 2 Premiere: The Second Coming
The Young god podcast is back after a 90-day hiatus. Listen as I wax lyrical about the new season, my aspirations for the show, and a double-down on the god mentality.
25:36
September 29, 2019
Don't Give In to Nigerian Negativity
Nigeria is in dire straits and those who are going to survive, thrive and fix it need to have an common mentality. This episode is an ode to being above the negativity that encapsulates much of the Nigerian experience and creating your personal oasis of order in the chaos that is Nigeria.
35:49
September 29, 2019
Bonus Episode: A Conversation w/ my Baby Sister
This episode is especially special because I share it with my baby sister who has always wanted to come on the show. We talked about the new Spider-man movie, moving to a new school, and i gave her some big brother advice. 
25:53
August 6, 2019
Henrich Akomolafe: How I Made the Forbes List (Season Finale)
My next guest just made the Forbes List and I was thrilled to pick his brain on what he must feel like to be recognized. He opened up completely about his journey, his mindset, and his plans for the future. This is also the final episode of season one.
01:01:34
July 14, 2019
Motherhood, Womanhood and Maintaining a Healthy Mind and Body [w/ Mitun Dada]
Mitun Dada is an engineer and owner of a health and fitness lifestyle brand but her scope isn't about just physical fitness but about the mental as well. She also shares her thoughts on Motherhood and what drives her to be the best version of herself despite her life challenges. She is well-spoken, funny and thoughtful.
53:36
July 7, 2019
Ogwa Iweze: Self-Discovery, Entrepreneurship and Success
Ogwa Iweze is a fashion entrepreneur based in Abuja, Nigeria and she joins me on this episode to talk about her mission of self-discovery, her life goals and the business side of things. We talked about making our first millions, evolving our worldviews, and our ideals in our personal and professional lives. Ogwa really opens up in a way that allows us to find common ground.
01:13:28
July 7, 2019
The UnderCoza Story: What I've Learnt and How We Can Do Better.
I trended nationwide on the 30th June, 2019 after a Twitter thread of mine went viral. The thread detailed my infiltration of a megachurch (COZA) whose senior pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, was accused of rape by Busola Dakolo, the wife of musician, Timi Dakolo. I know, sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie.  In this episode, I give a little more context to the events that transpired on that fateful day -- the protests, the Coza experience, how it felt to be Twitter-famous and the need to support our women during these pivotal moments in our country's history.  The events of that day, earned me name, Undercoza Brother, in reference to the fact that I was undercover in Coza.
22:57
July 2, 2019
Music, Vulnerability, Facing Flaws and the Power of Sleep w/ Emosé
In this episode, I have a cool and sexy conversation with singer/songwriter Emosé. We talked about her struggles with ADHD, her creative process, her challenges in the music industry, and much more!
01:06:29
June 23, 2019
Mastering Music, Social Media and the Self w/ Jarell Ebuka
In this episode, i am joined by Abuja-based singer/songwriter, Jarell Ebuka. We talked about his musical influences and aspirations, believing the hype, and our love for books by author, Robert Greene. 
01:16:29
June 14, 2019
Sugabelly: Victimhood, Suffering and the Sexiness of Igbo Language
I had a conversation with Lotanna Igwe, aka Sugabelly. She is an illustrator, writer, and iOs engineer. She is also the founder of Sexy Igbo. A platform that teaches you how to speak the igbo language. We talked about her Sexy Igbo project, Her struggles with internet trolls and how she dealt with the negative attention, and the pressures of having a large online following (20k followers on Twitter). During our conversation, she challenged traditional ideas on religion, being a victim and the value of suffering. Riveting stuff!
01:16:23
May 29, 2019
The Myth of Living Your Best Life
In this episode, I talk about what living my best life means to me. That phrase means different things to different people so I thought I'd share how i relate to it. Also featured in the second segment, is a voice message I received from a young god listener, Comfort Umoh. She wanted me to talk about the "over-celebration of individualism". Listen to hear my response.
13:31
May 20, 2019
Good Friends, Overpopulation, Self -reliance and Beyoncé [Conversation with Jake Effoduh]
On this episode, I'm joined by Jake Effoduh, a human rights lawyer with quick wits and a high level of self-awareness. We discussed all kinds of issues ranging from Nigeria's wack police force to the awesomeness of Beyonce. 
01:46:27
May 15, 2019
Thoughts on Avengers Endgame, The Battle of Winterfell and the Ideal Movie Date (Conversation w/Oche Idache)
My guest, Oche Idache, and I talk about some of our favourite things: Avengers Endgame, The Battle of Winterfell, and the ideal movie date. We also talked about our adventures on social media.
48:46
May 1, 2019
9 Books That will Challenge the Way You Think
In this episode, I share 9 of my all time favourite books that influenced my trajectory as a person. I also why i think self-help books are the most important books for this generation.
32:33
May 1, 2019
The 12 Superpowers of a god
A list of 12 psychological attributes that high quality individuals possess, that give them a much needed edge in the world.
22:25
May 1, 2019
Aisha Sambo: Create Yourself
A conversation about life, business and creativity with Aisha Sambo, creative director Sushi Sunglasses, curator of TEDxMaitama.
44:35
May 1, 2019
[Trailer] Introduction to the young god pod
A short trailer episode letting you know what to expect from the show.
02:05
April 22, 2019
gods and kings (ft Larry King)
I'm celebrating my 28th birthday so this episode is all about you getting to know me! For the first time, I share the story behind my "young god" moniker. I talk about what being a god means to me and how it has helped me be a better person. I also let you in on the people I look down on and finally there's a very special interview with the legendary Larry King!!! WHAAT!
31:13
April 4, 2019
Episode 21: Stay Within Yourself w/ Lil Wayne & Genee Chaka
Inspired by Lil Wayne, I talk about the immense power that comes from staying within oneself in a world that is full of competition and comparison. Today's guest is my friend Genee Chaka, host of 'Genie out the Bottle' podcast. She shares her two cents on the topic in a conversation we had. 
32:52
March 17, 2019
Episode 20: Creativity in Business
-Get creative about pricing -Why "Know your worth" is bad advice when it comes to pricing. -How to respond when your clients accuse you of being too expensive. -Why your friends don't support your hustle
27:17
February 28, 2019
I Won't Be Shamed For Not Voting feat. Osasu Igbinedion
In this episode i'll be talking about: - Why I'm not voting in the 2019 Elections - Other ways to creatively contribute to the cause that have nothing to do with politics - The Mental Revolution that is necessary to move the nation forward
01:19:35
February 13, 2019
Aisha Augie-Kuta [Season 2 Premiere]
The Creative Habit is back and it's better.  - Not everyone is creative - The difference between 'a creative' and a creative individual. - Creative people need to be creative or they die. - Special Guest: Aisha Augie
01:04:07
February 1, 2019
[Season finale] My experience in Nairobi
In the final episode of the first season, I dive deep into my 3 week trip to Nairobi. I share some of my favorite things about the city as well as the things that were lacking. Everything from the food, the weather, even the nightlife is touched upon but the highlight of this episode is my thoughts on the social dynamics between Kenyan woman and Kenyan men, specifically Nairobi. I 'creatively' unpack the gender issues we face in our daily lives using the Kenyan society as a backdrop, exploring feminism, patriarchy and everything in between. I also explore the differences between how Kenyan women and Nigerian woman, handle the suffering they've endured in their respective societies. The episode is rapped with an intimate conversation between myself and Kenyan interior designer, Makena Obura.
01:07:34
December 10, 2018
Being a Creative is not Easy.
In this episode, I've picked a few relatable stories from my creative career and how they affected me: the first time I almost quit, the time I was penalized for not having enough followers and my first face-to-face encounter with Nat Geo. These stories shed a light in the cut-throat nature of the industry.
21:17
November 27, 2018
Talk is Cheap
In this episode, I attempt to unpack the "Talk Is Cheap" Twitter incident between successful Nigerian author, Nnedi Okorafor and Onizay, a Twitter user. Twitter/IG: @rodneyavo
15:29
October 23, 2018
"Tell Me About Yourself": A Source of Anxiety for Women
Why do millennial women hate to be told to tell about themselves? I break down this phenomenon and how we can help each other get over the anxiety.
15:20
September 21, 2018
An Eye-opening Conversation w/Special Guest Jennifer
I am joined in this very special episode by my cousin, Jennifer, who paid me a visit from another state 6 hours away. In our discussion she gave me a glimpse of how of life back home -- stories that touched me. She opened my eyes to experiences I am far removed from even though I live in the same country.
16:17
August 31, 2018
My Thoughts on God and Free Will
Prepare to have your most cherished beliefs challenged. In this episode, I share some theories about God being just, what really happened in the Garden of Eden and the concept of free will.
13:03
August 23, 2018
How to be Insanely Creative Part 1: Stay Curious
People want to be more creative. They want to be able to express their most complex feelings with relative ease. In this episode, I share some ideas I learned from Leonardo da Vinci. Stay Curious, my friends.
10:40
August 12, 2018
Talking Shop with Special Guest, Karim
In this episode, I am joined by Karim Daniel recording from Paris. He is a filmmaker and editor from Haiti but based in Paris. We talk about our the similarities, differences, and challenges in our work while also sharing some childhood stories. This is a long one so grab a coffee and enjoy!
34:53
August 4, 2018
My Evolution from Photographer to Creative Strategist
I have been a professional photographer for the past 5 years but I'm also 6 months into my evolution into a Creative Strategist. I share with you how this all happened. Enjoy.
09:14
July 27, 2018