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Thinking Reimagined® with Dr. Ama

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Thinking Reimagined® is a podcast series dedicated to 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺.
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Listeners'Choice: Employability, Mentorship and Sponsorship.
The post-covid workplace ranges from hybrid, to remote to in-person offices and communities, as company culture and engagement has been disrupted. Furthermore, the Great Resignation and issues with mental health have become focal points for employers and employees. Securing and retaining talent are priorities yet employability and the rising figures of the underemployed remain critical in the global marketplace. For a growing number of graduates, particularly on the African continent, their ability to compete with the best in the world when they lack the skills, tools or network required for career growth and success remains problematic. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Bisi Alimi (Executive Coach, Public Speaker, International Development Consultant & Media Commentator), Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Felix Effiong McFilarge (MC, Actor, Comedian, Entertainer) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) share their thoughts on the future of ‘work’ and how curiosity can aid young minds in the areas of employability, networking, mentorship and sponsorship.
52:58
September 22, 2022
Listeners' Choice: Social Media Engagement. How to Connect and Build a Community.
Social media is impacting lives, from the way we interact, socialise and work to the ways in which we communicate within our communities, workplaces and institutions of learning. The vast ocean of content, news and information at our fingertips require finesse and understanding of our digital footprints which could enhance or derail or lives, work and/or businesses. The projected global population is currently 7.7 billion whilst the internet has 4 billion users and almost 3.5 billion active social media users and counting. This ecosystem, with various platforms which thrive on building and sustaining relationships, offers opportunities for business and professional growth in the digital marketplace. Developing our social media visibility and functionality for business success begins by knowing the audience, what they want, their interests,  their pain points and struggles and viable proposed solutions. As a business leader or professional, understanding the target market, the buying behaviour, the nuances of the environment and receptivity to products/services is critical to successful social media engagement and connection with the target market and community. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Antonella Ragona (Strategic Marketer, Business Administrator & Creative Powerhouse), Peter Armand Boyo (Director, Actor, Filmmaker and Brand Ambassador) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) explore the following question: Are you curious about how you are performing digitally? They demystify the algorithm mystery - by explaining how it works, the tricks around social media engagement, what ‘call to action’ is, content strategy and marketing.
52:58
September 14, 2022
Listeners' Choice: The Good Girl Syndrome
The Good Girl Syndrome is a mindset imposed on girls and women to the detriment of their sense of Self, success and overall well-being. It is masked as socially acceptable norms - from behaviour to presentation and how to interact amongst others, to name a few. Often girls are told not to climb trees or to sit in a less suggestive manner because it would attract the wrong type of attention. Ladies are taught not to express strong views so as not to sound aggressive. They are taught to modify their attire and speak with a particular tone to avoid being labelled as rebellious. The Good Girl Syndrome is the unwritten sensible script which follows a woman throughout her life beginning with parents, then through school and then with her partner - those who expect her to have blossomed from a ‘good’ girl to a ‘good’ woman, who then becomes a ‘good’ mother. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Ms. Vena Ramphal (Dancer Instructor, Author, Philosopher), Ms. Abi (Founder & Executive Director, PATISS) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) place ‘The Good Girl Script' on the table of reason, dissect it and explain why it must to be torn up and discarded to ensure equity, inclusion and belonging in society and the workplace.
58:21
September 07, 2022
Listeners' Choice: Overcoming Trauma
In Nigeria, as in the rest of the world, there has been a heightened level of the impact of traumatic experiences. Whilst trauma has the potential to become severe and affect how we relate with others and sometimes leading to depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation, shame, guilt, fear, addiction etc., recognising the signs and triggers and unconscious biases are essential for early intervention. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Ese Ayaebene (Guidance Counselor, Therapist and Radio Host), Ms. Abi (Founder & Executive Director, PATISS) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly!®️) address a live audience including the finalists of the Live Abundantly®️ Equity & Equality Scholarship on how to build resilience, heal and bounce back from traumatic episodes whilst building a long-lasting support system.
58:15
August 31, 2022
Imposter Syndrome
We have all experienced it at some point in our lives, a sense of doubt and questioning even though we have all the skills, knowledge and education. Imposter syndrome is not believing in yourself - your capabilities and competencies. It is an internal fear of being unmasked despite your achievements and potential. This internal turmoil which is not gender limited can have more devastating consequences on women in the work or educational setting. It is said that men boldly camouflage their imposter syndrome whilst women are more apt to acknowledge it. Regardless of the circumstances, imposter syndrome presents in multiple ways and can affect performance, self-confidence, curiosity, motivation and a sense of well-being amongst others. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined®️, Amal Hassan (Technopreneur & Founder, Outsource Global), Benny Finisher (Poet and Writer, Menace), Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) and Nifemi Oguntoye earnestly discuss the nuances of Imposter Syndrone, strategies to combat imposter syndrome, the need to celebrate successes however small and develop the resilience to cope with this know enemy within - imposter syndrome.
01:07:50
August 24, 2022
It's All In The Mind
We begin this podcast with an oration from Benny Finisher as we prepare to dialogue with Youth.  There is growing advocacy to empower the younger population to contribute and continue to strive for better representation given the extenuating challenges facing the world post pandemic.  Today’s youth are faced with issues of underemployment and unemployment in the wake of worsening insecurity and economic hardship. The frustration is sometimes due to the fear of being judged or getting arrested in oppressive circumstances. In some situations, the youth have given up on education. In the case of Nigeria, millions of university students have had their education stunted by a lingering strike of public university lecturers. Regardless of the situation, the youth are further challenged on how best to express themselves or how to make informed decisions. Having the right mindset is crucial at a time when there are more young people in the world than ever in the history of humanity. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined®️, Benny Finisher (Poet and Writer, Menace), Melvina Olisa (Future Lady Surveyor), Nkem Nwokolo (Student), Dhung Tsok-Nwok (Production Supervisor, Thinking Reimagined®️ Podcast) and Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator) explore the myriad of challenges facing today's youth, how to turn the setbacks into opportunities, the life skills necessary to Thrive and how to start harnessing the power of the mind.
50:42
August 17, 2022
Listeners' Choice: Rethinking Self-Care
What is Self Care to you? A vacation? A treat? Exercise? Meditation? Laughter with friends and family? Some people think self-care has to be expensive but a simple and regular meditation or laughing with your friends and family can lift your spirit and improve your overall life. Amidst present day stressors and triggers from the pandemic, the economy, security and political instability, the desire for happiness, well-being and fulfilment are taking precedence. Tapping into the core of self-care requires not just feeding your body but also nourishing your soul to enhance the quality of your existence. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Ms. Carla Nouajim (Radio Show Host & Nutritionist) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly!®️) explain the role of conscious and intentional living in fostering love, meaningful relationships, pleasure, purpose and fulfilment in aiding women (actually everybody) to live their intentional best lives.
52:24
August 10, 2022
Japa Syndrome - Human Trafficking
Migration is a natural phenomenon but the growing global challenges and the exodus of people from their homelands in search of greener pastures has resulted in the escalating rate of human trafficking and irregular migration. The insidious global crime disproportionately affects women and children at a rate of 71% compared to men (21%). The syndicates and individuals behind the lucrative crime of sourcing and sending “people cargo” take advantage of vulnerable, desperate, poor, displaced and marginalised persons simply seeking a better life. Today, technology and the digitalisation of the world has created a borderless network for this dehumanising and exploitative underworld enterprise which operates within the shadows of communities, businesses and governments. And it is very disheartening because technology, in a way, enabled us to come together and continue to connect during the pandemic. This has also allowed for victims to come forward to share their stories in order to discourage others. As we observe World Day Against Trafficking In Persons, statistics indicate an increase in human trafficking which has been exacerbated by the pandemic as millions of innocent people looking for a better standard of living are reduced to a commodity at the hands of their perpetrators. In continuation of our podcast series on the 'Japa Syndrome,' this episode of Thinking Reimagined®️ invites Mrs. Comfort Agboko (Commander of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Lagos Zonal Command), Jerry Adelu (Entrepreneur, Migrant Returnee), Chylian Azuh (Founder, Female Return Migrant Network), Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) and Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator) to offer further insights into the push factors for emigration, the trauma as well as viable solutions to mitigate the factors driving the Japa Syndrome, irregular migration and human trafficking which have been fuelled by insecurity, poverty, economic stagnation, climate change but driven by the desire to Live Abundantly®️
01:01:43
August 03, 2022
Treating Stress and Depression
Stress in its simplest form is a reaction to a physical and/or emotional discomfort. Furthermore, stress untreated can lead to depression. As the world continues to grapple with the long term effects of the endemic, uncertainty, trauma, grief, burnout to mention a few, it is essential to focus on well-being to mitigate the far reaching consequences poor mental health. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution or treatment for stress and depression, experts say the importance of sleep, a good diet, exercise, meditation, positive human connection is vital for one’s brain, mind and body. They also emphasise the significance of early treatment of stress and depression as well as mental health awareness and education.  In this episode of Thinking Reimagined®️,  Dr. Angela Onwuanibe , MD, MPH (Medical Doctor, expert in Forensic Psychiatry, Dual Diagnosis, Anger Management, Post Traumatic Stress and Psychiatry), Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly!®️) and Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator) offer professional advice and treatment for stress and depression. This powerful episode is a keepsake.
49:35
July 27, 2022
Japa
'Japa' is a Nigerian slang which means 'running swiftly out of dangerous situations' and is widely used to describe migrating from the country, Nigeria in this case, in search of greener pastures. Everyday, Nigerians leave in droves for the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and a list of other countries including neighbouring Niger. Libya has become a connecting hub to Europe. The uniqueness of this concept is also in the irregularity and the conditions within which their ‘travelling out’ takes place. In 2021, the World Bank statistics indicated 50% of Nigerians youth yearned to migrate. This begs the question: Do they truly  understand the dynamics of migrating and the new host countries? Do they have the tools and mindset necessary for life in a new country? How shall they survive and assimilate in the new environment? In what manner are they leaving the country? Are they being trafficked? These and many other questions are top of mind in this endemic global phenomenon. Taking the global situation into consideration requires an examination of the economic, social and political struggles and  issues, particularly during the current global endemic, which is affecting the world in many unprecedented ways. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined, Mrs. Comfort Agboko (Commander of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Lagos Zonal Command), Deborah Duropitan (Tech Expert, Law Graduate), Jerry Adelu (Entrepreneur, Migrant Returnee), Chylian Azuh (Founder, Female Return Migrant Network), Peter Armand Boyo (Director, Actor, Filmmaker and Brand Ambassador), Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) and Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator) offer unique perspectives and share experiences and solutions to address the factors which drive irregular migration and human trafficking.
01:04:24
July 20, 2022
Boys To Men
The notion of how to live respectfully in harmony with others and the environment is foreign to many boys and men. There are mindsets existent, in many cultures, which ensure young men are constantly under pressure either because they cannot define masculinity without the concept of provision and control of others; and sometimes in the cultural concept where a man is not being considered a father until a male child is produced. This mindset is presented to boys from a young age as they aspire to be supermen who are unbothered by traumatic events, emotionally disconnected and focused on egocentric actions to prove their prowess in educational, business, social and political settings. Defining masculinity using descriptions not limited to those showcasing strength, boldness, assertiveness, being 'man up' are some of the societal expectations and definitions of being a real man. A man is expected to know what to do, when to do it and how to do it, bearing in mind that they should not express pain and to view those who do as weak, unreliable…soft. In this male-only focused episode of Thinking Reimagined, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Tolu Oni (Finance Professional), Benny Finisher (Performing and Creative Artist) and Stanley Evans MBE (Deputy Chair, British Business Group- Nigeria and Environmentalist) have a heart-to-heart conversations on the need to explore the myriad of stereotypes in order to shift the mindset for well- informed ‘Boys To Men.'
39:52
July 13, 2022
Positive Body Image
Social media with an estimated 3.5 billion users worldwide has become a major influencer in today’s global culture. The social networking platforms are filled with people presenting themselves in their altered and/or enhanced light, thereby creating false impressions which might cause some to have a negative body image and low self esteem. Body shaming is rampant and image issues, which affect women more than men, are further heightened. In the glossy world of media, poor body image and eating disorders are enforced by certain cultures and societal standards of beauty have had a detrimental effect on people’s mental health and well-being. Self-esteem and self-confidence largely depends on how you perceive yourself, how others view you and how you think others perceive you. You literally have to think about the whole umbrella of causes when talking about body image. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Karina Karunwi (Wellness Expert & Project Manager), Peter Armand Boyo (Director, Actor, Filmmaker and Brand Ambassador) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) shed some light on the importance of having a positive body image, the role of parenting, education and self-care in creating a culture which embraces inclusive, diverse positive body image.
51:51
July 06, 2022
Social Media Engagement. How to Connect and Build a Community.
Social media is impacting lives, from the way we interact, socialise and work to the ways in which we communicate within our communities, workplaces and institutions of learning. The vast ocean of content, news and information at our fingertips require finesse and understanding of our digital footprints which could enhance or derail or lives, work and/or businesses. The projected global population is currently 7.7 billion whilst the internet has 4 billion users and almost 3.5 billion active social media users and counting. This ecosystem, with various platforms which thrive on building and sustaining relationships, offers opportunities for business and professional growth in the digital marketplace. Developing our social media visibility and functionality for business success begins by knowing the audience, what they want, their interests,  their pain points and struggles and viable proposed solutions. As a business leader or professional, understanding the target market, the buying behaviour, the nuances of the environment and receptivity to products/services is critical to successful social media engagement and connection with the target market and community. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Antonella Ragona (Strategic Marketer, Business Administrator & Creative Powerhouse), Peter Armand Boyo (Director, Actor, Filmmaker and Brand Ambassador) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) explore the following question: Are you curious about how you are performing digitally? They demystify the algorithm mystery - by explaining how it works, the tricks around social media engagement, what ‘call to action’ is, content strategy and marketing.
52:58
June 30, 2022
The Good Girl Syndrome
The Good Girl Syndrome is a mindset imposed on girls and women to the detriment of their sense of Self, success and overall well-being. It is masked as socially acceptable norms - from behaviour to presentation and how to interact amongst others, to name a few. Often girls are told not to climb trees or to sit in a less suggestive manner because it would attract the wrong type of attention. Ladies are taught not to express strong views so as not to sound aggressive. They are taught to modify their attire and speak with a particular tone to avoid being labelled as rebellious. The Good Girl Syndrome is the unwritten sensible script which follows a woman throughout her life beginning with parents, then through school and then with her partner - those who expect her to have blossomed from a ‘good’ girl to a ‘good’ woman, who then becomes a ‘good’ mother. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Ms. Vena Ramphal (Dancer Instructor, Author, Philosopher), Ms. Abi (Founder & Executive Director, PATISS) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) place ‘The Good Girl Script' on the table of reason, dissect it and explain why it must to be torn up and discarded to ensure equity, inclusion and belonging in society and the workplace.
58:21
June 23, 2022
The Challenges of Childhood
Child Labour is a disturbing and traumatic occurrence in many communities, particularly in the developing world, where the joy of childhood is stripped away from a large number of children.  It is not uncommon to see a girl in her school uniform on the street corner hawking produce or a boy working at the mechanic shop or building site when he should be with his peers at school. According to statistics, Nigeria has the highest number of child labourers in West Africa, an estimated  15million as of 2021, but the pandemic has exacerbated living conditions thereby making it commonplace to see children as beggars, menially paid apprentices or ‘hustling’ on the streets all for the sake of basic shelter and a meal or to supplement the family income.  In this episode of Thinking Reimagined®️,  Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Mrs. Comfort Agboko (Zonal Commander, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly!®️) explore the trauma and brutality of child labour and the long term effects on children and the society. How do we as stakeholders address this issue in order to implement and abide by laws established to protect children?
47:06
June 15, 2022
Music As A Voice For The Youth
The power of music is universally acknowledged. It connects, it inspires, it soothes and it can be a tool for development. Globally recognised Nigerian musician, Daddy Showkey, says “music is a movement." Daddy Showkey is a veteran Nigerian musician who introduced the popular Galala dance in the late 1990s out of the country's most popular ghetto - Ajegunle, also known as AJ City. The Nigerian music icon believes that lyrics inform, inspire, and educate as music remains a big part of everyday life, with musicians and social media playing a huge role as trendsetters and opinion shapers in this digital age. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined®️, Daddy Showkey (Musician and Youth Advocate) speaks with Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly!®️) on his journey into music, raising young people to be active and conscious citizens in the development of society particularly in Nigeria. This is a rare episode and the first solo discussion on Thinking Reimagined®️ The key question: How can music can make a difference in the life of today’s youth?
48:12
June 08, 2022
Being A Child
"I believe the children are the future…” these are the opening lyrics of Whitney Houston's evergreen classic, 'The Greatest Love of All', a song celebrating children as beautiful creatures with carefree spirits and innocent smiles which  'steal' the hearts of many. While the world has witnessed innovation, the pandemic and shifts in life- work dynamics, today’s child  face an uncertain future due to climate change, environmental degradation, poverty, innumerable international and civil conflicts, inequality as well as the increase in choices of social vices which threaten to erode their well being. On this episode of Thinking Reimagined, the children had some of the most interesting things to say in response to the questions posed on “Being a Child". Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator) speaks with Pearl Oruebor, Noel Oruebor and Babayemi Abiodun on issues such as: bullying, cybercrime, what they think about a being a Nigerian and the future they envision.
45:56
June 01, 2022
The Nuances of Dating in 2022
Two years ago, we all got caught up in pandemic-fuelled challenges, and dating relationships were not shielded from the shocks that ensued, with many forced to date through their screens or not at all. Today, dating has witnessed a drastic historic change, thanks to match-making forums, online dating apps and blind date platforms that continue to evolve with digital technology. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Chylian Azuh (Founder, Female Returned Migrants Network), Tolu Oni (Finance Professional), Melvina Olisa (Future Lady Surveyor) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️)  speak on the dynamics of dating in 2022, considering factors such as infidelity and online/public displays of affection as they share personal experiences on the hurdles of dating in the 'real world.'
51:09
May 24, 2022
Digital Siege
In 1993, the 3rd of May was declared World Press Freedom Day to reflect on the fundamental principles of press freedom, the need to defend those working in media from attacks, and a day to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the course of carrying out their work. Today, Journalism has come of age at a time where 'everyone', as an individual storyteller, faces increasing digital surveillance from state authorities. A classic example of digital siege and censorship where there is a thin line between truth, propaganda, and sensationalism, was when the Nigerian Government in 2021 lifted the ban on Twitter operations in the country after 222 days and economic losses of about N500 billion. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Sheyi Owolabi (Brand Designer, Visual artist, Photographer, and Art Curator) and Adebola Williams (Storyteller, Blogger, Content Strategist, and Editor) speak on the need for more responsible journalism, where professionals are walking through a minefield at midnight, just to ensure that the mission to tell the truth remains alive against all odds.
55:11
May 11, 2022
Protection From Ransomware
Now, more than ever, we leave digital footprints everywhere, and we are more prone to cyber attacks especially as there is an increase in online activities post COVID. Records in 2021 show that about $6 trillion was lost to cybercrime and this could cost the global economy up to $10 trillion in the next 3 years. With ransomware attacks occurring every 11 seconds, there's now an urgent need for protection against threats to destroy or withhold a victim’s critical data unless a ransom is paid to an attacker who often deploys phishing emails, messages with suspicious links, codes or demands to change passwords. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Nadim Chidac (Chief Operating Officer, coollink.ng), Peter Armand Boyo (Director, Actor, Filmmaker and Brand Ambassador) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) highlight the precautions to take and how to identify exposure to ransomware, while avoiding spooky links, replicated website addresses, and pop-ups, as they confirm that securing our data is as important as securing our homes.
45:00
May 04, 2022
What are you doing for Mother Earth?
These days, lunch time discussions and dinner conversations are often centred around politics, entertainment, music, the economy, security issues or how to make extra income in these challenging times. However, in the wake of this year's International Earth Day, our attention is shifting to how humanity can save the only planet that sustains life in the universe. Today, there are growing concerns about the population explosion, biodiversity loss, the pollution of the ecosystems, the depleting quality of the environment, the effects of climate change, global warming and the effects of extreme weather conditions. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Fusho Alufoghe (Youth Activist), Melvina Olisa (Surveying Student) and Akintunde Disu (Environmentalist) raise awareness on the need for everyone to 'Go Green', reduce, reuse and recycle waste, conserve energy and interact with Mother Earth responsibly.
39:41
April 27, 2022
Overcoming Trauma
In Nigeria, as in the rest of the world, there has been a heightened level of the impact of traumatic experiences. Whilst trauma has the potential to become severe and affect how we relate with others and sometimes leading to depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation, shame, guilt, fear, addiction etc., recognising the signs and triggers and unconscious biases are essential for early intervention. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Ese Ayaebene (Guidance Counselor, Therapist and Radio Host), Ms. Abi (Founder & Executive Director, PATISS) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly!®️) address a live audience including the finalists of the Live Abundantly®️ Equity & Equality Scholarship on how to build resilience, heal and bounce back from traumatic episodes whilst building a long-lasting support system.
58:15
April 19, 2022
Security and Safety in Uncertain Times
The level of global uncertainty has been heightened as the world records high levels of economic and insecurity tensions in Europe, Africa and Asia. In Nigeria, millions are in the eye of the storm where security challenges in recent years has resulted in increased terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and cybercrime... the list is endless. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Shuaibu Danjuma (Security Expert) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly!®️) provide tips on self-defence whether physically or online and the importance of adhering to safety and travel advisories in an under-policed nation.
49:39
April 13, 2022
Breaking The Bias
The world finds itself at an inflection point as bias continues to affect how people are perceived and treated thus impeding the attainment of equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice and a sense of belonging. Whether those biases are conscious or unconscious, they often lead to unfair treatment, depriving millions of access to resources, opportunities, freedom and sources of livelihood to name a few.  Some of these biases, primarily developed at childhood, are borne out of cultural and religious beliefs, making it necessary for everyone to learn, relearn and  unlearn thus changing their mindsets for a better global society. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️,  Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator),  Bisi Alimi (Executive Coach, Public Speaker, International Development Consultant & Media Commentator) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly!®️) present their thoughts on the role of awareness and advocacy in 'Breaking the Bias' in communities, workplaces, schools, throughout the society and in the general public sphere.
49:36
April 06, 2022
Rethinking Self-Care
It has been an amazing month of March for women around the world. In the wake of this year's Mother's Day, there is no better time than now to Rethink Self-Care particularly for women, who Dr. Ama describes as, “the bedrock of society.” Amidst present day stressors and triggers from the pandemic, the economy, security and political instability, the desire for happiness, well-being and fulfilment are taking precedence. Tapping into the core of self-care requires not just feeding your body but also nourishing your soul to enhance the quality of your existence. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Ms. Carla Nouajim (Radio Show Host & Nutritionist) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly!®️) explain the role of conscious and intentional living in fostering love, meaningful relationships, pleasure, purpose and fulfilment in aiding women (actually everybody) to live their intentional best lives
52:24
March 30, 2022
Building Confidence and Competence in Women.
As the world continues to spotlight gender parity and breaking the bias in the course of this year's International Women's Month, it is important to note the significance of improving confidence in women which begins with the girl child. Often limited by society's template of what it means to be a woman, patriarchal thinking deprives many girls and women of the opportunities to develop self confidence and competence, and cultural-religious idealogy hinders their personal fulfilment. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Amal Hassan (Technopreneur & Founder, Outsource Global), Ms. Abi (Founder & Executive Director, PATISS), Bisi Alimi (Executive Coach, Public Speaker, International Development Consultant & Media Commentator) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly!®️) deliberate on confidence building strategies to encourage and support women in the workplace and in society thus they Thrive Brilliantly.
01:15:45
March 22, 2022
Breaking The Cycle of Bias
Every year on the 8th of March, International Women’s Day has been marked across the world since 1911. More than a hundred years later, progress towards breaking the cycle of bias remains slow and lack of equity, equality, diversity and inclusion ensures that the odds are rarely stacked in favour of women and girls. In a bid to change global mindsets, support women and mentor young ladies in male-dominated fields, Live Abundantly ®️ presents the second edition of the Equity and Equality scholarship, sponsored by the Adekoya Family in honour of Mrs. Olayinka Omolabake Adekoya - First,and only, Female Surveyor General of Nigeria. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) interact with all ten winners of the scholarship as they share their personal experiences and expectations from the program.
54:24
March 17, 2022
Listeners' Choice: Invisible Limitations to Gender Parity
In this episode of Thinking Reimagined®️, Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly!®️  and  Ms Abi Sotuminu, Founder of PATISS discuss with Nifemi Oguntoye the policies which hamper gender parity in the workplace and dearth in the level of female professionals in so-called 'male dominated’ professions. The discussants also addressed the scholarships for female Nigerian surveying female students in higher institutions of learning in a bid to change the perceptions of women in certain career.  The scholarships honour the First and only Female Surveyor General of Nigeria, Mrs. Olayinka Omolabake Adekoya.
37:49
March 09, 2022
Employability, Mentorship and Sponsorship.
The post-covid workplace ranges from hybrid, to remote to in-person offices and communities, as company culture and engagement has been disrupted. Furthermore, the Great Resignation and issues with mental health have become focal points for employers and employees. Securing and retaining talent are priorities yet employability and the rising figures of the underemployed remain critical in the global marketplace. For a growing number of graduates, particularly on the African continent, their ability to compete with the best in the world when they lack the skills, tools or network required for career growth and success remains problematic. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Bisi Alimi (Executive Coach, Public Speaker, International Development Consultant & Media Commentator), Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Felix Effiong McFilarge (MC, Actor, Comedian, Entertainer) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) share their thoughts on the future of ‘work’ and how curiosity can aid young minds in the areas of employability, networking, mentorship and sponsorship.
01:17:46
March 02, 2022
The Principles of Social Justice
We have all heard the term ‘social justice,’ but its importance and history remains unclear to many. Amidst all forms of discrimination, social bias, inequality and double standards in society, it is easy to cherry-pick on issues and invoke the card of cancel culture. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Moses Omoghena (Head of Marketing and Communications, Citiserve Ltd.), Melvina Olisa (Future Lady Surveyor), Felix Effiong McFilarge (MC, Actor, Comedian, Entertainer), and Peter Armand Boyo (Director, Actor, Filmmaker and Brand Ambassador) discuss the principles of social justice and holding people accountable in a transparent world.
50:58
February 23, 2022
Out of the Box Empowerment
In 2021, Live Abundantly!®️ launched the Equity and Equality Scholarship to highlight women’s achievements in education, particularly in technology and the sciences which are still considered by many as male-dominated career fields. In this episode of the Thinking Reimagined®️ podcast, the Future Lady Surveyors selected for the maiden Out of the Box Empowerment programme (Melvina Olisa, Brigid Peter James, Ayomide Olaogun, Adeola Oyetunde, Anuoluwapo Kuye and Love Gade) join Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Ms. Abi (Founder & Executive Director, PATISS) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly!®️) discuss their mentorship and sponsorship experience, their insights and the preparation for employability.
38:49
February 16, 2022
The Crumbling Educational System.
In recent months, Nigeria has been in the global headlines for numerous reasons from insecurity to its failing education system currently recording the highest number of out-of-school children. Experts state Nigeria’s poorly funded education system is producing unemployable graduates and under-educated individuals who struggle with economic hardship and poverty. Many parents cannot afford to enrol their children in schools yet a vast number of schools are overcrowded, dilapidated, or ill-equipped with untrained and poorly compensated teachers. Added to which safety remains a mirage particularly in the northern part of the country. This is all amidst low investment in the sector. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Ms. Abi (Founder & Executive Director, PATISS ), Bisi Alimi (Executive Coach, Public Speaker, International Development Consultant & Media Commentator), Peter Armand Boyo (Director, Actor, Filmmaker and Brand Ambassador) and Dr. Ama (Founder, Allied Empowerment®️ & Live Abundantly®️) dissect this unprecedented traumatic situation of the nation's crumbling education system and proffer solutions.
49:15
February 09, 2022
What Is Going On In Our School System?
Bullying, traumatic experiences, corporal punishment and kidnapping have become commonplace in schools across the country.  Karen Akpagher, Nuhu Yahaya, Sylvester Oromoni, Hanifa Abubakar and many other pupils have recently made the headlines yet the horror of lost innocent lives persist on a daily basis.  In this first episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️ for 2022,  Nifemi Oguntoye (Moderator), Ms. Abi (Educationist and founder of PATISS-UK), Mr. Adewale Ayantoye (Financial Crime Consultant) Mr. Peter Armand Boyo (Director, Actor, Filmmaker and Brand Ambassador) and Dr. Ama (Executive Director, Live Abundantly!®️ & Managing Director, Allied Empowerment®️) discuss ‘abuse’ in its many ramifications which is endemic in many schools and requires all stakeholders to participate in reforming the school paradigm to recreate a viable and safe learning environment for children.
48:10
February 02, 2022
Listeners' Choice: Gender Bias - Tipping The Scale
In this episode of Thinking Reimagined®, Dr. Ama talks about nation building and the role women can play in an environment of equity and equality.
10:60
January 26, 2022
Listeners' Choice: Going for Gold... Women Changemakers (The Next Generation)
In this episode, Dr. Ama, Ms. Abi Sotuminu and Nifemi Oguntoye discuss 'Breaking The Invisible Barrier to Gender Parity'. The #EquityandEquality Finalists join us and share their experiences as future Lady Surveyors in Nigerian Higher Institutions.
25:05
January 20, 2022
Listeners' Choice: Parental Vigilance: Rethinking Social Media
At what age are you eligible to join Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, WhatsApp and YouTube? The online world can pose many dangers for children, such as, cyberbullying, prostitution, sexting which explains the restrictions in place to protect the well-being of children on social media platforms. Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly ®️ and Ms. Abi Sotiminu, Founder of PATISS explore with Nifemi Oguntoye the role and responsibilities of parents and guardians in safeguarding their children in the digital global village.
29:01
January 12, 2022
Listeners' Choice: The Representation of Youth
It's now a year and a few weeks since young Nigerians came together, shunning religion, tribe and social class for about 12 days to demand good governance and justice in the course of the #EndSARSprotest. The last 12 months have been difficult for many who have had to reflect on the lives lost and the struggle so far while leaving a chance to heal, demand better, and profer solutions in realizing a country of their dream, or where, in the words of Aisha Yesufu, "the child of a nobody can become somebody without knowing anybody." In this episode of The Thinking Reimagined®️ Podcast, Nifemi Oguntoye is joined by Moses Omoghena (Head of Marketing and Communications, Citiserve Ltd.), Victoria Clement (Teenage Advocate), Hajara Tunde-Osho (PRO, NAPTIP Lagos Command), Okechukwu Peter Achebe (Youth Activist), and Bisi Alimi (Executive Coach, Public Speaker, International Development Consultant & Media Commentator)
01:09:27
January 05, 2022
Listeners' Choice: Giving Youth a Place
The 20th of October, 2020 is now largely regarded as an unforgettable event in Nigeria's history after millions of youth across the country came out for weeks to protest against police brutailty, injustice and bad governance. One year after the so called Lekki Massacre, not so much has changed in terms of leadership, seeking justice for victims, tackling corruption and police reforms, despite the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nigeria. Barely a year and six months ahead of the country's 2023 general election, this episode of Thinking Reimagined has got Nifemi Oguntoye stirring up thought-provoking conversations between Ese Ayaebene (Counseling Psychologist), Bisi Alimi (Executive Coach, Public Speaker, International Development Consultant & Media Commentator), Hajara Tunde-Osho (PRO, NAPTIP Lagos Command), Babatunde Oguntimehin (Researcher, News Central TV), Victoria Clement (Teenage Advocate) & Moses Omoghena (Head of Marketing and Communications, Citiserve Ltd.) as they discuss the youth getting more involved in political leadership and ensuring that dreams of a great nation becomes reality in no distant time.
01:02:14
December 29, 2021
Roundtable with the Thinking Reimagined®️ Team
It's the most beautiful time of the year and a time to draw the curtains on 2021. With more than 45 episodes to its name, it's time to meet the team at the forefront and behind the scenes of the Thinking Reimagined ®️ Podcast in the last 12 months. On this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye (Podcast Moderator), Nelson Ayaebene (Podcast Editor), Hauwa-Kulu Yusufu (Intern, Live Abundantly!®️), Dhung Tsok-Nwok (Creativity & Media Officer, Live Abundantly!®️), Mr. Peter Armand Boyo (Actor, Filmmaker and Secretary, Live Abundantly!®️ Board of Trustees) and Dr. Ama (Executive Producer, Thinking Reimagined ® and Founder & Executive Director, Live Abundantly!®️) share key moments, back stories, personal experiences and collective aspirations as we move from a year where we thrived into a season of infinite possibilities.
57:34
December 23, 2021
Ferguson Rises with Thinking Reimagined®
This year's Human Rights Day comes at a time when events that led to the 2020 End SARS protest remain fresh in the minds of Nigerians and comes at a time a US-based Nigerian is on the verge of getting the nod at the Oscars for his docu-film, 'Ferguson Rises', which an inspiring story of how a small town in Missouri became the flashpoint of a modern-day civil rights movement. On this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Mr. Mobolaji Olambiwonnu (Director, Ferguson Rises), Mr. Peter Armand Boyo (Actor, Filmmaker and Secretary, Live Abundantly!®️ Board of Trustees') and Dr. Ama  (Founder & Executive Director, Live Abundantly!®️) joins Nifemi Oguntoye in an interesting discussion that takes a look at deep-seated issues like police brutality, racial profiling, oppression, vulnerability, Black Lives Matter, the power of social media, finding a voice and purpose in the pain, and how telling our stories as Africans can rewrite history and reshape narratives.
01:04:53
December 13, 2021
When the Women Stop Crying
It's that time of the year when the world takes time out to mark 16 days of Activism with 'Orange The World' as the theme for 2021 in an effort to put an end to gender-based violence and advance women's rights, equality, and equity. With the shadow pandemic more evident in recent years, society continues to take a step forward and many backward. No doubt, it's time to work together to create a better place where women and girls can be inspired to succeed and thrive. In an all ladies affair on this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye engages a panelist of seasoned experts, including Dr. Brenda Manuel (Administrator Student Unit, Los Angeles Unified School District), Ms. Brenda King MBE (Trustee, ACDiversity), Mrs. Ngozi Ezi-Ashi (Executive Director, Development Alternatives and Resource Center & Trustee, Live Abundantly!®️) and Dr. Ama (Founder and Executive Director, Live Abundantly!®️), on when women stop crying and start speaking up.
01:10:39
December 08, 2021
Thinking Reimagined ®️ meets Pillow Talk
On January 1st, 2021, a movement began with Thinking Reimagined ®️ and Live Abundantly!®️, producing more than 40 episodes in the last 10 months. The podcast fosters intergenerational dialogue where all sides get a seat at the table to listen, engage, learn, and inspire solutions for a better global society. This episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️ takes a look at how the platform is working with allies to reshape narratives and create awareness, as Nifemi Oguntoye speaks with the Executive Producer of the podcast, Dr. Ama (Founder & Executive Director, Live Abundantly!®️) and Mr. Peter Armand Boyo (Director, Actor, Filmmaker and Brand Ambassador), who coincidentally is a Co-producer of Thinking Reimagined ®️ and host of Pillow Talk, a live Instagram show where conversations are raw, intimate, authentic, and genuine.
40:35
December 01, 2021
Why Men Should Cry
Join the conversation, comment, share and follow for more interesting episodes.  The art of being a man is taught both consciously and unconsciously to boys as they mature into full-grown men. For men, the pressure to hide emotions in public is a burden, making little or no room for vulnerability. While the capacity to cry is human, there is a varying acceptance of emotional crying, especially for men, a mindset shaped by social norms. It's the 2021 International Men's Day and on ​this episode of The Thinking Reimagined ®️ Podcast, in an all-men panel session, Nifemi Oguntoye examines the issues surrounding men and their emotions with Mr. Peter Armand Boyo (Director, Actor, Filmmaker and Brand Ambassador), Nelson Ayaebene (Senior Programmes Editor, TVC News), Funsho Alufoge (Political Analyst and Human Rights Activist) and Jerry Adelu (Executive Director, Voice of Migrant Association) as they discuss why men should actually cry.
47:11
November 24, 2021
Climate Change and Equality
Join the conversation, comment, share and follow for more interesting episodes.  Advancements in technology and global economic growth have seen life get better for millions of people in the last few decades, but all that progress is quickly fading away, no thanks to climate change disproportionately affecting developing countries of the world. Most of the developed nations are said to be largely responsible for the problem and yet unwilling to take responsibility, escalating existing disparities in access to clean water and affordable food, and leaving millions of people, especially women and children, vulnerable and badly affected as they contend with the new realities brought about by the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode of The Thinking Reimagined ®️ Podcast has Nifemi Oguntoye engaging with Ayomide Olaogun (Future Lady Surveyor), Ms. Abi (Founder and Executive Director, PATISS), and Dr. Ama (Founder and Executive Director, Live Abundantly!®️) on the urgent need to take action on climate change and break the cycle of inequality.
48:59
November 17, 2021
Impact of Climate Change on Our lives
Join the conversation, comment, share and follow for more interesting episodes. If you have been keeping tabs on the global news in the course of the year, then you would have noticed months of extreme weather, creating record-breaking unprecedented tempestuous storms across the globe. From the floods in Germany, to wildfires in Turkey, heatwaves in India, and droughts in parts of Africa, the world is running out of time to heed the call to protect the Earth we share. With human survival largely dependent on the environment, the impact of climate change cannot be over-emphasized, with destroyed biodiversity, empty farmlands, ruined livelihoods, and battered economies to show for it. On this episode of The Thinking Reimagined ®️ Podcast, Bunmi Obanawu (Senior Progammes and Communications Manager at Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE) Africa/Co-founder of African Arts and Media for Earth Initiative) and Monica Fatogun (Environmental Consultant and Host, Mean Greenie on YouTube) join Nifemi Oguntoye to discuss how irresponsible humanity has become in protecting nature and what it would take to heal the world.
54:56
November 10, 2021
The Representation of Youth
It's now a year and a few weeks since young Nigerians came together, shunning religion, ethnic diversity and social class for about 12 days to demand good governance and justice in the course of the #EndSARSprotest. The last 12 months have been difficult for many who have had to reflect on the lives lost and the struggle so far while leaving a chance to heal, demand better, and profer solutions in realizing a country of their dream, or where, in the words of Aisha Yesufu, "the child of a nobody can become somebody without knowing anybody." In this episode of The Thinking Reimagined®️ Podcast, Nifemi Oguntoye is joined by Moses Omoghena (Head of Marketing and Communications, Citiserve Ltd.), Victoria Clement (Teenage Advocate), Hajara Tunde-Osho (PRO, NAPTIP Lagos Command), Okechukwu Peter Achebe (Youth Activist), and Bisi Alimi (Executive Coach, Public Speaker, International Development Consultant & Media Commentator)
01:09:27
November 03, 2021
Giving Youth a Place
The 20th of October, 2020 is now largely regarded as an unforgettable event in Nigeria's history after millions of youth across the country came out for weeks to protest against police brutailty, injustice and bad governance. One year after the so called Lekki Massacre, not so much has changed in terms of leadership, seeking justice for victims, tackling corruption and police reforms, despite the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nigeria. Barely a year and six months ahead of the country's 2023 general election, this episode of Thinking Reimagined has got Nifemi Oguntoye stirring up thought-provoking conversations between Ese Ayaebene (Counseling Psychologist), Bisi Alimi (Executive Coach, Public Speaker, International Development Consultant & Media Commentator), Hajara Tunde-Osho (PRO, NAPTIP Lagos Command), Babatunde Oguntimehin (Researcher, News Central TV), Victoria Clement (Teenage Advocate) & Moses Omoghena (Head of Marketing and Communications, Citiserve Ltd.) as they discuss the youth getting more involved in political leadership and ensuring that dreams of a great nation becomes reality in no distant time.
01:02:14
October 28, 2021
What Does Being Independent Mean to You? (Part 2)
As humans, we often rely on ourselves as individuals in different areas of life. But today, more than ever, systems have grown to become an obstacle to physical, financial, emotional, mental and personal independence. In this concluding part of the 'Thinking Reimagined®️ Official Launch Podcast Episode' our intergenerational dialogue features Kevin Conroy, Founder, Bature Brewery; Chylian Ify Azuh, Founder, Female Returned Migrants Network and Human Rights Activist; Oluwatobi Ayodele, Feminist and Communications Consultant; Tobi G. Ayediran, Travel Consultant, Safe Migration Advocate and Humanitarian; alongside our online panelists, Abi Sotuminu, Founder of Patiss-UK and Bisi Alimi, Executive Coach and Media commentator, as they take turns in answering the question - What Does Being Independent Mean to You?
53:03
October 20, 2021
Changing the Narrative for the Girl-Child (Part 2).
Join the conversation, comment, share and follow for more interesting episodes. In this concluding episode, Thinking Reimagined®️ takes a look at the ideals and the reality in today's society whilst celebrating the extraordinary power and potential of girls around the world as we push for a global commitment to supporting the achievement of their aspirations. Listen to our panelists, Tawakalit Kareem, Writer, Communication Professional, and Gender Equality Advocate; Tobi Ayodele, Feminist and Communications Consultant; Chylian Azuh, Founder, Female Returned Migrants Network; Adeola Oyetunde, Future Lady Surveyor; Hauwa-Kulu Yusufu, recent graduate of Elizade University; Victoria Clement, Girl-Child and Teenage Advocate as they share insights for a better global society.
42:56
October 13, 2021
Changing the Narrative for the Girl-Child (Part 1).
Join the conversation, comment, share and follow for more interesting episodes. There are more than 1 billion girls around the world, many of whom find themselves in precarious situations, burdened by belief systems and cultural perspectives that ensure gender discrimination, sexual violence, inequality, deprivation, exploitation and, social bias. This Year's International Day of the Girl Child, The Thinking Reimagined ®️ Podcast features Chylian Azuh, Founder, Female Returned Migrants Network; Tawakalit Kareem, Writer, Communication Professional and Gender Equality Advocate; Tobi Ayodele, Feminist and Communications Consultant; Adeola Oyetunde, Future Lady Surveyor; Hauwa-Kulu Yusufu, recent graduate of Elizade University; Victoria Clement, Girl-Child Advocate as they all join Nifemi Oguntoye in identifying the problems and proferring solutions in making the world a better place for the girl child.
38:21
October 11, 2021
What Does Being Independent Mean to You? (Part 1)
Join the conversation, comment, share and subscribe for more interesting episodes. Depending on who you ask, 'Being Independent' means different things to different people. For some, It is being able to afford three meals a day and a roof over their head. For a child, it is being able to play outdoors for as long as possible. For an elderly person, it is having enough money for retirement whilst for a young lady, it is simply living a life where she can make decisions without interference. The official launch of the 'Thinking Reimagined®️ Podcast' on October 1st, 2021 featured an intergenerational dialogue on what being independent means to an array of panelists on a hybrid platform broadcasted from Bature. In this episode which is the first part of a dialogue broadcasted in real-time on social media platforms, Nifemi Oguntoye is joined by Ms. Abi, Founder of PATISS-UK, Kevin Conroy, Founder Bature Brewery, Bisi Alimi, Executive Coach and Media commentator, Skelly & Mayo, Dr. Ama, Executive Director Live Abundantly!®️ amongst others as they respond to the question - What Does Being Independent Mean to You?
32:01
October 06, 2021
Controlling the Stories on Social Media.
Join the conversation, comment, share and follow for more interesting episodes. Life stories can be very inspiring and people are curious and ‘nosey’ by nature. Today, more than ever, many readily consume all sorts of mind-boggling stories about people's private lives on social media, to the point that it begins to dominate their thinking. At a time when attention is fast becoming the strongest currency, topics that are taboo get the most views and traffic. On this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye, Ms. Abi, Founder of PATISS, and Dr. Ama, Executive Director Live Abundantly!®️ are joined by Skelly (actual name: Innocent Edache), Senior manager at ONE Campaign, Mayo Okunnu, semi-retired MMA fighter and owner of Bodyrox Fitness Studios as they discuss the growing trend in sharing content online using storytelling to grab and sustain the attention of their audience.
49:54
September 29, 2021
When Does Sharing Become Too Much? Controlling your Social Media Presence.
Join the conversation, comment, share and follow for more interesting episodes. If you regularly follow activities on the internet, you must have noticed the 'crate challenge' that trended, showing how far people can go as they jump on the bandwagon, attract attention and drive traffic on social media. Today, the way we are socialising our girls and encouraging them to enhance their female being is a growing concern. It comes with the obsessive need to show off, hence, ladies keep flaunting beauty and men go all out to display wealth on social media platforms. For many, the need to connect on a social level often means compromising their sense of values for the clicks, the likes, and the followership online. On this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Nifemi Oguntoye; Olufunsho Alufoge, Political Analyst and Human Rights Activist; Ms. Abi, Founder PATISS; and Dr. Ama, Executive Director Live Abundantly!®️ discuss social media addiction, the need for digital literacy, and the role of effective parenting in controlling the content.
40:30
September 22, 2021
Nigerians Amassing Degrees in Europe To Avoid Having To Return To Nigeria
According to statistics, one in every three Nigerian is employed, and for those who are, job satisfaction is unsatisfactory in terms of pay and work conditions . Perhaps this is why many take their chances to study abroad rather than remain at home. While the industry of accepting foreign students is a source of revenue for host countries in terms of rental accommodation charges, school fees, and having students who can study and work at the same time, the result for Nigeria is the brain drain of capable people and resources. To meet up with immigration and residency laws, Nigerians now chase multiple degrees, some out of desperation to stay abroad, having to remain content with the reality of surviving on menial jobs. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️ Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly ®️, and Ms. Abi, Founder, Patiss®️ takes a look at the opportunities and downsides of having to school abroad as a means to an end.
36:42
September 16, 2021
Ring The Bell™️: Investing in Our Children (Part 2: Controlling the Content)
The pandemic has exacerbated the incidences of abuse, stress and poverty on children as a rising number of parents are overwhelmed with the daunting task of caring and providing for their offspring. In many instances, abuse is disguised as affection and as child neglect is on the rise, survival is the key as the role of parents as providers often fails. Children are exposed to more R-rated movies with inappropriate content. The youth are also having to face the harsh realities of life even earlier. Statistics show that there is a rise in sexual violence, teenage pregnancy and disengagement amongst children and young adults. There is a sense of collective responsibility that is absent from parents and the wider community. We are revisiting our archives for a special episode of this year's Live Abundantly®️ International Children's Day event tagged Ring The Bell: Investing in Our Children. The event features Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly®️, Ms. Abi, Founder of PATISS, Nifemi Oguntoye and Peter Armand Boyo, actor and filmmaker engaging with pupils.
20:30
September 08, 2021
Ring The Bell™️: Investing in Our Children (Part 1: Discrimination and Cybercrime)
2021 has been a remarkable year so far for women and children, especially girls who are vulnerable to discrimination, exclusion, exploitation and sexual violence. Today, we also live in a world where information is easily accessible and children are exposed to cybercrime, unregulated social platforms amongst other dangers. This episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️ is a throwback to this year's Live Abundantly®️ International Children's Day event tagged Ring The Bell: Investing in Our Children. The event features Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly®️, Ms. Abi, Founder of PATISS, Nifemi Oguntoye and Peter Armand Boyo, actor and filmmaker. The panelists, having spoken to young minds on everyday issues, will be sharing ideas and proferring solutions.
19:50
September 01, 2021
A World In Which Women & Girls Thrive.
In continuation of our podcast series highlighting youth participation in global discuss, this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️ features two young female advocates in an earnest conversation with Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly ®️, where she discusses the commitment to creating a safe and progressive community for women and girls in an effort to create an equitable and just global society. The first part of the podcast features Chylian Azuh, a Human Trafficking Returnee speaking on the bias, discrimination and exclusion of women from the negotiation table. Dr Ama strongly advocates for equity and equality, the promotion of women and child rights and an end to long established gender violence and discrimination in a patriarchal society. Concentrated effort on ensuring women can succeed, thrive, and participate in decision -making and representation is the primary goal at all levels of societal existence. The second half of this episode features Hauwa-Kulu Yusufu, a final year student of Elizade University in dialogue with Dr. Ama, on the implementation of United Nations Resolution on Women, Peace and Security. This conversation comes at a trying time for women and children in Nigeria as the country battles violent crimes from school abductions to insurgency, poverty and social injustice.
58:36
August 25, 2021
The Plight of Nigerian Youth
Recent months have seen Nigeria attain a milestone of being dubbed 'the poverty capital of the world' at a time when economic hardship and insecurity continue to act as push factors for the migration of millions of young people seeking better opportunities abroad. Battling with post COVID-19 realities, young people continue to grapple under a dysfunctional system protesting for change, raising awareness, demanding for good governance and holding on to the currency of hope. On this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️ which coincides with this year's International Youth Day, Oluwatobi Ayodele, Feminist and Communications Consultant, Olufunsho Alufoge, Political Analyst and Human Rights Activist, Tawakalit Kareem, Writer, Development Communication Professional and Advocate for Gender Equality are joined by three journalists, Gbenga Akinfenwa, The Guardian, Babatunde Oguntimehin, Wassupnow, Maritha Ebolosue, Punch Newspapers, who are seeking answers and proferring solutions for a better society.
01:12:04
August 18, 2021
Being Woke
The word 'woke' is the past participle of ‘wake’ but the rapid adoption of the term, credited to African-American parlance in recent years, has brought to prominence the importance of awareness of all forms of discrimination and social injustice. It represents the questioning of what is deemed acceptable, or the norm, and striving for a transformation in mindset for a better global society This episode of Thinking Reimagined®️ features an intergenerational dialogue on the subject of “Being Woke”. Tawakalit Kareem and Funsho Alufoge join Nifemi Oguntoye, Ms Abi, Founder of PATISS and Dr. Ama, Executive Director Live Abundantly!®️ to discuss its global applicability and how to create self-awareness in order to bring about greater development at the macro and micro community level in an ever changing world.
50:07
August 11, 2021
Reintegration and Rehabilitation Post-Human Trafficking
Every year, the 30th of July is observed globally as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. This year’s theme puts victims of human trafficking at the centre of the campaign for human rights and dignity. On this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®️, Chylian Azuh, Jerry Adelu and Tobi Ayediran join Nifemi Oguntoye and Dr. Ama, Executive Director Live Abundantly ®️ to narrate their first-hand accounts of the attempted illegal journey of Human Trafficking from Nigeria to Europe through and the unceremonial return to Nigeria and the vestibule of stigma, trauma and disillusion. The process of Reintegration and Rehabilitation is challenging in a country froth with unemployment, poverty, insecurity and disenfranchised youth. The stories of Human Trafficking survivors offers a unique lens for a better understanding of this menace to humanity and an opportunity for actionable engagement and solutions to addressing the factors which force citizens to take such a risk into the Lion’s Den of trafficking and irregular migration.
01:07:50
August 04, 2021
Women as Primary Wage Earners
The world has come a long way since the days of Jane Austen, when the primary goal of any self-respecting woman was to find a husband with enough means to keep her in lace bonnets and save her from destitution. Despite this, many don’t seem to realise that since men and women can be educated and elevated to positions of authority at work, they are able to contribute to their homes and societies as ‘Changemakers’. In this episode Ms. Abi Sotuminu, Founder of PATISS, Nifemi Oguntoye, actor and filmmaker, Peter Armand Boyo and Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly®️share their thoughts on how women have always contributed to the household in more ways than one and sometimes as primary wage earners.
51:19
July 28, 2021
The Erosion of Humanity
This year's European Championship final was a unifying moment for England. Instead, the unsuccessful penalty phase saw three talented players face a barrage of racial abuse from fans and a nation grappling with a dynamic social issue which erodes humanity. This latest episode featuring Ms. Abi Sotuminu, Founder of PATISS, Nifemi Oguntoye and Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly®️highlights the spectrum of discrimination and its relentless negative effects on race, gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity.
43:56
July 21, 2021
Be Yourself... No, Not Like That!
Great minds believe that being yourself in a world which is constantly dictating the perimeters by which you should live and interact with others is the greatest accomplishment. This episode explores why it is challenging to be authentic, unique and Thrive in society which undervalues the gifts of individualism. Gay rights activist - Mr. Bisi Alimi, Ms. Abi Sotuminu, Founder of PATISS, Nifemi Oguntoye and Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly®️ share their views on the desire to 'Be Yourself'.
44:51
July 14, 2021
Equity and Equality: The Nigerian Underground Community (Part 2)
In 2013, Nigeria enacted an anti Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill (SSMPA), which has been used to harass, extort, imprison and commit violence against anyone seen as not conforming to Nigerian societal and cultural norms. In this concluding episode, Thinking Reimagined®️ reviews the struggle against rampant discrimination as seen through the lens of a bold, daring, charismatic and non-conformist gay rights activist - Bisi Alimi. The vibrant discussion examines the plight of the underground LGBTQI+ community. Ms. Abi Sotuminu, Founder of PATISS, Actor and Filmaker Peter Armand Boyo, Nifemi Oguntoye and Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly®️ shared their varied perspective on the subject matter.
27:10
July 07, 2021
Equity and Equality: The Nigerian Underground Community (Part 1)
In 2013, Nigeria enacted an anti Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill (SSMPA), which has been used to harass, extort, imprison and commit violence against anyone seen as not conforming to Nigerian societal and cultural norms. In this episode, Thinking Reimagined®️ reviews the struggle against rampant discrimination as seen through the lens of a bold, daring, charismatic and non-conformist gay rights activist - Bisi Alimi. The vibrant discussion examines the plight of the underground LGBTQI+ community. Ms. Abi Sotuminu, Founder of PATISS, Actor and Filmaker Peter Armand Boyo, Nifemi Oguntoye and Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly®️ shared their varied perspective on the subject matter.
26:21
June 30, 2021
The Internet Never Forgets: Digital Footprints
One thing about sharing content online is that the Internet Never Forgets. It also does not discriminate between what is done for a just or unjust cause. The content is simply a footprint on the worldwide web. This episode features Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly ®️, Ms. Abi Sotiminu Founder of PATISS and Nifemi Oguntoye as they continue the discussion on the intricacies of the internet and its role in a digital world.
40:05
June 22, 2021
The Internet Never Forgets: Nigeria’s Twitter Ban
A deleted tweet, a Twitter ban and a reminder that free speech sometimes comes at a price. This sums up events which took place on June 4, when Nigeria’s federal government indefinitely suspended Twitter in the country — ironically announcing the action on the platform itself. In this episode Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly ®️, Ms. Abi Sotiminu Founder of PATISS and Nifemi Oguntoye explore the role of social media in the digital global village and knowing that 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒕 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒔.
37:35
June 16, 2021
Parental Vigilance: Rethinking Social Media
At what age are you eligible to join Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, WhatsApp and YouTube? The online world can pose many dangers for children, such as, cyberbullying, prostitution, sexting which explains the restrictions in place to protect the well-being of children on social media platforms. Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly ®️ and Ms. Abi Sotiminu, Founder of PATISS explore with Nifemi Oguntoye the role and responsibilities of parents and guardians in safeguarding their children in the digital global village.
29:01
June 09, 2021
Child Torture: What is Going On?
27th May signifies Children’s Day in Nigeria, a day which highlights the need to invest and protect the lives of children to ensure their ability to develop and thrive to their fullest potential. Yet the culture of torture remains a growing concern as laws which seek to protect the vulnerable children are amiss and ignored. This Children's Day episode features Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly ®️, Ms. Abi Sotiminu Founder of PATISS and Mr. Peter Armand Boyo, Producer, Actor & Brand Ambassador discuss on the ongoing plight of children who fall victim to kidnapping, torture and other forms of violence.
28:32
May 25, 2021
The Changing Dynamics of Parenting
Single Parenting which has been existing since time immemorial remains a subject of bias and discrimination, especially for female-headed homes. In the episode, Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly ®️, Ms. Abi Sotuminu, Founder of PATISS and Mr. Peter Armand Boyo, Producer, Actor & Brand Ambassador join Nifemi Oguntoye to discuss the cultural perspectives and changing dynamics of parenting.
38:36
May 25, 2021
Plan B: Demanding Responsibility and Accountability
In 2014, a well-intentioned Safe School Intiative to heighten security and protect Nigerian students was launched in response to the growing insurgence in the country. The well intention $30 million fund targeted 500 schools with the promise to rebuild schools and improve security as well as provide teacher training, educational materials and equipment. In the wake of recent abductions in schools and tertiary institutions, Dr. Ama dialogues with Nifemi Oguntoye on the need to hold leaders...stake-holders accountable.
30:36
May 19, 2021
The Perils of an Over-Sexed Society on Our Children
Sexual Violence is a menace in society particularly as it concerns the girl-child. Stakeholders must be held accountable for the prevention and protection of Children. In this episode of Thinking Reimagined®️, Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly!®️ and Ms Abi Sotuminu, Founder of PATISS join Nifemi Oguntoye to discuss the on-going shadow pandemic which is destroying young lives.
37:28
May 12, 2021
Addressing the Societal Menace of Sexual Violence.
In this episode, Dr. Ama proactively dissects the societal menace of sexual violence as it relates to children. The ‘shadow pandemic’ calls on all stakeholders to make this epidemic a priority particularly as it affects millions of children who fall victim to paedophiles who masquerade as genuine outstanding members of society. The protection of children particularly the girl child is a critical aspect of recognising their human rights. The ability of a global society in educating all citizens on the detrimental effects of violence is the responsibility of all - government, bussiness and the community. Our children cannot become a commodity
34:09
May 05, 2021
Inclusion and Diversity: Advancing the Education of Girls.
In this episode of Thinking Reimagined®️, Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly!®️  and  Ms Abi Sotuminu, Founder of PATISS discuss with Nifemi Oguntoye on the importance of educating the Girl-Child as we seek to achieve diversity and inclusion in education and the workplace.  The Chibok girls’ abduction seven years ago and the continued disruption of the education of children in Nigeria due to the country’s kidnap-for-ransom crisis is a major cause of alarm with over twelve million children out of school.  In light of this and the need to encourage female children, the Equity and Equality competition was created. The commitment to improving the participation of female tertiary students in male dominated fields is the focus of the scholarship for Female Nigerian surveying students.  We present the awardees of the scholarships in honour of the First and only Female Surveyor General of Nigeria, Mrs. Olayinka Omolabake Adekoya.
48:45
April 28, 2021
Going for Gold...Women Changemakers (The Next Generation)
In this episode, Dr. Ama, Ms. Abi Sotuminu and Nifemi Oguntoye continue the discussion on 'Breaking The Invisible Barrier to Gender Parity'. The #EquityandEquality Finalists join us and share their experiences as future Lady Surveyors in Nigerian Higher Institutions.
25:05
April 16, 2021
Going for Gold...Women Changemakers
 In this episode, Dr. Ama, Ms. Abi Sotuminu and Nifemi Oguntoye continue the discussion on 'Breaking The Invisible Barrier to Gender Parity'. The #EquityandEquality Finalists join us and share their experiences as future Lady Surveyors in Nigerian Higher Institutions.
34:30
April 15, 2021
Invisible Limitations to Gender Parity
In this episode of Thinking Reimagined®️, Dr. Ama, Executive Director, Live Abundantly!®️  and  Ms Abi Sotuminu, Founder of PATISS discuss with Nifemi Oguntoye the policies which hamper gender parity in the workplace and dearth in the level of female professionals in so-called 'male dominated’ professions. The discussants also addressed the scholarships for female Nigerian surveying female students in higher institutions of learning in a bid to change the perceptions of women in certain career.  The scholarships honour the First and only Female Surveyor General of Nigeria, Mrs. Olayinka Omolabake Adekoya.
35:55
April 07, 2021
Changing The Landscape for Women (Part 2)
In concluding episode Dr. Ama discusses gender parity in the workplace, marketplace and community, at a time, when women are dealing with the side effects of the shadow pandemic, remote work platforms and economic downtown.
11:00
March 27, 2021
Changing The Landscape for Women (Part 1)
In this episode Dr. Ama discusses gender parity in the workplace, marketplace and community, at a time, when women are dealing with the side effects of the shadow pandemic, remote work platforms and economic downtown.
09:25
March 22, 2021
Striving for Equity and Equality in a Covid-19 World.
On International Women's Day, Dr. Ama discusses the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on women in Nigeria and globally, and how we can accelerate Equity and Equality.
05:42
March 11, 2021
Challenging Inequity, Inequality and Bias (Part 1)
Dr. Ama poignantly addresses these issues which globally affect women in the social, economic and political spheres. Keeping the spotlight on inequity, inequality and biases can give rise to change at the micro and macro levels of society thus we can achieve an equitable and inclusive society.
08:04
March 08, 2021
Gender Bias - Tipping The Scale
In this episode of Thinking Reimagined®, Dr. Ama talks about nation building and the role women can play in an environment of equity and equality.
10:60
February 13, 2021
Equity and Equality: The New Frontier
In this episode, Dr. Ama takes a look at the mindset in society, noting that while the world has achieved much in recent history on the path to gender equality, we have a long way to go to ensure equal endowments, participation, and voice for women. The stakes are even higher now that the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is ravaging the world, as times of great crisis often put women on the front lines.
19:28
January 27, 2021
The Devaluation of The Other Fifty Percent
In this episode of Thinking Reimagined ®, Dr. Ama talks about the culture of rape in society and how it continues to rob millions of their innocence, taking a look at the problems and proffering solutions in the process.
21:57
January 17, 2021
The Wide Lens of the Shadow Pandemic.
We live in a patriarchal society where religious and cultural issues prevent women from speaking up. In this episode, Dr. Ama talks about bias and discrimination against women and girls and how a change in mindset would eradicate the shadow pandemic.
14:25
January 13, 2021
Thinking Reimagined On Attaining High Performance in 2021
In this maiden episode, Dr. Ama explains why we should turn our attention to our most invaluable assets - The People, those who invest their skill-sets, knowledge and time to ensure our organisations THRIVE
02:23
December 31, 2020