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Thinking Reimagined® with Dr. Ama

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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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 8, 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 1, 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 4, 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 7, 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 9, 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 5, 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 7, 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 8, 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