UNFILTERED

UNFILTERED

By Aisha Addo
Unfiltered is a weekly podcast that highlights the Knitty gritty of my everyday life. Unfiltered is a way for me to share my personal experiences and journey as an entrepreneur and to bring you messages of empowerment from myself and folks from all walks of life. We will cover topics from Lifestyle, Technology, Business, Relationships, Faith, and many more. Welcome to life UNFILTERED!

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The Passion of Roaming ft Cassy Woodley
In Today's episode, we chat with Cassy Isabella of The Roaming Republic. Cassy Isabella is a multi-disciplined creative, hailing from Toronto, who has been working in both the travel industry and social work field for more than four years. Her background in Child and Youth Worker and combined love for travel has made her passionate about using her access to travel to aid in international development and create opportunities for people from disenfranchised communities to experience the world. Prior to entering the travel industry, Cassy accumulated 10 years of experience in event planning - ranging from wedding planning, curating youth empowerment events, workshops, and multi-arts events throughout Toronto and finally began curating black travel meetups in the US before co-creating The Roaming Republic.  Her combined passions make it her priority to curate travel experiences that are not only fun but are done in an ethical and affordable manner that gives back to the local communities they touch. Through The Roaming Republic, Cassy hopes to encourage minorities to explore the world and to help build a community where like-minded individuals can feel at home wherever they may find themselves. Follow Cassy on Socials  Instagram   Follow The Roaming Republic  on Socials: Instagram  | Website  If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe, leave a comment, share, and rate on wherever you listen to Unfiltered. Connect with us on Instagram  @unfilteredwithaisha and with our host Aisha on LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Online  This episode is edited and produced by David Dobo of Deluxe Sound Studio  www.daviddobo.com/deluxesoundstudio
30:18
July 1, 2020
Artivism - I am not my struggles Ft Randell Adjei
In Todays Episode we chat with Randel Adjei. Randell Adjei is an entrepreneur, speaker, and spoken word practitioner who uses his gifts to empower through Edutainment. He is the founder of one of Toronto's largest youth-led initiatives; Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment). In 2018, R.I.S.E received the Toronto Arts Foundation’s, Mayor’s Youth Arts Award. Randell is the author of “I am Not my struggles,” a powerful Anthology released in 2018. He is a cohort 2 Studio Y MaRS DD Fellow and 1 of 4 coaches involved in the Toronto Public Library (Poetry Saved Our Lives) project. Randell was the Black Canadian Awards - Best Spoken Word award winner in 2015. Randell was also named CBC’s Metro Morning’s Torontonian of the Year in 2015 and NOW Magazines Local Hero in May 2017. Randell recently opened up for President Barack Obama at the Economic Club of Canada. He has also opened up for Terry Crews, Paul Mooney, Saul Williams, and Mayor John Tory. Follow Randell on Socials  Instagram | Twitter  | Website | PURCHASE I am not my struggles.  Follow RISE EDUTAINMENT on Socials: Instagram  | Twitter If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe, leave a comment, share, and rate on wherever you listen to Unfiltered. Connect with us on Instagram  @unfilteredwithaisha and with our host Aisha on LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Online  This episode is edited and produced by David Dobo of Deluxe Sound Studio  www.daviddobo.com/deluxesoundstudio
43:06
June 24, 2020
Refining Medias Agenda ft Eyitemi Popo
In this episode, we chat with Eyitemi Innovation Strategist and founder of Ayiba Magazine and Girls Trips Tour. She is an entrepreneur who invests in products, services, and ecosystems that help women thrive. Whether through media, technology, or tourism, her focus is on creating sustainable growth for women-focused initiatives, especially in Africa. She believes there is so much space for disruption with products and services that meet the needs - and ambitions - of women; especially those on the African continent. In 2012, She graduated from Mount Holyoke College, one of seven sisters, with high honors. She studied International Relations and Digital Media (computer science and film production). She also holds a Master’s in Digital Experience Innovation from the University of Waterloo and am certified in digital publishing from NYU. She has spent most of her professional career working in design thinking, product management, and innovation strategy. While running her businesses: Ayiba Media and Girls Trip Tours, She works in deep tech VC as an entrepreneur in residence. Follow Eyitemi on Socials  Instagram | Twitter | Linkedin  Follow Ayiba Magazine on Socials:  Instagram | Twitter | Website  Follow Girls Trips Tour on Socials: Instagram  | Website  If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe, leave a comment, share, and rate on wherever you listen to Unfiltered. Connect with us on Instagram  @unfilteredwithaisha and with our host Aisha on LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Online  This episode is edited and produced by David Dobo of Deluxe Sound Studio  www.daviddobo.com/deluxesoundstudio
35:01
June 17, 2020
Building the Tribe ft Bili Balogun
In this episode, we chat with Bili Balogun of Tribe Beauty Box . Anything but conventional, Bili Balogun is a mentor, youth leader, and a budding beauty entrepreneur who has built a global brand in a noisy industry, leveraging the power of community. Bili took the big leap to start her business two weeks after her college graduation in November 2017. With an initial investment of only $300, Bili bootstrapped her business to over $500,000 in sales, in 2 years. Surrounding herself with a network of professionals who do it best, her focus has been on building a business of accessibility and empowerment. Bili has been featured in Flare Magazine, York University Publications, Shopify Masters Podcast, and more. Follow Tribe Beauty Box on Socials: I    Instagram  |  Facebook | Website  If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe, leave a comment, share, and rate on wherever you listen to Unfiltered. Connect with us on Instagram  @unfilteredwithaisha and with our host Aisha on LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Online  This episode is edited and produced by David Dobo of Deluxe Sound Studio  www.daviddobo.com/deluxesoundstudio
47:19
June 10, 2020
Powering Up Africa ft. Lucia Wamala
In the first episode of the season, we chat with Lucia Bakulumpagi- Wamala the founder and CEO Of Bakulu Power  In a traditional and male-centric industry, Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala’s focus is on developing and implementing collaborative renewable energy projects that engage communities, empower women, and contribute to environmental sustainability. As the CEO and Founder of Bakulu Power, a renewable energy company based in Uganda, Lucia’s goal is to power our tomorrow with projects and initiatives that foster social, environmental, and economic development in her native country and throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.   Lucia’s advocacy of impactful energy solutions and work on behalf of Bakulu Power has seen her represent the company at high-level events worldwide such as the United Nations GeneralAssembly, African Union Summit, and World Trade Organization’s Public Forum. Lucia has also served as the keynote speaker at the 2018 Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and has lectured at the Yale School of Management. She has been interviewed by BBC, CNBC Africa, Le Point, AlJezeera, Design Indaba, CBC and Africa News, and has been profiled in Brussels Airlines’ “b-inspired” and Forbes Afrique, Forbes Magazine as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa (2017) and Institute Choiseul as one of the 100 African Economic Leaders for Tomorrow. Lucia holds a BSocSc in Public Administration with a Specialization in Community Intervention from the University of Ottawa and is also a graduate of the UK Prince of Wales Business Sustainability Programme from Cambridge University. Follow Lucia on Socials:  LinkedIn |  Instagram | Twitter  If you enjoy this episode, make sure to subscribe, leave a comment, share, and rate on wherever you listen to Unfiltered. Connect with us on Instagram  @unfilteredwithaisha and with our host Aisha on LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Online  This episode is edited and produced by David Dobo of Deluxe Sound Studio  www.daviddobo.com/deluxesoundstudio
41:01
June 3, 2020
Welcome to Life Unfiltered
Welcome to Another exciting season of UNFILTERED The Podcast. This season is going to be full of gems and lessons from our guests from all walks of life!!!! Welcome to Life Unfiltered.  Follow Us on Instagram: @unfilteredwithaisha
00:48
May 30, 2020
Unfiltered: Innovation and Intimates ft Jasmine Jones
In this week's episode, we chat with Jasmine Jones founder and COO  of Cherry Blossom Intimates. When her grandmother was battling breast cancer, Jasmine Jones recognized the challenge that existed for breast cancer survivors in finding post-mastectomy prosthetics that matched their lifestyles and their skin tone. Inspired by her grandmother’s experience, Jasmine partnered with Dr. Regina Hampton and founded Cherry Blossom Intimates, the first of its kind breast health facility and intimates boutique. The store creates custom post-mastectomy breast prosthetics and fits women for bras in cup sizes A through N. They’ve created a safe space where every woman, no matter her bra size or her breast cancer stage can feel beautiful and shop for intimates. Jasmine speaks on the topics of entrepreneurship and modern womanhood. Her talks have spanned the globe, including Dubai where she led a fireside chat with businesswomen from around the world and Israel where she spoke at the Forbes Global Women's Conference. Jasmine served her community as Miss District of Columbia USA 2016 and as Miss Black District of Columbia USA. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship from Trinity Washington University in Washington D.C. Most recently, Jasmine was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Retail and E-Commerce category for the innovative retailing methods seen at Cherry Blossom Intimates. Jasmine speaks French fluently and is on track to touch all 7 continents in 2019. Follow Jasmine Online: http://www.jasminerjones.com/ | LINKEDIN | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM   CHERRY BLOSSOMS INTIMATES: INSTAGRAM | TWITTER  Follow us on all social media platforms.  @unfilteredwithaisha Host: @aishaafua  | www.aishaaddo.com  Graphics By Boathouse Studios
38:10
November 7, 2019
Unfiltered and Keeping it Real w/ Vivian Kaye
In this week's episode, we chat with Vivian Kaye founder and CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki. For 13 years, Vivian Kaye has bootstrapped two businesses from the ground up. For the last 6 years, she has strictly focused on the e-commerce world where she built  KinkyCurlyYaki, a textured hair extensions company, to over 1 million in annual revenue. Vivian loves sharing what she's learned with her coaching clients,  a keynote speaker & mentor. Vivian has been featured on Shopify's Expert Academy Series, Ted Conference's "The Way We Work" and in digital publications such as Black Enterprise, Ebony Magazine, Refinery21, Blavity and podcasts such as Shopify’s Vanguard, Side Hustle Pro, Hashtags & Stilettoes and She Did it Her Way. Follow Vivian Online : www.viviankaye.com | LINKEDIN | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | KINKYCURLYYAKI Follow us on all social media platforms.  @unfilteredwithaisha Host: @aishaafua  | www.aishaaddo.com  Graphics By: Boathouse Studios
44:28
October 18, 2019
Unfiltered and Investments
In this weeks episode we  continue our chat with Andy Ayim, Product Manager , Investor and Managing Director at BackStage London. We chat about Investments for Entrepreneurs, understanding VC's and the different options for financing your business.   Andy Ayim is a product leader and business builder. He is currently the Managing Director of Backstage London, which invests $100K and supports women, people of colour and/or LGBT founders. Prior to Backstage, Andy has worked in a range of product roles in companies such as WorldFirst, acquired by Ant Financial for $700m.  He is passionate about creating pathways into tech and upskilling people from low income backgrounds. He serves on the Boards of YSYS, Flipside and Mixtape Madness, a startup he cofounded with his brothers and friends. In 2018, Andy was named in the FT as one of the top 10 most influential BAME tech leaders in the UK. Follow Andy Online : www.andyayim.com | LINKEDIN | TWITTER | PRODUCT MANAGEMENT WEBINAR Follow us on all social media platforms.  @unfilteredwithaisha Host :@aishaafua  | www.aishaaddo.com  Graphics By : Boathouse Studios
16:21
September 11, 2019
Unfiltered and Product Management
In this weeks episode we chat with Andy Ayim, Product Manager , Investor and Managing Director at BackStage London.  Andy Ayim is a product leader and business builder. He is currently the Managing Director of Backstage London, which invests $100K and supports women, people of colour and/or LGBT founders. Prior to Backstage, Andy has worked in a range of product roles in companies such as WorldFirst, acquired by Ant Financial for $700m.  He is passionate about creating pathways into tech and upskilling people from low income backgrounds. He serves on the Boards of YSYS, Flipside and Mixtape Madness, a startup he cofounded with his brothers and friends. In 2018, Andy was named in the FT as one of the top 10 most influential BAME tech leaders in the UK.  Follow Andy Online : www.andyayim.com | LINKEDIN | TWITTER | PRODUCT MANAGEMENT WEBINAR  Follow us on all social media platforms.  @unfilteredwithaisha Host :@aishaafua  | www.aishaaddo.com  Graphics By : Boathouse Studios
30:14
September 4, 2019
Unfiltered Talents and Diversity
In this episode I chat with the Founder and CEO of Talent X and BPTN Lekan Olawoye. We discussTalent, Diversity and the importance of creating spaces for Black Tech Professionals.  BPTN is on a mission to get more Black professionals into tech and one of Canadas fastest growing sectors. They are achieving that with their inaugural BFUTR  summit taking place on  October 25th . Follow along in the conversation and get access to 30% off discount for a Full Access Ticket to BFUTR. Use access code "AISHBFUTR30OFF" for a discount on a Full Access BPTN Ticket.  Follow Lekan Online  : LinkedIN | BPTN  | TalentX | BFUTR  Follow us on all social media platforms.  @unfilteredwithaisha Host :@aishaafua www.aishaaddo.com Graphics By : Boathouse Studios 
31:49
August 7, 2019
Unfiltered Mental Wellness
In this episode I chat with Fatima Kamenge about the importance of taking care of yourself as an entrepreneur and how it intersects with authenticity and vulnerability. How are you taking care of your mental well being? #getunfiltered Follow Fatima Online  : Instagram | Twitter  Follow us on all social media platforms.  @unfilteredwithaisha Host :@aishaafua www.aishaaddo.com Graphics By : Boathouse Studios 
32:29
July 31, 2019
Unfiltered Leadership ft. Kojo Jones
In this episode, I chat with Emmanuel Kojo Jones Mensah of the Empire Group of Companies in Accra-Ghana. Kojo Jones is a serial entrepreneur , a philanthropist and mogul changing the game across Africa. He shares his entrepreneurial journey, Africa Rising and his lessons so far and how he motivates his team to achieve success.  #Getunfiltered Follow Kojo Jones Online : Instagram | Facebook | Twitter  Follow us on all social media platforms.  @unfilteredwithaisha Host :@aishaafua www.aishaaddo.com Graphics By : Boathouse Studios 
35:57
June 26, 2019
Unfiltered Money Basics ft. Nechelle Bartley
In this  episode , I chat with Nechelle Bartley ; A Financial Strategist and CEO of Money Basics. Nechelle works with folks who want to know their numbers, who want to create financially solid plans to have the cash flow to afford the vision board dreams.  Follow Nechelle online - | Instagram   Learn more about your cashflow - FOR ENTREPRENEURS   FOR 9-5ERS Follow us on all social media platforms.  @unfilteredwithaisha Host :@aishaafua  www.aishaaddo.com Graphics By : Boathouse Studios 
34:33
June 16, 2019
Unfiltered- Being Unapologetic Ft Kike Oniwinde
In this episode I chat with Kike Oniwinde all the way from London England. Kike Oniwinde is the Founder & CEO of BYP Network, an organization on a mission to change the black narrative and promote equity in the professional sphere.  Her growth mind-set, tenacity and creative prowess has enabled her to tap into the transformational power of innovation and create value. Follow Kike online - kikeoniwinde.com | Instagram  | Twitter | LinkedIN Learn more about the BYP Network - Website | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIN Follow us on all social media platforms.  @unfilteredwithaisha Host :@aishaafua  www.aishaaddo.com Graphics By : Boathouse Studios 
13:27
May 30, 2019
The Unfiltered Entrepreneur
In this weeks  episode , I answered a question a friend asked over the course of the week.  The question? Can you teach me how to be an Entrepreneur. I pondered on the question for a couple of days and decided it would be interesting answering the question CAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP BE TAUGHT? Tune in to todays episode to hear my thoughts. Have questions or want to give me some feedback?  Click HERE to leave me a voice message. Shoutouts to Quentin , Victory and Zeze for sharing their tips on Entrepreneurship  Follow us on all social media platforms.  @unfilteredwithaisha Host :@aishaafua  www.aishaaddo.com Graphics By : Boathouse Studios 
18:11
May 18, 2019
The Unfiltered Journey
In this weeks episode ; I share my entrepreneurial journey and why I started my two businesses. I touch on the ups and downs of the journey itself but also share some insights on why I keep going.  Power to Girls Foundation  is an international  organization dedicated to providing safe spaces for marginalized girls by connecting them to mentors and leadership opportunities.  DriveHER is a ride share community dedicated to providing a safe space for women through transportation, technology and lifestyle.  Follow us on all social media platforms.  @unfilteredwithaisha Host :@aishaafua  www.aishaaddo.com Graphics By : Boathouse Studios 
32:45
April 15, 2019
This is Unfiltered
Get to know me.Todays Episode is a fun introduction  to what Unfiltered The Podcast is all about. Tune in to follow along on the journey of Entrepreneurship.  Follow us on on social media platforms : @unfilteredwithaisha Host :@aishaafua  www.aishaaddo.com Produced by Anna Ashitey Graphics By : Boathouse Studios 
00:41
April 2, 2019