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ValidThoughts Podcast

ValidThoughts Podcast

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ValidThoughts hosted by S. is a bi-monthly podcast that initiates conversations about the concept of homeland, language and belonging.
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On Discipline, Crushing it and West Africa

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Finding Home with Jacqui
On this episode, Jacqui and I navigate her journey of finding home from Odenkirchen in Germany to SOAS in London leading all the way to identifying her parents home - Ghana as hers as well. We also spoke about her exploration in Brazil and her love for film.  Follow us Instagram: @validthoughts_creative Twitter: @validthoughtCS Production: @titonlit Music (Intro and Outro): Celeste Ojatula - Black
57:57
November 28, 2020
On Discipline, Crushing it and West Africa
This podcast brings so much excitement into my mundane everyday life. I hope it does the same for you too. This episode would also have needed an introduction which I would have had to record as part of post-production but we will be all be alright as I don't have energy like that.  I spoke to Femi about traveling, his discipline (which I very much admire) and his travel journey. We also spoke about his approach to the healthy living. Enjoy with me as I listen to Femi speak about the childhood I would have want to live.  Follow us Instagram: @validthoughts_creative Twitter: @validthoughtCS Production: @titonlit Music (Intro and Outro): Celeste Ojatula - Black
40:19
November 14, 2020
Making dreams come true - The journey from S.A. to Germany
I am bringing you a superstar on this episode but that's what I always say because they are all superstars to me. My guest on this episode is actually a real superstar . I speak to the amazing (because that was her favourite word while we recorded) actress and musician @guguzulu_sa about Lion king, South Africa and her breakthrough in the music and TV industry. Watch Gugu's Coffee Conversation to learn about her work Follow us Instagram: @validthoughts_creative Twitter: @validthoughtCS Production: @titonlit Music (Intro and Outro): Celeste Ojatula - Black
59:35
October 31, 2020
The special one: Dating, BLM and Friendship
It's a special one today. I had the honour of sitting down with five guys hearing their thoughts on Dating in a white dominated society, the BLM protests that happened in Germany and the Friendship they share with each other. It was a fun and reflective episode to record.  Black women out there - would you be interested in having these kind of conversation with me for the podcast ? Get in touch with me and let's make it happen! Follow us: Instagram: @validthoughts_creative Twitter: @validthoughtCS Production: @titonlit Music (Intro and Outro): Celeste Ojatula - Black
1:30:46
October 17, 2020
Journalism, 234NEXT and Afro-German
My first and only virtual recording was with Ruona Meyer. On this episode we speak about validating thoughts, coming into terms with your own identity and being the first Nigerian Emmy nominee for her policy changing documentary "Sweet, Sweet Codeine". Read about Ruona's work.  Follow us: Instagram: @validthoughts_creative Twitter: @validthoughtCS Production: @titonlit Music (Intro and Outro): Celeste Ojatula - Black
37:58
October 3, 2020
A Place To Call Home With JJ Bola
On this fifth episode of ValidThoughts podcast I speak to the amazing poet and writer @jj_bola about moving to London from Kinshasa, being in the creative industry and a mysterious British cup. This conversation was recorded in Lagos, Nigeria in 2017 after @jj_bola released his first novel – No Place to call home. He recently released a new book titled Mask Off. “In Mask Off, JJ Bola exposes masculinity as a performance that men are socially conditioned into”. Sit back and reminisce with us on this episode. Read about JJ Bola’s work  Follow us Instagram: @validthoughts_creative Twitter: @validthoughtCS Production: @titonlit Music (Intro and Outro): Celeste Ojatula - Black
56:56
September 19, 2020
On Resilience, Dating and Achievements
On today's episode I speak to Joy about studying German in a Nigerian university, having Yoruba friends to burst out to and creating a community.  You can read more about Great Ife on Wikipedia. Follow us: Instagram: @validthoughts_creative Twitter: @validthoughtCS Production: @titonlit Music (Intro and Outro): Celeste Ojatula - Black Background music is by my very good friend Katie Marple - Wahala.
45:18
August 22, 2020
African - Nepali - Malayali
For the third episode of validThoughts I speak to writer and Poet, Joshua Muyiwa about African men, India and representation. Read about Joshua's work Follow us: Instagram: @validthoughts_creative Twitter: @validthoughtCS Production: @titonlit Music (Intro and Outro): Celeste Ojatula - Black
55:00
August 8, 2020
On Perfectionism, Cameroon and Expectations
On today's episode I speak to my friend - singer and songwriter, Katie Marple about the need of educating white people on racism, perfectionism and growing up in Cameroon. Music during the conversation is from Katie Marple's upcoming EP. You can read more about Cameroon on Wikipedia. Follow us: Instagram: @validthoughts_creative Twitter: @validthoughtCS Production: @titonlit Music (Intro and Outro): Celeste Ojatula - Black
54:10
July 25, 2020
Nigeria to Germany
On today's episode I speak to my friend and sometimes cousin, Babajide Moibi about growing up in the ancient city Ibadan, the influence of cyber cafes, music and Yoruba worldview.  Learn more about Nigeria. Follow us: Instagram: @validthoughts_creative Twitter: @validthoughtCS Production: @titonlit Music: Celeste Ojatula - Black 
1:06:03
July 11, 2020
Trailer: Welcome to Valid Thoughts
Valid Thoughts, hosted by S., is a bi-monthly podcast that initiates conversations on the realities of economic migrants in the West. It examines the experiences of these migrants whose destination countries speak a different language from their natal countries, and how it impacts their previous notions, norms, mores, and languages.
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July 4, 2020