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Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee
34 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Rotimi Helps With Overcoming Inferiority Complexes
To close a beautiful season two, we have Rotimi back on the podcast to discuss with Vanessa about all the elements of an inferiority complex. These two words make up for a lot of holds in personal growth; but how, where does it come from, how can you combat yours? Between Vanessa revealing her childhood insecurities to real advice 50 Cent gave Rotimi, you will be amazed how true the episodes will vibe with you. It’s time to grow out of your own ideas of why you are not good enough, combat it with real solutions today on Deep Dive. This episode is especially for you, we love you from the entire team and can’t wait for season 3! A Jam Street Media Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Making Mistakes Grows Your Brain
It is scientifically true that making mistakes grows your brain! Vanesa talks about the change she has been experiencing when it comes to thinking about mistakes because we all think of them as failures versus, "not yets." What a scary and paralyzing thought, right? This science and philosophy combine to help you join the mental movement with Vanessa on growth mentality. Dropping wisdom with messages from Mama Rotimi and "quitting fluffing," Vanessa's honesty puts you in the front row to her personal growth and it might blow and grow your mind. God is love, thank you all for being a part of the podcast and try something challenging today. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
What Has Made An Impact?
Today we are taking a moment to reflect on the journey that’s been made. What we are reflecting on today are moments that made a big impact. specifically to the person on the other side of the mic. It is important to take a minute to see what you have accomplished and be grateful for the ups and downs. EP, Amanda Rosenberg who has been teamed up with Vanessa since day 1! gives behind the scenes, you know with Rotimi and stuff, and what changed the course of not only her life, but the direction of the show. Deep Dive is made for YOU! with love, by love and through love. You are loved and both Vanessa and Amanda are grateful for all your support. We’re still going forward by sending love to the past. Producer Amanda Rosenberg can be found on Instagram: @amandaphilia Network Jam Street Media @jamstreetmedia and instagram @Jamstreetmedia1 A Jam Street Media Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Being Nice versus Being Kind
As a child, we’ve all had an adult tell us at one point, “be nice!” Be nice or play nicem, but what if you’re being nice isn’t actually helping anyone? What if it’s even hurting you? On a one on one with Vanessa, she breaks down why you and this world need to stop being nice and start being kind. Is there a difference between the two? Yes, and it's massive. There is nothing to lose when being honest, and Vanessa gives direct examples from her life performing at an international festival and even her music to show you a new way to evaluate yourself and your life. We are all trying to make ourselves better one day at a time, and today the thought is being nice versus being kind. God is love, enjoy! A Jam Street Media Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Creating Excellence with Pearl Thusi 2
Part two to help you evaluate and find your excellence with Pearl Thusi jumps right into the ceilings you make for yourself and how that can be a powerful tool to also break them! Pearl reveals her personal goal of trailblazing and hard moments that would put anyone down, but she came back up. The ladies break down what it feels like to stand up for yourself for the first time and how to be honest with yourself, because it's going to affect your success. The people you have around you are also contributing and it can be hard to find real ones, but don’t fret this too is picked to uplift you today. It’s yours, you got yourself here, own that achievement, live in love. Here’s an example outline: 03:00 – Guest Interview with Pearl Thusi Queen Sono Quantico Mac Make up Website Instagram A Jam Street Media Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Creating Your Excellence with Pearl Thusi (Part 1)
Vanessa talks to the star of Netflix’s new hit show Queen Sono, Pearl Thusi! We get a little update on how Pearl has been handling the coronavirus lockdowns. Pearl walks us through her mourning process after losing a loved one. Pearl also gives us some highlights from her career and some of the most influential people she’s met. She also talks about how filming in New York before returning to Africa gave her a renewed sense of pride and determination in being an African woman. And of course they also talk about some behind the scenes experiences from Pearl’s time shooting Queen Sono! This conversation is part 1 of 2! Come back next week for the conclusion! :45 Intros 2:10 Coronavirus update 4:10 Pearl’s coping with her father’s passing 7:55 Fame can be addicting 10:50 Best lessons from the stillness of the times 14:00 Vanessa’s favorite memory with Pearl 15:00 Pearl’s most cherished moment of her career 18:20 One person who Pearl never expected to change her life 22:50 How does the public see us? 25:20 Fighting for your ancestors’ dreams 27:40 Returning to Africa with a renewed sense of perseverance and African pride 31:00 You can become a worldwide celebrity without leaving Africa 33:00 Preparing for Queen Sono A Jam Street Media Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
58 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Career Expectations and the Natural Life of Pivoting
The entire world is changing right now! We are all feeling the pressure of where to go for our future, but life pivoriting, career changes and finding happiness within yourself are as common as birthdays. Rotimi drops in on his experience, and Vanessa brings Elle Miss Belle, a beloved family member who grew up with her; a mom, a muse, practically her sister, the perfect person to discuss career expectations in the natural light of pivoting. Elle went from college to beauty school to now follow her calling as a doula and did it all with fear, nerves and ferocity. Vanessa’s story covers her personal career changes from going to law school, becoming a sensational artist, to now being a successful podcaster. The ladies get honest about college for everyone and how scary it can be to jump into an entirely new direction. Don’t worry, your previous experiences only add to what your future holds and in fact you might be surprised how it affects the people around you. Be brave, step out and if you need to borrow some confidence for your next move, listen in as much as needed! 01:40 – Vanessa’s pivotal career changes in her life. 05:45 – Rotimi’s experience with pivoting career choices/ college major changes. 14:20 – Guest interview Intro - Elle 21:09 – Elle’s career changes: Beauty school vs being a scholar. 23:50 – Knowing what you want is most important when thinking of career changes. 27:55 – Elle’s moment of change in life - work, family, and daily routines. 34:50 – Vanessa talks about going against your grain, doing the unpopular to find happiness for yourself and career. 44:30 – Elle’s biggest worry at this time while she pivots. Elle’s Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/ellemissbelle/ A Jam Street Media Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Life In The Time Of COVID-19 with Rotimi
Our year is halfway over but the season of the world is clear, 2020 vision as Rotimi would say, clearly the global pandemic has affected every one of you. There is loss and your loss is felt, now how can we turn it into something? What do we do with our lives now? We need to get serious and Vanessa has Rotimi here to discuss their Covid life and thoughts; the highs and lows, the embarrassing Instagram live when Ro tried to braid her hair, but also how a simple glamping can change keep things spicey. Money isn’t easy to come by now, what are ways you can look to hustle? How do they save and how are they using their free time? Family fighting is an all-time high, what are tools to help? Take a deep peek through the front door keyhole to reveal the schedule, surrendering, and sanctuary that is this lovelock down in Covid-19. Surrender to what life is now, take care of yourselves, and carry on into the future. “Beauty is on the other side of fear” - Rotimi 02:15 – Guest Interview with Rotimi Website Social Media 6:16 - what do people value more, money or human life? 6:57 Rotimi’s thoughts on human stillness 7:38 Why are humans having problems working with other humans 8:27 Nomuzi on social media sucking you in 10:00 Biggest thing Vanessa and Rtimi are getting out of quarantine 14:01 Bible’s many stories about epic disasters that caused the population to sit back and take a look at life 15:19 Rotimi on having 2020 vision 15:55 Couples schedule during COVID broken down 17:37 NoMuzi telling Vanessa about her hard time during COVID 18:31 Advice for people who have no money coming in right now from Rotimi 20:10 What COVID is like for people living hand to mouth, have empathy Vanessa’s formula for Hot Water Herb Bath 23:46 How Vanessa and Rotimi go “glamping” to spice things up 25:36 Rotimi’s favorite dish and who cooks it better, Vanessa or Mom? 29:52 How long Rotimi thinks this will last 30:35 Vanessa on stop rushing to get out 32:45 Vanessa’s favorite part of quarantine 34:45 Beauty is on the other side of fear, Vanessa gives advice on surrendering A Jam Street Media Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Social Media And Social Responsibility During Quarantine with Nomuzi Mabena
With all the pandemic and social issues flaring up around the world, you’re on the internet a lot. It’s a staple in your life for good and being honest, probably not so good reasons. A pro to talk about this today is rapper, artist, on-air personality, style icon, multi-award-winning entertainer, and great friend of Vanessa, Nomuzi Mabena. Nomuzi aka fabulous Moozlie, whose hair matched the roses she had next to her during recording, discusses the details of her very successful anti-drunk driving social media campaign partnered with Volkswagen and Drive Dry. During the COVID-19 lockdown you can’t help but developed new media consumption habits, Vanessa and Nomuzi discuss the pros and cons of media addiction and the effects of what you allow into your life and what influences you. Vanessa and Nomuzi also discuss the tragic death of George Floyd and social media’s influence on the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the life of the woman who filmed George’s death. Socials are a powerful tool, not only for the impact it has on your life, but what the masses can do to the lives of others and global movements. Listen and spend some time thinking over what you’re doing with that power. 2:32 Coronavirus lockdown update 4:03 Quantifying daily social media use 5:16 Social Media dependence 8:12 Nomuzi’s advice to Vanessa 10:16 How does one know when to “unplug?” 12:28 Consuming bad things will make you bad 13:36 The permanence of the internet 14:23 The loudness of negative words 16:02 Nomuzi’s anti-drinking and driving social media campaign https://www.facebook.com/Drivedry/videos/2365006200394371 21:40 The effects of prayer 23:35 The power of unified connection 23:21 The “dark side” of being an “influencer.” 25:39 The importance of having good influences in your life 27:28 People taking social media very seriously 28:19 “Black Twitter” should celebrate Black excellence 29:20 George Floyd and the start of a movement 31:27 The Free State of Jones 33:32 “Two hands” by Maya Angelou 37:45 Social media will influence human behavior more over time 39:46 What’s on the horizon for Nomuzi? https://www.instagram.com/moozlie https://africori.to/basadiremix A Jam Street Media Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Unpacking Trauma and Self Love with Faith Kangero
“We are all nothing more than children traumatized with longer limbs.” - Faith Kangero. Admitting to trauma is difficult, overcoming it is excruciating, and then the end is a reward of true self-love. Many elements in life, society, or childhood block us. Admitting you need help is hard, and shame fills all of us quickly. However, if the world is to be better, then WE must be better, and today you will leave this episode with serious tools for recognizing and overcoming your triggers. Our powerful guest Faith Kangero is a mother, a social worker, and the CEO of the Australian non-profit Spirit of Ester and walks us through the realities of trauma, shame, and conversation about abuse which is too often left silence. Faith uses the proven methods with foster youth in Australia to walk us through self-reflection time and understanding feelings. These are not casual quizzes in a magazine, these are real methods that require time and your investment into your action. Of course, when unpacking there are plenty of ups and downs to cover, but being brave and supporting each other’s truth by listening to our talk today, will acknowledge others, and when you acknowledge others, you acknowledge yourself. That’s how we can start. 01:30 – Faith Kangero Website spiritofesther.org Social Media Insta:https://www.instagram.com/spiritofesthersoe/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoETalks 2:45 What is a social worker? 8:05 What is trauma? What is it like in African communities? 13:27 Ideas behind the two models of self-work 14:18 The First Model of Self Work - Figuring out your triggers 14:45 The Second Model of Self Work - Finding the real root of the trigger 16:10 Check your trigger scale 16:40 Attachment style is self-evaluation 17:12 Circle of Security Exercise 21:28 The Spirit of Esther 23:30 What does neglect and abuse look like? 30:07 What if you don’t know what your issues look like? 32:00 Are you ready for a relationship? A Jam Street Media Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
One on One with Vanessa
World-renowned entertainer reveals biggest secrets. Sounds insane right? Are you grabbed? Are you entertained? The business can catch you, SNAP, just like that. However, are you ready for truth that will make you uncomfortable, ugly things that grow under scales? In episodes 2 it’s pulling back the curtain to expose the truly great and powerful Vanessa, for today you will see her strongest side. She wants to cover her truest truth, told through tears and self-liberation because that is strength. From the beginning, MTV VJ days, to what a modern star has to cover in order to last, Vanessa walks you through it all to now and doesn't sugar coast a single moment. There is the promise of this being a happy ending thanks to difficult honesty, self-work, and earth angel @rotimi. Truth be delivered today on Deep Dive. 1:25 - Behind the scenes explanation of podcast season 1 3:22 – Winning MTV VJ Africa 2007 and being the first one in her country http://www.mtvbase.com/ 5:33 - what the entertainment industry is 7:10 background on Vanessa’s mom and family hardships 9:40 NoMuzias her support https://www.instagram.com/moozlie https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMmMnd13Kd4LC162-414tuw 12:53 Her Songs - Newest Single 14:15 breaking down where the money goes in the music business 19:30 Her biggest secrets 22:10 Earth Angel Rotimi https://www.instagram.com/rotimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhZ_qdaR3EU (his latest music video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhZ_qdaR3EU BTS her winning an award Follow us on social media Facebook Instagram Twitter A Jam Street Media Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
Communication in Relationships with Rotimi
Welcome back to season two of Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee. After a long year of shedding scales and getting her mind vulnerable and ready for a new dawn...Vanessa opens with LOVE. For love is pure, the world needs love right now and God is love. We have Singer/Songwriter and Actor Rotimi to talk about communication in love. You’ve been wondering how they met, how they feel in love and how they are building the new future together and it’s all in there, plus discovering love languages, how to handle conflict, and why being honest with yourself will also help you be honest with your partner. Communication is a skill you have to work on together and today you will get specifics and methods to grow your skills, right from their lives! This episode will set the new bar for a fabulous season two. Enjoy! • Love and Communication with Rotimi - Ro Intro 2:30 • How did you two meet? 6:30 #Essencefest • Ro at Essence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WprYIo96xrg How is this relationship different? What is going so well? Vanessa’s family background via communication 14:26 • Insight on the Swahili community Rotimi history on communication 16:15 Love Languages - Dr Gary Chapman 22:15 https://www.5lovelanguages.com/ • Ro’s languages 22:50 • Vee’s languages 23:16 3 ways to build a happy marriage and avoid divorce https://www.ted.com/talks/george_blair_west_3_ways_to_build_a_happy_marriage_and_avoid_divorce?language=en 27:52 • The older you are the better. Waiting till 30’s is a proven method! 28:00 • Reliability & Accountability - Do they follow through? 29:42 • How their story came out to the public and what they experienced 30:10 • Shared Power! Meaning the two of you have an impact on each other, like a closed circuit. Men are usually the ones who break this - 33:50 • RO: Talking to the men out there 37:55 • Co-dependent versus interdependent. 34:55 • Real vulnerability vs fake vulnerability 38:42 • “The Last Dance” Michael Jordan doc (movie) “ 40:10 • Michael Jordan “Limits like fears are just an illusion.” “How can I be nervous for a shot I haven’t taken?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Z9JtNcCWY • Rotimi’s Mom hopes they have “teachable spirits” 43:39 • Rotimi will be in “Coming 2 America” out December 2020 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coming_2_America Rotimi New EP “Unplugged Sessions” 45:30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa-NHluJnRw • Rotimi on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rotimi A Jam Street Media production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
Today on the podcast, Vanessa brings in Male Super Model and Ivory Coast Man, Adonis Bosso (bio) to help her discuss the stigma around mental health and the reality of recognizing its importance. A hard subject to cover in most communities, but especially in Africa. Adonis himself is uniquely qualified on the subject because of his studies in the field before becoming a model. He even has a special needs center for children in Canada that provides education and resources for family's with Autistic children. Adonis’ family sacrifices for his health as a child is also explored, along with the close dynamic his family continues to share today. On exciting news to come, is the release of Adonis’ new singing career with his debut album Jungle. Listen as the seasoned musician interacts with the new, and complete the circle of—smile, spread love and be kind. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
37 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
Today on the podcast, Vanessa brings in her first guest, Ugo Mozie; (bio) to help her discuss the African Influence on Global Culture. Frustrated with African Culture being “trendy” but not properly understood or represented, Ugo and Vanessa share their perspectives while talking about their own life experiences. They also give us a peak behind the scenes to the underbelly of the world of fashion and music. What is missing in the representation? More strategies and a call for how the people of Africa can represent themselves properly and change how they are viewed. The end of empty African appropriation is a positive movement and the time is now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
In this premier episode, Vanessa explains her ideas and experiences while embracing the internal magic of being a woman in the modern world. Topics which might bring hesitation from some, but now is a time for understanding. For the first time, you will hear Vanessa speak about taking control of the stage without compromising herself to the demands of the male gaze, to her struggle fighting for women's equality globally and in her own microcosm. She started the UDada Foundation to help lift and empower the girls and women of Africa. Let's change the narrative, challenge malevolent government practices, and take back what’s ours. Listen, think and grow. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
3 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Trailer - Deep Dive With Vanessa Mdee
Every great novel and anthology has its beautiful prologue. Singer, Writer, Activist, Global African Flame and much more; Vanessa Mdee brings you the beginning of her tale. This preview is only the start of a long journey into Vanessa’s life, brought continually into the light with her new podcast, Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee. Subscribe now! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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