70 minutes | Jun 2, 2023
파라의 삶의 더 많은 층| - Exploring Farah’s Journey from Childhood to Blended Family (Part 2): Episode 11 (2023)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 파라의 삶의 층| Layers of Life - Exploring Farah’s Journey from Childhood to Blended Family (Part 1): Episode 10 (2023) In this week's continuation of Farah's life journey, we were joined by Tony, her husband, and our session together was truly enjoyable. Tony, former military personnel, described his marriage to Farah as one of the greatest adventures of his life. Despite societal perceptions of second marriages, their unique story, which began when they met in church during their respective divorces, has resulted in a successful union of over 25 years. During our conversation, Tony shared deeply personal experiences that have shaped his perspective on family. He revealed that the time he discovered he had a 17-year-old son, a surprising revelation that turned his world upside down (for good). Additionally, he opened up about the pain of being estranged from his daughter for seven long years. These challenges have tested his resilience and reshaped his understanding of fatherhood. Despite these hardships, Tony's love for his children knows no bounds. He expressed a profound desire to see them live fulfilling lives guided by their own choices and the will of God. He emphasized the importance of allowing them to explore, take risks, and grow, even if it meant they had to be physically distant from him. Tony's unwavering support and acceptance shine through as he embraces the complexities of parenthood. Tony and Farah have built a blended family with six children, each with a unique story and background. Their journey as a family is filled with anticipation for the future, including the joy of being grandparents. Their commitment to love, understanding, and overcoming challenges has fortified their bond. Connect with Farah @tonysfarah and Tony @stouttony8 on IG.
96 minutes | May 26, 2023
파라의 삶의 층| Layers of Life - Exploring Farah’s Journey from Childhood to Blended Family (Part 1): Episode 10 (2023)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 파라의 삶의 층| Layers of Life - Exploring Farah’s Journey from Childhood to Blended Family (Part 1): Episode 10 (2023) In this week's episode, I had a delightful conversation with Farah, a multi-talented mother, wife, photographer, singer, and respite caregiver. We met at church through a mutual friend, and our connection was instant. Farah's restaurant recommendations proved trustworthy, and she and her husband even became godparents to our Arii. Our conversation was so engaging that it spanned various topics, including Farah's childhood experiences, her parent's divorce, her first marriage, and her current blended marriage. The session was so captivating that we split it into two parts for the podcast. Farah's layered personality and unique experiences, such as being part of a blended family, added depth to our discussion. Join us as we delve into Farah's remarkable story, exploring her childhood, relationships, parenting, and everything else. Connect with Farah @tonysfarah on IG.
76 minutes | May 18, 2023
정체성을 되찾기 위한 여정| The One with William- From Manning to Edoziem: An African-American Man’s Journey to Redeeming Identity and Homecoming to the Igbo Nation: Episode 9 (2023)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 정체성을 되찾기 위한 여정| The One with William - From Manning to Edoziem: An African-American Man’s Journey to Redeeming Identity and Homecoming to the Igbo Nation: Episode 9 (2023) This week's podcast episode featured William Edoziem and his wife, Hailey, who came over to share their story. William was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, and studied African and African-American studies at Indiana State University. He describes himself as a son of God, a follower of Jesus, a poet, a human rights activist, an occasional dancer, and a music junkie. He is passionate about empowering BIPOC and other marginalized communities by ensuring their voices are heard. As a fellow Nigerian, I was particularly interested in his journey of discovering his roots. During our conversation, we talked about what it was like for William growing up, how he felt when he discovered his Igbo heritage, and what it's like tracing his roots. We also discussed his decision to change his last name, which he had wanted to do since high school. It was fascinating to hear about Hailey's perspective on the journey and how she has supported him along the way. As William is a vocal Christian, we also touched on his faith and how it intersects with his identity. We ended the episode with a naming ceremony, making it unique. William changed his surname from Manning to Edoziem, Hailey received an Igbo name, and so did their son. Overall, it was a wonderful conversation that explored culture, identity, and faith. Connect with William: IG: @iamwilledoziem; Facebook: William Edoziem
85 minutes | May 12, 2023
청진기에서 주걱까지| The One with Amy - From Stethoscope to Spatula: A Journey from Medical Dreams to Thriving as a Nigerian Chef: Episode 8 (2023)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 청진기에서 주걱까지| The One with Amy - From Stethoscope to Spatula: A Journey from Medical Dreams to Thriving as a Nigerian Chef: Episode 8 (2023) In this week's episode, we enjoyed hosting Amy (Amarachi), a talented chef, photographer, and lab technician from Oklahoma. Amy's culinary expertise and involvement in various culinary communities have fueled her success as the owner of Amy's Place. We discussed Amy's remarkable journey from Nigeria to becoming a thriving chef in Oklahoma, touching on the challenges and rewards of starting a business in a new country. Our conversation highlighted the power of food in bridging cultures and the importance of building a supportive community. Amy emphasized the value of finding like-minded individuals for guidance and support, while I underscored the significance of self-belief in one's career pursuits. We also touched on the universal language of kindness, recognizing its ability to transcend boundaries. Join us as we delve into Amy's culinary adventures, the fusion of cultures through food, and the understanding that kindness knows no limits.
73 minutes | May 4, 2023
연쇄 창업가의 여정| The One with Nosa Iyare: From Nigeria to the U.S: A Serial Entrepreneur's Journey: Episode 7 (2023)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 연쇄 창업가의 여정| The One with Nosa Iyare: From Nigeria to the U.S: A Serial Entrepreneur's Journey: Episode 7 (2023) In this week's episode, Nosa Iyare, a consultant for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and serial entrepreneur, came on the show. Nosa founded successful ventures, including Truck Desk, Podbreak, and Overwrite Inc. He created the Culture Class Podcast, inspired by his love for documentaries, culture, and podcasting. Nosa shared an intriguing insight into his childhood in Nigeria. His father's military career led them to reside in 20 different states. Though he initially disliked the constant relocating, he realized it was a blessing in disguise as it allowed him to make friends with people from diverse cultures. During our discussion, Nosa explained the push and pull factors that compelled him to leave Nigeria and relocate to the United States. He shared his entrepreneurial journey, including his challenges and how he established two successful companies within five years of moving. He also discussed the genesis of the Culture Class Podcast, Podbreak. As our interview concluded, Nosa shared some valuable advice. He emphasized the importance of being diligent in any circumstance and being a giver of value, which will leave a lasting impression on people.
69 minutes | Apr 27, 2023
흑인 사진작가의 렌즈를 통해| The One with Jonathan Middleton - On Navigating Childhood, Mental Health, and Identity in America Through the Lens of a Black Photographer: Episode 6 (2023)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 흑인 사진작가의 렌즈를 통해| The One with Jonathan Middleton - On Navigating Childhood, Mental Health, and Identity in America Through the Lens of a Black Photographer: Episode 6 (2023) This week's episode features an interview with Jonathan Middleton, an art enthusiast, naturalist, and wildlife photographer with over five years of experience in the field. Photography is Jonathan's passion, and he derives great pleasure from capturing the beauty of nature through his lens. During our conversation, Jonathan opened up about some of his significant challenges and struggles, including growing up and searching for answers to questions about his faith, mental health, and navigating issues related to racism, insecurities from his own community, and sexuality. In addition, he shared the many hurdles he has had to overcome in his journey. Despite facing significant obstacles, Jonathan has found solace and purpose in photography. Through his lens, he has captured the beauty of the natural world and expressed his creativity. In addition, he views photography as a form of therapy, helping him to find peace and clarity amid life's difficulties. As our conversation drew close, Jonathan and I reflected on the importance of a supportive community. Despite negative experiences with people from our backgrounds, it's important to remember that good people are still out there. In addition, our own community members often play a crucial role in our lives, serving as a source of support and encouragement.
46 minutes | Apr 21, 2023
팟캐스트의 5주년 기념| On High Fives All Around: Celebrating the Podcast’s 5th Anniversary: Episode 5 (2023)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 팟캐스트의 5주년 기념| High Fives All Around - On Celebrating the Podcast’s 5th Anniversary: Episode 5 (2023) Join me on a special episode of the More Sibyl Podcast as we celebrate a significant milestone - our 5th anniversary! It's been an incredible journey filled with heartwarming stories, life-changing conversations, and amazing content that has touched the lives of thousands of listeners across the globe. As we reflect on our achievements, challenges, and the changes ahead, I invite you to be part of this unforgettable experience. We've come a long way from our humble beginnings to over 300 episodes, 6k downloads, 10k listeners, and 26k subscribers! Our community has grown, and we've shared stories from all walks of life, covering personal development, mental health, culture, travel, and much more. This anniversary episode celebrates all the beautiful moments we've shared. So, come along for the ride as we celebrate this milestone and look forward to even more exciting adventures in the future. I can't wait to share this special episode with you!
62 minutes | Apr 16, 2023
집으로 돌아가는 길 찾기| On Finding Home: An African American Woman's Journey To Reconnect With Her Roots In Africa: Episode 4 (2023)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 집으로 돌아가는 길 찾기| On Finding Home: An African American Woman's Journey To Reconnect With Her Roots In Africa: Episode 4 (2023)In this week's episode, I interviewed Suzette Vearnon, an author and speaker helping women over 40 redefine what makes them enough in life and love on their terms. This episode was about tracing her roots. Growing up in the Jim Crow South, Suzette Vearon experienced the deculturalization and assimilation of dark-skinned people, leading to feelings of unworthiness and self-perception. The sudden loss of her last parent, turning 63, and a looming pandemic caused turmoil inside her, leading her to seek her identity. These events, coupled with watching Marvel's Black Panther, Suzette was inspired to trace her African roots, where she discovered she was 99% African, with a significant part of that DNA being Esan and Mende. By connecting with the richness of these cultures, Suzette has transcended the limiting definitions she's been taught as a Black person in America. She now aims to offer pathways to mental and emotional freedom as a life coach and relationship solutionist, especially for Black women. Suzette believes connecting with her roots has been a crucial part of her journey to understanding her worth and enoughness. During our conversation, we delved into the various obstacles she has encountered since childhood and how she overcame them. Our discussion ended on an empowering note emphasizing the significance of discovering one's identity and realizing they are sufficient and will always be so.
45 minutes | Apr 6, 2023
마이크가 흔들릴 때| When the Mic Shakes: A Journey Back to Confidence as a Podcast Host: Episode 3 (2023)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 마이크가 흔들릴 때| When the Mic Shakes: A Journey Back to Confidence as a Podcast Host: Episode 3 (2023) Guess who's back with a lot of energy and some confidence? Yes, your favorite podcast host is back! I don't know anyone better to return here with and discuss my walk to podcasting confidence than Bimpe, my childhood friend. Yes, I lost some confidence, and this episode was my attempt to regain it. Or a semblance of it. What caused this loss in confidence? Well, turned out it was several factors. You gotta listen to find these out. We discussed the difficulty of maintaining hobbies and passions when life becomes hectic. Bimpe offered helpful advice on rekindling interest in things you once enjoyed amidst the concept of self-limitation and the importance of self-discipline. Finally, the conversation concluded with a powerful message to never give up on your dreams, no matter how difficult they appear to pursue. I’d like to hear from you. Please share your experience regaining confidence and consistency after life's busyness has taken it away.
75 minutes | Mar 3, 2023
금융 교육| The One with Funmi Okubanjo – On financial literacy & empowering low-income families in Africa: Episode 2 (2023)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 금융 교육| The One with Funmi Okubanjo – On financial literacy & empowering low-income families in Africa: Episode 2 (2023) Funmi is a serial entrepreneur, an angel investor, and a humanitarian. She’s also a catalyst, a crusader by design, and very savvy with money. She’s someone who truly understands the value of bringing to life visions that have the potential to transform human lives. She has spent over 14 years in finance, education, technology, and non-profit, across sales, operations, marketing, and fundraising. Through her ventures, she’s done great work lifting women from low-income families via entrepreneurship from poverty while providing education pathways to their progenies. In addition to helping manage some of my investments back home in Nigeria, she also serves as the mother to my godchildren. Funmi is happily married with three kids. In this episode, we explored her life story: career and marriage, businesses (starting and losing one), coaching, financial literacy, and investment. It was a fun one!
95 minutes | Feb 20, 2023
아프리카 디아스포라의 이야기| The One with Ms. Kemi Seriki – On Stories from Africans in the Diaspora: Episode 1 (2023)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 아프리카 디아스포라의 이야기| The One with Ms. Kemi Seriki – On Stories from Africans in the Diaspora: Episode 1 (2023)It’s Black History Month on this side of the pond. Though we get the shortest month in the year we gon’ make it loud and long. And what better way to do this than chatting with a Nigerian who’s passionate about pan-African relationships and has made it her life work to close the social distance between our cousins (Blacks abroad) and us? I chatted with Ms. Kemi Seriki of the Pánsá Pánsá Forum, a Nigerian immigrant of Yoruba ethnic diversity. . We talked about life in the diaspora, staying connected to the Motherland, negotiating national, ethnic, and racial identities as Black immigrants, improving race relations with native-born Blacks and other communities, and so much more.
50 minutes | Jan 6, 2023
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 혼자아니야| The One with Olabimpe Shode - On Suicide - Inspired by tWitch’s Story: Episode 36 (2022)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 혼자아니야| The One with Olabimpe Shode - On Suicide - Inspired by tWitch’s Story: Episode 36 (2022) 2022 has been quite the year. As we wrap it up, Bimpe and I thought to share our thoughts on a critical topic – suicide inspired by a recent event. A few weeks ago, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, aged 40, a husband, father, DJ, and former executive producer of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" died by suicide. Though we both don't have any personal ties to him, the news of his demise affected us. Suicide rates have peaked in recent years due to COVID, and men, especially Black men, have been reported to be at a higher risk. So, here's a reminder to check in on them. In this episode, we shared our collective experiences with suicide, near brushes, and those we lost through it. In her book, Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It, Jennifer Michael Hecht said, "Suicides happen in clusters, with one person's suicide influencing the other's. If a parent commits suicide, his or her children are three times as likely to do so at some point in their lives. People in the act of committing suicide may feel isolated, but, in fact, they are deeply connected to those around." As Hecht put it, if you want your loved ones to make it through their dark nights, you have to make it through yours.' And if you are reading this at a very tender and vulnerable moment, we are here to remind you that you are needed here with us. So consider staying; you are not forgotten! We are rooting for you. Stay.
69 minutes | Dec 12, 2022
두 번의 암 생존자| The One with Udie Soko - Two-time Cancer Survivor: Episode 34 (2022)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 두 번의 암 생존자| The One with Udie Soko - Two-time Cancer Survivor: Episode 34 (2022) In this week's episode, I interview an amazing woman that has led and continues to live a meaningful life. She is a two-time cancer survivor (breast and lymph nodes) and an advocate for cancer awareness and has founded a society called the Zambian cancer society in her country, Zambia, Africa. Of course, she shares her story with us. Her lessons along the way and how this has shaped her life. I hope this episode inspires you and is as informative as it was for me. Here’s a sign, if you needed one, to go get your health checked!
84 minutes | Dec 12, 2022
무슨 냄새야?| The One with Olabimpe Shode - What’s That Smell?: Episode 33 (2022)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 무슨 냄새야?| The One with Olabimpe Shode - What’s That Smell?: Episode 33 (2022) Guess who's back? Yes, you guessed right, it's Olabimpe! My “I'll say it as it is, won't hide the truth from you” friend. This week, we are keeping it real (as always) and exchanging tips and stories about personal hygiene. Crotch smell, funky boxes, body odor, mouth odor - we went there, all the way, without holding anything back! Ours today is a conversation some people may be uncomfortable with, but it is essential because there are lessons to learn that may help someone out there. Also, my co-host Ayomide won't be with us for a while, so it's just us for the time being. Enjoy the episode, and take care of your boxes!
75 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
나의 기쁨을 환영한다| The One with Koli Ori Akpet - On Creativity and Careers: Episode 32 (2022)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 나의 기쁨을 환영한다| The One with Koli Ori Akpet - On Creativity and Careers: Episode 32 (2022) In this week's episode, our guest on the show is Koli Ori Akpet (@manlikekoli). We have an exciting conversation about the creative space and how he has nurtured his creative skills while maintaining his career. Trained as a lawyer, he also describes himself as a singer, songwriter, and poet. We learn more about his creative skills, who and where he draws inspiration from, his lessons, and advice for upcoming creatives. He released an album titled. Welcome to my joy early this year (February), and you can stream it on all music platforms. Find Koli on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@koli3750 and on IG and Twitter as @manlikekoli Finally, Koli shared this quote: “The same things you were bullied about as a child are the very same things that make you a unique adult.” We’d like to hear from you about your childhood attributes that you’ve been able to turn around as a unique selling point as an adult.
74 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
슬픔과 상실의 항해| The One with Bimpe Shode - On Navigating Grief & Loss: Episode 31 (2022)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 슬픔과 상실의 항해| The One with Bimpe Shode - On Navigating Grief & Loss: Episode 31 (2022) In this week's episode, I am joined by a very good friend of mine, Bimpe. We have a conversation around grief, loss, and navigating unexpected incidents. This is inspired by the recent loss experienced by popular artist Davido and the Itaewon Halloween disaster. I shared two particular incidents when I thought I had lost my little girl and how that made me feel. Bimpe shares her own experience with grief and how this affected her. We also have a well-rounded conversation around various topics, such as the safety of children and tips on grieving, abuse, and healing.
35 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
안녕 나의 친구들| The One with the Mo!nologue - How Are You, Mosiblings?: Episode 30 (2022)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 안녕 나의 친구들| The One with the Mo!nologue - How Are You, Mosiblings?: Episode 30 (2022) In this week's episode, we have only one of our hosts, Mo! - oh, and her lovely toddler girl, and she shares how she's been celebrating her birthday month: traveling, one of her favorite things! She spent the first half of her trip enjoying quality time with her husband, T-Dawg (you should check out their episodes!), and the next half was in Europe, which she loved and will visit again. She also shares some not-so-great parts of her travel, especially missing her baby girl. Finally, she talks about the highlights of her trip, where she'd love to relocate, the beautiful places she's visited, her thoughts on good and bad experiences, and how she's doing. We'd love to know how you are doing, so do let us know in the comments below: how are you doing?
99 minutes | Oct 23, 2022
콘크리트 목초지| The One with Nancy Mulemwa Siisii - Concrete Pastures: From Zambia To NYC: Episode 29 (2022)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 콘크리트 목초지| The One with Nancy Mulemwa Siisii - Concrete Pastures: From Zambia To NYC: Episode 29 (2022) Our guest for this episode is Nancy Mulelwa Siisii, a fellow podcaster who shares her immigration story from Mongu, Zambia, to New York City, spanning 20 years! As a dreamer, she had and continues to have a passion for making substantive bonds with audiences and helping to inspire people to reach for their dreams. Being an immigrant has been one of her life's most challenging and extraordinary experiences. It inspired her to start her podcast “Concrete Pastures: An African Immigrant Story” as a platform to reach out to fellow immigrants and dreamers. Nancy started out as a babysitter in New York before transitioning to McDonald's and Bloomingdale’s and finally making her way as a branch manager in one of the top financial institutions in the world. Currently separated from her partner of 15 years, we explored the pains of failed relationships, especially when children are involved. Most importantly, gaining clarity on the part both individuals play when relationships don’t work out anymore.
62 minutes | Oct 15, 2022
조기 유방암 진단| The One With Nkechi Blessing Ugboaja (Kosi) - On Her Recent Breast Cancer Diagnosis at 39: Episode 28 (2022)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 조기 유방암 진단| The One With Nkechi Blessing Ugboaja (Kosi) - On Her Recent Breast Cancer Diagnosis at 39: Episode 28 (2022) In this week's episode, we (Ayomide and I) interview Ugboaja Nkechi Blessing, popularly called Kosi. She is a medical laboratory scientist in her early 30s and married with two adorable young daughters. She was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, and we talked a good bit about how this has changed the trajectory of her life as a wife and young mother of two with no medical insurance. We often have our life planned; unfortunately, life sometimes happens, and we need to soldier on. Life happened for Kosi, and she shares how this new information concerning her health has impacted her and the loved ones around her. We had a conversation about cancer and what it means, how she and her family are handling the diagnosis, how she detected it early by herself, and her next steps. Please donate whatever you can by clicking on this gofundme link
64 minutes | Oct 7, 2022
내 불안에 대한 모든 것| The One with Mo!’s Anxiety - On Living With Your Own Brain: Episode 27 (2022)
The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: 내 불안에 대한 모든 것| The One with Mo!’s Anxiety - On Living With Your Own Brain: Episode 27 (2022) In this episode, Ayomide interviewed me (again), but from the perspective of my relationship with anxiety. We talked about how I have been struggling with anxiety and the relationship between my anxiety and my parents. For context, my mum had me at 21, before marriage, and she was from a typical Christian home. I have struggled with anxiety as far back as I can remember—I cannot remember any time I wasn’t. Ayomide went through my experiences with me, and we discussed how I could be better going forward, especially in light of how I view myself and rub off on my daughter. Of course, this is my own story, and your mileage may vary. Still, I have often found the stories of others helpful. Hopefully, you’ll find something to take away from my stories of living with anxiety, handling complicated relationships and cases, dealing with childhood trauma and its later effects, and coming out positive.