Episode 19: Dawn of a New Era: Revolutionising Cancer Treatment with Dr. Hadiya Green

March 22, 2018

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green has dedicated her life to finding a better way to treat cancer. Dr. Green was inspired to this goal by the loss of her aunt who raised her, Ora Lee Smith. She is one of the first 100 African American women to earn a PhD in physics. She has more than 10 years of interdisciplinary research experience including training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre and Department of Pathology. She specializes in targeted cancer therapeutics using lasers and nanoparticles. Her expertise lies at the intersection of nanotechnology, immunotherapy, and precision medicine.

Dr. Green is currently a professor at Morehouse School of Medicine in the Department of Surgery. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs recently awarded Dr. Green a $1.1 million grant to continue her ground-breaking research.

She has received Trailblazer Awards from Southern Company, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter and 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Ebony and The Root Magazines named Dr. Green as one of the “100 Most Influential African Americans” in the United States.

To Connect with Dr. Green and for donations:

Website: www.weareoralee.org  

Facebook: www.facebook.com/drhadiyagreen

Twitter: @drhadiyahgreen



Episode 18: Keys to Effective Marketing with Tunji Olugbodi, Vice Chairman of Verdant Zeal Group. Hosted by Valentina Halim

September 26, 2017

He is the Executive Vice Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Verdant Zeal Group.

Verdant Zeal is Africa’s marketing and communications group headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria with two international branches in Ghana and The Gambia.

His illustrious career has spanned three decades in journalism, advertising and enterprise development before setting up Verdant Zeal in 2007.

The Group in its 10years has spawned 7 independent subsidiaries such as Great Measures Network, BrainBox i-Media and RedGecko Ltd.

A prolific and eloquent speaker with a wealth of experience from his career across diverse industries, Tunji is well versed and speaks at various events across the globe.



Website: www.verdantzeal.com  

Twitter: www.twitter.com/tunjiolugbodi 



Episode 17 - Redefine your reality to achieve your business dreams with Ego Boyo

September 5, 2017

Nollywood Actress Ego Boyo was the silver screen darling in the Nigerian TV series Checkmate in the early 90s. Since then, she has starred in movies such as violated and began her own production company called Temple Productions which has produced numerous movies and commercials for blue chip companies.

Nwakaego “Ego” Boyo is a well-known and accomplished actor and producer who has worked extensively in the Nigerian film industry since the 90s. She made her debut as an actor in the critically acclaimmed Soap Opera “CHECKMATE” which aired on the NTA network service for five years playing the role of Ann Haastrope – a role which endeared her to Nigerian audiences.

In 1996, she produced her first feature film “VIOLATED”, a Moving Movies Production, directed by the Late Amaka Igwe. The film was considered one of the highest selling home video productions of its time, and has gone down in Nigerian Film industry history as one of the best Romantic Dramas, and the benchmark for Romantic films in Nigeria.

Ego set up her own production company later that same year, and continues as the managing director /CEO of the company. Set up as a full digital production company with a rental arm and working in production from end to end, a service it continues to provide across two continents.

In 1998, Ego delved back into production with another collaboration with Amaka Igwe, this time the film was  “TO LIVE AGAIN” which was directed by Amaka Igwe and went on to garner several THEMA award nominations, and  REEL award nominations and eventually to win best Film/Picture at the Reel Awards in 1999.

In 2002, Ego produced arguably the biggest romantic feature film of the decade “KEEPING FAITH” directed by Steve Gukas starring Joke Silva, Richard Mofe Damijo, Olu Jacobs, a relatively unknown Genevieve Nnaji as well as Funlola Aofiyebi, Bimbo Akintola and industry staples Keppy Ekpeyoung and Fred Amata as well as Veteran actor, Ibidun Alison.

Ego is also a humanitarian and was recently appointed the 60th President of the International Womens Society in Nigeria.


Website: www.templeproductions.net

Twitter: www.twitter.com/OfficialEgoBoyo

Instagram: www.instagram.com/officialegoboyo


Episode 16: Invest in South Africa with His Excellency, Mr. Obed Mlaba, South African High Commissioner to the UK. Hosted by Valentina Halim

August 10, 2017

His Excellency, Mr. Obed Mlaba was born in 1943. From a young age, Obed always displayed a keen interest in the discourse towards the attainment of freedom for all in South Africa thus culminating in his active participation in grassroots civic movement activities. 

At first, Obed participated in the struggle as a member of the Umlazi Resident Association from which he then moved on to the United Democratic Front (UDF).

After South Africa’s historic transition to multiparty politics, Obed became the first Mayor of Durban in 1996. Simultaneously, he held the titles of Chairman of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Local Government Association and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA). At the end of his tenure as Mayor, Obed had become one of South Africa’s longest serving Mayor with a mayoral term spanning more than 15 years.  

He is currently South Africa’s sixth High Commissioner to the United Kingdom since 1994.


Episode 15: Healthy Habits: Make Changes That Last with Obi Obadike - Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert. Hosted by Valentina Halim

July 9, 2017

Obi Obadike is a celebrity trainer and world-renowned fitness expert and TV personality.

He is an internationally recognized celebrity fitness/nutrition expert who has graced the cover of over fifty fitness magazines and has written over 100 articles, making him one of the most published fitness experts over the past decade. He has graced more fitness magazine covers than any African-American fitness professional.

He recently co-wrote a diet and exercise book with Hollywood TV Actor and movie star Morris Chestnut known for his role in the movie the best man and tv series Rosewood. The book is called "The Cut – Lose up to 10 pounds in 10days and sculpt your best body."


Connect with Obi via:

Website: www.obiobadike.com and www.thecutbook.com 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/obiobadike 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/obi_obadike 


Episode 14: Stand Out From The Crowd with Denrele Edun. Hosted by Valentina Halim

June 26, 2017

Denrele Edun is a Nigerian television host, whose work has been recognized with 16 awards and over 30 nominations in his career

He is known for his fashion style and eccentric personality. He started his television career as an actor at eleven when he played a presenter/producer on Kiddievision 101 on the NTA Network. He has previously worked with SoundCity  and moved on to become one of Channel O's VJs and recently became one of the hosts of lip sync battle Africa.


Episode 13: The Greatness of Humility with Dakore Akande, Award Winning Actress. Hosted by Valentina Halim

June 5, 2017

The beautiful Dakore Egbuson-Akande is an award winning Nigerian actress.  She’s known for her role in the Nollywood movies Fifty, Journey to Self and the new movie Isoken which is now showing in theatres in the UK.

She’s also one of the Ambassadors for Amnesty International, Action Aid Nigeria and Oxfam of America.


Connect with Dakore via:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/dakoreea 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/therealdakore  



Episode 12: Power of Visualization with Iyanya, Award Winning Music Artiste. Hosted by Valentina Halim

June 1, 2017

Iyanya is an award winning singer, songwriter, and performer. He rose to fame after winning the first season of Project Fame West Africa, and is best known for his hit single "Kukere". He released his debut studio album, My Story, in 2011 which had singles such as "No Time" and "Love Truly". 

His second album Desire, had hit singles such as "Kukere", "Ur Waist", "Flavour, "Sexy Mama", and "Jombolo". The 19-track album featured guest appearances from M.I, Wizkid, D'banj, Emma Nyra, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, May D, Tekno Miles, and Yung L.

In 2013, He won the Artist of the Year award at The Headies and Ghana Music Awards. He was also nominated for best international performance at the soul train music awards and in 2014 received 4 nominations at the world music awards which include world’s best song, video, male artist, live act and entertainer of the year. In October 2016, Iyanya announced on his Instagram that he signed a record deal with Mavin Records. 

Connect with Iyanya via:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/iyanya

Twitter: www.twitter.com/iyanya 



Episode 11: The Next Big Thing with Adwoa Hagan-Mensah, Founder of Eat Jollof London. Hosted by Valentina Halim

May 27, 2017

Adwoa Hagan-Mensah is one of the founders of the catering company Eat Jollof London and also The Ghana Supper Club based in Kent.

Eat Jollof London is a high end professional catering company, which was founded with the aim of pushing West African food forward and adding a little spice to the industry. The Ghana Supper Club is a more intimate affair. 12-15 lucky diners book to sit together to experience Ghanaian hospitality, 5 course Ghanaian inspired meal in the comfort of her home.

Adwoa has participated in numerous TV programmes including BBC's The Restaurant hosted by Raymond Blanc and Sarah Willingham (Dragons Den),  Market Kitchen with Tom Parker-Bowles and more recently the BBC cooking competition  The Box with James Martin where she was a winner.


Connect with Adwoa via;

Website: www.eatjollof.co.uk

Instagram: www.instagram.com/eatjolloflondon 


Episode 10: The Marriage of Creativity and Brilliance with Yemi Osunkoya, CEO of Kosibah. Hosted by Valentina Halim

May 22, 2017

Yemi Osunkoya is the award winning director and creative genius behind the brand Kosibah. 

Kosibah specialises in contemporary and elegant couture bridal and evening wear using luxurious fabrics and grand embellishments. His designs are simply divine.

Yemi is celebrating 25years in the wedding industry as he established the Kosibah brand in London in 1991. He named the company kosibah in honour of his mother.  The name Kosibah comes from the Republic of Benin and is the day name of a female child born on a Sunday.

His Celebrated clients include Louise Rose, the leading actress of Universal film Life & Lyrics, Alesha Harvey, Miss World Agbani Darego, Sheila Ferguson, and singer Stephanie Benson. Kosibah’s clientele is truly worldwide and is particularly represented in the UK, Nigeria and USA.

Connect with Yemi via;

Instagram: www.instagram.com/yemikosibah

Website: www.yemikosibah.com