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I Am The Diaspora

Iveoma Okparaeke

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I Am The Diaspora is a podcast that showcases African business success stories and brands to empower the African Diaspora. Hosted by blogger and YouTuber Iveoma Okparaeke, you will learn from industry leaders how to make small investments in Africa, learn from African Diaspora entrepreneurs how to start a business, learn about important Africa industry events that serve the Diaspora, learn from people in the Diaspora who moved back to Africa, learn about unique consumer products for the Diaspora, etc. | New episodes released every Thursday | Show notes available at iveoma.com.

Latest Episodes

#18: I Lost My Life Savings & Business Nigeria(Move Back To Nigeria Story)

Ijeoma joins me on The Iveoma Show to discuss why her boutique that she started in Enugu, Nigeria collapsed, how it took her life savings’ and the extremely useful business lessons she learned. TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Why Ijeoma relocated to Enugu, Nigeria in 2013 (:56) How the Enugu State Government told her that they will demolish her shop 2 days after the grand opening (3:23) How she was let down by her connections/acquaintances in Nigeria (8:00) How leaving America to go to Nigeria made her appreciate her life in America so much more (12:41) Advice for diaspora who want to build a business in Nigeria (14:28) The importance of understanding the Nigerian customer needs and income (16:49)

37 MINAUG 15
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#18: I Lost My Life Savings & Business Nigeria(Move Back To Nigeria Story)

#35: How Tiphub Helps African/Diaspora Businesses Find Their Unfair Advantage With Chika Umeadi

Chika Umeadi co-founder of TipHub joins me on I Am The Diaspora to talk about how entrepreneurs can find/develop their unfair advantage in business and gives advice to people who are moving to Africa to start businesses. Tiphub is an accelerator that focuses on African and African entrepreneurs that are building businesses in Africa. Tiphub also founded Diaspora Demo Summit, the largest gathering of African and African diaspora led businesses outside of Africa. Find more: www.iveoma.com

37 MIN2017 JUL 23
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#35: How Tiphub Helps African/Diaspora Businesses Find Their Unfair Advantage With Chika Umeadi

#33: How To Avoid Common Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make In Contracts With Temi Siyanbade

51 MIN2017 JUN 28
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#33: How To Avoid Common Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make In Contracts With Temi Siyanbade

#32: How To Become A Media Personality With Liz Akinbode

34 MIN2017 JUN 16
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#32: How To Become A Media Personality With Liz Akinbode

#31: Invest In Africa Virtual Summit With Nako Mbelle

So you’re thinking about building your own business or investing in Africa? Nako Mbelle, the founder of the Invest In Africa Virtual Summit & Fintech Recruiters, joins me on the I Am The Diaspora show to talk all about why NOW is the time for the African Diaspora to invest in Africa. Learn why she decided to create the very FIRST virtual summit focused on how the African Diaspora can invest in Africa, what industries she thinks the AfricanDiaspora should invest in, and the strengths of each speaker. Enjoy listening and find out more at iveoma.com.

29 MIN2017 JUN 2
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#31: Invest In Africa Virtual Summit With Nako Mbelle

#30: Screenwriter To Entrepreneur

The founder of Aso-Swap, chats with I Am The Diaspora aboutpursuing her creative passions. She broke out of the typical role expected of a Nigerian-American and pursued journalism, tv presenting, screenwriting and entrepreneurship. We talk about the importance of chasing your dreams, some of the challenges of following those dreams in light of family expectations, and why now is the best time to build your business. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Iveoma – AKA ME LOL! Iveoma.com is a digital media company showcasing African business success stories and brands in order to empower the African Diaspora. My weekly talk show, I Am The Diaspora, takes a two-track approach to achieve that: It showcases business leaders who will talk about their journey to success in Africa in order to empower and motivate YOU! While at the same time, I seek to grow awareness and strengthen public relations for these African businesses and brands featured on my show, so they can introduce their products...

22 MIN2017 MAY 20
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#30: Screenwriter To Entrepreneur

#29: Building Symbian Electronics In Kenya With Ismail Sabrie

Today's episode is with Ismail Sabrie, the founder of SymianElectronics, chats with The Iveoma Show about what it takes to be an entrepreneur in Kenya,the tough reality that you must have some money in order to scale a business, and why he loves entrepreneurship.

10 MIN2017 MAR 18
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#29: Building Symbian Electronics In Kenya With Ismail Sabrie

#28: How To Make Money Online Doing Research With Chigozie Ezugwu

Chigozie Ezugwu, thefounder of Raadaa, talks about how to make money online doing research. Raadaa gives researchers, publishers,and students, an avenue to monetize their own research like video creators can do on YouTube. He has created an educational startup thatensures quality content and research from developing countries is available to everyone around the world.

25 MIN2017 MAR 16
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#28: How To Make Money Online Doing Research With Chigozie Ezugwu

#27: Creating Beautiful African Clothing With Fadieye Loum (YALI Interview)

FaideyeLoum, the founder of KABIO, anengineer turned fashion designer sits down to chat with The Iveoma Show. I met Fadieye when she was a Mandela Washington Fellow a part of the Young African Leaders Initiative. There is a corresponding video as well available on iveoma.com and youtube (search for YALI Interview Series).

19 MIN2017 MAR 16
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#27: Creating Beautiful African Clothing With Fadieye Loum (YALI Interview)

#26: How To Build A Facebook Community With Maria Makanjuola

Maria Makanjuola, the biochemist founder of Sweet Cake TV School, discusses how to build a Facebook community from scratch (she literally went from 0 to 25k+ members in one year). Maria discusses how to create an online school from consumer feedback and how she empowers African women on the continent and in the diaspora by teaching them a profitable craft. TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: How I meet Maria Makanjuola in the Africa Business Academy (1:00) Maria's background (2:00) Why she started a Facebook group (3:00) How to build a community (5:19) How Maria built her website herself (9:00) How she became an entrepreneur (12:31) Teaching African women entrepreneurial skills (17:21) Why you should focus on 1 or 2 social media platforms (28:00)

39 MIN2017 MAR 2
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#26: How To Build A Facebook Community With Maria Makanjuola

Latest Episodes

#18: I Lost My Life Savings & Business Nigeria(Move Back To Nigeria Story)

Ijeoma joins me on The Iveoma Show to discuss why her boutique that she started in Enugu, Nigeria collapsed, how it took her life savings’ and the extremely useful business lessons she learned. TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Why Ijeoma relocated to Enugu, Nigeria in 2013 (:56) How the Enugu State Government told her that they will demolish her shop 2 days after the grand opening (3:23) How she was let down by her connections/acquaintances in Nigeria (8:00) How leaving America to go to Nigeria made her appreciate her life in America so much more (12:41) Advice for diaspora who want to build a business in Nigeria (14:28) The importance of understanding the Nigerian customer needs and income (16:49)

37 MINAUG 15
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#18: I Lost My Life Savings & Business Nigeria(Move Back To Nigeria Story)

#35: How Tiphub Helps African/Diaspora Businesses Find Their Unfair Advantage With Chika Umeadi

Chika Umeadi co-founder of TipHub joins me on I Am The Diaspora to talk about how entrepreneurs can find/develop their unfair advantage in business and gives advice to people who are moving to Africa to start businesses. Tiphub is an accelerator that focuses on African and African entrepreneurs that are building businesses in Africa. Tiphub also founded Diaspora Demo Summit, the largest gathering of African and African diaspora led businesses outside of Africa. Find more: www.iveoma.com

37 MIN2017 JUL 23
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#35: How Tiphub Helps African/Diaspora Businesses Find Their Unfair Advantage With Chika Umeadi

#33: How To Avoid Common Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make In Contracts With Temi Siyanbade

51 MIN2017 JUN 28
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#33: How To Avoid Common Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make In Contracts With Temi Siyanbade

#32: How To Become A Media Personality With Liz Akinbode

34 MIN2017 JUN 16
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#32: How To Become A Media Personality With Liz Akinbode

#31: Invest In Africa Virtual Summit With Nako Mbelle

So you’re thinking about building your own business or investing in Africa? Nako Mbelle, the founder of the Invest In Africa Virtual Summit & Fintech Recruiters, joins me on the I Am The Diaspora show to talk all about why NOW is the time for the African Diaspora to invest in Africa. Learn why she decided to create the very FIRST virtual summit focused on how the African Diaspora can invest in Africa, what industries she thinks the AfricanDiaspora should invest in, and the strengths of each speaker. Enjoy listening and find out more at iveoma.com.

29 MIN2017 JUN 2
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#31: Invest In Africa Virtual Summit With Nako Mbelle

#30: Screenwriter To Entrepreneur

The founder of Aso-Swap, chats with I Am The Diaspora aboutpursuing her creative passions. She broke out of the typical role expected of a Nigerian-American and pursued journalism, tv presenting, screenwriting and entrepreneurship. We talk about the importance of chasing your dreams, some of the challenges of following those dreams in light of family expectations, and why now is the best time to build your business. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Iveoma – AKA ME LOL! Iveoma.com is a digital media company showcasing African business success stories and brands in order to empower the African Diaspora. My weekly talk show, I Am The Diaspora, takes a two-track approach to achieve that: It showcases business leaders who will talk about their journey to success in Africa in order to empower and motivate YOU! While at the same time, I seek to grow awareness and strengthen public relations for these African businesses and brands featured on my show, so they can introduce their products...

22 MIN2017 MAY 20
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#30: Screenwriter To Entrepreneur

#29: Building Symbian Electronics In Kenya With Ismail Sabrie

Today's episode is with Ismail Sabrie, the founder of SymianElectronics, chats with The Iveoma Show about what it takes to be an entrepreneur in Kenya,the tough reality that you must have some money in order to scale a business, and why he loves entrepreneurship.

10 MIN2017 MAR 18
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#29: Building Symbian Electronics In Kenya With Ismail Sabrie

#28: How To Make Money Online Doing Research With Chigozie Ezugwu

Chigozie Ezugwu, thefounder of Raadaa, talks about how to make money online doing research. Raadaa gives researchers, publishers,and students, an avenue to monetize their own research like video creators can do on YouTube. He has created an educational startup thatensures quality content and research from developing countries is available to everyone around the world.

25 MIN2017 MAR 16
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#28: How To Make Money Online Doing Research With Chigozie Ezugwu

#27: Creating Beautiful African Clothing With Fadieye Loum (YALI Interview)

FaideyeLoum, the founder of KABIO, anengineer turned fashion designer sits down to chat with The Iveoma Show. I met Fadieye when she was a Mandela Washington Fellow a part of the Young African Leaders Initiative. There is a corresponding video as well available on iveoma.com and youtube (search for YALI Interview Series).

19 MIN2017 MAR 16
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#27: Creating Beautiful African Clothing With Fadieye Loum (YALI Interview)

#26: How To Build A Facebook Community With Maria Makanjuola

Maria Makanjuola, the biochemist founder of Sweet Cake TV School, discusses how to build a Facebook community from scratch (she literally went from 0 to 25k+ members in one year). Maria discusses how to create an online school from consumer feedback and how she empowers African women on the continent and in the diaspora by teaching them a profitable craft. TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: How I meet Maria Makanjuola in the Africa Business Academy (1:00) Maria's background (2:00) Why she started a Facebook group (3:00) How to build a community (5:19) How Maria built her website herself (9:00) How she became an entrepreneur (12:31) Teaching African women entrepreneurial skills (17:21) Why you should focus on 1 or 2 social media platforms (28:00)

39 MIN2017 MAR 2
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#26: How To Build A Facebook Community With Maria Makanjuola
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