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No Shame In My Name

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Celebrating the stories behind names.

Latest Episodes

IMEOBONG

Akwa Ibom is a state in the deep South region of Nigeria, known for its captivating natural beauty and its wealth of natural resources. It is also home to Fitness Coach & Writer; Ime Bassey. Listen as he shares how the powerful meaning of his name continues to shape him through his journey of faith, family & fitness.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

16 MIN1 d ago
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IMEOBONG

OLUWADARA

Caleb is rarely referred to by his Yoruba middle name, Oluwadara. Its meaning however, speaks to the wonder of his birth. And, the remarkable gift of life itself. Listen as he shares the stories of his name with a charming poise, ending on a powerful note.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

11 MIN1 w ago
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OLUWADARA

ALOAYE

In recent years, Tryphena’s middle name prompted an eager curiosity about her Edo roots. It has drawn her in closer proximity to her culture, whilst gently affirming her forward thinking approach to life. Listen as she tells her story of discovery with a simple and heartfelt appreciation.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

14 MIN2 w ago
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ALOAYE

JASMINDER

Jasminder’s full name is intricately tied to her identity, reflecting the diversity of her own mixed family background. Indian, English and Nigerian. Listen as she humorously unravels her pursuit of acceptance, in a brilliant narrative that probes universal questions related to history, humanity and home.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

21 MIN3 w ago
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JASMINDER

ELOM

The meaning of Elom’s name offers a gentle insight into her Ewe heritage, her faith in God and a reminder of His love. However, names for her, are not the be-all and end-all, but simply the beginning of the story. Listen as she boldly explores this perspective, whilst opening up an interesting debate about the emphasis conventionally placed on names. If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com. We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod. *This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

21 MINJUL 13
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ELOM

MAGID MAGID

For Somalia-born, Sheffield-bred activist; Magid Magid, names have always welcomed fascinating conversation. His own unique name, has faced its own fair share of intrigue, both positive and negative. Listen as he playfully reminisces on his experiences, touching on his time in education, through to his run as the youngest ever Lord Mayor of his beloved city.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

19 MINJUL 6
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MAGID MAGID

DINGILE

Growing up, all Dingile (shortened to Dings) wanted; was to see her name recognised. A trip to Zambia would later reveal a space of familiarity, where the majority could pronounce her name. Listen as she shares her name-story, offering candid reflections on life, loss & legacy.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

14 MINJUN 29
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DINGILE

MOSHOPEFOLUWA

Shope’s Yoruba full name, holds a meaning worthy of clinging to. His highly optimistic outlook concerning names and legacy is also deserving of recognition. Listen as he shares the story of his name, addressing the power of gratitude, positivity and perspective.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

18 MINJUN 22
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MOSHOPEFOLUWA

ADETOKUNBO

In the Yoruba culture, the act of naming; is a ceremony closely aligned with circumstances. This reigns true for Tosin, whose middle name reflects not only the order and location of her birth, but an ancestry rooted in royalty.Listen as she fondly reflects on the story of her name, bringing to life a picture of rootedness and belonging.Share your name stories too and drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance*

19 MINJUN 1
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ADETOKUNBO

NII ADAWU

As a Designer, Jesse knows too well- the influence and power of branding behind names. His own name is a popular title in Ghana, further complimented with a name signifying his place of seniority within his family. Listen as he shares more, opening up a conversation about the intersection of culture, history and identity. Share your name stories too and drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com. We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod. *AUDIO MAY HAVE SOME DISTORTION. APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE!*

14 MINMAY 25
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NII ADAWU

Latest Episodes

IMEOBONG

Akwa Ibom is a state in the deep South region of Nigeria, known for its captivating natural beauty and its wealth of natural resources. It is also home to Fitness Coach & Writer; Ime Bassey. Listen as he shares how the powerful meaning of his name continues to shape him through his journey of faith, family & fitness.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

16 MIN1 d ago
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IMEOBONG

OLUWADARA

Caleb is rarely referred to by his Yoruba middle name, Oluwadara. Its meaning however, speaks to the wonder of his birth. And, the remarkable gift of life itself. Listen as he shares the stories of his name with a charming poise, ending on a powerful note.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

11 MIN1 w ago
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OLUWADARA

ALOAYE

In recent years, Tryphena’s middle name prompted an eager curiosity about her Edo roots. It has drawn her in closer proximity to her culture, whilst gently affirming her forward thinking approach to life. Listen as she tells her story of discovery with a simple and heartfelt appreciation.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

14 MIN2 w ago
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ALOAYE

JASMINDER

Jasminder’s full name is intricately tied to her identity, reflecting the diversity of her own mixed family background. Indian, English and Nigerian. Listen as she humorously unravels her pursuit of acceptance, in a brilliant narrative that probes universal questions related to history, humanity and home.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

21 MIN3 w ago
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JASMINDER

ELOM

The meaning of Elom’s name offers a gentle insight into her Ewe heritage, her faith in God and a reminder of His love. However, names for her, are not the be-all and end-all, but simply the beginning of the story. Listen as she boldly explores this perspective, whilst opening up an interesting debate about the emphasis conventionally placed on names. If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com. We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod. *This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

21 MINJUL 13
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ELOM

MAGID MAGID

For Somalia-born, Sheffield-bred activist; Magid Magid, names have always welcomed fascinating conversation. His own unique name, has faced its own fair share of intrigue, both positive and negative. Listen as he playfully reminisces on his experiences, touching on his time in education, through to his run as the youngest ever Lord Mayor of his beloved city.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

19 MINJUL 6
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MAGID MAGID

DINGILE

Growing up, all Dingile (shortened to Dings) wanted; was to see her name recognised. A trip to Zambia would later reveal a space of familiarity, where the majority could pronounce her name. Listen as she shares her name-story, offering candid reflections on life, loss & legacy.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

14 MINJUN 29
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DINGILE

MOSHOPEFOLUWA

Shope’s Yoruba full name, holds a meaning worthy of clinging to. His highly optimistic outlook concerning names and legacy is also deserving of recognition. Listen as he shares the story of his name, addressing the power of gratitude, positivity and perspective.If you’re interested in sharing your name-story, please do drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*This episode was recorded remotely. Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance.*

18 MINJUN 22
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MOSHOPEFOLUWA

ADETOKUNBO

In the Yoruba culture, the act of naming; is a ceremony closely aligned with circumstances. This reigns true for Tosin, whose middle name reflects not only the order and location of her birth, but an ancestry rooted in royalty.Listen as she fondly reflects on the story of her name, bringing to life a picture of rootedness and belonging.Share your name stories too and drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com.We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod.*Audio may have some distortion. Apologies in advance*

19 MINJUN 1
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ADETOKUNBO

NII ADAWU

As a Designer, Jesse knows too well- the influence and power of branding behind names. His own name is a popular title in Ghana, further complimented with a name signifying his place of seniority within his family. Listen as he shares more, opening up a conversation about the intersection of culture, history and identity. Share your name stories too and drop us an email: noshameinmynamepod@gmail.com. We’re also on Instagram too! Follow us @noshameinmynamepod. *AUDIO MAY HAVE SOME DISTORTION. APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE!*

14 MINMAY 25
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NII ADAWU
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