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Sharing the joy of stand up paddleboarding. Join us for inspiring conversations with dream guests talking about all the health, happiness, friendship, adventure and possibility that SUP brings to our lives. From world endurance record holders to SUP Yoga, SUP with a Pup to SUP Surf, we will hear uplifting stories and fantastic information to help you on your paddleboarding journey. SUP has given our host, Jo Moseley, so much joy, confidence, courage and community since her first lesson in th ...
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With nearly 30 years as an international civil servant working with the UN, Yewande Odia has been in all the hotspots - Somalia, Haiti, Goma, Tchad and yes, even New York (the original hotspot)! In this episode, we discuss: UN or bust - how to get your foot through the door; Trevor Noah, Chris Rock and the attraction of the educated comic; Theatre …
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As if Sarah Boulos’s backstory (past imperfect?) was not epic enough, her present continuous one merits its own Hollywood (or is it Nollywood?) biopic. Born in Burkina Faso, schooled in France and US, Lebanese father and French mother; living in Nigeria for many decades, Sarah has truly bloomed where she was planted. Vibrant, passionate and a muse,…
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Blessing Adesiyan established WorkLife Africa, a think-tank focussed on transforming the continent's workforce and work spaces. She has made quite a journey from tech to care, not the first pivot that springs to mind but as the mistress of making lemonade from lemons, she now sits comfortably in her own skin. In this episode, we discuss: Finding yo…
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Ugoma Ebilah is a polymath - she has been an economist, successful financier, clothes designer, art dealer and now, one word which might just work when trying to box the unboxable would be 'creative entrepreneur'. In this episode, we discuss: The corporate lane, having an eye, wanting more and the side hustle mission creep. Clarity vs choosing not …
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Only the paranoid survive! Only the paranoid survive? Yes! Tokunboh George - Taylor lives by that mantra and she really should know. She is THE foremost PR strategist in Nigeria and founding Managing Director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Nigeria. Served her and her clients well (very well) and in this episode, we discuss: branding, self branding an…
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Uzo Nzeogu, a talented artist who studied Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with greats like Bruce Onobrakpeya and El Anatsui seemed all set to claim his place as a fine artist. But then, he did the maths, ditched paint and chose pragmatism. Pragmatism led him to Newswatch, to Dele Giwa, to Ray Ekpu, to Dan Agbese and to 't…
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Helen took a short trip away from university and came back as Miss Nigeria 1979! Sharp, shrewd and always impeccably turned out, Helen Prest Ajayi neatly turned the beauty currency into entrepreneurship, into businesses way ahead of the times. In this episode, we discuss: using what you have to get what you want. spotting trends way ahead of time. …
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Eku Edewor is many things but one thing she definitely is not is a slacker. Not just a pretty face (and what a pretty face), she believes in grafting and earning her flowers. In this episode, we discuss: 9 years old and catching the bug (yes, do put your daughter on the stage Mrs. Worthington). 53 Extra, Castle & Castle, Netflix and longevity in th…
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A lion in the den who has made his mark on the property landscape. Paul Onwuanibe is group chief executive officer of Landmark Africa Group. With formal education in Architecture, Property Development and Construction Management, together with a London Business School MBA with a merit in “Value Engineering” Paul is one of the renowned lions on the …
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For years, Dr. Ayo Aderinwale lived and breathed African political science. He has been in exile fleeing Abacha's regime, been a key figure in the plans and preparations for the United States of Africa, been Deputy President, Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union, established and became executive director of the African Leaders…
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Old Gregorian, avid Banana Island Living listener and serial entrepreneur, Adeyemo Sodipo, has embedded himself in the community he migrated into - St. Louis, Missouri. He has set up businesses, serves as a trustee of that most WASP of WASP American institutions, the private Prep school, been a union employer and sits on the board of his local Crim…
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Continuing our series unveiling the experiences and memories of the generation before ours, how they lived, loved and explored, our guest is none other than The Original Original, the legend in her own lifetime, Chief Nike Davies-Okundaye. An absolute one-off in the art and craft space and an all-round wonderful personality, Mama Nike shares incred…
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The fourth in our series of conversations with people 75 years and over, our conversation with the musical octogenarian is one that uplifts and serenades. We speak with Edna Jane Deinyo Soyanwo (EJD). Born on Sunday January 7th, 1934, EJD holds a BA (Dunelm) degree, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of London, Associate o…
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The third in our series of conversations with people 75 years and over, our conversation with the royal professor could not have come at a better time - a week after Queen Elizabeth's passing. We speak with Emeritus Professor Osato Frank Giwa-Osagie, Cambridge educated obstetrician-gynaecologist and educator. Professor Giwa-Osagie is a recipient of…
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The second in our series of conversations with people 75 years and over, this episode is a truly special one. We meet two Agbaje sisters (82 and 91 years old) who have lived their best lives and lived to tell the tale. Mrs. Moulin Ashake Agbaje - Anozie and Ms. Wule Agbaje (the Agbajes) are special, and boy, do let us know it! In this episode, we t…
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Hers was the generation that saw the best of times and, arguably, the worst of times. The heady, optimistic pre Nigerian independence days and then, the abyss of the Civil War. Mrs. Eugenia Arinola Afolabi has seen it all, done it all and wears the robes with a twinkle in her eye. In this episode we discuss: being wooed and wedded in 50s Nigeria; l…
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The big C, the dreaded C, that soul destroying word we do everything possible (or at least try) to avoid. Yes, Cancer! In seeking to find some cause for optimism, no matter how faint, we speak to Moji Animashaun, an experienced cancer treatment professional with over 30 years' experience as a radiation therapist. Moji retired as a Deputy Director i…
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Sade Doherty works hard - at being a business lawyer, family court assessor, school governor, Musical Society of Nigeria trustee, Centre for Contemporary Arts trustee, and at that most social of High Church communities, The Pink Ladies of the Cathedral Church of Christ. In this episode, we talk about: wearing many hats being 'se kari' or in English…
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'The diet starts tomorrow!' Yeah, sure. We've all been there, said that, got the oversized tee shirt. Olamide Balogun, the 'awakening lifestyles' guru and certified wellness coach, puts us through our paces and tells us a few home truths about those healthy choices. We discuss: losing weight veganism on a Nigerian diet what not to eat or drink fast…
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Children have a voice, they should be encouraged to use it and people should be encouraged to listen (with apologies to the Duchess of Sussex). Tsemaye, Kwezi, Alicia and Tom from Nigeria, South Africa, France and the United Kingdom share their thoughts. We talk about: the war in Ukraine what makes them happy what they would like for the world the …
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) has become rather a ‘thing’ but was it ever thus and we are just more aware now? What do we mean by SEN? You know that feeling when you think something is not quite right? The worry, the angst, who do you call? What do you do? Apparently, “1 in 5 of us has dyslexia” - Dyslexia Nigeria, so yes, it is a ‘thing’. In the…
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You get the degrees, plan for the business, find the ideal one at the right price - what could possibly go wrong? Well, plenty as it turns out. Tope Egoh takes us through her adventures in the education space in the UK and now in Nigeria. The highs and lows, agony and ecstasy. She tells us, knowing what she knows now, would she do it all again? In …
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I am so thrilled to welcome our first international guest to The Joy of SUP today! Vikki is a British-born adventurer and founder of She SUPs, her paddleboarding business in Sydney, Australia. She SUPS is an all women's community focussed on empowering women + girls through SUP adventures. Vikki moved to Sydney in 2015 + within a few months was hoo…
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I am thrilled to welcome Holly Pye to The Joy of SUP Podcast. I first met Holly when I asked in SUP Sisterhood for a sleep specialist. What I didn't realise that as well as working in the NHS as a sleep physiologist and running her own specialist sleep clinic - Stars Sleep Clinic - Holly is a very successful SUP racer and downwinder! Holly is a SUP…
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This Women’s Month we demystify money, wealth creation and preservation and who better to do this than a woman who does all these and does them well. Bimpe Nkontchou, legal practitioner, family office manager, wealth advisor, art patron extraordinaire and now fintechpreneur! In this episode, we chat about: Advising the Uber wealthy; Succession plan…
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I am so thrilled to welcome Leanne Bird to The Joy of SUP Podcast. As Founder of Leanne Bird Wellbeing & Adventure, Leanne’s mission is to support and inspire people to live happier and healthier lives, for the long term. Through her wellbeing services & adventure experiences, she is passionate about empowering people to discover themselves and ult…
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I am so thrilled to welcome Emma Love to The Joy of SUP Podcast today. Here's Emma: When I was 45yrs old, I along with my very young son had our very first go on kayaks at Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham. While on the water, we saw some children playing on paddle boards. We quickly exchanged our kayaks for SUPs + I was hoo…
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‘Niyi Coker, Jr. is currently Professor & Director of the School of Theatre, Television and Film at San Diego State University in California. Prior to which for 14 years, he was the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Chair & Distinguished Professor in African-American Studies at the University of Missouri in Saint Louis. Despite formidable opposition, he creat…
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I am so thrilled to welcome Sophie Witter to The Joy of SUP Podcast. Sophie is one half of SUP It and Sea UK, the first pair to paddleboard from Land's End to John O'Groats in 2021. Sophie and her partner Dave are now hiking back to Land's End! Sophie is a Celebrant and Mumma to her Cat + Teddy Bears. Having spent many years living a life that didn…
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I am so thrilled to welcome Linn van der Zanden to The Joy of SUP Podcast today. I met Linn in the summer of 2021 researching my book and we spent the most wonderful time paddleboarding along the south west coast of Scotland, cooking supper on the beach and camping on our boards overnight. I think you are going to love the helpful information Linn …
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I'm thrilled to welcome Caroline (Caz) Dawson founder of SUP Lass Paddle Adventures to The Joy of SUP podcast. I discovered Caz on Simon Hutchinson's podcast SUP fm and we met when I was researching my book in 2021. Caz is an accomplished SUP Instructor and Adventure Guide with a passion for all things outdoors. Located on the edge of the Clwydian …
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I am thrilled to welcome Libby Bowles to The Joy of SUP Podcast today. I first met Libby via Instagram and was struck by her commitment to the oceans and her energy for life. I was fortunate enough to meet and stay with her in Bristol when I went to Shextreme Film Festival and she is even more wonderful in person. In this episode we talk about: Div…
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Educated and intrepid with the world as their oyster, the African millennial is young and restless. Fearlesss, ambitious, fiercely afro-centric, secure in their own skin and ready to try new dating options. Kemi Afun-Ogido (or Dolly to the chosen few) is a policy analyst with the AfDB. She has her finger on the pulse of African agribusiness and wor…
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I am thrilled to welcome Caroline Williams to The Joy of SUP Podcast today. I first discovered Caroline whilst reading and listening to her book Move! The New Science of Body over Mind and I was fascinated by the research she shared. It seemed to explain why we love to paddleboard and the science behind why it makes us feel so good. When I saw that…
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I am thrilled to welcome Lesley Robinson of Heron and Hush to The Joy of SUP Podcast. I discovered Lesley on Instagram when I saw her fundraising for RED January, a campaign founded by Hannah Beecham encouraging us to move every day to Beat The Blues in January and fundraise for mental health charities. Lesley tells us more: My love of the outdoors…
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We have discussed with artists, masters and collectors about this topic, but what does it mean to the maven of the arts who is also a chief from the Benin Kingdom, the original home of some of these looted works? Do note the use of the word ‘works’, not just ‘artworks’. Our guest, Chief Charles Uwesunyi-Edosomwan, is a mega lawyer, a Senior Advocat…
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I'm thrilled to welcome Hayley Browning to The Joy of SUP Podcast today! Known for her infectious energy and love of the outdoors, Hayley is co-founder of the award-winning Paddle Cabin and British Canoeing SUP Coach, and it’s safe to say paddleboarding has completely transformed her life since her diagnosis of breast cancer in 2017 at the age of 2…
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I'm thrilled to welcome Steph Barnicoat to The Joy of SUP Podcast today! Steph lives in Cornwall with her beautiful dog and SUP companion Percy. She works in marine mammal acoustics and also runs a bespoke SUP business called SUP with Steph on The Gannel, Newquay. In this episode, we talk about: Her 95 km paddleboarding adventure along the Cornish …
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2021 was quite the year: a roller coaster of highs and lows, peaks and troughs, agonies and nearly-there ecstasy. In our new year episode, guests and listeners of our podcast share their reflections on 2021 and their hopes for 2022. In spite of (or perhaps because of) 2021, they look forward with optimism and positivity. This is the tonic you didn’…
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For a guilt free Christmas, we give you the perfect present - a worthy edition with just the right amount of fun. Nkoyo Rapu shows what is possible and how far our dreams can go in reshaping our communities and building a mega social enterprise. Her organization, Bethesda Child Support Agency and what is now termed ‘the Bethesda Model’ has well ove…
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Femi Akinsanya - investment banker, broker, educationist and foremost art collector, is no art dilettante. His passion for collecting transcends that plaything of the idle HNI hour, minute or even year - it began with his distinctive upbringing by a woke Yoruba grandmother ahead of her time, a public librarian. We discuss selling a business you sta…
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The Nigerian Central Bank Digital Currency, e-Naira, has finally launched, and Oluwaseun Odeku, Associate Director, Forensic Services, KPMG, walks us through. In this episode, we look at What exactly is the e-Naira? Why do we need the e-Naira? Step by step process for e-Naira wallet The security/privacy concerns The future for TelCos, Banks, Fintec…
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The Diaspora Millennial Podcaster Episode. With now over 7,000 downloads and a million thanks to our fantastic listeners, in this episode, we look at the Nigerian podcasting landscape. The Diaspora Millennial is one demographic that has taken to podcasting with real passion. We sit down with diaspora millennial podcaster, Matilda Bakare, producer a…
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This week's edition features Nigerian printmaker, painter and all round maestro, Bruce Onabrakpeya. His candour, complex personality and sharp wit made for a truly intriguing conversation. We discussed Zaria Rebels, return of stolen art, his Harmattan Workshop, his die-hard love for Nigeria; oh, and his intriguing answer to the question ‘who do you…
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Mention of the Niger Delta of Nigeria and good (okay, goodish) news in the same sentence is not a song that’s often heard. Our guest, Dr Dara Akala who runs an NGO in the heart of the Niger Delta, has a soothing narrative, one well worth sharing. Dr Akala, a development economist and Executive Director of the corporate social enterprise PIND, has a…
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In the rather concerning landscape of the current Nigerian economy, and in spite of COVID-19(or perhaps because of), one segment of the economy seems to be doing exceptionally well - Fintech. The numbers are head turning -Flutterwave valued at $1 billion (that is $200 million more than the highest value bank in Nigeria); Paga and Andela now with a …
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In this episode, two young Nigerians, Leonard and Daniel - millenial software developer and a Gen Z photographer - share their thoughts on the Nigeria project. One optimistic, and the other, not so much! We talk about: Finding love in the digital world #ENDSARS Black Lives Matter The Commonwealth/Empire Religion Hope! Fascinating and yes, even weir…
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Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola is THE novel of the season. Femi Babalola, Bolu's father and diaspora dad extraordinaire, discusses the very intentional way you raise children to keep them connected with their roots and achieving at the highest level in the adopted country. Bi-coastal living, raising diaspora children, religion, taking bold busines…
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Our bonuse episode and Season 1 wrap up with teasers for Season 2! Banana Island Living Podcast started on the 1st of April with the Crypto episode and what a ride it's been. We skip through the different episodes and reveal the most popular. Season 2 starts on the 1st of September and here we give you heads up on what to look forward to on Banana …
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When you eat, breathe and live art and you are also an engineer, a lawyer and a stock broker. Definitions and categorisations become superfluous. We present Prince Yemisi Shyllon. When you are arguably the biggest collector of African Art on the continent, you have a unique voice and earned an authentic platform to talk about art in Africa. Prince …
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