EP 17. AFRICLICK PANEL DISCUSSION: DATING, INFIDELITY & “DATING CHECKLISTS”

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On this week’s episode we are talking about Dating, Infidelity and “Dating Checklist”. To help with the discussion we have enlisted the help of Dayo, founder of Africlick a social discovery app for African and Caribbean professionals. Earlier this year Africlick hosted a panel discussion consisting of various dating experts who gave their unique views, advice and sometimes controversial prospective. Listen as hosts Mo and Jay, along with Dayo dissect some of the more contentious questions raised by the panel, including: “Are our significant other requirement checklist too long?” and “Do Africans/ Black people tolerate cheating more than other cultures?”

@Africlick on Instagram and twitter
website: africlick.co.uk registration is now open for new members.

The next black dating panel discussion is on 24 October- visit africlick.co.uk to pre register for event tickets.

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EP 16. BLACK WOMEN IN TV AND FILM

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On this week’s episode we are talking about our favourite films and TV shows with a black female lead. Is American TV better at portraying diversity than British TV?
Love & Basketball vs. Brown Sugar debate.
Listen to Mo & Jay’s thoughts on new movie Girls Trip and why this is different from its predecessors. Also British Ghanaian artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane paintings around London and soul artist Omar at Jazz refreshed festival.
What are your favourite black British female leads?….let us know!
You can find our special guest Alex @alexanddrakeessie (twitter), @kesstagram (IG). Checkout her film “Canned atm”

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EP 15. ALL IS EQUAL IN LOVE AND PAY …. WELL MAYBE NOT

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Mo & Jay are back after a short break. This week talking about racial bias in online dating and discuss the recent controversy around the Chanel 4 documentary “Is Love Racist?” which explores racism in Britain through modern dating apps.

Jay raises the issues of work base politics and why women bosses are referred to as being “catty”, whilst men are given the label of “go-getters”. Also the importance of after work drinks and “playing the game” to move up the career ladder.
Mo talks about working for men vs women, revealing her preference and touches upon on the scandal surrounding the BBC wage gap between men and women.

Our highlights of the week include:
The movie “Girls Trip”
Zanele Muholi, art exhibition
@BlackBritishBanter Instagram/ Facebook, highlighting Black British Positivity

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EP 14. My Pre Midlife Crisis

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Peer pressure, the late glow-up, being a rebel….Is a Pre Midlife Crisis a real thing and should 30 something’s be concerned that it’s knocking around the corner? Listen in as Mo and Jay discuss the challenges of facing up to the reality that our 30’s may not have turned out as we planned. Plus the return of the new season of HBO’s Insecure…#teamLawrence or not, hot summer days in London and postal service in Nigeria.

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EP 13. AT THE HEART OF LONDON

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London the city we live in and love, has been hit with tragedies over the past few weeks that has made us question our security and the fragility of life. Our hearts go out to all affected by the recent incidents across the country. Listen as Mo & Jay discuss the Grenfell Tower fire, London’s difficult relationship with gentrification, the UK elections, Amber Rose’s ‘feminist’ protest, UK tv show Love Island and more.

Men in rompers ‘romp-him’ ….yay or nay!

Things we talk about:

renieddolodge.co.uk

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EP 12. BE “HUMBLE”

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Today we are talking bodies, specifically black women’s bodies, including all the stretch marks, fake arses and afro hair. Listen as Mo & Jay dissect the recent controversy surrounding Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Humble” and ask the question is it anti-feminist for a man to proclaim he prefers “natural” women? Also adding to the mix our views on Tyrese (self-proclaimed beauty expert) thoughts on what he thinks women should look like.

Male misogyny or too much sensitivity?….let’s talk about it!

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EP 11. DATING DILEMMAS, DISASTERS, DO’S AND DON’TS ……. THE GIRLS TALK ABOUT IT ALL

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It’s dating 101 with Mo & Jay this week joined by special guests Shay, Alex, Mahogany and Viv. The ladies are not holding back discussing everything from first date disasters, interracial dating and even who should pay on the first date!

As single black women living in London, the complexities of navigating the dating scene and has the evolution of technology killed the art of romance? Yes that’s right we talk tinder tales, online dating and more.

Honest, open and real conversation, with no filter as the ladies don’t hold back, including asking themselves the question “Why am I single”

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EP 10. Will I be ok if I never have children?…… Single Women and Babies

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On this week’s episode Mo and Jay share their honest thoughts about being single and wanting children.

“You spend most of your 20s trying not to get pregnant, then you hit 30 and it feels like a race to the bottom……..”

Listen as we explore the taboo of saying as a woman “I don’t want children” and why people then demand you explain and qualify your decision. The external influence from those around you and does being in an African family intensify the pressure?

Highlights of the week include Jay’s mini movie review of new film “Love by the 10th Date”, staring Meagan Good, Kellee Stewart, Keri Hilson and Kelly Rowland. Whilst Mo gives a shout-out to Ms Serena Williams (greatest female athlete of all time) on her baby announcement.

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EP 9. Guerrilla Tactics and Surviving London

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Celebrate good times …. Jay is back after her Spanish adventure joining co-host Mo for their bi-weekly chat and catch-up.

This week we take a dive into the recent controversy surrounding the new TV show “Guerrilla” and Director John Ridley’s response to the critique of the show erasing Black Women and their involvement in the movement. Highlighted by the casting of Asian actress, Freida Pinto in the lead female role.

Mo and Jay also reflect of the importance of self-care, especially when dealing with the challenges of modern life and ponder the question is there still a stigma regarding mental illness within the African community.

Highlights of the week include singer Somi and her album Petite Afrique. Also we celebrate the appointment of Edward Enninful as the first Black editor-in-chief of British Vogue!

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EP 8. “GET OUT” ….. WITH THOSE TWITTER FINGERS

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Jay is away this week as she is currently adding more stamps to her ever expanding passport (listen to Ep 5, Black Women Travel Too). However the show must go on, therefore Mo is joined by alternative co-host and friend of the show Paul Samuels, founder of Sonjo Media. Paul has taken time out from creating amazing content to add his unique voice and prospective to the podcast.

This week’s main discussion explores the complexities of African American Vs Black British culture. The debate was initiated on twitter and the blogs following the recent comments of Samuel L Jackson, querying the casting of Black British actor, Daniel Kaluuya in the hit social-horror “Get Out,” in the lead role.
Then Drake dropped his new album “More Life” featuring UK artists such as Giggs and the debate was again reignited.
Listen as Mo and Paul discuss and dissect, including their musical influences and try to clarify what is to be “Black and British”

*THINGS WE TALK ABOUT, FOR YOUR INFORMATION:*
Indie Creative Network: indiecreativenetwork.com

Paul Samuels can be found at:
@think_africa_thank_afrika
Sonjo Media: sonjomedia.com

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