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Ciku Kimeria is a Kenyan author "Of goats and poisoned oranges" - (https://www.amazon.com/goats-poisoned-oranges-Ciku-Kimeria-ebook/dp/B00HBBWPI6), development consultant, adventurer and travel blogger (www.thekenyanexplorer.com). She writes both fiction and non-fiction focusing on African stories that need telling. She has worked on diverse pieces for various international and local publications including Quartz, Ozy, The East African etc. She has travelled to 45 countries – 16 of them in Africa. 153 countries to go and 63 territories!
"Of goats and poisoned oranges" has been extremely well received in Kenya and beyond. It tells the story of a Kenyan middle aged power couple and their complicated marriage. The novel explores issues of greed, revenge, betrayal and murder. It runs from the 1960s to 2013. It has been described as “Wicked, funny, poignant, wacky, human, a big ball of fun and danger”, “A unique and captivating book”, “Fun and intriguing”, “Impossible to put down once you start reading.”
She recently moved to Dakar, Senegal from Kenya to work on her second novel. She also works at as the Africa Communication Manager at a leading global strategy consulting firm.
She holds a B.S. in Management Science from MIT with minors in Urban Planning and International development studies.
Never mind the name, this is neither a religious podcast nor a podcast on food. Jesus and Jollof is as Nigerian a podcast name as you will ever find.
In the inaugural episode of Jesus and Jollof, Yvonne and Luvvie introduce themselves, how they met and became friends, and how this podcast came to be. Also, ever heard of the Five Love Languages? Well, Luvvie and Yvonne have created the Five Nigerian Love Languages, exploring the ways Nigerians communicate and show affection.
I fell in love with NYT bestselling author Luvvie Ajayi a long time ago. It's hard to tell exactly when I first came across her blog. Whenever someone shared a ribcracking article related to Nigeria or Africa, it almost always led me back to her blog. She's the queen of throwing shade. So many of her stories have me laughing till I cry and my stomach hurts. If I have to pick one, it would have to be the one she wrote about the opening ceremony outfits that the Nigerian team wore at the 2016 olympics. It's a classic.
The first season of Jesus and Jollof explores our stories, as Nigerian women who grew up in the United States.
It's much easier to remember the first time I heard about the amazing Yvonne Orji. She's one of the two main characters in one of my favourite shows: HBO's Insecure. The show's creator, Issa Rae, Senegalese–American actress, writer, director and producer, is the first black woman to create and star in her own cable show. The nights I have spent binge-watching Insecure have felt like time spent with my own friends. The show has broken so many barriers and been revolutionary simply by telling stories of women like us for women like us.
This inaugural episode of the podcast brings together these two amazingly talented, high-achieving Nigerian–American artists as they discuss The Five Nigerian Love Languages. They did not disappoint.