Podcasts📻🎙

One thing I have learned is that the older you get, you tend to look for different things to inspire you and motivate you. You can call this part of adulting but at this stage of my life, I am always in search of things that are relatable or fall in line with where I am at currently. While reading self-help books, or biographies is the obvious go-to answer, podcasts are a good alternative. Also being the fact that podcasting is the new wave, I was very curious to check it out and give it a shot. I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to an audiobook yet but I am guessing it is the same experience.

With such a busy schedule, I have been able to incorporate podcasts into my lifestyle. I listen to my fave podcast in the car, when I am at the gym or even in the morning when I am getting ready for work.  If podcasts are your thing or you are looking to get started, here is my top five that I think everybody, especially in our generation, Should listen to.

The spread:

This is the first podcast that ever I listened to and will forever remain a classic.  My best friend Natalie actually introduce me to it. shes also one of the few that influenced me into the podcast gang. when I started listening to podcasts, I was using Sound Cloud and this is because it was the only place you could find The Spread podcast at the time. The Spread is an R-rated Kenyan podcast that was started out by Nini Wacera and Kaz. Nini is a well-renowned actress and radio host while Kaz is a musician, socialite and influencer within the entertainment industry in Kenya.  Both women talk everything about sex, sexuality and body. It basically revolves around sex positivity and all aspects of embracing it. The spread has now even grown to bigger height with only Kaz being the host. Not sure what happened to Nini but it kinda wasn’t the same for me. Although its still remains one of my favourite podcasts.

Jesus and Jollof:

Currently, this is on repeat. A podcast that’s hosted by Yvonne Orji from the show Insecure on HBO and Luvvie Ajayi whose an author, speaker, and digital strategist. These two friends came together and literally created a masterpiece. With both of them being Nigerian, all their stories are based from an African perspective. They talk about relationships, religion, their struggles to following their dreams within the entertainment industry and most of all, being black and African in a Donald trump world. Their chemistry is out of this world and they are hilarious. I promise you, you will die laughing especially when they switch back and forth into their Nigerian accents. let’s just say I have listened to the whole season more than once.

Rants and Randomness:

This is also another fave. It is a solo podcast by the same Luvvie Ajayi from Jesus and Jollof. she started this podcast way before Jesus and Jollof and is part of her brand. In this podcast, Ajayi shares advice and knowledge about trending topics that she’s passionate about and also rants on things that shes come across. Within every episode, Ajayi interviews black successful individuals who have made it within the industry. From Shea Moisture CEO and creator Rich Dennis to actor and singer Jussie Smollet.  the guests on this podcast talk about their struggles and their journey to where there are today.

Super Soul Sunday:  This podcast is Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews and conversations with thought-leaders, authors and health & wellness experts. I don’t have cable but I’ve always been a huge fan of super soul Sunday so it’s really nice to get these free episodes through the podcast. this podcast is where I get my Spiritual and mental health fix. literally food to my soul.

So these are just a few of the podcast that I am crazy about. I listen to them on a regular basis and are my go-to when I need to be inspired or just re-energized emotionally and mentally. Because I have an iPhone, I am able to use the podcast app that’s already installed on the phone. Its a very user-friendly and has made it much easier to access my favorite podcasts. #teamiphoneallday

make sure to like, share and leave a comment on your take on podcasts as well as let me know what you think about these specific podcast.

Shine Bright like a Diamond 💎✨

Shine Bright like a Diamond 💎✨

I haven’t visited Cape Town much due to the distance but the few times I have been able to, I try to tour the city as much as I can.

It is said that jewelry is the ultimate expression of love and desire. The gift that forms a lasting impression. 

This past weekend, I met up with a friend and got to check out the ‘hidden’ Diamond Museum.


I am not really into jewelry, let alone fancy jewelry like diamonds, but there was a spark of interest when I got to know of the Museum. 

South Africa otherwise known as Africa’s treasure chest, is one of the leading export in the world when it comes to gold, diamonds, platinum, chrome, manganese, vanadium and vermiculite. The discovery of these minerals has played an important role to the economy growth of the country. 

Located around one of the busiest main streets in Cape Town, this tiny museum is in the basement of a jewelry store where the owner has voluntarily dedicated the space to share his passion in diamonds. 

Mostly known as a jewelry store, the museum itself is not well advertised, unless you come across their website where you can book a tour. Although most people although get to hear about the museum through word of mouth. Incase you walk in, which I did, a guided tour can be offered on request depending on the staff availability. The museum is also really small making it easy for a self guided tour. 


After the tour, one is able to get a basic knowledge of the history of diamonds and gold which are the main stones for jewelry making. One also gets to know the different kinds of stones and how they are extracted/mined. 


For those who are like me, your assured of walkig away with something new learned like how to tell the difference between a fake diamond and a real diamond, including the terms used to identify different stones. 

If you happen to be shopping for a nice expensive jewelry or even an engagement ring for your significant other, the store itself has some great pieces and a wide variety to chose from. They also do customized jewelry as well as cleaning and polishing. 💎💍✨



Best part about this specific museum, is that it’s FREE!! Personally this is an added bonus especially if you are  a tourist on budget like I am.