By Marvelous Chiamaka Friday
Now’s a perfect time to update your podcast feed, boo.
It is no news that listening to podcasts is like killing two birds with a stone, and as a lifestyle obsessed black woman, what could possibly be better than cramming in episodes upon episodes of podcasts by women like me while busy-ing away on my laptop?
Yes, you’re right. Absolutely nothing.
The thing about podcasts is that you’ll always find one on any and every topic you need to know something about. Sci-fi, relationship talk, spirituality, mental health, politics and my favourite – lifestyle.
To get started, all you’ll need is a podcast app and… peace of mind.
Meanwhile, see five amazing black women who host podcasts bordering on lifestyle and beauty.
Feyikemi Abudu and Jola Ayeye
Feyikemi, popularly known as President FK and Jola Jollz are the hosts of the ‘I Said What I Said’ podcast, one of the biggest Nigerian podcasts presently.
The ‘ISWIS’ podcast is one that addresses ups, downs, lefts and rights of Lagos living and everything in between.
Recommendation – The perfect podcast to plug into while fuming in Lagos traffic. It sure would leave you screaming in laughter with the occasional banter during the discussions.
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Brooke never fails to dish out unfiltered tips about skincare, beauty trends, wellness and products (#ProductJunkies, right this way) on her podcast – Naked Podcast.
On the pod, she regularly interviews women in skincare, beauty and wellness and they dive into a 60 minute long discussion on the preconceived notions of beauty and help you realize that beauty is deeper than what the outward appearance reveals.
After you listen to this podcast, you are likely going to scan the labels of your skincare products over again.
Recommendations: Great tips on D-I-Y Skincare (well, she isn’t the self-acclaimed DIY queen for nothing).
Makeup artist and content creator, Jaleesa hosts the podcast The Life of a Makeup Artist to give real insights on how makeup artists really live.
Join Jaleesa for some tea on MUAs with industry experts and a beauty community aimed to inspire, educate, and elevate those looking to access the world of beauty from a makeup artists’ perspective.
Asha is that badass fashionista – the one who manages to spin heads as she struts. She attracts CEOs and creatives on an audio show to discuss the dynamics of black women in the fashion and skincare industry. According to her, black women are consistently trying to find the perfect foundation that doesn’t make us look lifeless and it’s best we have more products made for us by people like us.
Her podcast, After 25, seeks to encourage Black women aged 25 and above to take their skincare routine seriously and not be discouraged to use skincare products.
Lydia and Fikemi
The ever bubbly duo, Lydia and Fikemi are the hosts of the ‘Asif’ podcast and it is an interactive podcast targeted at young people in Nigeria and the conversations they should be having.
Each episode, we get to hear the “unprofessional” takes on topics we probably didn’t know we should be having.
Do you already listen to these podcasts? Share your favorites with us below!