Quote - “Afropolitan means showcasing the brilliance of Africa on a global stage.”
The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.
Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.
This episode features Arese Ugwu, Founder of Smart Money Africa; an edutainment platform providing financial literacy and education for the African millennial.
Arese is a graduate from Aston Business School and University College London and has previous experience with leading African financial services brands before transitioning to Smart Money Africa.
She is passionate about creating content and avenues that break down financial barriers for African youths especially women.
Listen and enjoy as Arese Ugwu talks to us about Smart Money tribe and her thoughts on financial literacy for the African millennial.
Arese’s Reading List
The Smart Money Woman: An African girl's journey to financial freedom by Arese Ugwu
The Rich Are Different: A Priceless Treasury of Quotations and Anecdotes About the Affluent, the Posh, and the Just Plain Loaded by Jon Winokur
Sex and Vanity: A Novel by Kevin Kwan
1:30 Upbringing and background
2:59 Start of Smart Money Africa
6:35 Challenges/process of self-publishing a book
12:24 Netflix picking up the The Smart Money Woman series
16:26 Balancing multiple roles professionally and personally
17:50 Financial advice for young people
19:11 Season Two of The Smart Money Woman
19:57 First encounter with failure and lesson learnt
20:45 Title of the book about your life
21:45 Reading list
23:20 What does being Afropolitan mean to you
24:00 Beauty of South Africa
The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.
Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Want to learn more about Afropolitan?
Twitter - https://twitter.com/afropolitan
Website - https://www.afropolitan.io/
“Afropolitan is daring to be yourself in a rapidly changing world and not having to ask for permission.”
“What I like the most about building in Africa and building for Africa is that everything is so greenfield.”
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