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The Adverse Effect

Mar 7, 2019

The Conversation: In this episode, Nigerian podcaster, creative, and engineering student Huwa Okoyomoh shares her inspiring story with Ken about she used creativity as strategy to powerfully to create a new reality within her limits.

Here’s what Huwa shared in his conversation with Ken:

  • Her childhood in Nigeria- -without stable electricity and limited wifi that you must pay for
  • How she learned to turn her experience with heavy competition (Being one of 5,000+ students applying for one job) into a journey of discovery
  • Breaking through the belief that is there only one chance of success 
  • Her struggles with podcasting
  • The “bad rep” that Nigerians have and the impact these stereotypes have on people like Huwa 
  • What inspires Huwa to continue her creative work despite all of the obstacles
  • The basic foundations that Huwa uses to keep her grounded, laughing, and inspired


Memorable Quote: “When you grow up in a system where everything is limited, you are able to fail better than anywhere else.”

The Homework: Take some time today to do these three simple things:

  1. Imagine that you had only hour to use the Internet. List what sites you would visit.
  2. Now imagine that you only had only one hour with electricity. Name the first three things you would do.
  3. Now that you’ve completed #1 and #2, identify one thing in your life that is a distraction to your most important goals and reduce or eliminate it today.

About Our Guest: 


The Spoken Word Podcast

Additional Resources to Check Out:

The Spoken Word Podcast on Twitter

Huwa on Facebook


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