In this conversation, the owners of Tololi (a Namibian Online Store) and Shiwa | The Baker, Fillemon Nangolo and Shiwomeho Kalla, respectively, talk to me about the hurdles and victories of entrepreneurship in Namibia. It’s great motivation if you’re on the fence about taking tat leap!
Perhaps, in a subconscious act of protest against myself and my social conditioning, I have chosen to not see my hair as something I struggle with. Perhaps I have decided to reject the narrative that maintaining my afro is an unnecessary form of self-punishment. Perhaps it’s just my hair. It’s not difficult; it just is… and I love it.
I’ve quickly come to realize that my favourite thing about these interviews is the fact that I get to introduce the people who impact my life, with you all. It’s starting to feel a little like I’m sharing the gifts (these amazing people) that God has given me, with the rest of the world.
This is a conversation with my brother, Nangolo Ashipala where we talk about the lessons, we’ve learned about managing our personal finances, what works for us and what, from our experiences, we would pass on to the next person.
This is a conversation, my friend Naphtali Chipasha and I discuss fatherhood and what it’s like to be a father in Namibia. This conversation stems from a letter I wrote to the newspaper a few years ago. Here is the link to the article on my blog https://ndapewoshaliwrites.com/2016/01/18/are-you-a-father/ You can learn more about the Fatherhood…
Applaud A Fish for Swimming – The importance of giving positive feedback and constructive criticism. Here is the link to the article on my blog https://ndapewoshaliwrites.com/2020/0… I hope you enjoy it. You can watch the video here Please subscribe and turn on your notifications. Also, please follow my blog http://www.ndapewoshaliwrites.com and on Instagram and Twitter…
According to the Ministry of Health, in 2018, Namibia had the 4th highest suicide rate in Africa and the 11th highest in the world. In this episode, I discuss Mental Health in Namibia and where one can get help when they need it.
However, I have decided (while still in the eye of the storm and perhaps it’s more meaningful that way) to shine light in to the world and maybe also remind myself that there is always light and that it’s always darkest before dawn. “And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness overcame it not.” John 1:5
For years, I’ve been flirting with the idea of creating a YouTube Channel in order to extend the conversations on this blog, to a new platform. The main thing that’s been keeping me from doing it is my crippling shyness, social anxiety,and impostor syndrome.
In Namibia, we live in a society that shuns those afflicted by mental health illness, rather than provide them with the help and support that they need. In our society, the discussion about mental health is a taboo, suicide is rife and emotional and physical violence are the order of the day. I, wholeheartedly, want to change that.