Episode 055

Quick Fire Q&A with Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr

February 24, 2019

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Episode Overview

This week, we have fellow humanist & storyteller, Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr ready to share her wit and humor over our quickfire round.

“I’ve been on a journey of freeing myself and unlearning, to free myself to be who I am… I free myself every day, there’s always something to free myself from – insecurities, doubts, questions, and fears.” – Chidiogo Akunyili

Chidiogo Akunyili is the fascinatingly brilliant African woman behind She ROARs – Reimagining Our Africa Rising. SheROARsAfrica.org is an organization with a mission to empower women across Africa to unleash their full potential.

In episode 40, we dive into the story of how Chidiogo came to unravel the truth that was burning inside her – ready to captivate, enlighten, and empower those around her.

With the ability to speak 7 of the world’s languages and paired with an unbridled passion to change the world, Chidiogo embodies a positive force that tends to awaken people to their purpose and in turn builds bridges amongst communities – locally and globally. Which really comes to no surprise especially once you consider the power hidden behind her given name! Chidiogo Blessing Akunyili-Parr’s name roughly translates to ‘God is gracious with blessings and my cup overflows’ – the perfect name to match her impressive capacity to love, lead, and listen.

In case you were wondering, Chidiogo’s list of accomplishments stretches pretty far and wide. In fact, she was voted as one of the ‘100 most influential Young Africans’ in 2016 by the Africa Youth Awards, and The Guardian’s ‘100 Most Influential Nigerians‘ back in 2018. To this day, she continues to walk her journey guided by the African concept of Ubuntu – ‘I am because you are.  You are because we are’.

Interviewing Chidiogo had been such an amazing treat! Please join us as we engage yet another trailblazing African sister in a lighthearted segment filled with laughter and wisdom.

what you’ll learn in this episode

  • Who’s the first person that comes to Chidiogo’s mind when she hears the word ‘successful’
  • What’s her favorite thing about where she lives
  • Chidiogo’s favorite time of day and why
  • The 2 people she’d like to have dinner with and why
  • What’s something she can’t get through the day without
  • What’s Chidiogo’s worst habit
  • What does Chidiogo want more in her life
  • What’s a question that she wished more people would ask her
  • What is Chidiogo Akunyili’s “I AM…”
  • and so much more!


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