Bend the Internet (with Jubril Agoro) – Episode 25 of Rants & Randomness

Welcome to Episode 25 of Rants & Randomness! I’m Luvvie, your side-eye sorceress, and in every episode I’m talking about the things I’m loving, the things I’m side-eyeing, and having great conversations with absolutely amazing people.

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On this episode, I’m feeling good about the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon and the Oscars So Black. Ranting about people who are pissed about Billy Porter’s dope tuxedo dress. And spotlighting rapper, musician, creator extraordinary Tobe Nwigwe. On this episode, I’m interviewing my boy Jubril Agoro, who is a marketing guru.

Feel Good

So I’m feeling good about one of my favorite events of the year, Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. It’s basically the annual meeting of Noir Pixie Dust, and this year was no different. They honored Amandla Stenburg, Kiki Layne, who’s in If Beale Street Could Talk, Regina Hall and Jennifer Lewis. The room is so special because it feels like a massive family reunion. I’ve been going to this event for the last seven years, since 2012. And I’ve talked about how the first one I went to I crashed. So to now be somebody who’s legit invited, and walking red carpets, it’s dope.

My Rant

My rant this week is also related to the Oscars. Billy Porter wore an amazing tuxedo gown. If you don’t know Billy Porter, he’s in Pose. He was in Kinky Boots. He’s just this incredible performer and now he’s really solidifying himself as a fashion icon too. Billy showed up to the Oscars red carpet wearing this incredible Christian Siriano designed tuxedo up top, and then this huge gown at the bottom.

But then, because people always have to ruin good stuff, some folks found themselves upset about Billy Porter’s gown. Saying that he is a Black man who is being emasculated. Because you know, manhood is about your clothes? I just don’t understand how people could be upset about it.

My Randomness

On this episode, I am spotlighting Tobe Nwigwe. If you don’t know who Tobe is, he’s an amazing rapper and artist, and musician who has I think blown up in the last year. Recently, he’s been getting accolades because Erykah Badu has recognized that he’s dope because she listens to his videos that he drops on Instagram, and on YouTube.

He’s a Houston based Nigerian American who’s rap is just brilliant. His word play is sick. And he works with his wife who he calls Fat. And they just show Black love in all its glory. They work together, they live together, they adore each other. And they do it loudly.

My Guest: Jubril Agoro

Jubril Agoro is a globe trotting digital nomad. Fellow Nigerian and my Voltron brother. He is the founder of Passport Heavy. He’s a digital marketing entrepreneur and business owner who’s built a successful career leveraging online marketing tactics such as Facebook ads and pay-per-click campaigns.

With a career stretching almost two decades, he successfully built and grown financial education company Live Richer Academy with Tiffany Aliche, Facebook Marketing Business Ad Value, and a booming media company called Passport Heavy that documents and explores some of the most fascinating and unique world destinations.

Jubril is a man who’s taken his passion for travel to new heights and distances and he’s made a life out of it.

In this episode, we talk about humble beginnings, picking up the pieces after a crash, and affiliate marketing.

You can follow Jubril on Instagram at @jubril8. As always, much love to the Chicago Recording Company, where I record each episode!

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