The Other Room

Ep. 29 | The One About The Girl Project

The whoop gets sadder (1.02). Cel and Kess are joined by Lael for Yin with a hint of Yang (1.35) to discuss The Girl Project.

The roomies delve into the inspiration behind The Girl Project (4.44) and discuss stories with Lael sharing his reactions (32.49).

Make sure to check out previous episodes of The Other Room for more Yin with a hint of Yang. Thanks for listening!


Song Credit : Special thanks to Adomaa & VI Music for use of their song, Traffic Jam. Find more of her work here.

Ep. 28 | #MeToo: Living Apart Together

Vee, Cel, AJ and Kess are together again on the best podcast ever! Donald tries to intrude, and is shut down (1.06). Vee’s going on holiday to a coded location, whoop (1.30)!

Cel begins with the global social media trend #MeToo where men and women shared their sexual assault/harassment stories (2.02). Ghana wasn’t left out, with trotro groping stories amongst others (3.18). AJ dishes on Gabrielle Union’s story in being raped although she was fully covered up (3.57). On a lighter note, Vee thinks it could be her sexy neck (4.46).

AJ sheds light on the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, and his refusal of Lupita’s claim (5.40). In Africa, a woman pretends to be mad to protect her children from Boko Haram (15.15), and Nivea’s skin-lightening lotion infuriates many (18.32).


Song Credit : Special thanks to Adomaa & VI Music for use of their song, Traffic Jam. Find more of her work here.

Ep. 27 | Free The Tatas!

It's a triple delight as guest roommate, Afia joins Kess and Vee to discuss Pinktober and a host of juicy issues (0:44). Two Nigerian teenagers cause a stir on social media (1:24). #StabARapist makes a comeback (8:26) with a few plot twists (9:37). Oh and shout out to Norway for being pure "country goals" (12:10). On Twitter Feelings (15:20), we talk pretty little liars, age gaps and marital deceit (18:36). A certain celebrity makes a controversial comment (22:19) and we've got 10,000 reasons why Gal Gadot really is Wonder Woman (25:06). Swoon

Breast cancer takes centre stage on The Sizzler (26:16) as we discuss detection, awareness and more. A few edges get snatched (36:15) while honorary roommate, Adomaa, gets a special mention for shutting trolls down (37:55).


Song Credit : Special thanks to Adomaa & VI Music for use of their song, Traffic Jam. Find more of her work here.

Ep. 26 | It's Been A Long Ghana Week!

AJ, Kess & Cel welcome you to TOR! Hurry back Vee(1:28)!! AJ announces her great news (congratulations guuuurl!) & the ladies go off on a tangent (4:28).

What's Poppin'? Kess starts us off with something positive (7:20), Cel brings up a TOR favourite (11:17), Kess gives us an "all that glitters..." story & the ladies give a PSA on sensitivity. (17:03) On to someone other news...AJ talks Ankara-gate at Paris Fashion Week.

On to The Sizzler (27:22)! Cel wonders if ethnicity/tribalism is still a thing to young Ghanaians. And how do we identify ourselves?


Song Credit : Special thanks to Adomaa & VI Music for use of their song, Traffic Jam. Find more of her work here.

Ep. 25 | "Dear Roommates..."

Lemuel and Cyril join Kess and Vee in the room and they do the whoop (1.00)! Kess takes us straight into what's popping (1.27).

For the sizzler, Vee reads an email the roomies received from a listener (17.47) and everyone pitches in to advise her (19.01). There seems to be a consensus on the dilemma (31.00).

Another listener email is dissected (32.49) Vee has a Nollywood reference for all of life's situations (39.15) and she shares one.

Thanks for listening! See you next week.

Song Credit : Special thanks to Adomaa & VI Music for use of their song, Traffic Jam. Find more of her work here.

Ep. 24 | UNSCRIPTED

It's a full house again as AJ returns for a special #GHPodWeek edition of #GCRTOR (0:27). The Roommates are also joined by Eames and Coffie from the #ForYourConsideration podcast (@ForYourConGH). Get the first-hand scoop on the FYC pod and their upcoming projects, complete with a serving of pancakes (1:35). Eames is bubbling with excitement (5:45) and does a Vee impersonation as he takes the lead on What's Popping (6:10). We talk big wins by Nnedi Okorafor (6:45), British Airways' mega Wakanda gaffe (10:25) and marriage freedoms in Tunisia (13:10), while FYC endorses #StabARapist (16:40). The team also debates the economics of smokeless charcoal (19:25), gets an update on the Grace Mugabe scandal (23:30) and celebrates Beyonce's #BlackGirlMagic (27:00).

The Roommates face off the cinephiles in a nerve-wracking game of tv-themed Taboo (30:25). Coffie and Eames dissect the complex issues of women's representation in film (44:10) and share some insightful analyses on the challenges women face in front of & behind the camera (45:00). The boys propose a few solutions (64:23) and wrap things up with some great tv recommendations for your consideration (69:45).


Song Credit : Special thanks to Adomaa & VI Music for use of their song, Traffic Jam. Find more of her work here.

Ep. 23 | No More Rape Culture

Vee reveals Cel is high on sugar (0.46) after which Cel suggests the whoop be replaced with “the ting goes skrrrrrrrrrrrrrahpap pap kak kak kak skibidipap pap and a pupubrrrrrrrrrrdoom” (1.26). The ladies share their worst experiences on a date (2.45).

We get on with What's Popping , starting with a date involving scooping of poop... awkward! (6.00). Cel shares the scoop on big fashion industries cutting underweight models from shows (22.40). On Twitter feelings, we talk marriage expectations and Kess gives her take on it as a "married aunty" (31.00).

On The Sizzler for the day, we discuss rape culture in Ghana and 2 ongoing cases, one of which involves a policeman... protect and serve?!?! (38.50) This rape culture needs to end!


Song Credit : Special thanks to Adomaa & VI Music for use of their song, Traffic Jam. Find more of her work here.

Ep.22 | Return of the Whoop!

Kess takes the reins as host this week and manages to revive TOR's signature whoop (0:13). Cel spills the tea on the Mugabe family's misadventures in South Africa (02:00), which lead to some rather extremely unfortunate consequences. Vee rates Mrs Grace Mugabe's presidential chances (4:54) while Cel reviews her academics credentials (5:12).

Get the rundown on the alleged assault case at the popular Kona Bar (6:10) and on a Malawian chief championing the cause against child marriage in her little village (15:20).

Our Twitter Feelings celebrates one Togolese woman's tough and courageous stance against mob injustice (20:54). On to The Sizzler: is "pretty privilege" real and are there downsides to being perceived as "pretty?" (25:37) Should a person be prohibited from speaking out against an issue if she is perceived as coming from a place of privilege? Share your thoughts with us via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or email.


Song Credit : Special thanks to Adomaa & VI Music for use of their song, Traffic Jam. Find more of her work here.

Ep. 21 | Welcome Back!

Kess is back from her honeymoon! & gives a solitary whoop. We jump straight into Whats Popping (1:55). Cel tells us about a different painting. Art or nah? (8:36) & there are 3 female vice presidents on our continent!! Will the rest of Africa catch up any time soon? Vee is not too hopeful (19:00).

Kess gives the latest Otiko Update as street children are the focus of her ministry (23:00). Vee brings up Zimbabwean 1st lady, Grace Mugabe's legal battle (28:35) & Cel issues a TOR Disclaimer over Vee & Kess' comments (30:00)!

The roommates introduce a new segment : TWITTER FEELINGS & the main topic for this episode, Entitlement. What's the cause? Socialisation?


Song Credit : Special thanks to Adomaa & VI Music for use of their song, Traffic Jam. Find more of her work here.

Ep. 20 | #SaveTheWhoop

Cel and AJ launch a campaign to save the TOR Whoop after Vee proposes to retire the iconic chorus. Sacrilege (0:43)! Hey now --- who got stuffed with what? sips tea (2:03).

Cel puts the spotlight on Black Women's Equal Pay Day (July 31) and the ongoing fight for workplace equality (2:30). And what do Timon & Pumbaa have to do with workplace diversity? Turns out, quite a lot (6:47). Hakuna Matata! (PS: Watch out for the TOR mixtape, y'all. Coming to a streaming service near you!)

Vee applauds Botswana's decision to provide free sanitary products to school-aged young women. AJ takes us to India (11:27) for a dose of Bollywood drama and alternative dispute resolution techniques (13:45). Does Samira Bawumia's visit to the cast of Kumkum Bhagya show bad faith (15:25)?

The #Roommates address the claim that "Ghanaian girls are fried" (21:45) and share some easy tips on making new friends (37:55).

PLUS! Hear Vee and Cel drop their best pick-up lines (41:25) ...because why should guys have all the cheesy fun? Dont forget to share some of your best lines with us via email or across our social media accounts.


Song Credit : Special thanks to Adomaa & VI Music for use of their song, Traffic Jam. Find more of her work here.

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