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New Year Same You

New Year Same You

I started the Tales of an African Princess in America podcast (#TAPApodcast) in February 2018, to share my experiences, as an African woman in America. I believe in the transformative power of stories. I try to inspire young girls to seek further education in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) by sharing my story. On the podcast, I also advocate for healthcare. I believe that we make the best choices when we are well informed. So this year, I want  to arm you with practical tools to help you jumpstart to a healthy and productive 2020. I will be giving out gifts to 4 lucky winners, so please keep reading.

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My Name is Dr. Ozi. I am the Host of the Tales of an African Princess in America Podcast

 In 2019, so many amazing things happened on #TAPAPpodcast. We released our 90th episode, started a youtube channel, and cohosted our very first live podcast in Texas USA!!!!.

To top it all, my husband and I finally got our green cards, without the need for a sponsor or lawyers. We both came to the US on student visas and were able to go directly from F-1 student visas to US permanent residents. If you are an immigrant in America, you know the struggle.

 I wrote an ebook about the entire process, so feel free to download your free copy today.

It’s that time of the year again. Time to make new year resolutions. We each promise ourselves that we will do better, and we all try to, but according to professionals, January 12th is the day most people ditch the resolutionsSo this year, I come bearing gifts to help you hold on to 3 easy and practical new year resolutions.

1. Know Your Numbers

 It is incredibly difficult to get replacement organs, so please take good care of yourself in 2020. Last year my primary physician told me I needed to be mindful of my blood pressure (granted I was running late for those appointments and found myself always racing to meet them). I had no idea that was an issue untill she brought it to my attention, so MY FIRST GIFT to a lucky winner is a free Balance Bluetooth Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor. 


Get familiar with your Body Mass Index (BMI).  Go for yearly physicals and when there is a need to make a change, please do the needful, even if it means putting down the drumsticks and wings.

Talk to your healthcare provider to learn about your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and BMI (Body Mass Index).

2. Eat Right

Life is too short to starve yourself!! so quit the ridiculous diets and embrace portion control. On episode 58 of the podcast, I invited a Registered Dietician Abigail Clarke who encouraged us to eat with your hands, as a way to manage weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you missed that episode please click on this link to catch up. To help you eat the right portions of food this year, MY NEXT GIFT to a lucky winner is a free digital food scale with nutritional facts.


I found myself sucking in my belly in photos in 2019. In 2020, NONE OF THAT!!! Last year I was the heaviest I have ever been. One thing they don’t tell you about the early years of marriage is the weight gain. Some call it the “peace of mind” weight gain, or “happiness” weight gain. I felt fatigued all the time, constantly making excuses and tired. Eventually, I went back to the drawing board and started slowly exercising again.

3. Exercise

It is very important to maintain a healthy body weight. Your BMI is a vital key to monitoring your weight. 

so I’ve decided that the NEXT GIFT for one lucky winner a will be a Free Bluetooth Smart Body Fat Scale with Large Digital Backlit


Health is wealth! I know you probably have goals to save more money, get a better job, or to see the world, but to crush those goals, you need good health and a sound mind. So take care of yourself.

My Fourth and Final gift is a FREE Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale (White, Tempered Glass, 400 Pound Max, Backlit Shine Through Display).

I hope that with these gifts, I encourage you to get fit in 2020. 

RULES: To win any of the prizes, in the comment section below, tell me;

  1. share one win you had in year 2019
  2. what your new year resolution is, and how any of the gifts will help you meet your year 2020 goals.

Winners will be announced on the first episode of the Tales of an African Princess in America Podcast for year 2020 (January 2, 2020).

This giveaway is open for US residents only. Please share this post with a friend on your favorite social media network (WhatsApp, Facebook, Skype, Pinterest, Twitter, or LinkedIn or by email).


The gifts are all courtesy of Greater goods.

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Episode 41: Tattoos and Tribal Marks

Episode 41: This week a friend asked me if Africans feel the same way about Tribal marks as they do tattoos.

On this episode, you will find out some of the reasons why Africans have tribal marks​ and some history behind the practice.

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The portrait of the individual with tribal marks was done by a talented Artist Babajide Olatunji


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 My name is Ozi and I am a Scientist👩🏽‍🔬💉🔬💊🏥. I live in 🎼Music City,Nashville TN USA.  I love telling stories of all the weird and amazing things that have happened to me since I moved from Nigeria🇳🇬 to America🇺🇸; that’s why I started a podcast🎙🎤🎧, to 🅸🅽🆂🅿🅸🆁🅴.
During the week you’ll find me in a research laboratory trying to find a cure to a rare disease, but on the weekends my favourite thing to do is go hiking and be one with nature🌳🌴🍁👓 and just try to figure this whole work- life balance thing 🧖🏽‍♀🍾🍾 I’m excited to connect with you and would love to learn something new about YOU!
My guilty pleasure is 🆂🅷🅾🅴🆂 👠👡👢!!!. I have a room in my house dedicated to that, but i’m working on it 🤪.
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Welcome to my Podcast Page !!!!

The Tales of an African Princess in America Podcast is about ALL the interesting stories of my experience since moving to America- the good, bad, and the embarrassing!

Here I help you Stay updated on all the latest Episodes and more!!!

Episode 1: Introduction

Episode 2: Celebrate the Girl Child!!!

Episode 3: You have an Accent !!!

Episode 4: My “cheese situation”

Episode 5: My Very First Traffic Ticket

Episode 6: Should you get the Flu Shot?

Episode 7: The Mane Deal

Episode 8: The Mane Deal 2

Episode 9: 5 Things I Wish I Did

Episode 10: Things I wish I could Change

Episode 11: Monday Blues

Episode 12: Becoming a “safe” person

Episode 13: How I maintain Long Distance FriendshipsEpisode 14: 5 Culture Shocks I Faced When I Moved to America

Episode 14: 5 Culture Shocks I Faced When I Moved to America

Episode 15: How I Deal With Procrastination

Episode 16: The Time I Almost Gave Up

Episode 17: Make Saving A Priority

Episode 18: How I Dealt with Homesickness

Episode 19: Dealing With Envy

Episode 20: Life Lessons From My Glasses

Episode 21: What Is That Smell?

Episode 22: The Daydreamer

Episode 23: Options For Studying Abroad

Episode 24: Superstitions

Episode 25: How Long Does It Take To get Settled In America

Episode 26: Tolerance

Episode 27: The Real MVPs

Episode 28: A Day At The Park

Episode 29: Mother’s Day Episode

Episode 30: My Fitness Goals

Episode 31: Are you truly Happy?

Episode 32: Project Experience Silicon Valley

Episode 33: My Worst Job Interview

Episode 34: Dating and Rebound Relationships

Episode 35: My Lowest Moment

Episode 36: Hello 30!!!

Episode 37: What Will People Say?

Episode 38: African Weddings Part 1 (Dating)

Episode 39: African Weddings Part 2 (Bride Price)

Episode 34: Dating and Rebound Relationships

Episode 34: This episode is all about dating and rebound relationships. I partnered with the A.M.A.Z.I.N.G Dr. Crystal Benjamin, a marriage and Family Therapist to talk about this. Enjoy

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