Facebook Live with Jamila Lawal: Starting a talk show to tackle social issues (July 26).

When it comes to tackling social and economic issues, starting a talk show and getting your voice on air could be the way to go.

Did we hear you say talk shows are only for people in the media?

 It doesn’t matter what your career is, or your major source of income, if you know how to use social media to your advantage, then you can also start your own talk show or TV series.

Join us for a Facebook Live on Wednesday, July, 26th, with Jamila Lawal, a nutritionist, culinary expert, and the producer and host of the TV series, Mila’s Diaries. She’ll be sharing with us how talk shows are so not outdated, and what it takes to start your own talk show.

Jamila started her talk show, Mila’s Diaries to be of service to the economically disadvantaged and address issues affecting northern Nigeria such as divorce, child abandonment, early marriage, education etc.

She also uses this medium to showcase success stories of the people within the region.

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Register below for this session and ask Jamila any questions you might have on this topic.

Some of the topics we’ll cover

  • Why TV and talk shows are not yet outdated
  • Best approaches to addressing social and economic problems
  • What it takes to start a talk show
  • Tackling the issue of divorce in Nigeria

Facebook Live Details:

Date: Wednesday, July 26th

Time: Lagos 5pm // Joburg 6pm // Nairobi 7pm

Where: facebook.com/sheleadsafrica/

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About Jamila

Jamila Lawal is a qualified Biochemist with advanced degrees in nutrition. She was recently on the Maggi Ramadan campaign trail offering nutrition advice to women in different communities.

She advocates living a balanced and healthy lifestyle in fun and exciting ways without compromising the enjoyment and quality of meals, culture, and most of all your relationship with God.

Jamila considers herself progressively multi-lingual with current fluency in English, French, Arabic, Ebira, Hausa and with a more than average understanding of Yoruba.

Her TV Show, “Mila’s Diaries” debuted recently and it encapsulates all her interests and the values that she holds dear to heart.

Jamila loves music and flowers. When she isn’t trying out new recipes, you can catch her baking cupcakes with her 6-year-old son.

What Jhene Aiko showed us about divorce in Nigeria

Remember the not-so-shocking end of Jhene Aiko’s marriage to her Nigerian husband, DotdaGenius? It really brought to the forefront how most Nigerians view divorce.

The lessons to learn from this bitter and public divorce are numerous. Let’s look at what not to do when a relationship goes sour.

Don’t ever feel the need to air your dirty laundry in public

For absurd reasons like getting “support”, even if it’s from outsiders, people tend to share more than they should.  Jhene Aiko sort of did this on social media after the divorce news broke.


Rather than do this, how about settling the rift(s) with the other party without the prying eyes of people who may not really care?

Especially as we all agree that there’s some sanctity to marriage. Your value kind of diminishes when you give third parties undue vested interests in your business.


Being in an unhappy marriage is better imagined, especially when a partner is cheating.

But cheating to get back at the spouse is never the best solution to an already terrible situation.

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Playing the two-can-play-the-game revenge tactic is never the way to go. Rather than cheat, please girl, opt out!


Nigerian women have this inexplicable fear of divorce. This may have been fueled by the myth that kids from “broken homes” don’t make good homes themselves. Unfortunately, there is still a never-ending stigma associated with divorce.

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How some people react when they hear “divorce”

Nigerians have a way of labeling divorcees (especially women) as rude and not submissive. It’s always the woman’s fault.

Making women feel this way because a marriage didn’t work, has made a lot of women stay in unhappy relationships “for the kids”. No one wants to be stereotyped unfairly.

Starting over

Marriage offers some form of validation for women in Nigeria, and maybe even other parts of Africa. It is believed that irrespective of what a woman achieves, she is nothing without a man.


Owing to these beliefs, even otherwise strong women would rather stay in a loveless marriage while enduring being treated badly or even cheated on.

In conclusion, Nigerian women need to realise that a divorce can never be the end of one’s life. Everyone is entitled to a new beginning and even after a divorce, there’s still hope.

There you have it, ladies, it’s time to have a fresh outlook on love and relationships, and  marriage.