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Ngonidzashe Jokomo — It’s your time to make a life for yourself

Ngonidzashe Jokomo is our guest on this episode of the Other Expats podcast. Ngonidzashe is a knowledge specialist at a leading online trading platform in Kuala Lumpur and also runs the fashion and printing label mhazilife.

mhazilife works on custom T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, baseball/trucker/flat caps, football/futsal/badminton jersey printing, as well as personal and corporate orders. Ohhh, they also do cosmetic products like make-up, perfumes, colognes, eyelashes, and more. What more? Message Ngonidzashe to find out.

Stuff we talked about on the podcast:

3.20 — Challenges being a Black expat
3.35 — “There are some instances where you feel like you’re not so welcome in some areas”
7.50 — With COVID-19, it’s difficult to plan when you can see/visit family
10.42 — “…come out of the lockdown different even if it’s something small, like improve the way I speak, improve my posture, or improve the way I interact with my peers”
13.59 — how did you change from being a Black expat abroad?
14.40 — The importance of family and relationships
21.05 — Do you prefer eating Western-style light meals for breakfast? Ohhh and akamu (also called ogi/pap) is fermented cereal, mostly made from corn. Akara is made from ground beans, made into balls and fried, and are also called beanballs.
29.00 — Most jobs are skills-based and getting rejected for a position may be just because you lack the required skills. But how do we know if it’s not just because you’re Black? We talked about this before
31.20 — Learning the local language opens doors for you
33.35 — We need to transform our mindset to achieve what we want
40.00 — It is about the energy that we radiate from our minds
43.40 — You are representing your nation so be the best person you can be
44.10 — Here is a link to mhazilife on Instagram to support the clothing label


This episode of the Other Expats podcast was produced by Chukwudi Barrah. The intro soundtrack is by Big Mean Sound Machine edited by Small Room Productions. Subscribe to the Other Expats podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyOvercastPocket Casts, and Anchor, and sign up for our monthly newsletters otherexpats.com/subscribe. You can also connect with us and let us know how you feel on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn, or send us an email via hello @ otherexpats.com.

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