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24th Nov 2015

Gideon Okeke: Ogidigada

Gideon Okeke is a Nollywood actor well known for movies such as ‘93 Days’, the Bolanle Austin Peters stage play, ‘Man Enough’, his time as host of the game show, ‘Money Drop’, being a Big Brother housemate and MNET’s Phillip on ‘Tinsel’.

On this episode, Gideon gives us a glimpse of Ajegunle, his family, the importance of guarding your vision, keeping your inner light shining and traveling light through life.

I learn about edible towels, the method to living the life you want and that all important f-word: FOCUS.

Take us to the gym with you (that two hour session will fly by!); share us with friends over drinks and suya - we don't mind how you experience this episode, so long as you press play 🤓


  • Ogidigada begins - an origin story (01:45)
  • The teenage towel (11:00)
  • Code switching (15:06)
  • On the perception of image (17:56)
  • 2005 in Lagos (21:58)
  •  See Me, Big Brother (30:20)
  • The gift is bigger than the bearer (31:47)
  • Pride, sacrifice and the War - a Soldier’s Story (33:02)
  • Live who you want to be until you are (44:08)
  • The testimony of Gideon of House Okeke, Town: Tinsel (50:29)
  • You must have something to look forward to, to fight for and to live for (01:00:27)
  • Performance is a happy word (01:12:06)
  • The world doesn’t need your permission to take care of you (01:14:33)
  • Every pain is part of the process (01:30:36)

The Unsullied Book Club

Gideon Okeke recommends:

  • Moving Forward: Biblical Teachings for Walking in Purpose’ by Stephanie Ike.


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The Unsullied with Oreka Godis
TUWOG and the archetypes of success.
On TUWOG (The Unsullied with Oreka Godis) we have conversations with people of African descent, swap origin stories, cultural challenges, shifting belief systems, explore the vices and crutches that define us, recommended reading and recipes that shape (subjective) success.

‪Recorded in Lagos, Nigeria‬, with each guest, we explicitly tuck into family and how ‘They F*** You Up (a la Oliver James) ambition, love, sex, drugs, social media, faith, money, power and lessons learned. We look from experiences that make us a little less naive to decisions that make us more childlike.

TUWOG explores transitioning through career depression, financial security, losing hope, finding unexpected gifts in moments that mean everything and nothing at all. Wanting to give up most of the time, winning the war some of the time, chalking up and dusting down battle lines of personal Vietnam’s, giving them hell and most importantly, finding out your definition of unsullied.
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Oreka Godis

British Nigerian (by way of Ogori) Actor, Producer, Radio and TV Personality, Podcaster, Host of TUWOG and Writer.