23. Ashley Akunna on Creating The Grapevine, Staying Consistent and Lessons She’s Learned as a Creative Entrepreneur
Thanks for tuning into episode 23 of Dear Diaspora! For today’s episode, I had a lovely conversation with Ashley Akunna, creator of The Grapevine! Frustrated about how millennials were stereotyped and portrayed in the media, Ashley brainstormed ideas to change the narrative and find a way to amplify the voices of millennials. In came The Grapevine. Picking fresh views from fresh minds, The Grapevine is a fresh and innovative take on the panel style discussion. With over 15 million collective views to date, the show places the topics of today in the hands and minds of young game changers, artists, cultural innovators, and professionals to dissect what the impact is for this generation. During the episode, Ashley walks us through: The early days of The Grapevine and how she marketed the show with no marketing budget How she’s stayed consistent over the years The lessons she’s learned as a creative entrepreneur What excites her about Africa’s future Tune in to hear more! “You're going to be frustrated, but hopefully you have people in your life who want to see you succeed and who speak life into you.” –Ashley Akunna Subscribe to The Grapevine TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPf55sis3jNICWi3K1NsJMQ/featured The Grapevine TV on IG: https://www.instagram.com/thegrapevinetv/ Join the Dear Diaspora FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/deardiaspora Follow Dear Diaspora on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deardiaspora/
Creator and Host of The Grapevine, Ashley Akunna discusses entering the job market during a recession, identifying the need for millennial perspectives on current issues, and investing her own resources to bring her web series to life.
Ashley Akunna, filmmaker and creator of The Grapevine TV, discusses her fear of not finding her one true love, investing in her vision with The Grapevine TV, and the importance of staying ready for your blessing.
Dropping Gems hosted by Jameer Pond, with guest Scottie Beam, Ashley Akunna, and Sidnee Michelle.
Driven Society Podcast
Driven Society presents ‘Dropping Gems’ live podcast. This event was hosted by Jameer Pond with guest Ashley Akunna, Scottie Beam, and Sidnee Michelle. In this special event podcast, our panelists discuss everything from getting fired from your dream job, to creating content that allows your authenticity to flourish, and even pulling yourself out of deep social media spirals. Listen here: SoundCloud and iTunes.What did you think? Send us a tweet!Share the episode with a friend that needs the inspiration and thank us later!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/drivensocietypodcast/support
NYAC S3 E15: Millennials' Parents Are Hustlers (with Ashley Akunna)
Not Your African Cliché
On this episode, we chat with Ashley Akunna (founder and producer of The Grapevine) about the term millennials, characteristics of African millennials, the origin of The Grapevine, and how it serves to amplify the voices of millennials. Listen and share with your friends. Mentioned: - March series by Congressman John Lewis- Bruno Mars episode on The Grapevine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9NTvCyprsA)Reading:- Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon- What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka ArimahWatching: - Grownish (TV show)- Ozark (Netflix)- Mudbound (Netflix)- Rumor Has It (YouTube)- Inspector K (YouTube)Listening: - In My View by Young Fathers- Ray Blk (UK artist)- Thandiwe by Vusi Nova- Kuku Kee Me by Seun Kuti- Rendezvous by M.I. Abaga-----------------------------------------------------------Episode mixed by Ifeyinwa Arinze. Theme song is Ayo by Femi Leye
Episode 24: Ashley Akunna - Founder of The Grapevine TV
The IStealWifi Show Podcast
Ashley Akunna, Founder/Host/Producer of the popular web series for millennials "The Grapevine TV" joins me to discuss her career path and ventures. She has been on an exciting road since starting her web series and has a big future. You know it's nothing but good times over here at The IStealWifi show so TUNE IN!!!!!
Heard It Through The Grapevine (Feat. Ashley Akunna of The Grapevine)
The Extraordinary Negroes
Once upon a time, Ashley Akunna was so discouraged by the absence of Black Millennial representation on television that she created a web series to do something about it. Now one of the most popular web series out, "The Grapevine" features some of your favorite game changers, artists, cultural innovators, and professionals tackling the topics of today. And she joins us to discuss the importance of her platform, what she adds to the pantheon of Black women in media, and why we should stop blaming Millennials for every damn thing. Additionally, Jay offers to fix Chrisette Michele's life, Alex might put money on Justin Timberlake's head, and are we sure Takeoff wasn't left off of "Bad & Boujee?" Intro courtesy of Kevin Ross and additional music provided by sweetmelody602. And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes: Facebook: The Extraordinary Negroes Twitter: @theextranegroes, #IAmExtraordinary Instagram: @theextranegroes Business Inquiries: email@example.com And if you're interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon and PayPal donations.