Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in NYC teaching Post-Colonial African History, and a columnist at the Peoples Gazette. Rudolf has authored multiple books that include "This American Life Sef", "Children of a Reti...
Have you heard of the incredible stories of people who are said to be incarnations of a deceased family member? I'm sure you have, and I'm sure you've been as amazed as I am, just as I'm sure that you have never had the chance to have a conversation with someone who is actually an incarnation. That's why I'm so excited to tell you all that I've been trying my best to get Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo on my podcast, even before I officially began publishing! And you know who Rudolf is - he's more popularly known as Dr. Damages, the host of the weekly YouTube show by the same name. If you're not familiar with Dr. Damages, it's a satirical show that serves as a powerful tool for holding African leaders, especially those in Nigeria, accountable.
Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo is an acclaimed adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, where he teaches Post-Colonial African History. He is also a columnist at the Peoples Gazette, and the host of the hugely popular political satire show, Dr. Damages. A passionate storyteller, Rudolf has authored multiple books including "This American Life Sef", "Children of a Retired God" & "Chimamanda", and shares powerful stories about the Igbo culture he is from. From why his father chose to name him Rudolf, to the impact of sacred animals on his hometown, Rudolf is a friendly yet powerful voice for the African continent. He even speaks of his grandfather's funeral, Oh, and did we mention that he is actually the reincarnation of his grandfather? If you want to hear stories of history, culture, and identity, Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo is the one to listen to.
Attending your own funeral, in a way? That's the experience of having to go through a funeral for the burial of the person for whom you are supposed to be his/her reincarnation. In this episode, Rudolf breaks down the birth of his pen name Dr. Damages, how many tables he shook, escaping from IBB (former military dictator of Nigeria), arriving in the United States, and meeting and marrying his wife. Did you know that Rudolf was in a band? This is one episode you don't want to miss out on, and we'll definitely have a Part II sometime next year. So don't miss out on this friendly, fascinating story, and tune in now.
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Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in NYC teaching Post-Colonial African History, and a columnist at the Peoples Gazette. Rudolf has authored multiple books that include "This American Life Sef", "Children of a Retired God" & "Chimamanda" amongst many others. Rudolf is also the host of Dr. Damages, a political satirical show covering the African political space and holding officials accountable (most in Nigeria). Yes, Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo = Dr. Damages.