Yvonne Orji and Luvvie Ajayi Launched a Hilarious New Podcast

A new podcast has graced our presence featuring author Luvvie Ajayi and actress/comedian Yvonne Orji, who both proudly represent their Nigerian culture. According to the logline, the women are discussing everything they love, their life stories, and whatever else comes to mind in a fun and entertaining way.

The name? Jesus and Jollof, two things that the ladies say they can’t do without. “We need Jesus in our life,” says Orji, and “Jollof rice is a necessity,” proclaims Ajayi.  According to their site, alternative options jokingly included, 2 Goat Queens, a play on Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson’s 2 Dope Queens.

The first episode is comedically titled, “The Five Nigerian Love Languages,” which highlights the way Nigerians communicate and show affection, but before they get into the details, Ajayi and Orji introduce themselves and explain how they met and became friends, and how the podcast came to fruition.

“We have Elaine Welteroth to thank,” said Orji. “We were at a party. We were at Bozoma Saint John’s house, it was her birthday and she was being a great host, [pouring everyone tea]. Here goes Elaine, ‘Boz do you have Matcha?‘ Me and Luvvie just went full tirade Nigerian on her.”

Sitting with a mix of extreme shock and foresight meets vision, “Elaine was like, you guys are ridiculous! The very next day she had a poll on Instagram and she was like, who thinks Yvonne and Luvvie should do a podcast? I think 3,000 people responded. 97% said yes,” said the hilarious duo.

After explaining their relationship, the ladies go deep into what they call, the Five Nigerian Love Languages, which are nothing like Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service and Receiving Gifts. Without giving it all away, based on the duo’s personalities, you can imagine what these love languages consist of.

To listen in full, check out their new podcast here.

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BET Genius Talks: Secrets to Success from Yvonne Orji, T.I., Charles King, and More

BET recently wrapped up their 18th annual award show over the weekend and presented a series of Genius Talks that were knowledgeable, insightful, and some, downright funny. Peep the highlights below.

Charles King and Terry Crews

During the 60 seconds with a Genius segment sponsored by AT&T, Crews asks King, what advice do you have for a young actor who wants to get put on? “Hone your craft, whether you’re doing local theater, whether you’re studying at school with an acting coach, whether you’re shooting videos with your friends, practice, practice, practice, practice.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: Charles D. King and Terry Crews speak onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

Yvonne Orji and Jemele Hill

We tweeted this, and the numbers jumped so we know the folks at home were feelin’ it. Between Orji’s extreme comic relief, that woman is beyond funny, she said something that completely stood out and led to gasps from the audience, “Never let your talent or your gifts take you to a place that your character can’t keep you.”

Let that sink in.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: Yvonne Orji and Jemele Hill speak onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

Mona Scott-Young and Jemele Hill

Scott-Young’s major keys:

  • “The first step is visualizing what you want to accomplish and the next step is actually taking the step.”
  • “If you’re focused, diligent, committed and consistent and the talent is there, then (your success) is inevitable.”

 

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: Mona Scott-Young (L) and Jemele Hill speak onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

Omari Hardwick and Jemele Hill

Sometimes the no, will get you to the yes.

Hill asked Hardwick, ‘During your lowest point, what was your big break?’ “It was either a backup of firefighting, then the day that I said no to the fire department, which I had passed all the tests to be admitted on, hours later after saying no to LA city fire department … I got a call that Spike Lee was gone be my first boss in life.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: Omari Hardwick (L) and Jemele Hill speak onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

T.I. and Jemele Hill

Stand your ground.

When Hill asked Tip about the Super Bowl coming to Atlanta, T.I.’s response was one for the records. “I have made a conscious decision not to support the NFL this year. I think there’s a violation of constitutional rights that’s being implemented to minority players who choose to have a peaceful silent protest.”

Enough said.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: T.I. speaks onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

 

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‘Insecure’ Star Yvonne Orji Still A Virgin At 33 And Proud

Yvonne Orji may be all about that ho’tation on HBO’s “Insecure,” but in real life, the 33-year-old actress has yet to have her first sexual experience…and she doesn’t care who knows.

“I’m open, because why not?” she tells People magazine in this week’s issue. “I’m grounded in who I am.”

She adds, “Before any of [the fame] happened, I sat down with myself and with God and thought, when I make it, how do you want me to represent you while I’m here?” The HBO star says she answered her own question: “It was like, OK, I know why I’m here. It’s to make you proud.”

Orji says she’s happy to discuss her virginity with anyone who has questions.

“People ask about it because they’re curious, or they may not understand,” she says. “How will they ever get understand if I don’t talk about it? I can inform your curiosity, as opposed to everyone being in the dark and just sort of creating their own narrative about it.”

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Orji, who emigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria at 6-years-old, says she was bullied over her thick accent.

“My mom would say, ‘We didn’t come to America for you to be popular.’ Which is fair, but as a kid, you’re just like, it would be really nice to have this thing that everyone else has,” she said.

Later, after graduating with a master’s degree in public health from George Washington University, Orji says her family was shocked when she announced her decision to pursue stand-up comedy in New York, and not become a doctor as they had hoped.

Now as Issa Rae’s on-screen BFF Molly in “Insecure,” Orji rejoices in the fact that the series – already picked up for a third season – has resonated with viewers.

“I get people coming up to me and saying like, ‘I’m Molly!’ or ‘We just love that we’re seeing a black woman on TV who’s a lawyer because I’m a lawyer, too!’ ” Orji says. “It’s giving people an alternative. So much is happening in our community, in our nation, and now we get a chance to look on television and see a version of ourselves that we can actually relate to. I think that’s what speaks to the heart of a lot of people. It’s super cool to be in the middle of that.”

(Photo Credit: Aaron J. Thornton / PR Photos)

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