The BOLO Business Podcast

Through insightful discussions with key stakeholders including business owners, government officials, industry experts, and young professionals, The BOLO Business podcast addresses pertinent issues affecting black businesses. By fostering dialogue and sharing diverse perspectives, it not only educates but also empowers listeners to drive positive change within their communities.

About BOLO Business Podcast

Step into the dynamic world of the BOLO Business Podcast, where vibrant discussions converge with diverse viewpoints to tackle pressing issues impacting black businesses. Through engaging dialogues with key stakeholders, including business owners, government officials, industry experts, and young professionals, we cultivate conversations that inform and inspire listeners to enact positive change within their communities.

Co-Host Alexander Emeh-Gapo brings a wealth of experience as a Global Brand Culture specialist, having collaborated with renowned brands such as Beats by Dre, Diageo, Heineken, Walmart, and many others. As a Co-Founder of BOLO, Alexander is fascinated by the journeys of individuals in business, delving into the “why” that drives them. He explores key psychological tools that can offer valuable takeaways, alongside uncovering the unique stories that each individual brings to the table.

Co-Host Martin Wilson, an Osteopath & Global Consultant Performance Therapist for Elite Sports Professionals, works extensively with elite athletes across multiple disciplines. As a Co-Founder of BOLO, Martin focuses on the “how,” intrigued by the complexities of decisions, actions, and situations. He seeks correlations that can be unearthed to enhance performance and understanding.

Together, we aim to create a space of genuine and forward-thinking discussion. Our central mission is to deliver new perspectives on the current economic landscape, pathways, and truths concerning business from a holistic standpoint. From laying the foundation to “inform, discuss, and entertain,” the BOLO Business Podcast invites you to join us on this journey of exploration and empowerment.

Alexander Emeh- Gapo

Alexander Emeh- Gapo

Co-Host

Martin Wilson

Martin Wilson

Co-Host

Season 1 Episodes

Dive into the 2023 Season of the BOLO Business Podcast

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Episode 1

Embark on a transformative journey with two phenomenal guests who have left an indelible mark on the worlds of leadership, culture, and entrepreneurship. In this episode, we sit down with the visionary Zerritha Brown, Head of Culture for Camden, and the trailblazing Jennifer Stoute, Founder of Astra Partners.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Episode 2

Individual Journeys and Passion in Music: In this captivating episode, listeners are invited into the dynamic worlds of Amika Ezer, Head of Specialist Music and Community Radio at Polydor Records, and Akara Etteh, Audience Development Executive at Universal Music. Through candid discussions, they share their personal journeys into the music industry and the pivotal role passion plays in driving success in this ever-evolving field.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Episode 3

Individual Journeys into Creative Industries: In this captivating episode, listeners are introduced to Eva Sonaike, the visionary behind Eva Sonaike Fabrics, and Ogaga Blessing, the dynamic force driving GAGA Production House. Through intimate conversations, they share their unique journeys into their respective creative industries, offering valuable insights and inspiration for aspiring creatives.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Episode 4

In this illuminating episode, listeners are introduced to Lorraine Copes, founder of Be Inclusive Hospitality, and Theo-Lee Houston, the visionary behind Slinger. Through candid conversations, they share their personal journeys into the hospitality industry, highlighting their missions to drive positive change and foster inclusivity within their respective ventures.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Episode 5

In this enlightening episode, listeners are introduced to Cherelle, a lead advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service, and Leslie Rowe, a lead youth advocate for the ACED project and father to Arsenal’s number 10, Emile Smith Rowe. They share their inspiring individual career paths, highlighting the challenges and triumphs that have shaped their journeys.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Episode 6

In this captivating episode, listeners are introduced to Dr. Dapaah of Dove Dental Spa, dentist to the stars and influencers, and Roger Shakes of the award-winning restaurant Roger’s Kitchen. They share their remarkable journeys into their respective industries, from Dr. Dapaah’s path into dentistry and Roger’s transition from rural Jamaica to owning his own restaurant in London.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Episode 7

In this captivating episode, listeners are introduced to Batuala Alexander of Creators House, a creative hub empowering young creators, and Uzokwe Ukwuosa, founder of Frank Horn, a bespoke contemporary leather craft brand. They share their unique pathways to success in their respective industries, highlighting the challenges and triumphs that have shaped their journeys.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest : Zerritha Brown

Zerritha Brown, a dynamic force in the cultural landscape, wears many hats: Cultural Producer, Arts Manager, and Leader. Her journey is a testament to creativity, community engagement, and unwavering commitment. Let’s delve into the remarkable life of this trailblazer who now serves as the Head of Culture for Camden.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest: Jennifer Stoute

Jenny Stoute: From Olympic Glory to Entrepreneurial Success Jenny Stoute, a name synonymous with athletic excellence, has left an indelible mark on both the track and the business world. Her journey from Olympic medals to founding Astra Partners, an athlete management...

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest : Amika Ezer

Amika Ezer, a powerhouse in the music industry, wears many hats: Radio Presenter, DJ, Model, and Head of Specialist Music and Community Radio at Polydor Records. Her journey is one of creativity, community engagement, and unwavering passion. Let’s dive into the fascinating life of this trailblazer.

Season 1 Guests

Get to know the  BOLO Business Podcast season 1 Guests

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest : Zerritha Brown

Zerritha Brown, a dynamic force in the cultural landscape, wears many hats: Cultural Producer, Arts Manager, and Leader. Her journey is a testament to creativity, community engagement, and unwavering commitment. Let’s delve into the remarkable life of this trailblazer who now serves as the Head of Culture for Camden.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest: Jennifer Stoute

Jenny Stoute: From Olympic Glory to Entrepreneurial Success Jenny Stoute, a name synonymous with athletic excellence, has left an indelible mark on both the track and the business world. Her journey from Olympic medals to founding Astra Partners, an athlete management...

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest : Amika Ezer

Amika Ezer, a powerhouse in the music industry, wears many hats: Radio Presenter, DJ, Model, and Head of Specialist Music and Community Radio at Polydor Records. Her journey is one of creativity, community engagement, and unwavering passion. Let’s dive into the fascinating life of this trailblazer.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest : Akara Etteh

Akara Etteh, a multifaceted music executive, orchestrates harmonies that resonate across generations. As an Audience Development Executive at Universal Music, he deftly infuses catalog records with fresh life, reaching new audiences. Let’s explore the fascinating journey of this musical visionary.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest : Ogaga Blessing

Ogaga Blessing, a visionary photographer and entrepreneur, paints with light and weaves stories through her lens. From her humble beginnings to founding her agency, Ogaga’s journey is a testament to resilience, creativity, and empowerment. Let’s explore the chapters that define her remarkable path.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest : Eva Sonaike

Eva Sonaike, a trailblazer in the world of interior design, weaves vibrant narratives through her luxurious textiles and furnishings. From her roots in Germany to her global recognition, Eva’s journey is a testament to creativity, resilience, and cultural pride. Let’s explore the colorful chapters of her life.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest : Theo-Lee Houston

Theo-Lee Houston, the visionary founder of Slinger, has carved a remarkable path in the world of hospitality. His journey is one of tenacity, innovation, and a commitment to transforming the way we connect workers with employers. Let’s delve into the fascinating story of Theo-Lee Houston and his groundbreaking venture.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest : Lorraine Copes

Lorraine Copes, a trailblazer in the hospitality industry, has woven her passion for food, drink, and equality into a remarkable journey. From her roots in procurement to founding Be Inclusive Hospitality, Lorraine’s mission is clear: to create a more equitable and diverse space within the industry. Let’s explore the chapters that define her inspiring path.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest : Leslie Rowe

Leslie Rowe, a visionary and tireless advocate for London’s youth, has transformed lives through his unwavering commitment. As the father of Arsenal’s talented no. 10, Emile Smith Rowe, Leslie’s passion extends beyond football. His journey is one of resilience, compassion, and groundbreaking initiatives. Let’s delve into the remarkable life of this unsung hero.

BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Guest : Roger Shakes

In the heart of Camden, where cultures collide and flavours intertwine, Roger Shakes stands as a culinary maestro. His journey from the sun-kissed shores of Jamaica to the bustling streets of London has been a feast for the senses. Let’s explore the chapters of his life, each infused with passion, heritage, and the irresistible aroma of Caribbean cuisine.