ABOUT NNEKA SHOW
‘NNEKA’ is a 6-8 minute weekly online lifestyle talk show for the Caribbean Diaspora. It’s hosted by award winning media personality
Nneka Elliott (CP24 news, Designated Survivor, Heroes Reborn) The show highlights fashion, beauty, food, culture etc, and the success stories of
people of Caribbean descent. The show was born out of Nneka’s struggles with her cultural dual identity. She realized she could create
a show that could share the narrative of that collective experience globally to millions of Caribbean people.
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***New Episodes Return December 2017***
SEASON 2| EPISODE 9:
Like many of you I’ve been on a hair journey. I’ve had relaxed hair for a long time, dealt with the usual breakage. I stopped relaxing fully and moved to a kind of texturizing (called wash and wear from Jazma) I then started wearing clip ins and weave and had some great hair growth. I’m now about 85% natural. So I’m always looking for natural hair products that can give me real curl definition and minimize frizz. Enter Up North Naturals!
Up North Naturals is a hair care brand for naturally curly hair. They believe all natural hair textures are beautiful and their products are all natural. I spoke to Up North Naturals founder Lisa Keizer about the company. She also gave me a tutorial on how to use the products on different curl patterns and answered lots of my natural hair questions. Thanks for watching!
SEASON 2| EPISODE 8:
To be honest, I never really realized the full scale of this issue until Chantal Carter Taylor brought it to my attention. The fact that women of colour have had to make do with beige lingerie. She said “Beige is not nude. It’s not my nude. Is it your nude?”
Fed up by the lack of available fashions, founder, stylist Chantal Carter Taylor, would actually hand dye bras and panties to match her skin tone! She decided to finally do something about it so that women of colour would be able to buy everyday products that match our skin tone. She started Love and Nudes: wire-free bras & panties designed to match your skin tone, be invisible under your clothing, and be so comfortable you could sleep in them.
I spoke to Chantal about Love and Nudes. Yes the products…but also the whole movement behind it. You can watch the whole interview below. Thanks!
SEASON 2| EPISODE 7:
I chatted with Hanchard about what it’s like to say goodbye to the immensely popular show and what’s next for him. The SERIES FINALE of Orphan Black premieres Saturday, August 12th at 10/9c on BBC America. Watch the full interview below. Looking forward to reading your thoughts in the comments section and don’t forget to share.
SEASON 2| EPISODE 6:
Model Nadelle Lewis has a deep love for mas and Caribbean culture, and for the past three years she has been encouraging full figured women to register and play mas. The #EveryBodyPlayAhMas movement helps to boost confidence and reminds women that their body shape doesn’t have to get in the way of anything they want to do.
The movement inspires them to proudly participate, and not have to hide or apologize for it. The hashtag #playahmas, is a popular hashtag used by masqueraders, however to make it more inclusive Nadelle asked people to tag their photos with #everyBODYplayahmas! The rest is history. It was an honour to chat with Nadelle. Watch the interview below. Looking forward to reading your thoughts in the comments section and don’t forget to share.
SEASON 2| EPISODE 5:
Razor B has an infectious energy that made everyone on set smile. He’s not what you’d expect when you think about a dancehall artist. His interview will surprise you. Check it out below.
SEASON 2| EPISODE 4:
On this episode of NNEKA, design expert Nike Onile helps us add some Caribbean flavour to our homes this summer!
Nike Onile is the founder of 800 sq ft; the destination for the urban dweller living less than 1000 square feet. She a City Line design expert and regular contributor to magazines like YYZ mag. In this video she shares easy design tips on how introduce a Caribbean feel to your home.
Check out the full episode below and don’t forget to share it with a friend.
SEASON 2| EPISODE 3:
On this episode of NNEKA, I chat with the founders of Island Fitness Retreats and women only island getaways. Find out how you can go to Barbados or Colombia with your girls!
Island Fitness Retreats offer dance and cultural retreats to the Caribbean and Colombia . It’s founders Teisha and Janene chat with me about their upcoming retreats, and the life changing impact these trips can have on women.
Check out the full episode below and don’t forget to share it with a friend.
SEASON 2| EPISODE 2:
On this episode of NNEKA, I give you some cocktail inspiration for your next summer party.
Food and Beverage expert Angelina Williams shows us how to make 3 summer cocktails using Caribbean rum!
Each recipe is at the end of this page. I’d like to remind you to please drink responsibly. Thanks for watching.
SUMMER COCKTAIL RECIPES: (we used Baron Samedi rum for these)
1. Mango Pineapple Pina Colada
2oz mango juice
2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz dark rum
1 oz coconut cream
2. Nneka’s Cocktail
3 oz malt
1 table spoon condense milk
2 oz dark rum
dash of nutmeg
topped with whipped cream
3. Dark & Stormy
3oz ginger beer
1oz dark rum
1/2 oz lime juice
SEASON 2| EPISODE 1:
Excited to announce that brand new episodes of NNEKA kick off today with jazz man Arturo Tappin!
How cool is Arturo Tappin! He is truly is a Caribbean legend! He’s been wowing audiences for decades. His music instantly transports me to the Caribbean…and my interview with him was no exception. Please enjoy my interview with Arturo Tappin.
SEASON 1 | EPISODE 1:
In this very FIRST episode of “NNEKA” , Carnivlog Youtuber Azalea Hart breaks down the hottest trends in carnival costumes and Monday wear, for the summer carnival season. Plus international soca dj Dr. Jay gives us his picks for the top soca songs you need to know before you hit the road.
SEASON 1 | EPISODE 2:
In episode 2 of “NNEKA” , Tony Bradshaw, Owner of Street Shak Caribbean Kitchen, shows us how he remixes classic Caribbean food. PlusSinger/Songwriter Vita Chambers dishes on new music and her relationship with food!
SEASON 1 | EPISODE 3:
In episode 3 of “NNEKA” , creative stylist Sandy Lion shows us how to add Caribbean flavour to our every day wardrobes. Plus
Comedian and youtuber Marlon Palmer aka Thatdudemcfly, fills us in on his latest projects and shares his thoughts on Caribbean people on youtube.
SEASON 1 | EPISODE 4:
In episode 4 of “NNEKA” , FTD Facts Youtuber Leroy Kenton tests our knowledge of Jamaica. Author, success coach and my friend Karlyn joins in on the fun and Leroy really had us stumped. Plus…
Grand Analog Frontman and radio personality Odario Williams talks about the band’s latest video and little tidbits on how his Guyanese family impacted his career.
SEASON 1 | EPISODE 5:
In episode 5 of “NNEKA” , Hairlicious blogger and youtuber Val teaches us how to do a braid-out and talks about the benefits of this style. Plus…
Reggae artist Ammoye talks about her new album and what 11:11 means in her life. As always, please subscribe to my youtube channel and share with your friends. Thanks for the support!
SEASON 1 | EPISODE 6:
In episode 6 of “NNEKA” , wedding planner Ashley Victoria shows us how to add Caribbean flavour to weddings. International photographer Samantha Clarke answers questions and shares tips on booking a wedding photographer. Plus…
We talk about Dominica with actor Dwain Murphy and he fills us in on new projects, including tv show The Mist. As always, please subscribe to my youtube channel and share with your friends. Thanks for the support!
SEASON 1 | EPISODE 7:
In episode 7 of “NNEKA” , mortgage broker and real estate blogger Samantha Brookes shares all the tips you need to know if you’re thinking about investing in real estate in the Caribbean. Plus…
Comedian Jay Martin aka the renaissance man tells me what it takes to keep Caribbean audiences laughing. As always, please subscribe to my youtube channel and share with your friends. Thanks for the support!
SEASON 1 | EPISODE 8:
In this episode of NNEKA. Elephant story teller and author Karlyn Percil shares five things that are stopping us from living our best lives. Plus…
Award winning R&B singer Sean Jones brings the smooth and tells us about new music and his return to a wildly popular summer series.
As always, please subscribe to my youtube channel and share with your friends. Thanks for the support!
SEASON 1 | EPISODE 9:
In the latest episode of my Caribbean lifestyle talk show, I chat with the reigning Toronto Carnival Queen of the bands Joella Crichton. She shares DIY tips on how to fix your costume and how to make your costume work for you!