Dr. Desta Meghoo is our guest on the Alpha Woman podcast this week. Dr. Meghoo was born in Jamaica and migrated to the USA in the 1970s with her family, where she began her journey into cultural activism.
Throughout the 1980s, she was immersed in the Pan African and Rastafari Movement in New York, as well as the Reggae industry, managing music icons Augustus Pablo, Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt, amongst others. Influenced by leading Rastafari Elders, she promoted Rastafari gatherings and cultural events and, by the 1990s, embarked on promotion and management in Africa with Nigeria’s world music icon, Sonny Okosuns.
Mentored by Pan African jurist and diplomat, Ambassador “Baba” Dudley Thompson, she completed her Juris Doctorate at the University of Florida and was immediately offered the post as Director for the Center for Race Relations at UF Levin College of Law by 2001. She is now taking her significant life and professional experience to help shape the African cannabis industry through her collaboration with AphriHelios Global
A mother of 10 children, a grandmother, an international activist, a highly educated woman who completed her doctorate while pregnant with twins, Dr. Meghoo is pure inspiration. Listen to the podcast today to find yours.
Mama Desta on cannabis and her early life (7;34)
Feminism in Africa (15:12)
Cannabis laws in Ethiopia (23:46)
Becoming an author (34:59)
How her cannabis use has changed over time (38:13)
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