Alpha Woman Podcast

Interview with Dr. Desta Meghoo, aka Mama Desta

June 11, 2021 Season 2 Episode 14
Alpha Woman Podcast
Interview with Dr. Desta Meghoo, aka Mama Desta
Chapters
7:34
Mama Desta on cannabis and her early life
15:12
Feminism in Africa
23:46
Cannabis laws in Ethiopia
29:45
AphriHelios
34:59
Becoming an author
38:13
How her cannabis use has changed over time
Alpha Woman Podcast
Interview with Dr. Desta Meghoo, aka Mama Desta
Jun 11, 2021 Season 2 Episode 14

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.

Timestamps:
Mama Desta on cannabis and her early life (7;34)
Feminism in Africa (15:12)
Cannabis laws in Ethiopia (23:46)
AphriHelios (29:45)
Becoming an author (34:59)
How her cannabis use has changed over time (38:13)

We’re excited to announce that we have Alpha Woman merch available! Now you can show your Alpha Woman-ness to the world, just go on over to Alphawomanco.com and shop away to your hearts content. We also have podcast sponsorship opportunities available to help you reach this fantastic audience.

Podcast researcher Anvi Sethi

Sign up to Alpha Woman Co at: https://alphawomanco.com

Sponsorship enquiries email: hello@alphawomanco.com






Show Notes Chapter Markers

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.

Timestamps:
Mama Desta on cannabis and her early life (7;34)
Feminism in Africa (15:12)
Cannabis laws in Ethiopia (23:46)
AphriHelios (29:45)
Becoming an author (34:59)
How her cannabis use has changed over time (38:13)

We’re excited to announce that we have Alpha Woman merch available! Now you can show your Alpha Woman-ness to the world, just go on over to Alphawomanco.com and shop away to your hearts content. We also have podcast sponsorship opportunities available to help you reach this fantastic audience.

Podcast researcher Anvi Sethi

Sign up to Alpha Woman Co at: https://alphawomanco.com

Sponsorship enquiries email: hello@alphawomanco.com






Mama Desta on cannabis and her early life
Feminism in Africa
Cannabis laws in Ethiopia
AphriHelios
Becoming an author
How her cannabis use has changed over time