Shades & Layers

Shades & Layers

Shades and Layers is an African storytelling platform for Black and Other Women of Color Entrepreneurs. Each podcast episode explores the joys and challenges of entrepreneurship as experienced by this demographic on the African continent and in the diaspora.

Podcast Host, Kutloano Skosana Ricci, creates a safe space for guests to openly and unapologetically  give their take on a range of topics and themes - including 'Representation', 'Funding', 'Successful Living' and 'Sustainability/Sustainable Business Practices'.

Guests include Beauty Industry founders, Fashion and Design mavens, Wellness entrepreneurs, Media and Entertainment leaders and other Creatives. Each episode is instructional, meaningful and inspirational.

At Shades and Layers we believe that storytelling is the best way to teach and learn. 

So, whether you're running a social enterprise or a for-profit entity, we invite you to share your entrepreneurial journey.

July 02, 2024x
00:27:5419.23 MB

Ethnikids: Diversity in children's literature with Khumo Tapfumaneyi

The books your children read can shape their self-identity and cultural awareness. Join me in conve...

June 10, 2024x
00:34:4523.89 MB

Family Roots to Creative Routes - Raha Copenhagen with Nsimire Godman

In this week's episode, we connect with Nsimire Godman, Founder of Raha Copenhagen. This Denmark-ba...

May 28, 2024x
00:47:4232.79 MB

From South Africa to Seattle: Lizzy Hudson's Story

South African podcaster and social media marketing specialist, Lizzy Hudson is the voice behind the...

April 30, 2024x
00:36:2825.08 MB

RAINA (Luxury Hats for Natural Hair) with Rachel Osborne (S8, E8)

It all started with a wish for a satin-lined beach hat. When Rachel Osborne could not find one on t...

April 13, 2024x
00:51:3135.43 MB

The Yoga Bar and African Affirmations with Fikile 'Fix' Moeti (S8, E7)

Fikile "Fix" Moeti calls herself a Lightworker and you’ll find out what she means by that in this e...

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