In Conversation with: Nama & Fungai
Meet the duo behind the Our Weekly Ramblings podcast, Nama- a biotech student fascinated by genetics and a blogger that writes to release emotional frustration. Fungai - a computer programmer who builds apps in his spare time.
What/who do you treasure the most in life?
Nama - My mother
Fungai - Myself
How did your podcast come to be?
We were just having a conversation about politics in the car one random day. After the
discussion we wondered what other people would think of our takes on a mixed number of issues
including but not limited to politics, technology, social issues etc.... So, then we decided to create
the podcast as a platform to express ourselves and see what the rest of the world thinks.
What do you hope people will take away from listening to your podcast?
We hope that through our podcast we can educate and entertain by giving opinions and
analysis on current affairs a way that allows our listeners to think for themselves.
How have things progressed since starting your podcast and how do you come up with topics for it?
Things have progressed well. We’ve settled on a format for recording and
editing our episodes which has really helped us cut down on the amount of time it takes us from
recording to uploading. As far as the topics are concerned, we usually take the week in between
episodes to do some research on current affairs. We pick topics that spark our interest or that we
feel particularly passionate about. We also look at topics that might have trended on social media
and caused controversy.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you so far?
Nama - Adaptability, because life very rarely goes according to plan, so you have to know how
to pick yourself up and adapt.
Fungai - Self-reliance, because nobody in the world owes you anything. So, if you’re ever going to make something of yourself then you need learn to depend on yourself to get it done.
How would your family and friends describe you?
Nama - funny, thoughtful, intelligent, silly, understanding, petty & open-minded.
Fungai - driven, attentive, impatient, blunt & dependable.
Describe a typical day in your life.
Nama - wake up, check my phone, run errands, have lunch with my mom, get some work done & make dinner.
Fungai - wakeup, check my phone, run errands, listen to music, spend time with friends, watch football & read the news.
What is the soundtrack to your life right now?
Nama - I know who I am by Sinach.
Fungai - Real friends by Kanye West.
What would you say to someone considering starting a podcast?
Do you, decide for yourself what you want your content should be about, make sure it’s original and have fun whilst you do it.
Do you have podcasts that you follow, if so who and why?
We follow the “Sadza In The Morning” podcast because it’s hilarious!
What are you most fond of, about being Zimbabwean?
The respect that we as Zimbabweans still have for ourselves, for each other and for the global
community. Come visit us, you won’t regret it.
When are you happiest?
Nama -When I am at peace.
Fungai - When I’ve impacted someone’s life in a meaningful way.
If you could give up anything for a year what would it be and why?
Nama - Caring about other people’s opinions because then I can truly focus on what I want
without feeling the need to please anybody else. Fungai - I’d give up self-doubt to see how
much I can accomplish if I never doubted myself at all.
How would you like to be remembered?
Nama - As somebody that changed lives positively and touched hearts.
Fungai - Somebody that never gave up and left the world in a better state than it was before.
Social media /podcast links
Nama – Instagram: @lozi.phoenix, Twitter: @kando_d
Fungai – Instagram: @fungai_pc, Twitter: @Fungreeze
Twitter - @OurWRamblings