Backyard Bants

Backyard Bants

A Show produced by a Black Collective; This podcast is for your listening pleasure. BackYard Bants is a banter, culture and entertainment comedy style podcast that gives commentary on issues, topics and pop culture and Life experiences. What you do with the opinions are entirely yours. The show is hosted by some unseriously serious Characters - Mista Dre, Naza, Imina and Chemsi. Sometimes, Mel & Anthony come on the POD !!! Join the vibe and be a part of the family by hitting us up on our FAM MAIL or email us with comments, stories and more -


September 20, 2023 103 mins

This week's episode starts with a weekly recap and Dre's phobia, we talk about giving and receiving Hickeys, we also discuss the Housing Crisis in Toronto, Dating Baby Mama's and Baby Daddies, an unpopular opinion, getting in trouble with your partner and more hot takes on this episode

Michael of Grake shots joins us in the backyard for this weeks conversation

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On this week's episode, we talk about power play in friendships, Rema @ the VMA's and, current trends in Afrobeats music and Dre giving the team their flowers before sharing a PSA to some unfriendly neighbors.

We also dive into some hot takes on when your partner is supposed to come over, liking other people's pictures on social media and taking your Kidney back during a divorce.

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September 6, 2023 121 mins

We are joined by our French-speaking Neighbor Mama on this episode and We talk about the gang's experience at the CNE Carnival, having only one the one, ordering sex toys on Uber eats, surviving Hippos, dating entertainers and how the pressure of being in the creative industry has and can affect us.

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(14:27) - The CNE Carnival

(20:13)- Dinner in the Sky

(34:24) - Survi...

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We are joined by two neighbors on this episode a Super Mum and a Super Star Artist.

We discuss Borelson's music journey in Canada, Our Post-Heartbreak Era, and Foods that we will die for before we absolutely eat, and we also chronicle our love for music and more hot takes on this episode.

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August 16, 2023 93 mins

The Boys kick the episode off with how expensive tailoring is in Canada vs Back home before getting into Fan Boy Culture and their friend's recent Wedding. They also talk about Apps that send money abroad and if they can legitimately lend Money to their spouse and more hot takes. 

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August 10, 2023 107 mins

From Dre fighting for his life to Imina and Naza wanting us to be a bit more grown and Chemsi not knowing what a Gate is, we get into all of that plus more and the fun things we've been up to since our last session.

P.S,  Chemsi and Naza agree for once on this episode - Find out on what

We'd Like to know how many events you need to be at during a festival long weekend to be considered you were outside?

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Disclaimer this episode was recorded on June 26/2023

The Gang plus our shareholder, Michael (Grake Shots) get together with Hosts of Cruising Out West  Podcast - Tobi and K.P for a long overdue conversation that's a BANGER full of stories, in-depth conversations, games and one or two or three confrontations. 

(9:45) - Fighting for my Life

(12:20) - Tobi's takes us on a Journey

(23:20) - Cruising Out West 

(32:37) - Breaking the ICE


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Episode 100 is a milestone episode for us as we reflect, grow and laugh all on this episode. We talk about parenting, thrill seeking adventures, our biggest failure and reflect on our different journies so far. We are joined by 2 Big Personalities and Friends of the Show - Reney and Skyttles 

When editing it, I thought it was too long of a recording to release all at once. But trust me, you wont know where the time went by the time...

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On this Episode, Dre looks for advice on Work-Life Balance, Naza seeks understanding of his friendship relationships, we prove how famous Chemsi is and Imina is well Imina!!!!


(0:55) - All the CATS

(11:28) - Week Recap

(16:48) - Court of Public Opinion

(23:10) - OGA EMCEE

(24:43) - Pact / Blood Oath

(33:19) - Work-Life Balance

(48:10) - Its giving selfish undertone

(54:03) - Rich, Famous and African (Recap)

(1:08:00) - D...

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June 8, 2023 95 mins

Back with another Bang of an Episode featuring conversations full of laughs, truths and personal experiences. We talk about the power of Speaking into Existence, Handling small fame, Dating Circles, Ruger's Show in Toronto, Zion Willaimson's escapades and more

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(7:35) - WEEK(end) Recap

(14:30) -  We are Thriving Now

(15:08) - Spea...

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On this weeks episode we are joined by friend of the show MIA and we talk about Hilda Baci's Cookathon Record and records of our own, Israel Adesanya's debacle with his ex-girlfriend, Asking your partners for Cash and How to improve your Partners sex game and More !!!


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May 17, 2023 92 mins

The whole gang got together after their recent successful Podcast Live Show !!! The Catchup on whats being going on and discuss Tiwa Savage's Performance at the Kings Coronation, Parents following Exes, Conversations we have with our parents, the current early child education curriculum, Imina becoming a plant Daddy and More


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April 12, 2023 102 mins

In this episode we talk about Music and how the Afrobeats Culture in Toronto intersects with its counterparts in Nigeria, Hook Up Culture and More Hot Takes with Ayomide TAJ, Founder of the TAJ Agency. 

(19:08) - Meet TAJ. (23:13) - The Club is my office. (28:22) - Performing at a Night Club. (34:14) - Our Savior Complex. (43:31) - Nigeria is a Mad House. (48:30) - Music Travels, No Visa. (56:00) - !00M on a Music Video. (1:00:29) ...

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April 5, 2023 90 mins

It's the whole gang and it's a whole mess plus a vibe on this episode.

We kick off the pod with - recapping Chemsi's trip (7:33), Becoming Flower Boys (19:04),  Dre/Naza's trip (26:11), Jonathan Majors Saga (41:55), Man Wants to Legally Change Age (47:03),  Waking up Asian (1:03:01), Naza's Apartment Search (1:07:55), Davido's Timeless Album (1:13:45)

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March 30, 2023 113 mins

If we had one Vish, she would be on this episode where we talk about living in Canada from Vish's POV, long-term relationships, trying poutine, being Indian and matchmaking and the two-way street of Catcalling. 

(05:18) - The Good side, (11:55) - One Wish, (17:18) - Moving from India, (19:30) - Long Ass Relationship, (25:08) - Asking Her Out, (38:43) - Indian street Food, (46:20) - Growing Up Indian, (48:43) - Sending Thirst traps,...

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Doxa from "Blacker the berry Pod" and Michael of GrakeShots join us this week and we get into so many great hot takes including getting cancelled on TIK TOK, our best and worst dates, sexiest languages, tapping into your female energy and so much more.

Imina's birthday Recap (12:30) Award Winning Dada (16:18) Small Trouble (21:34) Sexiext languages (24:52) Getting Cancelled (33:57) Everything, everywhere all at once (52:57) No be j...

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March 15, 2023 110 mins

Back in our corner of the city and we kicked off the new episode with a recap of our trip for the Live Show which is the most hilarious thing before talking about how responsible Dikachi is, The Female Avengers, God erasing your sexual history and the Unwilling House Husband.

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(05:57) - Post-show Recap (15:45) - Ivie's Hubby (18:49)-We w...

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The gang is in Calgary for their Live Show and decide to kick it with a Friend of the show, an international travel influencer and Branding Supernova - Abi @ladiestakenotes.

We catch up on the recent elections, talk about travelling as black men and women in our community and obviously Abby slips up some gems just because we know how to get it from her. It's an entertaining and insightful conversation. 

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On this week's episode Kii, a serial entrepreneur and founder of "Desire to Create Events" and "Beleza Toronto," invites us to her yard for drinks, a great conversation and a front seat to elevating life with simple choices. We kick off with the Afrobeats All-star weekend before diving into her business ventures where we talk stories, the highs, and lows and how we navigate some of these spaces as men and women. 

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February 16, 2023 105 mins

Our first guest this year brought An Ak 47 to the ring. We talk about the Superbowl halftime show and who could be the Goat of the halftime performances. Dre's private business is put out there, Daisy's ICKS has us in a chokehold, 2023 Valentine was quite different and we get critical about what men can't do. Dikachi flies too close to the sun in the episode !!


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