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July 1, 2020 44 min

With all the pandemic and social issues flaring up around the world, you’re on the internet a lot. It’s a staple in your life for good and being honest, probably not so good reasons. A pro to talk about this today is rapper, artist, on-air personality, style icon, multi-award-winning entertainer, and great friend of Vanessa, Nomuzi Mabena. Nomuzi aka fabulous Moozlie, whose hair matched the roses she had next to her during recording, discusses the details of her very successful anti-drunk driving social media campaign partnered with Volkswagen and Drive Dry. During the COVID-19 lockdown you can’t help but developed new media consumption habits, Vanessa and Nomuzi discuss the pros and cons of media addiction and the effects of what you allow into your life and what influences you. Vanessa and Nomuzi also discuss the tragic death of George Floyd and social media’s influence on the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the life of the woman who filmed George’s death. Socials are a powerful tool, not only for the impact it has on your life, but what the masses can do to the lives of others and global movements. Listen and spend some time thinking over what you’re doing with that power.

  • 2:32 Coronavirus lockdown update
  • 4:03 Quantifying daily social media use
  • 5:16 Social Media dependence 
  • 8:12 Nomuzi’s advice to Vanessa
  • 10:16 How does one know when to “unplug?”
  • 12:28 Consuming bad things will make you bad 
  • 13:36 The permanence of the internet
  • 14:23 The loudness of negative words
  • 16:02 Nomuzi’s anti-drinking and driving social media campaign
  • 21:40 The effects of prayer
  • 23:35 The power of unified connection
  • 23:21 The “dark side” of being an “influencer.”
  • 25:39 The importance of having good influences in your life
  • 27:28 People taking social media very seriously
  • 28:19 “Black Twitter” should celebrate Black excellence
  • 29:20 George Floyd and the start of a movement
  • 31:27 The Free State of Jones
  • 33:32 “Two hands” by Maya Angelou
  • 37:45 Social media will influence human behavior more over time
  • 39:46 What’s on the horizon for Nomuzi?

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