Jesus and Jollof

Luvvie Ajayi and Yvonne Orji

Jesus and Jollof is a podcast featuring Luvvie Ajayi and Yvonne Orji, two proudly Nigerian women (who have no behavior) talking about the things they love, their stories, and life in general. Why “Jesus and Jollof?” Those are the two things they cannot do without. Besides, the other option was “2 Goat Queens.”

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in the inaugural episode of Jesus and Jollof, Yvonne and Luvvie introduce themselves, how they met and became friends, and how this podcast came to be. Also, ever heard of the Five Love Languages? Well, Luvvie and Yvonne have created the Five Nigerian Love Languages, exploring the ways Nigerians communicate and show affection. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.

Jul 2018

38 min

In the second episode of Jesus and Jollof, Luvvie and Yvonne explore how being immigrants affected them growing up and the struggle of having two identities, being both Nigerian and Nigerian American. They also dig into bad Nigerian pickup lines, the effect of Black Panther on the immigrant experience, and why Delta needs to stop sending their worst planes to Nigeria. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com

Jul 2018

38 min

In this episode, Luvvie and Yvonne talk about the struggle to where they currently are, with a deep dive into their journeys. How did it all happen when it wasn't the original plan? From starting out as aspiring doctors to following their purpose even when the roads got rough. They also bless one another with African prayers while discussing the importance of power naps, character, and why Luvvie hates comic sans font. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com

Aug 2018

49 min

In this episode, Luvvie and Yvonne chat about their breaking points and the seminal events that moved them from the grind to the glow. How can one have 36 cents in their bank account yet be fortunate enough to have a meeting with Oprah? Or turn a case of plagiarism into a New York Times Bestselling book? Join the ladies as they dig deep into the challenges that ultimately led to their breakthroughs. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Aug 2018

62 min

In this episode, Luvvie and Yvonne do a deep dive into the joys and perils of dating. Why do Nigerian parents prohibit dating but expect marriage? What should a non-Nigerian expect when dating a Nigerian man? Tune in for answers to those questions plus learn how each host approaches sharing their relationships on social media and what their stripper/rapper names would be. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Aug 2018

79 min

In this episode, Luvvie and Yvonne delve into the very real challenges faced after the “glow” is achieved. What does it look like after you “make” it? What does “more money, more problems” even mean? From turning down six figure deals that don’t fit the brand to struggling to stay connected with friends, tune in to hear how success can come with its own set of frustrations. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Sep 2018

61 min

In this bonus episode, Luvvie and Yvonne answer your questions about dating. What’s the best way to recover from a heartbreak? Should you date a man who doesn’t share the same religious beliefs? From tips on where to find a Nigerian man to their parents’ silence about sex, tune in to hear their answers to your most pressing questions! Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Sep 2018

35 min

In this episode, Yvonne and Luvvie discuss their tribes. Would your friends tell you if your weave was busted? Should you be the only successful person in your group? From tackling jealousy to celebrating wins, tune in to hear why having the right people around is so important and vital to success. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Sep 2018

58 min

In this bonus episode, Luvvie and Yvonne answer listener questions about careers and believing in yourself. How do you deal with the “not your time yet” season? What are the steps to deal with imposter syndrome? Tune in to hear everything from how to deal with rejection to learning how to manage money and fame. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Oct 2018

33 min

In the final episode of the season, Luvvie and Yvonne dig deep into holidays in their Nigerian families. What is a Naija salad? Why are parents obsessed with tupperware containers? From Delta flight attendants getting too familiar to the worst Christmas gifts ever received, tune in hear about these topics and how the ladies respond to their parents’ attempts to set them up. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Oct 2018

50 min

Our people! SURPRISE! We are dropping hot pepper soup on you with our first ever LIVE Jesus and Jollof show. We can finally all be together in one room, talking about the foolish goats of the world and debating which jollof is the best! We cannot wait to see you all there. Oya listen and get details. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Nov 2018

11 min

Luvvie and Yvonne are back for season 2 of Jesus and Jollof! On this episode, they talk about how the Jollof warriors (their listeners) verbally abused them until they were forced to get back into the studio. They catch everyone up on life's happenings, their feelings on DMX’s new album, and why they’re saying "OK" in 2019. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Feb 2019

47 min

Love is in the air. Luvvie and Yvonne share their lessons on relationships past and present, why you need a girl who is classy enough to go to Paris and down enough to not spend all your money there and what they would do if they had Teyana Taylor’s body. This is their Valentine's Day to you. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Feb 2019

77 min

On this episode, Luvvie and Yvonne discuss the taboo subject of therapy and why seeking professional help isn’t “airing your dirty laundry in public.” As two Nigerians who are women of faith, they lean on God, but also lean on the doctor whose job it is to help them be their best selves and they encourage listeners to do the same. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Feb 2019

57 min

In this episode, Luvvie and Yvonne discuss the joys and perils of homeownership, further exploring how adulting is a scam: a necessary one. But a scam nonetheless. They share their personal stories of getting their finances and credit in order to become homeowners and also why you can’t underestimate the power of personalized letters. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Mar 2019

81 min

In this episode, Luvvie and Yvonne discuss why, despite their best efforts at love, parents need to control every aspect of their children's lives. Luvvie shares the reason she's been a useful disappointment and Yvonne challenges DMX to a Christmas duet album.Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Mar 2019

68 min

ANNOUNCEMENT! Jollof Warriors! We are here with an announcement about the next LIVE show of Jesus & Jollof! We're taking on the legendary APOLLO THEATER stage as part of the Africa Now! Festival! April 13 at 8pm! Come on!BUY TICKETS at ApolloTheater.org!Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Apr 2019

9 min

In this episode, Luvvie and Yvonne discuss why feelings are not facts and how assumptions will leave you friendless. They role-play on how to have difficult conversations and de-escalate conflict in friendships and business. #YoureWelcome Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs. Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com. Buy a Jesus and Jollof tshirt from their Merch Store!

Apr 2019

87 min

In this episode Luvvie and Yvonne discuss how they overcame poverty mentality, why haggling is still vital to keeping them humble and share tips on how to save, invest and not fall into the traps of college debt.Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Apr 2019

93 min

In this episode, Luvvie & Yvonne make a quick, but necessary pit stop into self-care, which sometimes is all self care is: quick, but necessary. There’s nothing sexy about burnout, so they share practical tips on prioritizing the most important human in your life: YOU.Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

May 2019

22 min

In this episode, Luvvie and Yvonne dive into some of your most wanted adulting questions. From advice on marital problems to beginning new friendships, the two goats discuss it all and use their wisdom to help you live your best life.Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

May 2019

48 min

In this final episode of the season, Luvvie and Yvonne take it all the way back to their childhood. They reminisce on their favorite stories to help navigate adulting. Nothing is off limits—from bad beatings to bullying—they use wisdom garnered from every lesson to go boldly towards the journey of adulthood. Join in on the ride back to the future.Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@JesusandJollof everywhere)! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Jun 2019

95 min

CHICAGO! We are bringing the #HOTGirlSummer to Chi-Town, as our next #JesusandJollof LIVE show is in your city at the legendary Vic Theatre. Join your Foolish Goats @YvonneOrji and @Luvvie for a night you won't forget. August 10 at 6pm!BUY TICKETS at Jesusandjollof.comFollow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Aug 2019

15 min

It's been awhile and we know you are missing us small small. Yvonne is shooting season 4 of Insecure and Luvvie just got married. In the meantime, go listen to the episode of Luvvie's other podcast (Rants & Randomness) where she talks about all things wedding!Search for "Rants and Randomness" on whatever app you're listening to this on. We will see you soon.Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji on Instagram. Follow the podcast's Instagram account (@JesusandJollof).

Oct 2019

2 min

Yvonne celebrates her birthday with the announcement of her comedy tour Lagos to Laurel. Get your tickets at yvonneorji.com and can't wait to see you at the show.

Dec 2019

6 min

It's been a while since Luvvie and Yvonne left for season 2 but season 3 is coming! We promise. We're bringing the hot pepper and letting you know what we're up to. Subscribe and we'll be dropping that hot fire any day now!Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@JesusandJollof everywhere)! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Feb 10

4 min

Welcome back Jollof warriors! In this episode, Luvvie & Yvonne catch us up on what they’ve been up to since season 2. It's their Valentine's Day Gift to everybody! You're welcome o!We get the inside scoop of Luvvie’s internet-breaking wedding and what’s been the biggest lessons she’s learned since becoming a Mrs. Yvonne schools us on the very lonely, but rewarding process of becoming an author and both ladies share about what they are working on UNLEARNING, which is the theme for this season!Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@JesusandJollof everywhere)! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Feb 14

94 min

In this episode, Luvvie and Yvonne share their ongoing battle with being busy. It’s not their fault. Blame it on the overachieving-ness of Nigerians (at least that’s what their therapists tell them). Journey with them as they take steps in unlearning the rat race of the hustle, while maintaining the hunger and drive to fulfill purpose—there is a difference. Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@JesusandJollof everywhere)! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Mar 4

78 min

In this episode, Luvvie & Yvonne explore their hangups with the subtle art of not giving a DAMB. They share candidly their struggles with unlearning people-pleasing and confront their desperate need to no longer betray themselves, because let’s face it— self-sabotage is an enemy of progress.Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@JesusandJollof everywhere)! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Mar 20

63 min

Luvvie and Yvonne had to get on the mic after the DMX vs Snoop Verzuz because you KNOW YMX (Yvonne) lived her BEST LIFE during the battle, even though they didn't call her to be hypewoman. Iz okay anyhow. And what have they been up to in this quarantine, and we talk about the smoke Molly has been getting on Insecure.We recorded this ep the. day after the DMX vs Snoop Verzuz battle so it doesn't yet talk about Yvonne's Emmy nomination. P.S. You're welcurmmmFollow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@JesusandJollof everywhere)! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Jul 29

73 min

In this episode, Luvvie & Yvonne celebrate their recent milestones, share why Tyler Perry is the real winner of the quarantine and discuss why receiving is just as important as giving.Follow @Luvvie and @YvonneOrji everywhere on the interwebs.Follow #JesusandJollof on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook(@JesusandJollof everywhere)! And send any questions or feedback you have to jesusandjollof@gmail.com.

Aug 26

74 min

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