We had the good fortune of connecting with Darasimi Bankole and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Darasimi, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I pursued the podcast actually because of my dad. I have wanted to be a journalist since I was three years old, so my dad encouraged me to start a YouTube channel so that I could practice that. However, I did not want to start a YouTube channel, so I suggested a podcast. And the rest is history!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a female teenage podcaster who discusses the various social issues that currently plague our society. I believe that what sets me apart from other female teenage podcasters is that I focus on more serious and vital topics for the betterment of our society. I did not just start the podcast to be completely casual although I have a few episodes that are more laid back. I would say that I am not even completely where I want to be with the podcast yet. I do hope to get there one day, but I know that the road there is not easy. I have learned not to care too much about the number of listeners, but simply appreciate the fact that what I do may possibly make a difference in the lives of even the few people who continue to actively listen. I want the world to know that conversations are important. Yes, I talk about various issues, but it is not merely talking, my hope is that these conversations will bring about real change one day.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
In all actuality, I don’t really go out as much as I wish I did, but two of my favorite parts in the city are Centennial Park and The Battery. I love taking the time to just relax in the park, read a book or maybe have a picnic with my friends. The Battery is also an equally great spot because there are a lot of shops and restaurants to explore. The escape room there is also a great spot to have fun with friends!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My parents; Michael and Lara Bankole My siblings; Dapo and Damilola Bankole

Website: www.gistwithdara.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gistwithdara/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsINHtghFmxUdN9vD6hvXfw

Other: Email: gistwithdarapodcast@gmail.com

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