Have you ever been called an Akata?

If so, you might be offended after reading this.

Iyore Odighizuwa is a hard-working Nigerian-American whose career encompasses many areas of media and communications including radio, filmmaking, and voiceover acting. Her latest project is a podcast that explores the word “akata,” a term some deem derogatory, that is used by Africans when referring to African-Americans. On each episode of 5 Minutes With Akata, Iyore converses with Nigerian guests about their meaning of the word. And throughout the two seasons, the answers have ranged from simple responses like “it means…