Advice Columnist Chat! A Convo about Love and Self-Esteem on ‘Essence Live’ (Video)

I’m an advice columnist for Essence.com. My “Dear Abiola” column dissects your relationship dilemmas every Tuesday. Last week I made a live appearance on the fun, new, high-energy talk show, “Essence Live.” I answered a few of your advice questions about self-confidence, feeling worthy of love, and valuing who you are in mind, body, and spirit.

British Actor & Author Michael Obiora on Having the Courage to Live and Love the Way You Want

It takes courage to be an actor and create the life of your dreams. It takes even more courage to branch out as an author. Add the biggest dose of courage of all to commit to the beautiful love of your life. Life lessons from Michael Obiora…

The handsome and successful Michael Obiora was born in London to Nigerian parents. After starting drama classes at aged seven, he was encouraged to join an agency by his drama teacher. He then joined a drama group at nine, and within a year landed a part in the hit British drama, ‘Grange Hill.’ Michael went on to appear in such popular British programs as ‘Doctors’, ‘The Bill’ and ‘Holby City’, but it was his role in the stage play ‘Exclude Me’ that really set the ball rolling.

Michael completed a successful 11-week run on stage at The Chelsea Theatre. Lead roles in the award winning play ‘Fallout’ at the Royal Court Theatre and ‘Badnuff’ at The Soho Theatre soon followed. Michael went on to appear in other popular British TV shows such as ‘My Family’, ‘Judge John Deed’ and ‘Sea Of Souls’.

Love School for Nerds Podcast: Episode 40! ‘Dear Abiola & Jay, Will My Heart Ever Mend?’ (Audio)

This week on Love School for Nerds, we discuss a letter from a woman who has been cheated on by her husband. She wants to make it work but the mother of the child that was made from the affair isn’t making it simple. She wants to know whether she will ever get over this and can they truly move past this level of betrayal.