Episode 109: Sadé Akinbami P.Eng, Civil Engineer & Artist
We're talking STEAM in this episode - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math - with Sadé Akinbami. She joins host and producer Vanessa to talk about how music and STEM intertwine, how to survive university, and how we have come a long way when it comes to equity among all people in STEM, but we still have a long way to go.
(Please excuse any audio hiccups in this remotely recorded interview.)
Guest: Sadé Akinbami, P.Eng (LinkedIn)
Sadé Akinbami is a multifaceted Nigerian-Canadian artist and practicing civil engineer. Sadé’s heritage has played a major role in the carving of her path thus far; a path which intertwines both the sciences and the arts. Having graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Management, Sadé has since then followed an unconventional path by being a Project Engineer, Project Manager and also a singer, song-writer, and producer.
Inspired by her Yoruba and Ibo heritage and a family of multitalented individuals, Sadé found her artistic expression in music that ranges from afro-soul to conscious alternative r&b, neo-soul and contemporary r&b. Her music is certainly in a category of its own.
One of Sadé's long-term aspirations is to use her knowledge of building materials to influence the construction standards and building codes in Nigeria & parts of Africa, and to influence the Nigerian real estate with affordable, modern, multi-purpose buildings.
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