234 Essential

234 Essential

Join AOT2 and Ugochi on their wild journey as they discuss everything Pop culture, music, movies and more. 234 Essential focuses on Nigerian pop culture but goes beyond trending topics on social media. It looks at the bigger picture and provides accurate historical and societal context to what is trending online.

Recent Episodes

Women Are Comedians Featuring Bose Johnson.

May 18, 2022

In this episode, featuring a special guest, Bose Johnson, AOT2 and Ugochi discuss Netflix movie “Blood Sisters,” and the possible prevalence of nudity and sex in Nigerian movies. They also speak on the murder of Deborah Samu…

Naughty Corner

May 11, 2022

In this episode, AOT2 and Ugochi explore the impact of rising fuel prices on airlines' decisions to suspend operations. They also discuss student protests against ASUU and the cop who staged her kidnapping for love.


May 4, 2022

In this episode, AOT2 and Ugochi discuss the NDLEA recommendation to the APC (All Progressives Congress) to carry out drug tests on politicians in Nigeria. They also speak on polygamy and whether or not it is an outdated pra…

King Is Dead

April 27, 2022

In this episode, AOT2 and Ugochi discuss the rising prices of the Presidential nomination forms in Nigeria. They also speak about the country’s obsession with lavish weddings.

Clout Disease

April 20, 2022

In this episode, AOT2 and Ugochi talk about how they spent their Easter holiday, the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo’s declaration to contest in the next presidential elections and the death of Nigerian gospel singer Osinachi.


April 13, 2022

In this episode, AOT2 and Ugochi discuss the ban on phone calls for Nigerians who haven't registered for their NIN. The hosts also touch on the consideration made by the house of representatives to prohibit cross-dressing in…

Recent Blog Posts

What Happened At The 234 Essential Live Show at #AfricaNXT?

What went down at 234 Essential's live show at #AfricaNXT? Click here to read the full gist!

234 Essential Podcast Live at #AFRICANXT

Join Ayomide Tayo and Ugochi Anyanwu as they host a live podcast at the upcoming #AFRICANXT 2022.

234 Essential Celebrate One Year of Podcasting

It has been one year of podcasting for Ayomide ‘AOT2’ Tayo and Ugochi Anywawu, ever since they linked up to record their very first episode of 234 Essent…

About the Hosts

Ugochi Anyanwu Profile Photo

Ugochi Anyanwu


Ugochi is a seasoned sales professional and a podcast co-host with over seven years experience in the retail industry and currently works as a Sales Manager for a reputable private tailoring and design brand in Lagos.

With her innate passion for building relationships, her training and interactions give way to her interest in people oriented service and also a trainer on customer service and satisfaction to SME's.
When she's not working, she's living her best life ^_^

Ayomide "AOT2" Tayo Profile Photo

Ayomide "AOT2" Tayo


AOT2 is a Nigerian journalist, podcast host, scriptwriter and founder of the Naija Times newsletter.

In the past, he has worked with Hip Hop World Magazine, Hip TV, THE NET, SoundCity Blast and others. He also worked at Pulse Nigeria for five years, where he rose to the position of Senior Editor. He is presently a Senior Editor at Opera News Nigeria.

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