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

Celibacy Boyz In Christ

Aug. 3, 2022

It's all about boyfriends describing their girlfriends in the strangest ways, terrorists closing in on the capital, Abuja, and all the Big Brother Naija house updates in episode 106 of the pod. For more information on all e…

Nigeria Will ‘Nigeria’ You

July 27, 2022

In this episode, AOT2 and Ugochi discuss the “Bishops” and “Pastors” attending the Presidential candidates unveiling, the new petrol price and yes, Big Brother Naija is back! Also, the fan mails are worth the listen. For mo…

Akoi Flop

July 20, 2022

New episode of your favourite podcast sees hosts Ugochi and AOT2 discuss the Baba Ijesha saga, Tinubu's Muslim-Muslim ticket, Portable's shenanigans and Adekunle Gold shining. For more information on all episode releases a…

Prison Break

July 13, 2022

In this episode, Ugochi and AOT2 discuss the recent 'prison escape' from Kuje Prison, Nollywood's stab at the Lagos number two seat, Lagos' abortion laws, and the regular degular. For more information on all episode releas…

Glamour Girls

July 6, 2022

From the impact of the rain and fuel scarcity in Lagos to leg-day at the gym, this episode of the pod circles around resilience and survival. In this episode, Ugochi and AOT2 discuss Nigeria and its many problems. For more …

Emi l’okan

June 23, 2022

The duo discuss Atiku picking Ifeanyi Okowa as a running mate, electricity issues in Nigeria and lots more.

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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