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FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Longing for love, she put her heart out to the universe, and the universe responded

Kanu Jacobsen was beginning to think it would never happen. 

Whenever she was out in public, she would look at couples and wonder how they got together. 

And if they could find love, why couldn't she? 

She's got a lot to offer. She's smart, attractive, well-traveled and successful. She's an adrenaline junkie and has climbed mountains and run marathons.

"Friends would tell me I'm beautiful, yet I'm still single," she said. "What am I doing that I'm not finding love?" 

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

Meet Kanu Masenda Jacobsen of Real Love Real Stories in Downtown Phoenix

Kanu, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.


I am a Zimbabwean American and have been here for 25 years. I was born into a family of 7 girls and I am the last.  I credit my work ethic and the love to learn to my mom Matildah and my late father Cyril. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology and Sports Management and a Master of Arts in Counseling. In addition I am certified in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Appreciation in the Workplace and  Development Dimensions International and as well  an Executive & Business Coach.

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April 5, 2021

Meet Kanu Jacobsen | Love Guru

We had the good fortune of connecting with Kanu Jacobsen and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kanu, we’d love to hear what makes you happy.
Personally what makes me happy are simple things: an early morning hike to watch the sunrise, a really yummy healthy meal, a conversation with a friend or family member, traveling and seeing the world, and a cute outfit.

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"Do what you love and love will find you."

Kanu Jacobsen is the founder of Real Love Real Stories (RLRS), a podcast that showcases love and dating stories. RLRS launched its first episode in June 2018. The guest on the podcast range from couples, singles and experts in the love and relationship category.

She is the Instructor on the newly released e-course called "The Single Black Woman's Advantage"
Born in Zimbabwe lives in Arizona and has a Master of Arts in Counseling.

1 year ago

What Is Love?

Welcome to February- the month of LOVE and Black History! We will travel across the diaspora and document the journeys of people across even more cultural borders. You may remember two years ago we launched the 8 Shades of Melanin…. you can expect that same energy this Black History Month!

Today we get a special episode with a woman I affectionately call “the Love Guru”- Ms Kanu Jacobsen, host of Real Love Real Stories podcast and the creator of the new Black Woman’s Advantage ecourse.

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