Laide Owoade of L.A Cakes talks about her sweet passion

Today’s feature is by the delectable Laide Owoade of L.A Cakes. This young mum and wife is a one of the best bakers in the FCT and attention to detail is amazing. Lets read on as she talks about how she discovered her passion. My name is Laide Owoade, I am a 28 year old woman and the co-owner of Cakes by L.A. a bespoke cake store located in Apo, Abuja. Baking for me, started as child’s play in my early secondary school days, from between 1998  to 1999. Interestingly enough the first cake I ever baked was a total […]

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She Forum 2017 : EVOLVE or be left behind!

The 2017 Edition of She Forum Africa, a pan-Africa Women Development, Leadership & Lifestyle Conference is scheduled to hold on May 25 this year and I am excited. This is because last years edition was packed full and running over with inspiring speakers, engaging topics and exciting interaction. It was also a great place to network as I met the indomitable conveners of She Forum; Inimfon Etuk and Fadimatu Abubakar Dalil, as well as the amazing Tara Fela-Durotoye. I also got to spend some time with my girls; Bola Ataiyero-Adefila and Funke Baruwa, two women who are doing a great job […]

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Esosa Ikolo : Fighting ignorance against TB!

As we observe World Tuberculosis Day we will be talking to Esosa Ikolo– a writer and motivational speaker.  Her mission is an interesting and important one, to enlighten people about the world’s second biggest infectious disease killing one person a minute. Please give us your brief bio? My name is Esosa and I am passionate about helping others realise and utilise their potentials, to dream big and give life to their dreams so that they live a purpose-filled life. I also lead a health campaign called Be Enlightened about Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis- (B.E.E.P-TB). I’m a civil engineer and work as […]

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Hidden Figures: 9 Lessons I learnt from the movie

Over the weekend I went to watch the movie “Hidden Figures” with some members of a book club I belong to and I enjoyed it thoroughly! Hidden Figures is a movie based on the historical novel by “Margot Lee Shetterly” (which I have to read!)  . It tells the amazing story of three African American women;  Katherine Goble (played by Taraji P. Henson)  , Mary Jackson ( played by Janelle Monae) and Dorothy Vaughn (played by Octavia Spencer) who worked as mathematicians in NASA  in the 1960s and had to deal with the double bias of being women and being […]

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Barrister Amina Oyiza Yahaya Bello : Passionately making a difference

Barrister Amina Oyiza Yahaya Bello is the wife of the Executive Governor of Kogi State. She is a Lawyer, Educationist and Multi-preneur who has a strong passion for helping children with special needs. She speaks about her work through  Hayat Foundation which she named after her son Hayatullah. Read her story and be inspired. Please tell us about your growing up years? I was  born almost 39 years ago to the family of Yakubu Momoh where  I am the second of eight siblings. I spent the first decade of my life with my grandmother in Kuroko, Kogi State where my […]

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Bukky Karibi-Whyte : The PR Queen

Bukky Karibi-Whyte is the founder of Bobby Taylor Company and Invicta Africa where she dedicates herself to public relations in both the luxury and corporate sector. This mother of three is definitely one of the biggest names in PR on the continent and has honed her skills by handling huge briefs for international brands like Estee Lauder and MAC. Lets read her  story and be inspired. Bukky, please tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Bukky Karibi-Whyte. I am a 34 year old female born in Lagos, Nigeria. I  attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst for my undergraduate […]

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Ozoz Sokoh- The Kitchen Butterfly

Ozoz Sokoh fell in love with food at the age of 9 and since then she hasn’t looked back. I remember finding her blog with a recipe for agbalumo chutney, as a huge agbalumo (udara, African star apple) lover I was enraptured. Through the “New Nigerian Kitchen” this woman is one of the chefs who are redefining Nigerian cuisine , one platter at a time. Ozoz, please tell us a little about yourself  I was born and raised in Warri and Port Harcourt, kind of middle child, went to two primary schools, two secondary and two universities for different reasons. Two […]

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