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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Discovering your Writing Niche: A free 5 day course

Yippee! I’m really excited about my first writing course. This course is more of a challenge as I task you to discover what writing niche will work best for you. In this course we will talk about different niches so you can reflect on which niche or niches you are drawn to. This course will only cost you about  20minutes of your time each day so go ahead and subscribe. Best of all this course is interactive as we can all learn little snippets from each other on how to improve our writing. If you have already subscribed share your […]

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Social Media Manners : Employing Etiquette Online

Everyone uses one form of social media or the other from Whats app to Snap chat it has  become the norm. However It’s not without its ills. For example  Facebook has almost metamorphosed from a nice place where you could catch up with old friends to a boxing arena where verbal  exchanges take place between friends and strangers alike. Cyber bullying is even occurring among teens and people just don’t know how to behave online. However the web can be beautiful place if we all just learn to behave properly there. Here are some ways you can make the  World Wide […]

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Social Media: Why should I use it to sell my brand?

Social Media Week just ended and social media is the new buzz! From Facebook to Snapchat, chances are you have, at least, one social media account. However some people still don’t realise how powerful social media is as a marketing tool. With billions of people glued to their phones and computers daily here’s why your brand needs to be advertised on social media. It’s trendy  : As shallow as this sounds, trends matter in marketing. Imagine if you had to hire a secretary and one of the applicants told you she only used manual typewriters? Or maybe you met this […]

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