Monday, 9 May 2016

Managing Creative Projects: A Practical Workshop For Creatives

When I set up Éclat a few years ago, I was working with a somewhat untested business model, one that a lot of people were skeptical about. Why would you want to restrict yourself to the creative industries? Why not just be a project manager, period?

Thursday, 15 October 2015

EVENTS: ‎How To Create Events That Rock‬


I've gotten quite a number of messages from people who want to learn what I do. Sadly, there's only so much you can teach people from chats, emails and phone calls.

However, an amazing opportunity to do just that has presented itself - The Event Engineering Workshop powered by the indefatigable Yemi Amusan. I'm taking the Creative Project Management Module and will be available throughout the training for those who may need further instruction.

Reblogged: 19 Pictures That Are Too Real For Nigerians Who Had Lesson Teachers Growing Up

When the time is up and they keep teaching
For those who were 'privileged' to have lesson teachers as kids (I use privilege carefully. Some kids may not have counted having a lesson teacher as one:)), this article is a must-see. Gosh, I've checked it out so many times and it still makes me laugh every time I do.

Enjoy.

Read here.

Reblogged: These 25+ Pictures Will Make You Re-evaluate Your Entire Existence


I stumbled on this article while doing a random search online. Amazing narrative. Since I've never really understood the whole outer space structure, this article has proven invaluable to me. Not only did the pictures do what they were touted to do, they helped me put things in perspective and reinforced my belief that there really is a God out there somewhere. Sorry Big Bang.

Read here.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

#‎AfricasBiggestBookProject‬ Narrator Spotlight: Ogo Maduewesi



Ogo Maduewesi is a Social entrepreneur, blogger and aspiring writer. She is the founder and pioneer of Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation (VITSAF), the first Vitiligo patient-driven organisation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Mazino Appeal



Born in Lagos, MaZi’no debuted on radio as a sports presenter and producer in 2004 and had short stints with the telecoms industry in Nigeria before returning to radio as a presenter for Smooth 98.1FM.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Zeal Akaraiwe


Zeal Akaraiwe left banking in 2014 and set up Graeme Blaque Advisory, a financial advisory outfit focusing on risk management using derivatives. Zeal holds a B.Sc in Actuarial Science from the University of Lagos. He currently has over 14 years banking experience and joined Standard Chartered in 2004 prior to which he had spent over 5 years working in 3 other banks, spanning HR and Admin to Corporate Banking.

Reblogged: The Only One You Should Be In Competition With Is Yourself

Image: Naomi Lucas/Facebook

I took some time to speak with Jennifer Emelife on #AfricasBiggestBookProject recently. Originally published on Olisa (The blogazine), it outlines some key concepts about the production.

Read here.

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Ijeoma Okeagu


Founder and CEO of White Rabbit Concept ltd, Ijeoma is living her dream of being an entrepreneur and running businesses that not only make profit but impacts people’s lives. Ijeoma is passionate about Business and connecting people, with a vast experience in Corporate Events management and hospitality.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Reblogged: #AfricasBiggestBookProject Hits Abuja


So Richard Ali, COO Parresia Publishers and one of the narrators on #AfricasBiggestBookProject, wrote this heartwarming article about the recording in Abuja. We like :)

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For weeks, Cyberia has been in a state of excitement over #Africas BiggestBookProject. Cyberia, for those who don’t know, is the term coined by Nigerian public intellectual Pius Adesanmi for Nigeria’s internet savvy population.

The #AfricasBiggestBookProject excitement has not been limited to one class of Nigerian netizen – everyone from book publishers, jobless graduates and oil executives to young entrepreneurs have had their browsers tilted its way.

At the heart of the hashtag is Lagos-based Creative Industries communications manager Naomi Lucas and a new book championed by her GradatePro initiative. Lucas’s initiative has brought together Cyberians from the north and from the south to help her cause of bridging the gap between university graduates and the workplace. 

Read full story here

Monday, 5 October 2015

#MondayInspiration

I was invited to speak at the Red Cross National Youth Leadership Retreat over the weekend. I went there hoping to inspire, I left with goose bumps because of the two people in this picture.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Briefly: Pink Taxi, Strictly For Female Passengers Launches In Egypt


A new company in Egypt has made the news because they offer a taxi service only for women.

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Dayo Adeshina


Mr. Adedayo Olufunmilade Adeshina is the Managing Director of Strategic Energy Limited, Lagos, Nigeria.  He had his primary education at St Mary’s private school Lagos, secondary education at St Gregory’s College Lagos and Irwin Academy, Leicester.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Adekunbi Adeoye




Adekunbi Adeoye is the Executive Director of SESEWA support services, a company she founded while still in the University in 2009. She holds an LLB from Obafemi Awolowo University. After graduating from Law School and NYSC, she set out to run SESEWA fulltime in Sep,2012.

Briefly: A Japanese Scientist Puts An End To Dental Fillings




This is what I call bad market for manufacturers of dental fillers. And it had to come from Japan :)

Japanese scientist Kazuo Jmagashi, has made a revolutionary discovery in the area of personal hygiene.The amazing discovery is a toothpaste that painlessly fill the holes and cracks inyour tooth, as well as regenerate the tooth enamel without the need of A Dentist.  
Here's How:

Monday, 21 September 2015

Briefly: Retirement Homes Replace Slaughter Houses, For Aged Cows In India

The government of the state of Maharashtra banned the slaughter of cows and the possession of beef in the state, earlier this year.

Friday, 18 September 2015

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Barbara Onianwah




Barbara Onianwah is an advertising and digital marketing professional, makeup artist, beauty blogger and avid beauty writer. She has garnered wealth of experience from different industries, spanning from advertising to marketing communications, business, and beauty, just to mention a few. With clients ranging from Access Bank, ExxonMobil, EFinA, RedBull, to Indomie, Paga, Dulux Paints, Gala Sausage roll, Mr. Biggs, SWIFT Networks and MTN Nigeria.

Barbara is a volunteer contributor to

Briefly: No Nigerian University Made 'World's First 700' Universities



This is just so sad! No Nigerian university is in the first 700 higher institutions of learning in the world and the first 18 in Africa, according to the QS World University Rankings 2015/16. However, South Africa has nine institutions while Egypt has five. Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have one institution each.

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Onye Ubanatu






Onye Ubanatu is a Documenatary / TV Producer, Director, seasoned Cinematographer, award winning photographer and Creative facilitator, and has worked in a diverse range of television shows, produced documentaries, Local and International concerts, corporate videos, International News features, award winning short and feature films.



Onye Ubanatu also won Best Screen Producer in The Future Awards for 2009 amongst several award nominations. He is a two-time most outstanding participant of

Morning Press: Friday September 18th, 2015

 AMCON reduces losses despite surge in Opex

Kellogg spends $450 million for 50% stake in Nigerian food firm 

MTN threatens to move South African service HQ on proposed tax hike

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Nimi Akinkugbe


Nimi Akinkugbe is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bestman Games Ltd, the African distributor of customized editions of Monopoly, Hasbro’s world famous game. The City of Lagos Edition of Monopoly, the first African city edition of Monopoly, was launched in December 2012. Subsequently, the Nigeria Centenary Edition was launched in February 2014. A Calabar edition will be launched later this month.


#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Jimi Tewe




Jimi Tewe is a seasoned Career Success Catalyst & Chief Executive Officer of Inspiro Consulting, a Career Services and Human Resource Consulting firm based in Lagos State, Nigeria. 

Monday, 14 September 2015

Briefly: FRSC Speedlimiters To Be Installed In Nigerian Commercial Vehicles



 Effective from 1st September 2015, Speed-Limiter devices will be installed in commercial vehicles by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). The new technology has been introduced to combat the frequency of road accidents in Nigeria.

Briefly: Safaricom Joins The Fight To Combat Skills Gap Among University Students

Safaricom, the Kenyan telecommunications company, in partnership with United States International University Africa (USIU-Africa) has launched a one-year mentorship program  that will grant university students the opportunity to be paired with personalities from Safaricom.

Briefly: 19,100 Syrian Refugees Finally Blessed With A Smile




On Saturday and Sunday, Germany received a total of 19,100 Syrian refugees who arrived Munich by rail.

#‎AfricasBiggestBookProject‬ Narrator Spotlight: Richard Ali



Richard Ali is a lawyer, poet, and author of the novel City of Memories (Black Palms, 2012). He is active in African literary circles and is a member of the Executive of the Association of Nigerian Authors, a member of the board of the Kampala-based Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, and a member of the Nairobi-based Jalada Writers Collective. He has attended various workshops and has served as editor of Sardauna Magazine and of the Sentinel Nigeria magazine.

#‎AfricasBiggestBookProject‬ Narrator Spotlight: Alkasim Abdulkadir



Alkasim Abdulkadir is an international freelance journalist and columnist. He has contributed to news organizations like CNN, BBC, Aljazeera Arabic, CCTV and Guardian UK.

#‎AfricasBiggestBookProject‬ Narrator Spotlight: Olamipeju Lawal-Adekunle


Olamipeju Lawal-Adekunle is the founder of TGS EVENT a.k.a THE GIRLS SHOW NIGERIA. She is a social Entrepreneur, on-air-personality, writer and an advocate for young women.

Morning Press: Monday, September 14th 2015.

Our meeting with Aregbesola, by Ife Traditional Council

Fleeing ‘robbers’ drop nine guns, 42 cartridges

Alleged N1.7b fraud: EFCC arrests Lagos businessman