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7 Productivity Hacks that help me achieve my Goals amidst Heavy Distraction

I mentioned in a recent blog post that life… would rather run its own course if you allow it… Well, that was the summary of my May. It was all shades of ‘busy’ and overwhelming. I wish I could boast of the kind of ‘busyness’ that comes with some significant value or financial gain. On the contrary, my month was filled with seemingly harmless, (but … Continue reading 7 Productivity Hacks that help me achieve my Goals amidst Heavy Distraction

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Bankole Williams teaches ‘7 Strategies for business continuity in tough seasons’ in New Book – FORTIFY

The COVID-19 pandemic doubtless came with loads of threats and challenges. Many startups and professionals have had to swim upstream by repositioning their brands and working at changing customer behaviour in order to stay afloat. And while some have so weathered the new season well and are thriving, most are still paddling hard, trying to navigate the murky waters. In response to this, Africa’s Leading … Continue reading Bankole Williams teaches ‘7 Strategies for business continuity in tough seasons’ in New Book – FORTIFY

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Need a Web App or Mobile App for your Company?

Do you need a Web or Mobile application for your brand or business? Then IT Verse has got you covered! IT Verse is a student run IT company at the African Leadership Academy, South Africa. We specialize in delivering quality services in Digital Marketing, Graphics/UI/UX design, and App and Web Development. Our team of experts are highly dedicated to delivering quality web and mobile applications … Continue reading Need a Web App or Mobile App for your Company?

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A Lone Voice for Our Environment from the East – Afeso Akanbi

As at this morning, it would have been close to three weeks since the government of Nigeria declared a total lockdown in two states and the Federal Capital Territory, and advised all Nigerians to stay at home. All over the world, governments, religious leaders, celebrities, scientists, experts, politicians, just name it, everyone is unanimous in advising people everywhere to stay indoors, to stay safe because … Continue reading A Lone Voice for Our Environment from the East – Afeso Akanbi

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Goofed! Opportunity has a PhD in ‘Mystery Shopping’ – Bankole Williams

A few years ago, I decided to go on a ‘mystery visit’ to a certain Bank in Akure. Apparently, this bank had it’s assigned mystery shoppers: people pretending to be normal customers, but are spies sent by the Management. I was not one of them, but as a trainer to that organization, I was merely doing this to assess the quality of the service delivery … Continue reading Goofed! Opportunity has a PhD in ‘Mystery Shopping’ – Bankole Williams

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It’s NOT Holiday: We’re only Working from Home

Finally, almost everyone in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja will be required to work remotely (work from home precisely) for the next two weeks (hopefully), as mandated by Mr. President in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Holiday? Not quite! And that reminds me of what I said to my son when he had to start taking his second term assessment online last week … Continue reading It’s NOT Holiday: We’re only Working from Home

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How Aspiring Singers can Land Opportunities using Acapella Apps

One of the ‘Rules’ as recommended by Richard Templar in his international bestseller, The Rules of Work (A definitive code for personal success), in fact, the very first, is this golden piece of advice – “Get Your Work Noticed!” In this article, we share a simple way aspiring singers can do just that by venturing into solo acapella singing, and sharing their awesomeness with the … Continue reading How Aspiring Singers can Land Opportunities using Acapella Apps

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Meet Sally Kenneth Dadzie: NWA Fiction Writer of the Year 2017 and OkadaBooks Best Selling Author

People often wonder whether success in life is truly earned or happens by chance, and whether accolades are won by luck or truly deserved. However, just one encounter with Sally Kenneth Dadzie in person or through her writings settles the debate, as it gets crystal clear that Sally is a genius indeed, waiting to be more recognised and rewarded. Furthermore, when you consider the fact that … Continue reading Meet Sally Kenneth Dadzie: NWA Fiction Writer of the Year 2017 and OkadaBooks Best Selling Author

Quote: Turning Passion to Vocation

“… where your talent and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation” Aristotle Aristotle once said, “where your talent and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation”. In other words, the journey towards turning your passion or talent to a profitable vocation begins from identifying where your passion meets the world’s needs, especially your immediate community! However, discovering your … Continue reading Quote: Turning Passion to Vocation

SUNDAY POST: Of Nigerians and ‘Unchristian’ Public Prayers

An esteemed schoolmate recently narrated on his Facebook wall, this hilarious account of how he had chanted a loud “Eeeeriiiiiiiiii wooooooo yaaaaaa!”*¹ when summoned to give closing prayers at a public meeting, and how he had been hushed and quickly replaced with someone else… Rib-cracking account! I laughed because I could imagine the Christian women in the gathering clutching their breasts, snapping their fingers, stamping … Continue reading SUNDAY POST: Of Nigerians and ‘Unchristian’ Public Prayers

TRUE STORY: Lam Chris and a Determination to Win – Afeso Akanbi

The story of 22-year-old Iroegbulam Chidubem, popularly known as Lam Chris by friends, a youngling who hails from the eastern Nigerian State of Imo, is not only inspiring because of his humble beginning and touching story: it is kicky and worth telling because of his sheer determination to win, a decision he took at a fairly young age… And from the questions he has been … Continue reading TRUE STORY: Lam Chris and a Determination to Win – Afeso Akanbi

LEARN AFRICA – Borno not half as bad as media painted – Nigeria’s Biggest Food Critic, Opeyemi Famakin

There’s money in Borno. Money that makes the money of old Ikoyi look poor. Opeyemi Famakin So, we’ve been following the exciting world of the foremost food and wine critic in Nigeria, Opeyemi Famakin, also popularly known as the Commissioner for Enjoyment, as he tours locations in Nigeria, giving exciting reports and reviews of the various cultures and lifestyle of indigenes, as depicted by their … Continue reading LEARN AFRICA – Borno not half as bad as media painted – Nigeria’s Biggest Food Critic, Opeyemi Famakin

“Aunty, I only came to say thank you…” How rejection became my motivation – Bankole Williams

A few years back, after chasing a particular client for business, I finally got the chance to go through the selection process. I aced the pitches and was selected to run a training for them. Finally, the door into this bank had opened for me. This testimony was grand; as I had sought the opportunity to work with them for over 3 years. A few … Continue reading “Aunty, I only came to say thank you…” How rejection became my motivation – Bankole Williams

No Left Over Restaurant adds MOINBURG, 3 other products to menu this August

It’s good news for food lovers in Lagos, Abuja and environs as No Left Overs CEO, Mrs Ayodeji Megbope unveils MOINBURG, the latest ‘yumilicious’ addition to their menu, while also announcing the impending launch of three additional products over the weekend. Quoting Mrs Megbope, “… my heart was set to create new products from our signature brand. I needed a ‘divine’ and healthy concept that … Continue reading No Left Over Restaurant adds MOINBURG, 3 other products to menu this August

Basic Principles and Lessons from the Eagle in the Storm – Afolabi Oyewunmi

Eagles deal differently with an approaching storm than other birds; instead of flying away from the storm. An eagle will perch on its nest until it feels the first rain drops. The eagle has no ability to stop the storm, but has the ability to fly above the storm. The way eagles fly in the storms is totally different from the way all other birds … Continue reading Basic Principles and Lessons from the Eagle in the Storm – Afolabi Oyewunmi

African Stories: Ososo, an Oasis – A documentary by Doppler Films

In April 2021, we received an invitation to join Alfred Peters, a technocrat and native of Ososo, in an expedition to the land of Ososo, a scenic town of streams and rocks caught in-between the beautiful undulating Somorika hills of Akoko-Edo LGA of Edo State, Nigeria. In this documentary, we relate our experience. – Afeso Akanbi (Writer&Documentary Filmmaker)Doppler Effect FilmsAn Alumnus Of The South Gate … Continue reading African Stories: Ososo, an Oasis – A documentary by Doppler Films

Pediatrics Memoir – A true life story by Oyepeju Abioye MB, BS

Featured Image Credit Photo by Amina Filkins from Pexels ‘Consciously and consistently strive to make your patients feel that they matter. Then you will realize that you matter too- and the exploding galaxies and dying suns will, for a moment, be eclipsed.’² My eyes trailed the lady, as she walked in.She couldn’t have been a day over 24. The sadness in her eyes bestowed upon … Continue reading Pediatrics Memoir – A true life story by Oyepeju Abioye MB, BS