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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

Livelihood Project – Creatives ‘wade through waters’ for Social Intervention

…the large expanse of water, creeks and swamp were all as beautiful as they were scary …’ Afeso Akanbi Documentary film maker and social activist, Afeso Akanbi was recently seen ‘wading through the waters’ in a quest for social intervention, and of course, in search of a good story. In his words, ‘In a quest to reach out to kids like those at the CRARN … Continue reading Livelihood Project – Creatives ‘wade through waters’ for Social Intervention

Tourism: An Expedition of the beautiful land of Ososo, EDO State Nigeria – Afeso Akanbi

“Caves Of Unremembered Dreams and Lessons From Our Fathers”, will not only show you a town of massive elevations of volcanic origin containing precious stones of varied descriptions; it will also tell you a story of the icons who helped shape Ososo history Continue reading Tourism: An Expedition of the beautiful land of Ososo, EDO State Nigeria – Afeso Akanbi

[WATCH] Her Excellency Opunimi Akinkugbe accompanies Nigerian National Anthem in Athens

Nigerian 61st Independence Celebration – Nigerian Ambassador to Greece, Her Excellency Opunimi Akinkhugbe accompanies beautiful rendition of Nigerian National Anthem by 17-year-old Peace Ebhohon in Athens. Please watch. Continue reading [WATCH] Her Excellency Opunimi Akinkugbe accompanies Nigerian National Anthem in Athens

POETRY: Just A Little Yeast… (Happy Independence Day Nigeria) by Funmi Adebayo

Evil triumphs where good men do nothing! -Edmund Burke When ‘ordinary’ men underrate the power of their ‘little’ contribution, they quit trying. However in Nation Building, little good makes a world of difference… Just… Few good mento buttress the truth Few praying mento stand in the gap… Few upright mento uphold the arm of justice Few hopeful peopleto dream of a brighter tomorrow… Jesus told them still another … Continue reading POETRY: Just A Little Yeast… (Happy Independence Day Nigeria) by Funmi Adebayo

Happy Independence Day Nigeria 🇳🇬

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: They shall prosper that love thee. Psalm 122:6 KJV We rejoice because we believe we shall see and eat the good of this land 🙏 🙌. Happy Independence Day everyone. Long live land of our birth 🇳🇬 Featured image credit – Photo Emmanuel Ikwuegbu from Pexels At MakeADreamNG.com, we tell the stories of professionals and businesses in #Africa. In … Continue reading Happy Independence Day Nigeria 🇳🇬

Lagos Cycling Clubs hold Memorial Ride in honour of Comrade, Dr Afolabi Mabogunje

On Saturday September 15, 2021, Lagos Cycling Clubs and communities turned out en mass to observe a Memorial Ride in honour of their late comrade, Dr. Afolabi Mabogunje, popularly known in the community as Mabogs. Dr. Afolabi Mabogunje, was accosted, robbed and stabbed by hoodlums while waiting for his cycling club members at Shodex gardens, in the early hours of Thursday, September 13. Quoting from … Continue reading Lagos Cycling Clubs hold Memorial Ride in honour of Comrade, Dr Afolabi Mabogunje

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