Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
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We need more skills than certificates in Nigeria — Odufuwa

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Engr. Babatunde Odufuwa

Universities and Polytechnics are clearly a key part of all tertiary systems, but the diverse and growing set of a public and private tertiary institutions in every country -nursing schools, research laboratories, distance learning centres and many more institutions that support production of high level capacity necessary for development.

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Social Media Week is a culture

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Obi Asika is a media personality and an entrepreneur. In this interview, he talks about the forthcoming Social Media Week and other issues.

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80% of Nigerian music lack direction— Obus Zalee

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Known today as Obus Zalee, the youngman discovered his gift in the entertainment industry very early and in collaboration with two others, formed a gospel band known as DC Envoys performing songs in Urhobo and pidgin English, besides being members of the Word of Life Bible Church’s Milk and Honey Choir.

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Successful entrepreneurs deserve medals —Shadare

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Call him the undisputed king of event packaging, and you’ll be absolutely right , as Ayoola Shadare the CEO of Inspiro production , a company that’s into Media ,Entertainment and Marketing has for many years been working round the clock to perfect a standard jazz festival for Nigeria.

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How N1000 I borrowed made me a millionaire—Chukwudi Ofoha

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Ibari

If you have been to Owerri, and you have not visited Ibari Ogwa Village, then, you are like the Biblical Moses that was shown the promise land but never entered it. The brain behind the popular hangout that is today described as the entertainment headquarters East of the Niger is Chukwudi Ofoha. He had a very humble beginning but without the N1,000 he borrowed from his mother, Ibari Ogwa Village would probably have remained a mirage. Ofoha narrates the story himself.

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I was influenced by the spirit of Ajegunle —Abbaly

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BY MOSES NOSIKE Johnson Abbaly, CEO, Achievers Consortium International/Multivational Centre, in this interview, reveals how he was influenced by the hard work spirit of Ajegunle where he he was raised. The super motivational speaker recalls his determination to succeed in life despite his poor background and shares  his inspiring  story from grass to grace. Excerpt:

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Going through rigours makes success sweet- Olugbodi

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tunji-olugbodi

My beginning I started as a freelance reporter in The Guardian news paper back then as an under graduate around 1984/85. I was also part of active campus magazine called Sentinel in Ogun state University. That kindled my interest in journalism.

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Talents are not encouraged in Nigeria- Chukwudi David

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Chukwudi David is indeed one of the forces to reckon with in Nigeria’s entertainment industy especially, when it comes to production. The actor cum producer, who produced a video on the story of President Jonathan, in this interview, talks about his upbringing, challenges while producing the video and some other personal issues.

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Wearing dreadlocks stands me out – Odedina

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ordedina-1

My sojourn into marketing communications started more than twenty years ago as a Journalist with the African Concord magazine. I was a proof reader and also a Sports Reporter under Soji Omotunde, the Editor and Lewis Obi, Editor-in-Chief. My friends back at the university like Tunji Olugbodi, Folabi Sorunke were already doing well in Advertising. Then, an opportunity to work with the highly respected Taiwo Alimi in his PR agency came up and I joined him as Media/Marketing Manager.

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My father destroyed a script I wrote for Village Headmaster – X-Adebija

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*Adebija

Gbeng X- Adebija is the Managing Director of Ashton & Layton, a management consultancy based in Nigeria with a growing list of clientswithin and outside Nigeria. As an alumnus of the University of Ilorin, University of London and the Lagos Business School.X- Adebija is also the recipient of numerous local and international awards including the prestigious Brand Excellence Award conferred by the World Brand Congress recently.

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My rise from grass to grace – Chris Ekeh

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I’m Pastor Chris Ndidi Ekeh. I hail from Ngor-Okpala, in Imo State. I was born in Lagos but grew up in Enugu. My father was a cook . He used to cook for the whitemen while we were living in Lagos. We later moved to Enugu where I had my early education. While growing up in Enugu, I joined the Scripture Union as well as the Evangelical Fellowship arm of the Anglican Communion.

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“Training, discipline, ensures success”

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*Esike

Johny Esike was not born with a silver spoon, yet he made a difference in his generation, driving away poverty in his family. The early death of his father was another challenge to his education but in all, he was determined to succeed and prove that the black man is not a dummy. He became a Mechanical Engineer through self struggle. One thing unique about him is that he is very articulate and always committed whenever he wants to achieve anything. Esike has a burning passion to create jobs for the unemployed Nigerian youths.

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I started working at age 15

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*Adebola Williams

Looking at the man he had become, not many would believe that Adebola Williams, currently surrounded with so much paparazzi, has had his own fair share of sufferings, rough times and challenges. But like gold, he refined himself into a fine gentleman filled with uncommon potentials. He is one of the founders of the Future Awards, a platform that celebrates young entrepreneurs, innovative skills and uncommon talent.

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Your perception determines your success in life – Oladipo

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*Oladipo

Siyanbola Oladipo is the Managing Director/CEO Bowill Errands Courier Limited and Gen. Secretary, Association of Nigerian Courier Operators (ANCO). In spite of the challenges of being born in a polygamous family, he has remained focused; keeping the dream of being great within him and that has manifested today.

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I’ve always been an initiator of peace among actors… – Cornel Udofia

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Cornel Udofia

It is not often you come across a publicist who has the title ‘Ambassador’ attached to his name. But then Cornel Udofia, celebrity publicist and events co-ordinator, has managed the biggest names in the industry and that hasn’t happened without having your name writen in gold as Ambassador Udofia’s name has been in several cases. In this chat with Ebirim Juliet, he talks about his life as a publicist, experiences, challenges and successes.

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A man’s destination in life should be strategically chosen – Olusope

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Olukayode  Olusope

Olukayode Olusope isNigeria’s oremost Brands and Communications Strategist with experience spanning over 15 years in frontline Advertising Agencies in Nigeria. In this interview with Olayinka Ajayi , he speaks on how his artistic acumen spur him into brand management and how he intends to impact brand managers and unemployed graduates with the knowledge of strategic brand management which will help in re-branding Nigeria

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My experience in Journalism paves way for me – Olaosebikan

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Kehinde Olaosebikan

Kehinde Olaosebikan is a renown journalist and presently the Chief Consultant of Midas Communication, a formidable reputation management firm based in the Federal Capital territory, Abuja. In this interview with Olayinka Ajayi, he shares the experience of his sojourn into journalism and politics.

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I became an apprentice at 17, says CEO Greenlife Pharmaceuticals

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Obiora Anthony Chukwuka

Dr Obiora Anthony Chukwuka is the Executive Chairman, Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Born on July 18, 1963, the native of Anambra State is the last child and the only male member of a family of seven. His arrival years after hopes of having a male child in the family seemed lost, was seen as a miraculous deed within his immediate society.

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Soyinka is my source of Inspiration – Okusaga

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Bolaji Okusaga, MD Quadrant Company

He is a young, energetic and multi tasking MD of an enviable P.R firm that won the Sabre Awards for African consultancy firm in 2012. He is however, inspired by doing what he loves to do best which is Public Relations. In order to discover himself, he sojourned into diverse fields that ranged from banking to presentation of programmes in broadcasting and then public relations, which gave him the window of opportunity to work with the team that produced the winning campaign strategy for former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo and his running mate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in 2002. In this interview, he speaks on how his thirst for self discovery gave his career a boost. Excerpts.

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Why I dumped Fine Arts for acting, modelling – IK Ogbonna

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IK Ogbonna

He is fondly called “Tattoo boy” or Ik by his friends and fans because of the beautiful artwork which adorns his princely, well built, six-packed frame.He’s not one to be swayed by physical attributes alone because he is a model and actor, events organizer and entrepreneur with interest in several businesses.

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I am a voice for the ordinary people – Amb.Gabari

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*Amb Emmanuel Gabari  won the 2010 Youth Federation for World Peace (YFWP)

He is a selfless, determined, young on-air personality with a difference. He is devoid of pride and superiority over the younger ones, the have-nots and he considers it a duty to assist the needy. From different roles as a radio presenter in Kano State to establishing African Focus for Youth Development (AFFYD), a non governmental

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I learnt team-building from books – Olugbodi

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*Yinka Olugbodi

Following the decadence of the organisational structure and human development in the world, Yinka Olugbodi, a prolific Human Resource Consultant and the CEO of TeamBuilding International, in this interview, speaks on how professionalism and passion for organisational development through team building training, have seen international organisations staff travelling down to Nigeria to be trained by his organisation.

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From prison, I became a human rights activist – Victor Fakunle

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Fakunle...I love people who speak straight and dislike hypocrisy.

His story can be said to be one of the rare stories ever heard. He rose from the walls of prison to become the executive director of Human Right Foundation, an organization that ensures legal attention are given to inmates without violating their rights as inmates.

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I did not plan to be a journalist – Jola Ogunlusi

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*Jola Ogunlusi

Baba Jola Ogunlusi, a veteran journalist, came into journalism by accident and bagged the best investigative reporter of his time with a gift of a brand new Olympia typewriter in 1974. Ogunlusi also rose to become the first national executive secretary of NUJ. He shares his experience in this encounter.

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Why eradicating tropical diseases and making inventors in Nigeria is an urgent task

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Dr.Alphonsus Ekwerike, Nigerian born, American Clinical Researcher and Neuro-endocrinology Professor, the creator of Invention Technology professional courses who discovered the NASA-WISE-IASC index main belt asteroids 2010 TL 78 and CFH 1472 in the US is on a mission of letting an ultimate vision of a new Nigeria come through innovations, eradication of tropical diseases and poverty.

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MTV has changed my living standard — Ehiz

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Take it or you leave it, Super Slim as he is fondly called by fans, is on the verge of climbing to the peak of his entertainment career. The dude who made himself a public figure with the winning of the just concluded MTV VJ Search, is one of the faces to behold especially, when it concerns entertainment.

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I have done a song that will live after me – Jaywon

  /   in Cultivated Man, Music 10:33 pm   /   Comments

Jaywon

To the average music follower in Nigeria, Jaywon needs no introduction. His fans nicknamed him “Oba Onitinko” after he dropped his debut album, Tinko Angel. Also ‘Oluwajuwonlo’ came into the limelight courtesy of that popular song, ‘Fi-Le-Be’ which made Kenny Ogungbe to sign him on. Jaywon, who recently spoke with our reporter IYABO AINA said he has done a song that will live after him.

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IVF babies are normal babies – Dr Ajayi

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Dr Abayomi Ajayi

The world of infertility is full of compassionate people who have dealt with the struggle of infertility with couples on a deep, personal level. They have felt so touched by their experiences and challenges that they have pursued this career path with passion as is the case of Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, Managing Director/Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos.

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My Illiterate father’s success inspired me – Agunmonmen

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Julius-Agunmonmen

It may interest you to know that while some of my mates were born with silver spoon and they had virtually all their academic qualifications in European countries, I grew up as a village boy and I am the last born of many children of Agunmonmen.

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Focus, determination paved way for me – Oluwasona

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Kayode Oluwasona, a frontline advertising practisioner is the MD/CEO of Rosabel Leo Bunett, a renowned integrated marketing communication organisation in Nigeria. In this interview, he shares his experience on how vision and determination paved way for him to the top.

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Breaking out of my father’s nest was not easy – Femi

  /   in Cultivated Man, Music 7:03 pm   /   Comments

Award winning Femi Kuti, eldest son of legendary Afro beat pioneer Fela Kuti, has no doubt carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry. Like his father, his career has shown a strong commitment to social and political causes. A household name in the entertainment scene, Femi needs no introduction.

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I want to change the face of gospel music – Nathaniel Bassey

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Nathaniel Bassey is a multi-talented gospel music artiste whose talents cut across music and comedy. In his early years, he developed an uncommon interest for jazz music and began imitating the music of Charlie Parker, Stan Getz Louis Armstrong, Kirk Whalum and other Jazz celebrities.

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