Reading has the power to change lives. It is one medium by which we listen to people we’ve never met and may never meet, learn from them, gain insight into others’ experiences and travel the world without whipping out a passport. Here are 20 quotes from people who have experienced the power and pleasure of reading.
On the second edition of Career of the Week, Eloho Onwah who studied accounting and now works as an Investment Research Analyst talked to me about the best decision she’s made in her career, the books that have impacted her life, the power of mentoring, and more. Read the insightful interview HERE.
Osasu Paul-Azino is the coordinator of the Pastor Bimbo Odukoya Foundation which was founded in 2005 after the passing of the beloved Pastor Bimbo Odukoya. She talks to me about the mission of PBOF, how you can help, and her motivation for what she does in this interview.
Over the weekend, I was discussing with a group of Christian wives about the chief goal of “wifehood” and “husbandhood” and we worked our way through to a conclusion that we could all agree on. Read more…
The story of the event planning industry in Nigeria cannot be told without mentioning Yewande Zaccheaus and her company, Eventful Limited, which she started in October 2002, at a time when the idea of event planning as a profitable venture was strange to Nigerians. Here are 5 business lessons aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from the professional life of this pioneer:
- Work experience really does help. Working in a structured environment for a while before setting up your business affords you the opportunity to acquire certain skills and gain advantages you may not have had otherwise, and this is evident to anyone who is familiar with the professional life of Yewande Zaccheaus. Her experience and achievements during her working years enhanced her professional life and gave her unquantifiable leverage when she eventually decided to become an entrepreneur.
How much do you know about careers and how you can find your place using your own skills and talents?
On the first edition of Career of the Week, I interviewed Tokunbo (also known as olatoxic) who has a degree in Creative Arts from the University of Lagos. He handles publications and photography out of the Public Affairs section of the United States Embassy in Nigeria. Read his enlightening interview HERE.
There are certain things that only fans of Ireti Doyle can fully relate to, the latest of which includes the way our hearts thrilled to hear her say, “I’m not about to let the Cokers poison my guests” and later watch her raise her eyebrows at the wedding planner who was naïve enough to suggest the Onwukas and the Cokers dance in together. How we’ve watched the trailer of The Wedding Party over and over and cannot wait for the movie to be released already!
Ireti Doyle, who turns 50 next year, is pure class, and she is also a director’s delight; her interpretation of her roles is always superb. Hardworking, beautiful and intelligent, with two decades of TV and film experience under her belt, it is not surprising that she is admired and respected by many. Here are just 10 memories that make her fans smile, sigh and chuckle. Continue reading…