Archive for September, 2016

5 Minutes With Tunde Leye, Author, Guardians Of The Seal

Sunday 25th September 2016, writer and blogger Tunde Leye launched his novel, Guardians of the Seal, and social media has been abuzz since.

I interviewed him for Connect Nigeria’s “5 Minutes With…” and I think every aspiring writer can learn a thing or two. Continue reading…

10 Interesting Things About Kemi Adetiba

Right now she has us on the edge of our seats— us being movie lovers who cannot wait for the November release of her latest movie, The Wedding Party, starring Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ireti Doyle, Shola Shobowale, Adesua Etomi, Banky W, Beverly Naya, Frank Donga, and Ali Baba amongst others.  And this in addition to the fact that we were already eagerly anticipating her documentary series, King Women, previews of which had us clapping, sighing and tearing up! Read more…

 

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before That Job Interview

The sheer volume of advice on interviews would be overwhelming if it weren’t such a good thing — everything that puts you in good stead helps — and you’ve probably read it all over the years. The thing is that there’s so much out there it can be difficult to remember everything. Here’s a quick checklist you can use a day before your interview. Continue reading…

10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Business

Business can be a little slow sometimes, as every entrepreneur knows. Wondering what you can do to get things moving again? Here are 10 options I have learnt from observing several brands:

1. Promo! Promo!! Promo!!!
People love promos, and why not? The idea of getting a special deal is appealing. There are many kinds of promos you can use to draw in customers. You can offer discounts off some of your goods and services for a period, or you can find some of your less expensive products and offer two for the price of one for a limited time. You can also let potential customers know they’ll be getting a nice little gift when they buy a certain product. Sure you’ll be investing some money, but you’ll get your product in the hands of someone who will love it and tell others. Certainly worth it! Read more…

Why Money Causes So Much Friction In Marriage

We know that marrying a dreamer who enjoys talking big without corresponding action, or who counts his chicks before they are hatched, is setting oneself up for a marriage fraught with disappointment and frustration. However, while it is true that not having enough money can and does put strain on a marriage, money issues in this honourable institution go way beyond that. Read more…

10 Questions For 2015 World Scrabble Champion Wellington Jighere

Last year, professional scrabble player Wellington Jighere made Nigeria and Africa proud when he became the first African to win the World Scrabble Championship, defeating England’s Lewis MacKay in 4 straight wins. I had 10 questions for the talented scrabble player. Continue reading…

4 Tips For Helping Your Teen Deal With Infatuation

The thing you feared most has happened! Your teenager is “in love”!

Relax; it’s not the end of the world. You may remember your own teen days and all the things you got up to, and be tempted to give in to panic. Don’t; you need your wits about you. Here are 4 tips that can help.

One Simple Way To Boost Your Career Every Day

For a long time, I thought I had read about pretty much everything successful people did daily, from using a to-do list and eating a healthy breakfast, to exercising and reading every single day. I didn’t realise there was one important thing that was not just career changing, but also life-changing —recording your wins every day! I eventually came across the concept in the form of the success log. Continue reading…

5 Things Everyone Can Learn From Mo Abudu

Yes, it’s not just entrepreneurs who can learn a thing or two from Mo Abudu. Everyone, including career people and stay-at-home parents, can learn valuable lessons from the life of this remarkable woman who turned 52 on the 11th of September 2016.

My favourite?

A CEO is not groomed in one day: I recently saw a joke about people adding “CEO” to their LinkedIn profile as soon as they start a blog. Many are eager to be CEOs and while that is not a bad thing, work experience is always a good idea. Read more…

7 Things Parenting A Preemie Has Taught Me

When I unexpectedly went into labour at 34 weeks plus, I didn’t know what to expect. I couldn’t listen to nurses who told me that as preterm births go, this was “not that bad.”

If caring for a newborn is daunting, caring for a baby born before term is downright scary. We were first-time parents and neither of us had ever taken care of a newborn before; now we would have to care for a baby who was supposed to still be inside the womb?

We survived, and we learnt a few things that may help anyone who has to deal with this. Continue reading…