Archive for October, 2016

5 Fun Ways To Teach Your Child Through Play

Teachers attest to the fact that when children spend too much time playing or watching TV, it creates windows for unlearning, and may also cause a child to start losing concentration in class as his mind repeatedly drifts off to playful thoughts.

Does this mean children should have little or no play? I think not; all work and no play still makes Jack a dull boy, last time I checked. However, parents can help their young ones by varying their play activities, and also by engaging in the kind of play that includes learning. Here are some tried and tested edutaining activities. Continue reading…

Career Of The Week – Eromo Egbejule, Journalist

Eromo Egbejule is a journalist whose first degree is in Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering with a specialization in Structures & Environment. He has a couple of diplomas in communication and financial journalism, and has just started a Master’s in Communication, PR & Advertising. We talked about careers, choices, and misconceptions about a journalism career HERE.

6 Reasons Why Funke Akindele Is Exceptional

It’s been nearly 10 years since Jenifa bounced into the hearts of Nigerians in that first movie, which birthed a sequel and more recently a TV series that still has fans in stitches. Funke Akindele, the woman behind the character in more ways than one, is a woman of many parts. Here are 6 reasons why this skilled actress, screenwriter, producer and director is simply exceptional. Continue reading…

Are You Making The Same Mistakes In Your Relationships?

If your life seems to be an endless string of failed relationships, you should take time out to reflect.

One of the first things I learnt about getting life back on track post-breakup is accessing the relationship honestly.

When the therapeutic crying’s done and the healing the tubs of ice-cream have been consumed, there should be that time of introspection where you go over that relationship and ask yourself important questions. What good came out of it? What were the mistakes? Neglecting to do this means that the chances of making the exact same mistakes over and over in each relationship you enter remain high. Continue reading…

5 Tips For Parenting When Mum And Dad Work

At a seminar I attended years ago when I was a single woman, a speaker told a story to buttress the point she was making about work-life balance that stayed with me.

A little girl whose mother had just started a demanding job was having a hard time adjusting. Before she woke up in the morning, her mum was gone, and she was usually in bed by the time her mum returned. One day, she left a note for her mother before going to bed. It read simply, “Mummy, long time o.”

The woman resigned that month, and who can blame her? Things are even more challenging in homes where both parents work and kids come home to caregivers with whom they spend most of their waking hours. What can working parents do to raise healthy, well-adjusted children? Read more…

20 Interesting Quotes on the Power and Pleasure of Reading

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.

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Career of the Week – Eloho Onwah, Investment Research Analyst

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.

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10 Questions for Osasu Paul-Azino, Coordinator, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya Foundation

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.

Do You Remember Why You Got Married?

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…

5 Business Lessons From Eventful Founder, Yewande Zaccheaus

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:

  1. 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.

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