Career of the Week – Amina Oke, Freelance Writer

Freelance writer Amina Oke has an undergraduate degree in English language from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and a masters’ degree in International Relations from the University of Birmingham, UK. We chatted about freelance writing and the importance of having a niche in this interview.

 

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10 Questions for Uduak Isong-Oguamanam, Filmmaker

Uduak Isong Oguamanam is a talented writer and movie producer. With several screenplays to her name including A Piece of Flesh, Entanglement, Ekaette, Edikan, and Timeless Passion, she also produced the deeply moving Kokomma, the rib-cracking Okon Lagos and its sequel Okon Goes to School, and the riveting ROK series Desperate House Girls, a spin-off of the movie of the same title, all written by her. An alumna of the University of Ibadan where she studied Communication and Arts/Russian Language before proceeding to bag a master’s degree in New Media and Society from the University of Leicester, UK, Uduak Isong Oguamanam also has a diploma in French from Alliance Francaise. I had 10 questions for her. Read the interview HERE.

10 Questions for Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi’s fans may never know when exactly they fell in love with her. Was it in Brave, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, or Falling? Chances are we woke up one day and realized that this beautiful, talented actress born in Imo State to a Yoruba mother and an Esan father, had captured our hearts completely.

I had 10 questions for the star, who won Best Actress in a Drama at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, and has her sights on an Oscar someday. Read the interview HERE.

10 Questions for Mofe Duncan

You always knew Mofe Duncan was going somewhere big. Whether on the cast of Edge of Paradise, modelling on an Airtel billboard, or hosting the Peak Talent Show, his star quality was undeniable. Today, he has no less than 18 movies under his belt, with many more in the works. I had 10 questions for the Sons of the Caliphate actor in this interview.

Career of the Week- Ore Sonola, Maid Whisperer

Self-described maid whisperer Ore Sonola holds a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ilorin, and spent 4 years as a relationship manager with United Bank for Africa before switching to her current career in 2015.

CN: What’s your job description as a maid whisperer?

I work to prevent maid tragedies from happening by creating enlightening resources that will help women all through the process of hiring a maid. My resources are also designed to improve employer-maid relationships and guaranteed to Train maids till they are Transformed and they Thrive. I currently run MAIDforME, a hub where women can find solutions to the everyday issues they encounter with their maids. Read the rest of the interview…

 

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5 Minutes with Betty Abah, Executive Director, CEE-HOPE

It was from Betty Abah that I first heard about schools in Makoko where students struggle because their parents cannot afford the daily school fees of N30 – N50. I interviewed her about CEE-HOPE Nigeria and the work she does amongst the indigent and vulnerable. Read it HERE.

Meet the Boss: Oluwaseun Olarewaju, SoapboxNG

Oluwaseun Olarewaju, an accounting graduate from the University of Abuja, is the Founder/CEO of SoapboxNg, a private label company that manufactures organic skincare products for skincare brands. She talks to me about entrepreneurship in Nigeria, and the private label structure she chose for her company, in this interview.