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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Career of the Week – Chinyere Anarado, Facilities Manager

Chinyere Anarado studied Estate Management at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus where she graduated with a Second Class Upper. She is currently Head, Facilities Management Department at Dayola Property & Development Company. We talked about career paths and decisions in this interview

 

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Career of the Week – Bernard Kalu, Documentary Photographer

Bernard Kalu studied Computer Engineering at Enugu State University of Science and Technology, and is presently a documentary photographer with Auxano Photography. We talk about photography and documentaries in this interview.

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Career of the Week – Kelvin Steve-Igbodo, Communication Channels Manager

Kelvin Steve-Igbodo graduated from the University of Benin with a degree in Computer Engineering – a course he discovered quite late that he wasn’t interested in. He is currently the Communication Channels Manager at NBC/Coca-Cola. We chatted about his career HERE.

Career of the Week – Uche Okonkwo, Managing Editor

Uche Okonkwo’s first degree is a B.A. in Education/English from the University of Port Harcourt. After NYSC, she did a bit of volunteering, and then returned to Kachifo Limited, where she had briefly interned earlier. In 2012 she went back to school to study for an MA in Creative Writing at University of Manchester. In 2014, she returned to Kachifo, where she is now managing editor. We chatted about career decisions and the most important skills & qualities an aspiring editor should cultivate HERE.

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Career Of The Week – Toni Anne Uwaifo, Internal Communications Manager

Toni Anne Uwaifo studied linguistics and African languages at the University of Benin and is currently the internal communications and employee engagement manager at Guinness Nig Plc (a Diageo company). This chat with her drove home the importance of being proactive in our careers, and reminded me of what a wonderful gift it is to have a job you enjoy. It was a very inspiring one for me. Click HERE to read it.

 

 

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Career Of The Week – Gbenga Osowe, Office (Operations) Manager

Gbenga Osowe holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Materials Science and Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile –Ife, and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN). He is currently an office manager (the role is also called operations manager) at a tech company.

He talked to me about what the role entails, how a young person can prepare for a career in operations, and more. Read the interview HERE.

 

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