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21 Questions for Joy Ehonwa, Writer and Editor
I shared about how I started my writing and editing career, life in the freelance world, what I’ve learnt along the way, and more, in this interview with Afoma Umesi. Enjoy!
Career of the Week – Bella Rose Okojie, On Air Personality
Bella Rose Okojie studied Mass Communication at Redeemer’s University, Ogun State, and works as an on-air-personality, amongst other things.
She is currently the host of the morning show on City FM 105.1, having been co-host on The Breakfast Show with Dan Foster on Inspiration FM 92.3 previously. We talked about her media career, future aspirations, and what she does when she’s not making hilarious skits, HERE.
Meet the Boss: Abimbola Adebakin, Advantage Health Africa
Abimbola Adebakin studied Pharmacy and did an MBA, both at the University of Lagos. Currently completing her doctoral research at Cranfield University, she practiced as a pharmacist for a few years, understudying during holidays at Tabade Chemists and post-graduation with M G Ross, a sister company to Bola Chemists. She is a Certified Performance Technologist who has acquired a diversified knowledge base on things to do with organisational designs, thanks to her consulting background in Accenture and also at FITC. An entrepreneur at heart with a can-do spirit, she jumped right into operationalising one of the most remarkable and recognised entrepreneurship development programmes in Africa, when she was head-hunted to work as the Chief Operating Officer of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Currently, Abimbola Adebakin is providing aggregation support services in the pharmaceutical industry, working with small business owners and also key stakeholders. She talked to me about her vision HERE.
Career of the Week – Alheri Bingi, Media Sales Representative
Alheri Bingi holds a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Ilorin, and an A2 French degree from Alliance Francaise. She also has a certification in Business Management and is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). Alheri writes and blogs, and prior to her current role she was a media sales representative at tolet.com.ng, a fashion stylist at Spice TV, and a personal assistant at RM Looks. See our brief chat HERE.
Meet the Boss: Chioma Pamela Nwuruku, Eleanor Des Fleurs
Chioma Pamela Nwuruku studied Electrical & Electronics Engineering in the University of East London for her first degree and attained a second degree in Information and Business Systems Engineering from University of Surrey. In January 2016 she founded a Floral & Gift delivery company, Eleanor Des Fleurs, in Abuja. We chatted about her entrepreneurial journey HERE.
Meet the Boss: Olashile Abayomi, SoupAmarket
Olashile Abayomi studied Political Science at the University of Ado-Ekiti, and has professional certifications in oil and gas and also in HSE (Health, Safety and Environment). An alumni of the Pan Atlantic University where she bagged her professional certification in Entrepreneurial Management, this driven young entrepreneur is the founder of SoupAmarket. She talked to me about running a business and providing solutions in this interview.
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.
5 Minutes with Crystal Chigbu, Executive Director, Irede Foundation
The Irede Foundation, which provides prosthetic limbs and other assistance to poor child amputees aged 0 to 18, also hosts Out on a Limb, a walk to raise awareness about limb loss in children. Executive Director Crystal Chigbu talked to me about Irede Foundation’s mission to give hope to child amputees in this interview.
Meet the Boss, Chidiadi Madumere, Black Purist Media
Chidiadi Madumere is the MD/CEO of Black Purist Media Ltd, a fast growing integrated communications agency in Nigeria. She started her career with EbonyLife TV as the Head Writer for Season 3 of the Naija Diamonds documentary series before moving into full event, TV, stage & film production. Chidiadi, who studied Law at Abia State University, currently sits on the board of directors at Small Business Owners Initiative Limited. I interviewed her last week; read it HERE.