- Be yourself
- Never stop learning
- Never let your gender hold you back – things are a lot friendlier towards women in the IT industry now, so use it to your advantage.
- Don’t forget yourself – take time off, exercise, do your hair, look good and relax.
- Listen then sieve – listening to advice is polite, but it does not mean you have to take all the advice you receive. Sieve out what is not beneficial. Focus on what will advance you towards your career goals.
- Make YOU happy – in every situation, focus on doing things that will give you joy, because at the end of the day, only you live inside your skin (except the times you are pregnant :D). Do what wont make you sad, bitter or angry with yourself later.
- Focus – focus on achieving your academic goals. Romance will come later, trust me.
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Being A Changemaker is a meetup that celebrates the power of people and the resources available to individuals in Lagos to do something that effects change in their own lives, this city and country and eventually the continent of Africa. Unemployment is on the rise and young people in secondary schools and universities need a plan. We will meet to network and chat about the power of the volunteer, the power of the collaborator, and the power of the creator. Participants will be broken up into various groups that will focus on making an idea a reality by collaboration, team work and creativity.The panel was being hosted by Shola Ajayi of UR4Africa, an initiative that
What was my Good Deed for the day? Well, I might have missed it again this year, if not because Abosede (Who I fondly call "The Boss") asked that I come along so I can help stream the session live on Facebook. I agreed. I'm not skilled as a cameraman, and I had power and internet speed issues, but I tried my best. You can view their videos here. The whole event took place at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island. The setting and decor was beautiful - I was too busy to take a lot of pictures, but I did jam my friend Mary Job there and we took a selfie. I also saw some old friends, some that I had not seen for a decade. All in all, I had a beautiful time, and look forward to attending more Social Media Weeks in future.teaches content creation and produces unique, educational, content about Africa in collaboration with youths and women to inspire the masses.Everybody has a story to tell.
The Month of November was made magical by the sermons I heard at church. It was as if the pastors used a set of binoculars to scan through the crowd in church, then focus on me, and then tuned into what I needed to hear the most.
At Daystar Christian Centre, every month we explore the scriptures based on themes, or series. These series are broken down every week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, and in November we tackled ‘Think Like a CEO’. The had pastor, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, usually takes the lead, while other pastors also share the word.
I was really touched by this month’s sermons, so much so that I shared some keypoints on Instagram and even Twitter. One of my cousins took note, and asked if I could buy him the CD of the whole series. I replied, “why not?” and told him I would. Little did I know I how much trouble it would cost.
Getting a copy of the CD proved a herculean task, because I had to go back to the stores four times before I could finally get one. I even went there twice during working hours.
I will be dropping it off with his mum so she can ‘ship’ it to him soonest. I already sent him a picture of the CD in my hand, and he can’t wait to have it.
Putting a smile on his face and helping him get access to the messages was worth it.
They wanted to cook and host the alumni meeting at the house, and needed permission to do so. They also wanted the food to be memorable. I listened as they discussed the menu, and it included cole slaw.
Now cole slaw in Nigeria is boring. Most usually it's chopped up cabbage leaves and carrots with cucumber and lots of mayo slathered on it. I just had to suggest something more creative.
Why not use a juliene peeler this time? I asked. It would definitely give a new twist to the normal salad recipe. They did not understand what I meant, so I went on Pinterest and found a few pics to show them. They got excited before they realized they didn't have the peeler at home.
I have been looking for a good deed to do for a while now so I told them not to worry. I went online and ordered one each for them. I took it to them when it arrived, and demonstrated how to use it. They were extremely grateful and happy.
The food was a success and I was glad I had a good deed 'under my belt'.