Talent Alone Will Never Be Enough

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” — Vincent Van Gogh Creativity defines the human species — it underpins our favourite technology, music, arts and every other tool or product we use everyday. The human mind is naturally creative, constantly looking to make associations

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MEET 10 Nigerian Fashion Designers ROCKING the industry.

The Nigerian culture, especially  in terms of clothing has adopted the beautiful styles and desgin set by these fashion kings and queens who have been able to portray our culture without smothering it with the western fashion, but bringing out  its own strong voice through their designs. Below are our top ten Nigerian fashion designers

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The Menace of Child Trafficking and Rape in Nigeria

  The United Nations Children Emergency Fund believes Children and women are the most trafficked demographic strata of the people in Africa and Nigeria in particular. Children are recruited with promises of well-paid jobs in urban centres within and abroad, the country realising too late that they have been lured into a debt bond. Though

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JOURNAL OF A STUDENT MOTHER: EPISODE 12

I MISS SCHOOL Spending three weeks at home on a holiday one didn’t prepare for is something a student don’t come by always. Favorable to several students, and displeasing to a handful. I stand between both, enjoying the days while agitating for resumption, for reason(s) mentioned in the last episode. Now, school is set to

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JOURNAL OF A STUDENT MOTHER: EPISODE 7

What should I do if I have no one to care for my child and I want to go to the university? “What happens when the woman seeking education does not have a living mother to stand in for her when she is away and especially when the mother of the husband is also late? What happens

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EPISDOE 1: LOVE LIKE OURS

“Tiwa stepped out of the room and dashed into the kitchen. The door flew open and she met Femi already there, waiting. “Tiwa” he solemnly called “where is my breakfast?”  Without answering, Tiwa turned back and dashed into the store to get some foodstuff. “And you know I would be going to work this morning?

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NIGERIANS AND OUR PENCHANT FOR INANITIES

Our Nigeria is like an Indian rubber. A little causes to swell while a lot will not burst it. This make-up is what makes Nigeria intriguing and keeps the outside world on tenterhooks, our seeming proclivity for misplacement of priority and predilection for absurdity leave people in saner climes gasping for breathe. A friend of mine has derisive catchphrase in capturing the

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THE PARALYMPIANS THAT MADE NIGERIA PROUD

It was an unexpected outstanding performance in Rio, Brazil as the Nigeria Paralympian team did what the able body could not do as they top other Africa countries on Gold medal ranking at the just concluded 2016 Paralympic Games. Nigeria came 17th on the medal table with the collection of eight gold, two silver and

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IBUKUN AWOSIKA: LESSONS FROM A LEGENDARY ENTREPRENEUR

“The generation of our fathers have been entrepreneurs for so long.” – Ibukun Awosika Mrs. Awosika started her entrepreneurship calling with the carpentry industry selling just hand made furniture then, however she has always dreamt of working in a bank, maybe as a banker or otherwise. Unfortunately, she graduated as a chemical engineer from the

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11 African Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the Business Landscape

Africa is not a country. It is a continent bursting with jewels and ingenuity. Boasting several countries with the fastest growing global economies, the Sub-Saharan African region is a vast business ecosystem, with gems hidden under rough terrains. For the creative entrepreneurs I had the pleasure of interviewing, the secret lies in the digging. Here

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