Career

It is very important for any Nigerian that has the opportunity to go to university outside the country to gain some work experience in that country. Let's think back to our ...
 
Or perhaps I should call them “myths” or misconceptions.  I have heard all sorts of reasons from people on why they are a bit hesitant about starting their fashion business.  Some even feel they will crash even before their businesses take off, based on assumptions they have made or discussions ...
A side gig is a means to make extra money on the side apart from your normal source of income like full time employment. If you are already making a good income or/and working at a career you enjoy, then a side gig wouldn’t seem necessary to you.  However if you are like the majority, then here ...
Do you need a mentor to guide you in your area of expertise? Would you like to meet with high level executives? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then you need to register for the Breakfast Roundtable for Young Professionals. Here's your personal invite to meet with ...
Born and raised in Sagamu, Ogun State, Michael Adesanya has been nothing but an extraordinary example to follow. Graduating from Mayflower school, Ikene with nine distinctions and a First Class degree in Chemical Engineering in 2010, Michael has gone on to add being the winner of the 2015 ...
Great!  Glad you’ve taken the first step and decided to take your love for fashion more seriously. But you have no clue how to go about it.  So, we'll start from the very beginning… hopefully these steps will help shape that vision and move you from concept to reality. Oh…P.S... It will not ...
Do you want to stand out in the business world, while tapping from an endless pool of global opportunities? Then, extend the global reach of your recognition by obtaining the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. This designation for management accountants is recognized ...
Attending a networking event may fill you with dread, especially if you’re not a naturally confident person, but in order to push your business or even your own career, it is essential that you harness the skills to communicate and navigate the world of networking to become a success. ...
So, there I was reading other people’s success stories when I came across the story of a young Nigerian-American in the United States with her own fast food franchise. She started working at the franchise as a team member while studying nursing and was already three years into the program when ...
I was in primary school when Lagbaja's 'baby ta ni ko fewa' was the reigning baby boy's anthem. Thanks to Eko 89.75fm, there was always a mini turn up in my house every morning. Dear Lagbaja, wherever you are... You are a legend! In fact, you are my hero. That song was a jam! *shakes tambourine ...
Right from birth we have always had someone who would direct us. Whether in the form of a parent, teacher, sports coach or manager at work. It is inevitable as human beings that we must be led or directed; even our leaders have leaders. A mentor is someone who is where you want to be or ...
Training
Do you know that that Real Estate investment in Nigeria will hit about $14 billion in 2016? Have you noticed the increase in the numbers of big shopping malls, high rise buildings, and luxury estates lately? Do you know it is Facilities Managers who ensure that electricity never goes out in ...
As a human being and then an entrepreneur, you must be an acquirer of knowledge. You’re not allowed to have a hate relationship with reading. You can’t even afford it. Books often contain the world’s best kept secrets and the world's most successful people indulge frequently in this mental ...
On Monday 22nd June 2015, Tiffany Amber Nigeria in partnership with Diamond Woman, held a pitch session at The Wheatbaker, Ikoyi, Lagos to kick start the Women of Vision Mentorship Programme. The pitch session was an avenue to select mentees who will be mentored by the 2014 Tiffany Amber ...
Zambian writer Namwali Serpell has been announced as the winner of the  2015 Caine Prize for African Writing. The announcement was made tonight, 6th of July at the  Bodeleian Libraries in Oxford, United Kingdom. Namwali Serpell won the prize of £10,000 for her story 'The Sack beating 4 other ...
When I was younger, I thought all about getting a job was only to get paid at the end of the month - that everyone just aims to get one that pays better. Who doesn’t like a cool pay cheque? I guess the answer is nil. But come to think of it, why exactly do we seek a job and the first thing ...
Ever wondered why many businesses in Nigeria do not live beyond the founder of the business? I have a number of friends and relatives who ran multi-million naira businesses but when the person who founded the business passed on, so did the business. I know the amount of sweat, effort and ...
Necole Kane - Necole Bitchie
NecoleBitchie.com has come to an end. The gossip site, mainly focused on African-American celebs and stars, started in 2008 and its owner Necole Kane, went on to win many awards and accolades for it - she appeared in Cosmopolitan, BET, etc. Many women, like me, could relate to Necole Bitchie ...
Ok… so you have always wanted to become a fashion designer...for any of the following reasons: You have always loved sketching clothes as soon as you were able to hold a pencil; You used to make clothes for your dolls; You know you have the talent and everyone knows that – they even come to ...
A few weeks ago, the Internet was buzzing with photos of what was tagged the 'Nepaless Iron'. It was very intriguing, and as you can imagine, we wanted to get in behind the story. The 'Nepaless Iron' is actually called the 'Iron Rhino' and is the innovative brain child of a Nigerian Engineer, ...

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