Tagged ‘Gbenga Awomodu’

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Beyond a Fulfilling Banking Career, Nimi Akinkugbe, Founder & CEO of Bestman Games, takes her Personal Finance Message across Africa

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Beyond a Fulfilling Banking Career, Nimi Akinkugbe, Founder & CEO of Bestman Games, takes her Personal Finance Message across Africa

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Nimi Akinkugbe was born in Port Harcourt and lived in Lagos until she was 7 years old when her family moved to East Africa where her late father Mr. F.I. Ajumogobia was UNESCO Chief of Mission. She grew up in …

On Becoming a Man: Short Notes to the Multi-Talented – Part 2

On Becoming a Man: Short Notes to the Multi-Talented – Part 2

Friday, November 30th, 2012

“The only prudence in life is concentration.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Time flies! It is already the last of day November 2012 – a great time to be alive. It is also that time of the month when credit… alerts

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Event Planner Extraordinaire & CEO of Zapphaire Events, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe Talks to BN about the Business, Family & Much More!

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Event Planner Extraordinaire & CEO of Zapphaire Events, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe Talks to BN about the Business, Family & Much More!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Over the last ten years, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe has become a household name alongside Zapphaire Events, her flagship events consulting, planning, marketing and management company which she started after stints in Law and Advertising. Fresh out of Law school in …

On Becoming a Man: What Makes a Man a Man?

On Becoming a Man: What Makes a Man a Man?

Friday, November 9th, 2012

“Men are scarce”. “A good man is hard to find!” That is the noise in the global neighbourhood.
So today, I ask the simple question. What makes a man a man?
Is it the broadness of his chest, the six-pack…

On Becoming a Man: Just Before Dusk!

On Becoming a Man: Just Before Dusk!

Friday, October 26th, 2012

“The bad news is: time flies. The good news is: you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler
Just before dusk, you arrived. You came, and you saw. You saw hell on this brown dust. The world is a battlefield, whether you

On Becoming a Man: The Invisible Monster

On Becoming a Man: The Invisible Monster

Friday, October 19th, 2012

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” ― Carrie Fisher
A young man came to me distraught, heads-bowed in silence. He had traversed the city, been to many places, attempted many things, met many

On Becoming a Man: You and the “Spiri-auditors”

On Becoming a Man: You and the “Spiri-auditors”

Friday, September 28th, 2012

“Spiri… what?”
Yes, I coined that. And, this is about you.
You have been searching for meaning and asking yourself questions, upon questions.
You believe in the all-knowing, ever-present, omnipresent, can-do-all-things supernatural being that rules the affairs of men. But,…

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Know Your BudgIT! Team Lead, Seun Onigbinde talks about His Start-up’s Efforts to Make Sense of Government Budgets for Everyone

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Know Your BudgIT! Team Lead, Seun Onigbinde talks about His Start-up’s Efforts to Make Sense of Government Budgets for Everyone

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The Nigerian government has come under fire at various levels, on several occasions, in the wake of controversial socio-economic policy decisions and a persistent gap in effective communication between the goverment and the governed. Budget planning, allocation and implementation consitute …

On Becoming a Man: Questions. Just Questions!

On Becoming a Man: Questions. Just Questions!

Friday, September 14th, 2012

“At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.” – Leo Babauta
Questions are everywhere – on the streets, in the malls, in classrooms, in homes and even

BN Making It!: Beauty, Brains & Business! A Day in the Life of Ruth Obih – Lawyer, Serial Entrepreneur & CEO of 3Invest Ltd

BN Making It!: Beauty, Brains & Business! A Day in the Life of Ruth Obih – Lawyer, Serial Entrepreneur & CEO of 3Invest Ltd

Friday, September 7th, 2012

When Ruth Obih was denied a visa to travel to the UK for a Masters degree in Oil & Gas Law, her life was being redirected for greatness through another path. She would later pass the British test to practice …

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Gaming & African Narratives – Maliyo Games co-founder, Hugo Obi talks to BN about his technology start-up’s themed browser games

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Gaming & African Narratives – Maliyo Games co-founder, Hugo Obi talks to BN about his technology start-up’s themed browser games

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Nigerian online gaming start-up, MALIYO Games,  is being built around creating fun out of otherwise mundane everyday experiences. “Okada Ride”, “Kidnapped”, “Aboki”, “Football Goalie”, and “Mosquito Smasher” are some of the various casual browser games being developed by the …

On Becoming a Man: On the Bus – In Search of Some Quiet

On Becoming a Man: On the Bus – In Search of Some Quiet

Friday, August 31st, 2012

“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.” – Joss Whedon…
Everyone is looking for relevance, and more relevance. That is your

On Becoming a Man: I Am Not A Motivational Speaker!

On Becoming a Man: I Am Not A Motivational Speaker!

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Wow! This is the 17th post in the OBM Series!! Just to think that this started out as short random musings published at irregular intervals. Special thanks to you all who read them and also make insightful comments. I am…

Rising Photographer Bayo Omoboriowo talks to BN about His Passion for Documentary Photography and Nigeria

Rising Photographer Bayo Omoboriowo talks to BN about His Passion for Documentary Photography and Nigeria

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Born on 13 May 1987, Bayo Omoboriowo is a freelance photographer and photo artiste with special interest in street and documentary photography. His works have appeared on BellaNaija.com – Africa’s foremost fashion, entertainment and lifestyle website, YNaija, ThisDay and in …

The Benue Notes: Where We Are – Updates on the Nongov Primary Health Centre Project

The Benue Notes: Where We Are – Updates on the Nongov Primary Health Centre Project

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

What the Nongov Community Primary Health Centre should look like on Completion
It has been a while since I wrote about the Nongov Project here on BellaNaija and I thought to give a summary of updates since the last time.…

On Becoming a Man: Let’s Talk about the Rainbow!

On Becoming a Man: Let’s Talk about the Rainbow!

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” ― Charles Chaplin
It has been several weeks of rain and shine here in Makurdi. When the first rains came few months ago, one felt relief – a reassurance that the

BN Book Review: “The Dignity of Manhood” by Gbile Akanni

BN Book Review: “The Dignity of Manhood” by Gbile Akanni

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The twenty-first century has seen modifications in the roles of men and women in the society, and particularly in the marital union. Education of the girl child and the availability of numerous socio-economic development opportunities for young women have seen…

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: iROK, iROKO, iROKING! Meet Jason Njoku – Multimillionaire CEO of iROKO Partners – Distributing Nigerian Movies to the Ends of the Earth

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: iROK, iROKO, iROKING! Meet Jason Njoku – Multimillionaire CEO of iROKO Partners – Distributing Nigerian Movies to the Ends of the Earth

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Over the years, BellaNaija has interviewed and profiled a select group of African entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, activists and advocates. The positive reaction to these features has been amazing. We have decided to brand these profiles and interviews as BN Trailblazers …

On Becoming a Man: Short Notes to the Multi-Talented – Part 1

On Becoming a Man: Short Notes to the Multi-Talented – Part 1

Friday, July 13th, 2012

“Devoting a little of yourself to everything means committing a great deal of yourself to nothing.” – Michael LeBoef…
Are you one of us – the multi-talented, multi-gifted, able-to-do-many-things? Anyway, I think you know where we are headed today. Let’s

Asa’s “Ore”: A Narrative Lyrical Analysis

Asa’s “Ore”: A Narrative Lyrical Analysis

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Today, we do a quick x-ray of Asa’s “Ore”, from Beautiful Imperfection, her 2010 album. It’s a satire on friendship between female counterparts – how common vices like gossip and disloyalty can mix with adulterous tendencies to form an explosive…

On Becoming a Man: Just. One. More. Push!

On Becoming a Man: Just. One. More. Push!

Friday, June 29th, 2012

It’s the 181st day of the year and most of us are due for a mid-year review. It is time to check the books and get weighed on different scales – career, family, faith, health, relationships, business, finance and investment.…

On Becoming a Man: The Fundraiser’s Diary – Part II

On Becoming a Man: The Fundraiser’s Diary – Part II

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Here is a short follow-up on an earlier post I made several weeks back. In case you missed the first one, here is the link: On Becoming a Man – The Fundraiser’s Diary. Here are some additional observations and lessons …

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Meet Gossy Ukanwoke – President, Beni American University

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Meet Gossy Ukanwoke – President, Beni American University

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Every year more than a million candidates seek admission into Nigerian tertiary institutions. Usually, less than 40% of this population get admitted. The situation is further compounded by the limited accommodation and physical teaching facilities in the universities. However, with …

The Benue Notes: 14 Year Old Kenger Igba is Dead – Another Reason to Help Build the Nongov Community a Primary Health Centre

The Benue Notes: 14 Year Old Kenger Igba is Dead – Another Reason to Help Build the Nongov Community a Primary Health Centre

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Gbenga Awomodu & the late Kenger Igba
On Monday 28th May 2012, at least two hundred of over three hundred students of Kings Technology Academy, Gbeji Village, Nongov Community, Buruku L.G.A. were on ground to receive exercise books (courtesy Millions4One.org)…

Asa’s “Broda Ole”: A Narrative Lyrical Analysis

Asa’s “Broda Ole”: A Narrative Lyrical Analysis

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Today, we head back to the suburbs – the outskirts of Lagos, maybe. Asa tells the story of a no-nonsense mother whose impressionable child is being wrongly influenced by a notorious neighbour. Ironically on a jolly beat, the narrator sends…