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So You Think You Can Blog? Register for The Future Awards New Media Business Master Class with Linda Ikeji, Japeth Omojuwa, Noble Igwe, Chude Jideonwo & Others – July 25th 2012



Linda Ikeji

As part of the pre-awards activities for its Season 7, The Future Awards Central Working Committee has announced The Online Media Business MasterClass for July 25 in Lagos, Nigeria. The MasterClass is for young people who want to run online media businesses in Nigeria and are looking for practical steps and guidelines.

“With success models like BellaNaija, LindaIkeji, YNaija, and others, young people are now taken in by the power of new media to influence conversations, drive agendas, inform, and entertain at the same time,” says Chude Jideonwo, who is executive director of The Future Project. “A passionate set of bloggers and young people who seek to build a career in social media have since emerged; what they need now are the skills required to build a reputable – and most importantly, profitable – new media brand.”

Themed ‘So you think you can blog?’, the full day interactive session will feature the facilitators sharing knowledge and information about running a media business in Nigeria; emphasising the opportunities, challenges, and strategies; especially in the peculiar Nigerian environment.

The training scheduled for July 25 in Lagos, is set to be a memorable experience for bloggers and new media entrepreneurs as the facilitators constitute some of Nigeria’s finest, influential, online personalities.

Chude Jideonwo

Facilitators at the MasterClass are Linda Ikeji (Creator and Editor, Linda Ikeji Blog), Chude Jideonwo (Editor, Y!/, Noble Igwe (Publisher,, Cheta Nwanze (Chief Information Officer, DailyTimes), Japheth Omojuwa (Editor, and Ediong Umoh (Curator, NigeriaNewsDesk), who will share how NigeriaNewsDesk became the fastest breaking news service in Nigeria from its base in Calabar.

Topics to be treated include The Talent for Blogging, How to Drive Your Numbers, Building an Online Personality, Location is Irrelevant, Getting Your Technology Right, and Standards Still Matter.

The Future Awards Online Business MasterClass holds on July 25 at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos with a registration fee of N2,500.

Interested participants should visit to register or call 08022226712.

The MasterClass is organised as part of The Future Enterprise Support Scheme (TF-ESS); a platform designed to equip young people with adequate Business and Creative skills to succeed in their chosen area of profession. TF-ESS is one of the programmes of The Future Project.


Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. LPS

    July 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

  2. jennifer

    July 13, 2012 at 10:27 am

    its a nice concept, but i think N2500 is a little bit on the high side..unless u want just few people to grab the opportunity tho

  3. yummymummy

    July 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

    So you think you can blog? that topic sounds cheap and looks like an avenue to make quick money…I suppose it could have been given a more serious topic in like ” Strategic approach to blogging” or ” introduction to e-business” then discuss how to get surfers attention to your website/blog>>I studied e-business at the university here in the U.K,so I have a vast knowledge of this.

    good job though! i think N2,500 is not too much for acquiring knowledge,moreless like moneyyou could spend for lunch.

  4. Abs

    July 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Ok first time of hearing about YNaija! Lemme check it out. So into Nigerian blogs. 🙂

  5. @ajiriavae

    July 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

    How ca 2500 be too high? Is it not knowledge that can change your game? Come on!!!

  6. utsu christabel

    July 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    For d first time I heard about it I was inspired

  7. Mana

    July 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Why am I still living in Germany? Days like this I wish I could live in Lagos, to take part of this Event. I have to get informations from the internet, so sad 🙁

  8. Tobechidaniel

    July 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Never miss an opportunity to make a buck off people.

  9. Princess of Zion

    July 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Very interesting and inspiring!! N2500 is not a bad price at all. Expected it to be much more, if I’m honest! Hope it will bless the attendees! Those who have big dreams and visions, endeavour to stay faithful to your dream.

    How to keep the faith while waiting on Him; my personal testimony. God bless you all.

  10. Anon

    July 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm


    Good point. You know we like to copy, so you think you can dance, so you think you can blog. I like the title, Strategic Approach to blogging”.

  11. Gabriel Ige

    July 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Hahahaha why should i pay N2,500 to learn how to blog when if you do a quick Google search of the term blog you will be bombarded with so much information u simply will not know what to do with it. All these bloggers make so much from their adverts that i feel that if they want to open an avenue for new bloggers to convey, discuss ideas & network it should be free that way more traffic to their individual blogs. I like my blog the way it is i got Etisalat to advertise with me without paying a dime to anybody for anything in fact i am using this medium to say that if you want to improve your blog contact me & i will do it for you for FREE.

    Check out my blog & drop comments for me

  12. 2k Daily Online Biz

    July 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Great Initiative, it’ll help a lot of youths learn from the Masters.

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