Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Making a Difference in Nigeria

Do you believe that Nigeria can and will be better in the next 30 years? 

I do. In fact, I believe it enough to stake my future on it and move back to Nigeria following graduation. Regardless of the problems that I hear and read about on a daily basis, I believe Nigeria can and will have a very bright future socially and economically. The “can” of the aforementioned statement is about Nigeria’s potential, but the “will” is about leadership and the need of people of all ages to step up to the plate. 

Building a country is a team sport, and building a healthy country takes a huge amount of initiative from the mass population with good leadership at the helm. If you are between 25-35, one great way to meet current AND future leaders of Nigeria is to attend the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) Future Leaders Seminar. 

The NLI Future Leaders Seminar is a 3 day event where Nigerians at home and in the diaspora meet and learn deep lessons of ethical leadership drawn from centuries of writing. You will engage in debate, learn from great peers and mentors, and develop solid friendships. All in 3 days! 

</div></div><div<difivI know it seems like a large promise, but I can guarantee that all those things will happen for you because they did for me and everyone who I have met who has attended. If you are interested, the information to apply is below as well as links to relevant information. 

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Get &#8216;er done! #swbtown #swbloomington

Get ‘er done! #swbtown #swbloomington

Monday, September 30, 2013

yagazieemezi:

SO excited for the new tees by Allen&Fifth!! Ese Aigbogun (not pictured)is the creative genius behind the shirts’ designs and I highly recommend you visit the store to see the rest of them from past seasons.

"Allen & Fifth represents two distinct cultures, Lagos (Allen Avenue) and New York (Fifth Avenue), both fast paced cities with so much life and energy to tap from. My tees are designed to strike a chord of nostalgia and curiosity but more importantly, to enlighten people about what Africa and Africans have to offer."

I have quite a few of her old designs and I simply love the t-shirts because of their simplistic fit and feel. You’d be surprised by how hard it is to buy a t-shit with a brilliant design and durability with none of those annoying three-quarters sleeves and equally annoying 8-shape fit found in the women’s section. Here’s to some awesome clothes that can be worn comfortably by all. 

Models: Sarah Nicole Francois & Steven Onoja

Monday, August 26, 2013
dynamicafrica:

WOMEN’S MONTH ICONIC PHOTOGRAPH: Ken Geiger and William Snyder’s Pulitzer Prize award-winning photograph of the 1992 Summer Olympics Nigerian women’s 4x100m relay team as they react to the scoreboard announcing their bronze medal victory.
Beatrice Utondu, Faith Idehen, Mary Onyali and Christy Opara Thompson won the only bronze medal for Nigeria at the Olympics, with Nigeria taking home a total of four medals from the tournament - all the others being silver.
AUGUST: Highlighting African Women

dynamicafrica:

WOMEN’S MONTH ICONIC PHOTOGRAPH: Ken Geiger and William Snyder’s Pulitzer Prize award-winning photograph of the 1992 Summer Olympics Nigerian women’s 4x100m relay team as they react to the scoreboard announcing their bronze medal victory.

Beatrice Utondu, Faith Idehen, Mary Onyali and Christy Opara Thompson won the only bronze medal for Nigeria at the Olympics, with Nigeria taking home a total of four medals from the tournament - all the others being silver.

AUGUST: Highlighting African Women

(Source: fuckyeahafricanwomen)

Monday, July 1, 2013

dynamicafrica:

As the world keeps Madiba in their thoughts and prayers, wishing him well as he battles with his health, South African newspaper the Mail & Guardian have published a catalog of 13 iconic images in the public life of anti-Apartheid freedom fighter and former South African president Nelson Mandela.

These are 10 of those 13 images, the rest, along with the full captions, can be seen at the M&G website.

Click photos for short captions.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
fastcompany:

Last night, Wendy Davis solidified herself as a hero of women across America when she attempted a 13-hour filibuster that would kill a controversial Texan abortion bill.
In accordance with Texas rules, Davis was required to speak continuously (and on-topic), forbidden to lean against something for support, or take a break to visit the bathroom or eat.
With just two hours left in the senate’s special session—and eleven hours of speaking—Davis’ filibuster was brought to an end after three warnings by Lt. Governer David Dewhurst. However, after considerable stalling by Democrats, and almost continuous applause from supporters in the senate galley, the vote was not completed by the midnight deadline, thus accomplishing the initial objective of Davis’ action.
Here are some leadership lessons to take away from Davis’s big stand:
You can pull yourself up by your bootstraps.
Don’t be swayed. By anything.
Stand up for what you believe in, and don’t back down. 
[Image: Eric Gay | AP images]

Amazing.

fastcompany:

Last night, Wendy Davis solidified herself as a hero of women across America when she attempted a 13-hour filibuster that would kill a controversial Texan abortion bill.

In accordance with Texas rules, Davis was required to speak continuously (and on-topic), forbidden to lean against something for support, or take a break to visit the bathroom or eat.

With just two hours left in the senate’s special session—and eleven hours of speaking—Davis’ filibuster was brought to an end after three warnings by Lt. Governer David Dewhurst. However, after considerable stalling by Democrats, and almost continuous applause from supporters in the senate galley, the vote was not completed by the midnight deadline, thus accomplishing the initial objective of Davis’ action.

Here are some leadership lessons to take away from Davis’s big stand:

  • You can pull yourself up by your bootstraps.
  • Don’t be swayed. By anything.
  • Stand up for what you believe in, and don’t back down. 

[Image: Eric Gay | AP images]

Amazing.

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The man who invented overalls was a fucking genius, because it’s the most comfortable clothing ever. Kid Rock (via gq)

They’re coming back soon! Just acknowledge I called it!!!!