“The Danger of a single-sided story” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My story has been one of ups and downs. It inspires me every day to move because I have no room for negative energies, and do not let people define me.
As the Great Chinua Achebe said “Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am – and what I need – is something I have to find out myself.”
Avoid letting people tell you who you are, the fact is, they know only a small piece from their own perspective which is one-sided and putting you in a confined box. This is a major reason to take part in the Afro-Bloggers convention and get yourself well informed.
The Afro-Blogger Convention (ABC) is the coming together of bloggers of African descent from all over the world, who tell their story from their perspective, protecting the image of the continent and speaking with one voice to discuss and proffer solution to the issues of our community.
The second Afro-Bloggers Convention will take place online, on the 19 – 20 June 2020. The Topic is Re-information. It will be an interactive session with various speakers which will end with a panel discussion for both days. This is an event you cannot afford to miss!
Jonah was 6 months old baby when he was adopted from an Ethiopian orphanage home, the home where he was sheltered and cared for by loving people. At age 5, he taught himself how to crochet weave and has since then become perfect to the extent of challenging grand mothers who crochet weave.
He has at eleven years old, become a leader in the crochet world, connecting so many people around the world sharing love. With his magical hands, he has weaved different lovely styles, hats, scarfs, etc which has turned into a profitable business.
Without forgetting “Roots Ethiopia”, he started a GoFundMe for the children in the Ethiopian orphanage where he came from to give back to the society.
Finding what you are good at, and focusing on it, can in the
future lead to a profitable venture. Like Jonah, find yours and make it happen
Below is a Fb video from ‘Now This’ showing more interesting information on Jonah, you have no choice than to love him more.
The Afrolynk conference is set to take place on the 16th – 20th September, 2019 in Berlin.
Begining from the 16th September, 2019 are a series of events for Entreprenuers, interested partners and stakeholders.
Day 1 & 2 is centered on securing strategic partnerships and funding
Day 3 & 4 hovers around Ecosystems Tour and building up of the African -European Business and startup ecosystem. This will give way to Engagement, networking, and pitching opportunities for different startup companies in the presence of interested stakeholders and potential future partners.
Day 5 is the main Afrolynk 2019 conference and will cover topics on Technology, Investments, Growth and Expansion. In Addition, there will be a panel comprising key stakeholders, policy-makers and startups.