“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!
Talent Mine is a project in Nigeria where out-of-school children are offered free-tuition school. A basic education center to bridge the gap that exists. We currently have 26 children between the ages 3 and 16 whose parents are unable to pay for their school and the number is growing as they see the gains in mentorship and we have experienced a huge mind-shift with these kids as they have the opportunity to make better-informed decisions and add value to the world in their own capacity.
Through our on-going crowdfunding, we provide the basics to make the education process interesting. The first pay-out was used to purchase schoolbags for the children. You need to see the joy on their faces. We say thank you to those who have donated and request others to also donate.
We are happy to recieve your used laptops, tablets and old smart phones to teach and link the children to online training platforms like Afrolynk and others who wish to come on board, to enable them partake in the wealth of knowledge.
we will keep you informed of the every progress. In the main time, stay safe and healthy!
Below is a video of the children in a joyful mood. You too can add smiles on others, no matter how little.
Education center donation. We Teach, we Lead by example and we Impact one community at a time.
Do you realise that you can achieve more, when you do not limit yourself?
Here is a Medical doctor who shows us that there is more to life than living a routine. His name is Dr. Gbadamosi Adefemi popularly known through his art work as Fola David.
Like every Nigerian parent, his parent made sure he went to school and focused on becoming a medical doctor. While at medical school, he found out his talent in drawing and dived into it, continously practicing and attending shows to boost his skills.
You can be a project manager, a HR personnel or manager, an accountant, a Tech wiz, a Sales personnel, and so on, in any company and still have a passion for something entirely different from your job. It could be a hidden talent, you need to find out by hannessing that skill, perhaps it could add some joy to your life (Monitizing your passion or build a business) or you can use it to help people around you (a solution to a problem).
Never limit yourself by allowing anyone to limit or define you. Take the lead and show the world the greatness within you.
Below is a video of Fola David the Artist and Doctor.