To Africans and the world at large, do not be afraid of failure but rather, be terrified of regrets… Do not be afraid of the word no. But be afraid of the possibility of a yes, because you might decide to quit before the clock strikes.
After few months of intensive self-training marked by all-night learning and practices, squatting in rooms and sharing computers, I made some progress and I was able to make a poster and some flyers for our concert! And I got my first computer! This was the beginning of an endless passion for the digital world.
“I grew up in the city of Lagos, the hurly burly lifestyle can be really annoying but it inspires me each day.“ This young man went from not knowing how to use a laptop to working on 2D / 3D / 4D designs for banks and more. Read about his evolution.
As the youngest person on the team, I did a lot of work, from designing church fliers to fixing microphones and some sound engineering. I genuinely enjoyed it all.
This fashion blogger born with cerebral palsy has a different story and she’s kicking it towards blogging for Vogue
“What makes my story different is that I was born with cerebral palsy and most times when I tell people I’m a fashion blogger, they’re shocked because it’s rare.”
Assumpta Idaka narrates her story and love for fashion.
She was almost locked up by the police for a social media stunt – see brave filmmaker Afungfege Evita
Unfortunately, life chose a different path for me. My story is that of a youth struggling with passion and society’s demands. Despite almost getting locked up by the police for a social media stunt, [her short film] …. “IN 72“ hours got selected in two festivals.
Put in the work! There are five million other people as hungry, as beautiful and as able as you. You have to do the work, put in the hours, hone your craft, find the thing that makes you unique and then practice that until you are the best you can possibly be.
I remember calling over 30 movie producers and offering to do a free design for their project and also send some sample designs I had created, but none of them ever got back to me. Yes disappointed…
The first person I shared my TV program idea with did not see the possibility, I was walked out of the first TV studio I went to start up presenting because I was not qualified, my first 3 recorded audios for radio were not aired because the producer said it wasn’t good enough for airing…
1. Raymond’s Real Life NYSC Experience Would Make You Want to Serve and Get into the NYSC Scheme Immediately! Learn Something from This
Would you rather serve Nigeria or like others say, not waste your time? Raymond‘s mom sent him off for NYSC just like that but was he sure he could survive? You should step into his NYSC journey and learn a thing or two from Raymond
2. Raymond’s Real Life NYSC Experience Would Make You Want to Serve and Get into the NYSC Scheme Immediately! Learn Something from This
Would you rather serve Nigeria or like others say, not waste your time?
Raymond chose to serve Nigeria for one whole year and although everything wasn’t rosy and peachy, he made the best out of his life in Jos and grew new wings to fly through life!
“I’m usually not so carefree outside of my closest circle because I fear that society would never accept my abnormal characteristics. I fear that people are constantly judging me and it makes me constantly nervous.
Lately though, I’ve been making conscious effort to always be my weirdest self in the open and be proud of it.
Despite being only 17 when she started out, Wadi Ben-Hirki founded a foundation, stepped in to help many children who had been internally displaced by war, help women who had been marginalized, and help youths in Northern Nigeria who needed to gain entrepreneurial skills to fend for themselves.
It’s so hard to say no to people without feeling bad! But when you have clarity of purpose and know what you want, you become laser focused you can easily say no without feeling guilty.