22 lessons from being 22
In 22 years I’ve lost friends, done some awesome things, been afraid to negotiate, hated that I had imposter syndrome, won awards, but indeed I would’ve missed 100% of the shots I was afraid to take, if I hadn’t taken them. Here are my 22 lessons from being 22.
Common Futures Conversations: Join the Community
Tired of feeling disconnected from politics? Feel that you have views to share on the major issues shaping our world? Chatham House is building a diverse…
Angel Opoku says the free jobs “didn’t bring in much” and this is why
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.
An Interview with Streamiser Cinema Manager: Virgil Simb
Becoming an orphan at the age of 11 and having a hardworking mother, gave me the strength to never give up no matter how hard things…
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.
She Went from Low Self-Esteem to a Journey of Uniqueness & Self-Love
GreatGlorious came from a separated home, felt ugly, disliked beautiful girls and had low confidence. She didn’t want any of that but how could she rise?
Meet Rosemond Edem of Foundational Network Africa
“Never make social change be about you, the glam or recognition, always seek to be a value addition to another person. Identify a problem, work with a team, learn to collaborate with others, seek out solutions and do your quarter. Never forget how amazing you are, keep soaring.”
Is she too young to run an empire for women and children in Northern Nigeria? Definitely not Wadi Ben-Hirki
Wadi Ben-Hirki is the brilliant 22 year old founder of WB-H foundation, working in Northern Nigeria. She’s involved in policy influencing / development work. She’s currently a country representative for a Chatham House Project to Connect youths in Africa & Europe on policy issues.
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!
A male and female guide: this is what you must do if you’re being sexually harassed
Whether you’re male or female you can be a victim of sexual harassment. Never keep it to yourself, here’s what you must do if you’re being sexually harassed.
The A-Writers Masterclass Just Ended!
Many thanks to the James Ene Henshaw Foundation, Bramodigi, Simon Cohen and the amazing rockstars who volunteered to make the masterclass work! Uche Nelson with his photography, Jacob Happiness with his strong hands on the technical unit, Godwin Ovat and James Okina with their presence to make sure everything worked well, Bukola Edgar taking care of the registrations and participants, and Mary Benedicta for being a participant and a volunteer! Thank you all!
Cold weather, and the home of Harry Potter: What one Nigerian student thought of Gloucestershire – Park Life
Nigerian student and BlankPaperz Editor, Mirabelle Morah gives us her take on her experience at The University of Gloucestershire while being sponsored by the British Council Nigeria as well as the University of Gloucestershire to study Media and Journalism.