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The Interview Series: Ellen Ngohide Ukpi

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What do you currently do as a job? Currently a freelancer for social media services/ Media Strategist at TMB As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? LOL I wanted to be so many things I lost count! I was smart so I thought medicine will be the way, then I could speak and didn’t mind reading so I thought Law was the way, I was good at literature and my lecturer thought I will make a fine journalist. At some point I wanted to study glass technology. Truth is I have never had one lasting passion Did primary school and secondary school shape your ideas about your dream job? Hmmm in a way they did, I mean I was taught if I get good grades I will get juicy jobs and if I work at it I will grow through the ranks and live happily ever after. It also made some professions look much better than others making some professions the most clamoured after. So it shaped what a dream job was supposed to be, prestigious, recognized with a lot of money At what point in time did you change your min…

The Interview Series: Okosun Anthony

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What do you currently do as a job? Technical Sales Lead {however my true scope of work covers everything from accounting to procurement, admin, logistics etc.} As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? Scientist with my white lab coat, mixing chemicals in beakers and conical flasks. {Dexter inspired}. Subsequently I became obsessed with Petroleum Engineering and its exploration. Did primary school and secondary school shape your ideas about your dream job? Not so much. Books from my father library shaped my idea about a dream job, it is still surprising why lawyer dad had petroleum books. At what point in time did you change your mind about that dream job? Last year in Secondary School. Had a talk with my dad and he pointing out the over specialization of a first degree in Petroleum engineering, so I decided on chemical engineering and I walked into a new world. {Dexter meets real life=chemical engineering} Why did you study what you studied in university? If you have a do over …

The Interview Series: Okorie Emmanuel

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What do you currently do as a job? I am a Freelance Content Developer, Education Enthusiast As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? I’ve always wanted to be a great philanthropist. One day as I was going to school when I was very young, my parents gave me one pencil to take to school and I said I wasn’t going until I had two, Why? Because someone else might not have in class I also wanted to be a Medical Doctor Did primary school and secondary school shape your ideas about your dream job? Not fully, I just knew I wanted to help people get better because I am kind of a people development person. I’m not following my dream of becoming a doctor any more At what point in time did you change your mind about that dream job? It changed in my 2nd year of Medical School (2010). I had another change of mind again after my final year (2015). I then finally decided to follow through with being a Life Coach, so I am in that process now. Why did you study what you studied in university? If you…

The Interview Series: Fatona Oluwatobi

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What do you currently do as a job? I am a Student As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? Honestly I wasn’t sure. I kept saying ‘doctor’ maybe because my friends were saying it too. But I always had a flare for writing and making my own story books, making dresses for my dolls and drawing. Did primary school and secondary school shape your ideas about your dream job? Not really. It just made me realise I need to do something that must do with maths, economics and commerce because I loved those subjects. At what point in time did you change your mind about that dream job? Honestly, it keeps changing most times that I have lost count. Maybe because my life keeps unfolding in different phases. But i added another one to my life which is to live a life that adds value to the life of others and become a role model that inspires others to do great things. This will give me so much joy. Why did you study what you studied in university? If you have a do over will you study the same cou…

The Interview Series: Oloruntoyin Moyosore

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What do you currently do as a job? I am a Freelance Writer. As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? This is a big one. I was a precocious child, so inevitably I wanted to be many things. Pilot. Astronaut. Orator. Spy. You name it. As I grew older my desires streamlined. And it was all thanks to Sir David Attenborough. As a kid I looked forward to cartoons on a particular local TV station by 3:30pm. Usually before the cartoons they'd air a documentary, which most times was BBC's Earth series. It was then I first met and loved Sir David Attenborough, he anchored and narrated the documentaries. Already in his late 70s by then, he traveled round the globe talking about life on the planet, revealing the habits of little known flora and fauna. It was only a matter of time before I was more interested in the documentaries than the cartoons. So yeah I wanted to be Sir David Attenborough. Did primary school and secondary school shape your ideas about your dream job? Definite…

The Interview Series: Michael Akinrogunde (AMA Psalmist)

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What do you currently do as a job?


I currently work as a motion and graphics designer and I am learning 2D/3D animation. As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an Aeronautical Engineer. Did primary school and secondary school shape your ideas about your dream job Yes, it did. I thought I would be living in the “air” fixing and flying planes. At what point in time did you change your mind about that dream job? Somehow, I always knew I wanted to do something else, I was fully convinced in my third year in the university. Why did you study what you studied in university? If you have a do over will you study the same course? I studied Mechanical Engineering in pursuit of my Aeronautical Engineering Career, because I wanted a broad knowledge before specializing; If I have a do-over, I will not study the same course. How did the ‘’reality of adulthood’’ affect your dreams? Well, I realised times and traditional conventions were changing. I found out it’s easier to s…

Dare to Dream: The Interview Series

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I am currently brooding over the subject of going after my dreams all in (high risk) or sticking to a paying job (low risk) the thoughts of what my life will be like if I go after my dreams are nagging. I find myself questioning if my dreams are that important and are not residual feelings of childhood nostalgia. I know I am not the only one who thinks like this – always wondering and questioning everything. I realise I can’t find my answers on my own hence I am hoping that this series will help us all find answers and make peace with our decisions.
Share you dreams in the comments below and if you want to participate please also leave a comment below!
Thank You to Mr. Tobi Johnson for the cool poster!!
You are all invited to this month's edition of ''Simple Worship", check the poster below for details



Goals: April 2017

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I can’t believe April is here, it feels like yesterday when I received happy new-year messages from friends and long forgotten acquaintances, but these monthly goals have helped me be disciplined with how I spend my time and finding a balance between fun activities and serious work. So let us get into the list, but first an update from last month; March was a really eventful month, many of my days were memorable and came with important lessons that I will keep in my heart for many years to come. I finished reading ‘’God is here Connect’’ by Steve Case, I read a collection of poems by Kolade Pelumi titled ‘’Love Dairy’’. ‘’The Republic’’ celebrated Flora Nwapas’s Efuru at 50 with well written and inspiring articles. I really enjoyed reading about the feeling Efuru ignited in other people.  I am currently reading ‘’Wanting all the right things’’ by Shirin Taber I am enjoying the book so far and it’s addressing issues we are comfortable pretending they don’t exist.
Visit a new place in Lagos,…