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“All you need is someone to believe in you” – The Jimi Tewe Story

Jimi Tewe is a mentor and someone I always look forward to learning from. Thank you Jimi Tewe for letting us share this amazing story on this platform. Be Inspired… I’m a man of many parts. From a professional point of view, I run an organisation called Inspiro Consulting. It’s an HR and career services organisation and has been running for 6 years. Prior to that, I had worked with different organisations in consulting and banking at senior management levels. Today, I do a lot of career coaching, counselling, and public speaking. I also pastor the Lekki arm of my church, Kingsword International Church. I’m an author of 5 published books. The truth is, I wasn’t always like this. I remember some time ago, my mum called me and said there was a friend of hers that wanted to speak with me. So the woman was given the phone. I knew her when I was in Secondary school. This is how the conversation went: Mum’s friend: “Hello, is this Jimi?” Me: “Good afternoon ma. How are you ma?” Mum’s friend: “My children have been telling me about one Jimi Tewe that is going around talking everywhere and I was like ...

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ThinkAfrica Presents its First Annual Young African Professionals in the Diaspora (YAPD) Trip | December 16th-28th

ThinkAfrica is a non-profit organization that seeks to connect the Diaspora and Africa, provide a platform for those individuals collaborate, and in turn, create ideas that empower and promote Africa. The organization is comprised of six founding members based in the Washington DC metro area: Fadekemi Adetosoye, Kinya Alexander, Collins Nzekwe, Kofo Olamide, Emmanuel Ogunsalu, and Hakeem Temidayo. ThinkAfrica presents its first annual Young African Professionals in the Diaspora(YAPD) trip that will take place from December 16th—December 28th in Lagos, Nigeria. The trip offers individuals representing the diaspora the opportunity to experience the corporate and social life in Nigeria. Individuals will network with top entrepreneurs and corporations in Nigeria. ThinkAfrica (TA) participants will be visiting a number of corporations in Nigeria, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Nigeria, Deloitte Nigeria, Jobberman, and more. Additionally, participants will be visiting a number of tech startups in Lagos. ThinkAfrica will also host a startup roundtable that will feature CEOs from successful startups in Nigeria across various industries. Event Lineup: ThinkAfrica presents: YAPD Welcoming & Commencement Event, a fun networking mixer that includes an introduction of ThinkAfrica and an exciting evening of empowerment and open discussion regarding Nigeria’s current socioeconomic environment highlighting opportunities for entrepreneurs and ...

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Beginner Mistakes To Avoid In choosing A Career – Tokunbo Fasoro

A lot of young people end up with the wrong career for different reasons and they find out that they are very unhappy but stuck in that career. For the lucky few who can get out, they have to start building another career from scratch after losing valuable time. I have outlined 6 beginner mistakes in choosing a career so that you can avoid that pitfall. 1. Yielding to Family Influence: A lot of parents these days, especially in Africa, box their children into a corner and would not let them express themselves. A lot of parents want their children in ‘prestigious’ career paths such as the legal and medical profession, but the question is “Will you be happy living your life as a lawyer? Or a doctor?” Please do not be influenced by your family. Caving to Peer Pressure: ‘All my friends are going into this profession, I would also like to do it’. Will it make you happy? Allowing the Poor University structure chart your course: Here in Nigeria, a lot of students are forced into the only courses that are available in their universities. It’s more about availability and less or none of passion Seeking Money: A ...

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Are You Stuck In A Career That Doesn’t Make You Happy? – Tokunbo Fasoro

A good number of people are scared and unhappy with their jobs, they are afraid that they may be stuck in that job for the rest of their lives. In my experience as an HR Consultant, I have had a lot of people walk up to me telling me they hate what they do, they dread going to work, and they have been stuck with those feelings on that job for years. I remember a time I changed jobs because I wanted to try something new in a different environment. I would always look forward to Fridays because of the upcoming weekend, meanwhile, Sundays were the unhappy days because I would have to go back to an environment I dreaded for the next five days. I patiently waited for two months on that job before I happily resigned. I had the money and the fancy title but it did not make me feel good. These are a few tips that may help you, if you find yourself in this situation. 1. It is okay to want something different: A lot of us tend to endure the feelings and end up unhappy, most times till the end of our lives. The ...

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Tech Events Happening This Week

December marks the end of the year with various tech events to round up the year. This week’s tech events is all about learning at master classes and battling at hackathons at no cost. Here is a list of tech events happening this week (Monday, 5th December – Monday, 12th December, 2016). Introduction to Content Creation by CoLab Kaduna. CoLab is hosting an event in Kaduna that will shed light on the business of content creation. Attendees will learn about the various types of content and content channels, the opportunity that lies in content creation and more. To get your free invite, click here. Date: Thursday, 8th December, 2016. Time: 3pm – 6pm. Venue: CoLab, 4 Barnawa close, Opposite Giltoe hospital, Gongola road, Barnawa, Kaduna, Nigeria. TechJam 2016. Techjam is an annual gathering of all startups, technology innovators, mentors, investors and tech ecosystem players in Ibadan. The goal is to build and create a stronger ecosystem, broader networks and more opportunities for technology enthusiasts in Ibadan. The 2016 TechJam theme is ‘Technology – Uncovering the Opportunities’. The two day conference promises attendees live demos of latest technologies, innovations and startups across the Nigeria. Attendance at the event is strictly by registration, therefore registration is compulsory. Interested individuals can ...

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BI SOLUTIONS NIGERIA & DEXLEARN e-LEARNING COURSES

Hurry NOW, register between the 3rd of December and 15th of December, 2016 for any of the courses and you would enjoy 20% off the discounted price of #5,000 (#4000 FLAT) Courses Available are: 1. Project management OBJECTIVES: • Define projects, project management, and project managers • Identify the five process groups and nine knowledge areas as defined by the PMI • Describe the triple constraint • Perform a project needs assessment and write goals, requirements, and deliverables • Create key project documents. • Build a project schedule by estimating time, costs, and resources • Understand and use the work breakdown structure • Create project planning documents, such as a schedule, risk management plan, and communication plan • Use planning tools, including the Gantt chart, network diagram, and RACI chart • Establish and use baselines • Monitor and maintain the project • Perform basic management tasks, including leading status meetings and ensuring all documents are complete at the end of the project COURSE OUTLINE • Module One: Getting Started • Module Two: Key Concepts (I) • Module Three: Key Concepts (II) • Module Four: Initiation (I) • Module Five: Initiation (II) • Module Six: Planning (I) • Module Seven: Planning ...

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Doyin Adunfe, HR Professional Turned Makeup Artist

The first time I saw Doyin, I said to my self ” Wow, who is this tall and pretty girl?” She looks so much like a model‎ and just talking with her, I discovered how amazing she was both inside and outside. She told me she is a makeup artist and I decided to give her a try and boom! I just loved what I saw. It was amazing to discover that she was an HR Professional turned makeup artist and we were so glad she granted us an interview and allowed us to share her story to inspire BIE readers. Enjoy… 1. “Can we meet you?” “My name is Doyin Adunfe, I am Yoruba, I am a make-up artist 2. “How did you discover make-up artistry? Is it something you have always wanted to do or did you just stumble into it?” My mom was never a make-up person, but I would go ahead to buy makeup with my small money and would do something elaborate on my small face as far back as when I was in primary school. At the University, I was a make-up critique. I would look at editorials, photographs and would be like “Why ...

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The Hilarious Camp Story of Opeyemi Durowaiye

Opeyemi Durowaiye shares her NYSC camp story with us and we hope you all learn from her interesting experience as a corp member especially the 2016 Batch B Stream 1 corp members who will be going to camp very soon. Her Story… First, I must say DO NOT take 30 passports or make 20 photocopies….. Please* DO NOT! *and so I begin. Greetings everyone – especially prospective corps members. I was in your shoes in April, getting ready for camp and all; oh, and to serve my country #important. I was disappointed on two counts though; first I didn’t get posted to the East as I wanted-yeah, you heard right. I wasn’t interested in getting posted to Lagos or its environs and I still got Ogun state but the experience has been good! Then secondly, I had to go in the second stream- and to think I had my bags ready for camp since April 28th! (Don’t judge me!). But camping later afforded me good advice from my friends who went ahead, and a bit of travel. Why this checklist? Before camp, trust me, I checked out blogs and articles about orientation camp and all. They all made sense oh- ...

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Don’t Be Limited By Your Environment – Tokunbo Fasoro

I woke up this morning to the news of someone being burnt to death because he stole. It was really upsetting because personally, I do not think someone who stole should be put to that type of horrible death. In addition, some people mentioned that the society had failed him – that was the supposed reason for resorting to theft. It got me thinking. I have never had it really easy in my life. I really struggled to get where I am today. I realized that complaining about the environment wouldn’t get me anywhere, wishing I had opportunities like other people wasn’t going to help my situation, nor would sitting around and waiting for a miracle from heaven going to improve matters for me. I decided that no matter how unpromising the environment looked, nor my lack of a silver spoon at birth, all I needed to do was to look beyond my environment and decide not to be limited by it. I resolved to work hard and buy my ‘golden’ spoon myself. Lol! I have the permission of my friend Seyi to share his story on how he was not limited by his environment… Seyi was born into an ...

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Hard Work and Smart Work – Zika Nwaise

Over the weekend, I attended a training and I thought to share with us some of the things I took home from that day. One of the facilitators spoke to us about the ‘value of a wasted minute’. He said,”There are two types of people in this world; There are those who are always extremely busy,yet do not achieve productivity. These type of people are the ones who are always actively doing something at every particular point in time. You can never call them lazy because they can never be caught idle.They take time to do lots of unimportant things and end up not achieving anything, because all they do is ‘almost get work done’. The second type of people are those who do the things that should be done as soon as possible, then spend the rest of their time doing other things.This set of people can never be called lazy either, but might not be actively up and about like the first group,but you know what, these people are always more productive. The difference between these two groups is, they both work hard but the second group works smart. So, I ask you BIE readers, when you wake ...

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