#JAIYEORIE .. I HAVE GIST : July 2016

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Chika Okoro on The Imposter Syndrome

Chika Okoro Stanford Business School graduate talks about her struggles with the imposter syndrome.
“Even though I know that deserve to be here, there is still a part of me that thinks that I am not good enough”
Even the great ones‘ is the inspiring brainchild of Kudzu Chikumbu.
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Watch Chika’s TEDxStanford talk here:

Mo Abudu Congratulates Hillary Clinton

 


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 Media mogul, Mo Abudu took to social media to congratulate Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton on becoming the first woman nominated as president by any major party in the United States of America.
I think it’s that time again for America to make a big decision.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Red Carpet Photos From AFWN 2016

     
 
 
 
The 2016 Africa Fashion Week Nigeria took place on the 2nd of July at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
 Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Ruth Osime, Wole Ojo, Monalisa Chinda, Uti Nwachukwu, Toyin Lawani, BOJ, Sharon Ojong, Sarah Ofili, Denrele Edun and more.
See photos below!


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Photo credit: AFWN 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

I have to work harder as a woman because I can’t afford to make any excuses.” - Simi @SympLySimi

In a chat with Punch Simi, talks about being raised by a single mother, why she left the gospel music genre for secular music.Simi-4-683x1024

Excerpts from the Interview:

On being raised by a single mother and how the experience shaped her:

“I recall that my siblings and I visited my dad during weekends and at some point, the frequency reduced. I felt bad whenever I saw my peers with their parents and I had a mature mind as a young girl growing up. My parents’ separation left an impression on me that life isn’t always a bed of roses. It also made me realize the need to work harder to achieve my dreams.
It made me grow up really fast and also made me a realist. As a result, nothing fazes me and no bad situation affects me. Even though I am not a pessimist, I am always prepared for the worst. Subconsciously, I am also a lot pickier and careful about whom I date. My mum has always been there to guide me.”

On the challenges she faces in her music career:

“It’s very difficult for an artiste to succeed independently before he or she is signed on with a label.This is because having a successful music career is capital intensive. The ability to keep my head straight at times when it seems as though I am wasting time, is no walk in the park. There are so many talented artistes competing for the top spot, so keeping faith alive is hard. Coming and breaking into mainstream music is also hard. I recently realised that I have to work harder as a woman because I can’t afford to make any excuses.”

On changing her music style from gospel to mainstream:
“The first thing that comes to the mind is that I did it for monetary reasons. However music became about ‘more’; I wanted to have a broader purview. It was a tough decision for me to make at first. I wanted to explore music more. My faith in God hasn’t wavered because before I went mainstream, I prayed to God to bless my career if it was his plan for me. I also don’t see myself doing gospel music again.”
Read the full interview here

Who wore it better? Uche Pedro VS Nike Ogunlesi @uchepedro @nikeogunlesi

Valentino we love.... Uche  Jennifer is the CEO of Bainstone and founder of Bella Naija
Nike Ogunlesi, is the CEO of Ruff 'n' Tumble, a children clothing line in Nigeria.