My roommate and fellow S Man @doyinadesida’s birthday. Our room in a face-me-I-face-you apartment at No 21 Major Salawu, Agbowo-UI. The UI years, when I went to bed hungry almost every night. Where I lost count of how many times our landlord Ajetunmobi locked us out for failing to pay rent. The UI years, where it was Doyin that ended up paying the rent most times and it was Muyiwa Ajayi-Bembe who provided lunch or dinner until Dotun Asipa whose pocket money was a whopping N5000 came into the picture. The UI years where friends Nicknamed me Sufferman and laughed non stop when I called myself Ayeni TheGreat. The worst years ever prepared me for the best years. Thank you UI and the many men and women who made those years!
It was 10 years in June, since my first byline appeared in Encomium Weekly. My first byline anywhere, really. It was one of the most difficult periods of my life. Let me explain:
My mother died in April, just as I was rounding up work on my final year project at University of Ibadan. I fell ill shortly afterwards, and was hospitalized for weeks. I was too ill to attend my mom’s burial. Continue reading…
Drove through the rain from Ikeja to VI Monday night.
Lagosians are suffering.
So many stranded men and women. All drenched and standing by the road. No buses.
If you can’t provide efficient public transportation, at least provide decent ‘bus stops’ that can protect us when it rains.
I was on the beautiful island of Mauritius from May 27th to 31st for the 26th All Africa Public Relations Conference #APRAMauritius2014.
I was opportuned to present to fellow professionals from Africa and the world over on the future of our profession and what lies ahead for communication professionals.
The presentation focused on the role of digital media, social relations and content engagement in today’s professional practice of public relations and marketing communications from a local African and global perspective.
To know how the conference went, or see excerpts from my session, please search for #APRAMauritius2014 on Twitter or Facebook and check the video below:
On Friday, May 23rd 2014, at Enterprise Creative’s Freelance Friday in Ikeja, Lagos, I shared with a couple of young entrepreneurs the importance of Goal Setting in running a business, using mostly stories and lessons picked up in my years of building Blackhouse Media Group from a small start-up to what it is today. Continue reading…
What did you do on the morning of Monday May 26th?
I was, as Steve Babaeko puts it, beach bumming in Mauritius, while you were either at work, in a boring status meeting, in traffic or in class. Sorry.