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5 Young Nigerians We Would Like To See Run In #2019Elections

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The Reduction of Age for Election Bill popularly known on social media as #NotTooYoungToRun” Bill was signed into law last week Thursday.  The bill seeks the reduction of the minimum age to run for President from 40 to 35 years, State and Federal representatives from 30 to 25 years and 30 years for Governors and Senators.

Now that the bill has been signed into law, many young Nigerians have been showing their interest in political positions across the country for the 2019 elections. The likes of Shina Peller, Fela Durotoye, Donald Duke are a few who have shown interest.

Not only is this a welcome idea, It’s time Nigerians start preparing for a new Nigerian dream and this is something that can be achieved by young, energetic and promising Nigerians.

Here’s a list of young Nigerian we would like to see running in the 2019 general elections.

Adebola Williamsdebola lagosAdebola Williams is a Nigerian media entrepreneur, journalist, political activist and motivational speaker. Described as “the man with the golden touch” by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Williams has helped three African Presidents get elected.

Debola Lagos as he is fondly called started The Future Awards Africa with Chude Jideonwo.  They also co-founded Red Media Africa.

Debola is also the CEO of StateCraft Inc, a governance communication company and has worked on the political campaigns of three presidential aspirants in Africa.

With his experience working on successful political campaigns, we expect him to run for a political office in the 2019 elections.

Chude Jideonwo

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Chude Jideonwo (born 16 March 1985) is a lawyer, journalist and media entrepreneur. He is the founder of Joy, Inc., an American benefit corporation with a Nigerian subsidiary, which aims to make people happier. All of Joy, Inc.’s profits are invested in charities.

Chude has worked for several years in media, advertising and public relations. He is also involved in new/social media and youth lifestyles.  Before Joy, Inc., he led African media group, Red Africa for 13 years, working on national elections and social movements in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Liberia. He is a co-founder of The Future Project, which is focused on inspiring leadership, building entrepreneurs, and using the media (traditional and new) as a tool for social change.

Uche Pedro

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Uchenna Jennifer Eze (born July 26, 1984) is a blogger, writer, social media expert and entrepreneur. She is the founder of BellaNaija, an online entertainment, fashion and lifestyle magazine. In 2014, Uche was named in Forbes list of “30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa”.

Prior to the creating of her website BellaNaija, Uche worked for Shell Canada, Cadbury Middle East & Africa Unit in the UK, and Cadbury in Nigeria. Uche is a Fellow of TEDGlobal and a Nigeria Leadership Initiative associate. In July 2006, she founded BellaNaija.

Otto Orondaam

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CEO of the Slum2School initiative, Otto Orondaam has a story that’s bound to inspire anyone. Born in Port-Harcourt to parents in the medical field, he has always been very interested and involved in developmental projects. From the young age of 16, he started managing projects of his own focused on improving the state of remote communities around the country.

A proud Nigerian driven by his passion to make Nigeria a better place, Otto began the Slum2School initiative during his NYSC days, after coming into constant contact with vulnerable and impoverished kids out of school and seeing the challenges they faced everyday.

With a passion to make Nigeria a better place, Orondaam is definitely one young Nigerian we would like to see run for a political position in the coming election.

Folarin Falana

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Folarin Falana born October 27, 1990  better known by his stage name – Falz is a Nigerian rapper, actor, and songwriter. Falz has used a few of his songs to criticize some bad government policies, the latest been “This is Nigeria”.

In that track, Falz highlighted major issues and challenges facing Nigeria. Fulani herdsmen, corruption amongst political leaders, police constantly harassing youths are some of the issues he highligted.

Falz  began his career while in secondary school after forming a group called “The School Boys” with his friend before his professional career as a music artiste began in 2009. Falz shot into limelight after his song titled “Marry Me”  won him a nomination in the “Best Collaboration of The Year” category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. 

With Falz been an alumnus of the University of Reading after graduating with an LLB honors degree in Law and having a Senior Advocate Of Nigeria as his father, we are hopeful that falz will show interest in a political position in the coming election.

 

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How To Effectively Deal With Procrastination

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Ever put off doing something important until the last minute? That’s procrastination! It’s when you delay or postpone tasks, often because you’re not feeling motivated, are scared of messing up, or feel buried under too much to do at once.

This is a super common problem, but it can really cause stress and zap your productivity in the long run. The good news is, that by understanding why you procrastinate and learning some tricks to fight it, you can actually boost your time management skills, get more done, and feel better overall.

Ready to tackle your to-do list head-on? Check out some effective methods to overcome procrastination below!

1. Conquer with clarity: set clear goals

Beat procrastination by giving yourself a clear roadmap for the day. Here’s how:

  • Define it and write it down: Take a moment to identify everything you need to accomplish. Write down each task clearly and concisely. Don’t just think about it; visualisation helps solidify your goals and makes them feel more real.
  • Break down the big stuff: Feeling overwhelmed by a large project? Break it into smaller, more manageable steps. This will make it seem less daunting and help you get started. Think of it like a mountain climb—you wouldn’t try to scale the entire peak in one go! Break the project into milestones or phases, and celebrate reaching each one to stay motivated.

2. Prioritise like a pro

Not all tasks are created equal. Tackle the most important ones first. Analyse your to-do list and identify the tasks that are both critical and have pressing deadlines. These are your priorities, and they should be tackled first.

Ask yourself, “What will have the biggest negative consequence if I don’t do it now?” Use this as a guide to determine which tasks deserve your immediate attention.

3. Schedule your success

Planning is key to defeating procrastination. Grab your planner or digital calendar and map out specific times for each task on your list. Assigning dedicated time slots helps you stay focused and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Be realistic about how much time each task will take, and don’t overload your schedule. It’s okay to leave some buffer time for unexpected interruptions.

4. Tame the distractions

Focus is your friend in the fight against procrastination. What usually throws you off track? Is it social media? Chatty coworkers? Once you know your triggers, you can develop strategies to minimise them.

Silence your phone notifications, or find a quiet place to work. If you work from home, consider letting your housemates or family know that you need focused time and should not be interrupted.

5. Use deadlines

Deadlines create a sense of urgency and keep you on track. Even for tasks without a pre-set deadline, create one for yourself. This creates a sense of urgency and motivates you to complete the task on time.

Be honest with yourself about how much time you realistically need and set a deadline that’s achievable but challenging.

6. Time management techniques

There are tools and techniques designed to boost productivity. One powerful method to try is:

  • The Pomodoro technique: This method involves working in focused 25-minute intervals with short 5-minute breaks in between. After four cycles, take a longer break. The Pomodoro Technique helps you stay focused and avoid burnout. It’s like training your brain for short bursts of intense concentration followed by rewards (the breaks) to prevent mental fatigue. There are many Pomodoro timer apps available to help you stay on track.

7. Reflect and refine; celebrate your win

Regularly, take a moment to review what you’ve accomplished. Acknowledge your progress, no matter how small. Did you finish one item on your to-do list? Great! Celebrate that win! This will give you a sense of accomplishment and motivate you to keep going.

Did a strategy not work as planned? Don’t be afraid to adjust your approach along the way. The key is to find what works best for you. Maybe 25-minute intervals in the Pomodoro Technique felt too short; try 30 minutes instead. Experiment and find the system that keeps you most productive.

By following these steps, you can develop a personalised battle plan against procrastination and become a master of productivity.

Remember, consistency is key. The more you practice these strategies, the easier it will become to overcome procrastination and achieve your goals.

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I Love Anything Afrobeats, I Love Burna Boy So Much – Shakira

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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Shakira, the famous Colombian singer, dished out her love for African music, particularly Afrobeats. She described her musical style as a mix of many influences (eclectic), heartfelt (honest), and true to itself (real).

Shakira wasn’t shy about naming some of her favourite African artists. She gave a shoutout to Burna Boy and also mentioned her excitement about Tyla, a rising South African talent.

She said,

“If I could explain my taste in music in three words, I would say eclectic, honest and real.

I love anything Afrobeats. I like Tyla, I like Burna Boy, anything Afrobeats. But I love Burna so much.”

This isn’t the first time Shakira has shown appreciation for global music. Her career has been full of blending sounds from different cultures, so it makes sense that she would be drawn to the vibrant energy of Afrobeats.

Burna Boy is a heavyweight in the Afrobeats scene, known for his music style and energetic live shows. He’s been selling out stadiums worldwide and making history with his achievements. Tyla, on the other hand, is a new voice coming out of South Africa. Shakira’s acknowledgement of her potential shows that she has a keen eye for spotting rising talent.

Shakira’s love for Afrobeats is a great example of how music can transcend borders and languages.

It shows that good music is good music, no matter where it comes from. Afrobeats has been taking the world by storm in recent years. With artists like Shakira championing the genre, it’s sure to continue growing in popularity.

This love for Afrobeats could also lead to future collaborations between Shakira and some Afrobeats artists. It wouldn’t be surprising to see her team up with Burna Boy on a track. Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: Shakira’s a big fan of Afrobeats, and that’s a great thing for the genre’s global exposure.

Shakira’s song “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)” was the official song for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. She included a part of a different song in her music.

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Millionaire In Every Currency – Wizkid Celebrates 13 Years Of ‘Superstar’ Album

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Marking a musical coming-of-age moment, Nigerian megastar Wizkid, also known as Ayodeji Balogun, recently hit the rewind button on social media (on his former Twitter platform) to celebrate the 13th anniversary of his debut album, “Superstar.”

The chart-topping album launched Wizkid’s career into the stratosphere, and the anniversary clearly holds special significance for the artist.

In a heartfelt post, Wizkid expressed his deep appreciation to God, reflecting on the immense success that followed the album’s release. Beyond the musical accolades, he acknowledged the personal blessings in his life, mentioning his cherished family and the fulfilling path his life has taken.

He wrote, “13 yrs since superstar! First album! Thankful for all God’s blessings. Healthy family! Blessed life! Love God.”

This celebratory post not only highlights Wizkid’s enduring legacy as a musician but also offers a glimpse into his values and priorities.

Wizkid also mentioned that he’s a millionaire in “every currency.”

Beyond his wealth, this post is an encouragement for his fans to focus on achieving genuine success in their own lives, urging them to avoid pretending to be something they’re not.

“Millionaires in every currency!”

“Real-life winners! Make sure u win in real life, no deceive yourself! U deserve it,” he added.

Wizkid’s musical journey began in 2012 with the release of his debut album, “Superstar.” Banky W’s record label, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), released the album. This album was a major success, launching hit singles like “Don’t Dull,” “Pakuromo,” “Tease Me,” “Holla At Your Boy,” and “I Love My Baby.”

Wizkid wasn’t afraid to spread his wings. After releasing his second album, “Ayo,” in 2014, he decided to strike out on his own. He established his own record label, Starboy Entertainment. This paved the way for the next chapter in his music career.

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