Wednesday, November 21, 2007

TFA Organisers Grab Awards of Their Own!

Let's blow our own trumpet jare!lol


TFA Organisers Grab Awards of Their Own!
As if to further validate their credentials as resource for Nigeria’s biggest youth event, two of the directors of RedSTRAT, organisers of The Future.. Awards, have been declared winners of some of the nation’s most prestigious awards.

At Nigeria’s numero uno media event, the Nigerian Media Merit Awards, hosted by the Osun State Government on the 17th of November 2007, and in the presence of such veterans including Prince Tony Momoh, Chief Ajibola Ogunshola, Amb. Segun Olusola, Mr. Dele Adetiba, Mrs. Duro Onabule, Mr. Bode Alalade, amongst other judges, the RedSTRAT Creative Director, Chude Jideonwo, was named the Entertainment Journalist of the Year, for selected copies in market leader, True Love West Africa.

The youngest recipient of the 2007 NMMA, at 22, Jideonwo, who also got called to the Nigerian bar just two days before the awards, is a prominent freelance writer whose by-lines can be found in Time Out, Made, Farafina. Thisday, The Guardian amongst others.

Following from that, Emilia Asim-Ita, 20, has been declared one of the winners of the highly coveted Leap Africa Youth Leadership Awards, for her sterling work with what was for many years Nigeria’s leading youth talk show, Youth Talk (on the NTA). The awards presentation holds on the 22nd of November, in conjunction with the International Youth Foundation.

Incidentally, the two award winners are together the presenters of Rubbin’ Minds - a weekly talk show on the Channels Television Network; Sundays at 3pm that has become the most prominent media voice of young people on the national stage.

This is indeed more power to their elbows as they get ready to deliver another punch that will yet again win the nation’s admiration, setting standards and giving inspiration, through the event, to thousands of youth around the country.

It will be remembered that The Future… Awards, which the London Metropolitan University recently referred to as ‘the biggest youth award in Africa’ is being held in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Education on the 13th of January 2008 in Lagos. Further information can be gotten on

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

The newest Barrister/Solicitor in Town!

On wednesday, I was called to the Nigerian Bar.

On thursday, I was enrolled at the Supreme Court.

We thank God for all the progress He grants us. But at the risk of soundcing anti-social I was not excited about any of it, and though I kept up the act cause it was one day my dearest dearest mum was so proud about, I forbade most other people around me from making too much of it.

I see nothing to be proud of in graduating from college. Tens of thousands of graduates come out of Nigeria yearly, and at least 5000 people were called to bar with me this week - so what is there to be so proud of?

Now, my albino friend who, with both parents dead, left his village in Edo State, went through tears and blood, severe physical and financial difficulties, to graduate along with us, with a 2'1 Degree at University and another at Law School, and was the only Unilag graduate from our set to win a Law School prize is a story I can celebrate. And I do. Examples like his make it extremely difficult for anyone to have any excuses for failure.

What I AM excited about is the fact that with school done with and all the certificates receieved, the second and most important phase of my life begins. Let the REAL games begin!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Do YOU have what it takes?

From Biodun Shobanjo: 'You're Fired!'

The man called 'Godfather of Nigerian Advertising', Biodun Shobanjo has joined the A-list cadre of business moguls as the US' Donald Trump, the UK's Allan Sugar and SA's Tokyo Sexwale as a consortium of The Executive Group, Storm Vision and Bank PHB has unveiled him as CEO for The Aprentice Africa!

The debonair icon, Biodun Shobanjo, at 63, is Chairman of the Troyka Group, which is the holding company for Nigeria's biggest ad agency, Insight Grey, SKG2, Optimum Exposure, Media Perpective, MediaCom, Quadrant and Halogen, employing over seven thousand Nigerian men and women.

The Godfather is bringing this intimidating resume to bear in coaching 18 young African men and women on the principles of business, success and winning.

For him, "Winning is not the most important thing, it's the only thing."

Applications are now being accepted from young Africans all over the world - people with brilliance and street-smarts. Apply on Do you have what it takes?