On Saturday 2nd November 2019, Premier Radio hosted the Premier Digital Awards. I was shortlisted, along with four other brilliant young bloggers. Huge thanks to Premier Digital for considering me! I am so grateful. This recognition means so much to me because it is a nod of approval to a platform in which so much of my youth-to-adulthood journey has been documented (hopefully for your entertainment and edification).
I used to mistake peace with everything in your life being okay, all of the time. If you require everything to always be working out for you, in order for you to have peace – that’s not peace.
I got to interview one of my favourite artists at the moment, Limoblaze. Samuel Imo, also known as Limoblaze, is an award-winning Nigerian rapper, singer and afro-gospel artist.
I am British Nigerian. Which for me means, I am born and raised in England but I am of Nigerian heritage because that is where my parents are from. Finding my own cultural identity has been a long journey because I have never felt British enough to be fully British or Nigerian enough to be fully Nigerian.
Growing up a Christian Nigerian girl meant I never really had open conversations with people about relationships. All I knew, I learnt from TV, movies and watching the people around me. I was told, don’t date, but eventually get married… I never learnt what the steps in between were.
When her uncle, Mordecai told her maybe she was created and put into royalty for a time as this, he was telling her that her story, her life, linked to something beyond her.
A lot of us have side hustles; from students to professors, from creatives to corporates. It’s because life is getting more expensive, so we need more streams of income.
I spoke to a few creatives, wanting to shine a spotlight on them, their stories and their motivations. Learn why you should Take Note of these creative men and women.
‘Oh, to be so loved’ is more than a cute phrase though, it a lifestyle. It is a state of mind and healthy view of myself and my life.
So, let’s discuss, are men really trash? My short answer is no. Now, I’m sure people will say that I’m biased but allow me to explain.
I have finished my four year Journalism Studies with Employment Experience degree at the University of Sheffield.
When we start a new chapter in life, it’s a good time to reduce the number of things and even people in our lives that no longer serve us or have value. It’s time to declutter and let go.
One of the perks of growing up online is getting to see and experience the rise of many of our favourite singers, YouTubers, bloggers, actors and entrepreneurs, who are now doing very well in their fields.
Becoming a successful broadcast journalist can be difficult if you do not know how to navigate the industry. BBC Africa broadcast journalist and producer, Hannah Ajala, 25, based in London, reveals how to start your dynamic career working in TV and Radio strong.