Interviews

Sister Stella Oluyemisi Adeogun was recently inducted  the President of Lagos Anglican Diocesan Guild of Stewards, (LADGOS). This makes her the first female president of the guild in its 30 years  existence. Aside her church activism, she manages Defuntoks Travels  after her 22 years in banking. In this interview, she talked about her new role as president of the guild, her childhood and lots more. From banking to hospitality how and why? I love meeting people. I love traveling, I love getting to know people, I love exploring places and making sure my clients are comfortable on their trips. I…

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Although she is an Octogenarian, Chief (Mrs) Opral Benson (OON) is still bubbling with life. Popularly known as Iya Oge of Lagos, the veteran beautician has bagged several titles including: Iya Mesho of Ikorodu, Lika of Imota, Alatilehin of Ijede, Atoloye of Ile-Ife, Yeye L’afin of Ode-Remo, Yeye oba of Ipakodo among others. Chief Benson, who is the founder of Opral Benson Beauty Training Institute,Yaba is the Honorary Consul, Republic of Liberia. Speaking with Effects recently, the beautician spoke extensively on her status as Honorary Consul, her passion for the beauty industry and what makes her tick at 81. What…

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Ladidi Victoria Kolo is a female pilot who is excited about her chosen career. Interestingly, the dream was almost aborted initially because of the high cost of training. In this interview with YETUNDE OLADEINDE , the native of Nupeland  goes down memory lane to recount the challenges, getting total support from her parent, her father’s friend, and the desire to go back for further training to qualify as a commercial pilot . HOW did your parents react when you told them you wanted to be a pilot? Well, they saw it as a risky job but later they gave in…

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Tobore Ovourie is a senior investigative journalist and Health Editor at Premium Times. She is the founder of Media Initiative Against Human Trafficking and Women’s Right Abuse (MIAHWRA), an anti-human trafficking NGO that debuted a poetry anthology titled ‘I Am Not To Be Sold’ as part of its ‘end human trafficking’ project . In this interview with IBRAHIM RAMALAN, Ovourie speaks about the book, causes of human trafficking in Nigeria and the way forward. What is MIAHWRA all about? MIAHWRA is a non-profit, non-denominational and non-partisan organisation, and its principles of intervention and philosophy are oriented by a human rights…

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Beautiful Nigerian lady Michelle Ekure, was born into the family of Mr. Ekure in Eku Delta State. In order to defy joblessness, Michelle, a graduate of the department of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin, ventured into shoemaking, designing patterns and building shoes herself. Michelle, in an interview with Lukmon of Wazobia Global Times USA, explained how the journey into shoemaking started for her. See excerpts from the interview below : Lukomon : So Why shoemaking? Michelle : My inspiration is from God, I never knew I would be a shoemaker. I graduated from the University six…

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Author Chimamanda Adichie recently held a webchat session with her fans through Guardian UK’s website. The insightful chat gave us a glimpse into the life of the new mum. Chimamanda answered questions about motherhood, feminism, her creative process, female sexuality and early failure. The author who recently revealed that she gave birth to a baby girl described motherhood as exciting and terrifying at the same time. See some of the Q&A below. On her protagonists: bobinchiclana asked: I love your writing but most of your protagonists are fairly middle-class or privileged. Have you thought of writing about people who are…

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Olatorera Oniru is one of Nigeria’s most assiduous and ambitious young entrepreneurs. The 29 year-old lady is the founder of Dressmeoutlet.com, a Lagos-based e-commerce startup that retails fashion products sourced from across the globe. Dressmeoutlet.com strongly promotes made in Africa goods with the goal of retailing only the best 20% African designers. Olatorera continues to travel across Africa and beyond in search of unique treasures and creative manufacturers to retail on Dressmeoutlet.com and will be visiting China, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Morocco, Ethiopia and Tanzania within the next coming months. She enjoys going into the most rural of areas –…

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When Hillary Clinton made history on Tuesday evening as the first woman ever nominated by a major political party to be a U.S. presidential candidate, she didn’t do it alone. African-American women are playing key leadership roles as the convention continues to unfold in the City of Brotherly Love, known as the birthplace of American democracy. Indeed, as delegates, super delegates, party officials and rainmakers, Black women are highly visible at this year’s Democratic National Convention, the formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President. It’s also where the Democratic Party adopts the official platform as…

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One of Nigeria’s foremost fashion designers Ejiro Amos Tafiri sits down with Pulse TV to talk about the inspiration about her business and challenges. In her interview, she talks about how she “stumbled” and fell in love with fashion from her teenage years. She also talks about she was able to convince her parents to allow her go to a fashion school instead of medical school:

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It’s a snowy Friday morning as Ericka Pittman, vice president of Combs Enterprises, settles down, coffee in hand, and begins prepping for her busy day in New York City. After traveling on a 2 a.m. red-eye flight, she explains how although she is extremely fatigued, the show must go on. Her successes at major media outlets like Time, Inc. and Conde Nast caught the attention of business mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who hand-selected Pittman as vice president of his companies. As Sean P. Diddy Combs’ “Sheryl Sandburg,” Pittman’s creative mind and strategic way of thinking make her one of the best brand developers…

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