Monday, 24 November 2014


At any given time, life is stock with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek these answers that continues to give meaning to our lives.
Hopefully, after reading these questions, your mind is going absolutely crazy with all sorts of thoughts and ideas. If possible, get a notepad and pen down your answers and ideas.

1. What or who would you be if you knew you
couldn’t fail?

2. If you could get a message across to a large group of
people. Who would those people be? What would your
message be?

3. In one sentence, who are you?

4. What do you want to accomplish? And most
importantly, why — what’s your motivation?

5. Where do you expect to be in five years time?

6. Who are the 3 most important people in your life?

7. How would the world be different if you had never been born?

8. If your life was a movie, what would the title be?

9. When you’re 90-years-old, what will matter to you the most?

10. What would people say about you at your funeral?

Don't fail to answer these questions again by tomorrow. Nobody is 100% good at answering these questions. That's why you need keep answering them daily.


To succeed, you have to sacrifice most things in life; your time, resources, including certains friends ending relationship with you. Sometimes, you will find yourself in the face of fear; that is the time to prove that you're not afraid of failing because you know challenges has to be conquered in order to get to the pinnacle of success in life.

The sky being the starting point, the road being endless, this is never a time to give up. Who said you can’t do it? It's just more of hearing that you won't do it. When I hear that, instantly I think why not; when there is a will there is a way. When you feel hopeless, that doesn't mean you have to stay lost. You will find yourself in the search of being greater than you were being told. So, if you're told that you can't read, find a book and study, If you're told you can't write, pick up a notebook, find a desk and write. Prove them wrong. There should be none dictating your life for you, as to what you can do and what can't do. You might not succeed at the first trial, that shouldn't give you reasons to quit. Don't allow people to define you or shape your destiny. The most influential people you see today, have been knocked down so many times. But do you know what? They never settled for less and they never gave up. They saw that as an opportunity to become stronger to reach out for their goals. If I gave in to negative words, I would be afraid of speaking my words. Why because, nobody wants to be bored with negativities. They have heard and experienced much more than you have. So what do you want to tell them that's new under the heavens.

I have been knocked down so many times that I feel like screaming from the mountaintop to the world. I have also seen people with their heads down, with feelings and belief that there's no good in the world. I have come across many like that. The only time we should have our heads down is when we are praying. If you keep your head up and strive on, instantly you're ignited with an unusual power. That kind of power that is not measured by body physique but by the strength of the heart and the will of the mind.

My dream is to see the domino effect of how people can change their life for the good, become positive in the territory of negativities. The truth is, most people are going to fall into a pity state because of ignorance. But you really need to get to that level when your heart switches to the mindset level, reminding you that your voice can reach out to thousands of people, causing you to find your talents and maximize your potentials.

Why stay down, why think negative, what will this prove to you or anyone. Absolutely nothing. I accept that I can’t do everything I want to do, but one by one I see people changing their hearts, people getting up, people rendering and getting help. You might fall against the wall, but do you realize you have a support and something to lean on?

I found myself walking around not having enough money for my next meal. But looking at the homeless guy on the roadside, what came up next was, how I can feed him? The greatest war going on now, is in your mind. This war leads you to make choices and decisions that might either uplift you or pull you down. Still, your mind is what keeps you in bed all day. Snoozing you to accept the fact that, there's no cause for alarm. Your mind is what tells you; you can finish that tomorrow (Procrastination). Also, that same mind, can tell you to push on, to rise each time you fall and never to give up.

Helping someone in need, when you're in need of help, giving a smile to a someone even when he doesn’t deserve it, is a product of love and dream towards touching lives and causing smile. It takes the unusual to get the unusual. This can be a way to change our body and mind to be more positive and productive.

I always wish I got the best job, had the most money, ride the nicest latest model car in town and live with the most adoring wife and beautiful kids. But it never was, though am still hoping to see that special day of my dream come true. But, even when the expected didn't manifest, the only hand out there was a Sunday sermons at church, and it gave me a reasons to appreciate the live I got and to work out everything I desire in life. You have to learn to work out your destiny and shape your future. I found so much when I had so little. Why do you think the richest people are so sad, and a homeless person who gets a free hot meal is so happy? I leave you to think about that.
I have never seen a successful person say I will get to that tomorrow in what he knows he can do today or having the attitude that, it will come to me, let me relax and wait for it. All successful men have one thing in common, I call it, “The Do it Now Sprit". You have to do it now, tomorrow might not offer you same opportunity as today. Cease the opportunity, maximize the moment.

Have you been pushed before, even when you were already on the ground? How did you feel? Did you see it as a punishment or as an opportunity to rise? It doesn't end your chapter in the story. It's under your jurisdiction to re-create yourself and rewrite your story.

I learnt to live each day of my life with an attitude of challenging myself. It usually goes with questions. Questions like: How can I fix this? Why don’t I try it again and again? Can you solve that problem? Yes of course. Give me a pad and a pen and let me try? What next? I refuse to accept the statement of, “I can't" mentality into my life. If I do, it will be oxymoron living a motivated life.

Could you believe that friends got surprised when they heard I was into motivating people? They said and I quote, “Brian, when do you have time for yourself?" My reply to that question was, the time I have for myself comes from motivating people and telling them never to give in.

There's so much about you that you lack knowledge of. To discover that, generate that 'will power'. If you have physical pains just nurse your body or get your physician involved. If you are struggling with depression, write it down and talk it out. You don’t have to look back and to see where you coming from in order to see where you are going to. Don’t blame someone for your failure. It is your duty to prove wrong, the critics and theories of people about you. Remember, you have a profound ability to remain motivated. You don't necessarily have to be the strongest man in the world for you to conquer challenges and achieve your dreams. The body will conquer what the mind believes.


Sunday, 23 November 2014


1. The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on.

2. We can't ever let an extreme minority derail our progress again. It's time to get back to solving real problems.

3. Hope is the basis of our nation, the belief that destiny is written by us.

4. Be careful with what you post on Facebook. Whatever it was, it will someday come up in your life.

5. Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. … Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.

6. Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

7. A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.

8. If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.

9. One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world. Your voice can change the world.

10. You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.

11. Change is never easy, but always possible.

12. We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us.

13. There is no excuse for not trying.

14. Each path to knowledge involves different rules and these rules are not interchangeable.

14. The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.

15. You have the ability and gifts to do whatever you want". It is your turn now to change the world. Yes we can!

16. What makes a man is not the ability to have a child but having the courage to raise one.

17. We now live in a world where the most valuable skill you can sell is knowledge.

18. We must lift ourselves up, dust ourselfs off and begin the work.

19. Our values call upon us to care about people we'll never meet.

20. Yes we can.

Don't forget to add yours in the comment box.

Saturday, 22 November 2014


Everyone wants to be inspired. Like a rubber band stretched, inspiration stretches you out of your comfort zones. Below are the ways through which you can get inspired and live a fulfilled life.

Learn to discover inspirations around you, be it a simple greeting or even a simple smile you get or be inspired by someone’s successful story or just a simple struggling story that comes out good. Inspiration is everywhere, find it.

If you can’t find that, just make your family, friends and those persons close to you your inspiration. You friends and family can be a great source of inspiration to you. Though you can't change your family but you can choose your friends who can give your life an uplift.

Have you ever thought of all the efforts they made just for you to have and live the life you have got? Have you ever thought of all the encouraging words they said and their willingness to support you no matter what happens? If you can combine all of that, you can be motivated. Yes, you can be motivated. You can do it, just do your best and have a strong belief in yourself.

Attitude is everything. Don't worry if others are putting you down, don't let it limit you, don't let it quench your zeal. You can turn those negative things into positive ones. You can use it as a great source of your motivation and as a challenge to prove them wrong. Why not learn from Maya Angelou words that never ceases to inspire me:

“You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise."

Your dream can be your source of inspiration. Do you have dreams? Nothing worth having exist outside the world of dreams. “What are you prepared to give for your dream? If it is not everything...stop pipe dreaming”—T.F. Hodge. What you're prepared to give your dream can an immense source of your inspiration. You have to learn to give your dream all it desires from you in order to partake of it's reality. Dream the dream, but much more act on the dream.

More importantly you have to have a great determination; so great that you always on the side of never giving up. Remember a strong determination can take you anywhere. You can't always rely on people to cheer you up and to be your inspiration, determination comes from one's self. Just like the saying goes, “You can find inspiration from others, but determination is solely your responsibility." Be determined in all you do because, that's an undiluted source of inspiration you can find nowhere.

Never stop learning
Never stop learning
Never stop learning.

Learning is a gradual process. The inspiration you need to excel in life, business, marriage and spiritually might be on the next page of that book you are reading or even that book you have bluntly refused to read. To keep growing, keep learning. Books are great source of inspiration gotten via knowledge. Studying about someone who has succeeded in your field of endeavor can be a source of your inspiration. Find that man and study him and how he did it diligently.

You are the best inspiration your life needs. Your inspiration can come from the level of your self belief. Do you believe in yourself? Believing in yourself can drive you crazy to work and generate a great deal of passion you never imagined. If you can't find inspiration outside, hey- inspiration is within. Inspire yourself by believing so much in yourself. This can only be possible via what you got to offer (your worth). What can you do with what you have? If you can answer that, that can be the beginning of your inspiration.

I hope these inspires you to keep inspiring yourself. Don't forget, “Everything about you lies within you"

Friday, 21 November 2014


Most time, I begin to wonder why people sit on the burning coal of impossibilities in the midst of thousand possibilities for no just course. Forgetting so soon that the power of great possibilities depends on our mindset justified by our words. Same goes for impossibilities. You are either a product of possibility or product of impossibility. There exist no middle ground.

Imagine someone saying, I can't with all surety, the last time I tried, I failed woefully. Please don't involve me in matters like this again. Unfortunately, he was right to have said he can't. If you say you can't, you're right to failure. But if you say you can, you're right to success, no matter the length of time it takes you to get there. This was why Henry Ford rightly asserted and I quote, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't—you're right”. No one can soar above how and what he thinks of himself. Your breakthrough is directly proportional to your mindset and your words. Positive and negative virtues cannot reside in the same mortal. They are unlike appellations. They generates a repelling force on each other.

I can. Yes you can. I can see myself doing the extraordinary in the hub of impossibilities. Of course you're doing the extraordinary. To envisage yourself as being, you have completed half of the journey in the attainment of your goal. That's the power of Positive Mental Attitude. Who do you see yourself becoming 10 years from now? Yes 10 years from now. Becoming what you desire depends on what you think of yourself now. You must have heard of the saying, “the future is NOW". Have you ever thought of why such sayings proceeds from the heart of man, and decoded by the tongue in form of words? It is not a misnomer believing the future to be now. But a dead end, not knowing the future is now. The future is now because, it is not a product of wishes but a product of creation. The act of creating the future is the act of now. You can create the future now, not even tomorrow because it has no power of igniting the flames of determination inherent in you. Everything about the 'future', is everything about the 'now'.

Just as you're the captain of your soul, you're also the captain of your future. How do you want your future? Do you want it Great or Small, Bright or Inky? It all depends on you. Refuse to live in the minor future of this generation. To do that, it requires of you taking a proactive stance in the creation of that future. Action is what your great future requires from you in order to become a reality. You can only make it great by ACTIONS geared toward your dreams. You lack clear knowledge of how close the future is to you, so don't give up.

There's nothing about the future, that's not about you. In the creation of your future, you are the alpha and the omega. You are the Michelangelo of your future, the author of your history. If you are still depending on someone to dream the dream and create your future for you, it is time to wake up, wake up and face reality. Stop finding ways to paint and beautify excuses to suit why you never made it. The world have drifted from the era of listening to excuses to the era of listening to success stories. What story are you going to tell 10 years from now? Don't forget, you have the creative skills to create your future. If you don't, not even your closest ally will do that for you.

Like air, you need to rise
You're the dream and hope of many
Don't fail your generation
Rise to your dreams
Rise to your future and create it.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


If I should asked twenty persons, if they would loved to fail, I believe 99.9% of them if not all, will give a NO answer to my question. Even you that’s reading this article, will you like to fail? Everybody wants to succeed but none wants to fail on their way to success. Nobody wants to be a student to failure. Everyone is on the rising side, no one wishes to fall. Sometimes it is important to fail inorder to understand the principles of success. “Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets”—Micheal Korda.

It Reveals You To Yourself
If there’s one lesson I have learnt from failure, it remains the mien inwhich it reveals me to myself. In the midst of failing, if you leer mindfully, you will get to understand the message it’s passing across to you. Failure qualifies a man for success. You can never remain same after experiencing the teachings of failure. Either you’re being elevated or you are depressed as a result of it. It all depends on your reaction (Attitude) towards it. Have you ever asked yourself this, why do great men value failure so much? If you can answer this, then you will appreciate the lessons from the world of ‘falling to rise’. Failure marks the genesis of a new epoch in a man’s life. An epoch of self discovery and self worth.

Failure Is The Tuition For Success
Do you know success has a price? Just as we have tuition fees in Universities and High Schools paid by the students to management, same goes for success. You must be primed to pay the price of failing and never giving up if you must obtain the prize called success. No man has ever succeeded without failing. Michael Jordan once said, “I have failed over and over again-that is why I succeed”

If you are not failing, it is crystal clear that you are being passive. The man that has never failed, is the man who has never tried something new. Don’t be surprise when you fail so hard that i seems all hope is gone, know in your heart that there’s a great success ahead of you, of which you are paying the price for. Common men are debtors to failure. To be great, you must pay the price for greatness.

Failure Is Not The End
“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end”—Denis Waitley. Failure is just the beginning of success for those that can uncover its true nature. Failure is neither a limitation nor a dead end to success but rather an opportunity for you to begin better.
“When I was young, I observed that nine out of the ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work”—Bernard Shaw

Failure is not the end
Don’t give up!
Don’t give up!
Don’t give up!

It Is A Stepping Stone
Failure is the bridge to our great future. To get to that future you must pass through that bridge. It will interest you to also know that, there is no shortcut or alternative route to that destination. Understand the so called failure and utilize it in the making of your dream a reality. This was the very reason Dale Carnegie opined that, “We must develop success from failure. Discouragement and failure are the two surest stepping stones to success.”

It Is Part Of Success
Until now, we know failure to be the opposite of success. Failure is part of success not neccessarily the opposite. Have you heard of any success story without a failure story inclusive? I believe there’s none. “Behind every successful man, there’s a lot of unsuccesful years”—Bob Brown . Learn to measure your success by the number of times you failed and never gave up.

Failure Reveals—Learn From it.
Failure Is A Price—Pay It
Failure Is Not The End—Don’t Give Up
Failure is a stepping Stone—Mount it
Failure Is an Opportunity—Seize it

Never forget the words of Pete Zafra, “People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joy of success”

Sunday, 16 November 2014


We are going to be considering ten important facts that you must never forget in order to keep soaring. The difference between great men and common men lies in these facts. The difference between you and the you you have always dreamed of becoming, lies in these facts. To get the best of it, analyze your life even as you study each points.

Challenges Makes You
Unfortunately, majority admits that, challenges are obtacles to success. I don’t agree with that. Show me a man who has never encountered challenges and I will show you a great failure. Challenges are not purnishment but rather, a great teacher stocking her students with the necessary skills to get to the top. The problem is not that there’s a problem, but seeing every challenges as a problem.

You went for an interview and your name wasn’t short listed among the selected few, that’s a challenge; a challenge that you should never to give up. What about sitting for an exam and the result turns out to be the unxpected, that’s a challenge too. How you respond to these challenges is what really defines you.

Dreams Are Roadmap
I love dreamers, no man gets to me without having dreams says Success. Dreams are pathways to a great future. I’m still searching the world to see that successful man that never had a dream. But for now, there’s not a soul. The more you dream, the clearer your route to this great future. You’re never too old to dream a new dream. Joyce Meyer once said, “A 2Naira pencil and a dream can take you anywhere”. Do you have a dream?

Attitude Sustains You
Dreams can take you to the top, but it takes attitude to remain there. It’s not neccessarily food that sustains a man, but having the right attitude does. Many has been dragged low because of ATTITUDE. The most valuable asset you can posses is a positive attitude towards your life. Bad attitude is an enemy of great dreams and destiny. It’s good to have great dreams, but much more, have a positive attitude.

Friendship Can Build And It Can Also Destroy
You cannot be associating with chickens and expect to live like the eagle. Your friends are the second you. What they say to you and how you relate with them has a way of affecting your life either positively or negatively. Ask yourself this question, is this friend really adding value to my life or bringing out the worst in me? Being social does not mean you should accept everyone that comes your way as a friend. Keep friends that uplift you up in all ramification. Always keep in mind the words of Warren Buffet, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 mins to ruin it. If you think about that, you ‘II do things differently.”

Believing In Yourself Counts
We might ask ourselves, what tools do we have? What can we count on? You can count on youself. Beleive me, yourself is your best ally. You know who you are, even when sometimes it becomes a little blurry and you make mistakes or seem to be veering off, just go deeper. You know who you are. You know the right thing to do. And when you make a mistake, it’s alright—just as the song goes, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start all over again.”—From Patti Smith speech at Pratt in 2010.

One thing that no man can do for you is, believing in yourself on your behalf. You must develop that energy of self belief if you want to go far in life. Self confidence comes from the degree of your self belief, which in turn dictates your self worth.

Loving What You Do, and Doing What You Love
Fulfilment is doing what you love doing and at the same time being paid for it. The job you are into, is it what you love doing? Doing what you love is a product of dream pursued. There’s a great joy that resides in loving what you do and doing what you love. Most successful men are men who do what they love and are being paid for it.

Failure Is Never The End
It took Thomas Edison 10,000 times before he was able to invent the electric bulb. Guess what he said, “I haven’t faiiled, I’v found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Do you have such lingering spirit as Edison?

What about Abraham Lincoln? He failed in business twice and was defeated in 8 elections before becoming the 16th President of United States. He never accepted failure as failure but he took it as an opportunity to begin better.
Failure is an opportunity, maximize it to your advantage. “The greatest glory lies not in never falling, but rising every time we fall.”—Nelson Mandela. Never forget that, tough people last longer.

Getting The Right Knowledge
The difference between a Lawyer and a Doctor is the knowledge they got and how they impact with the knowledge. Ignorance is like a cancerous cell, it can kill. Get out of your confort zones and go for the right knowledge. Your esoteric knowledge is what makes you outstanding in a crowd. Get that knowledge that makes you different from the many.

If you have been following these various points critically as outlined above, you will notice that there’s no point void of ACTION. You must act in order to achieve success. Nothing comes to the docile man, the dilligent gets the greatest portion.
Act on your dreams, be dilligent towards your goals and believe me, success will come to you.

Above all, be spiritually inclined. Every physical being you see today, is a product of spiritual discernment. You cannot be greater than who you worship. If you worship a stone, don't expect to be wiser or greater than that stone. So, build your self spiritually and everything you desire will come to you.

Thursday, 13 November 2014


A colourful day filled with positivism
With the smile of a hero all over my face
My dreams are coming alive, I said to myself.

Yet another day for impact
Unique and peculiar
Purpose meeting hope
Big dreams coming alive.

I waste not this day on worries
Like a king I take charge
What an awesome day to soar great

The future is now
A time to create a lasting impact
Creating moments of love
And touching lives.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


To become is to act
To act is start
Bearing the end in mind

To wish is to day dream
When void of action
To have is to have worked for it
With all dilligence

To think is to explore
Merging the mind and the brain
For a voyage to the world of ideas

I am
I have
And I won
All because I acted.


My bright future is gone
Tears of a wasted future running down my cheeks
Like the watershed of River Nile.

Losing focus
Losing direction
Neglecting my dreams
Oh, what a great future gone.

Reflecting back on my past
Great memories of how I started strikes me intermittently
'The future is so bright' was my motto.

What does the future hold now?
Nothing worth reckoning
Begging for a candle to lighten my world
What an irony of a lost destiny.

All because I neglected my dream
Wasted my time
And that led to my wasted future.

To all youths
Dream big
Act on your dreams
A LITTLE start can amount to a BIG end
Tomorrow might be too late.

Sunday, 9 November 2014


Are you still wondering why you have not succeeded? Here is piece from the wisdom house of Success and Failure. Just as the Holy book said, “Give {advise} to a wise person, and he will become even wiser” —Prov 9:9. I urge you to get the best from these instructions, analyze your life with them and initiate the journey to the mountain top.


Success: Success means doing the best when we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be— Zig Ziglar

Failure: I haven’t failed. I’ve found 10,000 ways that won’t work—Thomas A Edison

Success: Success is practically improved failure—Acha Harrison

Failure: Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities—Napoleon Hills

Success: Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure—Earl Wilson

Failure: Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up—Thomas Edison

Success: The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of environment in which you find yourself—Mark Caine

Failure: The key to failure is trying to please everybody—Bill Cosby

Success: The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows—Aristotle Onansis

Failure: There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of faiure—Paulo Coelho

Success:Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are
loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing—William A. Ward

Failure: I have failed over and over again-that is why I succeeded—Michael Jordan

Success: Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose—Bill Gates

Failure: Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end—Denis Waitley

Success: Success is not final,

Failure: Failure is not fatal:

It is the courage to continue that counts—Winston Churchill

Feel free to add your failure and success quotes in the comment box below.

Saturday, 8 November 2014


Are you among those YOUTHS who still live by “I am too young" mentality, or those who believe societal problems shouldn't irk their life? Such mentality is where the problem really lies. No one is too young to impact the society and be the cause of change.
If you still see yourself as being too young to impact lives and cause change, why not take your time to look into the lives of these young change makers impacting lives in the society.

Malala Yousfzai (17Years:)
Malala, now 17, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman 2years ago in Pakistan after coming to prominence for her campaigning for education for girls. That wasn't enough reason for her to quit but she pushed on and kept pushing forward.
She won for what the Nobel committee called her “heroic struggle” for girls’ right to an education. SHE IS THE YOUNGEST EVER WINNER OF THE PRIZE.

Grace Ihejiamaizu (23years:
She is a Sociologist lecturer at the University of Calabar, Nigeria and a Social Entrepreneur and Global Changemaker with over five years of experience working in the nonprofit and youth development sector. She's the founder of Raising Young and Productive Entrepreneurs (RYPE Initiative) and iKapture Networks. Grace is also the founder and chief editor of Opportunity Desk, one of the largest online platforms for information on youth opportunities, scholarships, events, summits, etc. She was named one of Google’s 12 Brightest Young Minds in 2011. She's a role model to many African youths who are making impact and those ready to impact lives.

Toyosi Akerele (30years):
She is the founder and CEO of RISE Networks, a leading Social Enterprise with a deliberate interest in Technology and its relevance to Youth and Education Development across Africa.
She was in June of 2011 described by Mrs. Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States of America, as one of her personal inspirations in a televised address to America as a prelude to her arrival in Africa for the Young African Women Leaders Forum of which Toyosi remains the only Nigerian member till date.

Gbenga Sesan (36years):
He's the founder and Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, a social enterprise that connects Nigerian youth with ICT-enabled opportunities and focuses on consulting, research, telecentre support, youth-led social technopreneurship and capacity building. In October 2001, he was appointed Nigeria’s first Information Technology Youth Ambassador.

Linda Ikeji who turned 34 years on the 19th of September is an Ex-model, Entrepreneur, Ace blogger, and Owner(founder) of one of the most visited sites(BLOGS) in Nigeria Today.She is highest paid Nigerian blogger.She's a role model to many bloggers both within and outside Nigeria. Today, you can't talk about blogging without mentioning Linda Ikeji.

GOSSY UKANWOKE (26 years):
Gossy is a 26 year old Higher Education Investor, supporting access to Learning and Education for young people in under-served communities. He has worked with African governments on the development of policies to assist better learning.
He is Founder at Beni American University and BAU Online – Nigeria’s first online institution.
In 2011, Cossy was named Africa’s Top Tech Entrepreneur by IT News. In 2012 and 2013, he was a finalist on the The Future Africa Awards for his work in Innovating Education on the African continent. Gossy’s work has been profiled on CNN, Forbes, The Huffington Post and more.
Recently, he was named the Young Person of the Month (November) at Opportunity Desk.

Chude Jideonwo (29years):
Chude Jideonwo is a Nigerian lawyer, award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur and the co-founder of Red Media Africa, a leading marketing and corporate communication company that is subsidiary of the Red Media Group. Chude also founded EnoughisEnough Nigeria, one of the country’s foremost civic participation groups. He is the youngest journalist ever to interview a sitting Nigerian president; securing an exclusive sit- down with Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in 2011.

Linda Iheme (24years):
Linda Iheme is an African Youth Activist, Social Entrepreneur, Dentist (in training), Speaker, Mentor, Certified Business Coach, & TV Host. She's is the founder of IIF YIGAD (International Initiative For Youths Inspiration, Growth And Development) which focuses on training youths on social entrepreneurship.
Her most recent work, #LunchWithLindaIheme, is a monthly Facebook photo contest with awesome rewards for winners of which Acha Harrison emerged winner of the season 2 contest (A picture quote contest on “My African Dream"). “Frankly speaking, it was a nice moment with Linda and I was really INSPIRED"—Acha Harrison.

Dr. Ola Orekunrin ( 26years):
She is a medical doctor, a trainee helicopter pilot and an entrepreneur and founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria, West Africa’s first air ambulance service which provides urgent air ambulances services to leading health institutions, insurance and private companies in Lagos Nigeria.

Philani Hlophe:
Philani is a Young Vibrant African Flame with Desperate Dreams and Deep Desires. He's the Founder of Ignite The Youth Africa; a forum where African Youth converge to and ponder on ways to move Africa forward. “He is our Madiba”— Ede Nida Eghafona.

The future belongs to the YOUTHS and NOW is the FUTURE.
Are you still feeling too young???
Wake up!
Dream Big!
You too can make it to the list of Young Change makers. Start up something you are passionate about today and keep touching lives.


Most often, we tend to shy away from challenges of life for two reasons:
1. Feeling that, we can do nothing about such challenges.
2. Believing that, running away from those challenges is the best option.
Have you ever thought of a world without challenges? What impression does it create in you? I'm quit sure that if I should go out on a survey on this, believe me, 90—95% of people will choose to live without challenges.

Brendon Burchard in his wisdom once said “Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction". Challenges are like the mining processes in gold making. It is what brings out the true nature and quality of gold. It makes you fit, appreciated and cherished by the world. That's what challenges does to man.

Challenges are not curses or opportunity for excuses. But rather, necessary obstacle that must be conquered for success to unveil itself. If you are not ready to face challenges, then you are not qualified to dine with kings and queens. Challenge crushers are common men with extraordinary ability to subdue challenges. Do you see challenges as punishment or as a blessing?

Challenges breeds action and action build dreams. They also build our inner strength to take action. If you cherish your dream, you will at all cost face any challenge that tends to ache your dream.

To sleep and wake up is a challenge of faith. To write an exam and come out with good grades started as a challenge. To invest even where thousand rivals in the same business line exist, is a challenge. What about adapting to a new environment, is it not a challenge too? A world without challenge, is a world of want, lack and stagnation.

If you have forgotten, let me remind you again with these words as opined by Robert Kiyosaki and i quote; “If you want to thrive in today's economy, you must challenge the status quo and get the financial education necessary to succeed". Kiyosaki advices us to let our life be a challenge to challenges of life. The history of great men has always been the history of challenges.

Learn to see challenges as a pathway to your success rather than as a punishment. And don't forget, “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful" —Joshua J. Marine.

Friday, 7 November 2014


As I sat on my chair this afternoon faced up with one of my hands on my cheek and leg crossed, I began to wonder why things are the way they are. In the process, certain questions kept occurring and reoccurring to me as I was suspended in the aura of why and how? It gave me not only a sense of belonging but also a great strength from within. I would like you to take a moment of your time to search deep inside you with these questions that got me out of my comfort zone.

Firstly, are you really where you are supposed to be? If no, WHY? if successfully answered, HOW can you get there? It is more than wishing. You must ACT!

Secondly, I strongly believe you had a goal and vision for the future years back, what is the fate of those goals and vision now? Have you achieved them or you're still day dreaming? Just reflect back and if possible pen down those goals and vision again and sincerely examine them. What are your outcome? Does it make you smile or sober? Think again!

Lastly, if those goals and vision of yours were to be converted to ($)dollars, how much will you tag each? Will it be in hundred, thousand or billion dollars worth? Don't forget that, it's who you are that will determine the worth of your idea and dream i.e your reflection in the idea and dream. If you really know the worth of your goals or dreams, I don't think you will let it go.

Our dreams might look same but hey, they can NEVER be worth mate. This is where the BIG difference comes in; the difference between ordinary and extraordinary, great and small.

Build yourself, better your attitude and start making changes today! The fact that it never worked out the first time for you does not make it useless. That dream, goal or vision is ABSOLUTELY POSSIBLE. Reality is at the corner, don't give up.


I was at the photo studio where I went to take a photo shot of myself few days back. As I got to the studio, waiting for the photographer to come and capture the young guy with great mind, I realized that there's something about the studio of which I'm becoming sensitive of. It was the photo studio and the real world. I was trying to relate myself, the photographer, the camera, the printer and the studio environment to what actually happens in the real world.

Here comes the photographer with his camera ready to capture Acha Harrison in his smart outfit. Firstly, he arranged the background to suit the nature of the picture I wanted. Then, I made it known to him that I needed just two copies of a “Wow" and “Superb" picture of myself.
He captured me many times (7 different images to be specific) at different angles and I went inside the dressing room to change my dress code in order to get the other desired picture of myself. As I came out of the dressing room, guess what? The guy was waiting for me to come out in order for him to altered the background of the studio as against the previous one. This was done, in order for the picture to blend with the background. I was taking note of each of his actions.
He captured me 4 different times and he was done.
The next step was for me to select the two “wow" and “superb" pictures I needed from these many captures; one from each of the outfits. I got the two pictures I needed quit right but that was not all.

I realized that the photo studio can be likened to the REAL WORLD where different people from different background dwell. The picture I had in mind is the DREAM I wish to transform to a reality.
The photographer is the ACTION, the camera the MINDSET and printer is the medium through which DREAMS are transformed into REALITY

How do I mean? It is what I feed into camera that I see and that's what the printer produces. If I smile, what I get back is a smile. If I squeeze my face like the ancient gods of the Babylonians simply because I feel there's nothing good about this world, honestly, that's what I still get in return. It is GIGO (Garbage In Garbage Out).

For your future to be great, you need a dream with the right mindset towards that dream. How do you give your dream the right mindset? It's simply by believing in your dream and acting on your dream.

Did you know that out of the 11 pictures I took, I selected only the best two I was satisfied with? Those two were printed out. As I said earlier, my mind was already made up even before I left for the studio that, I needed just two photos, nothing more nothing less. So any photo that doesn't fall in line with my decision is not fit to stay. What this implies is, in your journey of life, you are going to come across distractions. That's the nature of life; you will see the good, the bad and the ugly. What you focus on the camera is what really matters. Is it the good, the bad or the ugly you are focusing your camera on? The choice is 100% yours. For me I choose to focus my camera on the good and positive. The negative is only for theoretical use, it can never be of practical importance.

I hope this inspires you to focus on the good rather than focusing on the bad and ugly aspect of life.