No, it’s not an ad. Well, not in the way you’re thinking.
Truth is, there’s no better time than right now to be a female writer. Why?
So YMCA Lagos decides to do a short story competition for young female writers. And it is simple and straight forward – it is a simple encouragement/opportunity to speak up, tell your stories and let your voices be heard.
Don’t take my word for it tho. Check out the flyer below:
So – let me not ask the obvious but – what are you still reading for?!
What makes a good story?
This and a lot other questions are what me and some of the most brilliant literary minds around will be answering at an intense one-day creative writing workshop. Tagged ‘The SWA Creative Writing Workshop’ and organized by the SW Advantage Resources in partnership with Okadabooks. Featuring an extensive who’s who list of writing, it is guaranteed to be quite the experience. I myself will be teaching on Creative Fictional Prose.
Peep details below!
This is where we fight for the right to express.
Here we go again. But this time, it’s me with a new product from a known team.
In collaboration with Metamorph, our business consulting company, we’re putting together something known as *drum roll*
the underline academy
Thank you for the warm applause. I’m humbled.
the underline academy was created out of a need to help writers/creatives maximize their earning potential, making the most of their gifts and abilities. It started as a mashup exercise – a combination of several courses of interest with the intent of seguing into more specific courses and training as the school advances.
Bottom line: this is here to stay.
The first in a number of training programs is story wars I. It is a mashup of almost everything I know as far as writing goes (songwriting would have been in there but people prefer screenwriting so) with some really professional people instructing the classes.
But – Don’t take my word for it. Check this out:
Sure looks good don’t it?
Well. Invest in now.
To find out more visit: the underline academy
This Should Have Come Earlier.
I Apologise. Some small details kept me from sharing since.
Make we no long talk again:
Bedouin, a Lagos-based Creative Media Firm is on a mission to put an end to open defecation in Nigeria through its “Shit With Sense” campaign.
Open defecation puts people at risk of contracting quite a number of diseases, which often lead to deaths. For instance, in 2013, over 340,000 children under 5 years died from diarrhoea resulting from lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene.
The aim is to improve the toilet and sanitary conditions of the average Nigerian.
You can join in this campaign by spreading the word as much as you can, as far as you can and as fast as you can, for a worthy cause. But there’s also something in it for you as well. You can stand a chance to win some gift items by taking the following steps:
- Follow @bedouinnation and @shitwithsense on twitter or @swslagos on Instagram.
- Write a funny short story in your notes on your phone that you think will help pass the message #ShitWithSense. Or create a funny short video with the message.
- Take a screenshot and tweet the photo at both handles with the hashtag #ShitWithSense or upload the video on Instagram with the hashtag #ShitWithSense and tag us as well.
- Get your friends to retweet you on twitter or like your video on instagram
- The funniest story and video with the highest retweets/reposts and likes gets a prize.
From Thursday, 19th November, World Toilet Day to Thursday, 3rdDecember, this contest will be on. You’ve got two weeks to gather your votes and the winners will be announced on Friday the 4thof December. So hurry! Start writing, start recording and start sharing. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #ShitWithSense and be sure to keep tweeting at us! Good luck!
Are you still here?! Get to tweeting!
These guys are family.
And in the way of family – we don’t always call or text. We hardly stay in touch.
But I got them. And they can say the same of me.
So there’s this thing they’re doing…
Make I no too talk. Read poster for details.
Lets Go There.
I had the privilege of speaking at the first TEDx Unilag event earlier this year – and I spoke on an issue that matters to me; an issue that affects all of us – whether we know it or not.
Rape and Rape Culture In Nigeria.
You can watch the video here – and share your thoughts, opinions and so on.
Also share with your friends, so they can share with theirs.