One of the things I've decided to be better about is sharing some of the work I'm doing BEFORE I do it. So, in that light, I want to share with you an upcoming event I'm hosting and moderating, and I'm so excited about it.
In a previous post, I shared that I'd hosted the first FemFunds workshop, and did an infomercial for them. Here's a clip of me at the event, talking about making the most of your talents…
I know it’s been a long time, and *cue Aaliyah beat* I shouldn’ta left you (and so on…), but well, life.
Here are a few updates: Filmed a new show airing on Channels TV (which was my actually the first place I actually worked when I moved back to Nigeria). It brings together things I love: God and getting to know people and their stories. The show is called Church Culture, it airs every Saturday at 1pm, and is all about the intersection between the church as we know it, and our everyday lives and issues. We had some really great conversations, and I was definitely on my toes, what with all the bible verses and interesting opinions being shared. If you’ve caught it, let me know, if not, here’s a clip so you can see what we’re about...
Books, music and travel. These are a few of the things that make my life a better place. A love for these three things is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me, so I was thrilled to be able to go to my hometown for Ake Festival, which is an annual arts and books festival. This year's theme was "This F-Word." Yup, we're not tired of talking about feminism.
If you're subscribed, you know in my last newletter I promised to give you all the Festival gist, so here it is! If you're not subscribed, you should be!! :)
I was invited to Ake by the amazing convener, Lola Shoneyin, to host a book chat with two amazing authors, Dayo Olopade and Alexis Okeowo, both of whom wrote non-fiction books: The Bright Continent (Dayo) and A Moonless, Starless Sky (Alexis). I've linked both books, so please take a look and support by buying: I promise they are worth it!
Don't call it a comeback!
Yeah, I know I've been gone more than a minute. Sometimes you need to take a break and then come back, right? Right. Onwards...
I was honored to be asked to participate in the Ask Series, organized by the folks at Belfry Africa at The Waterside Hotel in Ikoyi. It's a small, intimate event, where people can come and listening to the guest (me, in this instance) share their story, and get a chance to ask any questions about their journey, and whatever else they'd like to know.