Interview Discussion With Popular and Fast Growing Actress in Nollywood- Mobolanle Pius

Hello guys!

So yesterday i was privileged to interview one of Nollywood’s finest and fast upcoming actress “Omobolanle Pius” aka Mobola as she is fondly called. She is gaining fast fame in the Nigerian movie industry and soon to the world.

Ladies and Gentlemen, i give you Mobola.

1. Tell us a bit about your background, school,  and Where were you born?

My name is omobolanle pius, half Yoruba half edo, born in Lagos Nigeria, graduate of unilag, and studied sociology.

2. How was life growing up? 

Having lost my dad at a tender age, and my mama always ringing what we should do and shouldn’t do into our ears made us focus, then it was school, home and church.


3. At what age in your life did you decide you wanted to go into the entertainment and lifestyle? 

I have always been a drama queen lol, i remembered how my Mum use to spank me whenever I wear her over sized heels at age 8, she said I would tie gele and stand in front of the mirror doing the madam kofo thingy. After secondary school I told my Mum I would really love to go into acting but she said I should finish my studies first. At age 17 I knew I was going to go into entertainment.

Me: Yea! i remember Madam kofo LOL!

4. How do you cope joggling in between scripts from different movie role?

I am very selective when it comes to movie roles, I take my time, I do not want to be everywhere making meaningless movies, so I always take my time . 

5. Is being an actress a burden or a blessing or a bit of both? 

Being an actress is a big blessing and I will always thank God for such opportunity, it has opened so many doors for me And I am grateful.


6. What challenged have you had as an upcoming actress in the movie industry? 

Having to act with super stars, A list actors/actresses , I remembered the first time I acted with sir Olu Jacobs, I must tell you I had cold feet, at a point I couldn’t utter a word, I was just staring at him.

Me: That man is a legend. A good point for you..


7. In your opinion,  what is the most difficult part when shooting a movie? 

Picture quality, Sound and Audio.


8. What’s the weirdest thing a fan has ever told you? 

Spend the night with me And I will give you a blank check.

Me: That person was so blunt and straight to the point. Naija Men!!! What was your reaction??

I was blunt with him also. He should take a hike!!! lol..

 
9. Your acting confident is so bold, do you sometimes have the fear of the unknown when you on set?

No! Not at all, I even get compliments from my colleagues telling me I have a unique way of delivering my lines and all that.


10. Which other professional actor/actress are you looking to work with or have something coming out with? 

RMD- Richard Mofe Damijo.


11. If you had a chance to work with one person in the world,  who would it be? 

Tyler Perry. He is a legend.

Me: I definitely agree with you.


12. What are your top 3 points in your note or pad that you always reflect on?

God over everything, Do your best and leave the rest, and be inspired to do more for people.

 
13. What motivates you?

Whenever my mama says she’s proud of  me, that motivates me .

14. What are some things that you would like to accomplish but not in view yet in your career?

To have a film school.

15. What advice would you give to unmotivated and non inspired people around the world. Please explain??? 

Always give in you best, and whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.


16. What’s next for Mobola? 

I have a new project I am working on, and also a TV talk show called “my star web TV” watch out for that.

We appreciate your time with us, sharing your story and experience. We look forward to having you back in the nearest future, and also more movies to your credit.

Thank you.

MOVIE CREDIT

  1. Tinsel
  2. The temptation
  3. Shalewa
  4. The baron
  5. You and I
  6. Ike

If you want to engage with us by sharing your experience and life issues with us. You can always send us a mail or comment below.

Mail- motivatedfree@gmail.com

This Week’s Top Stories: Meet Mary Azaki Sabo- Marketer, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, And Fashion Designer

Independence is a character trait that many people admire. Independence does not mean that we don’t need the love and support of others in our lives, but it does mean having the courage to pave your own path. Life and career success often requires a level of independence — a willingness to break away from the pack to prioritize your freedom and find your own way.
Many of the successful women we admire today and throughout history are independent women who have overcome adversity and challenged the status quo — they’ve taught a lot of lessons about independent women. They serve as role models for many women who continue to pursue their passions in order to fulfill purpose and become independent, whether striving to be an independent thinker or to become financially independent. If you encounter challenges or ever need to go at it alone – look for successful women to inspire you and keep you motivated.

Today I want to celebrate one of such women. I will briefly introduce her and give you quick detailed profile of this strong independent woman: Mary Azaki Sabo.


Introduction: Mary Azaki Sabo, from Abaji area council, FCT Abuja, Nigeria.

Mary is a serial entrepreneur and hard worker. I have had the privilege of working with her in the past and I can testify to this, she gets the job done. She calls herself a “workaholic”. She loves cooking, travelling, swimming, and playing candy crush.

Mary speaks 4 languages; English, French, Hausa, and her native language Gbagyi fluently.

She is a marketer and the lead marketer for Louis Vuitton in Abuja Nigeria. Aside doing what she loves best which is marketing, Mary is also a fashion designer. Am sure very soon her brand will be going global. Aside this, she also has a laundry service, and passionate about mining. She plans to develop the mining industry in the country, by involving the youths in developing the mineral resources sector in the country.

Mary is also passionate in giving back to the society. She is the CEO of Azaki foundation. Her foundation focuses on “Women in Distress”. Most of them are widows and single mothers. She sensitizes them of their values and never to give up on life.

She supports with the little she gets from friends, colleagues, and very soon getting sponsors for her foundation. She loves to see people smile.

Am proud to call her a friend, and also a future leader of our great nation, leading women to greater heights.

Mary is a very reserved and jovial lady, feel free to engage with her if you interested in her services.

Follow Mary on IG: @azaki_empire

Interview Discussion With The Leading CEO Of Painting In Lagos State Nigeria: Meet Adeuja Olatunbosun- CEO Of Ipaintgrafix

Our guest today is an intelligent, focused, and business minded person. He is also compassionate, sagacious, and friend to everyone. He is the CEO of Ipaintgrafix, a painting company that has covered a lot of home with beauty and taste. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Mr. Adeuja Olatunbosun


1. Tell us a bit about your background, school, and Where were you born?
I was born in Abeokuta, Ogun state. He had his secondary and tertiary education in Christ the King Catholic College, And Redeemer’s university respectively.
2. How was life growing up?

I was born into a family that has a real estate, painting and medical background. Growing up was interesting, enjoyed every single bit of it.

3. At what age in your life did you decide you wanted to go into the painting business?

Painting has been a family business so, it was easy to venture into it and make waves.


4. How do you cope running a fast growing business?
Running a business is challenging. Major issues are staffing, skilled personels, logistics and quality product marketing. We have been able to breakthrough by investing in our workers, constantly training them and ensuring customer care and satisfaction.
5. Is being a CEO a burden or a blessing or a bit of both?
Being a CEO is a bit of a burden but more of a blessing. The key is to delegate duties to capable hands. Create a system that works in your absence. Have a quality control and customer feedback system that works.


6. What challenged have you had to go through as a business owner?
Painting and decorating requires patients, high taste, quality and topnotch finishing. It’s important to do 3D and 4D rendering for your clientele. Ensure they have an idea of what their space would look like after project completion.
7. In your opinion, what is the most difficult part about painters and decorators in Nigeria?

Purchase of Advanced Painting equipments such as spray guns,mechanical electric airless spray painters , Black and Decker Rapid rollers , Frog tapes etc…
Be sure to agree on all terms with client and their family. Don’t take the issue of kids room lightly . Be sure you know what the kids want for their space and delivery accordingly. Some clients are colour blind, and asides from 3D rendering, we always do on site sample colours application to be in agreement with client as regards their painting colour scope. Most client don’t like paying their balance upon project completion. So, we ensure we get at least 75% upfront payment before project commencement. Also, be sure to agree on payment terms,conditions and total price. Send mails and text messages for back up and proofs.
Me: I can attest to this very well.

8. What’s the weirdest thing a customer/ staff has ever told you?
Customers always want the best . But most aren’t willing to pay for the best. Discounts makes customers happy. If you give lots of discounts, you get lots of happy customers.


9. Your business confident is so bold, do you sometimes have the fear of the unknown?
No fears, as long as plans are in place, colours and painting scope are agreed upon, everything works out just fine. Honesty and quality is key in our business.
10. Which other professional are you looking to work with or have something coming out with?
Our company works with 2 architectural and 1 legal firm to deliver quality to our clients and handle conflicts resolution respectively.


11. If you had a chance to work with one person in the world, who would it be?
We want to Work with successful real estate companies. We believe a quality building deserves a quality painting finish. As painting improves the aesthetics of an architectural piece.
12. What are your top 3 points in your note or pad that you always reflect on?

  • Help people solve problems by providing lasting solutions
  • Create value
  • Make your customers happy. The cheapest feedbacks and referrals are from happy customers.

13. What are some things that you would like to accomplish but not in view yet in your business career?

Build a mega paints production factory and training facility for kids, youths in our community. Have a Training institute that can educate,supply professional painters to the rising realestate demand in our country . Also, Export paints and allied chemicals to all parts of the world.

14. What advice would you give to unmotivated and non inspired people around the world. Please explain???
Believe in yourself, good things takes time. Read helpful books, branding is key, maximize your relationships with people, network, attend seminars and events, check up free events on Events Brite platform. Look for problems, find cheap and faster ways to solve them and you’re on your way to making genuine wealth. Be prayerful and honest.

15. What’s next for Bosun?
We are expanding Into real estate and construction.

NB: Why do I interview people like this? Because we need to motivated and encouraged to do what we want to do in life, to become what we want to become in life, to achieve a goal and contribute to humanity.

We appreciate your time with us. Thank you.

For painting inquiry:

Instagram: @ipaintgrafix.ng

Email: ipaintgrafix@gmail.com

Till next time, have a great day!!!

How My Interview Discussion With Popular Master Of Ceremony (MC) In Nigeria “MC AYULAH”: Will Make You Focus On Your Passion And Talent

He is talented and will make your ceremony worth every penny, and time. He is intelligent, funny, and knows how to move the crowd. He is one of Nigeria’s sort after and demanding MC in town with a lot trending positive reviews. He is the CEO of Speaking Services Nigeria.

Guys help me welcome MC Ayulah!

1. Tell us a bit about your background, school, and Where are you from?

My name is Ayobami Yusuf popularly known as MC Ayulah. I am a native of Omu Aran in, Kwara State. My primary education was at Abdul Aziz Attah Memorial Nursery & Primary School Ilorin while I had my secondary education at Federal Government College, Ilorin. I proceeded to The Federal Polytecnic Bida, Niger state where I bagged a diploma certificate in Civil Engineering before proceeding to University of Ilorin where I bagged my first degree and Masters degree in Geology.

2. How was life growing up?

Growing up was absolute fun. A lot has changed now. We didn’t have 24hours television. Children played together on the streets. We had real friends both in school and at home. We listened to folklore stories. All I remember about growing up is all beautiful

3. At what age in your life did you decide you wanted to be an MC?

Ohh… I am barely 5 years in the industry. It was a decision I took a few years back while I was working as an engineer with one of the leading telecoms servicing company in Lagos. After five years with the company, I decided I wanted more. I needed to chase my passion and be more. So I started anchoring events while still on the job before I finally left.

Me: wow! That’s a big risk and decision you took… so!

4. How do you cope working virtually every weekend, managing your time and schedule?

Time management is one of the essential qualities every MC must possess. Many times I work on weekends (weddings and birthdays) but sometimes times I get to work on weekdays too (Corporate events). On my free days.

5. Is being an MC a burden or a blessing or a bit of both?

Being a professional MC is absolutely a blessing for all who recognizes it. This is because we get to meet different people almost every week and this alone provides us an opportunity to network with a lot of people including those who matter in the society.
So far I have not been able to identify a major disadvantage of being an emcee and my mentors have not told me any too.

6. What challenges have you had to tackle as a professional at your job?

First is to make people understand that a Pro MC is not the same as a comedian. Many out there confuse an emcee with a standup comedian. You necessarily don’t have to be able to tell jokes before you can successfully be a pro MC. Although you must have a good sense of humor to succeed.

Me: which similarly looks like comedy. What I have noticed is that there is comedy in everything that we do. But now I kinda get your point and am sure my readers are aware of the differences now.

7. In your opinion, what is the most difficult part in your line of business?

Having to read voraciously to be current is one. The other is the ability to stay abreast of situations and be on top of everything that presents itself either at events or behind the scenes

8. What’s the weirdest thing a client/follower has ever told you?

I don’t think that weird moment has come…

9. Your confidence is so bold, especially when you handle the mic, do you sometimes have the fear of stage
fright?

Stage fright? No I conquered that long time ago. I have always been a stage boy from my primary school days when we danced on stage and acted plays at the schools functions. In my secondary school days, I was in drama and cultural troupe. So when I decided to grace the stage as an emcee, it wasn’t an issue.

10. Which other professional are you looking forward to working with or have something coming out with?

I would love to work with a lot of people – Ik Osakioduwa, Gbemileke Oyisan, Teju Babyface and many more.

Me: these guys are great MC legends. You got good taste!

11. If you had a chance to work with one person in the world, who would it be?

As a professional MC, you can be paired to work with anyone and whoever it is, you must display absolute professionalism but nothing beats when you share the stage with your mentors and role models.

12. What are your top 3 points in your note or pad that you always reflect on?

Never let them see you sweat
Irrespective of where you find yourself, Give your best always

13. Aside the unemployment nature of the country, what drove you to become an MC?

Well for me, the choice to be an MC was more of wanting to pursue my passion than being unemployed. I resigned my job as a telecoms specialist after 5years to focus on being a full time professional MC.

14. What are some things that you would like to accomplish but not in view yet in your profession?

There a quite a lot but top on the list is to anchor destination weddings

15. What advice would you give to unmotivated and non- inspired people around the world. Please explain???

God has equipped everyone with a special ability and talent embedded inside us. We need to further dig deep to discover these gifts and use them solve the problems around us.

16. What’s next for MC Ayulah?
For now, the focus is to get better at the craft and probably explore new terrain and opportunities.

Thank you so much for your time. We wish you the best of all your heart desires and endeavours.

So you have it guys. In case you are in need of an MC for your event, home or abroad. MC AYULAH is available to grace that occasion.

You can contact him on:

Instagram: @ayulah

Email: bookings@speakingservices.org

Telephone number: +234-8035236203 or +234-8124085541

My Interview With Online Professional Psychiatrist- Dr. Tomi

She is one of Nigerian’s foremost Psychiatrist, a mentor and an influencer. Her engagement on Instagram has helped a lot of people mentally and physically. She is intelligent and very smart. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you Dr. Tomi.

Dr. Tomi

You are welcome.

First things first, we appreciate your time and availability to conduct this interview. Please we will like to know you more by asking some questions.

1. Tell us a bit about your background, school,  and Where were you from?
I’m from Ilesha in Osun State. I am married with two children. I studied Medicine and Surgery at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. I did my residency training in Psychiatry at Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos. I had my postgraduate studies in Psychology (MSc) at Walden University, Minnesota, USA.

Me: Wow this is huge…


2. How was life growing up?
Life was simple when I was young. I grew up in a university quarters and saw first hand how to live a simple life without the pressure of impressing anyone. In fact, there was no one around to impress! The houses were the same, the ranks and positions were the same, the schools were the same, the clothes were the same etc. We learnt to turn inwards to find our individuality. I thoroughly loved it.

Me: Something we should all learn to admit and adapt…


3. At what age in your life did you decide you wanted to be psychiatrist?
My interest in Psychiatry goes as far back as my 18th birthday. I was curious about the human mind and finding there was a field dedicated to studying it was great news to me. However, I chose to complete my degree in Medicine and find a path to my passion from it.

Dr. Tomi

4. How do you cope running a fast growing platform on social media?
I love creating mental health awareness and social media has been a crucial vehicle in driving these efforts. Running this platform is not stressful because it’s connected to what I love. It’s almost effortless.

Me: Very true…


5. Is being a psychiatrist a burden or a blessing or a bit of both?
Helping people restore and/or maintain their mental health is not a burden at all. It’s a privilege.


6. What challenges have you had to tackle as a psychiatrist?
Stigmatization of the profession has been a challenge. It is not only mentally ill people that are stigmatized. Mental health professionals too face stigma from the society. People often act differently once they find out I’m a Psychiatrist. It’s almost predictable. That’s why we are focusing on awareness.


7. In your opinion,  what is the most difficult part in mental health and well-being?
Taking the step to get help when facing mental health challenges is the most difficult step I can think of.


8. What’s the weirdest thing a patient/ follower has ever told you?
“Are you a real doctor?”

Me: I can’t stop laughing, this is really funny…


9. Your confident is so bold, especially when you dive into sex talk, do you sometimes have the fear of people’s reaction?
My focus is creating an enabling environment for people to talk freely about these issues that are cloaked in silence. I can’t do that effectively by being vague or silent. The number of people that reach out via Direct Messages make the efforts worthwhile. So, no, I don’t fear the reactions of a few people.


10. Which other professional are you looking forward in working with or have something coming out with?
I look forward to working with Mainstream Media professionals. There are so many ways they can influence social change. It’s amazing! I do hope some of them will join us in changing the narrative about mental health.

Me: Hopefully…


11. If you had a chance to work with one person in the world,  who would it be?
Professor Abiodun Adewuya. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. He is my teacher and mentor. Any opportunity to work with him will always be a delight. That’s the thing. There are already amazing people in our lives. Let’s build those relationships.


12. What are your top 3 points in your note or pad that you always reflect on?
A) Family life B) Long term career goals C) Mental Health Awareness


13. Aside the unemployment nature of the country, what drove you to become an influencer?
I see myself as a mental health Advocate. Unemployment rate of the country does not directly influence my choice. The major drive is stigma. Anything I can say or do that will lessen stigmatization of the mental ill in the world will be a worthy venture.


14. How do you manage to be a Christian and a psychiatrist?
It took me a long time to understand how my profession fits into my christian faith. I finally have my peace about that. I believe that emotional well-being is best anchored in spiritual well-being if it’s to be sustainable and holistic. We have to take care of our spirits, souls, and bodies. It’s okay if it’s not popular opinion. It works well for me.

15. What are your goals to fight emotional well-being and mental health in Nigeria?

a) reduce STIGMA b) reduce SUICIDE c) improve SEX for women.


16. Do you think the situation is increasing or decreasing?
What situation? The rate of mental illness in the country. But that is by the way, with your contribution on social media i think it is decreasing.


17. What are some things that you would like to accomplish but not in view yet in your career?
I will love to be a Professor and teach young minds about mental health but it is not in view just yet.


18. What advice would you give to unmotivated and uninspired people around the world. Please explain???
People can be transiently unmotivated and uninspired. However, if it’s persistent, please change your life. You are not too old to start over.

Dr. Tomi

19. What’s next for Dr. Tomi?
Scaling up of mental health awareness nationwide. Advocacy directed towards government, policy makers, and stakeholders. That’s just the start.


Thank you for having me.

You welcome!

In case you need her services and assistance on mental issues or a psychiatrist. Dr. Tomi Haven is open for sessions and consultation.

You can get her on Instagram: @drtomihaven

Interview Discussion With Popular Instagram Relationship Coach “Abigail Ajayi”

The first time I met this woman of substance was back then at the university. She was a professional dancer and actor on stage. Now she’s a renowned relationship coach on Instagram. She is the spokesperson and owner of “relationship talk with abilight”.

She’s married and a mother of 3 beautiful children. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Mrs. Abigail Ajayi.

1. Tell us a bit about your background, school, and were you born? 

  • My name is Abigail Ajayi, I am from the western part of Nigeria. I grew up in a family of 6. I had most of my education in Nigeria. I am an alumnus of the prestigious Redeemer’s University where I studied Theatre Arts. I am presently running my Master’s program in Paris, France.

2. How was life growing up? 

  • I would say it was fun especially as the only daughter. You can imagine how it felt growing up among 3 soldiers.

Me: Laughs!!! I can imagine

3. At what age in life did you decide to become a relationship coach? 

  • Well, I didn’t decide to be a relationship coach, but experiences from my teenage and adolescent years where I saw some of my friends face relationship challenges which I had to help resolve stirred up my counseling dreams. Toward the end of the year 2017, I was led in my spirit to start the relationship talk. Taking this decision was not so easy, but as Relationship talk with Abilight is a ministry initiated by God, He made all things work seamlessly.

4. How do you cope with running a fast-growing relationship coaching platform?

  • It’s my passion and a lifestyle so there is nothing to cope. I find joy in what I do.

5. Is being a CEO a burden or a blessing or a bit of both?  

  • It’s being a blessing, never has it been a burden because I feel it’s a privilege to be a blessing to people.

6. What challenged have you experienced as a relationship coach? 

  • Ensuring I do as I preach, also coaching someone who reached out for change but refuses to change. 


7. In your opinion, what is the major problem couples face during marriage/relationship? 

  • The major problem in marriage/ relationship is lack of true love, if we love ourselves the way God has orchestrated love, marriage will work perfectly. Where love reigns, submission will be easy, where love reigns Peace reigns…
  • Secondly, I will say lack of communication. 

8. What’s the weirdest thing a follower has ever told you? 

  • Hmm, requesting to be taught how to seduce his own mother (incest) Me: What a hilarious person. I can imagine the kind of weird things you hear during your sessions online.

9. Your videos and presentation confidence are so bold, do you sometimes have the fear of the unknown? 

  • Fear of the unknown no… God has been my strength so far… 
                  Abigail and her Husband


10. You’ve been married for close to 6-7 years now if am correct. What have been the driving force to your successful marriage? 

  • GOD, I can’t over emphasis Him. He forever will remain my reference. 

11. You have featured mothers and other personalities on your platform. Which professional do you seriously look at to work with or have something coming out with? 

  • I’ll say a professional marriage counselor who has very good experience in counseling and also a psychologist to speak enormously on depression as it’s an issue a lot of young people face especially after encountering relationship challenges.

12. What are your top 3 points in your note or pad that you always reflect on a daily basis? 

  • Never considering myself as a failure. 
  • Becoming a better ME daily
  • Impacting the world in my own little way. I sincerely believe I don’t need to be the president before I can implement change… The change could be implemented from you as an individual.

13. You studied Theater arts at the university. What drove you to switch from that profession to become a relationship coach? 

  • *smiling* well I didn’t switch like you think, my career as a relationship coach is complemented by my training as a thespian. Being able to communicate with people and passing my message to the world on live tv to me is part of acting. I will also add that as a relationship coach I can streamline what I want my audience to hear at any particular time.


14. What advice would you give to those women who are depressed on not getting married in time, and those who are facing one problem or the other in their marriages? 

  • My advice to women who are depressed about not getting married in time; please don’t get tired of praying. One thing I realize in life is at times God keeps us away from danger without our knowledge and we blame Him for it.
  • Work on yourself as an individual, at times we might be our own problem. Beauty could help you get a relationship but the character keeps you in that relationship. 
  • The purpose of marriage is to reflect the relationship of the Godhead and to serve him. But when you don’t even have the opportunity to serve God what’s the essence of it. So, people will tell me there are marriages working perfectly without God involved, hmmm my brother/sister it will tell with time. Am a kingdom bearer and I talk from that perspective.
  • I can’t over emphasis prayer in marriage. When there is an issue in your home, try to settle it both physically and spiritually. Often run back to your Heavenly Father to take charge and speak to His son/ daughter. He alone knows how to speak to a child. 
  • Lastly, Patience is key. In as much as it’s not an abusive relationship, be patient! 

15. Also, what advice would you give to unmotivated and non-inspired people around the world who are tired of life, especially ladies.

  • No one is useless. Life or experience is a teacher… do not get discourage even in that situation. One driving force that pushes me is a NEW day. I believe a new day brings new blessing. Always remember you ain’t useless! Often remember you are wonderfully made by the most high, So one driving force we all must have is the Holy Spirit. If you haven’t encountered Him, ensure you do today.
  • You shall make it, never retire today! Be a vision on a mission! 

16. What’s next for Abigail Ajayi? 

  • *smile* a lot but right now I just launched my new brand, LIGHT EXQUISITE FUNCTIONS: it’s an event management brand. She was born out of necessity and me exploring my creativity. You can follow me on my IG page @lightexquisitefunctions and @relationshiptalkwithabilight. 

Thank You.

We should be the one thanking you for creating time from your busy schedule.

  • Thanks so much Mr Femi Johnson. 

You welcome.

If you want to know more about Abigail Ajayi or you find yourself having issues in your relationship or marriage. Folllow Abigail @relationshiptalkwithabilight

Till next time, do have a wonderful day!!!

Interview With Ex- Beauty Queen And Super Model: Joyce Ngozi Chidebe

Am so privilege to have the opportunity of interviewing an Ex- Nigerian Beauty Queen, a super model, and a friend over the weekend.

Guys, join me as I welcome Joyce Ngozi Chidebe

1. Tell us a bit about your background, school, and Where were you born?

I am the 3rd child in a family of 7. Was born in Lagos state. I attended both primary and high school in Lagos state, and my university (UNIBEN) in Edo state.

2. How was life growing up?
Growing up was something!
I grew up in a 3 bedroom apartment that had a cacophony of people in it because my parents never turned a blind eye to a person in need.
You have accommodation problem, there’s always a couch/bed for you to sleep in.
No food, there is always a plate for you.
The pro of that was that I understood people’s suffering from a really young age and it taught me humility.
The con on the other hand is I am a very quiet/private person so the inability to quiet the noise and have an alone time irked me.
In all it helped shape me into who I am today: strong, grounded and disciplined.

Me: that’s so kind of you guys.. Both 😂😂😂

3. At what age in your life did you decide you wanted to go into modelling?
I decided to go into modeling when I was 17 years old.

4. How did you cope with running your daily activities and modelling?
I always say the best way to live is to make sure there is a sync or balance in the things you do. My daily activities and modeling is very much inter woven so there is never a clash.

5. Is being a supermodel a burden or a blessing or a bit of both?
It’s been an absolute blessing. I’ve met amazing people, achieve feats that were just imaginations before now and also been able to give me financial freedom.
6. What’s the weirdest thing your fans has ever told you?
“You are my role model” it was overwhelmingly but highly flattering/appreciated. It was like a bitter sweet feeling because here I am trying to constantly improve myself and with that comes self criticism so it was absolutely amazing to hear that someone appreciate the work I am doing.
7. Your self confident is so bold, do you sometimes have the fear of the unknown?

Absolutely! I believe a person without is a person without dreams. Confidence/courage isn’t the lack of fear but the ability to look at your fear and with a sweating palm/racing heart hold on to it so tight that even the universe will help you make those dreams come true!

8. Which other professional are you looking to work with or have something coming out with?
Fashion designing, animation, interior design and architecture.

9. If you had a chance to work with one person in the world, who would it be?

This is difficult question to answer as I have a long list of people I would love to work with in every field I am interested in. It ranges from Namoi Campbell, Coco Rocha, Edward Enninful, Karl Lagerfeld, rElon musk, Richard Branson, Meryl Streep, Mia jocovich, Emma Stone, Johnny Deep, Chimamanda Adiche and much more.

10. What are your top 3 points in your note or pad that you always reflect on?
Is it weird to say I don’t have a go to note pad cos I actually don’t.
11. You were MBGN 2012 runner up and also West Africa Beauty Queen runner up. How has life treated you after the beauty pageant?

Beauty pageantry was a beautiful stepping stone for me. It help me dream even more, made me push more and it has help me drive myself in the direction I currently am right now.

12. What advice would you give to aspiring young models?
Things are not going to be given to you, you have to work for it. Show up for your casting, be prompt and have a “can do” energy. A lot of no’s might be thrown at you but shake it of, keep pushing and give them a reason to say yes. Believe me when I say it’s quite worth it.

13. Please advice the unmotivated and non inspired people around the world today on why they shouldn’t give up but keep trying. Please explain???
Life is tough, I truly do understand that but putting too much thoughts to your problems won’t solve it. So just like a tough exam in school, solve the easy problems: that would give you an energy/mental boost. That way you have a few more things to be grateful for and helps you look at the tougher problems with more of a positive light. Don’t rush but also dont be lazy, a steady pace will keep you balanced and help you enjoy the small miracles on your way to your big picture.

14. What’s next for Joyce?
I am busy dreaming with my eyes wide open.

We all from Motivated and Free Blog appreciate you for sparing us a bit of your time because we know you are a very busy lady. We wish you the best in all your endeavours.

Thank you.

Interview Discussion With Digital Marketer And Entrepreneur “Mrs Uche Anunobi

Some few days back I had the privilege of meeting an old school friend of mine. She’s an extraordinary woman, a wife, a friend and a sister. Through her coaching lectures, she has turned a lot of people’s life around on Instagram and how to build there businesses around the social media platform. Also she has inspired and motivated a lot of people to keep doing what they do best and never give up.

Ladies and Gentlemen please help me to welcome Mrs. Uche Anunobi….

1. Tell us a bit about your background, school and Where were you born?

I was born in Lagos and grew up in Lagos except for when I was in school. I attended Redeemers University for my undergrad studies and did an MBA at the Lagos Business School.

2. How was life growing up?

Growing up was great for me because I got to see both my parents work really hard to ensure we were comfortable. They showed us love and encouraged us to be better always.

3. At what age in your life did you decide you wanted to go into entrepreneurship and a digital marketing coach?

I decided to become an entrepreneur after 3 years of working in an audit firm. The firm was a great one and I learnt a lot about how businesses operate but had zero experience and very little confidence that I could run one myself. That was when I decided to do an MBA to up-level my training. After my MBA, I started testing out my entrepreneurial skills, failing in some and succeeding in some. I’ve also struggled with choosing that one thing that I would love to do for the rest of my life.

4. How do you cope running a fast growing digital marketing platform?

At first, I thought it was crazy and put myself under a lot of unnecessary pressure. But now, I have learnt that there are timeless principles that always work regardless of the changing digital environment and I’ve dedicated myself to learning those principles. That way, I feel less pressured keeping up with the ever changing platform. I embrace the change better and educate other to do same.

5. Is being an entrepreneur a burden or a blessing or a bit of both?

It is more of a blessing than a burden. Entrepreneurship teaches you many things: how to be kind to everyone (customer service), how to plan yourself better because you’d be juggling so many things at the same time, how to motivate yourself because there’ll be no boss to motivate you, the importance of having a coach and trust me, having a coach is everything.

6. What challenged have you had to as a digital marketing coach and entrepreneur?

The most challenging for me is getting people to implement the great things that would move their business forward. People love and understand what I’m telling them to do but get lazy to do the work even though they know it will make all the difference. I guess that’s why coaches like to work with high performance individuals.

7. In your opinion, what is the most difficult part about your line of work?

Ensuring that clients don’t give up when the going gets tough because the entrepreneurial path is not all roses and sunshine.

8. What’s the weirdest thing your followers has ever told you?

I think I’m lucky not to have had any weird follower yet..lol

9. Your business confident is so bold, do you sometimes have the fear of the unknown?

All the freaking time! This is a daily struggle, the only thing is, I don’t let it stop me, not anymore.

10. Which other professional are you looking to work with or have something coming out with?

I so look forward to working with Tara Durotoye, Tricia (Triciabiz), Nelly (Naijabrandchick), Steve Harris, Bankole Williams, Stephanie Obi and Tomie Balogun. I love these great men and women because they inspire me every day. And what’s even more exciting is that they are all Nigerians who started thinking big as youths.

11. If you had a chance to work with one person in the world, who would it be?

Tara Durotoye

12. What are your top 3 points in your note or pad that you always reflect on?

How to be a better version of me

How to impact lives positively

How to run my business better

13. Aside the unemployment nature of the country, what drove you to switch from a graduate to a digital marketing coach?

Unemployment didn’t drive me to switch. I chose to switch because I wanted to impact lives in a way that I couldn’t with my paid employment.

14. What advice would you give to unmotivated and non-inspired people around the world. Please explain???

I’d advise them to first acknowledge that they have a challenge of being unmotivated and uninspired. Acknowledging is the first step towards a turn around. Next, they can start to read great books, start working on their business ideas, surround themselves with great people and get a coach.

15. What’s next for Uche Anunobi?

I’m working on developing an online course that would help entrepreneurs kick start and grow their businesses online. I’m also working on my book to open people’s eyes to see how they can take advantage of the online space. These alongside my free weekly live videos on my Instagram page @uche.anunobi will help to grow a tribe of intentionally successful young Nigerian entrepreneur.

We appreciate your contribution and advise for unmotivated people around. We wish you well in all your future endeavours.

To get in touch with uche for advise and coaching, you can follow her on Instagram: @uche.anunobi

Interview Discussion With The CEO of I. Pearls Fashion: Tabitha Bankole

What motivates and drive extraordinary people to do big things? It’s determination. To continue our series on interviewing upcoming young CEO’s, today we have a creative stylist and fashion designer. A lady of charm, elegant, and spruce. Guys welcome Tabitha Bankole “CEO I. Pearls Fashion”.

1. Tell us a bit about your background, school, and Where were you born?

My name us Bankole Tabitha, the 5th of 6 children. I was born in ogun state but my family relocated to Lagos when I was about 7 years old. I schooled in mbari mbayo school, redeemers high school and redeemers University where I obtained a B.A in history and international relations.

> 2. How was life growing up?

Life was good, had its ups and downs, I wanted to be a doctor growing up but I can’t stand blood… Then I wanted to be a farmer but I can’t hold chicken… Growing up was just growing up, I am still growing.

> 3. At what age in your life did you decide you wanted to go into the fashion business?

Fashion was my plan b, agriculture was my plan A, plan A was never going to work so plan B became plan A

> 4. How do you cope running a fast growing business?

Growing yes but I don’t think it’s moving as fast as I want. Generally it is a lot of dedication, hardwork, sweat and tears, but some day I will get there soon.

> 5. Is being a CEO a burden or a blessing or a bit of both?

It is kind of a bit of both, as the owner of a business you carry a lot of responsibilities on your shoulders, a lot more than you bargained for, but it’s a blessing because I have no limitations, i can go as high as I want which is a big blessing.
> 6. What challenge have you had as a business owner?
A lot of challenges, a whole lot I can mention a few… Dealing with fake fabric vendors to satisfying clients, coping with emergency jobs, getting investors.. A whole lot

> 7. In your opinion, what is the most difficult part about fashion and style?

Creativity : as a designer or stylist you have to keep being creative, it is the only way to stay in the game. There are over a million styles out there and a million coming out daily, so you have you keep thinking and being creative to stay in the game.

> 8. What’s the weirdest thing a customer/ staff has ever told you?

Nothing weird yet, I await that moment (laughs)
> 9. Your business confidence is so bold, do you sometimes have the fear of the unknown?
Yes definitely I do, every business owner does, but you just have to keep the faith and keep moving.

> 10. Which other professional are you looking to work with or have something coming out with?

I am working on something new, I will let people know when it is time.

> 11. If you had a chance to work with one person in the world, who would it be?

Omg that will be Oprah!

> 12. What are your top 3 points in your note or pad that you always reflect on?

Stay diligent, remain motivated, and keep working hard.

> 13. Aside the unemployment nature of the country, what drove you to switch from an International relations graduate to a fashion business owner?

Unemployment played no role in my business. I always knew I want to be an entrepreneur right from high school, in my university days I sold all sorts, so business has always being a part of me. I still love international relations and some day, I might do something in my line of study

> 14. What advice would you give to unmotivated and non inspired people around the world. Please explain???

Just keep doing what you do, the road is not easy but once you start flying you remain flying, there is no traffic in the air, so just keep trying to ‘take off’ and once you do, you will soar for ever.

> 15. What’s next for Tabitha Bankole?
I am working on my ready to wear line, and doing something new in the bridal industry. Once I am ready, the world will know.

Thank you very much for your time and contribution to our platform. Hope we do this again..

Tabitha Bankole: Sure…