A Degree Is Not Enough
A Degree is not Enough speaks about the flaws on the educational system and what can be done to to empower graduates to gain control of their financial and social lives.
Accessing Grants For Startups
Ifedayo Durosinmi – Etti is a marketing and sustainability expert with over 10 years of management and leadership experience working in the fashion, marketing and manufacturing industries. She holds a first degree in Biochemistry and an MBA in Global Business. With her passion for women and children, she launched Parliamo Bambini and Philos and Zoe, startups disrupting the baby and child industry through locally manufactured furniture and clothing for children with the aim of reducing poverty, empowering our youth and promoting access to quality education in Nigeria and Africa.
Since the launch of her businesses, she has received several awards and has been able to take advantage of several business opportunities such as grants, business accelerators and Fellowships which have helped position her brands to become household names in Nigeria. She is currently one of the Alumni Hub Leads for the South West region of Nigeria under the Tony Elumelu Foundation. She was also selected as a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum where she is the Project Lead for Startup Dome, a project launched to bridge the gender gap through socio economic empowerment of women in Nigeria. In March 2018, she was invited to Harvard University to serve as a panelist during their African Development Conference to share her depth of knowledge on the role of women in democracy and how it impacts on business in Africa.
'Affordable' delineates the roles of the five essential participants in delivering affordable housing: the Government, the Private Sector, Professionals, the Community, and the Individual. Each chapter describes what the particular participant needs to do, or to view differently, so that sustainable affordable housing can be achieved. The book is action-oriented, with the various action points set in a format to be acted upon independently by any player, even if some or all of the other essential players are not yet on board. This book draws on experiences from European, Latin American and African contexts. It’s a book designed to help you to think critically about housing issues and to think differently about housing delivery.
Africa Rise and Shine: How a Nigerian Entrepreneur from Humble Beginnings Grew a Business to $16 Billion
The road to success is rarely linear and never easy. Despite countless setbacks, Jim Ovia, founder of Zenith Bank, was able to achieve the unthinkable. Africa Rise and Shine is the story of Ovia's business and banking success and how he was able to create one of Africa's largest banks. Spanning decades of both world and Nigerian history, Africa Rise and Shine dives deep into the events that led to Ovia's triumph. Drawing upon his educational experiences and relentless determination, Ovia was able to overcome every hurdle that stood in the way of his bank becoming the national icon that it is today. Africa Rise and Shine outlines the tough, yet necessary business decisions that were essential to Zenith's prolonged success and is filled with valuable takeaways for every businessperson. Learn from one of the best in banking what it takes to truly be successful.
An African Elegy
Dreams are the currency of Okri's writing, particularly in this first book of poems, An African Elegy, but also in his books of short stories and prize-winning novel The Famished Road. Okri's dreams are made on the stuff of Africa's colossal economic and political problems, and reading the poems is to experience a constant succession of metaphors of resolution in both senses of the word. Virtually every poem contains an exhortation to climb out of the African miasma, and virtually every poem harvests the dream of itself with an upbeat restorative ending' - Giles Foden, Times Literary Supplement
Broken Porcelain is the note you write regarding the people and experiences that hurt you and transformed almost everything in your life. It takes a whole new genre of poetry and is extremely simple in nature. Broken Porcelain takes you on a journey of what breaks a person and how they respond to it. It can be categorised as a self-help poetry book, which makes you relive the things you once went through because after all you're only human; but makes you see that you are not alone in this thing called hurt.
Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree
Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant novel by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani tells the timely story of one girl who was taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing fight for survival. Includes an afterword by award-winning journalist Viviana Mazza.
A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren’t too far out of reach.
But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors’ radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she’s been told.
Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life—her future—is hers to fight for.
Children Of Blood And Bone(Ouida)
With four starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.
Young, handsome and intelligent Chike Afare returns for his second year of university with the support of his seemingly stable middle-class family, the inspiring company of exciting friends and a growing curiosity about his place and role in the 90s Nigerian society.
When he falls in love with one of the prettiest girls on campus, all seems set for a blissful future. Then things start to unravel: a cheeky paragraph in a student publication, a violent demonstration and the revelation of shocking family secrets. Chike soon learns a few truths about himself, his friends and his family.
Citadel Blues chronicles the eventful transition of an impressionable young idealist to harsh adulthood in less than two university semesters, and showcases the difficult choices faced by young people in contemporary Nigerian society.
CLASS ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA
In a country where democracy has become a tool for the privileged few, who constitute the political class, to degrade the vast majority of the population, _CLASS ETHNICITY & DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA _captures the initial source of the Nigerian class division, sufferings and poverty, having undertaken a cursory dissection of the First Republic and why it failed.
Dead Dogs Don’t Bark
Dead Dogs Don’t Bark is the second poetry collection from the acclaimed author, Tolu’ A. Akinyemi. With a similar tone and style to Dead Lions Don’t Roar (Tolu’s first poetry collection) this follow up masterpiece is nothing short of pure motivation. The poems cover a range of topics that many in life are aware of, that the Author himself has experienced and that we all, whatever our age, need support in. Beautifully written, the poems speak volumes to all age groups as they feature finding your inner talent, celebrating your individuality and distinct voice. The poetry collection has didactic elements for evaporating the effects of peer pressure and criminality amongst many others. Also covering mental health, relationships, career focus, and general life issues, the poetry is bitter sweet, amusing and thought provoking in turns.
Faith and Governance: Politics and Spirituality in Nation-Building
Faith and Governance: Politics and Spirituality in Nation-Building is a collection of published articles on the twin subject of faith and governance. The book is divided into three parts. The first part under the heading, Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence contains articles on some dangerous doctrinal positions in the Church and the need for spiritual awareness in this season. The second part, under the title, Christianity and Nation-Building is made up articles that speak to Christianity in Nigeria and the role the Church is meant to play in nation-building. The third part, Governance et’al, contains thoughts on a number of governance issues in Nigeria and across the globe such as corruption, global migration, brexit etc.
Part One: Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence This part comprises of articles that draw attention to the season we are in and the need for Christians to be spiritually aware and intelligent in order not to be deceived or lag behind God’s agenda. It also contains articles that attempt to address certain dangerous doctrinal positions in the Nigerian Church that could cause the average believer to be deceived, among other articles meant to encourage and inspire Christians.
Part Two: Christianity and Nation-Building The articles in this part focus mostly on the social responsibility of the Church in Nigeria. It contains three-part articles on the role of the church in nation-building. These articles particularly focus on how the church is poised to contributing immensely to national development. Unfortunately, the church is not doing as much, which is largely responsible for the current state of our country. There are other articles on Pentecostalism in Nigeria, our brand of Christianity, which I referred to as Third World Christianity, as well as others meant to correct wrong application of Scriptures.
Part Three: Governance Et’al This part of the book contains articles that express the author's thoughts on a number of governance issues in Nigeria and a few across the world. The subjects addressed include corruption in Nigeria’s governance system, illegal migration and its attendant challenges in different parts of the world and governance under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari among others.
Fighting Lions: The Untold Story of Dele Momodu’s Presidential Campaign
FIGHTING LIONS is a good read, a comprehensive documentation of the Dele Momodu intervention in our current political journey. The author has constructed a fantastic narrative about a significant episode in our country's democratic journey even if from a personal viewpoint. The material is quite informative, educative and revelatory, particularly those encounters with certain media workers, potential supporters, and leadership of Labour Party. It will anger some people who are mentioned or whose identities are appropriated in the narratives but then that is expected in a script of this nature. It is angry in part, but again, that comes with the nature of the material- the author is a participant in the narrative he has constructed. But overall, this is a very significant contribution to the rare body of literature on our nascent democratic experiment. - Jahman Anikulapo-Oladejo
The author told a gripping story that holds the reader's attention to the very end. - Molara Wood
From Nigeria's youngest presidential campaign manager ever, FIGHTING LIONS is the epic tale of an audacious and unconventional Presidental campaign. A must read! - Raymond Dokpesi Jnr.
FIRST AID GUIDE
First Aid Guide is the essential resource for appropriate immediate response in medical emergencies for everyone. It contains over 80 emergency situations written in easy-to-understand language and coloured illustrations, the information is vital especially in areas with poor access to emergency medical care. It is also my hope that it drives the availability and training of lay persons in the use of response devices like first aid boxes, automated electronic defibrillators and fire extinguishers in public buildings. All these make this book a must-have and must-read.
This book is going to be available on May, 2018
God’fessions 2: Daily Confessions of God’s Word and promises over your life volume two
"At a time when the world is steeped in violence and covered with encroaching darkness and strife, it is normal to respond with negative proclamations. But rather than create a world worse than what you already see with your mouth, it’s time to CONFESS – the God way and bring light into every darkness. Let’s Godfess and bring positive change with the fruits of our lips!
God’fession is a daily prayer devotional with a topical approach written in the “First person”, which has the word and promises of God, and a faith booster. This book will help you help you cultivate an awareness of your spiritual blessings and the limitless power of God.
God’fession 2 is second of four compilations of inspired confessions of God’s promises. This book will help you cultivate an awareness of your spiritual blessings and the limitless power of God as well as enable you grow stronger in your faith, as you establish the truth of God’s word over you and your household through declarations.
Start Godfessing! Your Change is here!"
God’fessions: Daily Confession of God’s Word and Promises Over Your Life
In a world fraught with evil, encroaching darkness, violence, strife, confusion, attacks on families, failing finances, and health, distractions and emotional instability, man’s usual reaction is that of despondency and negative proclamations. In the beginning, when God saw the darkness that covered the face of the earth, He decreed what He wanted to see rather than agree with what He saw. Since we are made in His image, rather than confessing the problem (darkness) we are to confess the solution (the Word) thereby transforming darkness to light. Believing and confessing are an important part of our Christian walk. What becomes manifest in our lives depends on our faith and confession God’fessions is the first of four compilations of inspired confessions of God’s promises. This book will help you cultivate an awareness of your spiritual blessings and the limitless power of God as well as enable you grow stronger in your faith, as you establish the truth of God’s word over you and your household through your declarations.
I Do Not Come To You By Chance
Being the opara of the family, Kingsley Ibe is entitled to certain privileges--a piece of meat in his egusi soup, a party to celebrate his graduation from university. As first son, he has responsibilities, too. But times are bad in Nigeria, and life is hard. Unable to find work, Kingsley cannot take on the duty of training his younger siblings, nor can he provide his parents with financial peace in their retirement. And then there is Ola. Dear, sweet Ola, the sugar in Kingsley's tea. It does not seem to matter that he loves her deeply; he cannot afford her bride price.
It hasn't always been like this. For much of his young life, Kingsley believed that education was everything, that through wisdom, all things were possible. Now he worries that without a "long-leg"--someone who knows someone who can help him--his degrees will do nothing but adorn the walls of his parents' low-rent house. And when a tragedy befalls his family, Kingsley learns the hardest lesson of all: education may be the language of success in Nigeria, but it's money that does the talking.
Unconditional family support may be the way in Nigeria, but when Kingsley turns to his Uncle Boniface for help, he learns that charity may come with strings attached. Boniface--aka Cash Daddy--is an exuberant character who suffers from elephantiasis of the pocket. He's also rumored to run a successful empire of email scams. But he can help. With Cash Daddy's intervention, Kingsley and his family can be as safe as a tortoise in its shell. It's up to Kingsley now to reconcile his passion for knowledge with his hunger for money, and to fully assume his role of first son. But can he do it without being drawn into this outlandish mileu?
Idara ‘The Inquisitive Girl’
Idara ‘The Inquisitive Girl’ is an illustrative book about a young girl called Idara and her friends as they journey into womanhood and understand the different stages of this process. This book, in very clear terms, explains the process from puberty, menstruation, menstrual cycle, menstrual hygiene, and sex education. The idea is to make learning these concepts as interactive, illustrative and as fun as possible. It has been illustrated in form of a comic, to bring an exciting read for young girls and their parents/guardians. This book shares insights and offers advice to our young girls on how to deal with the physical, emotional and social changes that come with puberty, menstruation and how to keep your privates, private. This book is a trusted guide which will help our girls feel comfortable and ‘FLOW WITH PRIDE’.
Investment Clubs- How to create wealth beyond your paycheque by investing with others
This book is not just a book. It is a road-map to a preferred destination. It provides clarity on how to get your finances in order and get started investing. It is a timely guide on how to break average from living from pay cheque to paycheque and make bigger money moves.
If you need a step by step guide on how best to start, manage and grow an investment club in Africa, you'll find well thought out and practical answers in this book based on real life stories of those who broke average and invested with others. These real life stories were researched and compiled from multiple countries around the world.
Kasali Adebayor, a prominent farmer in the city of Akure, a husband of five wives, fancies himself as an activist for good governance while wielding the big stick of patriarchy over his family members. In the fast changing African political landscape Kasali’s family comes under the spotlight; an exposure which – initially appealing and addictive – threatens everything he holds dear and secret. Kasali’s daughter who has been a secret rebel in her father’s Akure enclave visits her aunt in Monrovia, gets drunk on her freedom, and is soon caught in the web of violence that engulfs Liberia’s Glay presidency. Kasali Adebayor, weak against the subtle feminism-inspired request of his of beloved wife Mojisola, ends in a dead end that brings out the worst in him, and begins the end of Kasali’s Africa
Knowledge Is The New Gold
In Knowledge is the New Gold, Stephanie Obi opens the pathway to financial freedom by helping women (and a few bold men) to monetize their knowledge through the creation of profitable online courses.
This game-changing book is filled with expert tips, tried and tested strategies and proven practical advice which she has gained through launching over 20 online courses across multiple niches. In this book, you will discover how the knowledge you have been taking for granted is actually your goldmine. Stephanie also shares easy-to-implement steps for finding your voice, building a community around your topic and marketing your course online.
Knowledge is the New Gold demystifies the myths and deeply-held fears that hold women back from using technology to attain financial empowerment. Through this book, Stephanie gives women the tools to live independent and financially free lives while creating impact and opportunities for others. Knowledge is the New Gold is the new guide for women everywhere who want to be more, do more, have more and leave a lasting legacy.