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Seyi Tinubu: A Rising Young Leader Mentoring Millenials

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An interview with Seyi Tinubu, CEO & Founder of Loatsad Promomedia; Founder of Noella Foundation, on his role on mentoring young millennials in the tech sector and other inspiring empowerment programs to ensure greater economic growth.

RECENTLY, YOU HAVE EXECUTED SOME GREAT INITIATIVES TO EMPOWER CERTAIN SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY; WHAT MOTIVATES THESE PROGRAMS?

ANS: I think we are in an era like no other where individuals with innovative ideas need to be empowered so they can add value to society. Also, I feel individuals who demonstrate winning spirit despite the challenges they go through should also be empowered; and so giving back to the community through various programs and initiatives would help us achieve greater economic growth, which eventually leads to achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs)

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT SOME OF THESE INITIATIVES

ANS: OK, my wife and I came up with the Noella Foundation, birthed from the idea of giving back to humanity. We thought about what we could do to empower people, children and adults alike. So the Foundation is the umbrella body of these initiatives. The maiden initiative of the foundation is the STEP initiative where my passion lies, developing the tech space so we can develop and play on a global scale through technology. So, the STEP initiative was to fuel innovative tech startups with mentorship and seed funding of 5 million Naira, so these young businesses can grow with the knowledge and capital provided them. We also go further to ensure that we keep tabs with these startups to ensure that the required growth and expansion is achieved. We have other initiatives like scholarship schemes, empowering disabled, welfare schemes, equipping schools with facilities etc These initiatives are carried out by the foundation and supported by Loatsad Promomedia.

DO YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF PARTNERSHIP TO ENSURE THE INITIATIVES ARE ACHIEVED?

ANS: Oh yes, for the STEP initiative, I bring together some of the top players in various sectors to help coach and mentor the young millennial entrepreneurs, guiding them on how to grow their business, making the right business decisions, co-partnering with other businesses and other best practices they require to build, nurture and expand their businesses. For other forms of empowerment which Noella Foundation embark on, Loatsad Promomedia stands as a sponsor and partner to these initiatives, because the Noella Foundation is solely a non-profit organization.

WHAT SPECIFIC GOALS WOULD YOU SAY THE FOUNDATION HAS ACHIEVED

ANS: Through the STEP initiative, we have impacted tremendously in the tech sector by disbursing a seed fund of 5 million Naira to the winner to grow and expand their operations. In addition, we monitor the tech startup closely to ensure that growth is achieved after providing the winner with money and mentorship. We are not just interested in giving these startups money but we want to achieve a significant growth and expansion through our impact and initiative. In addition, one of our goals is to ensure that we see 10 students through university, 20 pupils through secondary school with the disbursement of scholarships. We also want to ensure that certain schools in certain communities within Lagos State get materials to better equip their pupils and increase their education standards. Recently, we donated six inverter batteries to Pacelli School of the Blind in Surulere, Lagos, while Eagle Wings School at Ilaje, Bariga got classroom chairs and tables and renovation of a flooded area within the school. Consequently, our goal is in giving back in key areas that would help achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

HOW HAVE YOU MANAGED TO CARVE A NICHE FOR YOURSELF IN ADVERTISING, BEING A YOUNG LEADER AND MENTORING YOUNG MINDS?

ANS: It has taken a great deal of hard work, commitment to adding value and dedication to achieving our goals. Most importantly, it has been about having the right team who buy into your vision of empowerment and innovation. We are a young workforce, driven, and with a great deal of passion. Everyone at the company is involved in decision making and finding locations. We sit as a group and try to find out what is missing in the country or where we could have a presence. We are persistent and tenacious and we believe we offer real value. Our aim is to let brands thrive in the best possible way and we see our services as a unique medium to facilitate that process. For mentoring young minds, I would say at some point in your hustle, you have to share your journey with people to inspire them and let them know that they can achieve success as well. So I have to let young people see the brighter future by teaching them the tricks, not forgetting that the process requires a lot of effort from them as well.

WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR 2019

ANS: We want to empower more people. Several initiatives that would be executed to create opportunities for people to excel. We envision a new year of growth and greater empowerment. For Loatsad, 2019 will be a better year than the last four, we expect to create more iconic sites and to expand on our digital offerings as well. We hope to give more brands better locations for advertising opportunities; also, to have more strategic partnerships. We want to light Lagos up. In all, we are optimistic we will conquer new grounds in business and empower more people for greater economic growth.

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Aimart Realtors To Reward Customers In Season’ Promo Draws

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Aimart Realtors, one of Nigeria’s premium real estate management and development company, will be hosting the grand finale of her special season’s promo on the December, 14th, 2019. The event which will take place at Air force Officers Mess, No 1 kofo Abayomi Lagos will see winners emerge from various categories of a promo many observers regard as top-notch in this season of a giveaway.

The current Aimart Realtors Promo does not just have huge reductions in the prices of houses and plots of land at all Aimart estates in Ibeju-Lekki and Lagos Mainland, there is a special top-up as customer who makes deposits for any package will smile home with lots of goodies to celebrate this year’s yuletide holidays and new year season.

In a statement issued by the company, the Managing Director Mrs. Oluwabukola Iluyomade, stated that the organization wants to excite all Nigerians during this season as they take advantage of the heavy discount on various packages in all their estates across different parts of Lagos.

In her words, “the vision of Aimart Realtors is to be a one-stop solution in the global real estate business. Besides, we are equally poised to provide precise, accurate and affordable real estate services that guarantee human dignity, wealth creation, and preservation for our esteemed customers.

“As the season approaches, we decided to provide this icing on the cake for all, right from the first day of October we started the promo till this December that we are ending this special promo”

She added that the excitement of this event is meant to wow everyone and set the stage for a bigger, better and fun-filled new year,

Since its establishment years ago, Aimart Realtors has successfully provided client-oriented solutions and real estate portfolios that offer optimized shelters for both individuals and businesses.

Over time, the company has remained consistent with its vision as “a one-stop solution provider in the global real estate business” and thus continues to design, conceptualize, build and manage decent and affordable residential, office, commercial accommodations that are excellent for habitation and investment.

The company has also created a top-notch standard in delivering worry-free-homes to customers at home and in the diaspora. Giving optimum value to virtually all her clients.

In all her jobs and activities, Aimart Realtors has maintained a clean record of delivering exceptional services in all areas of land documentation, survey plan, C of O and gazette processing and these have kept customers coming back with great satisfaction.

Interested customer who desired to end 2019 in grand style with the acquisition of land and homes at affordable prices should contact Aimart realtors on the following 234 1 2932213 +23481280794
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Esther Ijewere Wins Social Innovation Award

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For her outstanding contribution in the empowerment of the female gender for self sustainable  through the provision of capacity building platform to help women for the discovery and accomplishment of goal, both at the grassroots and social level, Esther Ijewere, founder of Rubies Ink Initiative for Women and Children and editor-in-chief of multiple award-winning blog Women of Rubies, has won the Social Innovation Award at the recently-held Voice of Women Conference organized by Wfm.917,at the NAF Conference, Abuja on November 19th, 2019.

While she was unable to attend the epoch-making event, Esther was well represented by her sister,  who gave an outstanding speech on her behalf, reflecting on Esther’s background and her determination to add value to humanity in every little way she can.

Reacting to the award, Esther took to her social media page to show her appreciation: “Thanks for recognizing my work and honoring me with this award Wfm91.7  as a Social Innovator at the Voice of Women Conference and awards today. 

Thanks, Toun Okewale, for counting me worthy. May God honour you, sis. I’m grateful and I appreciate you for all you do to empower women and give us a voice.

Special thanks to my younger sister Oye, for receiving this on my behalf. Love you ❤

Thanks to my wonderful Women of Rubies team for making it easy, big thanks to every woman who has given me the opportunity to showcase their work since 2015.

I dedicate this award to my 2 daughters, it’s been a very rough year for me, but you both have been very understanding, smart and compassionate.

For all the times you said “Mom, we understand”, “Mom, it’s okay”, and just really showing I’m not alone in this “lone” journey, Thank you, my Angels. I pray you make better choices in life. 

I put in so much work because I  want to make a difference in the world,  but above all I want you to have a good legacy you can be proud to identify with when you grow up and choose your life path. 

 I want you to know Mommy isn’t perfect, but she rose above her dysfunctional background and life challenges to build something worthwhile and add value to humanity.

You both are the highlight of my existence as a human being, for all the times I have been rejected, humiliated and turned down, having you in my life has changed how I see myself. 

Because of you my girls, I wake up every day, and I have that innate belief that it’s going to be a good day. 

Dear Mom, you made the right choice bringing me to the world against all odds and I love you with every fiber of my being. Thanks for not giving up on me. 

Thank you, Jesus, for this, that and everything. 

This is a challenge to do more, and I pray to keep being a loyal vessel. 

Grateful heart!!!!! ❤❤“. 

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2019 IMD: NGO promises cash reward, other incentives for Nigerian men

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A non- governmental and not for profit organization, The Victoria Adeyanju Male Mentorship Foundation(VAMMF) is set to reward Nigerian men with cash gifts in celebration of this year’s International Men’s Day (IMD) 2019.
The NGO is focused on empowering and developing professionals that will contribute to the development of nation-building in Africa.
The International Men’s Day, which is widely celebrated on the 19th of November 2019 will have  Nigerian men compete for the sum of Ten thousand naira(N10,000) only. Participants will post a two-minute video on Instagram of his male hero, stating why he stands out from others and why he is your male hero, with the hashtag (#mymalehero), (#VAMMF).
All entries close by the 29th of November as a winner who has the highest likes, repost, and friends tags will be announced on the  2nd of December 2019.
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