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I GOT NOMINATED FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD…AND I AM HAPPY

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Truth is, I have never heard of the Liebster award and this is my first time of participating. It is good to know that there is an award that appreciates new bloggers and creates connections for the blogging community. I got nominated for the Liebster Award by Ruth Zubairu of Sheiscomplete. *drum rolls and blowing of trumpets* Awesome sound. You can bring the sound down now. Lol. She put out info for nominations and I was blessed to be among the chosen ones. How nice. Big Thanks to Ruth and the Sheiscomplete team. I did my 1 minute dance ritual because I know a bigger award will come.

Sheiscomplete is a community where the unique feminity ,youth and strength of the total woman is celebrated. It reveals a woman in her total being and how she lives a life of impact and influence. You should add her blog to your bookmarks.

WHAT IS THE LIEBSTER AWARD?

I quickly learnt that it was an award given on the internet by bloggers to fellow bloggers as an acknowledgement of what they do.

The word Liebster is german and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The beauty of this award is that it is for bloggers with few email subscribers, 200 or less.

As new bloggers, we all have 1000 subscribers as a goal to reach and sometimes, we just sit and think to ourselves, saying when?

However, here is a chance to get some traffic to our sites, learn of other new and noteworthy blogs and build meaningful relationships across the globe. Awesome.

THE RULES

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11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

1) I love having my tea with biscuits and oh, not in a cup. It has to be in a soup bowl.

2) I don’t have a high heel shoe. But it’s becoming important to have one or more.

3) I have failed in business twice and have swept so many ideas under the carpet.

4) I have never done a 9-5 in my life. Don’t know if it’s something to be ashamed of.

5) I appreciate being comfortable and simple with my style.

6) I am a first child who has never travelled to any country before. Plans are in place to break that chain.

7) I long for a life of laughter and travel and adventure and meeting and inspiring people and making money.

8) I am passionate about women and always think of ways to contribute to helping us get better.

9) I have never thought of random things about me. Thanks to Liebster award and Ruth.

10) I am old school and love to have a feel of traditional.

11) I have a God and he has never failed me.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE…
1) Chinelo Egbunonu of Meet my busy mind

2) Cassandra Ikegbune of Cassie Daves

3) Tuke Morgan of Tukes quest

4) Adanmoreen of The Drug Code

5) Darlington Ajayi of Tadall

6) Sola Kola-Amodu of That African Kid

7) Colours and Grey

8) Afoma of Ihundasmusings

9) AB & MeeMee of The Kink And I

10) Osemhen of EurekaNaija

11) John Obidi of Smartbcamp
Here are answers to the questions Ruth set out for me in her blog post.

1) WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START BLOGGING?
I always thought blogging was hard until I learnt and fell in love with tech. I failed in the business of modeling(organizing model pageants and owning an agency) and instead of walking away, I felt the need to express myself via another means. The blog initially was for models only i.e Giving them tips and news in the field. But over the past months, it has grown to be more than that for me. Now, I express my feelings and thoughts while teaching and inspiring people. That has been my inspiration since day 1.

2) WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
I think it’s a call. A call to identify a problem or a gap and fix it. A call to serve. A call to sacrifice. A call to ply rough roads with super rewards. A call to make lots of mistakes. A call to self improvement and knowledge.

3) WHAT’S YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT, EITHER NOW OR GROWING UP?
It remains the day I started out as an entrepreneur in 2011 and organized my first fashion show. Till date, it’s one step I don’t forget or regret.

4) DO YOU THINK EDUCATION AS IT IS TODAY DOES JUSTICE TO LIFE AND LEARNING?
School plays its role but more needs to be done. It’s not enough to keep having graduates who don’t know how to live and how to learn. We need graduates who are ready to face life, adventurous and creative. Education on the other hand is a forever train that you have to drive. If you keep waiting on a driver, you just might be late in life. It doesn’t have to be done in a school. Just find your way.

5) WHATS YOUR VIEW ON ETERNITY AND LIFE AFTER DEATH?
Hmmmm. I believe in God, the father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I know that I will be with him after this life. That’s my candid view.

6) WHAT KIND OF PERSON WOULD YOU BE IF YOUR SEXES WERE REVERSE?
Hahahahahahaha. I will be loving and maybe a ladies man. I definitely would be a sports person with muscles and…. Let me just stop there. #Idontknow #coversface #justkidding . A man of influence and his words. That’s sexier.

7) GIVE A TIP TO OTHER NEWBIE BLOGGERS. WHAT HAS HELPED YOU THE MOST IN YOUR BLOGGING JOURNEY?
First, you have to realize and accept that you are embarking on a lonely(at first) but exciting (later)journey. Find a niche and be an authority in it and do not relent in networking with people and developing yourself. Reading and learning from others has helped me. Who knew I was ever going to be a techie but here we are!

8) WHAT IS THE ONE THING THAT YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF?
I love myself for everything that I am but most importantly, my ability to adjust so fast and be truthful to myself.

9) IF YOU WERE GIVEN $1,000,000 TODAY. WOULD YOU STILL BLOG? GIVE REASONS FOR YOUR ANSWER.
I will definitely blog. Blogging isn’t just about the money. It is about connecting with my readers and expressing myself. I am more fulfilled knowing that someone out there appreciates my work and looks forward to learning more. I am sure my readers will want to know how the money is being utilized. Why deny them that pleasure?

10) WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST MEMORABLE ACT OF KINDNESS YOU HAVE WITNESSED?
I wasn’t there categorically. But I like to say that I still benefit from that act of kindness till date. The death of Christ on the cross for you and I. Unforgettable.
11) WHAT ARE 2 NOT-SO-KNOWN THINGS ABOUT YOU?
I have a collection of cute pens. I buy and also get from friends. I am very sensitive.

QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES

1) What’s the most significant moment you have had with your blog?

2) If there was a bloggers hangout, would you attend and why?

3) How many countries have you visited?

4) What’s your FAVOURITE colour?

5) Where do you see yourself in 3 years?

6) What are you most thankful for in life?

7) Short tale: Let’s hear about your weirdest day.

8) What’s your take on women in tech. Do you think it’s a wise career choice for a woman?

9) Can my blog be your blog’s close friend?

10) What’s your most comfortable style of dressing?

11) I don’t have a question here. Lie. What do you think about my blog and I?

Crazy questions right? I know. I can’t wait to read all of your responses. Meanwhile, I totally want to congratulate you all. Not because of the award nomination but because I went through your blogs and it’s good to know that we have creative minds who see different shades of everything. Your thoughts and writings are mind blowing. I personally think I’m still a novice. Honelzly. You all are phenomenal creatives. To Ruth Zubairu, thank you for this amazing opportunity.💋

Guys, what do you think of my answers above?

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1 Comment

  1. thatafricankid

    April 26, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Apparently just saw this, by error.

    Thanks

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