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What Is Imagination?

Could it be the blind helping others cross a busy road Or the blue sky being the table I lay my naked words A question if it’s a parochial shift from reality Or a bold step into a separate distant circle Imagination is my escape from the ordinary My soulful plunge into the magical extraordinary Like a rocket, transcends me …

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Africa’s Next Greatest Goldmine: Youth Entrepreneurs

Lack of employment opportunities for young people has a significant hindrance to developing sub-Saharan Africa. Entrepreneurship is undoubtedly the greatest way to build prosperity and the only vehicle that can create true wealth, employment and ownership. As the most important vehicle for economic growth, there is little known about how best to support youth entrepreneurship. As Youthia, we propose the …

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AYP Africa Exclusive: It is time for Africans to start building the industries that can stand tall to global giants in the fashion space – Olatorera Oniru (Founder/CEO, Dressmeoutlet.com)

Do You Know? As the founder/ CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com, Mrs. Olatorera Oniru is leading initiatives and taking bold steps to realize a pinnacle in Africa’s history where we would rely less on importation and innovate more with natural resources and indigenous human capital. In 2016, she was named in Forbes’ list of “30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa”. In …

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SELF DISCIPLINE – First travel on the inside

By Adenike Adewuni We must travel on the inside before we can travel on the outside, because the journey of growth and success is first an internal one. The first person you lead is you, and you can’t lead effectively without self discipline. Self discipline is an important spice for excellence. Plato said, “The first and best victory is to conquer …

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Is Failure Really the Greatest Teacher?

By Mariam Tijani Many people are in the school of thought that when mistakes are made or things don’t work according to plans, then one can learn how not to do it therefore gaining valuable experience(s). However, “Is Failure really the Greatest Teacher?” What then is failure? “Failure is the omission of expected/desired objective on a task, project, business, career, education …

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Challenge is Truly your Biggest Competitive Driver

By Mariam Tijani Do you know that you are your biggest competitor if only you challenge yourself? Do you know you can achieve anything if only you believe in the first place that you are capable of transforming life’s challenge into a competitive driving force? Challenge is truly your biggest competitive driving force capable of bringing out the best in …

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The Power of Focus and Concentration

By Mariam Tijani We all hear about the power of focus and concentration all the time. However, what does these two terms really mean and what impact do they have on our lives? Focus is widely defined as “the centre of interest or activity”, while concentration means “the action or power of focusing all one’s attention” on one thing at …

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Drivers of change – Pushing beyond the norm (Pt. 2)

By Timi Olumuyiwa Few years ago, I watched a science fiction action movie ‘In Time’ which portrayed a world system that thrives on time as a form of currency. The exchange, usually carried out by positioning an arm beside another resulted in a seamless transfer of time up until a separation between both parties is agreed. The poor had to …

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Drivers of change – Pushing beyond the norm (Pt. 1)

By Timi Olumuyiwa Once upon a time – a catch phrase commonly used to set a pace for a story, has its roots in the desire to project a journey or a process often times. Although, in the context used it depicts an era which influences a certain outcome, but I will like to impress on the reader a different …

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…& We Are Alive Again

Our vision is to help young people across Africa navigate the often obscure journey to self-actualization. Every day, millions of young Africans face experiences, choices, decisions and challenges that many others have successfully navigated. They look for often elusive answers and inspiration. To solve this problem, A Young Professional – Africa (AYPAfrica) is enabling young Africans learn from, and be …