Africa’s Biggest e-Business Fair to Hold Feb 21st, 2015


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Connect Nigeria is pleased to announce that its second annual e-Business Fair will hold on February 21st 2015 at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The events starts at 9am. In 2013, over 2,000 people turned up for the e-Business Fair and learnt about e-Business as well as necessary skills they needed to develop in order to take their businesses to the next level. With this year’s theme being ‘e-Business and The Growth of Your Enterprise’, it is anticipated to be Africa’s biggest e- Business Fair.Union Bank, MasterCard, Etisalat, Microsoft, Google are among the sponsors as well as FirstMonie, Skye Bank, Heritage Bank, JMG, Terragon Group, and Leatherworld. Some representatives from each organisation will be speaking on the day. Media partners include Nigeria info 99.3Fm, Bellanaija.com, IN3K8 Media and proshare, webTV. Speakers also include representatives from Tranzit.ng, Hotels.ng, Jovago, Supermart.ng and many others. There will be raffle draws, and prizes such as ipads, laptops, and other useful gadgets to help and support businesses will be distributed. Last year, several lucky attendees won various tech-related prizes and this year promises many more. Expecting over 5000 businesses and visitors this year, Connect Nigeria assures you that this is an event that you don’t want to miss.

Don’t miss out on #Africasbiggestsmeevent.

Registration is free and can be done at http://www.connectnigeria.com/bizfair.

See more here.

Also please join Connect Nigeria for the weekly tweet chats that gives an inkling to the guests at the Business Fair. The handle is @connectnigeria.

A blogger’s post inspired me… #Impressed #20ThingsEvenIdidnotknow


Who am I? I know. But there were times I wasn’t sure…It is another ‘blog tag’ time on here. Okay! Let me gush about something. The past few months have been amazing, I have to say. I have met lovely bloggers, read their write ups, seen their hand works and I have learnt from them as well. Who said blogging can’t be fun? Apart from sharing thoughts on the blog, these connections have been astonishing. Let me also confess that, I have stalked some bloggers that I have not reached out to yet, with time, I will reach out. I just want to make sure that I am managing my present connections well, before adding on. It is necessary! 

I can’t remember who nominated me but I briefly remember Mayowa Ogundele nominating me. I did that one. It is the one that Chinonmso Precious did that I did not respond so that is what I am doing now. Thank you Chinonmso Precious.

Choose 15 blogs/bloggers that you have recently discovered or follow regularly:-

This is very difficult. Do I know 15 bloggers. Kind of. Just don’t want to mention some and then have enemies in the ones that I did not mention.

Let me try to mention the 20 things:

1. I can’t stand mockery. I grew up hating nastiness, rudeness, anything that shows that one was not trained properly. I had to learn tact though.

2. I hate insincerity of any kind. I would rather stay silent than make empty talk. People that don’t know me think I am quiet and people that know me think I am talkative.

3. I am a very loyal friend. I can do anything for friend or family. To qualify as friend of family takes longer than a year.

4. I forgive betrayal but once you are forgiven, access is withdrawn. If you must have access to me, you must understand that it is a privilege that should be valued. I know who I am.

5. I am that girl that never had to join any clubs. Still don’t join clubs. Classic loner, gifted, talented world changer. I am aware of the gifting God has put in me and I am grateful for it.

6. I don’t eat the foods of people I consider insincere. Eating food is special to me, I don’t like or trust you and I would rather die than put your food in my mouth.

7. If I fight with a friend, I wipe out every trace of your existence from my domain. I can only hold unto your property if you have a special place in my heart.

8. I hate eba, hate beans, can manage rice and stew. I love fried fish, fried chicken, hate boiled fish (throw up), like chicken (fried) and chips.

9. I love Egusi and Okro only. All other soups are eaten only because of my really great adaptation skills.

10. Born again, spirit filled and alive to God. No matter what anyone thinks I know who I am. Fought tooth and nail to guard every single thing I believe, will never let go of it no matter what. My close friends have experienced this trait.

11. Stubborn faith. Tenacious hope. I choose love by force and choice. I will work in love because the Holy Ghost has put love in me.

12. Love my dad (God help him), love my mom (God break her strongholds), love my siblings, we grew up with the idea of all or nothing, we don’t belong in this world, honestly. We are too good and too sincere. I am not having it any other way. God give us wisdom to walk circumspectly.

13. I dream dreams like Joseph. Yes, I am aware others have their beliefs based on their experiences. Joseph is my role model and I choose to meditate on him than on other people’s bad experiences. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”.

Scripture backing: In the last days, I will pour out all my spirit upon all flesh and my… (Look for it in Joel)

14. I love my job. Love my field. Love my career. Believe that God is creating opportunities for me to thrive in it greatly. My address is http://www.imagineitincorporatedng.com

15. I hate swimming. I don’t ever intend to learn. I don’t like water either.

16. I don’t know how to ride a bicycle.

17. I don’t look at the world as one big great wonder that I have to explore and conquer but by God’s grace, I want that back. I don’t want clipped wings. I want to soar.

18. I don’t always know what I will do until that moment comes. I think impulsively a lot but I put a tamper on it so that I can think things through first.

19. I don’t do B.S. The Holy Spirit just knows how to calm me down sha!

20. I decided not to insult people but when people are so freaking stupid, I study them analytically, put them under my very own internal microscope, dissect them until I can see every flaw in them then systematically inform them of ever flaw in them but in a quiet calm voice; very honest voice.

One of the first scriptures I learned is a soft answer turns away wrath. No matter how quiet my voice is though, you will be full of wrath when I am done.

Is there anything else?

I am full of the Spirit most of the time, you don’t want to see me in the flesh. I am hardly in the flesh. I like to believe that I walk in the Spirit all the time but once in a while, I lose my temper and then people come in contact with the lion of the tribe of Judah in me, no that’s not true, they come in touch with the son of man; with the flesh.

By God’s grace though I am usually in the Spirit and my tongue is tamed. But when I am not…you don’t want to come in contact with me.

It is usually refreshing to come across with someone who walks in the Spirit also, they don’t rub you the wrong way so much but the truth is that the nasty, mean and crooked of mind, they are the one that the Holy Ghost can use to teach you Galatians 5:21-23

Cheers

Thank you so much Chinonmso, it has been a while since I spoke so freely

21. I don’t waste words. If someone is trying to practice guile on me, I usually say nothing. Why bother when I know what you are doing. I can fathom your intentions why help you with the small talk you want to use to arrive at an already set goal. Just keep talking, the floor is yours.

There’s a business fair happening tomorrow. It promises to be fruitful and edifying. I will be learning so much. Did I tell you that I am a learning freak and I learn very fast even though I will not say anything about it. Register for the fair at http://www.connectnigeria.com/bizfair

EBIZFAIR promo code

 Uber App and Etisalat and various companies are partnering and giving out so many freebies. Go to http://www.connectnigeria.com and check out all the freebies that are available.

2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 17 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I am looking at my reports for last year and wondering what targets to set for this year for my blog.

I had 5 top referring sites

What does it take to keep my blog fam happy?

I need your help people and thank you Ohlumayowa. She is @ohlumayowa on twitter. Do me a favor and go see what she is up to

You could join her charity if you please. They have hearts of gold.

Answers are welcome.

Happy New Month: Surprise Inside!


Happy New month!

This is the love month and the election month

Vote and also walk in love

(Galatians 5:22-24)

Have you seen Lekki Wives?

I want to

Yay! I am blogging from my mobile phobe


It’s going to be a great month
I am expecting advancement on all sides for me and all connected to me.
I am blessed and flourishing even in famine because I am connected to the Most High.
Everything my hands touch prospers.
I speak divine judgment on my adversaries in Jesus name, amen.

Spiritual authority is not rocket science.
Spiritual authority is simply talking because you know that God loves you, is for you and is backing you.

Faith causes you to exercise authority
I never struggle to have faith because I am secure in God’s love.

This month of February is a blessed month. In all the days of the month, opportunities and people are gathering to bless me and favour me. Every where I go, I am favoured. I find favour in the sight of kings and princes.

I am living by faith daily. I cannot be stopped because no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper. Every tongue that rises against me, I condemn and decree divine judgement on all of such in Jesus name, amen.

I am blessed and highly favoured and my steps are ordered by God. I have direction and instruction from the Most High.

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Awesome February!
Happy New Month.

Yay! I am blogging from my mobile phobe


It’s going to be a great month
I am expecting advancement on all sides for me and all connected to me.
I am blessed and flourishing even in famine because I am connected to the Most High.
Everything my hands touch prospers.
I speak divine judgment on my adversaries in Jesus name, amen.

Spiritual authority is not rocket science.
Spiritual authority is simply talking because you know that God loves you, is for you and is backing you.

Faith causes you to exercise authority
I never struggle to have faith because I am secure in God’s love.

This month of February is a blessed month. In all the days of the month, opportunities and people are gathering to bless me and favour me. Every where I go, I am favoured. I find favour in the sight of kings and princes.

I am living by faith daily. I cannot be stopped because no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper. Every tongue that rises against me, I condemn and decree divine judgement on all of such in Jesus name, amen.

I am blessed and highly favoured and my steps are ordered by God. I have direction and instruction from the Most High.

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Awesome February!
Happy New Month.

HOW I MISUNDERSTOOD SOMEONE WHO IS DOING SOME GOOD ON TWITTER


It is that time of the year!

dance, sing, laugh, hang out with friends Yes. but it is also the time when you give back.

Most people know me as a social media enthusiast, I call myself a social media manager and I am pretty good at it. All you need to do is tell me what you want and I will get it done as long as the resources are made available so it was one of those days, actually yesterday and I was scanning through twitter (One of the smartest things a social media enthusiast/manager should master is social listening; simply put, what is everyone talking about?) So I saw this tweet here.

https://twitter.com/dustbinestate

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I immediately jumped into ‘voltron’ mode to defend honest Nigerians honour. I always want to proof that we are not all into the corruption thing so I began defending her honour blindly.

See here:

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I was just wondering aloud why anyone would want to seat in the middle of dustbin to promise to give people bag of rice. Lo and behold, some lady that CNN.com honored recently jumped in and gave the woman a compliment. I was like ‘reverse’ read that again.

Read the CNN.com post here.

I know a lot of honest Nigerians doing great things, I used to work for a magazine company five years ago and I interviewed her and she’s really amazing. So I was like, see what politics does to our people. Then I went back to read the tweet. She’s asking for people to donate bags of rice/garri so that she can feed the people who can’t afford to. This is a good cause. I instantly started making amends. See her twitter account here.

So here’s the website.

Some other Nigerians are giving clothes to the northern children who are refugees in Nigeria. Her name is Hajara Pitan. I don’t have much money to give so I volunteered my time and talent. I am bringing the information so that as you plan all your Yankee/Jand trips, outings, comedies, dramas and parties you will be going to, add this one. They need clothes to transport to the north. You can reach her through this blog or her Facebook account, just send an inbox or add a comment (Please all clothes must be in good condition, use ya church mind). There’s even a giveaway going on, what can I say? December is the month of all-round, widespread generosity.

I have another fellow blogger who does a food drive. They give out cooked food and raw food and vegetable oil just to make life better for the ordinary man on the street. You can give here too. Her name is Ohlumayowa and she’s an OAP. Check her for her blog or Facebook account or her twitter account.

Please give to the building of your church. I do that a lot. You can also give to the building of my church. God recognizes those things.

If you want to give to the building of my church (we are giving currently) email me at tessadoghor@gmail.com. I am not collecting cash o, I am sending you the account number. After you are done, you can email me the scanned teller so that I can submit it and the church will pray for you. More importantly though God will recognize your giving. I bear witness that God sees and speaks. It is not by force o, it is by choice so that you give cheerfully and get the rewards attached.

This is what Christmas is about! This is the kind of Christmas I love where you have been so blessed that you just want others blessed. Keep your heart open jare and your soul fed, there is a satisfaction that comes from doing the word.

“When I was hungry, you fed me…”

“If you give in the name of a prophet, you get a prophet’s reward…

And if you are not a Christian, you can still give out of the kindness of your heart, Cornelius giving got him noticed by God and God sent one of His sons to Him and they received the Holy Ghost and you can never go wrong giving. But please check your motives, it is not sara (juju things), we are giving because we are blessed by God and that is why we ‘have’ to give.

If you are still thinking of being an entrepreneur and you don’t now the first thing about it, let me give you a little push. Visit this site and start learning everything you need to know to become a successful business person.

For my blog on my core which is social media media marketing or advertising and the blog is here.

Police brutality in America and in Nigeria


This is crazy!

Police brutality is amazing, annoying

US, please caution your police

Black people are humans too.

Too angry to blog on anything personal.

I love blue and what I did 2 weekends ago?


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What's in my bag?

I love blue!

I am not quite sure what this shade of blue is but it is amazing and irresistible.

I got invited for the iWOW Zumbathon event. What were my gains? At least 2 weeks before I was checking my boobs regularly. I actually learned how to check my boob via one of the newsletters. Join the subscribers at http://www.i-wow.org.

I checked my boob but was certainly not going to let anyone else (man or woman, it makes no difference to me, it’s my body) do so. I was at the Zumbathon which held at Oriental Hotel Beautiful place.

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Oriental Hotel

There were a lot of stars present even though I didn’t recognize some people on ground. People like Yinka Davies, Foluke Daramola and Chioma Chukwuka. I was star searching so bad because I was taking pictures of stars specifically and of everyone there; it was so much fun.

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Julius Agwu: He's a professional

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I love his movie Mr & Mrs, he and Nse Ikpi Etim were dynamite. I don't usually watch 
Nollywood movies but they were good together, stunning artistes.

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No shakara jare, I got a pic with Julius the genius who was gonna be governor of PH, he seemed 
ready, maybe 2019 then.

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This dragon fly moment was priceless!

Well that’s that. Next post, I’ll update you on what else happened there!

Beautiful!


How I learned the definition of Beauty?

I used to think that beauty was perfection.

Loved this song from this morning. It communicates what is in my heart clearly.

God makes beautiful

Before I met God I was beautiful but not real, I was glass

Now I am clay, beautiful clay because of the treasure on my inside…

My beauty is undefinable because I don’t even know the totality of it

Every day is a revelation of who I could be in God’s hands

I am thankful today for the Holy Ghost and that He doesn’t leave me even when I act like I would rather He left me alone

He knows that I don’t mean it but my desire to control everything gets the better of me

So today I am thankful for the person of the Holy Ghost and the roles that He plays in my life

and how He counsels me even when I feel that stubborn feeling cropping up

and how He constantly constantly leads me and how He is always on time.

I am grateful for truth that the Holy Ghost gives because constantly I am reminded of how weird my thinking is when I talk to others and get to know what they really think and how far it is from God’s truth.

It just helps me value godly counsel over and over again

I am not afraid to be different or ashamed of being different instead by grace I embrace who I am and who God has made me and how He has guided me over the years and still guide me.

I am thankful for 4th September 2001 and 9th of April 2009 and all the dates that the Holy Ghost makes special because He gives me illumination and understanding, my wonderful grey matter as precious as it is could never accomplish what the Holy Spirit has accomplished in my life and is still doing.

When I talk with others time and again I realize how crazy my dreams seem but I serve the God who can make those dreams come true. He is both the giver and the fulfiller of dreams.

Sometimes when I considers other people’s reality I know how humbled I feel and I can get it when the angels say “what is man that God is mindful?”

It is not beef but wonder but God is so much more than I could ever fully comprehend because no matter how much I think I know Him and I do know Him, I could never know Him finish; there is always more in God.

More…

Just thankful for the gift of today and what God would want to do with it, I open my heart to the Lord to do His will by grace.

Cheers

PS I never start out to be so so spiritual but I cannot deny who I am or pretend to be like anyone else on the earth, I am not, I am unique because God knows my name and He cared enough to let me find Him…

This is #blessed the way God has revealed Himself to me, this is the #blessed that I know to have access and to know God’s presence. What could compare?

By God’s grace, I pray that I would stop trying to blend with the crowd and live, truly LIVE and let the treasure; the Holy Ghost shine through.

I was beauty but I never really felt beautiful until I knew the Holy Ghost. He opened my eyes to see me for who I am in Him. That is #blessed knowing God as He is.

Tessa Doghor is a social media manager in Lagos who manages http://www.udookonjo.com amongst other things. She blogs professionally at http://www.imagineitincorporatedng.com