Bolanle Austen-Peters moderated the session on ‘The Billion Naira Tourism Industry’ and started by expanding the scope of the topic to include everything that concerns the creative industry. Obi Asika represented the music and content sector, with Fatima Fantis Mohammed and Omoyemi Akerele representing the food and fashion sector respectively. I’ll be ta talking about three major issues discussed during this session that struck and … Continue reading WIMBIZ Annual Conference| Day 1 | Plenary session 3
Today, institutions are still providing 20th century education to youths who will be facing 21st century challenges.
There is no begging the question of relevance when it comes to education. We cannot keep shortchanging ourselves. Creativity will not come from our current structured systems, which really should be going obsolete. Education has gone beyond physical structures and theories.
We are no longer in the era of rasing engineers; we are in an era of rasing creative entrepreneurial engineers. Continue reading WIMBIZ Annual Conference | Day 1 | Plenary session 2
The new drive for entrepreneurship in Nigeria is remarkable. A good number of young people are in the pursuit of starting their own business ventures and becoming the next Dangote, Tara or Mitchell Elegbe. This is a fantastic development. More than solving market inefficiencies and creating job opportunities, it shows the growing attitude in Nigerians that ‘Things can be better. It is worth a try’. Also quite impressive is the growing number of initiatives to … Continue reading The entrepreneur with a day job
I reckon this person is around 30 years old now. In fact, it is our hope that this person is younger – mid to late twenties. Now, this person may be male or female but I crave your indulgence to use the pronoun ‘He’ to represent the person. For the sake of this short, short, article. He may not have the plan for it now. And he … Continue reading What is the Nigerian Presidential Candidate of Year 2035 doing today?