HOW FAR have i gone?…

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By the way earlier today I updated one of my old posts and sent out.. check it here. followig yesterdays’ post. no one can break a smashed heart. what is left of it are fibres ad atries, if theres someone out there trying to reap that out, it should be “DEATH” itself. 😀

i made mention of revealing my 2012 goals and revolution I set in december last year and for US to see how far I have gone.

here… in no particular order

  1. Stay closer to GOD.
  2. Learn to be patient and optimistic.
  3. Push LC forward – Build a website for LC.
  4. Get promoted at work.
  5. Get myself a defined relationship.
  6. Create my blog with atleast one article weekly.
  7. Establish a standard resume.
  8. Increase my network of contacts.
  9. Become more responsible.
  10. Learn to complete my ramdan sessions – Pilgrim to saudi.
  11. No more odd hour parties.
  12. Complete one of my books.

Truth be told, i didnt have to look at a book every month to achieve these goals but they were just twelve plus others registered in my mind as to what and what would make me fulfilled this year 2012 it’s few days till the end of 2012 and i do not think I have done enough. please grade.

  • Stay closer to GOD.

This is marked half way because sincerely, i am better than 2010 and 2011 when talking about being closer to GOD but as you see, im not close enough. sometimes I am even too afraid to ask from him because I have done little or less in creating a bond with him.

  • Learn to be patient and optimistic.

I have  always been optimistic and entutiastic but patience, hmmm it has been difficult but thanks to writing, its helped me so much that what anger and passion i have to pour out, i do it right here on wordpress and my wonderful readers and followers on twitter are just good to go.

  • Push LC forward – Build a website for LC.

This i have proudly crossed. for the new-bees M’ADE used to be LC (LAHYOH COUTURE) but as i evolved being the motive of existence i realised the name couldn’t cart i have to offer and avoiding several mini brands why not put them all under one umbrella (not PDP tho) this gracious umbrella is called M’ADE. M’ADE is definately my greatest achievement this year would continue to top the list until i have sons and adopted kids. lol. as for the website aspect. dont worry before 31/12/12 it’ll be ready. 😀 drum rolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Get promoted at work.

Adjusts my collar and re-touch my IMAN powder, pouting and posing for camera and several executive handshakes, I proudly say: i am no more the front desk person / secretary, gradually moi CV is making sense. you know i always crave being a front desk officer, well after six months into it, i wanted more. more than just recieving and delivering, i wanted to make impact and have a defined Working experience. i didnt have to go too far, God willing there was an open space in the next office… Human Resource department was empty, a colleague had just resigned and i was suppose to post an ad for a new one when my boss walked in.

boss: M’ade see me now

me: ooo! im enjoying this movie jo *in my head sha*

boss: erm, you know our HRM left on monday abi?

me: nods in disbelieve

boss: the management thinks we need someone immediately  thats why you were requested to post an ad but looking at you and your enterpreneual skills, you are smart, very deligent and goal driven. we decided that you should act for a while pending your time here as a corps member.

me: jaw drops*

boss: what? you cant do it?

me: i can do anything but im not experienced you know?

boss: you see, i know you are capable thats why. dont worry as for the inexperience part, we will get you a professional you can assist when we fully employ you.

me: thinks* fully employ? erm i though i was starting up a business after NYSC O.

speaks* okay boss, just tell me what to do.

Anyways, thats the small dramma behind my getting promoted o, and since the end of NYSC i have been appointed the assisatnt HRM where i work. Its been an amazing tears breaking experience. will gist ya’ll later.

  • Get myself a defined relationship.

Lets just act as if we didnt see this one. you know how it is na. Gal is too busy for this one *covers face*

  • Create my blog with atleast one article weekly.

Ya’ll be the judge of this, with over a hundred and fifty posts in ten months i am more than sure this is achieved but DO YOU ENJOY IT?

  • Establish a standard resume.

I will someday soon post a copy of my resume and CV for you all to see, im no jobberman or CV editor but my boss has helped with the designing and re arrangement and as an HR person i see a lot of good, bad and ugly CVs everyday. mine is more than standard.

  • Increase my network of contacts.

Even though i have not met the president of Nigeria or even Obama, i have small tiny confidence that the small people i have met can do wonders in life, i am yet to post my 30secs moment with dangote, i will soon. in numbers i have met over a hundred top executives, over 500 enterpreneurs and many jagbajantis followers on twitter that make my life fun, facebook? lets not just go there and during the PROJECT I’M MADE i met a couple of people who have impacted in my life. and before i forget those wonderful kids i and many young change agents mentored, their parents. i even had one fix my door recently for free because his kid was one of them, you see? life is give and take.One saturday i was going to shop for vegetables and i got free carrot from one of the market women who recognised me during the project. i might not know the rich people o, but i got free vegetables every weekend, i will be fresher than all of you (in DAVIDO’s voice).

  • Become more responsible and make impact.

I have always been responsible *rme* but i liked free bees. i still do but now, me sef i pay bills, i don get bukata. I have responsibilities at the end of the month, i have responsible for the growth of my community, I am responsible for the welfare of about fourty staffs where i work and many other virtual intending employees. I am responsible for my self, my business and my family. in fact, i am feeling fly (in areske’s voice). I am not just responsible, I am a responsible lady. When you see ME, you gotta respect me o.

  • Learn to complete my ramdan sessions – Pilgrim to saudi.

😦 I’m not entirely happy about this thou, even I completed ramadan and all but many things are still not in place and i’m sorry for not breaking my record and dissapointing those that look up to me. but most especially God almighty, i promise to be better next year. well as for Hajj mehn, i got online and realise it takes a fortune to go for hajj o and I was earning just 30k per month *covers face* let’s hope for 2013  sha… I must go o and driver AVENZA when I get back. *smiles*

  • No more odd hour parties.

Oya protest this one if you ever saw me in a night party this year. I’m now a good girl o. Night clubbing days are so over and I miss my girls but I deduced a much better way to party hard. lets see sha. I will invite all of you (my readers and followers).

  • Complete one of my books.

Anything can still happen, I am half way into it and because i gbagaun alot, my parents wasted money on the fake english teacher they got me, it slowed me down. stop blaming! its my fault and I’m responsible for this failure and I hope to finish and publish it soon. ISA

SO, all of you that always make my head swell saying I am the perfect girlfriend and sister and everything, you see I’m not even close to being one, I am a work in progress. This post is meant to make people understand that setting goals helps you succeed better and measuring how far you have gone helps you break record. Remember Usain Bolt, he’s such a genius and role model, why? because he breaks self-records.

…i compete with no one but my self…

peace out!!!

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NYSC shouldnt be a total waste!

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My pledge to Nigeria still remains the same even though a lot of us do not see it as one, for every time we recited it right from primary school to secondary up to the university level and now to serving our country “Nigeria”. Being part of the most blessed batch of all batches, 11C resuming on the 15/11/12 with little or no interest, bailing out of camp based on health issues and not minding what I will miss, the mammy market everyone looked forward to wasn’t catching my fancy, after spending two nights in camp, no shower, no wee, I made up my mind to find my way back to my abode. I’m no butty nor tush, I grew up in Mushin and Orile respectively and now live in the razz part of Lagos Island. I just couldn’t cope with our poor Nigerian system anymore. Lagos camp has been longed tagged the best ever ( well in terms of fun and opportunities) unfortunately for me, I missed out on most if not all. I for once have never been interested in the so-called NYSC; I thought it was a waste of time.
My staying out of camp gave my friends and colleagues reasons to think I had job waiting, but Alas! NO! I used these time to surf the internet looking for one even though I wasn’t exactly ready to work for anyone, I’m a fashion designer M’ADE. Why should I waste a year serving a country that never pays back? But that changed when I was offered one with a reasonable “corper pay”. Leaving where I was initially posted to teach biology and math in a School in Bariga after one week of bonding with the kids left guilt in my heart. I couldn’t forgive myself for weeks.
Then came the strike – OCCUPY NAIJA, I kept thinking “if I don’t who will? If not now, when?” Most of the protesters were heard and listened to because they went to school and acquired knowledge. I then thought, NYSC can’t be a total waste, been posted to Lagos should be the greatest opportunity for anyone, I might be earning more than 75% of Lagos corps members and less than 10% of Lagos corps members but this ratio is enough to get me on my heels and do something rewarding.
I Started with Wednesday free teaching programme at my old PPA and few schools around. The student knew me to be a proud fashion designer and making them understand the state of our country and how important it is to be self empowered was my priority. In June, a couple of friends passed out, it was a wake up call, many made no impact, some did and very few were recognised. I like to be important and valued, it is my speciality and I do not see any wrong in that, it had always been my driving force. I wanted to be important, to be make impact and to reflect on my theory of OCCUPY NAIJA. The time was now, I took up a project (I’M MADE) in conjunction with 10 other Nigerian youths and ambassadors to train 35 students in 5 vocational courses, to visit homes under the (care 4 all project) to share experiences and let the young know they still have hope in Nigeria. Today, I am dropping my old,tight and only khaki knowing fully well that I have served my country and I am sure those 35students will serve 35 each more and the trend will continue and even when I pick a white collar job or get on my sewing machine creating ideas and designs more empowered youths will be created alongside.

Am i fulfilled? YES! Am i happy? YES! Am i grateful? YES! Am a lot of things including proud of everyone around me, everyone that always appreciated me, everyone that helps me get lucky, everyone that will do anything to make my plans become project. I can’t mention names anymore because you all know yourselves.

I thank the Lagos State Govt and the whole of NYSC crew for appreciating me and awarding me as outstanding productive corps member. The Lagos State Honours Award, means so much to me.

Don’t be quick to think Lagos is the happening place. In fact, if it is Zamfara it’s a place to give a hand to peace, new knowledge and also learn craft, Kwara state is the best place for practising agriculture; you don’t have to hold hoes or cutlasses, you can be opportunistic about it, my Ibadan corps members knew what was right “business”, just think of something you can passionately sell, A friend of my does delivery business in Ebonyi and Uyo back and forth and now has a certification on that, East- west, North- south of Nigeria is full of great opportunities, it just requires creative minds and ideology. We can find more than we can wait to get, just talk to me and many through @MADE_creations with #MADE/#MADE creations, lets create more opportunities for ourselves even though the government aren’t ready to make it easy.
GOOD TO GO … NOW YOUR STRUGGLE SURVIVAL CONTINUES

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lets VOTE for a trusted FUTURE

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The initiator of The Slum to School Project, Otto Orondaam has been nominated for the Future Awards. Together with several young volunteers he has been able to provide complete educational support and scholarships to over 100 disadvantaged children in slums to several schools.

Let’s Support the movement by Voting: OTTO ORONDAAM/The Slum to School Project for the Innovation on Education category in The Future Awards 2012.

click: http://www.thefuturenigeria.com/vote/education/

Otto is a great friend and motivator, he’s a mentor, initiator and educator. A friend of all, boss of none and Father to many Makoko children.

He’s the initator of the great poem in the mouth of many young children;

Education! Education! Education!
Education, is my friend!
Education!
Education is my friend!
Education!

Pls follow this Process to vote:
1. Go to TFANigeria

2. Select the *OTTO Orondaam* Option

3. Enter your email address and submit;)

4. Go to your email and confirm your vote 😀

Also
To vote via SMS, text TFA, OTTO ORONDAAM, Innovation on Education to 33120 on all networks and for Ghana, 1523 from Expesso & MTN and 1910 on Airtel.

NB// Otto Orondaam is 24years & Not 26years

Let’s support Otto Orondaam & The Slum to School Project Today! Let’s Create More impact:)

Click—–> http://www.thefuturenigeria.com/vote/education/

Gracias!

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I’M MADE

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PROJECT – I’M MADE

…there’s room for everyone
TO EDUCATE NIGERIAN YOUTHS ON HOW TO MAKE A LIVING IN LOW- STANDARD LIVING ECONOMY-Despite the known and unknown strive of the government providing and creating jobs in Nigeria and especially in Lagos, it is no doubt the population of the growing youth exceeds the available number of jobs. Also, to reduce crimes and corruption which mostly arise from frustration and loss of sight, this project is dedicated into helping the Nigerian Youth to freely and satisfactorily start a life of their own. using the NYSC platform. These involves two categories.

CATEGORY A- SS3 STUDENTS
ORIENTATION ON CHOICE OF COURSE IN UNIVERSITY LEVEL
LECTURES ON NIGERIA JOB AVAILABILITY
TALENT DISCOVERIES
SELF DISCOVERIES
BRIEF LECTURE ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP

CATEGORY B – CORPS MEMBERS
TALENT CHOICE
LECTURE ON NEXT STEP IN LIFE
ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING
JOB AVAILABILITY IN NIGERIA SCHEME
ENROLLMENT IN AT LEAST 20VOCATIONAL COURSES OF CHOICE-
• EVENT MANAGEMENT,
• EVENT PLANNING,
• MAKEUP/MAKE OVER,
• CAKES,
• PASTRIES,
CATERING,
• ACCESSORY MAKING (BEAD MAKING),
• MECH ENGINE,
• FASHION DESIGNING/TAILORING
• GRAPHIC DESIGNING
• PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY
• PRINTING AND PRESS
• WRITING
• HAIR/NAILS STYLING
• FURNITURE
• COSMETICS (SOAP/ CREAM MAKING)
• MODELLING
• and more
TIME-LINE
PROJECT LAUNCH – 1ST WEEK AUGUST
REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANT – 1ST-2ND WEEK AUGUST
MENTORING AND NETWORKING – 3RD WEEK AUGUST
TRAINING – 4TH WEEK AUG – 3RD WEEK SEPTEMBER
CLOSING PROGRAMME – 4TH WEEK IN SEPTEMBER
FOLLOW UP AND ACTUALIZATION OF CANDIDATE – 2ND TO 4TH WEEK IN OCTOBER.

CERTIFICATE  AND STARTING KIT WOULD BE PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE AND EXCEL IN TRAINING, BACK UP PLANS AND FURTHER TRAINING WOULD BE PROVIDED AND ENSURED.
NEEDS:
SPONSORS ON EACH COURSE, FORMS FOR REGISTRATION, LECTURERS, A HALL FOR THE TRAINING, PROCESS, MONEY, PARTNERSHIP/SPONSORSHIP, NYSC APPROVAL, MEDIA, PRINT, ADVERT, BRANDED SHIRTS, WRITING MATERIALS, TRAINING KITS, TEAM LEADERS, TRAINING KITS, REFRESHMENTS, TAGS, ID….

MEMBERS

ADEBOLA MARYAM——–CORPS MEMBER——- @MADE_creations

i am glad that these great minds have decided to join hands with me in the strive to make Nigeria a better place for success breeding.

Sharon———————–@shazzy_berry—————– MAKUP ARTIST
Adeyeye Toba—————@otunba_tourba————-BRAND CONSULTANT
Haneefah Adam————-@ms_hanie——————creative designer/blogger
Oloriegbe Hussiena———@kiyahbunny1————– event manager
Adesanya Sawyerr———-@adesanyasawyerr———–
Akintunde Abisola———-@bisakin———————— make up artist
Agbosasa Babatunde——-@agbosasa_babs————— pasteries and chops
Monsurah Alli Oluwafuyi–@emmcrystal——————- brand analyst
Bello Mariam Biola———@mizzlebizzle1—————— model
Adeniyi Adeyemi———–@kneeyie————————- mentor
Shaji Folorunsho———–@bigfolly2003——————- printing and press
Ofure Ighalo—————–@ofureighalo——————— photography
Farooq Kolawole————@Pharooqumar—————— IT analyst
Abimbola  Ajani————@prettybembo————- Aso Oke and bead making
Otto Orondaam————–

George Damilola—————@damilolageorge1———-Graduate

Ahmed Mustapha—————@leckan_m——————Undergraduate

Mumuni ————————@darealNMexus————-Graphic Designer

Moses Maryam——————health and safety environment agent

Musa Nafeesah———————-teacher, child education

Olasheinde Olajumoke ————–

Sikaiye Omotoke———————@omoh_toke———— makeup artist

Thank you all for supporting this project, the project kicks off in JULY please kindly support with #M’ADE n twitter for a follow back and information on the project run, sponsorship and partnerships.

The team isn’t complete without a cosmetologist,event planner,furniture maker, caterer, videographer and Engineer. please contact me if you know any.