One of the people who have changed how I do business this year is Akin Alabi. I’ve learnt to be more of an entrepreneur than just an intelligent passionate geh…

And let me categorically tell you this; ‘you must start thinking like an entrepreneur this year if you haven’t, that’s the only way you’re going to survive in business this year.

Recently I ventured into information marketing as one of the easiest way to make cash for me in what I do. Trust me, it’s been all shades of awesome. It’s like I’ve unlocked into the another realm of experience in business, all thanks to my influencer Akin Alabi.

After I received a call from GLO early this year through a proxy who asked if I knew someone who had about 120k followers on instagram so they can bestow o the person, ambassadorial responsibilities, made some calls and found someone. However, I sat with myself and asked why I haven’t grown my page to upto that amount seeing that when I started instagram no be here and most of the people trending on social media now, I actually stepped out before most of them. But for some reason they have blown more than I have. I made some decisions that this year, I’m going to find a way and grow my followers.

I set out on the hustle; started researching and buying online courses and books to understand and know the 2019 instagram algorithm.
As I began learning, one thing was sure; I saw a lot of things that amazed me that I never knew. Quickly, the entrepreneur in me awoke and said with my eyes slightly raised, ‘if I don’t know this, then a lot of people must also not know it’.

However, I needed to try out some of the things I had learnt and see how and if it works 9results). I tried for just 3 days and I realized that it does and even more, I said, ‘hell yeah! I’m going to monetize this!’

My friend was like, ‘haba, people will know this naa’, I told her that there is still a crop of people who do not know it because prior to now, I had heard a lot of people from the startup I mentor how it is the needed to learn how to become more visible on instagram and close more sales.

So here was I; a market and her solution…

I went ahead and made it a paid training online at N2500 and voila 19 people showed up…do the maths yourself. I sat in the comfort of my house and relished in the sound of the alerts via sms notification that entered account between Thursday around 3pm till 6pm yesterday Friday when the training held.

Mind you, I didn’t step out from my house for anything. Everything was done from the comfort of my home.

What am I trying to say?

There’s only one business principle that has always worked; “LET THE DEMANDS OF THE MARKET INFLUENCE THE KIND OF BUSINESS YOU DO.”

In order words, find a hungry market and feed it! Whether you want to feed them consistently o or you want to feed them one off, it’s your call.
But please don’t go establishing a business and say that people will buy it….because you are who kwanu???

My dear, forget your current brilliant ideas, find a hungry market, feed them and earn from doing that. This is part of the reason (not the only reason) someone will wake up one day and put out an online training for N58k and ninety something people will sign up…do they math yourself…

Oya, Receive sense now!!!


How Digital Media Has Changed The Manner in Which We Get Our News in Nigeria

The news media has changed enormously in the course of the last 25 years. Papers are as yet being printed, however progressively, individuals are swinging to the web for the most recent news.

Online news locales have a tremendous favorable position over the printed news media. They can post articles and inclusion of most naija news close to it occurring. With the approaches of Twitter, Instagram and other driving online life stages, news suppliers can be in the focal point of the activity, as it occurs, revealing occasions live.

This has essentially changed the sort of news we consistently read, and it has changed how and when we read it. While huge numbers of us will in any case appreciate a relaxed morning read of the paper, these extravagances will in general be relegated to the domains of sluggish Sunday mornings. They are never again something we as a whole do once a day. We are considerably more prone to look through the news source on our most loved news supplier’s site. While we are on the train, amid a brisk espresso at work, trusting that the pot will bubble, or at whatever point we need to, we can utilize our cell phones, PCs and pc’s to get to the most recent news.

Measurements show that inexorably, at whatever point individuals have a couple of minutes, they are probably going to tap in to their most loved news source to get the most recent reports on some random subject.

The 21st Century newsroom has needed to change and adjust as well, because of this gigantic move by they way we access and read our news. Generally, as news things were grabbed, they would experience various journalistic stages, following the article hierarchy of leadership. Another news thing would be affirmed, at that point, a columnist would take a shot at it, pass it to the sub-supervisor, who might then work on it before passing it to the editorial manager for the last editsprior to incorporation, just before going to press.

Today, the framework is fundamentally the same as. The thing that matters is that this whole procedure frequently needs to take seconds, or minutes, not hours or days! People in general are requesting their news when it occurs, and the news creators need to react, in a split second.

Today, speed is the establishment of value news coverage. Contending news suppliers are endeavoring to better each other by being the first with breaking news, whatever the subject. Also, innovation has an immense impact in making and dispersing news very rapidly.

One immense development zone where innovation has empowered stunning inclusion of breaking Nigerian news is the capacity to give live inclusion. A writer can send updates, articles and live video film, straight from their cell phone. It has the potential for making anybody a news columnist. Progressively today, we see reports utilizing video film, tweets and photographs taken by individuals from general society on who were one the scene, and saw the ‘news’ as it occurred.

We have more decision and power over our news than any other time in recent memory. We are completely responsible for what we read and when we read it. A great many people pick a news supplier they like, setting up inclinations so they promptly observe refreshes on the news that intrigues them. At that point, they sign in at whatever point it suits them amid the day.

News may have changed, and how we get to it is changing constantly, however there is no uncertainty, the news is still particularly popular, and that is something that won’t change.

Nigeria’s most noteworthy music honor won’t not hold this year

The honor service which has been in running for a long time, has all the earmarks of being absent this year, and if this happens, it will check the first run through ever, that the honors won’t hold.

Nigeria’s most noteworthy music grants, The Headies, won’t not hold in 2017.

The honor service which has been in running for a long time, seems, by all accounts, to be absent this year, and if this happens, it will stamp the first run through ever, that the honors won’t hold.

The Headies was established in 2006, by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to perceive remarkable work in the Nigerian music industry. The yearly service highlights exhibitions by set up and promising craftsmen, and it is communicated live on HipTV to audience members crosswise over Nigeria.

The 2006 and 2007 releases of The Headies were held at the Muson Center in Onikan, Lagos State. From 2010 through 2012, The Headies were held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.

A few media identities in Nigeria have facilitated the yearly function, including Darey Art Alade, D’banj, Dakore Egbuson, Banky W., Rita Dominic, M.I, Tiwa Savage and Dr SID.

The 2015 release, which hung on January 1, 2016, was well known for its VIP conflicts.

They included Don Jazzy and Olamide clashing, after Mavin Record’s Reekado Banks, won the ‘Following Rated’ grant over the all the more prominently acclaimed YBNL rapper, Lil Kesh.

The class respects the most encouraging artist amid the year in audit, accompanies a spic and span ride for the victor.

In 2013, Burna Boy furiously raged out of the occasion in the wake of missing out to Sean Tizzle.

The 2016 version was held at the Eko Convention Center in Victoria Island, Lagos. The occasion was facilitated by Adesua Etomi and latest music from Falz. Discussions encompassing the selection of a few craftsmen in the following appraised classification made the coordinators preclude Tekno Miles. Others missing incorporated the Mavins and YBNL Nation.

Wizkid graced the event close by other best Nigerian VIPs.

In any case, there are questions over the honors holding this year.

It’s nearly the last quarter of the year, and there has been no word yet from the coordinators. An email sent by Pulse to Ayo Animashaun, the Executive Producer of the honors, have gotten no reaction.

The assignment list for 2017 isn’t out, neither has there been any secrets or crusades for the occasion.

A source who works at HipTV told Pulse on state of namelessness, that no word has been partaken in-house about the occasion, with staff left oblivious about the honors. “No one has heard anything, right now they have not enlightened me regarding it.” our source says.

Very late shows and delays of The Headies are not new. In 2007, the second version of the honors was hung on March 17, the principal quarter of the year.

Be that as it may, after some time the occasion has gradually slid as the year progressed, moving from the primary quarter to the second, and through the third.

The 2009 and 2010 shows were held in the long stretch of May, 2011 and 2012 were in October, 2013 and 2014 came in December, while 2015, was moved out of the timetable year without precedent for its history, and into the principal day of 2016.

The two past releases have additionally been put off from before reported dates by the coordinators, despite the fact that the shows later held at the new dates.

The Headies circumstance arrives in a period when neighborhood grant indicates are encountering troubles in association, arranging and sponsorship.

The 2016 release of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, (NEA) was loaded with reports of disgraceful association, and the failure of the coordinators to meet necessities of the hosts and certain entertainers. Another prominent Nigerian honor service, latest naija music Video Awards (NMVA), neglected to hold in 2015, and just barely discharged a rundown of victors without a function.

They have not held another release from that point forward. Sources say this was caused by an absence of sponsorship.

This year, the Nigerian economy just left a gnawing retreat, which had corporate firms attempting to survive high expansion rates, insecure outside trade advertise, and an inaccessibility of new business because of an absence of assets from financial specialists.

Heartbeat called Hip TV chief, Ayobami, who uncovered to Pulse that despite the fact that there are designs set up to hold and a commitee is as of now set up, the occasion won’t not hold in 2017.

“The occasion won’t not hold before the finish of the year (2017), however we are taking a shot at it,” he said.

Has the Headies additionally been influenced by this? Has the recuperating condition of the Nigerian economy influenced what has turned out to be one of the images of the Nigerian music industry?

The Headies grants is essential for the music business since it is the most trustworthy measuring stick for measuring accomplishments in Nigeria. While numerous Nigerian honors are damaged with reports of inconsistency and preference, the Headies holds the fortification as a sparkling light, compensating in view of legitimacy.

The nonappearance of the Headies leaves a major opening in the music business. The absence of a function for a year implies that craftsmen who have effectively ruled the music scene for the year in audit, would not be remunerated and celebrated by the renowned stage in the nation.