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Happy Birthday Adenike!

I celebrate me today!

There are so many reasons to celebrate and I believe that one of them is that I am still alive! I’m celebrating me. Not my accomplishments or accolades. I am celebrating my life. I just want to give thanks to the Almighty God for the gift of life. I am blessed and highly favoured.

In any circumstances we find ourselves, let’s keep having good focus in that goal we want to achieve. It’s not where we are that matters but the glorious destination we are going in life. Wishing myself happiness and great accomplishments in the coming year. Wishing myself a joyous birthday full of God’s amazing blessings. May I be blessed with long life, good health and prosperity.

Happy Birthday to someone that’s one in a million, Adenike! Yes that’s right! lol

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Joanne Rowling

So I’m celebrating Joanne Rowling  today. A British novelist, gifted, intelligent, genius author and an amazing woman who I admire a lot. Joanne Rowling popularly known as J.K. Rowling is the author of Harry Potter. Joanne Rowling was born on the 31st  of  July 1965. Jo wanted to be a writer from an early age. She wrote her first book at the age of six. At just eleven, she wrote her first novel. The idea of Harry Potter came to her in 1990 while sitting on a delayed train from Manchester to London King’s Cross.  The Harry Potter books were one of the fastest selling books in history.

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Today J.K. Rowling is one of the most influential and richest author in the world. This was a woman who was rejected from college at age 17. At age 25 she lost her mother. At age 27, she got married and had a baby girl. At age 28, she got divorced due to abuse from her husband. She was diagnosed with severe depression. At age 29, she was a single mother living on welfare. At age 30, she wanted to commit suicide. But she focused on what she likes doing which is ‘writing’. At age 31, she published her first book. At age 35, she had released 4 books and was named author of the year. At age 42, she sold 11 million copies of her new book on the first day of release.

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Her story is just so inspiring to me. These are few inspiring quotes from J.K. Rowling;

  • “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all ;- In which case you fail by default”
  • “It is important to remember that we all have magic inside us”
  • “Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best”
  • “Love wins. It does win. We know it wins. When a person dies, Love isn’t turned off.”
  • “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be”

She is truly a source of inspiration and a phenomenal woman!

Please drop your comments below or send an email if you have inspiring stories to share with us here. Thanks.

Have a lovely weekend guys.

{www.jkrowling.com}

 

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

So I’m celebrating Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie today. A Nigerian novelist, activist, writer of short stories and nonfiction. A woman I admire so much. A woman who believes strongly that women should be allowed to be so many things. A phenomenal woman who is truly a source of inspiration to me.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria on the 15th of September 1977. Chimamanda grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated in to thirty languages and has appeared in various publications including the New Yorker, Granta, The financial times etc. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus which won the commonwealth writers’ prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Half of a Yellow Sun which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book; and Americanah which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named one of The New York Times Top Ten Best Books of 2013. Her Novel Americanah was published around the world in 2013 and has received numerous accolades.

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Chimamanda has been invited to speak around the world. Her 2009 TED Talk, The Danger of a Single Story is now one of the most-viewed TED Talks of all time. In Dec.2012, Chimamanda had a classic talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism on the TEDxEUSTON, when she spoke on “We should all be feminist”. Chimamanda is a recipient of a Mac Arthur Foundation Fellowship.

These are few inspiring quotes from Chimamanda Adiche;

  • “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.”
  • “Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.”
  • “The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn’t have the weight of gender expectations.”
  • “Never ever accept ‘Because You Are a Woman’ as a reason for doing or not doing anything.”
  • “It’s not your job to be likable. It is your job to be yourself. Someone will like you anyway.”
  • “Never speak of marriage as an achievement. Find ways to make it clear to her that marriage is not an achievement nor is it what she should aspire to. A marriage can be happy or unhappy but it is not an achievement.”

She is truly a source of inspiration and a phenomenal woman!

Please drop your comments below or send an email if you have inspiring stories to share with us here. Thanks.

Have a lovely weekend guys.

https://www.chimamanda.com/about-chimamanda/

 

 

 

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Linda Ikeji

So I’m celebrating Linda Ikeji today. A phenomenal woman. A Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur and a former model. She is the owner of the digital platform, lindaikejisblog.com she is the highest paid blogger in Nigeria. I truly admire Linda Ikeji. She motivates me as a blogger.

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Linda Ikeji was born on the 19th of September 1980 in Nigeria. She started writing at the age of 10. She started blogging as a hobby in 2006. She became an active blogger in 2007. Linda announced the creation of her online TV network on her blog in august 2016. Linda Ikeji airs a variety of programmes ranging from talk shows, reality shows, and TV series to movies. Linda Ikeji also ventured in to online radio broadcasting. She also launched a social networking platform named Linda Ikeji Social.

In August 2012, she was celebrated in Forbes Africa. Linda Ikeji was the biggest google search trend in Nigeria for 2014. The name Linda Ikeji was the most searched item by users of google in Nigeria. Linda Ikeji was interviewed by BBC on their Focus on Africa programme.

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Linda Ikeji runs a non-profit project themed “I’d rather be self-made”. She assists young girls’ age 16-25 who have great business ideas and are willing to venture in to entrepreneurship.

Congratulations Linda as you launch LITV today. Well done Linda, you’re such an inspiration!

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Have a lovely weekend guys.

 

 

 

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Oprah Winfrey

So I’m celebrating Oprah Winfrey today.  A phenomenal woman. An American media proprietor, talk show host, actress and philanthropist.  I admire this great woman and she inspires me a lot. This is a woman who is gifted, determined and ambitious.

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Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Mississippi, USA. In 1976, Winfrey moved to Baltimore where she hosted a hit television chat show ‘People Are Talking’. Afterwards she was recruited by a Chicago TV station to host her own morning show. She later became the host of her own widely popular program, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ which aired for 25 season, from 1986 to 2011. Winfrey launched her own TV network, The Oprah Winfrey Network in 2011. Despite a financially rocky start, the network made headlines in 2013.

According to Forbes magazine, Oprah was the richest African-American of the 20th century. In 2005, Business week name her the greatest black philanthropist in America history. Oprah Winfrey is also a dedicated activist for children’s rights. Media queen Oprah has also written quite a few number of books. You can also join the Oprah’s Book Club to read more of her books. Oprah Winfrey is also a very good actress who has featured in quite a few movies like ‘The colour purple’, ‘Beloved’ etc.

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Oprah keeps going despite of all the obstacles, hurdles and everything she’s been through. She had a troubled adolescent. She was fired from her first job as an anchor. She was told by a producer that she was unfit for the television news. She didn’t let anything stop her from going forward.

These are few inspiring quotes from Oprah Winfrey;

  • “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”
  • “The whole point of being alive is to evolve in to the complete person you were intended to be.”
  • “Surround yourself with  only people who are going to lift you higher.”
  • “Listen to the rhythm of your own calling and follow that.”
  • “You become what you believe, Not what you wish or want. But what you truly believe.”

She is truly a source of inspiration and a Phenomenal woman!

You guys can go on these links to read more about her

{ http://www.oprah.com/index.html} and

{https://www.biography.com/people/oprah-winfrey-9534419}

Please drop your comments below or send an email if you have inspiring stories to share with us here. Thanks.

Have a lovely weekend guys.