Monday, April 16, 2018

Innovation: April Edition of Drive Magazine is Live!

It seems just like yesterday when we were screaming Happy New Year. But here we are in the fourth month of the year. Can you take out your goals for the year and honestly tell yourself the truth? By the end of 2018, are you sure you will achieve your 2018 goals? What roles did January, February and March have to play in the achievement of your goals? Did the past three months bring you your desires? If they didn’t, there is a possibility you wouldn’t be achieving all your goals for 2018.

But it doesn’t matter. You might not get it 100% but you can still get it above 50% if you really get into those plans right now. What this means is for you to tackle it differently to cross that finish line.
Innovation can be defined in many ways but it comes down to one thing, doing things in a different ways to achieve results as well as meeting needs. And that is what this edition is all about.

Our cover girl, Adele Dejak, is an inspiration whose business today is successful for the creation of jewelry and fashion accessories.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Online Writing Class

Everybody has a story to share. It could be from your imagination, from your experience or knowledge gathered over the years that can be beneficial to someone or you probably just want to write for fun.

What story are you waiting to share? Join our online writing class and learn the step by step approach to developing the writing skill. By the end of this class, it is expected that your project should be underway while you receive after class editorial services to guide your project to completion.
It starts March 19th, 2018 and will run for 5 weeks.
Register here.

Read about your tutor here.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

I Commit (Self-Motivation)

I commit to be better
than I was yesterday
To work harder
than I did yesterday
To give my best
as if it was my last opportunity
To believe in my abilities
to dream, plan and finish
To trust in the help of the Almighty
as my strength and guide
In this race
To realise my dreams.

(c) Uzezi Adesite

Monday, February 05, 2018

Give Yourself The Gift Of ...

When was the last time you gave yourself a gift? I don’t mean some new clothes, accessories or gadgets. I am talking about the kind of gift that would ensure you grow positively?

During the last Christmas season, many of us reflected on the past months, where we got it right, where we got it wrong and where we could have done it better. As 2018 began, we promised ourselves change; especially in those areas we got it wrong.

The good thing about reflection is that it enables us to plan a better approach of moving forward. We learn from what went wrong and with determination, we surge ahead believing the jackpot could be just around the corner.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas In A Pen

Discover the future of Nigerian literature in this refreshing read for teenagers and adults alike. Moncoeur Global Concepts presents 'Christmas In A Pen', An Anthology of Teenage Stories and Poems, as published by Zayzee Writes.

This work concludes the writing workshop that held for teenagers between December 18th and 20th, 2017 and is available for free download. In the spirit of the season, don't forget to share with your friends. Click here to download your free copy now.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

What Can I Do Differently To Grow My Business?

Your Money
What Can I Do Differently To Grow My Business?

Hello Miss Tolani
I read your column in the last edition of Drive Magazine. You talked about planning your money. That it is not how much you make that matters but how much you keep.
How does one achieve 'keeping' in a very tight situation? I am an entrepreneur and have been running my business for three years now. I am yet to see growth in my business. It isn't that I don't have enough clients to sustain my business and even grow it. The problem is that I have to support my family from my business and 'keeping money' that I know will assist my husband in our home doesn't sound right.
I love my business. I make enough money a month but my business cannot grow. What can I do differently?
Thank you.

Suzy .M. (Lagos)

Tiny Obeleville Town, Is A Well Of Entertainment

If you are wondering why you haven’t heard of Obeleville town before, it is because it is so tiny, no one has thought to put it on the map. Yet.
Kate Iffy Chukwu is your child’s best friend because she keeps them entertained with beautifully written stories. She talks to UZEZI ADESITE about her new book, ‘My Name is Kosi Kamsi’, which is set in the tiny town of Obeleville, located on the African West Coast. In this interesting town, we meet a regular child who dreams big.
So, let’s know more about this book. Excerpts:

Congratulations on your new book, My Name is Kosi Kamsi. What is it about?
Thank you so much. My Name is Kosi Kamsi is a compilation of eight warm stories for children from 6 years old and above. It tells the story of seven-year-old Kosi Kamsi, who wants to be a president when he grows up. His experiences in school and at home give him some ideas of what he would like to change when he becomes the president - this includes not doing any homework! In this book, which is the first in the series, Kosi Kamsi wants to save the world. He wishes he had a dog. He practices bravery when he finds out that he is the only boy at Cooking Club. He chases a fat stinky goat. He learns about Mount Kilimanjaro. Kosi Kamsi is the everyday child with a big dream.