7 Social Media Trends to get on Board of NOW!

There is always some new update or trend and it can get tiring but stay on top we must, especially if we are on social media to grow our brands and businesses.
Check out 7 Trends to take advantage of today!

1. Stories and other Disappearing Posts
Be it Snapchat, Facebook or Instagram, you can now send short stories out to your audience, and they will disappear after a period (for most platforms, 24 hours).
This is especially good where you are at an event for example and want to show a lot of what is going on but would not want to post them on the page directly.
Now with the 'Highlights' feature on Instagram, it is even better as you can leave some on your page to give people a glimpse of your day and interests. Categories like 'Beauty', 'Nature', 'Cars' etc can easily show visitors to your page what your page is about.

2. Live!
Go Live! You can host a live talk show, connect instantly with fans or show demonstrations of how you do things by going live from your page. To avoid talking to just yourself, be sure to let people know in advance that you will be live, so for example you can start prepping your followers 2 to 3 days in advance.
P.S, Do you know you can now go live on YouTube as well? It is not just for edited videos!

3. Follow Hashtags
A platform like Instagram now allows you not just follow people, but also hashtags.
This means instead of following everyone who sometimes posts things you may be interested in, you can follow a hashtag and see more of those type of content. How does it work to your advantage?
See next tip

4. Use Hashtags
Now that people can follow hashtags, create one that is unique but universal!

5. Videos
Video content will continue to garner more attention than just pictures and practically every platform supports this now. Don't think of just long form videos, even Boomerangs and Microsoft Hyperlapse videos work as well.
Aim to incorporate more video content moving forward

6. Don't Ignore Whatsapp
Whatsapp is basically turning itself into a social media platform so if you use it already, try out its new features like status updates, and try out unique features like groups for your brand.
(While we are it, do join my whatsapp group by sending a message to +2348136882989)

7. Don't ignore Generation Z
Every year, thousands and millions more are eligible for voting, driving, and social media platforms...
Find a way to target new audiences, old and young.



Hi guys, how's the week going? Mine has been super packed with exams and making money moves like our MCM advised on Monday. However today, our WCW has me on cloud 9 as I was super curious about her move from architecture into the media industry.
She's a co-host on Ebonylife TV's show for millenials 'Moments-Z; today we are crushing on the beautiful Pelumi Shittu.
From her pictures, you can tell that she super fun, cant you? Enjoy! ;)

Hey Lumi!

1)     You studied architecture in school. Why the move into media and are you ever going back to architecture?

PELUMI: Hey!!! I studied architecture in school but then moving into media was not a conscious effort for me because first of all I had a lecturer in school who always made me feel bad about my design. he made me feel like I had no future what so ever in design or in architecture so I was always looking for the next thing that I could do that I was sure that I was going to excel in it, be comfortable with it, have fun and still impact my community and the world at large. So, there was a friend of mine who drew my attention to the fact that I loved presentations in school, I loved talking, defending and representing my group in group projects. She then sent the link to the moments Z audition that brought me into the media industry and made me who I am today. Will I ever do architecture? I really don’t think so... but the beauty of architecture is that you can major in different parts like aesthetics(facade architecture), landscape design, interior design etc... so I hope to major in one of them. But if I can’t, then I definitely have to figure out a way to marry media and architecture together and carve a niche for myself๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

2)      You are a presenter, you must have attended quite a number of auditions, tell us about one you’ll never forget?

PELUMI: Funny enough I have not physically attended so much because nowadays a lot of companies just require to send a demo and your CV to a certain email address or website and sometimes they reply, sometimes they don’t. There is one that I went for recently though and during the course of the conversation/audition I had mentioned payments like 3-4 times. The person interviewing had to stop and stare at me like... “you like money o!” I wasn’t even aware at that time that I was saying it. I guess that’s where my head was at, during that period ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I was broke then ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

3)     What 3 tips would you say are key to getting into media Nigeria?

PELUMI:  My 3 tips have definitely got to be:
1. Know what you want to do, that way you can channel your focus on certain auditions you want to go for. E.g are you interested in fashion? Be a lifestyle presenter et.c it’s all about carving a niche for yourself in this industry.
2. Image. What image are you trying to sell to the people? You can call it branding if you want. Do you want to be known for your energy, makeup, style, controversy? Whatever it is. Find that and sell that. Especially on your Social media page. You never can tell that post that will circulate round and get the right people interested in you.
3. Network.... let’s be honest ehn, some things in this industry are gotten by connections. It is who you know, you recommend for a job or position. So, why not let a lot of people know you and recommend you ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

4)     Before the camera comes on, you......

PELUMI:  pray and ask the Holy Spirit for help, direction and energy lol. I read and research to know the angles I’m coming from and areas I would like to touch, I interact with the crew so that we’re all in a good mood where we can work together and have fun. I dance as well, to get my adrenaline pumping ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

5)     One thing you'd like to say to your '20 year old' and '40 year old' self respectively?
PELUMI: I’m still in my early 20’s na ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ but anyway, I’d say never compare yourself with anybody. Situations change in an instance. Discover yourself and walk in that don’t focus solely on school and it’s assignment. Have fun, live a little, go to more places and just be young. Psssttt! You’re going to end up in the media industry so start learning and going for auditions already, architecture is not your way๐Ÿ˜ don’t tell future me I gave you expo๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ
To 40 year old me: I hope all the struggles were worth it. I hope you’re super rich and dining with Kings and presidents already. I hope you’ve touched and changed lives. I hope you’re married, with kids and living without regrets.

6)If you could exchange lives with any media personality. Whose life are you picking?

PELUMI: I’m picking Ellen Degeneres!!!! She’s everything I want to be! A great interviewer, funny, energetic, looks young for her age, generous as heck, has her own show and companies as well, comfortable in her own skin etc

7)What’s on your mind this Wednesday?
PELUMI:  On my mind this Wednesday, how to be better, make more money,get more followers on Instagram, have more than one business. As you can see, my mind is full๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

That'ts it guys!hope you enjoyed?
Stay inspired ;)


#OAP101 4 Ways to Stay Fresh and Credible as a Media Host

Hello fresh, aspiring or established media personality,
It is a beautiful new week and I am writing this, sipping my tea, and thinking about how to keep being fresh and credible.

The truth is, there are 2 things you want to avoid on this journey- being thought of as stale, and being thought of as fake, as in, a source of fake news.

Some of the ways to stay fresh and credible are:

- Verifying your Sources
This is one of the most established tenets of journalism and I still get surprised when even interns or students on Industrial Attachment feel comfortable presenting me with stories, or worse, going on air with stories based on, 'People say...'

Investigative Journalism even has higher standards but whether you went to media school or not, as with life, so with news- check, recheck, double check.

- Consuming Different Kinds of Content
If you are into Music, you can still get some content from Sports. If you love News, Fashion may surprise you.
By watching and listening to other kinds of content, you stay updated and easily adaptable.

- Checking out Trends
Social Media platforms are making things a lot easier for us these days as they have things like 'Explore' (Instagram), 'Trending' (Twitter) and more.
A simple daily glance at online trends can help ensure you keep up with what everyone is talking about.

- Gisting with People
Sometimes, just a good kickback with people provides a world of fresh news, stories and talking points for you.
By listening to them and enjoying what they say, you get an insight into what people are excited, worried or lackadaisical about.
This can help you immensely.

What do you think of these tips? How do you stay fresh and credible as a media host from your end?
s.h.a.r.e with me.




Hi fam!
It's a brand new day and you should be excited at another opportunity to make money moves like our MCM. ;) He's the Creative director/C.E.O of Dami Ajibola Couture (DAC), a premium leather goods company that makes bespoke shoes and accessories for men. This Monday, we are crushing on Dami Ajibola.

Young entrepreneurs out there, this one if for you!

1) Describe your life in three words?
Spontaneous, fun, colourful

2) You are a young entrepreneur and would sometimes have low days, what keeps you going through those periods?
DAMI: Well, I’d say passion. I love what I do, and I’m deeply driven to create a highly industrious Nigeria by empowering youths.

3) What’s one dream you have for your company, Dami Ajibola Couture (DAC)?
DAMI:  The dream is to build a brand that will outlive me, a brand that in good time will gain international recognition. A brand that’d create products that will be a must have in every fashionable person’s collection.

4) If you could change something in your life with a switch, you’ll change what (to what)?
DAMI: To be honest, I don’t think I’d change anything, well none comes to mind. Maybe add a few zeros to my bank account balance. ๐Ÿ˜Š

5) Please tell us some challenges young entrepreneurs can expect to face at the beginning of their careers? (Regardless of industry)
DAMI: Well, entrepreneurship isn’t a bed full of roses. Then sometimes we feel like we are in control and then we sometimes feel like we have lost direction. It is filled with a lot of indecisiveness for a starter but then faith, believe, hard-work and the bigger picture keeps you going.

6) The biggest/most important lesson you’ve learnt from doing business so far is?
DAMI: The biggest lesson I’ve learnt so far is never to let people talk you out of your ideas or discourage you based on their inability to see potential. And then if you don’t do it, someone else does it.

7) What’s on your mind this Monday?
DAMI: 7. Monday is moneyday, so you bet that’s what’s on my mind. Well, meeting our customer’s expectations and surpassing them. Basically how we can do things better for them mostly which will in turn be great for us

That's it guys! Stay inspired ;)


10 Items to Pair with your T Shirt for Work or School

I checked my wardrobe this weekend when thinking of what to wear today (Monday March 12th) and realised (again), that I have quite a number of t shirts.
I tend to wear t shirts at home, or for super casual stuff like chilling with friends but I decided to wear tshirts to work this week. I therefore had to do some digging and thinking to see what to pair my t shirts with to make them chic and work ready.

Here are 10 things you can style your t shirt with for work or school.

Pair with a Dress
Almost similar to the pinafore look is the dress. It can either be a thin strap of sleeveless dress and of course, this works better with a plain t shirt as the dress will cover most of it up.

Pair with a Pinafore
If you can usually get away with a school girl vibe, then please do pair your t shirt with a pinafore. Either go all out by wearing shoes and socks, or keep the outfit the focal point and opt for quieter accessories. No pigtails though.

Pair with Overalls or Dungarees
This one I love because depending on the overalls you go with, you usually end up being a collage of sexy, trendy and cute all at once!

Pair it with a Blazer
Blazers, Long or Short jackets, they will all work in taking that t shirt from casual to business casual, especially if you wear with plain black or dark blue jeans, or pants with it.

Pair it with a Suit
Pant or Skirt suit, throw your t shirt under a suit and people will forget it is a t, especially if it is plain, white or black.

Pair with a Denim Jacket
I personally wear my denim jacket with EVERYTHING but pair with a t shirt and you realise they were probably made for this!
I am not a fan of denim on denim so when I do my denim jacket, I go with leggings or pants, and when I wear jeans, I go with jackets.

Pair with Leather
Leather toughens anything up so be it leather pants or jacket, have fun.
Do watch out though to ensure your leather does not end up make you look more like you're going for a rock concert than to school.

Pair with a Sweater
I should add 'Weather Permitting' to be honest because the sun in Naija is not for babies but if you know it is a cold day or you will be in an air-conditioned room for most of the day, this is a good look to try.

Pair with a Shirt
Throwing a shirt, buttoned or not, on your t shirt dresses it up for work. You can tuck just the t shirt in, or tuck both the t and the shirt.

Pair it with a Skirt
Most times when we think t shirts, we think jeans but skirts are great as well.
You can either go with something flared, or a pencil skirt.
While I do not own one now, I will get one of those tulle skirts and rock with a simple t shirt soon.

Pair with Formal Accessories
I think every 'How-To' style post I write has something about accessories in it and that is because accessories can style a look up or down.
In this situation, you want accessories that will make your t shirt look more formal so reach out for formal pieces like a watch, earrings and bracelets. Aim for solid purses and heels and voila, you will be work ready!

Pair with Pants.
Jeans are common with tshirts but if you do wear a pair of jeans, remember to throw a jacket on as well.
If you want to ditch the jacket however, then a good way to go is pants.
Wide-leg and Culottes will give you the edge while simple tailored pants keep it classy and formal.

Pair with Shorts
Not bum shorts nor hot pants though. Pair with shorts that would work for work.

What are some items you like to pair your t shirts with?


How-To Style a Multi-Coloured Top

I woke up a lot earlier than I usually do this morning but it's all good!
I am using that extra time to do some blog posts and then publish for days when I am rushing out of the house.

Speaking of rushing out of the house, the other day, I had to make some quick last-minute decisions because I changed my mind last minute as to what to wear.

I eventually reached out for this multi-coloured top and the next challenge was how to style it.
Naturally busy, one must be careful not to end up looking over the top.

After trying a couple of things, I went with this look- Multicoloured top with shorts, red hat and white shoes.

What I learnt while styling include:

Pick a Colour
Pick a colour or two from the item and work with that. In this case, I picked green and played around with that.
Be careful though not to throw on every single colour on the outfit.

Naturally with accessories you want to go quiet because the top itself is the statement.
If you do have a statement piece you absolutely must wear, stick to just that one piece.

When in doubt, go Neutral
(And remember, Pink is a neutral).
On the real though, reach out for our favourite neutrals to help complement your look perfectly.
I am super partial to white shoes these days but black and nude would work as well.

What's your own tip for styling a multi coloured tip?


Happy New Week Fellaz,

Today is such a light Monday for me and I couldn't be happier! I thought it would be a great time to ask our MCM the most trivial questions he's probably ever answered and guess what, he was a perfect gentleman about it! Our MCM is the singer and songwriter Eric Ahiauzu, You might know him as Ric Hassani. Enjoy :)

Hi Ric!

1)     If you had the chance to exchange voices with anyone in the world, whose voice are you taking?
RH:  Definitely Craig David.
2)     What’s your most favourite song by you?
RH:  Police

3)     Three things you can’t do without?
RH: Glasses, Tooth brush & Paste, and Roll-on

4)     What’s one event you think changed the course of your life and why?
RH: Malawi, 2015, Lake of Stars. I headlined that event. Changed by life coz before then I'd wanted to give up music. I'd gotten a PhD admission that I'd actually turned down for that show, coz it was supposed to start same day in England. So it was either music in Malawi, or Academics in England. I chose Malawi.

5)     What’s one subject matter you’d love to sing about but haven’t yet done?
RH: A Bad break up with someone that you don't want back.

6)     If you could give a piece advice to your 20-year old and your 50-year old self, you’d say…
RH:Relax, just Relax.

7)     What’s on your mind this Monday?
RH:Work, Music, Food, Gym, and Black Panther.

That's it guys!
Stay inspired :)

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