JANUARY IN RETROSPECT
February is here & January is gone…but the memories remain. Here are my top January moments [and do not forget to share yours as comments on this post! I’d love to read them!]
My open letter blog post had 135 page views in less than 24hrs
I was appointed as Brand manager for TedX Ife
I was appointed as Brand Manager for Smattreaders
My relationship with the ever super-smart, ever caring Funke Ajayi clocked one year! Hurray!
Organized the much talked about ‘Making money from Powerpoint’ on OAU campus. The feedback was simply amazing!
I was selected among 35 young Africans that will participate at this year’s edition of Africa’s longest running & most prestigious youth democracy training program, DESPLAY AFRICA ACADEMY.
Got active on slide share and also crafted stunning PowerPoint slides for Prof Chris Ajila’s upcoming Inaugural lecture [Though I’d be in Abuja on the 11th, if you’re in Ife do attend. I assure you, you do not want to be told! And I’m sorry I can’t show you any part of His slides: the event is yet to hold…till then.]
Created my first full feature animated comic for Christian Law Students Fellowship of Nigeria, Ife [CLASFON]. It received rave reviews. (So you like PARAY? If you want to see the rest, grab a copy of CLASFON’s magazine….see, you too like awuf!)
Branded K-starch & Rui Maximian.
I lost one of my greatest Uncle’s ever. A Chief Superintendent of Police, Uncle Kemi’s death shook the family. May God comfort His loving wife, lovely kids & every other family member. RIP Uncle, we love you forever.
Due to circumstances that defy any logical explanation, my name was omitted from NYSC’s mobilization list for March. So, I have to compulsorily wait till July. I’m convinced though, that God’s time is the best.
I know God’s grace is ever sufficient for my family, especially my Dad who was close as a brother to my late Uncle.
And I thank God for progress in my life and in the life of my family & friends. Thanks to all our clients for allowing us to help make their January so magnificent! There are only two possible directions for your business: upward & forward!
Thank you for reading this post.
Be rest assured, the great things that happened in your life in January are going to magnify greatly in February while the not-so-good things will shrink & fade away.
This is a brand new month; review last month, plan for this month and launch in with all your faith and your heart and your head and watch as all dreams come to pass and all your fears flee.
FEBRUARY is going to rock! And you, my friend, will march into March.
Brand Strategist & CEO Epower
Ogunbowale Olugbenga, C.E.O Epower, is a vast, fast rising brand strategist & lyricist with four years’ experience in visual branding & a dream to see Africa branded. A 2013 graduate of the department of Psychology, Obafemi Awolowo University, He was most recently nominated as the most outstanding young Nigerian by Junior Chamber International and his story ‘BIOLA’ was selected as one of the top 20 in Africa in the yet to be concluded Etisalat prize for Flash Fiction.
In 2006, He represented Wesley College of Science & presented the most outstanding project in Oyo state at the Junior Engineers and Technicians project exhibition and went on to represent Oyo state at the National level. In October 2012, He emerged as winner of the inaugural edition of Social Sciences Faculty prize for best departmental presentation at OAU. As of now, He has created over 400 internationally & locally acclaimed PowerPoint slides & 620 graphical designs for top organizations and individuals, with over 2,100 people trained via live seminars.
As a testament to his passion for capacity development, nation building, creative thinking & strategic execution, He has coordinated and volunteered at several community empowerment initiatives including FeedOne project which fed & empowered over 4,000 families in Akure, Ife & Lagos on the 21st of Dec, 2013. In November 2013, He facilitated at 10/10: a regional impact tour by Global Paradigm Shifters to over 1,000 Secondary School Students, delivering Powerful Lessons in Purpose & Leadership for the emergence of Africa’s next vibrant & visionary young leaders.
His clients trust him with their Logo, banner, poster, business Card, flyer, wallpaper, display picture, facebook cover, bill board, flex banner and roll-up banner designs, and its him they call when they need scintillating, attention grabbing PowerPoint slides. He’s also very famous for hosting exceptionally sensational ICT trainings including epower’s ‘Learn from the Best Series’.
He passionately and professionally renders expert advice on how to write business plans/proposals, name brands, invent smashing slogans, position, promote & protect brands.
For inspiring write-ups, effective branding and for an insightful, intuitive, engaging & absolutely empowering result oriented speaker at your next ICT, leadership or capacity building event, Ogunbowale Olugbenga is the one to call.