2020 In A Nutshell: THANK YOU

We’ve talked severally about the year rounding up and bringing a lot of things into perspective. It’s no longer in the future tense but present. We have not only come close to the edge but we are at the edge. The year has actually come to a close and in a little while we’ll be welcoming another.

2020 came with a whole lot. Most of which we didn’t see coming. Aside the hounding covid 19 pandemic that brought the world to a stand still for several months, a lot also happened. People have lost their jobs and homes and loved ones, business went bleak. The economy ran indepthedly into recession and ravaging negative bank balances. The protest cum apathy from a government to her citizenry. Just so much for a year.

The bad news is the good news. We can see the glass half full or we can choose to see it half empty. When we reflect deeply, we are certain to see the beauty on every situation and victory on the other side. Probably you lived through a lot this year with acute vulnerability, confusion and panic; the fullest sun comes after the worst rain.

Conversely, if you fall amongst the smaller percentage who had 2020 as their best year and had a meteoric rise. Dance a jig!

Personally, I started the year jabbing a blunt finger tip with so much uncertainty. But it turned out to be one of my best years so far. Honestly, I give 2020 an endorsement despite the tough grin. I can say I made giant steps from creeping over the line. I met very beautiful persons and ventured out amidst uncertainty. I started my blog this year which is huge and was also called to the Nigerian Bar which is the largest Bar in Africa.(LoL)

There’s so much to be thankful for. You see, the problem is we have a flawed perception of success and we mostly give it a numerical quantification. Real beauty and bliss isn’t measurable with numerical/scientific standards. Sometimes the most basic and foundational connotations of success are in the intangibles such a love, friendship, peace, relationships, impact et al unfortunately, we easily discountenance them. We are all succesful in different worlds.

I employ you to counts your blessings, thank your Creator and everyone and everything he has used in 2020. It’s part of your story. It is very important to the extend that it determines the next phase of your life.

The voice palace says a big THANK YOU for your support. We are writers because you are here to read. Your comments, likes and follows are big wins to us. It gives us the energy to continue. Keep them coming. A big THANK YOU to all our clients and prospective clients; we are still on this trip and ready to serve you. You mean so much to us.

Compliments of the season.

NEW SONG ALERT: His Power by Pam Hannatu

The power of God is like a rainbow of limitless shades. In whatever shade it manifest within time, it is utter beauty and bliss. There is no fault in him and he has the ability to do all things and be all things but to fail. He is not less God nor less powerful because of the times he tells us NO.

It takes little or no effort to see the power of God in the good times but it takes being intentional and deliberate to acknowledge the might and power of God through loss and pain.

Hannatu Pam Chollom is a minister of the gospel through songs and Psalms. She is a vessel God has carved for himself through experience. A lady familiar with pain and loss yet, still holding the forte.

Through her hurting experiences, particularly the death of her father and subsequently mother gave her series of encounters that has solidified her conviction about God.

No doubt, this song titled “His power” released in commemoration of her birthday anniversary is a product of such encounters. That in the midst of heated pain, loss and despair; we can trust in the power of God even when reality defies human understanding and verifiable evidence.

This song promises an edification of our spirit man from burning out spiritually due to overwhelming pressures of life and struggles of this world. When life becomes extremely uncomfortable, tap into the sufficiency and ability of God’s power to meet every need and to do all things.

Please download the song for your edification and listening pleasure. Do well to share to as many. Be blessed.

Thank you.

His power Lyrics

1st stanza:
He has the power to say no…
He has the power to heal the broken heart….
He has the power to separate the sea….
He has the power to amend everything…..
(×2)

2nd stanza:
His power is moving everywhere…..
His power is touching everyone…
His power can move every Mountain….
His power is healing everyone….
(×2)

Chorus:
Shout the name of Jesus
Shout the name
Of yaweh….
Shout the name of Jesus
Shout the name
Of yaweh….
(×2)

Chant:
Oh….
Oh oh oh….
Eh eh eh….
Oh oh oh…..
(×6)

The ending…

Download

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Some things just take time; don’t be so hard on yourself.

How are you doing? I mean how are you really doing? You can stop reading this for a while just so figure out. The year is coming to a close and a lot is happening. 
One seems to be on a swing set of  anxiety, hopes, fears and daunting reality of unmet expectations.

I believe you are doing just what is enough for the moment. Some seasons are basically for  seed planting. Just that some seeds take longer time than others. Give yourself the allowance to grow. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

It’s amazing how we fight for friends, tolerate toxic stuff and forgive others effortlessly. This is indeed commendable. But the problem is, we do not extend such act mercy and generosity to our own selves as we do to others.

We don’t appraise our own effort. We beat ourselves over things which are most times out of our control and infact, refuse to forgive ourselves for the mistakes of the past. Dealing with your self with leniency does not mean condoning ill behavior, it is having faith in your purpose and passion and pressing on resiliently no matter what.

Pulling your shit to your face makes you an object of self ridicule and a mess in a world of promise. This will often lead to both anxiety and depression.

Some things simply take time and that is what we don’t give ourselves. We don’t give ourselves the time to heal, to be productive or tarry long enough to see results.  We are simply just being hard on our own selves.

Once upon a time; I was sick but felt I had so much on my plate and kept managing my health until I finally broke down. A health challenge I could have majestically walked into the hospital for check up ended in tears.  Even on sick bay, I was in a hurry to heal. It was an emergency not only because I was terribly sick but because I wanted to heal urgently.

I was really in pain but I was more desirous of returning back to my regular schedule and attend to the things I thought were urgent.

I wanted to heal instantly!

But it never happens that way. Again, Good things take time. One of which is healing. Give yourselves time to heal both physically, mentally and emotionally.

In like manner, give yourself time to grow.  There is a law of nature called process.

In that process, you will make mistakes. Again don’t fight yourself. Give yourself that allowance to fail your way into success. Things take time.

Don’t be hard on your self. It is okay to scold yourself but know when to move on. Learn the art of showing up for yourself. Give yourself the allowance of making mistakes; unlearning and learning. Pull yourself back up and keep moving. Don’t be too edgy to your own self.

Give yourself time to grow, to heal, to build the career, faith, relationship and life of your dreams. It just takes time!

NUGGETS FROM THE NOVEMBER’S FIRESIDE CHAT WITH SMSG AFRICA

Social media as the new power and game changer for social movements builds the focal point in a recent discuss by SMSGAfrica in its November’s edition of it fireside chat held in Jos, Plateau State.

The fireside chat with the theme: social movements and the use of social media for social impact, is geared to empower participants with information and resources needed to be able to drive social movements while leveraging on social media.

Discussants at the event; Oluwadaser David, Director-General PICTDA; Teyei Joel, Co-founder Tomruk iHub Multiverse; Maryam Mohammed, Founder Women in Leadership Initiative and Ponsah Fanap, Broadcast Journalist at Jay FM, with Nankpak Cirfat, Team Lead SMSGAfrica moderating the discuss made turns to make contributions to the discuss.

According to Mr. Teyei Joel, social movements are an organized gathering of individuals and groups who either want to show discontent or certain things from happening. Teyei went further to reiterate that social media is a game changer for social movements as it presents an open and participatory platform.

Mr. Oluwadaser David stressed need to have an identified source of information, as communication among social movements can be effective through social media which will help foster the achievement of the goals and aims of the movements.

On regulation of the social media space, Mr. Ponsah Fanap opines that government should have some form of regulation, but technology companies should handle regulation on their platforms.

Ms. Maryam Mohammed added that admins of social media groups should also regulate the kind of profiles allowed into the groups and also have some rules to guild in the sharing of content on the platforms.

While thanking speakers and participants, the founder of Tomruk iHub Multiverse, Mr. Ayuba Job David advised that government should use relevant MDA’s to teach young people how to use social media responsibly.

The November’s edition had Young Leaders and representatives from the Government, CSOs, Private Sector and the Academia in attendance, and was put together by Jos based Tomruk iHub Multiverse with support from ITEdgenews, Compunent and African Languages Hub.

In commemoration of international men’s day.

19th November is celebrated worldwide every year to commemorate the contributions and achievements of men at different levels ranging from family, community, workplace and nationally.

The theme for this year’s is “better health for men and boys”. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being;it is all encompasssing.   It is worthy of mention  that this aspect has been neglected and exposing men to mental and emotional disorders and trauma. In recent times, the rate of suicide amongst men is on a go.

Health goes to productivity, managing stress and relationships. Men do so much to earn a living and barely enjoy living. And today, your well being has become of vital concern to our collective survival. The socio_economic pressure and demands can be irksome. Honestly, It’s hard being a man out there.

It’s hard going through laborious days and still keeping your fun spirit in tact. How do you live such selfless lives and always putting the needs of others before  yours?

In the midst of  tremendous socio_economic crisis and moral decadence, we employ you to take your health more seriously. This neglect has birthed a lot of ingenuity, illments, gender rivalry, sexual violence et al.

Men suffer from social exclusion as the boy child is often neglected even at a  tender age. He’s just expected to be fine somehow. The society in my opinion will be a better place if even attention is given to both gender at early development and adulthood.

Today, we celebrate all men. Keep being true to thyself, the world is a better place with you in it.

We value you!
Your achievements are not unnoticed!
Your contributions are greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your love and sacrifices.

Happy international men’s day.

‘Allergy of my soul’

‘Allergy of my soul’

It kept craving and wouldnt be satisfied
I fed it with pies and candy yet;
It refused to be pacified
I took it to the best hotels with assorted drinks and  meat;
it didnt appreciate and kept craving for strong meat.
That; I couldn’t fathom

“Oh you ingrate
I gave thee all pleasures of life
But you wouldn’t be satisfied
Took you for adventures but wouldn’t stop seeking and searching.
You are wearying!
Irking me to my bones
Making me moving within cones”

But I was a fool
My soul had an allergy
For junks, costly apparels and pleasure.
Of the things money can’t afford;
In unison it demands in one accord
The imperishable, food for immortals.
Poor me,
I fed my lion with veggies!

FIRE SIDE CHAT WITH SMSG AFRICA

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

SMSGAfrica, a social innovative hub brings to you it’s November edition of her Fireside Chat with the theme: “Social Movements and the use of Social Media for Social Impact”

Date: Friday 20th November, 2020
Venue: 2nd Floor Adunbi Plaza, 12 Rwangpam Street Jos.
Time: 3pm

Discussants:

  • Oluwadaser David
    Director-General, PICTDA
  • Teyei Joel
    Co-founder, Tomruk iHub Multiverse
  • Maryam Mohammed
    Founder, Women In Leadership Initiative
  • Ponsah Fanap
    Broadcast Journalist, Jay FM

This Fireside chat seeks to empower you with the information and resources to make effective decisions in social movements when leveraging the use of social media for social impact.

SMSGAfrica, a community of social innovators solving Africa’s social and economic challenges using social media as a platform for exchange of ideas

For Inquiries and partnership: 07038713285

Connect, Inspire, Impact

Social Media for Social Good Africa announces new Board of Managers

Social Media for Social Good Africa (SMSGAfrica) a project of Tomruk iHub Multiverse, a social innovative enterprise community aimed at using online tools in solving offline problems for sustainable growth and development, uses this medium to announce it’s new Board of Managers (BOM) for 2020/2021.

The new BOM is expected to carry out our mandate to connect, inspire and Impact on communities to use digital tools to drive and support transformational development in Africa.

  • Team Lead
    Nankpak Cirfat
  • Secretary
    Deborah Bupwatda
  • Assistant Secretary
    Elijah Paul
  • Treasurer
    Glory Ayobami
  • Lead Communication
    Ibrahim Kallamu
  • Lead Programming
    Okoko Lawrencia Jenebu
  • Lead Membership
    Senkaam Danaan
  • Assistant Lead Membership
    Adesina Oluwasegun
  • Lead Sponsorship
    Nyigba Blessing
  • Assistant Lead Sponsorship
    Evelyn Pulle

SMSGAFRICA through its conferences, fortnightly fireside chats amongst other activities, has engaged 5000+ youths and hosted 100+ visionary speakers.

We believe that by creating an enlightening, positive, supportive, and high energy environment, we can help the society to grow and develop.

Teyei Joel
Co-Founder, Tomruk iHub Multiverse

Connect, Inspire, Impact

ENDSARS PROTEST? What you should know!

“A nation that accepts to live a third-class life is just a third-class nation! If a nation wants to be called and recognized as a honorable nation, it must be firm enough to refuse any kind of policy which is against the right of dignity of any person! No refuse, no honor! If you don’t refuse bad government, you deserve it all the way! “–Mehmet Murat Ildan

As a nation, we have witnessed some of the most drastic in recent times in Nigeria. Consequently , these agitations are not born as a result of recent occurrences but accumulated grievances. There is a great outcry by the Nigerian youths who have refused to be consoled. The Nation wide protest as we see today was kindled by the protest against the extra-judicial killings perpetrated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

This is a nation-wide protest has gotten the support of many persons, including renowned local and international celebrities and political figures. It is obvious, the Nigerian youth have been far stretched, and pushed to the wall beyond their boundaries. They are lean on patience and cannot afford to stay silent any longer.

The flagrant impunity and abuse of human right carried out by some members of the Nigerian Police force, is highly irritable and unacceptable. This is evident in the violent acts of bullying , unlawful detention, beating, confiscation of valuable property, extortion and extra-judicial killings.
Imagine living in a country where your right to life is not guaranteed, how much more your dignity, welfare and other socio-economic necessities? Truly, it is a highly unfortunate situation.

Why are the protests still subsisting despite the so called dissolution of SARS and introduction of a new unit of the police; SWAT?
Among other things, these are the demands of the youths from the Federal government:

  1. EndSARS|/SWAT
  2. Sack security chiefs
  3. Improve security
  4. Reduce petroleum pump price
  5. Reduce PHCN bill
  6. Create more jobs
  7. Stop banditry and herdsmen attacks
  8. End ASUU strike
  9. Place politicians on minimum wage
  10. Sign the Electoral reform bills
  11. A Nigerian president must have at least a first degree

As a whole the youths are clamoring for an end to BAD GOVERNANCE. For long the youths have been silent not because the enemy is Nigeria but that the enemy of the people is a culture bad governance by public servants elected by the people . The youth have demonstrated great patriotism for their country and as clear as day light, Hope has risen for a better Nigeria.

We say NO TO SARS/SWAT, NO to impunity and executive recklessness, No to police brutality. The power of the people is held up high and we seek to remind the government that we are not cowards anymore and their arrogant rulership style must come to an end. With one voice, with no fear we say WE ARE NOT JUST TIRED OF LIVING AS A THIRD CLASS NATION BUT TIRED OF LIVING THIRD CLASS LIVES.

The high spirit, activism, donations and services of professionals and all patriotic Nigerians to this cause is highly commendable. This Activism has gone beyond mammoth crowds protests on the streets but also massive regional prayer walks.

I will end with a quote by Abe Lincoln “to sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men”

The #EndSARS protest has gone through many phases. Ranging from it’s being hijacked by thugs and hoodlums, shooting of peaceful protesters, looting and a whole lot. It is important to note that the youth will not back down despite the resistance of the government and selfish individuals in high places. They will match on with hope that this will be the birthing of the Nigeria we all hope and pray for, because this is our home.