Thursday, January 26, 2017

#RUNLAGOS - Lagos City Marathon 2017


Na lie,o!😁 I no dey run,o!!! 😂 Though would have loved to with oko mi (my hubby in Yoruba language 😀). But change of plans, we go run next year by God's grace 😉

My first and last marathon, which was 8 years ago 🙈, was the 2nd GLO Lagos Half Marathon. It was a 21km race and it was really fun. I ran half way and walked to the finish line...I no wan kill myself na 😐 Lol!

At the GLO Lagos Half Marathon in 2009

My dream marathon is the Disney Princess Half Marathon 👸 I def would go for it someday soon. It's part of my bucket list 😉 
My Dream Marathon - Disney Princess Half Marathon

The 2017 Lagos City Marathon holds on Saturday 11th February, 2017. You can register for it HERE.  And you can design your logo, just like mine, HERE.

The 2017 Lagos City Marathon Route 

Hebrews 12:1 😇

HAPPY RUNNING to all the runners!!!! 😀

Monday, January 23, 2017

SLAYing @ SLAY Festival 2017

SLAY Festival 2017 was DOPE!👍 Even though they started quite late and some vendors were not set by the time guests started coming in, it went very well. With Nigerians, especially women, doing great things and selling great stuff (mostly Proudly Naija products and services), I have to sincerely say I was INSPIRED!!!💫 By God's grace I will be a vendor in their next festival 🙏

So what was SLAY Festival all about? SLAY Festival which was hosted by She Leads Africa, is a one day event that celebrates innovation, entrepreneurship, style and women (and men) who are slaying in their careers and businesses. You see why I am inspired? 😉

At the festival the following activities happened (Culled and edited from She Leads Africa) 

  •  Innovators who were keeping it real on how they found success and how others can too.  Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology spoke about the opportunities of building a career or business in the tech industry.  Arese Ugwu and Toke Makinwa spoke on building your brand to stand out. Kemi Adetiba and Mary Remy Njoku spoke on how to get paid in the media industry. Tara and Fela Durotoye spoke on building a winning partnership. And many other great speakers made the event one to remember. People left inspired!
  • Activities that were fun and actually helped our lives. Want to learn how to build your own virtual reality app? They had it. Want to connect with the most popular beauty bloggers? They were there. Want to try 7 different types of jollof rice just because? That was available. Thanks to Maggi Jollof Rice bar 😁 Sadly I didn't get to taste any of it 😢 The queue was too long and I had to leave 😩  Want to look glam and ready for selfies? House of Tara and Beauty Rev NG were available to do our make-up and manicure. Want to get a brand new natural hair style? Kinky Apothecary had a free natural styling bar. And so so much more....
  • A marketplace with the best products and most delicious foods from young entrepreneurs.
  • There were opportunities to connect directly with small business experts to learn how to maximize our businesses in 2017. Those who signed up at the SME corner were able to speak to a business consultant. They got direct advice for their business from lawyers, strategists, marketers and technologists. Some even signed up for special masterclasses.
  • Fresh artists and hot jams that had guests two stepping around the festival grounds all day long. DJ Butter gave some great hits. And Funbi (Who happens to be an Alumnus of my Alma mater, Covenant famzing 😀) and some other artistes thrilled the guest with their songs.
  • Goodies on goodies on goodies. I was gunning for the Motherland Mogul box which contained some incredible products from seasoned Nigerian entrepreneurs. But I wasn't lucky 😡
  • The most important one was a chance to bask in our greatness around other incredible people 😀 It felt good being surrounded by boss ladies and boss gentlemen, like me 😊
I would say SLAY Festival was a success, despite the early hitches. So I give them an 8.5/10 👏

Looking forward to attending their 2017 She Hive Lagos.

Enjoy some clips of the event 😏

2017 SLAY Festival was hosted at the historical Nigerian Railway Corporation

 Vendors at 2017 SLAY Festival

Vendors at 2017 SLAY Festival

With Nibi Lawson of Kinky Apothecary

 Got my 'hair-did' at Kinky Apothecary free natural styling bar 😀

 With #girlboss Dammie Alabi at her Pillow Talk section

SLAY Festival 2017 - With some powerful #bossladies 😊

Meet Nnennaya, the SLAYing Queen!👸

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Nnennaya's Bucket List 😊

Culled from internet

Who has watched the movie, 'The Bucket List' starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson? It inspired me to write my own bucket list 😏 However, this post was inspired by my sister, Ifunanya's bucket list. So here are some of the things on my bucket list 😀

1.      Cruising with my family – ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE and other cruises
2.     One Year Family World Tour (World-schooling in all the 7 continents: Africa, North & South America, Europe, Asia, Antarctica & Australia) – The Travel Family 😉
3.      Take Photography and textile design courses
4.     Start my own company ✌
5.      Make money blogging
6.    Build and improve on my Christian ministry – Children & Teenagers (Vocation Bible Study Program & Teenage Programs)
7.      Sing in a beautiful & professional choir *hallelujah*
8.      Learn how to play a music instrument – guitar, piano or violin
10.   Go on a hot-air balloon ride
11.    Go snorkeling aka scuba diving
12.   Write a book (or books) 😊
13.  Visit the North & South Poles (Artic & Antarctica and stay in an Igloo)
14.  Visit Australia (Aussie-land), my husband’s suppose ‘birth nation’...Lol!
15.  Sleep under the stars e.g. Visit MASAI MARA in Kenya, lounge in a tent like room and camp in the woods…safe woods, o! 😁
16.  Go on a sister-sister trip to Dubai with my lil’ sis, Ifunanya (and many other sister-sister trips to other countries, by God’s grace 😇)
17.  Go on a trip to France with my twinny, Queen-Anne
18.   Go on Caribbean cruise trip with my home girls, Chiwunma & Chioma
19.  Run a marathon or more (My Dream marathon – Disney Princess Half Marathon)
20.  Many DISNEY WORLD & DISNEY LAND trips with my family & friends
21.   SPACE CAMP Adventures with my family
22. FARM TOURISM trips (Live, eat and work in a farm) with my family
23.  Visit Seychelles again with our kids this time
24.  Meet and dine with Mrs. Michelle Obama 😊
25.  Take a trip to SEA ISLAND
26.  Visit the World Wonders: Great Wall of China; Great Pyramid, Egypt; Colosseum, Rome; Taj Mahal, India; Christ the Redeemer, Brazil; Chichen Itza, Mexico; Machu Picchu, Peru; Petra, Jordan; Big Ben, London; Statue of Liberty, USA, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia & many more)
27.  WIN A LOTTERY!!! A good one, o!!! 😀
28.  Visit all the tourist sites in ALL the 36 States in Nigeria
29.  Attend Olympics with my family (Hopefully JAPAN 2020 & many more)
30.  Be an Olympian Mom 😉
31.   My children would go to CLASS AFLOAT after high/secondary school
32.  My family would learn how to fly planes…The Pilot Family 👮
33.  My sons would go to ARSENAL CAMP…if they want to sha…lol! 😎
   34.  Attend HILLSONG Concerts
   36. Do voice overs for Animation movies. My dream, a Disney African Princess movie 👸
Would keep adding as more pop up 😀 So what are your bucket lists? 😏