How many times have we been so comfortable in our work, our friendships, our romances that we hardly ever put in any effort to make them better? We are so certain that that we have them where we want them, that nothing could ever go wrong, that we’re geniuses at what we do, and that things will stay the way they are. We must remember that even the most perfect of relationships need a little helping along every now and then.
Determining the celebrities who exert the highest degree of influence in contemporary African pop culture involved sifting through the nominations for the individuals with the highest numbers of votes, and then measuring their media visibility (exposure in print, television, radio and online), number of web references on Google, TV/radio mentions and their general clout across the continent.
I pitched my presentation against the backdrop of the inspiring story of David’s victory over Goliath and the Philistine army. Through that single encounter, David’s life changed…forever. He changed from being a little-known shepherd boy to a well-known giant-slayer. Here are a few things to take note of:
According to a World Bank report, 80 percent of Nigeria’s oil and gas revenue benefits only 1% of the Nigerian populace because of corruption. Now, that’s appalling. Our God-given resources are siphoned into the pockets of a few people who pledge to serve the Nation yet turn around to serve themselves. Our nation is bedeviled by a host of dishonest and deceitful men and women.