|Omonaikee and Ordinary Ahmed Isah|
For those of you who don't know, iBlog is a networking event for bloggers and users of social media. At this event, there is a learning session where a theme related to social media is discussed. It is faccilitated by a super user and questions are asked and answers given at the end.
|Raheema Gambo and Paul Onwueme from abujafood.com, facilitated the session on Search Engine Optimization|
|Music by Bemsar|
|Ordinary Ahmed and Bemsar|
The second session is a guest session where we get to meet and interact with an interesting, individual of repute. The last edition hosted SUPPER BLOGGER, Japheth Omojuwa, it was memorable because of his unapologetic persona. Watch video here.
And at the end, there is food, music, and photos- the perfect setting for guests to meet each other and make new friends.
|Susan, Producer iblog feb. and Christian Broadcasting Network|
|Cognito Studios photography, Ordinary Ahmed and Kenny the videographer|
|Some participants who stayed a bit afterwards and got to take photos|
|Ordinary Ahmed Isah|
|My maternal instincts taking over|
He also gave us a taste of the live show by performing his famous line with interesting leg lifts and sweeping hand movements:
"ha hin ha hin ha hi hain eiiiiii, hemberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrlembeh"
and we chanted "olololoh" with equal excitement.
|Ahmed in his element|
Iblog is usually that much fun!
But for me, it's much more! I always thought that the best part of putting yourself out there and lending yourself to the stress of starting a venture, is the sense of fulfillment that you are doing something you love, and pursuing your dream. But that's not true, the best part of doing this is how you are being changed!
1. I am gaining perspective
In that one hour, Ahmed lent me a new pair of eyes from which he is experiencing the world. I was exposed to the sheer volume of human suffering he sees and the great depth of human wickedness at the bottom of it. Realities far from my view acted themselves out for me to see as I heard the narrative of Ahmed's voice. It was an eduation in itself.
I saw the same level of fearlessness in Omojuwa as I saw again in Ordinary Ahmed. Both didn't seem to think that the risk of possible death changes doing the right thing to the wrong thing. Both didn't mind being disliked or hated, for them these matters were simply a question of taste. "If you don't like me, you are not for me" they both seemed to say.
3. I am building inner strength
This stuff? Is stress and I've entered the business of seeing miracles happen. From a guest saying "yes, I'll be there", to a vendor saying "I'll help", to a kind "you're doing good babe", to my outfit behaving itself!
Right when my heart drops with disappointment, it is picked up again by a well timed miracle, and those are the moments when I am reminded that God is with me and I relearn the lesson to always look out for the silver lining behind the dark cloud!
|and no, he is not the"one", so plsssssssssssssss stop asking!|
Videos out soon!