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Sunday, 19 August 2018

11 Types of People you find in the Marketplace


photo credit: The Trent



I  devised a strategy when going shopping in the marketplace- you don't dress too expensively less the seller would use that to determine your worth.  It actually works most times because the seller tends to increase the prices of her/his wares after she/he 'sizes' you up to know whether he/she made a good catch.

Interestingly, I buy things impulsively sometimes. At other times, it could be deliberate. When It falls into the later, I just deck up a tee shirt, shorts or trousers as it were and slippers and dash to the market. That way, the seller might not be able to tell or have an idea of your kind of person.

Funnily enough, it is at such times when I am 'too casual' that I get to meet people  I know on the way. It is annoying that times when you put so much effort into your dressing and look 'glammed up', you don't get to see familiar faces and nobody tends to notice.

Well, the essence of the casual look is to get a good bargain and not come off too wealthy less the seller uses it against one.

In the marketplace, I noticed that there are certain people you find. See them below and identify your category ;)


1. The Window Shoppers
These people have no intentions of buying anything. They are just there to know the prices of commodities. Hoping from stall to stall,  shop to shop, they inquire the cost of goods and services as it were. And off they go!


2. The 'No Time' Shoppers
They buy from their port of call-the very first seller they meet. They don't have time to go around the market, comparing prices and standards of goods or commodities. They usually leave the market in a jiffy. They get there, get want they want and disappear.


3. The Prudent Shoppers
These ones take time. Unlike the 'No time' shopper, they go from stall to stall, comparing and bargaining prices of commodities, ensuring that they make the best bargain and get value for their money.


4. The 'Lazy' Shoppers
They would prefer to send someone else to do their shopping for them. In some cases, you have to lie that you are not available or going to the market or they would cajole you to help them to do 'small' shopping for them. These set of people also have errand boys and girls that can do their shopping for them.


5. The Online Shoppers
They belong to the new school. they are conversant with the latest technologies. They have all the apps for online shopping. Everything is done online from shopping to payment to delivery. They live in a fast-paced environment and cannot be tied to traditional methods.


6. The 'Forgetful' Shoppers
They forget their list and end not buying all they wanted to buy. At times, they buy want is unneeded and other times, go out of budget.


7. The 'Sharp' Shoppers
They have a programmed memory. They do not need any list. They have everything in their memory. They are so used to going to the market that they do not need to scribble down any list.


8. The 'Mall' Shoppers
For them, they prefer going to the mall to buy what they need than go to the market. They have the advantage of dodging the harsh weather condition, be it rain or sunshine. The only issue they may face is long queues during peak periods of sales.


9. The 'Regretful' Shoppers
Have you ever bought something, only to find better ones or fresher ones (in terms of perishable commodities)? Well, then you fall into these set of people. It is usually wise to 'sample' all corners of the markets to search for the best to get the best.


10. The 'Undecided' Shoppers
They are usually indecisive. They do not how to choose what they want. Most times, they prefer going with someone more 'experienced' in shopping to help them in making their choice.


11. The 'Persuaded' Shoppers
These set of people like being persuaded to buy stuff. If the seller does not beckon to them or persuade them, forget it, they would not be moved to buy anything.

Having said these, which shopper are you or which one did I leave out?

Saturday, 17 February 2018

#OPANMC2018: OPAN Hosts Leading Personalities, New Media Publishers, Bloggers, PR Consultants & Social Media Influencers!




The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria, OPAN, Nigeria’s premier association of digital/new media publishers and entrepreneurs held its maiden Annual New Media Conference (#OPANMC2018) on February 6, 2018 at The Wheatbaker hotel in Ikoyi-Lagos.

The Austyn Ogannah-led OPAN hosted some leading personalities across the media, politics and business sectors. They are Dapo Olorunyomi, Publisher of Premium Times, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Publisher/Editor-In-Chief TW Magazine, Bolaji Abdullahi – National Publicity Secretary, APC, Kola Olagbondiya – National Publicity Secretary, PDP, Richard Mofe-Damijo – Actor/former Commissioner for Culture & Tourism, Delta State, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, Speaker Emeritus, Delta State House of Assembly, Mustapha Chike-Obi, Former MD, AMCON and Executive Vice Chairman, Alpha African Advisory, Chude Jideonwo - Founder of Joy, Inc., Ismaeel Ahmed, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Social Investments), Hakeem Adeniji-Adele - Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft Nigeria, Ono Bello – New Media Entrepreneur, Founder, OnoBello.com, Makinde Azeez – Founder, Naijaloaded.com, Olubukola Karibi-Whyte- CEO & Founder, Robert Taylor Media Ltd., Bode Olatoye - CEO at WebCoupers, Charles O’Tudor – Founder, ADSTRAT and Jehu Omoruku – CEO, Gold Touch Technologies Ltd amongst several others.

Moderators of the different discussion panels were Sulaiman Aledeh – Former Channel TV Anchor & Founder Aledeh.com, Yomi Owope - TV/Host & Communications Specialist, Titithedynamite Oyinsan – Host WakeUPNigeria Breakfast Show and Veronica Odeka - Founder, Vane Style.

The one-day interactive conference gathered together New Media practitioners – publishers, bloggers, PR consultants and social media influencers for the first time, who engaged in discussions centered on the conference’s theme “New Media As Future of the Fourth Estate”.

See more photos below:




















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Sunday, 5 November 2017

#WhatWentDown@HLFDW2017: My experience at the Lagos Fashion Design Week 2017





The just concluded Lagos Fashion Design Week has been talk of the town. Known to be  one of the most anticipated and highly attended shows that bring together celebrities, fashionistas, fashion bloggers, fashion designers, business opportunists, fashion enthusiasts and the public generally, the curtains were opened for the 2017 edition of this worldly acclaimed event.

This annual event has become a tradition that showcases the collections of top designers both locally and internationally. To the fashion-conscious individual, It is another time to know fashion trends that are fast taking over the fashion arena. To another set, it is a time to build their brand and make a name. For some others, it is time to network and build long-lasting relationship. Yet for some others, it is time to blown away and just have fun.

The four-day event witnessed a new twist this year as the venue was changed from the Federal Palace hotel to Eko Atlantic. For those that came with their vehicles, it was an applaudable development. For some others who had to rely on public transport, they had to device alternatives to get to the venue going and coming probably through car-pooling or hiring taxis or public transport as it were.

The Lagos Fashion Design Week was indeed a success. Personally, I think the organisers did a good job. The venue was quite spacious for the activities, considering the car-park, the exhibition stands, the restroom facilities and food stands. The whole ambiance of the venue was peaceful and calm. The fresh air that saturated the area and the beautiful landscape view was another high point to not be forgotten in a hurry. They all added to the beauty of the event.

To add to this, the DJ was rendering soothing music from the old school to the new school and it appealed to everybody present. The decorations were also on point, everywhere around the venue was perfect for that selfie, conversation or interview. I noticed that the venue was also clean to a fault; I think the venue management deserved thumbs up.
 At a point in Day One, the lightning of the hall was sparking and people were scampering for safety. Kudos to the maintenance team for sorting out the issue in no time and the event progressed without further hitches. Security was also tight as there were no reported cases of theft, harassment or any kind of societal vice.

However, there were some flops. As usual the event which was slated for 6p.m followed the norm of 'Nigerian timing' and started later than expected for all the days. I noticed that for Day One, the hall was barely full to capacity, however as the event progressed it was quite difficult to get a seat because it became jam packed. Extra seats had to be placed on the runway for the VIPs to create more spaces for the audience but that didn't solve the problem much.

Recession might have hit hard the fashion industry because this year, there were no ‘freebies’. Judging from last year, the attendees were given freebies on daily basis but this was not so this year. Instead the freebies, I observed, were for only for a selected few-the VIPs, with their names on their seats.

Having said that, the Lagos Fashion Design Week still clinched a pass mark in my good books for the successes far outweighed the flops. It was worth the time, energy, resources and experience and next year, it would definitely be another event to look forward to attend again. 


Check out photos of some guests giving us #HLFDW2017 Street style:












Sunday, 19 October 2014

Top 10 differences between Church of Now and Church of Old!


                                                                                                                




   photo Credit: InformationNigeria



                   
Well...I decided to do some comparisons on the Church of Now(modern day pentecostal churches) and Church of old( as in Orthodox churches). Based on my observations, here's my top 10 findings#Enjoy

(1)* Church of old has probably a service or two and the service is usually very long( 3 hours or more).
* Church of Now has several services like three or more and service period is short( 2 hours maximum).

(2)* Church of old is less colourful with the same predictable robing of ministers and choristers.
* Church of Now is more colourful- choristers are unpredictable with different apparels every Sunday.The ushers to the greeters to the information crew to the musical band are all fashionistas.

(3)* Church of old sermon centers on repentance and salvation.
* Church of Now preach more on prosperity and progress.

(4)*Church of old is usually solemn and "boring"...you could find people dozing of during service and those in the pulpit are not excluded.
* Church of Now is full of hype as swagga is "three" much. Apparently,there are video guys videoing you so you can not afford to be caught sleeping#You should be at your best to appear cute on T.V,abi?

(5)*Church of old  does not give room for anyhow dressing-women uncovering their hairs,guys plaiting their hair,women wearing trousers, people having  tattoos,ladies wearing make up,guys piercing their ears and all are not allowed.
* Church of Now-"everything goes" according to Gbenga Adenuga popular track.God is more interested in the heart of man than physical appearance.

(6)* Church of old church is mostly filled with older couples and the elderly.
*Church of Now is more like a single and teenage ministry.This section of people form the bulk of the church population.

(7)*Church of old sing hymns(Wow...those hymns are wonderful-God bless the composers!! ) and make confessions from prayer books.
* Church of Now prefer to go the contemporary way,songs are from different genres-rock, high life, rap,blues, afrojuju, afrobeats, raggae...you name it. They even infuse 'shaku shaku' dance into praise and worship.

(8)*Church of old has several offering collections-building,covenant seed,sunday offering,tithe,family altars,Mothers offering,charity offering,birthday offering,monthly offering,family harvest offering,communion offering,community offering,widows mite,it goes on...
*Church of Now has just one or two offerings and that's all.

(9)* Church of old does not really make use of P.O.S machines.They have not gone cashless.Remember they are church of old so they do not rely on modern methods.
* Church of Now has gone with the trend.The use of P.O.S machines and ATM has been made readily available to their worshipers.

(10)* Church of old does holy communion almost every Sunday.
* Church of Now does not do holy communion services frequently.
Let's keep the conversation rolling,what is your take? Any addition,objections or subtraction,Im itching to hear from you#Waiting...