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VISION 2019, "THE BUCKET LIST/ VISION BOARD"

January 18, 2019 4 Comments
So while others where participating in the #10yearschallange, I was busy think of setting my goals out, and putting those dreams into writing because it's that time of the year when we wrote down our dreams and steps to achieving them....


2019 started off on a great note and I really can't wait to see all it has in store for me finically, emotionally, spiritual and mentally..



You know all those big dreams we had in the year 2018, and we just waited patiently for the new year before we start putting them into practice, well now is the time to get those big dreams started.


Hol'up, Lemme put it out here  first, I entered 2019 super excited about what the year holds for me and couldn’t wait to see the many beautiful things I could achieve this year, and just as I did with 25 things I would like to do before I clock 25, there are certain dreams I would love to achieve before 2019 comes to  an end...

That is vision 2019 or my 2019 bucket list...



1. Content creation consistency:  Few months before I started off work at my new place which got so overwhelming because I was trying to adjust my mind to working a 8-6 and being a blogger, I could boldly say no week went by without me dropping off a blog post.

All though, when I newly started off, I was a little confused and did a little bit of everything till I knew what exact blogging part to take.

This year, I would make a conscious effort to drop a blog post at least once a week and also create beautiful content for brands or people who might like to work with me.

So expect new content from me every week.


                                                           
2. Start Video Blogging:  Video editing has always been a thing I loved doing, hense the flare for video blogging was birthed.

However, along the line I got distracted,  and lost focus of what I really wanted from video blogging cause I felt there were lots of people out there who had great content, great idea, and above all great instrument to make video making and editing very interesting.

Well vision 2019 states that I Ngozi of Hello_Gozi would be going back into video blogging.




3. Consistency in Reading:  O.M.G I was terrible last year, I can tell the number of books I read last year, the number I bought and never got to open.

So to make this bucket list achievable, I devised a means of saving ₦1000 or ₦2000 in my Kolo for every book I read, that is in order to have some careless money to spend by the end of 2019, I would have to read a lot of book so that next point of vision 2019 can come through...



4. Road Trips: Asides visiting other Nigeria states, I plan on going on a lot  of adventurous trip this year, for the purpose of seeing the beauty of Nigeria and African.
This is with the intention of having great content for the blog and vlog. Over the course of the year, I desire to take a road trip to either of these two African countries Ghana or Benin.
                                                   

5. Explore More: Can you imagine, Lekki conservation center been right behind me and I haven't  visited it for even  once.

Well unlike last year, which almost seemed like I had a pattern, which was indeed a boring one and as a result I met only the same people over and over again, this year, I plan to be more intentional about exploring the beautiful city of Lagos and it's environment with Lekki Conservation Centre as my starting point.

So look out for videos and blog post on this visit and many more that's there to come....

                                               
                                                               

6.  Get better at my Career: I am so sure most people who read the first 5 points just assumed this young lady isn't a serious human being, well vision 2019 states 'that I, Ngozi Enelamah would be more intentional about my career by finding ways to improve myself by attending seminars/ training, and also getting professional certifications...



7. Become a house hold name:  Well just incase you haven't noticed, I recently ventured into candle making and I don't plan on stopping just yet with it, in year 2019, I hope to become a brand to be reckoned with when it comes to candle making and all things scents...

For this to happen, it means I must have supplied  candles as souvenirs for events and also sold out a lot of cups to individuals and also companies who would also refer people to the brand @goziscent..



8. Dress more Savvy.


9. Improve my savings.


10. Improve  on my cooking.

11. Generate income from the blog.


12. Improve upon my relationship with both man and God..

13. Take a bike or power bike ride, spread my hand wide open while I fly my hair, and have a photographer take a picture and video of me.....



What's your 2019 Vision or what in your 2019 bucket list, please share with us in the comment section below 👇 so we could help encourage each other to achieve them.

All pictures were gotten online cause I was obviously too lazy to get creative with pictures.

2018 WAS A LITTLE OF BOTH | WELCOME 2019

January 04, 2019 No Comment


So, I entered this new year {2019} super pumped and excited about what it has in  store for my career, business, finance, spiritual and love life.

Yes you heard me right, a baby girl is ready to love and to be loved, no time to play 10/10 with my emotion, and mind again.

2018 was indeed a beautiful year for me, cause it was the moment I understood what they meant by what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Like i literally saw myself overcome some life challenges i never believed I could overcome without making a noise about it.

If I haven't already said it, Happy new year to you! you!! you!!! and you!!!!. before I officially start the year and do a 2018 recap, I want to say a big thank you to you all for reading, commenting, encouraging, correcting and above all returning....

Yes, I had a lot of returning readers who couldn't wait for me to publish some post as soon as I talked about it.

If I were to do 2018 in a retrospect, I would break down in Milestones and Set Backs

2018 Milestones:

If you didn't notice, the previous year was quite a busy one for me as I had some reasonable achievements to my belt."rolling and winking my eye"



1. Baby girl got a job  with Tara Fela-Durotoye to work as both her Personal Assistant and Social Media Manager, then later got baptized into the marketing team of House of Tara



2. I improved my savings just as I said in my post 25 THINGS TO DO BEFORE 25 


                     My first try at scented candles.



3. I started my scent business which I plan on getting better at this year, so if you are in need of scented candles, hit your girl via mail or via Instagram My scent Page

4. I made some changes from the blog, paid collaboration for Travel start and Uber Nigeria.

5. I found some extra source of income (you get what I mean)

6. Improved my relationship with people

 
7. I attended 2 digital marketing training i had always wanted to attend



Set backs:

1. Blogged less than I planned too

2.  Added an extra 20kg to the already big body I have

3. No love or Boyfriend, just some set of men that really wanted to waste my precious youthful days.
                                   
4. Lost track of my relationship with God

5. I battled with anger, un-forgiveness and jealousy (P.s I am a jealous lover, forget the fact I don't show it).

6. Treated my health like it didn't matter
          I don't even know what I looked like here 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️
7. Lack of self care {I dressed more like a mother of 5 who was tired of life}

I had some set backs I cant really share here because of my people of the world, but if you would like to know, send me a mail or let's be friends on On my Instagram Page


Ending 2018, was an emotional one for me cause I had learnt a whole lot in a short while and I choose to do things differently while crossing over into 2019. I spent some me time in my room with my God.

Want to know my 2019 plans? stick around for the next post but before that, lemme know how your 2018 went and what you learnt from 2018 in the comment section.

Marketing Strategy or Love Story? My Reaction to WizKid Fever

October 24, 2018 2 Comments


Aunt Tiwa ooh!!!! What happen? All these hotness we are seeing in just one video is only God that can help us unravel the mystery..

I'm a million percent sure that the whole of Nigeria must have seen Wizkid and Tiwa's video titled "Fever", and just like we expected, the whole of Nigeria should be on fire right now because under eight hours of  been posted, it has already gained a 215k views and 15k likes....


From colleagues talking about it and probably streaming it on YouTube to gossip girls sending it over to their friends with the caption "I told you".

Wait oh!!! Told you what, 😉 That the relationship between these two wasn't anything close to ordinary. Well if you had that argument don't feel bad cause I too said something like that...



So, you want to get my reaction to their video, well though it could be a business strategy, However, seeing it from another angle, it could be Wizkid also pulling the assurance stunt on us like you know officially introducing us to his own Chioma cause dam that video was just too hot and spicy to be passed as an ordinary video with no strings attached.

Did you see the look on his face, the look of attraction, whatever it is between them, I think this is a perfect marketing strategy portraying a beautiful love story.





What's your reaction to Wizkid and Tiwa's Video, marketing strategy or display of their love story? Please drop your reactions in the comment bellow.

Photo Credit: Youtube

Baby Shower at Brass and Cooper 'REVIEW"

October 22, 2018 2 Comments

Hello people!!!!! I think I just had the best Mexican rice in like forever, you needed to be there, to see how our meal went down like no tomorrow...

Picture from FolaOseni review on her visit.


I had always seen this place called brass and copper, for a very long  time, but for some reasons  i had refused to go into it cause I wasn't ready to  be injured by necessary bills but Colleague turned friends' baby shower  made me have my first encounter with it and trust me I wasn't disappointed at all,  from the ambiance to the customer service and pricing, I had the best 2 hours of my October in just that space...


Firstly we were welcomed by some lovely bouncers who even took their time to interact with us and also help us keep our little surprise safe cause we had no idea that we had just entered into a mirror filled walk way...




The walk way leading to the stairs was properly arranged with a touch of glass and grass.. "G 'n' G".  On getting to the finally step, we were welcomed by a lovely well furnished bar with a touch of black and white stripe, green artificial grass, and wooden bar side..

I really didn't pay attention to the bar side,cause my business wasn't there but just at your left hand side, the door leading the the restaurant beholds you...


My love point: 



The Ambiance and Decorations for me was everything, it was just the picture perfect place for me and If you are a lover of calm, peace and arts, then this place is a go to for you...
Just as you are welcomed by the lovely stair ways of grass and glass, lighting were also placed at strategic position which gave the place a pop of peace and love. The color schemes brought to play here was lovely and welcoming with no dramatic color, just colors that supported each other. Above all, the calmness of the environment was just it and the art works that were placed at places where the eye could feed on it
I really can't remember if they played some tracks at the background.



Customer Service/ Relationship: So remember when I talked about the bouncers, well I think it's a thing of staff of brass and copper to be calm, collected and friendly. 
You know that feel of no confusion, that was what I got from the waiters. What I loved more about the customer service was when an order was placed and it almost felt like we were running out of time cause one of us had to leave, the waiter in charge of our table was reasonable enough to know how to make her wait till her meal was ready and packed for her to go...


Menu: So I have visited so many restaurant where you needed some form of education to understand the menu, but at brass and copper, the menu was detailed and  can easily be understood by the average Nigerian who haven't visited a fancy restaurant before..


Drink menu had a separate book and meal menu also with detailed pricing...


Pricing: Their prices were so fantastic, Asin I was expecting to 1 million per shot, but on a glass of cocktail, we spent some 2000 and a bowl of food that felt like it was small but so filling went for 4500..

The pricing for me is a go to place when I want quality food but still on a spoiling budget.


My Order:  So my order came right on time and just as I like it. On seeing how colorful what I had ordered for was, I couldn't help but to take a picture of our Mai Tai cocktail Abi Mock-tail. It was served in a fancy cup with the white and touch of red foamy substance that would make you want to have some more..

 Our Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice and plantain.


Then arrived our meal, which didn't take so long to be severed.  We ordered for Mexican rice, plantain, potatoes and chicken wings. All this boiled downed to ₦26000 only "did you just say only, that's someone's salary". 


Chicken Wings..


The Mexican rice was divine, you know that kind of food you eat and deep down in your mind you just feel like this is all I have missed all my life, that was the fill I got with the Mexican Rice and the chicken wings.. 



Mock-tail or Cocktail, not sure where this falls.

Not to spicy or bland. It's  a true value for your money.

My Off points:




I am so sure my off points won't be so strong to hold an argument, but to me they really did matter.
My major and only off points was I was served a sweet potato instead of an Irish potato which didn't go down well for me, Asin who eats sweet potatoes in public when they order for potatoes slices or chips... 


However, on a scale of one to ten, I would rate my experience at Brass and Coppers an 8/10 and this is because I would recommend this place to anybody whenever.


Thanks to Thonia Bankz and Fola Oseni for taking pictures of not just food during their visit as some environment pictures' was taken off their review since I totally forgot I could do a review during my visit... 

If you've visited brass and copper, please drop a comment on your experience there cause I would like to Know what your experience felt like, and if you do enjoy this Review, and would like to see more of it, please lemme know by filling the contact form or also the comment section.

THE POLICE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND

October 16, 2018 4 Comments


Its October 16, 2018 and I am wondering what would have happened differently if we had rushed him to the clinic immediately we saw him without the fear of being harassed, or if  they had arrived at the scene as soon as we called them, would he have had a second chance, a second chance to live and breathe again, a second chance to look life in the face and say to it I came, I saw, and I Conquered.



You know playing the whole event in my head makes me believe that truly wisdom is profitable to all. I remember how we (excluding me because I couldn’t stand the sight and thought that truly he was dead, or the level of cold I felt just passing by his room that morning) entered his room, in his dying state with sweat on his back and his phone on his hand and we kept speaking in tongue. Right now, I just feel that was the dumbest move we ever made cause looking back at it, we could have rushed him to the clinic and still also prayed for him while doing that.



It was a few minutes pass 7 on a Saturday morning, and during one of the numerous Assu strike, when one of us rushed into the room  and screamed crying that she feels he was dead, I just kept saying no way he cant be, rushing to check as the mama I was back then in school, my heart shattered to find out that indeed our very own was lying lifeless, faced owned, in what looked like an arranged and planned method to disguise the fact that he was killed.

To be continued soon, so stay glued....

Have you had a horrible encounter with the Nigeria police, please share your experiences with us in the comment section...

MY EXPERIENCE AT THE DIGITAL MEDIA TALK WITH ELSIE GODWIN

October 03, 2018 5 Comments
On Thursday the 27th of September 2018,  I attended the Digital Media Talk with Elsie Godwin which took place at BWc hotel, Victoria Island Lagos with the theme “Blogging as a Tool for Social Change”. Just  as expected, it received a huge turn out of both participant and panelist.



A line of professionals who were amongst the panelist included the likes of Laila Ijeoma, Tosyn Bucknor, Tosin Ajibade, Sally Kenneth Dadzie, Moji Delano, Jide Adeyemi and the host of others I can't really remember who shared from their wealth of experience what blogging is, what it isn’t, and how blogging can create more social influence.


Firstly, I don't know whats up with Nigerians and African time, that we never seem to keep to time. I remember leaving Lekki for the venue  few minutes too 12 for an event which was scheduled to start for 11 am with the mindset that they wouldn't keep to time.

However, by the time I had arrived at the venue, the first panel was about rounding up yet, the few moments spent were very insightful and informative that by the 3 panelist, this young lady’s head was filled with so much knowledge that she felt she could take over the blogging space.



Bellow are a few of my take home notes from all the three panelist I was opportuned to listen to before this young lady was hit by hunger

My jotting note, and trust me I didn't plan this.

Niche Blogging: This point was made by Laila Ijeoma, when she made it point blank plain that the news and gossip blog was saturated already and as a result, Niche blogging is the only way to thrive in the blogging sphere, that is find a field or a space you are good at, focus on it and there you spread your wings into other arms of that particular field. E.g Education, Betting, Finance e.t.c

PR, Advertising and Blogging: According to the 3rd panel that consisted of men who were in the marketing or sales world, they said though the three might seem like they perform the same function, yet they don't.  While PR and Advertisement, seem like the same thing, blogging can be a tool used to achieve the both. Cause with blogging, you share your thought by connecting and interacting with your readers.

While building your blog brand, you need to transform it into a creative, credible product.

Monetizing your Blog: this was a major take home note for me cause it was an eye opener to the fact that there are various means at which I could make of cash through my blog which includes



  1. Freelance writing
  2. E books
  3. Sponsored post
  4. Selling products  
  5. Affiliate marketing and 
  6. YouTube.



It would be a total waste of my precious time if after all this take home notes, I don't implement anyone of them. So permit me to tell you, welcome to my YouTube channel, links to my latest Vlog would drop soon but for the meantime I am open to freelance writing, sponsored post, Selling your products and Affiliate Marketing.

You can reach me via mail on

ngozienelamah@yahoo.com

Or

Hello_Gozi on Instagram for Discussions.

If you attended the digital marketing talk, please drop your take home notes in the comment section cause a babe has got to learn from you too.