What we can learn from canva

Melanie Perkins was just a teenager when she started her first venture, selling and creating handmade scarves in her hometown in Perth, Australia. Her driving force was the freedom and excitement starting up a business from the ground up provided.

Little did she know that this driving force would metamorphose into a billion-dollar idea.

In 2007, Perkins, while teaching some of her colleague’s fundamental computing, as part of her communication and commerce studies at the University of Western Australia, had a brilliant idea.

“How can I make designs on the computer with relative ease?” she asked herself.

Perkins tested this…

The Untold Story Behind Most African Flags

On October 11th, 1897, a year after Ethiopia defended itself from Italian colonization at the Battle of Adwa, Emperor Menelik II authorized the creation of a flag containing a rectangular tri-color from top to bottom: red, yellow, and green.

This flag will eventually have the first letter of his name placed on the center stripe, and it will become a clear reference to the Ethiopian Abyssinian Empire, as the only African state that resisted modern European colonialism having defeated the Kingdom of Italy in 1896.

This Ethiopian flag will be changed several times over the years, as the country itself…

The truth behind Nigeria and Ghana love-hate relationship

The Nigeria and Ghana rivalry has been around for as long as both countries have existed.

This rivalry has strongly influenced the culture of the two countries in such a way that they compete in Music, Film, Education, Sports, and even Jollof rice.

Nigerians will prefer to lose a football match to the Senegalese national team than losing to the black stars of Ghana. When they eventually do, it’s like a huge humiliation to the entire country and a great victory for the Ghanaians

The strange thing is that the two countries do not even share borders, but it has…

Understanding the true relationship between value and wealth

Now, assume that you’re 20 years old, never been to the walls of the university, extremely broke, but hope to become wealthy in 10 years.

Today, we are going to be looking at all your options, breaking them into stages, and ultimately creating a pathway to wealth. In other words, we are going to hopefully build wealth from nothing.

Stage 1: Belief

Imagine the entire roadmap to wealth like a tree; your beliefs about wealth and money represent its roots. …

The simple answer is to discover a cure for cancer

We often think that people who become wealthy in their youth fall into a unique subset of society - the pro athletes, rappers, entertainers, famous people, or kids of famous people.

What we do not realize is that this path to wealth is highly competitive and often a consequence of good fortune.

Becoming a pro athlete, for example, requires years of rigorous training, and still, only a tiny minority attain celebrity status.

You see, celebrities and successful pro athletes have what is called a “high intrinsic value.” That means they are in high demand in the market.

Bestselling Author M.J…

Words from one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – regarded as the anti-apartheid revolutionary, was the first black president of South Africa. He served as President from 1994 to 1999.

He was imprisoned in 1964 for his attempt to overthrow the ruling minority government.

There, he spent 27 years.

But amid domestic and international pressure, he was released by President F. W. de Klerk in 1990.

While he was president, he focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalized racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

He was given a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 – an award he shared with former president F. W…

What we can learn from a man who gave everything for his country

On the 5th of December 2013, at around 20:50 South African time, the great Nelson Mandela slept for the last time.

Regarded within South Africa as the father of the nation, and outside the world as a global icon, one can only marvel at the incredible feat he was able to achieve – not just for himself, but for the entire people of South Africa. He was indeed a great man.

But what made him so great? And why was he exceptional?

“Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.” – Gerard Way

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on 18…

Why the ongoing #ENDSARS protest is important to us

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police (SARS) has whipped us in parts of our bodies that we can no longer bear, but react.

It has become a crime for most Nigerian youths to use iPhones, luxury cars, or even maintain a particular hairstyle or look.

If you are on dreads and tattoos, you’re seen as a criminal. And if you have an iPhone or drive a luxury car, then be prepared for the “complete police brutality.”

Some police officers even go as far as extorting money from innocent youths, threatening them with imprisonment and even death if they…

What we can learn from the lost culture of child-rearing in a Dark Continent

It is no surprise that the majority of books on African parenting is from the western world. And right now, African parental values are being forgotten for the ‘well established’ western practices.

Africans, who have not fully experienced the indigenous culture, believe that cultural awareness makes them primitive.

Well, I don’t blame them.

No one ever told them about the beauty of the indigenous parenting of their fathers. No one ever told them the story of child-rearing in time past.

I’m going to attempt to do so.

So, ladies and gentlemen, let us begin.

The African Culture

Parenting styles all over the world…

Tips from author Stephen King.

Stephen King became a published author in 1973, and since then, he has sold over 350 million copies of his books worldwide.

Although he writes mainly fiction, my personal favorite has to be his memoir, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.” In it, King shares his approach to writing. Of the many rules and instructions in the book, seven of them stood out for me.

While the path to becoming a great writer is never-ending, these tips helped me improve mine. And hopefully, they can help yours, too.

1. Do not come lightly to the blank page

The sense that you can’t exactly write what’s in your mind…

Inspired Kema

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