Welcome to 2020: It Will Be Our First Full Year, and We Are Excited
Happy 2020. We look forward to the first full year of Nigerian Parents magazine. Although we are excited about the new year, we can’t thank you enough for the support we have received during the few months of 2019. Sincerely speaking, those months were bumpy and challenging. But this is not peculiar to us. All new and bold ventures must encounter initial bumps and challenges. In fact, it is expected, and we had our fair share of them. We spent the last few months of 2019 tidying up our website. Many of you who are regular visitors to our website can attest to the changes and updates that have been made. Many of the updates and changes we made are reader centered. This is in line with the promise we made to you from the onset – that we will always strive to make you a part of our growth and journey.
While we were dealing with these challenges, we kept in mind a very important nugget of wisdom – pursue passion more than profit. We used this to remind us that profit or not, if you enjoy what you do, you will never work a day in your life. As we said from the onset, we tell the stories of Nigerians with passion and pride. These are our two most important assets. In fact, in challenging times, passion and pride are the fountains from which we draw our strength.
So, let’s start the new year on some positive notes by letting you know about our Facebook and Instagram pages. You can find us on Facebook #NigerianParents.com and on Instagram #NigerianParentsdotcom. We ask that you follow us on these social media platforms. Although the quality of conversations on our social media platforms are great, we believe that it will be even greater with your participation. We welcome your ideas on how we can make it more fun and interactive.
In this February edition, we bring you the story of Adebukola Ajao. Adebukola is a digital marketing genius who is “developing badass brands.” Bukola is uncommonly poised to conquer the digital marketing world, and she is on her way. Over this past summer (2019), the Nigerian Parents team caught up with Adebukola in Boston, Massachusetts. Immediately, it was obvious that Bukky’s work ethic is second to none. In fact, such a work ethic could have been formed only from a strong family background at an early age.
We talked to Adebukola about a host of issues. But from the perspective of Nigerian Parents magazine, our focus was on trying to understand how being reared by Nigerian parents impacted her both as a person and in her career. Bukola did not disappoint. She talked to Nigerian Parents about her upbringing and motivation. We are excited to bring you our own Adebukola Ajao.
But beyond Bukola, there are many more Nigerian-American children, as well as Nigerians who are doing amazing things in their fields of endeavor. As you read about Bukola, we ask that you reach out to Nigerian Parents with your stories and who you want us to feature. In these coming months, we have an interesting lineup of Nigerians in the United States as features – from writers to movie stars, from athletes to coaches, from professors to students, and from medicine to agriculture – so we ask that you tune in.
What is Nigerian Parents magazine up to in 2020?
In the coming months of 2020, Nigerian Parents magazine will launch its podcast. The format for our podcast will be conversational. On every episode, we will invite guests to have a conversation with Nigerians on unique areas of life in the diaspora. Just as we ask for your support on our website and on our social media platforms, we ask that you support the Nigerian Parents podcast coming up in the first quarter of 2020. Also, in 2020, we look forward to the official launching of Nigerian Parents magazine. All of this cannot happen without your support. We implore you to get involved in any way that you can. Our goal at Nigerian Parents is to harness our individual talents and to channel them toward collective growth and survival in the diaspora. We look forward to hearing from and working with you.