The world around us continuously changes. As countries and states struggle to find lasting solutions to this new disease (COVID 19), it is our hope that we continue to follow the guidelines put forth by the authorities for our safety. Understandably, there are financial and economic circumstances that make adherence to these regulations easier for some people more than others. Yet our advice remains the same – we must all be careful in fulfilling our daily responsibilities. But this should be where we show our humanity and reach out and help each other in these exceedingly difficult times, as we realize that we are all in this together.
Many Nigerians around the world are at the frontlines fighting this invisible enemy. In fact, many have lost their lives. To these Nigerians, we say you are the source of our pride. You are demonstrating on a daily basis that Nigerians are essential in finding solutions to global problems. You are the reason why we started the Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM) to celebrate Nigerians like you. From the bottom of our hearts, we salute you. As you fight these battles and make Nigeria proud, we encourage you to share your stories and experiences with our readers at www.nigerianparents.com.
While we salute our Nigerians at the frontlines, we are happy to inform our readers that the past few weeks have been extremely exciting at Nigerian Parents Magazine. Our desire to tell the stories of Nigerians in the diaspora has continued to resonate and garner support worldwide. In response to this global interest in Nigerian Parents, the Board of Directors have approved collaborations with a few corporate partners while many more are still being vetted. Please join us in welcoming the Muffin Sisters, Emerald Consulting Group and Kingsbury Web as partners of Nigerian Parents’ global partners.
Muffin Sisters (www.muffinsisters.com) based out of the United Kingdom is a leading provider of baby products. Their products include an assortment of beautiful handcrafted accessories for baby wear, nurseries, and home decor, all created from breathtaking African fabrics.
Boston-based Kingsbury Web (www.kingsburyweb.com) is a premier web design and hosting company which specializes in quality web design, hosting, and marketing solutions. With more than 15 years of experience, Kingsbury Web is an industry leader whose focus is achieving 100% customer satisfaction.
Emerald Consulting Group (www.emeralditgroup.com) is a Boston-based Information Technology leader which specializes in the deployment and support of Workday solutions. The team of Project Managers and Business Analysts support all industries including colleges and Universities in deploying state-of-the-art Human Resource, Financials and Student systems using the Workday platform.
Let’s switch topics to what is coming up on our website this month. A few days ago, the editorial team of Nigerian Parents sat down with Folake Olowofoyeku, “The Folake” for a heart-to-heart interview. Folake is the star of hitmaker Chuck Lorre’s sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola which airs on CBS Mondays at 8.30PM Eastern Time. The sitcom deals with intergenerational and interracial relationships,romance and cultural diversity. Folake is one of the first Nigerians to star in a leading role on American national primetime television. In speaking with Folake, her love for Nigeria and Nigerians was palpable which explains her goal of helping reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria. We at Nigerian Parents Magazine are sincerely grateful to Folake for being a good ambassador of Nigerian culture and making us proud. Read the full text of our interview with Folake on our May 2020 special feature article available on www.nigerianparents.com starting May 2nd. For a good laugh, watch Bob Hearts Abishola, CBS on Mondays from 8.30PM EST.
This month, we will also feature our interview with Oge Mora, a young Nigerian-American storyteller who lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Oge’s picture book, Thank You, Omu, was a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe New Talent Award winner. Oge also received the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award and her book was a New York Times Notable Book and Editors’ Choice. For such a young storyteller, awards cannot get any better than these. In our interview with her, Oge talked about how the women in her life motivated her to pursue her dreams without any excuses. The full text of the must-read interview with Oge Mora will be published in the Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM) on May 15, 2020.
We appreciate the support we have received from our readers from all over the world. As a new organization, we know that one thing is true about us: the best is yet to come. Please leave us your comments and feedback in the comment section of each article and editorial. We love hearing from you.