Is there a right or wrong way to raise a boy child? Read touching tweets from Nigerian mother raising her sons as feminists

A single mother with two sons has spoken on the peculiarities of giving her children the freewill to be who they want and not force them to take up her laid down rules like most mothers would do. She is raising her sons to be feminists and she expressed her deep disappointment with the society’d disapproval of her parenting style.

She took to Twitter to highlight the challenges she and her sons face and the pressure they get from the children’s school counselor, the teachers, Nigerian men, to peer pressure, girls and lot more.

Read her tweets below and share your thoughts on this. Is there a good or bad way to raising kids?

 

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GOOGLE CELEBRATES FOOTBALL LEGEND, STEPHEN KESHI

Multinational technology company, Google celebrates Nigerian football icon Stephen Keshi on what would have been his 56th birthday with a doodle today.

The doodle which will be viewed in all African countries, illustrates the unique achievement of the former Nigeria national team and Togo national team coach who died on June 7, 2016, at the age of 54.

A big cheer for this football legend!

Can you remember any Nigerian legend that has been featured as a doodle on Google?

Yomi Casual and Grace welcome a baby girl!

Yomi Casual, popular Lagos fashion designer who got married last year October is now a father! He announced the birth of his baby girl, Kahley Makun moments ago on social media earlier today.

‘So my gorgeous wife decided to give me the biggest birthday gift ever. Issa baby girl.
Welcome to the world “KAHLEY MAKUN”, it is a place full of delights and wonders. You will be a blessing to the world. Mother Alive, baby alive. God is awesome. He is faithful’.

We wish the family, all the best!

#WCW: Deborah Sawyerr is on a mission to educate kids on money literacy

According to Sawyerrs’ House founder, Deborah Sawyerr, a passionate convener of Money Literacy among children and adult women, you are never too young to learn about money as a child, and never to old to learn how to manage your money better and create your future wealth as a woman. Read more about her entrepreneurial journey. She is our Woman Crush for this Week!

 

What does your company do?

Sawyerrs’ House provides online education in money literacy to kids aged 5 to 16 years old. We also offer money literacy in the form of wealth creation to women who have experienced domestic violence as a result of money issues in their relationships.

What inspired you to start your company?

I was inspired to start Sawyerrs’ House from both my personal and professional experiences with money illiteracy and the resultant domestic abuse. I knew that only do we not teach our children about money either at home or at school, there was the tendency for our kids to become abusers simply because of money challenges in their adult relationships. I had also experienced domestic violence in my own relationship whilst ironically supporting victims of domestic abuse despite fighting my own personal demons.

I had also experienced domestic violence in my own relationship whilst ironically supporting victims of domestic abuse despite fighting my own personal demons.

 

Why should anyone use your service or product?

With the best will in the world, everyone should use my service and have a copy of my books. However, children are never taught how to be financially smart and are expected to earn an income without giving them the right tools on manage money. It’s like expecting a person who has never taken flying lessons before to fly an aeroplane. The same goes for women who have experienced domestic abuse due to money challenges. Many women will stay in relationships simply because their abuser is the breadwinner in the home. My service will not only empower women to create their own wealth in simple ways, but it can also help alleviate some of the money challenges that they face in their homes too.

Share a little about your entrepreneurial journey. And, do you come from an entrepreneurial background?

I took a degree in Housing Management and Development and worked for many public sector organisations for 20 years. During that time, I moved up and across the ranks with my last role where I had the responsibility of managing a revenue of £1 million. Due to the constant job restructures and potential job losses, I decided to leave and start Sawyerrs’ House. I never really thought about it until an uncle of mine pointed out that I am following in the entrepreneurial footsteps of my late maternal grandfather. My grandfather was an uneducated man but a very well loved businessman in the heart of Lagos. He sold stockfish from Norway and bicycles.

What gives you the most satisfaction being an entrepreneur?

I get the most satisfaction when I hear these words, “You inspire me”.

“Feel The Fear But Do It Anyway”

What’s the biggest piece of advice you can give to other women looking to start-up?

Wow, I will say, “Feel The Fear But Do It Anyway”.

 

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6 Success Quotes to Help Start off your Week Smartly

Learning from predecessors is one of the most practicable ways of achieving great success. We’ve highlighted some quotes from top leaders with wealth of wisdom that are very key for today’s aspiring leaders. By following in the footsteps of these leaders, you’re one step close to reaching your dreams. We hope you find the quotes motivating.

“Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal. How can you be the best in the world at it. It doesn’t matter if you are a filing clerk, an athlete, an accountant or a bartender. All that matters is that you do whatever you can to be the best.” — Mark Cuban

“If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love.” — Barack Obama

“It’s stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective and are able to alight the interest of a great team.” — Steve Case

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” — Barbara Corcoran

“Without an open mind, you can never be a great success.” — Martha Stewart

“The most important thing that entrepreneurs should do is pick something they care about, work on it, but don’t actually commit to turning it into a company until it actually works.” — Mark Zuckerberg

 

Hope you find the zeal to go for your gold!

 

6 Success Quotes to Start off your Week

 

“The most important thing that entrepreneurs should do is pick something they care about, work on it, but don’t actually commit to turning it into a company until it actually works.” — Mark Zuckerberg

 

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” — Barbara Corcoran

 

“Without an open mind, you can never be a great success.” — Martha Stewart

“You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive.” — Sheryl Sandberg

“If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love.” — Barack Obama

“It’s stunning to me what kind of an imact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective and are able to alight the interest of a great team.” — Steve Case

“Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal. How can you be the best in the world at it. It doesn’t matter if you are a filing clerk, an athlete, an accountant or a bartender. All that matters is that you do whatever you can to be the best.” — Mark Cuban

Beauty Guru Turned Her Instagram Following Into Customers for an Instantly Beloved Makeup Line

All entrepreneurs hope that they can turn what they love into a thriving business. For popular vlogger and beauty guru Laura Lee, a love of cosmetics and a devoted social media following helped her launch a line of eye shadow called Laura Lee Los Angeles.

The first product, a vegan, cruelty-free $40 eye shadow palette of 10 fall color options called Cat’s Pajamas, sold out in days — which is not surprising since Lee has more than 3.5 million subscribers on YouTube and 1.9 million followers on Instagram.

Lee says that the first product is only the beginning. “We’re looking to grow the brand,” she tells Entrepreneur. “We want to be a full makeup line and turn into something great. So we’re just getting started. But we know it’s going to be huge. We just have to stay working at it every single day.”

We caught up with Lee to get her insights about how to grow an audience and make sure that your passion always shines through.

How did you get your start with Instagram?

I always loved makeup, and where I’m from in Alabama, there just wasn’t a lot of cool artistry going on. So I started my Instagram page. I started posting pictures of just my eye with my makeup done really cool over and over and over again.

What other platforms do you use and what percentage of the time do you spend on them vs. Instagram

YouTube is the main social media outlet I use. I post three videos a week on YouTube and I normally post one piece of content a day on my Instagram, whether it be a video, picture or a boomerang. But it’s so much faster to create content for Instagram than it is for YouTube. I spend a little more time on YouTube. I also do my Insta-Stories. And I also do my Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook.

How much of your time do you devote to it?

It is my career. I would say every day we probably spend 10 plus hours working on some odd or end that ends up being for social media, whether it be filming a video or getting ready to film the video of prepping or pulling makeup or applying makeup, it all leads back to social media. So I would say around 10 hours a day because we work seven days a week right now.

How do you promote your account? What’s your number one way to gain followers?

I think hashtags are very helpful as long as you’re using them correctly. You’re making sure that you’re hashtagging things that have to do with what your post is about. I also think posting videos on Instagram helps, because on the Explore page on Instagram, they don’t really share pictures as much. They share way more videos, so your chance of getting it exposed on the Explore page [improves] by posting videos. And also a lot of my friends and I will team up and we’ll post a picture together on both of our pages so we can kind of interchange our audiences.

What’s your content strategy?

I try to read into and see what got the most likes. Typically pictures with my husband and family get tons of integration so that lets me know my audience doesn’t just want to see makeup because they want to see who I am. I try to focus in on what was pulls in the attention and try to recreate that in different variations.

Read more from her interview here:

This Beauty Guru Turned Her Instagram Following Into Customers for an Instantly Beloved Makeup Line

Do you know any entrepreneur slaying on social media? Mentions there names and we might just feature them.