Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Endorsed By Nairaland King!

Seun Osewa - Nairaland KingThe pulse of what is coming ahead of us this new year has begun its rhythmic beats. After ten days of being off-line due to Yuletide festivities, I opened my mail this morning to see a "love mail" from nobody else but the king himself.

I am talking of Seun Osewa, the founder of Nairaland Forum, the number 2, most trafficked and most-popular (according to Alexa Rankings), indigenous website in Nigeria!

This popular forum is grossing almost a million page-views monthly. This is an incredible result that proves that, with original ideas, one can excel, and become a global web spectacle, even in this jungle called Africa. Seun has proved that something great can come out of this "African Nazareth".

Seun OsewaI can't stop loving this young lad of 26 years old, for his meteoric and superlative achievements on the web. My husband calls him (Seun Osewa), "a bundle of entrepreneurial exploits".

Seun is a youth ambassador and web leader, pointing to the unmatchable opportunities available and obtainable for Nigerian and African youths on the internet. In the last 12 months, his subscriber base leaped by over 100,000 registered users, to the current 161,000+ members.

Seun is my forerunner in this web business, and I am sure he makes more than 3ce what I currently earn online from my blogging activities... (leave that out of speculation), he would tell us the true figure anytime soon when he grants us an interview.

On a lighter and festive mood, to you ladies out there, if you are in your mid 20s, watch out for this most eligible bachelor and web entrepreneur. Larry Page just moved out of that club, handing over the baton to the likes of Seun, here in Africa.

What started like a another 'experiment in failure' in April 2005 (he has had 2 modest attempts before Nairaland), has today become a chronological web success story, that silenced every mockery and doubts. Between that time and now, many copy-cats (I have counted and lost count of over 15 mediocre attempts now), tried to copy his web success but ended up a dismal failure.

Seun was one of the foremost crusaders against the 'Yahoo-Yahoo' scourge among Nigerian youths. He took the battle to the most reputable forums like Digg, and won support and sympathy for that cause, in an attempt to cleanse the rest of us who were newly coming onto the cyberspace, from the shameful antecedents of internet scammers, who painted our fatherland in cyber crime colors. Thanks brother, for this noble cause.

This is the excerpts from his mail to me, which he titled: "So Proud of You":

"Hello, Just wanted to say I think you're a true web business success story and I'm proud of you. I'm sure what you do feels like a dream job - being paid to watch TV shows you love and write about them! One would think only really young people can embrace the web enough to achieve what you've achieved, but you've broken all the rules. In fact, I might be a bit jealous because writing is more flexible and fulfilling than forum moderation. Please keep it up, and thanks for being an inspiration! -- Seun Osewa [vast Nigerian forum]"

Thanks, Seun, for the endorsement and compliments. I am proud of you and also inspired by your web exploits too. You are one of the 'web monuments' (as my husband used to say), that plant the lovely and industrious banner of Nigeria on the web space.

Thanks again.

STOP PRESS! Africa Independent Television (AIT), has started airing Second Chance (El Cuerpo del Deseo) telenovela yesterday 1st January, 2008, when it showed the first episode of the story. We are however proud and fortunate to have the full story completed and posted the site map at Telenovela Stories Dot TV. That is where to go, to read the full story from snippet 1, to the grand finale end.

2008: A New Beginning!

Happy New Year to all telenovela fans world wide. I have deliberately been off-line in the dying days, when 2007 gave up the ghost. Some things had to die with that year... so that our destinies may resurrect with power and explosive revival as we march on triumphantly throughout 2008!

Figure 8 symbolizes NEW BEGINNING. A spiritual cycle was completed in 2007. It is now time to deliver the perfected works of that cycle. Indeed, it is a year of "Next Level" (apologies to Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye).

It has been variously called a year of New Directions, New Regeneration, New Resurrection. A year of explosive growth for small businesses. A year of Unprecedented greatness and Unmatchable Increase! Oooh... the euphoria is still thick in the atmosphere... I am still drinking deep into what the year promises to deliver and MUST deliver, by God's special grace.

For me, as an internet entrepreneur, I am going to the market place, before mid-year with some of my sites, and I would not return empty. The telenovela 'food' I have been 'cooking' all this while is done now, it's time to sell. The irresistible aroma has been bringing 'loaded' and dignified web merchants to my sites and also a lot of new visitors, something great is about to happen on the blogosphere from Nigeria!

Many many thanks to all fans who further propelled our feed Subscriber from 1,007 on January 1st 2007, to 2,833 telenovela subscribers today, exactly 12 months later. Yes! You were there! When the book called "2007" was closed, you occupied a memorable and sweet chapter for me. As 2008 opens, may that record activate your explosive harvests and catapult you to your desired 'haven'.

A tree cannot make a forest. It was your robust patronage that fetched me those thousands of Dollars. Your seed would speak for you this year. Your seed shall defend you against wants and lack in 2008. You will be adored and favored, the same way you have done with me in 2007.

You shall be dearly beloved at home and at your work places this year. You shall leap over shame and reproach into honor and glory this year. That is the agenda for this year, and you are a special item on that agenda. You shall leap into Joy and peace!

Let me share the reason for my excitement for this year 2008. God is the creator of times and seasons. He is also a God of patterns. He specializes in concealing mysteries, because His glory is wrapped in it.

It is a great honor if we can search out and locate the mysteries hidden in this year. There is a 'leap factor' hidden in this year. It comes only once in every four years. If you can locate that 'leap factor', you will be catapulted beyond your dreams.

By the time you land, you would have overtaken every setback you have suffered in the last four years. It would be a stupendous recovery that would be delivered to your life this year. May you find that 'leap factor' right early.

I have operated that revelation for the past 12 years and it has worked explosively for me, three times (1996, 2000, and 2004). This year would follow that divine pattern, get ready and line up your life with God, the Author of true promotions and restorations.

May God help me to unravel this mystery to you in the course of time. Amen.

One other great desire of mine that I would love to dwell a little here is a personality of immense worth to me. He is a gift unto men and unto nations. Ahh, I would be showcasing him too in the course of time. My husband and mentor- Aderemi Ojikutu.

Don't worry if you have nothing to do with the web. He is sent to only 1.2 Billion internet users. If your work or career has something to do with the web, then watch out for this man who will bring great web glory to Africa and Nigeria in 2008. He is a 'prophet' of the web. One prayer I fervently hold unto, and continue to pray for him is: "He Must INCREASE..."