Entrepreneurship is about solving problems – Mike Ikenwa at #TheCamp20

Mike Ikenwa – founder of The Bloomgist and The Camp West

The Founder and convener of The Camp West, The annual entrepreneurship conference for startups, youths and young business owners in Lagos, Mike Ikenwa has told young people in the region that the only way to succeed as an entrepreneur is to learn to discover problems, and bring out solutions to them.

Mike in his opening remark at the last edition of the event, #TheCamp20 said that when you look at all the successful people in the world today, they are people that are bringing out solutions to people’s problems.

Below is the opening remark by Mike Ikenwa at the 4th edition of The Camp West with the theme – Disrupt.

“Good morning all,

I heartily welcome you all to the first day of The Camp, the West African entrepreneurship conference for start-ups, youths and young start-ups. I’m really excited to have you all here from different countries and different states of this great country, Nigeria.

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First, I must thank deeply Ugochukwu Okonkwo, the young man whom many of you know as Ugo Bloomgist, the managing director of The Camp Org. And production executive of The Bloomgist, a news and analysis media that is richly curate for Africa, and Africans and the rest of the world to see different sides of the stories that are shallowly covered by other Medias. Thanks to Ugo, for working tirelessly all through alongside me in organising this important event.

Just few days ago, late at night, I was on the phone with Mr Uzozie, the keynote speaker of this year’s The Camp, and while discussing the future of the start-ups in the sub-region, he made a comment that I took very serious. He said to me and I quote “Entrepreneurship must be associated with problem solving, if you really want to disrupt the market”

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Mr. Uzozie further, during the conversation, gave me instances like AirBnB that capitalized on the problem people find in getting accommodation around them, and what they did to disrupt the accommodation market is to create a platform that allows people to easily find a place to stay wherever they travel with just a very small budget compare to hotels, as well as giving people the opportunity of making money by renting out their properties to people who needs them for a period of time.

So you see, we are gathering here today to discuss, reveal and learn ways to disrupt our markets using tools available to us for free and new ideas that will help us build our brands, but the question is, how well have you studied your market, how well do you even know your market and how prepared are you to do that?

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 I stand before you today as the founder of The Bloomgist, the media that is read by more than 80% young and smart Africans with contributors in 12 African countries and 7 other countries outside the continent. Bloomgist publishes 45 indept contents every day through five key lines of business: Bloomgist News: an independent news and analysis network; Bloomgist Style: a digital magazine that focuses on fashion, living, beauty, food recipe, movies and design coverage; Bloomgist Podcast: a podcast department of the media, as well as Bloomgist TV; an online TV with deep contents that ranges from special reports, lifestyle, entertainment and technology.

At The Bloomgist we have 55 Journalists on staff, 12 Languages spoken by staff, 750 thousand Monthly global readers and 28 thousand total subscribers as of December 2019.

Let us make this edition of The Camp count for West African youth by implementing the ideas, tools and skills we are going to gain in today’s event smartly in our businesses and by spreading the word.

I welcome the discussions that we will have during the conference and look forward to a better society powered and run by smart and young entrepreneurs developing businesses that disrupts markets while solving problems.

Thank you.”

All the looks you need to see from the 2018 Grammys red carpet

All the looks you need to see from the 2018 Grammys red carpet

THE STARS wore their best and boldest looks on the red carpet at the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.


All the looks you need to see from the 2018 Grammys red carpet
Cardi B at the 2018 Grammys red carpet. Photo: Lester Cohen via Getty Images


The show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City this year, is a time for celebrities and their stylists to trade formal looks for fun ones, unlike some other big-name award ceremonies.

As promised, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas, Sarah Silverman and more wore white roses on the red carpet. A group called Voices in Entertainment came up with the rose accessory, inspired by the women who’ve pushed the “Time’s Up” campaign against workplace sexual harassment.

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Kelly Clarkson carrying her white rose at the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28. 

The rose was designed to call attention to the need for “equal representation in the workplace, for leadership that reflects the diversity of our society, workplaces free of sexual harassment and a heightened awareness of accountability,” a letter from the group said.

“Music artists have a lot of impact,” Karen Rait of Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records, one of the founders of Voices of Entertainment, told Billboard last week. “So it’s only fitting that music’s biggest night show the support for equality and safety in the workplace and that people need to be cognizant of their fellow employees.”

Check out all of the looks below:

  • Lady Gaga

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  • Kelly Clarkson

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  • Pink and Willow Sage Hart

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  • Cardi B

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  • Gary Clark Jr.

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  • Lana Del Rey

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  • Kesha

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  • Eve

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  • Elton John and David Furnish

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  • SZA

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  • Luis Fonsi and Agueda Lopez

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  • Anna Kendrick

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  • Camila Cabello

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  • Janelle Monae

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  • Sarah Silverman

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  • Big Sean

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  • Rita Ora

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  • Miley Cyrus

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  • Hailee Steinfeld

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  • Khalid

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  • Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers

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  • Ne-Yo

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  • Alessia Cara

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  • Nick Jonas

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  • James Corden

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  • Cyndi Lauper

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  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

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  • Common and Diane Warren

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  • Ashanti

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  • Logic

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  • Ryan Seacrest

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  • Imagine Dragons

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  • Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld

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  • Katie Holmes

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  • Ben Platt

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  • Giuliana Rancic

    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images

  • Sam Smith

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Frank Edwards, Nikki Laoye, Nosa, Joe Praize, others set to perform at Sammie Okposo’s SWAG album release concert

An extraordinarily  grand breaking event is fast approaching in Lagos, the commercial city of Nigeria. On the 1st of October, Nigerians will experience a gospel concert in a way they never witnessed before – The father of all concerts of 2017.

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Zamar Entertainment presents The Album Release Concert/Live DVD Recording of Sammie Okposos’s “SWAG” (Saved With Amazing Grace). #sammieokposoSWAG

The participants at the event are going to be treated with wonderful melodies and performances by some of the celebrated gospel singers in Africa including Enkay, Mike Abdul, Nikki Laoye, Frank Edwards, Ccioma, Nosa, Joe Praize, Efe Nathan, Forever. You really do not want to miss this!

  • Date: October 1st 2017
  • Time: 5:00PM Prompt
  • Venue: Victory Dome | David Christian Centre ( behind PHCN office Fatgbem busstop, Amuwo Odofin Festac, Lagos.

Green Carpet starts by 4:00pm

The event is free and it is open for all who wish to participate in this one-time life experience.

The event is proudly supported by The Bloomgist.

For More Enquires Call: +23414535105, +2348028419620

Come and be supernaturally empowered for greatness at the Lord’s Chosen Annual Youth Conference

2017 Youth Programme 3

Are you lost in thoughts?

Are you down with academic failures?

Are you confused about your career goals?

The Youth Department of The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement invites you to a two day power packed International Youth Conference Titled; NOW DETERMINES THE FUTURE.

A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. Don’t make for it to happen. make it happen. COME AND DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE WITH GOD

Date is 1st and 2nd of September 2017 and the Venue is The Chosen Revival Ground, 10 Odofin park, Estate Oshodi-Apapa Express way by ijesha bus stop, Lagos.

This programme which is going to be the greatest of all the youth programme is going to have live in our mids, The general overseer of the Lord’s Chosen charismatic revival movement, Pastor Lazarus Muoka.
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This years programme will feature Seminars and workshops, Choir ministrations, Career talks, Salvation, Sanctification, Holy ghost baptism, Spiritual empowerment and many more.

Updates on the Programme will be live on The Chosen TV, and online on www.chosenpress.com and the Ministries Youth Facebook Page.