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Bole Festival

Saturday 11th November was a ball at the Port Harcourt Bole festival. If there’s one thing Port Harcourt is known for, its Bole and on Saturday we celebrated our city and this unique delicacy.

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Needless to say, if you were not there you missed out on something monumental as the festival was so fun packed and we can’t stop talking about it.

We were definitely not in a hurry to leave as there were  performances from Legendary Suni, Dan Dizzy, Ajebo Hustlers, David Wilson, T’Chella, K.O Baba, MC JP. We raved till nightfall and if we had the chance, we would have gone on till dawn.

 

I mean it when I say, I cannot wait for the next edition. See you then….

 

 

Find out my Favorite aspects of the festival here:

https://sourirejolie.com/2017/11/13/five-favorite-aspects-of-the-bole-festival/

#BoleFest #BoleFest17 #BoleFest2017 #BoleFestival #BoleFestival2017 BoleFestival17

 

Bisoux

.D.

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The 36 Forum

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36 is a Forum, a collaboration lab, innovation hub and business incubator for Nigerian Technology Entrepreneurs. It is a space where technological ideas impacting the future of Africa will be nurtured. We will aim at engaging youth in the 36 states in Nigeria to Think together, Solve issues in our country and Evolve. The 36 Forum will provide techies and entrepreneurs with a much needed opportunity to network and get their ideas off the ground. The 36 Forum will fulfill a genuine need in Rivers state and beyond.

On Thursday 12th October, 2017 the maiden edition of the 36 Forum held. A couple of weeks before that I had become a part of the movement. I am generally a lover of all things ‘development’ and so when my cousin explained the concept to me, I was so in. The opportunity to be part of the growth of individuals was something I could not resist and I honestly loved every moment of it, except for the fact that I got involved a bit late and could not shake the feeling of not having any real impact. Nevertheless, I put my back into it and I’m happy I did.

The forum was fantastic, I usually hate entrepreneurial summits, youth empowerment summits and all similar summits where they try to ‘motivate’ you to change our life because I always feel like the speakers are just stringing together a bunch of words they read would do the trick without there being any depth to it. Its always the same story with everyone and I’m usually lost in my mind by the end of the first hour but this time was different, and I’m not just saying that because I was a part of it. I actually got to a point of reflection and was indeed motivated.

FIVE THINGS I LEARNT

https://sourirejolie.com/2017/10/27/five-things-i-learnt-from-the-36-forum

I feel like I really connected with one particular speaker, Jennifer Eneanya – she was so effortless in her speaking and her story was pretty much mine. You know how you hear someone speak and you can totally relate, like what they say does not just hit close to home, it actually walks straight through the front door – that was exactly how I felt.WhatsApp Image 2017-10-14 at 1.35.03 PM

Needless to say it was information packed; I learnt quite a lot from the inspiring stories of the speakers and I really do hope other participants went home with something as well.

 

 

Bisoux

.D.

 


FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Port Harcourt lacks a focus on collective development and advancement of society; everyone is carried away with unnecessary sentiments and partisan behavior. The average youth is looking for hand me downs and will not participate in activities not money related even when they can help self development. To grow as a community, we must set these aside and look inward for sustainable societal development solutions.


 

Event planner for a day: Great Gatsby Bridal Shower

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My sister recruited me as a photographer and event planner for her friend’s bridal shower, not like that was anything new as we tend to do that a lot – turning ourselves into Pro-Bono event planners. However, when she said it was a Great Gatsby theme I was more skeptical than excited because I was worried about how we would get the needed materials for decorating.

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It’s actually funny how we pulled it off, my sister made us head bands, we rallied every shiny dress we could find, every black and gold living room ornament became a decor prop and voila! we were ready to party like Great Gatsby. It really was a fun night; THERE WAS SMALL CHOPS and COCKTAILS, plus I actually picked up a few tips on marriage.

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Here are five things I learnt about Marriage

https://sourirejolie.com/2017/10/03/five-things-to-know-before-marriage

Basically, I’ve added decorator and event planner to my CV  – them millions must be made LOL

 

Bloggers & CEOs Hang out

CEO’s, brand owners, brand managers and the general public are invited to party with Port-Harcourt online personalities to sell their brands to the world.

The Rivers state bloggers and CEO’s party is geared at fostering the relationship between bloggers and brand owners, also to create an avenue where CEO’s get to meet with bloggers to promote their businesses on blogs at a flat and affordable rate from the month of October to December.

TO ENJOY FLAT RATES ON ADS:

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1) Choose the package you want to subscribe to, (Diamond, Gold, Silver, Bronze, or the Special Weekend Hype)

2) Select any blog of your choice from our list, to fill up the number of the Package Slots you’re to subscribe to, in other to publicise, promote, advertise, and hype your materials/content. 
ONLINE PACKAGES AND BLOG SLOTS:

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° DIAMOND (10 SLOTS) – 100k for 3weeks

° GOLD (7 SLOTS) – 70k for 2weeks

° SILVER (5 SLOTS) – 50k for 1week

° BRONZE (3 SLOTS) – 30k for 1week
° SPECIAL WEEKEND HYPE (3 SLOTS) – 15k
Performing at the event are top notch entertainers which include:

LEGENDARY SUNI | ROBIN | CHAKZ | BUSTA POP | DANDIZZY | BENJISZZY | SAMSON | DON EFIZZY and DEEJAY SPIN (disc jockey of the night)

Event scheduled as follows:
Date: Sunday, 29th OCTOBER 2017

Time: 8pm

Venue: Ediz Wine Bar

11 Emeyal street, GRA, Port Harcourt

For Exhibition bookings and Sponsorship call:

08064393293, 08037895037, 09069550613, 07065429254.

#RSBloggersAndCEOs #RSBloggersAndCEOs #RSBloggersAndCEOs

Port Harcourt Fashion Summit

I recently made a resolution to attend more events and basically just explore Port Harcourt  in order to make best of this town rather than run away to Abuja or Lagos. So, when I stumbled upon the flyer for the Port Harcourt Fashion Summit organized by Fashon City I made sure I would attend. Well, another reason I made that decision was because Mai Atafo was going to be there.

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Mai was a no show and they played some bogus video message from him which had me thinking that there was never a plan for him to show and it was all just a publicity gimmick but hey! what do I know. The turn out was good, I got to meet several Port Harcourt models, designers and retailers at the fashion hang out which held at this really nice roof top bar the night before the summit. My favorite part of the event was how it restored my faith in the fashion scene of Port Harcourt. The event was actually designed for fashion entrepreneurs, and as a fashion enthusiast, I learnt a whole lot:

Five Tips for Fashion Entrepreneurs

https://sourirejolie.com/2017/10/01/five-tips-for-fashion-entrepreneurs/

I did not like the fact that there were no blogger actively involved in the process but then I realize bloggers are yet to make a mark in this town and I really look forward to a time when we finally do.

Bisoux

.D.

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