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Category: Super Conscious Woman Series


My Media Story: Sometimes, Journalists Should Stage a Walkout in Solidarity – Ámàká Okoyé, a Journalist on a Mission

Ámàká Okoyé is a moving ball on fire with spunk. Her energy, enthusiasm for life and her career is infectious as she touches everyone she meets, leaving you asking for more.
From covering the insurgency that began in the North East over a decade ago, which has taken on new dimensions, she takes us on a fast-paced media journey in a career that tells stories from across Nigeria, Africa, and to the rest of the world. A correspondent for DW, Deutsche Welle TV Germany, Ámàká Okoyé weaves a story like a thriller writer with a heart ❤️. In this Special Exclusive Interview with us at LightRay Media on the Nigerian Women in Media Project Series (#NWiMP), she takes us on her journey from her bushytail days to becoming an influential journalist of recon. Enjoy!

By admin , in Ignite Inside stories iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at July 13, 2023

My Media Story: Journalists Need to be Aware of Hidden Self-Sabotage and Impostor Syndrome Against their Career Actualisation – Bukola Coker, City People, WSCIJ Award Winner

Bukola Coker is a journalist whose gentle mien could easily fool you, but don’t be mistaken by it. As a presenter, reporter, and producer with Channels TV, her media trajectory across national TV stations in Nigeria is a blazing trail of success one media story at a time. An Award Winner of the Report Women Leadership Programme by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, she takes us on her journey in the media space, how she tackles on-line harrasment, exposes how many journalists are their own self-saboteurs, and a wealth of other great tips in this Special Exclusive Series on Nigerian Women in Media Project by LightRay Media.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at June 28, 2023

My Media Journey: A Society Without a Great Press is a Dead Society – Tope Omogbolagun, NMMA and DAME Awardee

With her current role as a Senior Correspondent reporting the Nigeria Senate at National Assembly for the Punch Newspaper, Tope Omogbolagun spares no punches. Pun intended. Her strong belief that a dead media breeds a ‘deader’ society rings true in a culture where lawlessness and disregard for the rule of law is no longer the pastime of military dictatorships, but now a fixture of a society supposedly democratic. In this Special Exclusive Nigerian Women in Media Project Series by LightRay Media, she provides clear cut solutions on media management, becoming a poster girl for young female journalists, and much more. Shall we begin?

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at June 14, 2023

My Media Story: Knowledge and Expertise Have No Sexual Orientation, Own Your Space – Leah Katung-Babatunde

Leah Katung-Babatunde’s over two decades in the media is a remarkable journey of a woman with a strong sense of self-worth, self-esteem, a powerful drive to succeed and a pioneer of many firsts in her media journey. From been described as not having a ‘TV Face’, to being told she was too young to take on very tasking responsibilities simply because ‘she’s a woman’, Katung-Babatunde went on to not only break many career glass ceilings, but she trained herself on self-defense, built a great network of reliable circle of influence and knows how to deal with online trolls as circumstances demands.

In this Special Exclusive Series on Nigeria Women in Media Project #NWiMP Series by LightRay Media, she reminded us why passion, having clear goals, self-drive and always brining a lot to the table is how one negotiates to own a space at the table where tough, important, and life changing decisions are made. She also reveals her strategy for managing burnout and mental health and what media owners should start implementing for a successful business. Enjoy the ride with us.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at June 10, 2023

My Media Journey: If Journalism doesn’t Pay Well, it Won’t Attract the Best. Even if They come, They won’t stay – Kofoworola Belo-Osagie, Commissioning Editor

Kofoworola Belo-Osagie is a woman with her eyes focused both on the ball and the goal post. A self manager and manager of people and projects, she understands that for the Nigeria Media Ecosystem to thrive better and stronger, personnel development of staff across all beats, as well as their individualised development, is now non-negotiable if the industry hopes to retain the Cub Reporters of the Gen-Z generation to be inspired to work solely on passion compared to how the generations before them viewed their roles and contributions to Free and Accountable Press. Step into Kofoworola’s world with us in this Special Exclusive Series on Nigeria Women in Media #NWiMProject by LightRay Media.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at June 9, 2023

My Media Story: Media Owners Must Have a Very Clear Business Model, Philosophy and Vision for Their Organisations – Anita E. Eboigbe, FRLP Fellow

What is entertainment news without data journalism? What is Nollywood, the 3rd grossing entertainment industry in the world after Bollywood and Hollywood without data retelling its narrative? Well, for Anita E. Eboigbe, that’s where her break-in journey into the Nigeria Media and Journalism space took off on its trajectory. Age hasn’t nothing to do with crashing the glass ceiling as she has proven, instead it has everything to do with asking the most important questions: what do you want, why do you want it and how will you get it using your skills, craft, knowlege and expertise to become a respected voice in the media space? Anita’s ability to respond to these questions authentically and unapologetically got her to where she is currently with Big Cabal Media. She understands the business models of the media ecosystem and intends to democratise it. Are you wondering how that is going to look like? Join us in this Special Exclusive Series on the Nigeria Women in Media Project by LightRay Media.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at June 9, 2023

My Media Journey: When Media, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality Meets, I’ve Got You Covered – Azeezat Adedigba Armah, REWON Winner

From uncovering pedophiles on the loose to driving advocacy for a unified Gender Law across Africa, to exposing sexually abused minors abandoned to roam free, and getting arrested unwittingly, Azeezat Adedigba Armah, is a journalist on a mission to become a Media Innovation Expert in the media development space. Her ability to balance overcoming a rare health challenge (Hyperemesis Gravidarum), work demands, family life, and her career goal is a story of sheer courage, grit, audacity and love for life.
In the fast changing world of the media ecosystem and value chain where AR (augmented reality) and AI (artificial intelligence) has come to hold sway like never before, challenging journalists’ skillset, expertise, and career prospects, she is going with the tide rather than against the direction technology is mutating into. Her expansive knowledge on the solutions to the challenges the Nigeria Media faces along with the global media landscape, to proffers insightful tips on what women in media can start doing differently to become both distinctive and outstanding. To listen to her speak is like listening to the Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.
Enjoy this exciting ride with us just as we discovered the backstory of Azeezat Adedigba Armah and what makes her tick.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at June 3, 2023

My Media Story: As an Introvert, Photography in Activism Allows my Curiosity and Creativity Intersect – Nelly Ating

Women in Photography are rare. And even more rare are women who combine photojournalism with activism. For Nelly Ating, there was no way she was going to pass up on this fantastic form of creative expression.

An as art form, photography requires a keen eye, a deeply creative soul and a touch of artistic craft in its manifestation. Photo journalism is about storytelling. Every pixel, resolution, angle of short, ISO, etc., matters. The devil, as they say, is in the details. Your attention to its art form captures the maxim: A Picture Tells a Thousand Words.

When you sit with Nelly Ating, who is a PhD student and Teaching Assistant at Cardiff University, you come away feeling like you’ve uncovered a goldmine of ideas and approach to life. In this exclusive interview with us at LightRay Media for this Special Edition on Nigeria Women in Media #NWiM Project, she allows us experience photography as she likes to depict it.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at May 30, 2023

My Media Story: Networking is Key but Who Speaks for You in Your Absence Matters – Veronica Ikpoyi

From struggling as a newbie, to raising the bar for herself to emerge a Finalist at the 2016 CNN-MultiChoice African Journalism of Year Award and more, Veronica Dan Ikpohi reminds us why the Nigeria Media, media business owners, the media guilds and other media bodies must leap frog in this Digital Age in this exclusive interview with us at LightRay Media for this Special Edition on Nigeria Women in Media Project #NWiM.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at May 30, 2023

My Media Story: Media Owners Need to Pay Well, not Just Better – The Accidental Radio Anchor, Adenike Lanlehin

In the media circles in Nigeria, it is not uncommon to stumble on the accidental radio broadcaster, journalist, media freelancer or newscaster.

But what is not quite common is to see someone who left broadcasting, got married, began to raise a family and chose to return to the game. When we had a chance to meet with Adenike Lanlehin, a Broadcast Anchor and Newscaster with a strong flair for holding her own on the news and current affairs programme with Fresh FM 105.3 Lagos, she captured quite eloquently her remarkable journey of Becoming in this exclusive interview with us at LightRay Media for this Special Edition on Nigeria Women in Media #NWiM.

Giddy up and let’s take a ride with her, starting from the very beginning.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at May 27, 2023

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