The One Thing You Must Do to Birth Your Dream/Idea

Hello,
Thank you for stopping by. If you are reading this I want to encourage you to Take A Leap.

What is that idea you have been playing with in your mind. Are you making excuses? Mostly you think about how the idea is rough; how you don’t have everything you need to kick start it; how you are not even ready…. And so the excuses keep mounting up until you finally shrink into your shell like a snail.

Come on! There will never be a perfect time to start and you won’t have it all figured out at the beginning! So just take that leap ; start taking small steps towards birthing that your dream and idea.

Start with what you know and move in gradually into what you might need to develop.

Well I took a leap to get my business registered and start a Facebook page for it.

My desire is to make some extra cash to support activities of the Not-for-profit NGO my team and I started (Beehyve Empowerment and Development initiative). Our vision is to contribute to the development of our society through Youth mentoring programs ; promotion of women and girls wellbeing and empowerment.

DebisiBusybee Media is all about providing services in Development communication ; media training /Consultancy; Audio editing(podcasts, interview, testimonials, speeches, sermons etc) ; Translation services(Yoruba, Hausa & English) ;Social Media campaign, Digital marketing ; creative writing ; promotion of projects through the traditional and social media ; youth mentoring and facilitating seminars and workshops; Radio drama for social change and development.ย 

So I am taking a leap by stepping out to execute my ideas and dreams… I want you to shut down that fear and doubt… YOU CAN DO IT ; YOU CAN MAKE IT!

Don’t get stuck dreaming; start to execute your ideas and dreamsย 

For all of the services we provide at DebisiBusybee Media contact us on :
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Adebisi Adetunji (C) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Media content provider, Trainer & consultant, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Principal Producer (FRCN)ย 
Catch me on Twitter @DebisiBusybee
Facebook & email โ€“ bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

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Simply Grateful… Look deeply and You’ll Find so Much to BeThankful For

I was deep in thought thinking of all the good things I want to happen for me; where I want to go next…. It all looked like a lot of dreams in my heart. I wondered how it will unfold.

Then I felt a nudge in my heart to take a step back and try to take stock… Out came a list of so much good that has happened in such a short time within the year… I can only be grateful.

While still pondering about all that I was thankful for ; I open my morning devotional to read and draw strength from heaven… There it was again… The topic was “Think Deep & Deep Thanksgiving”. Wow… The Lord sure knows how to align and confirm things he lays in our heart.

So here I am feeling loved by my heavenly Father and mesmerized by all his goodness that I take for granted.

Amongst so many other things I am most grateful for a young man in church who was faced with a life threatening sickness and got healed.

We prayed and just trusted and God showed up for him and his family. I am really encouraged by his testimony.

I am grateful for life
I am grateful for Family and friends
I am grateful for his mercies and loving kindness
I am grateful for gifts and skills that I am endowered with
I am grateful for you my dear friend reading this right now.

Be encouraged things will fall in place.

Have a fabulous day ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ™Œ

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

My Journey into Story Writing & #RadioDramaSoap Production

I am an advocate of using storytelling to inspire social change and development. Allow me to blow my trumpet a little here ๐Ÿ˜Š

My journey into story writing began as a child. I enjoyed reading story books and I read so many while growing up. Often I would rush to carry out house chores assigned to me then lay crouched on the soafer to dig into whatever story book/novel I had to read.

Some of the Books I read… Did you also read any of these :

*All Shakespeare series – “Macbeth” , “As you Like it” etc
* Pacesetters Series
*Mark 4 Series – Bible story book for children Volume 1-10
* A few Mills and Boons
* Crime stories from James Hardly Chase
* Of course the cartoon series on fairy tales : Cinderella, Rapuzel, Snow white and more ๐Ÿ˜„
* Inspirational Christian stories

My father couldn’t keep up with buying me new books because I quickly finished each book he got and begged him to get another ๐Ÿ˜€

As a voracious reader I started to tell my own stories through writing and here I am today still writing.

My journey into Radio Drama Writing & Production:

After I started working in the media (Radio Nigeria) I took interest in the radio drama production. The producer, Abiodun Ogidan who later became my mentor made the recording sessions in the studio very interesting. Often I will join the cast crew in the recording studio not as an actor but just to watch. I call it humor time. ๐Ÿ˜€ We always had a lot to laugh and giggle about as the characters took their lines – a lot of jokes flowed through as we pause to correct mistakes.

On one of my annual leave while at home with so much free time on my hands, I became inspired to try my hands on writing a radio drama script. Not knowing where to start I picked up my first-degree thesis which was a creative work and developed it. The title is, “We Can Begin Again”. I took my 13 episodes scripts to my mentor and she edited and encouraged me to record it. And that was how my journey into writing and producing radio drama soap began.

Today I have written and produced over 400 episodes of radio drama soap aimed at behavioral and social change. Some of my productions include :

Giggles – A 5minutes series on the message of rebranding Nigerians, promoting integrity, hard work, environmental sanitation & more – over a 100 episodes

Abiye – 15-minute drama soap on maternal d child health – Over 200 episodes

Hilly Willy Hospital – 15minutes promoting healthy living – 27 episodes

Greater Tomorrow – Climate change laced with the issue of poverty and girl child education and discouraged child marriage – 26 episodes.

The Long Wait – struggle with infertility and how couples can cope.

Some of my stories have been broadcast on the network service which broadcasts to all parts of the country. These include – “Flower in the Mud” (child trafficking)
“The Last Assault ” (Gender-based Violence)
” Ufiala ” – (community fight against Rape) written by Tokunbo Dada & produced by me

I am excited about the current drama soap, ” Twists and Turns”, been broadcast already on the airwaves(Premier FM 93.5). It was inspired by the need to take a closer look at the long-term effects of female genital mutilation and cutting on women and girls. It is a 28 episode storyline. “Twists and Turns”, is co-written by me and Tokunbo Dada. Produced by yours sincerely, it’s been a lot of fun and hard work working with my cast and crew.

FInd your passion and follow It; you never know where it would take you.

I have been privileged as a result of my flair for storytelling and radio drama writing /production to get a scholarship with the Radio Netherlands(RNTC) on a training in “Soaps & Society” which took me out of the country for three months. And I can’t begin to tell you about all other opportunities that have come my way. These opportunities have given me international exposure and I have met some amazing people.

Doing what you love and know to do opens doors of opportunities.

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Media content provider, Trainer & consultant, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Principal Producer (FRCN)ย 
Catch me on Twitter @DebisiBusybee
Facebook & email โ€“ bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

Start That Thing Now…Step Out – My Personal Story

Starting A Non-Governmental/Non-Profit Organization:
Itโ€™s been a long time coming. About 6years ago family, friends, and colleagues began to encourage me about starting and registering an NGO. My initial reaction was, โ€œheyโ€ฆNo wayโ€! But they wonโ€™t let me be because as far as they were concerned I was already engaged in a lot of advocacy work at the community level and in the media. And sincerely I wondered too about what kept me going. The cases and issues I led my team to handle still leaves me amazed when I look at the list of projects and lives the Lord enabled us to reach and touched. We spent our money and time and through advocacy efforts got support to –

  • Pay hospital bills of a teenage mum who was a child traffick victim and had just delivered her baby.
  • Got donation from groups like the University of Ibadan cooperative group to provide 50 delivery packs for vulnerable mothers, generator for a primary health centre and also got mattresses from Bode Foam Industry for two primary health centres.
  • Facilitated a seminar for school girls in public schools in Oyo state. Through the support of ARDA 20 of the girls got school support. Other organizations who supported this event were BLUE TAG, Crown Delight Communication etc.
  • We were able to take a homeless teenager and her baby off the street.
  • Two at-risk pregnant mothers were supported and through my teamโ€™s effort, they were delivered of their babies safely as we linked them to resources and followed through. I will not forget the organization Self Reliance Economic and Advancement Program(SEAP) who donated hugely to ensure that one of the women who was an accident victim was taken care of at the hospital. These and many other projects were accomplished by the team led by me.
  • Aside what I have led my team to achieve I continue to advocate for social change on issues through storytelling, writing & production of radio drama soap; awareness campaigns on reproductive health, speaking on leadership e.t.c. And I am right here blogging on Femininematerz.

I am grateful to my bosses in the organization I work for, The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria Ibadan who supported my passionate team and I and encouraged us to pursue these projects as community engagement extension of the Abiye (maternal & child health) Radio education program.ย 

In spite of these success stories, still, I wasnโ€™t convinced and would not budge about starting an NGO. In my opinion, I did not want to start one simply because I was privileged to have been involved in what looked like activities of an NGO. I was just leading my team to do what we could about affecting lives positively in our community. In fact, these activities inspired me to take a Masterโ€™s degree in Social Work.

Last year the burden in my heart to do more increase and I got a notebook and started to write down the areas I would like to work on in contributing to social change. I began to read up and ask questions from those working in the NGO space. The funny thing was that I found myself working with a number of NGOs like African Radio Drama Association, IMESO, NURHI, DEVCOMS, Onelife Initiative , UNICEF etc on different issues of social change, still it was a path I was terrified of following. Some of these projects were by association and some directly. And so the whole of last year I kept doing projects and also was finding out more about the NGO space.

2018 came with me being clear that I really needed to kick-start this idea and dream in my heart in order to be able to do more. Amazing things happened when I stepped out in faith. People supported me in no small ways and today Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative is registered and we are already recording progress in projects we have set out to do for the year. My team consist of people I call burden bearers and vision carriers. They keep pushing me and are making personal sacrifices to see to the achievement of goals we set out to achieve (Oluwaseun Omoakinola, Tosan Akinwole, Stella Oyebanji, Adeyemi Adetunji & Agnes)ย 

I believe in mentorship and so I am been mentored by Onelife Initiative and I am grateful for Sola Fagorusi who has a large heart and is showing me the ropes of how to work in the NGO space.

Our accomplishment so far since inception of Beehyve Initiative:

โ€ข We have been able to facilitate and give a free training for media personnel in Oyo state on โ€œCreating contents for Social changeโ€.
โ€ข We provide and share opportunities for self-development and training with media personnel.
โ€ข One of our objectives is to link and provide school support for indigent boys and girls. This we kick-started by procuring an application form to enroll a visually impaired boy in Pacelli School for the blind. This is on-going as we have begun to raise funds to enable us to meet the requirement for his enrolment.

Other Projects:

โ€ข Our next task/project is the Mentoring Across Gender project. We will be reaching out and have training for undergraduates, NYSC corp members, and secondary school students. The aim of this is to empower the youth with information and skills required to pursue their dreams, and careers to become great leaders in our society. We also have wrapped in this a project to mentors boys and young men specifically in order to raise men who respect women and speak out against all forms of gender-based violence.
โ€ข My passion lies in promoting women and girl โ€™s wellbeing and
so definitely we have projects designed to promote the health and rights of women.

They say dream big and here I am pursuing a very big dream to my mind. I will take it one day at a time and hopefully down the line, many changed lives will attest to the worthiness of Beehyve Initiative efforts.
I will keep you posted.

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Media content provider, Trainer & consultant, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development.
Catch me on Twitter @DebisiBusybee
Facebook & email โ€“ bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

Keeping Up With Life’s Pressure & Work: Do Something about Your Dream

Hello There,

It’s been a while. Life happened and my schedule of work increased, this has made my blogging schedule kind of irregular. I hope to reorganize and be able to share some good posts with you.

When life gets busy, Do what you can and keep keeping on.

Something is cooking in my life and I am trying to pursue a dream I have had for some time now. It is taking shape and requires a lot of sacrifices but I am grateful for the progress made so far. When the time is right I will share my growth and success with you

What have you done lately to get you closer to that goal or dream? Do something!

Interestingly I am amazed that my blog stat seems to be on a high side even when I have barely been able to post as frequently as possible. Thank you all for visiting, commenting and the likes too! YOU ENCOURAGE ME TO KEEP BLOGGING. GRACIAS

Adebisi Adetunji(C)

When Your Child Makes you a Special New Year Greetings ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

We woke up this morning to a brand new day and year… Everyone could feel the breeze and joy of a new beginning! My daughter after our morning family prayers band everyone from going to her room and she was pretty serious about it๐Ÿ˜Ž

I had to prepare breakfast so going to her room was not in my plans at least not just yet. Sometime after breakfast she shows up with this balloon new year Greetings for me and her dad…!

We were so happy for her show of love. She simply wanted to appreciate us in a nice loving way… I am a happy and loved mum! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ž. It is moments like this that makes been a parent worth it! 2018 loading in a niceeee way๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€.

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

A Note from Me to You… Missed you… Life Happened๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ

Hi,
How have you been? The year 2017 is speeding away quickly, I imagine you have a lot of end of year activities going on. Take things easy do what you can and let things sort themselves out one after the other.

I want to appreciate you – followers, friends in the blogging community, family, readers and everyone for been a part of my blogging journey and world. From my heart you make me to keep wanting to write. Thank you so much๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜

Reading & visiting other Blogs:
Please bear with me if I haven’t been able to visit your page. Most times I am only able to take a quick look at a few blogs. That I hope to change soon.

Why Blogging Slowed Down
I haven’t been able to blog for a over a week now or follow a well planned out blogging routine inspite of all the post ideas running through my head. Other life issues are demanding for my attention.

What Has been Up with me:
My life these past few weeks has been a roller coaster of office work, workshop, deadlines and caring for my family. And in between I had to nurse my daughter who was under the weather and we both got stuck at home for days. I had to work from home and even missed going to church on Sunday. At first I murmured and complained about the stress but then I discovered it was an opportunity to bond even more with my daughter. We read the Bible together and I got to answer a lot of questions bugging her young mind. We also laughed a lot together too as we did some fun things together while I was recording some effects for a radio drama I was packaging.

I learned the value and blessings of family time. Just yesterday my children told me that I was the best mom in the whole wide world *wink *…. I felt really loved and special when my daughter added that she was happy that I took really good care of her when she was I’ll. Suddenly all my stress was worth it.

Work will never be more important than your family. Be there for them and share fond memories.

I will find a way around my blogging schedule soon. I wish you and your family great blessings this season!!

Adebisi Adetunji (C)
BusyBee Media for Social Change & Development.
Email :bisimodupe1975@gmail.com
Twitter : @DebisiBusybee