What’s on Your Mind? Rule It

Hello there, I thought I should inspire and motivate you with these few Quotes from reading a new book (Rule Your Mind) I got at the Development Dialogue Conference organized by Ideation Hub Africa.

Reading opens us up to gold…

You can only see what your mind is able to comprehend, Stop believing everything you see that is contrary to what you desire, but believe everything you want is coming to you – Tewa Onasanya

Fear is a success killer, don’t give in to fear- in fact, do it scared. Face your fear, starve it and feed your faith… Think what if I succeed instead of what if I fail? – Tewa Onasanya

Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life – Proverbs 4:23

Take charge of that unhealthy thought before it becomes a reality that controls your life. – @DebisiBusybee

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

#GratitudeWeek Day 3 : What Are you Grateful For?

Family Thanksgiving

I am grateful for the gift of family and friends.

I am grateful for every piece/post I get to finish and share ; sometimes it can be hard keeping up but I do it anyway.

I am grateful for the blogging community

I am grateful for every article that made a difference in someone’s life.

I am grateful for daily blessings of been able to get out of bed; clean and dress up; move my limbs; and cook.

I am grateful for the breath of fresh air

I am grateful for down times and times of been a little bit under the weather… He raises me up again.

Life is not beautiful because there are no challenges. It is beautiful because we can overcome & rise when we fall.

The one who is in my boat helps me through the storm… Jesus

So Grateful!

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

If She Can… Sure You Can Girls! 👸

Hello there,
I am literarily smiling😊 and feeling good as I write this. As always my ears and eyes are sharp to pick up on women who are doing great in their chosen field or carrier. Breaking the glass ceiling in fields thought to be a “man’s turf” is exciting for me. And I always tell my daughter at every opportunity that presents itself that she can be anything she dreams of.

So let me introduce you to Prof. Mrs Taiye Fasola whom I met recently at my children’s end of school sessions party.

She was the Keynote speaker and this woman had a wealth of experience to share with students, teachers and parents.

Prof. Fasola is the first Female Professor in the department of Botany, University Ibadan since the institution was established in 1948. Taiye Fasola went on to achieve another ground breaking feat. She is the first Professor of Ethnobotany and Economic Botany in Nigeria 🙌🙌. I salute and celebrate this great woman who became “a First” in these areas opening up the door for other young women to aspire.

Her story did not start on a smooth slate. Prof. Fasola had her fair share of struggle and failure but somewhere in between she had to decide that she wanted to be the best in her career. As a student after getting a low GPA in her first year, she woke up and buried herself in her books; the library became her friend. Today she looked back and is happy with the results of her hardworking and determination.

You can be anything you dream of. Do not let your background keep your back on the ground

Do not give in or give up.

Success knows no gender. If you are determined and willing, you will achieve your goals and succeed

Make up your mind to go forward in the pursuit of your dream and success. Find out what and who you need to get you there.

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) Catch me on Twitter @DebisiBusybee Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

 

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 😊

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 😄
* 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 😀

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. 😀 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) 
Catch me on Twitter @DebisiBusybee
Facebook & email – 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)

Coming Through…

My Tuesday Trickles(Inspired by  Jacqueline) for this week:
Sometimes you find yourself at a point where nothing seems to be working.
Sometimes it feels like a tight corner
Sometimes it feels like you are at a cross road
Sometimes the world seems to be on top of you
Sometimes the load you carry is heavier than you thought it would be.

god-will-make-a-wayHere is a song especially for you written and song by Don Moen: Just an excerpt of the lyrics
God will make a way where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we can not see
He will make a way for you
He will be your guide, hold you closely to his side
with love and strength for each new day
He will make a way
He will make a way

So breath, You are coming through…

You can listen to the full song with just a click above

Adebisi Adetunji(C)