YEDI – Investing in Nigeria’s Youth

  Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative, or YEDI, has taken on the mission: To educate, empower, and inspire youth and community development in Nigeria using sound, proven models that get results.   YEDI, founded in 2011, is a local Nigerian NGO and nonprofit consulting company. Since its inception, the NGO has experienced significant growth and…

Here’s Wizkid!

  Where’s Wizkid?   Known by his stage name Wizkid, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is a well known Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer. Starting his career at the young age of 11, Wizkid has since become a major contributing artist in the Nigerian music scene. His work has landed him several achievements over the years…

Impact of Oil Drilling in the Niger Delta

    History of Petroleum Exploration in Niger Delta   Petroleum exploration began as early as 1908, when the German company Bitumen Corporation, began prospecting for tar sand deposits in the South and Western regions of Nigeria. The venture quickly ended after the initial phase citing that there was not enough commercial quantity to continue…

Are Burundians really that unhappy?

  The New York Times announced their “Happiest Country List” in early March, but Burundi wasn’t at the top of that list. Out of more than 150 countries, Burundi was ranked at #135 according to the poll based on violent political crisis, low life expectancy, extremely low levels of well being and a poor economical…

Is Hand Writing Becoming Obsolete?

  An important question posed on the evolution and progress of technology.   Emails. Text messages. Voice recording. In today’s era, typing as a means of communication greatly outnumbers writing with a pen and paper. Previous generations passed notes in class behind the teacher’s back; today’s generation simply sends a text message. The art of…