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Hello friends,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a beautiful Easter celebration. Today, the gubernatorial elections held across Nigeria and the conduct in my polling unit in Somolu Local Government Area of Lagos was quite peaceful.

It’s been quite busy in the last few weeks, but I’m happy I’ve been able to keep up with my goal of two blog posts per week (usually on Tuesdays and Fridays). Last Monday, I had a post on Bella Naija. It was a recap of a Christmas event I took part in on Monday 27 December 2010 at the Precious Pearls Orphanage, in the Egbeda Area of Lagos. It was a special experience for me because that was the very first time I would take part in any activity at an orphanage (apart from making donations on different occasions in the past). It was wonderful to share in the fun of the season with the kids at the home. Thereafter, I interviewed Ms. Rita Omovbude, founder of Street Project, the organisation which had organized the event. I am still happy I took the introductory piano lessons that day. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make more significant contributions to the home, as well as similar efforts in the near future. Kindly read the full story by clicking this link: A Day at the Precious Pearls Home with Rita Omovbude and the Street Project Initiative.

In other news, have you seen the latest edition of Y! Magazine, Nigeria’s foremost youth culture magazine at the moment? The Issue 4, tagged the R.S.V.P Edition, is truly a collector’s item. It features a no-holds-barred interview with President Goodluck Jonathan, a first-of-its-kind interview with the president in any print magazine in the country. Anyways, I have two slots in that edition of the magazine! My exclusive interview with Debo Olaosebikan, winner, The Future Awards (Best Use of Science), a PhD student and rap artist at Cornell University, which was first published on BellaNaija.com, was republished in this special edition Y! Magazine. I also have a website review in the #Hashtag section of the magazine and it is about Naija Stories.com, Nigeria’s fastest growing online platform for Nigerian writers, at home and in Diaspora.

Keep watching this space as I keep working to bring you more interesting news and general musings. Do have a productive week ahead! GN

Photo credit: Gbenga Awomodu; www.ynaija.com