In the hands of the youth lies power. You decide what kind of power you want to wield. Power to build? Power to destroy? Power to effect needed change? A look at the protests against proposed raised school fees by university students in the UK in recent weeks is enough to drive home this point. As a young person, what are your plans for a greater tomorrow (that’s actually the name of a school in Benin, lol). On a more serious note, I think it is important that we all seize the moment and make as huge an impact as we can in our communities.

When I read about young people that are doing well or even older people that have a history of having started making a huge impact from a tender age, it just motivates me. This is what MCLA aims to do this week, to motivate people, to make them realise that change is just a mindset away and that you too can become a household name.

In my last post, I discussed the importance of knowing your calling and going for it like your destiny depends on it. It is not as difficult as most people make it seem. It starts with discovering that one thing at which you are good and then practising till you are one of, if not the outright best at it.

This week has been dedicated to the young talents/gifts and basically entrepreneurs who discovered that innate passion and refused to let go even after the discouragements they faced. Their stories are such an inspiration and we cannot but tell the world of their great achievements.

Today, we feature a young lady, a very young lady who has taken huge leaps in New Media. She saw the opportunities that exist on the world wide web and decided to jump into the sea of it all and today, she is swimming quite nicely. She is Olubunmi Aduke Adeyinka and she makes GidiNoize!!!


Boss Lady!

Here is a 19 year old girl who is doing big things. She is the brain behind GidiNoize, a website that is growing and fast too. In fact, GidiNoize has its own Apple iPhone Application!!! Now that is huge.

MCLA grabbed the opportunity to have a brief chat with her and here is what we gathered from this enterprising lady which so much business acumen and good heart too that is eager to help others around her grow. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am Olubunmi Aduke Adeyinka. I am 19 years old and currently a Civil Engineering student at Loughborough University.

At the age of 17, I started a site called GidiNoize.
How did it all begin?

GidiNoize actually started off as a wordpress blog (http://www.gidinoize.wordpress.com/) on the 19th of September, 2009 . It was all borne out of a desire to own something and be an Entrepreneur. It attracted over 100,000 readers from all over the world. The wordpess blog was actually not my first blog. I  am not  even certain which number it falls on. This simply goes to prove that persistence pays off… a lot.
Having a bit of fun!
I launched the official website (http://www.gidinoize.com/)  on the 1st of July 2010 and the number of readers is absolutely encouraging. In the first two months of its inception, we had over 50000 views.
What exactly is your inspiration behind the website?

My aim is to encourage and provide a platform for upcoming Entrepreneurs, Artistes, Actresses etc. I want to inspire other young people who think to themselves, if Bunmi can do it, so can I!
Here is a promo video of GidiNoize:
For more on GidiNoize:
Bunmi is an inspiration to many and we hope her story has inspired someone and encouraged another. Persistence does pay off. Even if it that project, business idea etc does not work the first time or even second and third, don’t give up, keep at it. You will make it.
Watch out for more young talents on MCLA.
That’s all folks (for now)
Temiville.xoxo
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