Monday, November 16, 2009


Passion is the pathway to turn energy within over time into profit. The university of Abuja, Nigeria hosted its first ever reunion recently chaired by a distinguished gentleman Dr. Abdul Jubrin a believer in his alma-mater.
The privilege of the platform was mine as guest speaker, which was shared with several skilled professionals from music (Dbanj, amongst others, stand up comedian) and a South African who flew in to co-compeer the event at the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton. Nonhle Thema, who recently celebrated her 28th birthday in Joburg.
God is higher than anything else she says, in between bites of bacon & eggs as she had brunch at her favourite restaurant in Parkhurst, north of Joburg as she punctuates she talked of her career with utterances she owes everything to her relationship with God.
Dstv’s Vuzu TV entertainment presenter, and host for the hit music show O Access, in which she interviews well known artists including A-list celebrities John Legend, Rihanna, 50 Cent to mention a few.
With her recently being announced as the global ambassador of Soft-Sheen-Carson’s Dark and Lovely’s hair products, a role previously held by international songstress Kelly Rowland. Thema follows this ambassadorship not long after she was announced, earlier in the year as the face of Dark and Lovely’s range of body lotions.
She shot a commercial for Dark and Lovely in New York, which she says has been aired on the music and lifestyle BET channel in America.
Am still on cloud nine and I guess I don’t want the feeling to go away,” she says. This must be how newlyweds feel,” adds Thema.
She has travelled round the world and met scores of celebrities, but she remains grounded and practical.
As a lady or going global girl she says, especially to girls who aspire to make something of themselves. “I grew up an ordinary girl who continually chased her dreams. I never worried about boyfriends,” keener to build her brand as she believes finding what you love and pursuing it is the way. Get Educated and do something with your life every day.
AWESOME JOSHUA is Founder, MSN Speech Club and a human performance coach, consultant and compeer for close to a decade. Do reach him via: Mobile: 0816-4799-445 or +2773-825-5557

Friday, November 13, 2009


As a professional member of the International Federation for Professional Speakers (IFFPS) I understand the need to open my mind during every trip I make to our continental chapter’s city-Johannesburg.
Just travelling gets so much across to me every-time as it did discovering Nomawethu Nika’s success story recently.
You undoubtedly can connect through the experience you had as a child which was what happened to Nomawethu when she was growing up, climbing the hills and mountains around Tarkastad, in the Eastern Cape, in search of fire wood.
She said and I quote: “I had no idea then that one day I’d reach the summit of some of the world’s highest peaks. My first experience of proper exercise was in 2005, when I decided to start walking to get rid of my post-baby weight. The leisurely amble turned into a jog, which became a run, and within a few weeks I was doing up to five kilometres a day.
It was then that I realised how ordinary childhood activities, like carrying buckets of water home from the river and walking long distance to school, had primed my muscles.”
She really wanted to see what her body was capable of, this made her join a club “the Hout Bay Harriers Running Club” bringing medals her way within months for competing in the wine-lands Marathon, the Two Ocean Half Marathon and the Knysna Marathon which helped her weight, the window to her desired size as she continued training as well as racing- “It was no longer how I looked, but about the joy and energy I felt after a good long run she says”, one of her buddies introduced her to mountain climbing, her first ascent was up table mountain Platteklip Gorge.
It was tough and, because I had no training or previous experience, I struggled. But when I finally stood at the peak, I realised that, with ability and determination, I could climb anywhere
Nomawethu Nika’s 33years old who joined two other women mountaineers on a project called Isicongo, meaning “peak of mountain” in Zulu. You can conquer any mountain with a will
AWESOME JOSHUA is Founder, MSN Speech Club and a human performance coach, consultant and compeer for close to a decade. Do reach him via: Mobile: +234816-479-9445 or +2773-825-5557