Showing posts from August, 2021

AMG signs IG sensation, Glowin Ed

Ogunleye Abiola Atlas Music Group (AMG) has recently signed their first recording artist, female vocal powerhouse, Glowin Ed. The music group announced the signing of the talent via their social media pages on Twitter and Instagram yesterday, further confirming the news in a press release issued by the Music Business Academy for Africa, the mother group of which the AMG is a subsidiary. The statement on AMG’s Instagram page read, “We’re super happy to welcome @Glowin_Ed to the AMG family! She’s a talented singer, songwriter, guitarist and we can’t wait for you guys to hear from her.”  The new talent, Glowin in reaction to the new deal expressed excitement and replied with a “Thank you Family!” comment.  Glowin Ed, seasoned songwriter, singer and guitarist popularly known on Instagram for her covers of Nigerian songs is a final year student of Communication Arts at the University of Uyo.  She released her debut single titled, “Breathe” independently and has since worked with

UNILAG VC bags Afrikanwatch Man of the Year

By Andrea Umogbai Afrikanwatch network communications has named the vice chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the Afrikanwatch Man of the year 2021. The announcement was made at the African Gold merit awards and annual lecture organised by the investigative news outfit at the college Hall, Yaba College of Technology last week.  The lecture, which was an occasion to share ideas around ideological leadership capable of transforming the nation also served to recognise prominent Nigerians who had contributed to human capacity and nation building. Speaking at the event, the Vice chancellor said he was honoured to be chosen for the award. “It is a good thing to be recognised and honoured.” Doubling as the chairman of the day, Prof. Ogundipe was recognized for his determination to sustain the university’s pride, his promotion of research, entrepreneurship and creativity among UNILAG staff and students as well as his demonstrated determination to

COVID-19: Medical Centre postpones 2nd phase of Vaccination

  By Leye Abiola The University of Lagos Medical Centre has announced the postponement of the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise. This was made known in a statement released by the Acting Director, Medical services, Dr. Mrs. O. O. Coker in the early hours of today titled, 'Postponement of Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination exercise in University of Lagos'.  In the statement, the Medical centre indicated that the postponement was necessary as the vaccines were yet to be received from the Lagos State Ministry of Health. The statement read, "The Medical centre wishes to announce the postponement of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise which was to commence on Monday 23rd, August, 2021." "This is because the COVID-19 vaccines to be administered are yet to be received by the Lagos state ministry of health who are responsible for the deployment of vaccination centres within Lagos state." The director enjoined the university public to continue to adhere to th

Nigeria needs a female president – Face of Mass Comm. 2021

The Mass communication students’ association, UNILAG week closed yesterday with the unveiling of the winner of the Face of Mass communication contest, Adekola Oluwatofunmi. In this interview with ABIOLA OGUNLEYE, the beauty queen shares her foray into the modelling world as well as why she thinks Nigeria’s next president should be a female. Can we meet you? My name is Adekola Oluwatofunmi Gloria. I am 18 years old. I am a 100 level student of the University of Lagos where I’m currently studying Mass Communication. Apart from being a student, I am also a model, a writer and I own a You-tube channel. I love to cook for fun and I also love to visit new places and I also spend some time volunteering to help those in need. Thank you very much. How has your experience been in the modelling industry? I started out wanting to be a high-fashion model. That’s the runway part of modelling, the high fashion editorials and stuff like that but unfortunately, I didn’t get a warm welcome into that par

Passion, Integrity a must for outstanding media careers- Media Experts

By Andrea Umogbai Media professionals, Fisayo Soyombo and Jumoke Alawode-James have described the need for media students to infuse passion and integrity in their prospective careers. They said this at a media symposium organised as part of activities of the Mass Communication Students Association week which held on Zoom yesterday. Addressing the students, the Head of Department, Prof. Adepoju Tejumaye reiterated the inclusive nature of his administration in order to create a department that makes the best out of her students. “It's not just your MCSA, it's our MCSA.”, He said. The MCSA President, Paul Agada in his welcome address also enunciated the need for discussions around the theme of the symposium, 'Beat the Odds'. “More than ever, the world is dealing with a pandemic that poses not only health but economic threats to the world. As such, it became pertinent for this symposium to offer expert opinions on how to beat the odds and excel in respective areas that they

Adwave: Female duo bag maiden Unilag MCSA prizes

Faith Enang and Faith Ojo Op-ed Winner, Philip Tarimoboere Advert winner, Dada Oluwatumininu  Philip Tarimoboere and Dada Oluwatumininu have emerged the winners of the Mass Communication Students Association's Adwave Awards in the Editorial and Advertising sequences respectively.   Philip, who is a 400 level student of the department, submitted an opinion editorial on the topic 'Virtual Learning Has Come to Stay' . While Dada, a 200level student, presented an advertising brief with the pitch ' A Shot at Life'.   Sharing the inspiration behind their award winning pitches, the duo affirmed their desires to always take up challenges and learn in the process.  Dada particularly indicated that the internship reward with X3M media was enough inspiration. "I've always wanted to compete for things in this niche and the internship with X3M media as well ."  She explains how playing on words brought her big idea, 'A Shot at Life'

MCSA UNILAG to host Fisayo Soyombo, Chuka Obi, Jumoke Alawode-James in Media summit

 By Faith Enang and Faith Ojo  The Mass Communication Students’ Association (MCSA), University of Lagos is set to host Fisayo Soyombo, Founder of Foundation for Investigative Journalism, Chuka Obi,  Director of Creativity and Innovations, Globacom Nigeria, and Jumoke Alawode-James, Managing Director of Oluwaloniyo Limited as guest speakers at the third Media Symposium tagged 'Beat the Odds’, the virtual event which is a part of its annual MCSA Week activities is slated to hold on Thursday, August 19, and Friday, August 20, 2021. The symposium will be held virtually on the social networking site, Zoom. Speaking on the choice of invited guest speakers, the convener of the summit and President of MCSA Unilag, Paul Agada said: "We have three topics for each of the speakers in the specialties. 'Journalism for Good and Nation Building' by Fisayo Soyombo who has worked so hard to reveal the truth. We look up to him very much more and we are very happy to have him. "The a

Understanding Financial Literacy: A Guide for Students

Image By Oluebube Nwosu Financial literacy refers to an individual's grasp of financial concepts. How financially literate you are is often a key determinant of your financial success in future.  As a university student, understanding how finance works is not a choice. Your financial skills can affect your life, so you must take the time to increase your financial literacy.  In this insightful piece, finance educator Olubebe Nwosu explores the meaning and rudiments of financial literacy and explains why everyone — students inclusive — must increase their financial knowledge.  What is Financial Literacy?  According to Investopedia, financial literacy is "the confluence of financial, credit, and debt management knowledge that is necessary to make financially responsible decisions and choices that are integral to our everyday lives." It continues by saying, "Financial literacy includes understanding how a checking account works, what using a c