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If you haven’t heard of The Delphinator, where have you been? She is possibly one of the hottest personalities on Youtube right now, with a growing vlog following that spans in the hundreds of thousands. Fans tune in weekly to watch Delphine’s funny commentaries on the latest in movies and entertainment, with interviews with hot individuals here and there. You might have caught her chat with popular Big Brother Naija personalities already.
We recently got the opportunity to interview Delphine and learn more about her rise to success. Keep reading for some nuggets on how to build your brand especially if you are in the media space.
Hi Delphine! Please introduce yourself with a little background info. We’d love to know how the “Delphinator” nickname came about too.
You know those sort of people who are interested in many things and not sure exactly what to focus on? Yea, I was one of those people for the longest time but now I have some of it figured out. I’m a multilayered media mogul: content creator, YouTuber and red carpet host among other things. Before all of this, I trained as an architect, practised for 3years before I left architecture for media full time.
Everyone thinks TheDelphinator moniker comes from “The Terminator” in reference to my love for movies. Hehe. Although it helps the narrative, it has nothing to do with that. However, I was good at Physics in Secondary School and the “Motors and Generators” topic came pretty easily to me. So the nickname came from a mashup of my first name “Delphine” and “generator”.
Powered by Sterling Bank, the 3rd edition of Runway Jazz 2018 Fashion Masterclass will take place at the Eko Hotel and Suites, 12 p.m. prompt. Facilitators include:
Her Excellency Dolapo Osinbajo: Born on July 15, 1967, she is a trained lawyer and an advocate for several charities, including The Women’s Helping Hands Initiative (TWHHI), and The Orderly Society Trust (OST), which she co-founded with her husband in 2007. Her book ‘They Call Me Mama, From the Under Bridge Diaries’ in Lagos (2014) gains inspiration from her time as a mentor to street kids.
Cervical cancer is a condition that starts in the uterine cervix, and can be fatal. In fact, according to Medicine.net, it remains a common cause of cancer death in developing countries without access to screening (pap testing) for cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is usually caused by a longstanding sexually transmitted HPV infection. While most HPV infections do not cancer, the specific kinds that do have been identified as the causes of mouth, lung, throat, penis and cervix cancers.
One fateful evening, I set out to cook pepper soup. Not the regular dish, but Omoyo as it is called in Yoruba language. It is usually made with blended fresh pepper and many spices. I was meant to have it with eko aka agidi, but was too lazy to get out of the comfort of my house to purchase it. So I settled for rice, which is equally nice.
While the rice was cooking, I got carried away with an Instagram post I was trying to upload. And sadly, the rice got burnt.
Now, at that point, I had two options:
1. Get disappointed and angry, pour the rice away and start all over.
2. Still be angry but manage to eat it with dissatisfaction.
In April, we are happy to showcase the life and work of a phenomenal woman named Toyin. She is the Creative Director and Founder of Augustsecrets Nigeria, a company established out of the pure passion to make creative and healthy meals suitable for the Nigerian child.
Her work has received rave reviews from a growing community of customers. Accolades have been knocking too, with a recent nomination from The Future Awards and Her Network’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
It was a pleasure interviewing this rising star. Read on for the interview:
What inspired you to start August Secrets? And what’s the story behind the unique name?
I had my son abroad and bought all sorts of meals for him to eat at weaning stage. Unfortunately, he refused to take any of the meals, and I had to resort to finding healthier local alternatives. I started documenting my recipes and my cooking tips and later went ahead to study on Infant and Young Child Nutrition, while I fed my son with my unique recipes. Sharing this gift with other mothers as they demanded for it was the beginning of the company; Augustsecrets.
One in 10 women. That’s the percentage of women worldwide – including Nigeria – affected by the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, according to scientific health research.
Mayo Clinic describes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome as “a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.” The cause of the condition still remains unknown but excessive insulin and androgen are factors that may play a role in its symptoms. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is also hereditary.
Congratulations are in order for Nigerian track athlete, Blessing Okagbare, and one of a kind Lady Boss. According to Punch News, the trailblazer broke a 22-year-old record, with an impressive 22.04secs in her 200m race at the Wes Kittley Invitational Track and Field Meet, Abilene Christian University. Mary Onyali set the previous record of 22.07 seconds at a Meet in Switzerland in 1996.
Born in 1988, the young athlete started participating in sports after her teachers noticed her impressive physique. She would go on to win several awards at international track-and-field competitions including the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (100m race) and the 2015 All-African Games in Brazzaville (4x100m relay).
She is set to compete at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. We’ll be watching!
This year, in line with International Women’s Day, we at One Woman shared ‘The Pledge’ a docu-drama featuring scenarios that have led to women leaving the workplace, further contributing to fewer women at senior positions.
A big thank you to the 287 Nigerians who signed our#PressforProgressNGpledge on#IWD2018. But this is just the first step. Inspire others in your workplaces and community with your actions. Identify women in your circle in need of empowerment and take daily steps to help her rise to the top. We can do this. We can create the change we want.