We had the good fortune of connecting with Gift Esema and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Gift, how do you think about risk?

Risk taking is the way forward. For anyone who desires to stand out and cut off from the circle of mediocrity, it is necessary for such a person to take risks.

Every notable move that brings about amazing results are taken in the pool of risk.

Risk taking is one of the things that has helped me move from where I used to be to where I am now. I have taken risks at the expense of my safety in my search and thirst for knowledge and in the long run, it paid off.

When you take the risk, you move. Every move you make gets you closer to your destination.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?

I am a content creator and speaker.

Majorly, I create contents pertaining to the growth and lifestyle of young people. One thing I was able to understand early in life is that growth is pertinent to our existence and for a man to be satisfied and joyous then he must be intentional about his growth on a daily basis.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?

If I had a friend who is based abroad for 1 week, we’d visit one of the finest malls, hotels and tour the GRA in Lagos for three days thereafter, we’d tour the rural areas we have in the state.

We’d take a visit to Makoko, a waterlogged area in Lagos and one of the villages in Ikorodu to see what life looks like over there. This would be for two days.

The last two days would be spent visiting two campuses to see how the environment is and ask the students a few questions about what they feel about education and their growth.

The following are the reasons why we would visit these places:

1. To let my friend know that great things worthy to behold still exist in the country.
2. To create an understanding in her subconscious mind that the presence of great places doesn’t guarantee the absence of underdeveloped areas.
3. We’d interview the students to know the state of their mind and where they’d probably end up with such a mindset.
4. If we get negative responses from the students, we’d know something is wrong and think of what can be done to correct/ change the mindset.
5. If it’s a positive response, we also work on promoting it.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?

I have been encouraged by several persons, books, and organizations. Some of them are:

My family for their unending support, my parents, siblings, Abadelola, Abdurazaq, Sufiyah and Mercy, my friends, Glory, Aderemi, Adeola, Adeolu, David and Mr. Gabriel, my pastors, Pst. Ejyanya, Pst. Olubiyi,Dcn. Ajibola and Pst. Showunmi. Organizations like Prentice Nig Ltd, ICEA Nigeria Chapter, FLipbook Nigeria, Life On Purpose Nigeria and Enthuse Book Club have added value to my life.

Talent is Never Enough by John C. Maxwell and Attitude is Everything by Keith Harrell are two books that never left my life the same.

Email: gift.esema@gmail.com

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