15 May 2013

RE: Intel: Create Your Own Tomorrow

Intel, a leading Information Technology company recently hosted students of the University of Lagos to a mentoring  and entrepreneurship session to empower them in creating their future. The event was tagged 'Create Your Tomorrow' was organized with the sole purpose of advising and motivating the students and had as its guest speaker music sensation, Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W.

The event took place at the main auditorium of the institution and it was an interactive session between Banky W and his multitude of fans. Banky W spoke on his own life and how he started his career from nothing, leaving behind a lucrative job in Canada to come kick start his music career in Nigeria. He made mention of the challenges of having to compete for audience as an R and B singer in an industry saturated with hip hop and pop culture.

The 'Yes or No' crooner quoted the likes of Steve Jobs and cited the example of rave of the moment, Wizkid as an example of how people could achieve great things in life if they believe and pursue their dreams no matter the odds against them. He talked about his relationship with Wizkid and how they have come a long way together in achieving dreams they believed in. He urged the youths to believe in themselves and their talents and also make the best use of it.

After the talk, students were given the opportunity to ask him questions about both business and personal life with one of the students requesting him to perform his current hit song, 'Yes or No' much to the delight of those present.

The event was hosted by comedian, Bash, and some of the students took home mouth watering prizes such laptops, printers, IT gadgets courtesy of Intel with designer for Nack Clothing also giving out some freebies of his own from his label. A raffle draw was also held to give more students an opportunity to win more printers and laptops. The organizers have also said the first fifty students to like their Facebook page and send them an email will be hosted to a free IT training session.

An Intel personnel said the event was organized to give back to the society and it is a way of investing into the future leaders of tomorrow. Intel is the number eight most valuable brand in the world.

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