HOW A TELE NOVELLA CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER

by - Wednesday, April 29, 2015


If you missed out on the gist, let me fill you in. My convocation ceremony was yesterday, so I officially have a degree. Today, I'm going to be sharing with you how a tele novella  yes a tele novella influenced my career choice
I do not know if you are familiar with tele novellas but there was one that made rave at a time in Nigeria called"when you are mine"  it was aired on A.I.T Yeap!! paloma and Diego inspired my career choice but before you judge me let me finish my story.
As a child I have always been very inquisitive, I asked the most annoying questions but it was just due to my quest for knowledge.  I remember one time in junior secondary school I sat with my best friend one night and asked questions like how does nail grow, is there hair in our brain and how does it grow and lots of ridiculous questions but  he was patient enough to answer all my questions from science perspective even though I didn’t want science perspective. Looking back at that moment those questions were stupid but he was and is still the best.
So back to the Diego and Paloma story, paloma moved from the village to the city and began working in the Public relations section of a company. What I loved about that part of the telenovella  and probably the only part I remember was how she worked all night on presentations,did graphics and presented the next morning so eloquently and confidently. I was observing as a little girl and I asked my dad what course will I study to be like her and he replied saying  public relations and advertsing which is a branch  of mass communication in the University" and ever since that day there has been no looking back.
Unlike a lot of Nigerian parents who discourage their  children  from studying courses like creative arts, music, masscomm etc because they feel its not lucrative  I have to say special thanks to my parents who didn’t discourage at any point but rather kept on pushing.
I majored in Public relations and advertising at the university of Lagos and I loved every bit of it - Creating adverts, brain storming for advert ideas , working with my amazing advert colleagues and lots more was just the best. Will I work over night like paloma ? errrrr…. Well……. Maybe if its worth it

QUICK GIST:
If you follow me on instagram, you would have gotten the  gist that yesterday was my convocation ceremony..... Thank you for all the love and support, I'm super grateful.

What next? Did I mention I finished with a second class uppers   ( oya pop the bottles) , I’m currently preparing for  NYSC camp.

I'll like to know "what inspired you to choose your career/ the course you study in the university? It doesn't have to be weird like mine............

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15 comments

  1. Damie, congratulations on your achievement. Hopefully, it will herald the start of more beautiful things in life. Best wishes as you prepare for service!

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  2. Congrats :) !!!!!!!!!!! !

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  3. Congrats Dammie. Wishing you all the best

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  4. Congrats dammie, I have a lot of frnds convocating today, as you prepare for ur NYSC, you need to see this link, it would help you prepare well. http://bit.ly/1GtrqQS
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    1. Thank you Uju, I'll definitely check the link. I need all the resources I can get.

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  5. Say what!! Proud of you doll. I pray you excel in all you do. Oya greet paloma for me lol

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  6. Congrats again dear. We studied the same course Yaaaaay and same area of focus - PRAD. My inspiration (nt really an inspiration) was the fact that everyone called me a newscaster since I was little and I cud report issues as quick as possible. Even while in 100 level, I'd be the one my friends and colleagues would want to get first hand information from. Buh fortunately, broadcasting was nt my tin, I was more passionate abt public relations and advertising. So I'm tinking u got posted same state too. Hehe. I'm off to Lag camp next week. Where were u posted.

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    1. Apparently I'm in Jos ooo.but we need to meet up soon, since we have a lot in common.

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  7. Congrats hun, wishing you the best.
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  8. Congrats on graduation Damie! Even though I am a bit late to the parry :-)

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    1. It's better late than never. Thaks!!!!

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