The just concluded weekend was an outstanding one for us, as our founder, Temmy Balogun’s story took over the women of rubies’ column on Guardian newspaper.
The vibrant media entrepreneur, writer and publisher popular as Temmy Balogun spoke to Esther Ijewere; the founder of women of rubies on what kept her going in her entrepreneurship journey. She attributes her drive to the inspiration she gets from people who make real impact in their chosen fields.
Temitope is the CEO of Temmy Balogun, an online media firm that renders content development, public relations and digital marketing services to individuals and businesses. She grew up with the zeal to touch, enrich and motivate people in the very best way she can, this led to establishment of her motivational platform, Temmy Balogun Motivates where insights on entrepreneurship journey and motivational contents are shared daily. The platform had since touch lives of many youths and entrepreneurs across known social media platforms.
In an interview with the Women of Rubies, she spoke about her childhood, entrepreneurial journey and challenges and her aspirations moving forward.
Below is an extract from the interview:
Temitope Balogun is the founder of Temmy Balogun, an online media firm that renders content development, public relations and digital marketing services to individuals and businesses. The 24 years old graduate of mass communication from the Lagos State University was the youngest graduate in my set, currently a postgraduate student of the Herriot Watt University, UK where she is studying a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree
A native of Epe, Lagos state, She enjoys surfing the internet in search of Africans who are doing well in their chosen fields and also impacting the continent positively with their ideas, through her motivating Temmy Balogun Motivates 45 minutes interview, where insights, career tips and practical entrepreneurship knowledge are given by men and women of African descent who are leading lights in their fields. The initiative has in no little way helped a lot of young entrepreneurs online , especially LinkedIn users. Temmy has not only carved her niche for herself but she is gradually becoming an household name in the entrepreneurial world. In her words : “Believe, work hard, read, learn, and do not let the world or anyone define what you can and cannot do. Here is my inspiring interview with the young woman who is so confident that she will interview Oprah Winfrey one day.
My childhood didn’t prepare me for the media.
Yes, it partly did. My childhood played a role in the creation of my motivational platform. I grew up listening to inspirational songs, which I still do and I find that they always seem to lift me up when I need that extra boost. Growing up, I felt I should, in my own way, help lift people, motivate them in the same manner that music and my family did and still do. I, at a point, wanted to do this through music too. I was very passionate about building my music career and started writing my own songs and got a studio in Bariga through a Facebook friend where I went to learn about songmaking after lectures. I was 17 years old at the time, I auditioned for MTN Project Fame but was scared off by Uncle Ben….
To read the full interview, visit Guardian Online or Women of Rubies‘ website.