No Regrets, Only Lessons As An Entrepreneur: CEO of Maestro Group, Seidu Ali, Shares In An Exclusive Interview!!

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On your journey to success, this is what you find, Challenges and Setbacks but with God, Hardwork and Determination, you are sure to conquer/break your way through and achieve your Dreams/Objectives. Today on Exclusives with SammytheAuthor, an Inspiring Ghanaian Entrepreneur shares with us, his life story and career as an Entrepreneur and CEO of Maestro Group. Checkout the Interview Below!
1: Who’s Mr. Ali Seidu?
Seidu Ali, I would say is an Entrepreneur, a Business Consultant, a Mentor, a Journalist and a lot of other things he can’t even keep track of. That’s to say that, he’s a simple guy who believes in the values of individuals other than the titles ascribed to people who possess not, the ability to deliver or add value not just to themselves but to the people around them at large.
I would also say he’s an individual who believes and supports achievable dreams regardless, and also one who strongly believes in the law of reciprocity.
To the fun bit of him, I’d say he is a simple guy and a very easy to relate with individual.


2: What’s the Story Behind this great Personality?
The story behind this personality I would say is one that’s been full of practical lessons and that’s what has molded him into what you are seeing now, and it is a lengthy one.
Now, before one can have a personality or before a personality can be identified, there should be three identifiable phases in your life answering three simple yet, complicated questions.
i. What are you as an individual capable of achieving?;
ii. How do you prove your capability?; and finally,
iii. How can you help others prove their level of capability?
Now, the above phases to the questions listed are an unbreakable cycle. One that a person has to go through before having a great personality.
So firstly, Seidu Ali has gone through a lot of turndowns, a lot of sacrifices and sleepless nights which helped him efficiently define what he’s capable of doing.
Secondly, Seidu Ali has served a lot of people, just for the experiences and that also helped him to clearly define how to prove his capability.
Thirdly is the fact that he helps others prove their capabilities even though he’s still in the process of helping others do that.
So with the above framework set, I would say I’m still not a great personality yet, for the sky is not the limit, beyond the sky is!

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3: I understand you are the CEO/Founder for Maestro Group..what Inspired such an awesome Idea?
What inspired me is very simple, ‘Fear of the Unknown’ and the desire to reap whatever I’ve planted.
Now, I’ll leave you with two simple questions for you to digest.
i. How would you feel if you wake up one beautiful morning, and your mum, dad, son or daughter, wife or a sister falls ill severely and in a case either of them has nothing to support the illness, a call comes in informing you about it.
What will you do if you are financially down and you have not even a contact number on your phone to dial requesting a loan??
ii. What’s the essence of schooling or learning a skill you cannot use to help or serve others?


4: What are some of the Challenges you faced as Entrepreneur?
Challenges are bound to be faced by every entrepreneur. Others solvable whilst others fade of as time passes by. Amongst the challenges I have faced and is still facing, often times include the fact that some clients makes it difficult for you to sometimes identify which client is yours and which isn’t.
Another challenge faced back then has been the fact that some clients, both within and outside Ghana, regard you as too “youthful” for the job until you deliver.
Another challenge has been the fact that, you would have to turn a blind eye to some clients who think they’re friends so they need free services..
5: How’s the Entrepreneurship Environment like?
There’s no specific environment or ecosystem for entrepreneurs yet. Probably I’m yet to come across it. In the sense that, to be an entrepreneur, you would need to have the quality of adaptability. Your expectations could easily be swerved where as what you least expected could come to pass. The weather is always different in the world of entrepreneurship.
6: If You had the Opportunity to turn back the Hands of Time, what would You have changed in your Business Life?
First of, there’s nothing like regrets in entrepreneurship, only mistakes and lessons learnt. There’s nothing I’ll dare touch to change because, all make me stronger each day. I say this because, a simple mistake made will result to the next stage of making a bigger mistake. The bigger mistake then results to a greater lesson learnt.
7: Give Us the Overview of what Maestro Group is All About.
Maestro Group is made up of three sub Limited Liability Companies.
– MP Writings Consult Ltd: MP Writings Consult Ltd. handles all corporate and academic writing solutions such as the writing of Business Plans, Business Proposals, Sponsorship Proposals, Academic Project Work, Thesis, e.t.c.
– Maestro Online Shop: This serves as an online trading platform where quality and affordability are our hallmark. Amongst the goods it trades includes laptops, watches, Headsets, e.t.c.
– MP Marketing Solutions: This serves as a hub for selling and promoting the brand of businesses whilst providing marketing consultation services to them. It also handles the creation of Websites, Graphic Designs, Developing Mobile Applications, e.t.c
8: Any Piece of Advice for the Young ones Aspiring to be an Entrepreneur?Anything Sharable?
My advice would be; always keep in your pocket, PHD and patience, where PHD means,
– P: Prayerful; be prayerful.
– H: Hardworking; be hardworking.
– D: Dedication; be dedicated.

Below are His Social Media Handles:

Facebook: @Ali Seidu
Instagram: @Seiduali_gh

Business Pages:

— MP Marketing Solutions
Facebook: @Mpmarketingsolutions
Instagram: @Mpmarketingsolutions
Maestro Online Shop
Facebook: @Maestro Online Shop
Instagram: @Maestro Online Shop
— Mp Writing Consult
Facebook: @Mp Writing Consult

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A Day In The Life Of Nessa Official, The Vocalist. – Be Inspired!

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Behind every Great Personality, lies a story and behind every Smile, lies a bit of sadness. Regardless of the setbacks or challenges faced in our quest to pursue the dreams and ambitions stacked within, We Discover our true Self. Today on Exclusives with SammytheAuthor, we take on Ghanaian Awesome Talent and a Vocalist, Vanessa Abossey who goes by the brand name, Nessa_Official as she shares with us a bit of her life story and career as a Singer and Brand Influencer. Checkout the Interview Below!

1: So tell Me, Who Is Nessa?

Nessa is a lady who has lots of stories untold behind her smile. And who wishes to use that to impact and influence the world.

2: What’s the Story(background) behind this Awesome Talent?

I guess I was born with it.

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3:When did you discover you could sing?

When I was in class 4.

4: Where there Any Challenges growing up? If Yes, is it shareable?

Yes there were lots of challenges.
It is shareable but if I decide to talk about it will take days. But basically I’m just on a quest in finding my biological mother since my name was changed when brought to Ghana.

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5: If You had a chance to turn back the hands of Time, what would you have changed in your life?

Honestly nothing. I loved everything I went through. Both ups and downs. I always saw my life as an adventure. It’s helping me become the woman I dreamed of becoming.

6: Is there any hidden talent the world doesn’t know of yet?

😂😂😂 Cooking and Drawing.

7: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now in the music Industry?

I see myself grow. Music making impacts around the world.

8: How did You meet Kyeimoneyy?

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 I met him on Instagram.

9: What Advice would you give to the Young ones starting out or looking up to You? Anything Shareable?

They should first of all be humble, be patient and not rush in life. Step by step they should grow and learn and not feel they are in competition with anyone.
Lastly they should treat everyone equally with respect and I mean equally.

 

So there you have it. I hope Her Story inspires you to keep moving; which ever way. You have more inside of You than you could ever imagine. Forget not who you really are. Fret not.  You are Strong and Powerful. You are Who you say You Are. Always know that, A Hero Lies In You.

Below are Her Social Media Handles. Follow Her for More.

Instagram: @_Nessa_Official

Facebook: Vanessa Abossey

Twitter: @_Nessa_Official

 

EXCLUSIVE!!! The Gifted Blogger (SammytheAuthor) Interviews The Executive Director Of SpreadAid International. Be Inspired!!!

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How do you view yourself now? What about in the next 5years? What do you want to do in future? Some people tend to under-estimate themselves because they failed to visualize who they want to become in life. You need to understand that, whatever work you set your eyes on, to be in life, requires hard work and determination. Be encouraged, see yourself doing it. You need to form a clear mental image of the person you want to become.
Today on Exclusives with SammytheAuthor, an Inspiring Ghanaian Entrepreneur shares with us, his life story and career as an Entrepreneur. Check the Interview below.
So tell us. Who is Dzagbletey Nenebie Faith Adabah Julius.?
Ans: Faith Julius is a 26-year-old young man who graduated from the university of Ghana-Legon with a first degree in Economics and Information Studies. He also has a background in Human Resource Management from the same university. Julius sees himself as a catalyst for individual and organizational growth and development. He finds his fulfillment in helping others, especially the youth, to identify their purposes in life and to go all out for them (their purposes).
Wow.. That’s nice.. I understand you are the founder/CEO of Spread Aid International which is an NGO. Ermm.. Tell us more about it and How did you come up with the idea or concept?
Ans: Thank you very much Sammy for the opportunity. I see it as a great privilege to lead the entire membership of SpreadAid International as the Executive Director.
The journey of SpreadAid International started way back during my first year, second term of SHS level of education.
It actually started with the name “GreenAid“. It was a study group that involved students from about 5 schools. SpreadAid International, today, is a legalized- youth-based NGO, with her main focus on the provision of quality education, youth empowerment and aiding to eradicate poverty through the provision of basic necessities to deprived communities with the vision of “Putting Back Smiles on Faces”.

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Yea..I have noticed some of your great works and even the impacts your making through the events your organization puts up..So let me ask..What was your mission at the outset?
Ans: Our burning desire was and is to help people, especially those in rural communities. Our focus is mainly directed towards the youth because we have the strong belief that if we want this generation and the unborn generation to be better, then there is the need to invest in the youth. These are our mission statements.
1) Promote excellence in education.
2) Advocate for and support the less privileged in society.
3) Unearth and build talents in the youth.
4) Undertake volunteer programs.

Thats nice. So what are some of the Impacts made ever since your initiative came into the scene?
Ans: In general, SpreadAid International has positively impacted the lives of over 6000 people in her operation for 2 years (officially). This has been done through our annual projects listed below.
Project 5000: Through this project over 2500 lives have been impacted in about 12 schools in 6 out of “previously” 10 regions in Ghana.
The aim of this project is in the direction of the 4th Goal of the global vision (SDGs) which is the provision of Quality education, which is first on our mission statement. SpreadAid International believes that in order to live a permanent impact on individuals, then the first thing to look out for is education (training their minds).
Through this project we distribute stationery to students and also address some basic needs of the schools which are within our reach. The main aim of Project 5000 is to encourage the young ones out there that they can actually become whoever they want to become if they don’t give up on themselves and aren’t tired of pushing themselves forward ( giving the essence of why they should be educated and not only schooled).

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Build the Child Today, Save Tomorrow” Upon a research conducted by some members of the organization, the findings revealed that for most students, before they sit to start writing their final exams (BECE, in this case), they fail before the actual exams begin. Most of these students fail not because they aren’t prepared academically but because they aren’t often prepared psychologically- the fear of failure actually fails them.
This project which stated in 2016 with the aim of preparing BECE candidates for their exams have impacted over 500 students in two communities- Ashaiman and Mallam.

SpreadTalk: This is an annual conference held for young entrepreneurs and potential young entrepreneurs to share ideas on how to either start their journey or how to overcome some challenges they face along the way. Speakers are mostly young entrepreneurs who are doing well in their various fields. Last year, which was the third edition ( sitting over 100 young ones), had among others, Kafui Danku ( film-maker, author and Goodwill Ambassador) as one of the speakers. The feedbacks we get from attendees have always being positive with great testimonies of the aftermath every edition of SpreadTalk.

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We have been to these orphanages more than twice; Hope Children’s Home ( Haatso), Village of Hope ( Cape Coast) and Rising Star ( Dodowa) totally over 700 young ones we shared love with. We have also been to Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital to provide some of their needs and to share some time with them.

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Finally, we have collaborations with other organizations and associations to embark on Projects, the recent one is with the Keta Naspa on their Project dubbed “Stay in School” where we provided stationery to about 200 students.
Awesome. I applaud this initiative for that. So tell me, any challenges so far..? Anything you wanna share?
Ans: It is an opened-secret that one of the major challenges facing youth set-ups like SpreadAid International, who are striving to do good in our country and beyond is limited resources (mainly funding) to undertake projects.
Amazingly, SpreadAid International is made up of about 90% of University students and fresh graduates but alot has been done through the little they have. Just as it is said in our local dialect, ” it’s the Child who starts claiming a tree that deserves a push”, we call on all to come on board to support the good work that is being done through Spread Aid International. Individually, we can’t do much but together we can achieve so much.

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We call on all media partners who would want to join this good work being done to come on board to project to the world what we can all do to make the world a better place. There are evidences of our works on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with the name Spread Aid International.
What do you look for in an employee/member in your organization?
This work is really a sacrificial work. If you don’t find fulfillment in it, my advise is that you don’t do it. Most times the only fuel that keeps you going is when you remember the smile you have been able to put on someone’s face. My members should be selfless and very persistent ( the result wouldn’t come in a day- the need to keep on keeping on). Above all an undying believe in the promises of God ( the compass for our operation).
If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Why do you want to do what you are doing or about doing? This question is extremely imperative because there are many youth out there who are just doing what they are doing because someone is doing same and either succeeding or otherwise. It always gets to that point where the only motivation to continue is to ask yourself that question. If you don’t have an answer to it, trust me, you would give up.
And also let me take this opportunity to thank all Spreaders who believed in this vision and went all out to see it’s manifestation. Thanks to all individuals who have and continue to support this organization in divers ways to see her (SpreadAid) where she is now. Many thanks to you SammytheAuthor for this opportunity of letting the world know that an amount of good is done in SpreadAid International which they need to hear about. Special thanks to these two individuals who have been with me in the thin and thicks- Raymond Okyere-Forson and Mawuenam Priscialla Aheto. I greatly appreciate you all.
And also your readers can follow us via our Social Media Pages:
Instagram: @Spreadaid_international
Twitter: @Spread_aid
You are humbly welcome. And I wish you well in all your endeavors. Keep shining and reaching out…Stay Blessed.

Beyond New Media: Digichild 1.0 Set To Take Centerstage In Ibadan

Digichild is an initiative of 247Media Nigeria, a social experiment to explore and enlighten the new school generation about the wide range opportunities in the tech world and digital space at large.

With little or no doubt, it would be difficult to conclude that 5 out of 10 senior secondary school students do not have access to the internet/ phone in this century.

The future of digital media is bright in Africa and the globe entirely. It is imperative that we must equip the rising generation on the influence of this space, the opportunities available beyond browsing and chatting in the space of this media.

DigiChild is a summit that brings together young potentials from secondary schools, to discuss and debate the influence of social media, career and more for their personal growth and contribution to the glory of this nation.

For partnership/Enquiries:

Mail: Digichild@hotmail.com

Twitter: digichild_ng

Instagram: digichild

Facebook: digichild

Phone: Adams- 08147091733, Mide- 09027765560, Kolapo- 08108000965.