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Welcome the PROdygies! An Online Community of Creative PROs by @abinibi

Are you a gfx/web/UI designer, make-up artist, photographer, costume/interior designer, (copy)writer based in Nigeria? Then PROdygies wants  to know you.

If you work in any of these fields: Make Up, Photography, Graphics Design, Digital Art, Web Design & Development, Interior Design, Architecture, 3d, Cinematography, Motion Graphics/Visual Effects, Crafts, Copy Writing, Fashion Design, illustration, Print Production, or related fields, then this is for you.

Would you like to showcase your work/portfolio daily on a platform that features top creative professionals in Nigeria? A platform that allows you to interact and collaborate with other PROs all over the country, where you can easily get professional feedback and appreciation. A platform that allows thousands of potential clients connect with you for paid services. Better still, search for job listings and freelance work related to what you do. Imagine being able to have your profile, experience and showcase of all your creative work/ portfolio on your personalized page URL (www.prodygies.com/yourname) and be able to connect all your social accounts to the page for easy sharing to popular social websites. Here’s the solution, – the movement starts now… www.prodygies.com is now live!

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Sometimes, all your dream needs is a few people who believe in it, that is where Prodygies comes in, as an online social community for creative PROfessionals in Nigeria. Prodygies also gives PROtips for the creative business professionals.

James Abinibi is the Founder of Prodygies 

James ‘abinibi’ Alabi developed himself in Graphics and Web Design during his early University days while studying fine and applied arts. He started professional Graphics in 2001 and has since been transforming lives with his talents. With over 10 years experience in the advertising world, abinibi, as he prefers to be called, has become a major force to reckon with in the Design/Creative field across Africa as the CEO of abinibi multimedia. His passion to put Nigeria on the global design map is unending. The numerous design he makes are very inspiring and they make Nigerians all over the world proud. His passion has always been to inspire and encourage upcoming designers. When he’s not working, you can catch him lecturing at his abinibi creative academy where young individuals come to learn and enhance their skills creatively. This he believes will help empower and encourage a much more creative generation in Nigeria. He started abinibi Multimedia in late 2008 and has since received over 6 international awards and still counting. Some of them include America Design Awards, newwebpick top designers of the world, adobe kit web design awards, etc . abinibi is also a regular feature in publications across the globe. More on abinibi at http://abinibi.net/


 

James Abinibi talks about the idea behind Prodygies –

March last year I had an idea for a portfolio showcase platform for Nigerians creative professionals on a daily basis… the idea came after #theNetworkNigeria conference – a platform for creative pros to network with other industry colleagues.Part of the itinerary for #theNetworkNigeria was a portfolio showcase segment which couldn’t happen due to logistics issues. Then it occurred to me we didn’t have a major platform like behance, deviantart, freelancers, etc in Nigeria… yet. So the Prodygies idea was birthed March last year: a social platform for Nigerian creative pros to showcase works, connect, get hired, etc Bringing the idea to life was quite a challenge and not enough words to describe them here (except a few of my close friends who witnessed some), but in summary it took 15 MONTHS! 15 Months after and not as best as I planned, but life has taught me NEVER to wait for a perfect condition before starting out. So last month, I put in some major efforts which would enable Prodygies go live this month and here we are today… At the moment, new features are being added and in the coming weeks we would have upgraded all the features as expected. After which the mobile app for ios and Andriod would be out. Our official launch event is happening on July 11, 2014. http://www.Prodygies.com/ is live. A social community for Creative Professionals In Nigeria!

 

 

Stay connected with Prodygies on http://www.facebook.com/prodygies
and follow at http://www.twitter.com/prodygies.
Beautifully Dreaming… Positively Doing

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Presenting Africa’s 1st Private Online University

Expanding the benefits of e-learning & hybrid learning to the continent, here’s proudly presenting Africa’s Premium Private Online University founded by Gossy Ukanwoke of  Beni American University

Beni American University is an institution of higher learning that strongly believes that access to a global high quality education should not be limited by resources, finances, location or infrastructure. They believe that every African student should be well educated. The history of the institution stems from the core belief that education and the access to higher education is the human right of every youth and most especially in a growing economy that needs to tap into the very stronghold of its human capital capacity – the educated youths.

Motto : ”Access to Global Learning”

Beni American University is Africa’s first low cost international academic institution dedicated to the advancement and access of higher education to everyone. The high-quality, low-cost global educational model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring university-level studies within reach of millions of Nigerians. With the support of respected academics, humanitarians and other visionaries, Beni American University student body represents a new wave in global education. –  Facebook Page

A little bit about Gossy Ukanwoke

Gossy is a 26 year old  forward thinker and a bright entrepreneur. He has been referred to as  “Africa’s Top Technology Entrepreneur”.  His background is in Business and Technology. He had a Bachelors in Management Information Systems at Girne American University, North Cyprus. He grew up and had his early education in Nigeria. He is the  founder of Students Circle Network and he stepped down from the active management and operation of the network to focus on the creation of this new online university. He was also a  finalist at the Future Africa Awards 2012 in the Innovation in Education Category. He says in an Atlanta BlackStar Interview “Knowing the importance of education and seeing the need in West Africa was the main inspiration. There were other drops of serendipities which all summed up that education will be it for me” .

BAU Research & Development is reinventing learning in Sub-Saharan Africa through its leading projects – Proposed Beni American University, BAU Online and Students Circle Network by introducing new learning models geared towards entrepreneurial development and employability – See more at: http://beniamerican.org/#sthash.i8VzdlSK.dpuf
Gossy Ukanwoke – President  & Founder of Beni University

Here is his interview on NdaniTV

and another –> CNN African Start-Up interview captioned  Nigeria’s Mark Zuckerburg’ builds own school.

Beni American is Africa’s premium Distance Learning Institution. Transforming students, pushing the bounds of knowledge, and providing world class education – More info at  http://beniamerican.org/ . Feel free to share this post to all you know will benefit from this.

Beautifully Dreaming… Positively Doing..

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