PUBLISHER/EDITOR – IN – CHIEF
Bidemi Mark-Mordi is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Effectual magazine; a lifestyle magazine for women with Christian values irrespective of age or status. Through my magazine publication, she convene the annual Return of the Helper (ROTH) Conferences, which has held every July since its inception in 2008. ROTH (www.returnofthehelper.com.ng) is a conference organised for women to find a common platform to learn and network to achieve their goals. – See more at:http://www.bidemimarkmordi.com/about/
MEAT IN DUE SEASON
Mark Mordi is a graduate of the University of Benin where he studied Law, with over 20 years post call as a lawyer, his area of specialization is Intellectual Law, Litigation and Arbitration amongst others. Mark is also a Pastor, he loves to study the Bible, watch and play football. Mark lives in Lagos Nigeria and his passion is to win souls for Christ.
MADE OF HONOUR
Remi Roy is a writer, author and media content professional. She has a Master’s Degree in Emerging Media andCommunication from the University of Texas at Dallas. In the past she has worked as a Magazine Editor and written for several magazines and online platforms. She blogs at http://thelightedgirl.com/blog/. Her first book, Ms. Unlikely, is the story of a young woman’s search for meaning, fulfillment and love and is available on Amazon.
John Igbinovia wears many hats as a Husband, Father, Author, Public Speaker and Recording Artiste. He is also a Business Consultant, savvy in Business and E-payment systems and passionate about Start-ups, SMEs and Business Development. His educational background is a degree in Regional Planning and Geography from LASU, as well as an MBA from the University of Brighton. John blogs frequently at http://christmeditations.blogspot.com/ and his novella, ‘Kissing Snakes’ is available on Amazon. He enjoys tea, long walks, musical instruments and intense conversations on “The Kingdom”.
Inyang is a Business Administration graduate with an MBA in Management and has enjoyed a working life which spans over 17 years in places like IBTC now Stanbic IBTC, Intercellular Nigeria Plc and CrusaderSterling Pensions Ltd. She used to work at Assur Asset Management Ltd within the GuarantyTrust Group, where shewas the Head of Business Development.She is a member of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria(NIMN). Inyang is married with three wonderful children.
Shade is a graduate of Mass Communication and Public Relations, married with children. Motivational and Public speaker, she operates TGOG4LIFE, (The Grace of God for Life) a Christian charity for mature singles. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Femi Olojola is a graduate of political science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He manages a tours service Company; Go Trips & Tours Limited.They organize all types of trips and tours to Ghana, other parts of Africa, UK, Dubai, and the Caribbeans. Contact: +2348023525103, +2347038327432, +23418047279,+23327784650.Email: gttours@yahoo. com
MUSINGS OF A BUSY GAL!
Liz Taylor who is very passionate about excellence and leadership holds degrees in Business Administration, MSc Knowledge Management and is a Fellow of the African Leadership Institute (Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu Fellowship). She is also Certified Executive Coach and Customer Service Trainer. Liz, who confesses that mediocrity is abhorrent to her, is driven to bring a full measure of Godly excellence in everything she does no matter how small. One of her consuming passions is helping people identify and develop their latent potential, and giving back to her community. She runs a pet project called “Save Nigeria’s Voice” that collects and routes used books to orphanages and rural schools. A prolific writer, she is the author of ’45 Reasons Not to be Ordinary’ and ‘Contemplations: Echoes of the Deep Vol 1’. You can reach out to Liz via social media on: her blogwww.dropit4life.blogspot.com or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dropit4life and www.facebook.com/forevawrightor email her on email@example.com
IN THE MIX
Irene Olumese holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition Sciences from theUniversity of Ibadan. She worked with UNICEF for fifteen years in four countries. She is an inspirational speaker and a writer. She blogs at www.touchinglives4good.blogspot.com where she shares the story of God’s amazing grace sufficient to sustain all God’s children through life’s storms. Irene runs her beading business tagged Hands of Grace Creations. She is the founder of Feet of Grace Foundation, a not-for-profit organization through which she raises funds for the provision of prosthetic limbs for amputees. She is married to Peter, they live in Geneva and are blessed with two amazing sons.
Funmi Olaore is a proud homemaker and mother of two beautiful children; a Nigerian by Divine Design. Her philosophy is to build the nation one child at a time, hence her interests in social responsibility, patriotism, career development and entrepreneurship for young people which she supports through her nascent NGO, Save a Child Save a Nation Foundation. She also blogs at www.homemakerslyfe.blogspot.com where she seeks to bring the realities of the homemaker to bear as well as to extol her position in society as a nation builder.
ACCORDING TO LUKE
Dr. Abayomi Ogunwale is a Nigerian physician with a medical degree from the University of Ibadan and a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Texas, Houston. He has extensive training in women health and is passionate about channeling his abilities and experiences into projects which will improve the lives of women worldwide. His literary articles have appeared in several online and print platforms like Subjective Substance, Sentinel Quarterly Literary Magazine, and Klorofyl magazine. His political commentaries have also been published in national dailies and online platforms like Sahara Reporters and the Nigerian Village Square. Abayomi loves God, people and truth. He blogs regularly at, diaryoffaith.blogspot.
BOLA ‘SALT’ ESSIEN-NELSON
Bola Essien-Nelson is a working wife, mom and blogger turned published author living in the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Lagos, Nigeria. In 2009, her love for people and passion for writing gave birth to her blog ministry, The Salt Chronicles (formerly known as the ‘Diary of a Desperate Naija Woman) which serves as a platform from where Bola does her best to encourage people to join her in her quest for Authentic Christianity.
Bola’s draws her inspiration from all of the life going on around her. She truly believes that, if only we would pay attention, there is a lesson to be learnt from all our experiences; good, bad and even the downright ugly. For three years, she wrote as the ‘Desperate Naija Woman’ but in January 2012, God gave her a new name. He called her ‘Salt’ sending her out with a new mission: To use the ‘Voice’ he had given her to draw lives to His Light. Her first book, in this new dispensation is a collection of fables titled ‘True Confessions’.
Iboro or Iby as she is fondly called, is a poet, writer, an aspiring author, blogger and an editor. She’s published 2 stories on her blog-(www.ibysmusings.blogspot.com). She is a firm believer in the saving power of grace through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and not ashamed of it. She is a Theatre Arts graduate from the University of Uyo and lives in Lagos with her husband and children.
EFFECTUAL WORD SEARCH
WriterSpeaksPoetry is the pen name for Nneka Jethro-Iruobe, a spoken word artiste / poet who is passionate about writing rightly. She writes to educate, inspire and entertain and enjoys designing word games. She works as a HR professional and is happily married to Jethro Iruobe.