Thursday, August 20, 2015

“Mentoring Children is my Passion” Deborah Amali

Deborah Amali
To a lot of people, a passion is an activity that is done out of a strong desire or love. To others, it’s more than just that. When your passion leads you to do the extraordinary, then it’s a calling. What do you say to those who sacrifice or let go of their daily income to follow a passion that does not guarantee some sort of wage?

For Deborah Amali, that’s the path she has chosen with children. She started a children’s ministry; Children of the Most High (COTMH) about a year ago with the sole aim of mentoring and helping them grow spiritually. Deborah is also a Psalmist, writer, teacher and youth empowerment speaker. I recently caught up with her during her birthday weekend where she treated some of her mentees to a weekend of fun.

COTMH empowers children and equips them with the word of God through activities such as: Praise/Worship, dance, Drama, Poetry, Bible learning, and Singing. COTMH is pioneering the way to raise dreamers who are passionate about their God-given dreams and talents and ready to be used by God in every aspect of life.  

For more information about her work; visit; or

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Majek Fashek Responds Rapidly to Rehab in Nigeria

There is one major attribute about Nigeria which is; "Family and Friends Support". Fashek was obviously in high spirits as Charly boy and friends visited him in rehab. A statement on Charly Boy’s Facebook fan page reads; “I am glad to be a part of this noble gesture of getting Majek back and better. I want to congratulate all my friends and colleagues, who, out of sympathy and understanding of the problem, helped in one way or the other. I am encouraged by what I have seen so far about his rehab process. “I have been talking with him, and I believe  that this is going to be the final push for him  to get to that state where everyone will see  that vibrant Majek again.’’

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

My Trip With a USA President

When in 2007 I was privileged (that's what it is, considering the security sweep including background checks one has to go through and of course, one is responsible for all expenses incurred) to be accredited as a member of the media pool accompanying the then President of the United States of America; President George Bush, little did I know that I was also making history. I became the first Nigerian Journalist to be on a USA presidential trip (kindly verify and correct me if need be). The 8-day trip took us to 5 countries in Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala) amid tight security. The attention to detail that goes into planning and embarking on a trip with a USA President is unprecedented.

Andrews Airforce Base

Arrival Ceremony

Ceremonial guards

Laura Bush in Mexico

Secret Service detail in Brazil

Airforce One

Arrival formalities 
Airforce One

The Beast

Fun in Mexico

Presidential Arrival Ceremony

With Journalists 

Arrival entertainment for Laura Bush 

Side capture

The Land of the VW Beetle

With colleagues 

With colleagues 

Prime Time

Mine is bigger than yours

Slums in Brazil

Press conference

Grubs on your pay

Grubs on your pay

I ferry the presidents rides
Chilling  after a long day

Thanks for Viewing. Bon Voyage

All photos and caption by Tosan Aduayi +1 903 309 1172. The trip was embarked on while with Ovation International Magazine.

50 is the new 30

I've heard the phrase countless of times. Some say 70 is the new 60, others will claim 60 is the new 50 but from what I captured recently, 50 is definitely the new 30. You be the judge.