This Friday on #TheConverse: Building ideas and finding fulfillment with Jan Winum

This Friday, June 30, 2017, we are hosting Jan Winum, Denmark-based founder of the idea accelerator Mailiac and the mastermind and community Giving Is The New Selling (GITNS), on our tweet-chat interview #TheConverse.

Jan considers himself an idea guy. He helps people develop ideas into movements and businesses, and find fulfillment.

In our 90-minute tweet-chat interview with Jan, we will be discussing ‘building ideas and finding fulfillment’, talking about a better way to make ideas go bigger and become more fulfilled.

Our founder/editor-in-chief Ahmed Hassan will moderate the discussion.

Join us at 8pm (WAT)
. Contribute to the discussion and follow the updates with the hashtag #TheConverse on Twitter.

Follow Jan Winum with the handle @winum and Ahmed Hassan with @ahMedigm_ on Twitter.



#TheConverse: Trap music and the new trap song Binu with Boystoner

On Friday, June 9, 2017, we discussed ‘trap music and the new trap song Binu’ with Boystoner (real name Moyo Falola), a young fast-rising Nigerian singer, on our tweet-chat interview #TheConverse.

Boystoner released a new trap song titled Binu on the same day. According to the singer, the inspiration behind the energetic new trap song Binu (meaning ‘anger’ in Yoruba language) is real anger towards annoying people.

The singer had released a trap song titled My Side earlier in the year.

I asked, ‘Why do you seem to love trap music so much?’

He answered, ‘Although I’m very highly interested in other genres but it’s just one of the genres I have personally come to like.’

When I asked, ‘Do you see trap music doing well in Nigeria?’

He said, ‘Why not? It’s continuously growing around the world and Nigerian are always known to appreciate the trend and good music.’

See all the tweets from our tweet-chat interview with Boystoner using the hashtag #TheConverse on Twitter.

Follow The Newsghost with the handle @TheNewsghost, Boystoner with @Boystoner_music and Ahmed Hassan with @ahMedigm_on Twitter.

We are always looking for great people to interview on #TheConverse. We want to talk to people with great stories, ideas and views. If that is you, please be our next guest. Click here to register.



This Friday on #TheConverse: Trap music and the new trap song Binu with Boystoner

This Friday, June 9, 2017, we are hosting young Nigerian singer Boystoner on our tweet-chat interview #TheConverse.

Boystoner, real name Moyo Falola, is a new and fast-growing Nigerian-based singer, who seems to have found love with trap music. Ealier in the year he dropped the trap single My Side, and now mid-year he has a new trap song releasing.

In our 90-minute tweet-chat interview with Boystoner, we will be discussing ‘trap music and the new trap song Binu’, looking at issues surrounding the trending music genre and his new single featuring Trippy-D dropping this Friday.

Our founder/editor-in-chief Ahmed Hassan will moderate the discussion.

Join us at 8pm (WAT). Contribute to the discussion and follow the updates with the hashtag #TheConverse on Twitter.

Follow Boystoner with the handle @boystoner_music and Ahmed Hassan with @ahMedigm_ on Twitter.



#TheConverse: Stories of the underrepresented with Khadija Ahmed

Last night on our tweet-chat interview #TheConverse, we discussed ‘Stories of the underrepresented’ with our guest Khadija Ahmed, UK-based founder and editor of new online magazine AnotherLenz.

Khadija said she launched her online magazine two weeks ago, a magazine that ‘covers unpopular opinion, underrepresented stories and unique experiences’.

In our discussion, when I asked, ‘Have you covered any stories in the magazine on the underrepresented in any part of the world?’

She said, ‘Yes I have indeed, Yemen, Bangladesh and Canada but we have many more to come.’

Then I requested, ‘You must have some ideas and knowledge to share on the underrepresented then, e.g. in Canada. What can you tells us?’

Khadija answered:

‘I interviewed Jon Adaskin who photographed the families of indigenous women of Canada.

‘Between 1980 and 2012, 1,017 aboriginal women and girls were murdered and missing.

‘I chose to write this for AnotherLenz as I feel it hasn’t got enough media attention and deserves to be acknowledged.’

I went further with the interview, ‘So from all the stories you know, what are the root causes and key solutions to underrepresentation in the world?’

According to Khadija, ‘The reason for underrepresentation is the political, economic, ideological or cultural hegemony of the mainstream media.’ And, ‘The solution is more platforms and media corporations that believe in equality and voicing the voiceless.’

I noticed she narrowed the root cause of underrepresentation down to the media only. So I explained that according to some other views, the reasons are generally human-made imposition, laws and behaviours. And that lesser human-made impositions, laws and behaviours are the solutions to underrepresentation. To these, she also agreed.

See all the tweets from our tweet-chat interview with Khadija Ahmed or contribute to the discussion using the hashtag #TheConverse on Twitter.

Follow The Newsghost with the handle @TheNewsghost, Khadija Ahmed with @ksahmedd and Ahmed Hassan with @ahMedigm_ on Twitter.

We are always looking for great people to interview on #TheConverse. We are looking for people with great stories, ideas and views. If that is you, please be our next guest. Click here to register.

This Friday on #TheConverse: Stories of the underrepresented with Khadija Ahmed

This Friday, February 17, 2017, we are hosting editor of new digital magazine AnotherLenz Khadija Ahmed on our tweet-chat interview #TheConverse.

Khadija Ahmed is a UK-based journalism graduate and founder of new online magazine AnotherLenz which covers unpopular opinion, underrepresented stories and unique experiences. Khadija likes to write about gender, identity, culture and religion. She lives and works in London.

In this 90-minute tweet-chat interview with Khadija, we will be discussing ‘stories of the underrepresented’ around the world, people whose voices are not heard and whose rights are poorly recognised due to certain forces and factors in society.

Our founder/editor-in-chief Ahmed Hassan will moderate the discussion.

Join us at 8pm (WAT). Contribute to the discussion and follow the updates with the hashtag #TheConverse on Twitter.

Follow Khadijah Ahmed with the handle @ksahmedd and Ahmed Hassan with @ahMedigm_ on Twitter.