5 things being a mentor teaches me everyday

  To be patient To be a good listener To be honest To never forget about me, too! That I am human, and I can make mistakes.   I’m very blessed to be able to support and help young aspiring journalists and others and continuously advise them, I’ve been supporting many of them over the…

How faith helps me to deal with bad news

Negative headlines, terrorism, death – it’s too much. Life is too much sometimes. Why? How do I have better understanding it? How do I encourage others who have also dealt with bad news? Scrolling through stories online which often provide in-depth details of horrible events can often make one feel desensitised to bad news –…

5 things I’m going to do way more of this summer 

1. Eat good! It makes you feel good. I made a food list and researched into restaurants I’m going to be eating at this summer in London. It’s great to see so many of them ticked off my list.     2. Take time out. To breathe, to concentrate on something, and to not be…

The time I did a film with my 107-year-old grandma

    I flew to my motherland, Nigeria, to speak with and interview one of the greatest role models in my life. I’ve been lucky enough to know my grandma from as little as a 7 month old, and over the years I have grown increasingly fascinated at her strength, the fact that she uses…

What you’re really not understanding about this photo

So get this: it’s 2017, and for the first time in almost 30 YEARS, two black newsreaders have appeared presenting a prime time show on Sky.  Let that sink in. Please note: this is nowhere near a dig at Sky, but rather at the whole of journalism. The face of journalism. Let’s face it, the face…

3 simple reasons why I’ll never force my friends to support my work

 Friends will naturally support you. Maybe not with EVERY blog post you write, but one in particular that they really enjoyed so decided to share. Not only does it show support, but it gives you an idea about something specific that they liked about your work. Not everything you do will appeal to your friends….

I launched my blog a year ago. Here are major key things I’ve learned:

  Happy birthday to my blog! (Thanks, WordPress for the reminder). It’s been a great year for blogging. I released thisishannahajala.com at a time where I felt quite isolated, and it’s honestly been one of the best decisions ever! Here are some things I’ve learned along the way:   Consistency is key. If you want…

My beautiful connections of 2016

It’s been a very brilliant year for networking and meeting people from several areas of life through the most interesting circumstances. Social media has funnily enough become the driving force behind this and with that being said, here are some pretty amazing people I met this year that are doing awesome things that you should definitely…

What being without internet for a few days taught me

Gasping for the chance of wifi at every chance I could get, and not being able to fully utilise at work seeing as I come to work, to actually work, then turned into the choice to no longer care that I’d be going home after a long day to no internet. At first it was…

It’s been 2 years. Here are key things I’ve learnt so far..

I hear that it’s the world’s largest broadcasting corporation, reaching worldwide audiences and producing content around the clock, 365 days a year. You can imagine how pleasantly shocked and humbled I was to be able to have been gifted this opportunity only 2 weeks after graduating in 2014. Since then, I’ve learnt super key points…