Wednesday, October 4, 2017

IBOR5 - The Un-fading Beauty

Hello BlogVillefam,

I pray your day has been good?

I would like to invite all women to the 5th Anniversary of this awesome event - Inner Beauty Outward Radiance on October 14, 2017 in Ikeja, Lagos. Its a Free event, but strictly By Invitation, so you will need to register at IBOR Woman to be a part of it.

Its a programme for the discerning girl / lady / woman who desires more  and who needs guidance to becoming who she was designed to be; its for the lady who is confused about her purpose ; its for the girl who is allowing what the world thinks and says to be her reality. At IBOR you are mentored about your inner beauty which comes from a deep conviction and relationship with God and this is then translated to your outward appearance. The beauty which radiates from the Godly witness on the inside is what IBOR stands for. This year is a celebration, there will be awesome speakers, Q & A, Runway, Networking opportunities, Vendor stands, Freebies and lots more. You dont want to miss out on this.

Remember to click on the link above for inquiries. You can check out the social media pages on Instagram @iborwoman , and on Facebook IborWoman .

Remzo Creations will be there, and there will loads of Remzo Creations Soaps as freebies.... You want to know how to get one?........ stay tuned.

Please find below the details -



See you there......

i remain, Remzo,.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Nigeria at 57 , Celebrating the Giant of Africa

Hello BlogvilleFam,
Welcome to the Month of October, the 10th Month and lat quarter of 2017.

In Nigeria, today has been declared a public holiday to celebrate our 57th year Independence since 01.10.1960.

Nigeria is a country of great people, doing great things here and also all over the world.
I am proud to be a Nigerian, green passport and all.

Be proud of your roots, no matter what bad names you are referred to as.

Enjoy our Independence pictures. and may we discover we have freedom to prosper and may our dreams be actualized this month.






Please follow us on Instagram @remzocreations and on Facebook at Remzo Creations .

i remain Remzo.

Monday, September 25, 2017

My August in Pictures, Part 2

Hello BlogVille,

I am sure great things have happened with you since i was last here..... i would definitely love to hear all the juicy and amazing details.



More pictures from this #foodie to you. Stay Motivated.



Enjoy... as your taste buds think about food, let your skin also feel the deliciousness of our soaps.



They are real soaps, and they smell amazing too....... not convinced, check out our details and place an order.......!!!!



We pray this new week, will be Fruitful, Prosperous and sweeter than all you imagine or think of as you view these Delightful soapy creations; Its all been handcrafted in small batches for the Beautiful YOU.



Stay on Top !!! 


Please follow us on Instagram @remzocreations and on Facebook Remzo Creations

Thank you and God Bless.

It's still me....... Remzo


Friday, September 22, 2017

My August in Pictures Part 1

Hello BlogVille,

A new dawn filled with endless possibilities is here, what are your plans for this new day?



Ensure you start the day right, meditate and pray, make a to-do- list, be intentional and ensure you get at least 3 things done .... if not all.



Our Soaps are inspired from food and all things sweet, we hope they make you want for more.





Real Soaps.... Meant to be used to give you a deliciously yummy skin you will always love. Our soaps are handmade in small batches for the beautiful you.

Please follow us on Instagram  @remzocreations and on Facbook Remzo Creations

Thank you and God Bless.

I'm still... Remzo.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Yayyy!!!!!! i got featured

Hello Blogville,

How are you?

I'm pretty much excited for being featured on this awesome site. ( to some of you, its no big deal, but it is for me ... the #startuplife is a journey filled with testimonies and stories.

Kindly check NAIJASSADOR for the interview and you also get to know more about me from the questions asked.

Just in case
( http://naijassador.com/renowned-entrepreneur-and-ex-banker-funmilola-adeboye-speaks-to-naijassador-about-herself-business-and-entrepreneurship/ )





Your comments would be appreciated .

Dont forget to please follow on Instagram @remzocreations and on Facebook at Remzo Creations.

Thank you and God Bless.

still me, Remzo.





Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Why Handmade Soaps?.........

Who are we and what do we do you may ask?

We produce handmade  bathing soaps and body treats like foaming & emulsified body scrubs (made from sugar or sea salt), and body butters (made from butters, herbal infused carrier oils & essential oils) , all customised for each person or skin need.

What are handmade soaps you might ask, and how is it beneficial to you, if at all?

Handmade soaps are real soaps, they do not contain foaming agents, SLS or chemical  additives which tend to dry out the skin. Our handmade soaps are made with a lot of careful thought of what components and ingredients will be  needed to nourish the skin; its made with love as we care about every batch of soap, body butter,body scrubs we create, but especially the user.

Our ingredients include a blend of gentle, skin nourishing oils and butters including olive oil,shea butter, castor oil, coconut oil , palm kernel oil, palm oil , cocoa butter, soyabean oil, sunflower oil etc to create a luxurious and creamy soap with a lovely lather. Glycerine is a natural bi-product of creating soap. It is a humectant and attracts moisture to the skin which makes the skin soft & supple. The glycerine is usually removed by commercial soap producers and sold to the cosmetics industry. However, with our (Remzo Creations) handmade soap, the glycerine is retained.

Your skin will benefit from using soap that is created with natural oils and butters instead of one made with a concoction of synthetic chemicals and detergents. After using our handmade soaps your skin should feel soft & supple, not dry & tight as it happens with using commercial soaps.

You also have the option of a customised soap whereby you request for specific additives with known benefits to the skin.  Examples include coconut milk, goats milk, (soy milk, oatmilk, tigernut milk etc), aloe vera, yoghurt, clays, activated charcoal, camwood etc.... the list also includes herbal extracts, fruit juice / puree and a lot more.

We hope we have been able to convince you to make the switch. Our skin is the largest organ and we need to ensure we give it the best natural care.

Your comments would be appreciated.

Please follow us on Instagram  Instagram- @remzocreations and on Facebook- Remzo Creations














Friday, March 3, 2017

Under Cover Boss- Lost lessons in Leadership

Hello March,
Hello Blog friends

Welcome to this new Month of marching on to greater things in this awesome year. Today i have a guest post from Ayo Oyedokun (also my Big Brother) chronicling his first journey by road from Abuja to the State of Osun and then to Lagos State. When he got to my house he looked like a sight for sore eyes; First, he had a refreshing bath with Remzo Creations PKO specialty soap, the smokiness and earthy smell revived his weary state.


Remzo PKO Soap

Once he was settled in and relaxed , i urged him to write out his experience as this might be helpful for others with a phobia for road travel.


As an Entrepreneur, i tend to look for a learning point for others to gleen from. My Journey from the Banking Hall to a Serial Entrepreneur involved in sales of goods from Abroad, to handmade beaded Jewelry and Luxuriously prepared handmade body soaps and liquid washing soaps has taught me that there are opportunities everywhere. This story can guide someone else.

Read, Enjoy, Comment and Share.

Shalom !



Undercover Boss: Lost Lessons of Leadership

I chose the title not because I have a business chain I need to monitor or a need to understand the workforce; but to let those in the position of leadership understand leading from the bottom .

I decided to take a road trip from Abuja to Iragbiji (State of Osun) and then to Lagos by public transport.

I travel within the country mostly by air eg to the East, Lagos, Ibadan etc ; Infact roughly 95 percent of my trips are by air. A trip to Iragbiji usually goes thus, - I fly to Ibadan and take an airport cab to Iragbiji or fly direct to Lagos and hire a car to Iragbiji, on rare occasions I put my car on the road and get a private driver for the trip.

My journey of Tuesday November 15, 2016 and Thursday November 17, 2016 is the experience  - My Experience is what I am about to share and my journey via  public transport (PT) is what I term undercover.

My darling wife dropped me of at Jabi Motor Park in Abuja at 7 am prompt from where I took a bus,  I was the 7th and last passenger to be seated. I had to seat at the back and parted with a paltry sum of N4,600 to Osogbo, State of Osun a journey of about 6 hours.

 
Jabi Motor Park



My outfit was a simple pair of jeans, a T shirt with palm sandals; this was to remove the aura of being an executive and become like one of the other passengers.  A good decision, because there was no AC in the bus as I was accustomed to. I was literally sandwiched at the back, where I humbly sat sweating it out profusely.

One thing I discovered was all the  occupants were very friendly; we had students, civil servants and a young man searching for employment all being transported by a fairly old driver. I bought kuli kuli on the way, a childhood snack i had not indulged in for awhile for obvious reasons. Of course, the dryness of the snack sent me on a coughing spasm I wasn't prepared for, the woman beside me readily offered her water from which I hurriedly gulped; The only bottle of water she had. We rarely experience such genuine gestures as an Executive; at this point i remembered a quote i had seen about random acts of kindness, and i decided to make this a part of my daily life.


culled from Pinterest

The Discussion in the bus ranged from Politics, to the bad roads, to bad Governance, its subsequent failure and leadership angst. We had a stop over in Kabba for food, drinks and toilet break; I was not perturbed at the environment, but ate the food willingly at a paltry sum of N 300. It was equally another opportunity for the unfinished discussions to reach an argument.

Our journey resumed, but We were delayed by Policemen and other road enforcement officers severally and heard the word 'Drop Sacrifice' not bribe oh!, a new vocabulary in my Road-wise Dictionary.


Not Policemen, they use metal barriers if you refuse to stop.


Not long after we set out from Kabba, our Bus entered a ditch, due to the extremely bad road conditions and the bus's rear tyre burst. We had to all come down from the bus to have it changed.

That's where I discovered that all occupants (excluding me) were on MMM- the popular Ponzo scheme that had taken over the minds of Nigerians , including helping hands and some others i cant remember off heart . I have often heard about MMM, but I was definitely not a part of it. They are Not in it because of poverty, but for the un-justifiable high benefits, even though the risk is high and there is a huge possibility of losing their money. As a financial Consultant, I could not convince them otherwise, they were not ready to pull out. MMM is not for the lazy as well, you need to be actively monitoring your funds, with available data and good network. How I wish our banks can be creative in Product development and deployment. I was still not convinced to join the MMM band wagon.

We got to the entrance of Osogbo and there was an urgent nature call for a female passenger, the driver stopped at a house, and willingly she was allowed to use their washroom. Such good citizens still exist? Amazing, Another random act of kindness by a citizen!.











I was exhausted as we got to Osogbo,  I had to take a cab to my final destination, it was equally a learning hour. i was grateful to God to reach my destination in Iragbiji in one peice.

There was a journey I had to take on a motorbike from Iragbiji to Osogbo for a bank transaction and condolence visit to an old school mate. I have never been as afraid as I was, the journey was over 30 km on bike.

I now have a new respect for bike riders on the expressway especially when they perceive you are bullying them unjustly, I understand better what they are experiencing. I was torn with cost and time and the bike option was the best at that point. Would I do it again if such constraints presented  itself? NO!!!

The journey to Lagos was another experience.


The bus ride was something else; In the bus we had passengers with a child on their laps, the heavily endowed ones that occupy more space, the ones that must travel with their noisy chicken (and even goats). I had the best of listening, complaining and bad roads. The information you would not read in newspapers or on social media, I heard on this commute.

On getting to Lagos, I was on my own, I had said, no cabs,  no Uber to call, it was to be strictly PT -public transport, so I could have a feel of what Nigerians are really going though in this period of recession.









Berger Busstop


Touts milled around me, those that were thinking of how to snatch what wasn't theirs, or to run away with bags etc.i was daunted but, I quickly looked around for a way out of Berger Bus-stop. i didnt understand how i was to get a PT to Ikeja , so i looked around for a Keke marwa, but none were ready to go towards Ikeja, they were only going to nearby Grammar School and Ogba which was off my route. I decided to take a bike once again; on getting to Alausa- the Central area of the State Government  housing its Secretariat and Offices, I saw signage's with "No entry to Motorcycles''. I immediately asked the guy to stop and allow me drop off, he told me not to worry,but I simply felt safer dropping off. I decided to take a cab to Allen avenue from that point. I was exhausted, tired and totally drained.

Image result for street signs around alausa  

Our leaders, need to have a feel of what the populace are going through. You need to take a tour of the state or country for a period  before contesting, this will enable you to provide the services that are actually needed.

I bought an air ticket for my return trip  to Abuja and as usual, everybody is a 'big man' and not bothered with what is going on with the next person, no sharing, no discussions, no interactions, & no random acts of kindness, We were all straight faced. I said to myself, up the ladder, we have pretenders, lonely and bigoted people but we have realist and a whole bunch of happy people down the ladder and what they need is just a little recognition.


My phobia for roads have been removed, the need for grass-root interactions to learn has improved, leading others have exposed newer things and a fresh perspective as to how the low class are reasoning. This piece was written on November 15, 2016. This was even before MMM was suspended and subsequently crashed in January 2017.

Ayoola Oyedokun

Website - www.ayooyedokun.com
Facebook Page - Ayo Oyedokun facebook







Friday, February 24, 2017

Truly Grateful

Hello Blog Friends,

Remzo is

Being thankful for the little things,
Being thankful for the big things,
Being thankful for each day I hear my alarm,
Ushering me into a new day.

New dawn, new opportunities, new heights.
New friends, new joys, new insight;
All to the Glory of God Almighty, the one who is always the same.
To the Unchangeable God.

Shalom !!!

  
Beads By Remzo Creations

  
  


Remzo Creations luxurious body products and liquid household soaps
   

    

  

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

IBOR4 (Inner Beauty Outward Radiance Season 4)

Today, i will be talking about an Event that is dear to my heart, The Annual 'Inner Beauty, Outward Radiance' (IBOR4) Event and Fashion Show.

This is the 4th Edition and each year keeps getting better and bigger and more inspiring. This years Edition promises to be Inspiring, Motivational and Informational; You cant afford to miss it.!!



IBOR is an initiative of Niqqi Styles; with a vision to groom the balanced woman - who is physically, spiritually, financially, morally, emotionally and professionally beautiful.

This year is somewhat different, There will be 5 (five) Speakers, all successful Entrepreneurs in their specialised fields - Arese Ugwu of Smart Money Africa,  Funke Bucknor Obruthe of Zapphaire Events,  Ronke Aderinoye of Agrihub, Bimpe Onakoya The Artistic director of Maybelline New York- Nigeria, Owolabi Awosan of Greater Washington Nigeria Ltd.

The Unveiling of the 4th edition of  RADIANCE magazine will also happen on that day.

Past cover pages are shown below

 RADIANCE 1    


RADIANCE 2     

RADIANCE 3     


The Event will kick off with The Red Carpet & Cocktails, Music, Runway Show of The 2016 collection of Ejiro Amos Tafiri , light food & drinks, vendor stands, performances by Spirit Of David (SOD), comedy and lots more; all anchored by the wonderful MC / Comedienne Chigul.

Date: 5th of Nov 2016
Time: 12:30pm
Venue: Nelos Place, 2 Tom Oshikoya Street, off Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja.

Come have an experience you won't forget in a hurry, did i mention its free entry? and lots of vendor stands offering un-beatable prices? You can register at EventBrite or register at the Venue on the day. For more information, you can visit the following social media pages



See you there !!

Some snapshots from past events are copied below.


 




Thanks for stopping by....

Remzo




Friday, July 1, 2016

Different shades of Snowflakes

Remzo Creations Soap mix gift pack.


I absolutely adore the snowflake soap mold, i think i went overboard using it. From the front, coconut milk salt soap ( creamy and lovely on the skin, made from 100 % coconut oil, 100% coconut milk, sea salt and fragrance ); milk and honey soap (soap for a luxurious bath); cocoa soap ( cocoa makes your skin shine) and the last is a carrot and papaya soap ( refreshes , exfoliates & restores your skin tone).

All for a wonderful bath experience and your skin will be happier too.... trust me, your skin will say thank you... ;)

The above was for a gift pack.

xoxo