In an exclusive interview with Chika Ike Ojukwu, granted Bayo Speaks as a face of the week. She revealed her background, spirituality, lifestyle, career and achievements.
Chika Ike Ojukwu popularly known as Chiglobe is a passionate Writer, Author, a content Creator, Public Speaker, Editor, Proofreader, LinkedIn optimization and Content marketing coach and a host of others.
May we get to meet you; who really is Chika Ike Ojukwu?
Chika Ike Ojukwu popularly known as Chiglobe or as Star Girl is a lover of God, a Passionate Writer, Author, a content Creator, Public Speaker, Editor, Proofreader, LinkedIn optimization and Content marketing coach and a host of others. She is also multi-talented.
Can you please tell us about your background?
I hail from Anambra state and was born in Warri delta state. I am the first and only girl of my parent and I was overwhelmed with so much love.
Briefly tell us about your educational background?
I am a Pathfinder from landmark University Omu-Aran Kwara State, where I studied Chemical Engineering.
What do you do for a living?
I am the founder of Everything Chiglobe, a writing speaking and Coaching brand. As a talented lady, I wear different hats (content creator, LinkedIn optimization and content marketing coach, LinkedIn influencer, public speaker and so on).
When did you know you wanted this job?
This is not a job for me, because God has endowed me with so many talents and I use them to impact, influence and for my financial purpose.
What career mistake has given you the biggest lesson?
Not being prepared for an opportunity and an opportunity waits for no one. So, I understood that when opportunities come it should meet you prepared.
What dream did you have while growing up?
I had a dream of impacting my world but I didn’t know how specific it was, until I became a passionate writer. At that particular time, my only dream was to impact my world with words.
How do you get to prepare a content before publication?
Preparing a content before publication takes a lot time and energy. I have to think about what to write, Will it be educational, informational or inspirational? After reminiscing, I will write it on my phone’s notepad and edit it over and over again before publication.
What was your first win that made you confident that you were doing the right thing?
My first win was when I published and launched my book the Winning Success at 15 during my secondary school graduation. I literally saw lives become transformed that alone made me confident that I was in the right direction.
Who is your mentor and why?
My mum is my first ever mentor. Her lifestyle suite my standard. And also, TV series can teach me more than what I have learnt from her by observation and motherly teachings.
What do you like doing in your spare time?
I like writing and watching movies.
If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?
Can people stop suffering? (Good people).
Can you please tell us about the people you admire?
I admire a lot of people especially women who are breaking the glass ceiling daily in their little ways online and offline.
Are you ever depressed and why?
I am not depressed because I am too busy for that now. Anyways, I was depressed years ago for reasons I would love to keep private.
Do you think Authors are struggling to sell their books; if yes, what can be done?
Yes, authors struggle to sell their books after publishing. And I believe a well thought off marketing strategy to promote and sell the book before the launch could help.
What are some of your achievements?
My greatest achievement is impacting lives at any given opportunity. I am the founder of a writing speaking and Coaching brand, I have written and published four books. I’m grateful for the life I inspire daily with my words online during speaking engagements and interview sessions.
Also, I have been able to train 500+ students on LinkedIn optimization and 200+ on content writing. It is also with great delight that I have been able to influence for brands.
Where do you hope to be in the next four years?
In the next four years, my desire is to pray and work hard towards impacting more lives with my talent, skills and expertise.