I’m A Graduate Now What? Project Update #1

Morning beautiful people,

Last week we promised to share some updates with you. To those who have been asking and those wondering what we are talking about, this is for you.


On the 22nd of July 2015, Graduatepro unveiled an audacious project at Protea Hotel in Maryland Lagos. The goal was simple, get 56 influential Nigerians to narrate chapters from a book our founder, Naomi Lucas had written titled ‘I’m A Graduate Now What?’ Beyond Nigeria, we intend to replicate this project with all its expressions and spin offs, start to finish in 13 other African countries.

The next 3 months after the unveil was a whirlwind of dawn to dusk and back to back recording sessions in Lagos and Abuja with narrators who weren’t paid a dime coming from far and near to contribute their voices to the cause. It is a cause because a percentage of profit generated will go towards funding fund work-readiness bootcamps across the continent.

Interesting thing is, this was a first-of-its-kind project. Novelty is good as you get to enjoy first-mover status and set the pace for everyone coming after. The downside is that you’re also the de facto guinea pig, the one everyone else uses to learn. This singular factor may either be your driving force or be the reason why you give up.

We stuck with it.


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