By Joy Ehonwa
When Thursday comes around, I find myself looking forward to a brand new episode of #NascoMoments by 7 p.m. on City 105.1 FM. Over the past weeks since the show started, I have learnt a whole lot: why some music artistes make it big and other equally talented ones don’t, and what it takes to succeed in the Nigerian music industry; how to use social media to create the life I want and make impact; the secrets to growing a small business in the economic climate we have in Nigeria; the plight of the Nigerian graduate and the solutions available; the exciting world of local tourism we have in Nigeria that I did not realise existed; how to be fashionable regardless of your budget (one of my favourites!), I could go on and on.
The show host, Joy Isi Bewaji, has a knack for inviting guests who really understand the topic, but no guest has been as intimately acquainted with her topic as Prisca Egbuche. A domestic violence survivor, Prisca was on #NascoMoments to share her experience with this “silent killer” at the hands of a man she loved, shared her youth with, and looked forward to building a future with. To say I learnt a lot about this delicate and scary topic – which has more female victims than male – is an understatement. Here are just 5 of the lessons I learnt from this episode:
What a touching yet enlightening episode! If you missed it you can listen to it (and past episodes) online here. I hope every woman out there learns from this; if not for her own self then at least to encourage, educate and enlighten others who may be facing similar challenges.
Of course there was Nasco trivia! What’s your favourite Nasco product and why, in just one sentence? Send your answer to 08033286604 or tweet it using the hashtag #NascoMoments and you could be the lucky winner of a goodie bag!