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A Dreamer's Profile
January 25, 2017

Interview with Celmira Amade, founder of TSAKA Beauty

Celmira Amade is a Cambridge graduate and the founder of TSAKA, a beauty brand that uses an ancient Mozambican recipe she learned from her grandmother and that is revolutionising skincare for dark skin. In this interview, Dream Nation finds out more about the heart behind TSAKA, Celmira’s thoughts on social…
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Mr & Miss Nigeria UK
A Dreamer's Profile
January 17, 2017

Interview with Ganiyat Alli, founder of Mr & Miss Nigeria UK

Ganiyat Alli is an events manager and decorator, as well as the founder of Mr & Miss Nigeria UK (MMNUK). In this interview, Dream Nation speaks with Ganiyat about her accidental stumble into the events industry, depression and the lessons she’s learnt along the way.What attracted you to the events…
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Women Who Dream
November 25, 2016

We must not ignore violence against women.

This article is a part of the Women Who Dream series in honour of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, “If you have unshakable faith in yourself, in your sisters and in the possibility of change, you can do almost anything.” Violence against women can be defined as…
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FeaturesGuest Post
November 25, 2016

Overcoming discrimination in the workplace

Renay Taylor, who was part of the panel at Dream Nation's international conference I Have A Dream, is a woman with true international scope. She has travelled across 38 different countries, has lived and worked in the UK, South Africa, China and Singapore and delivered transnational collaborations between British, American,…
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A Dreamer's Profile
October 6, 2016

A Conversation with Andre Anderson, the brains behind ‘Creative Studying’

Andre Anderson is not only a man who shares revolutionary ideas on how we should view creativity but one that provokes thought in those who encounter him and his work; either through his talks, workshops, articles, books, visuals or in person. Anderson, 24, who has published six books since the age…
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Life After The Dream
September 18, 2016

How Practical Dreamers can challenge perfectionism

You have the dream, but now what? On Wednesday 24 August 2016, Dream Nation hosted the fourth annual I Have A Dream conference. People with audacious goals looking for ways to turn them into reality filled The Clapham Grand and sat under the advice of four amazing speakers, an inspirational leadership panel…
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AdviceLife After The Dream
September 11, 2016

5 Things You Can Learn From Pip Jamieson, Founder of The Dots

With the aid of her authentic humour, Pip Jamieson; founder of The Dots  shares on her journey towards authenticity and more during her talk at I Have A Dream 2016. As easy as it is to be inspired, it is just as easy to remain there. Inspiration is often diluted…
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Life After The Dream
September 4, 2016

Practical Dreaming is a choice and a process

You have the dream, but now what? On Wednesday 24 August 2016, Dream Nation hosted the fourth annual I Have A Dream conference. People with audacious goals looking for ways to turn them into reality filled The Clapham Grand and sat under the advice of four amazing speakers, an inspirational…
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A Dreamer's Profile
August 30, 2016

An Interview with Ade Sanusi

Fusing the world of art and music together, Art Meets Music founder Ade Sanusi is changing the landscape of modern art exhibitions by showcasing it to a whole new demographic. Introducing the streets to mainstream art, Art Meets Music organise art exhibitions where emerging artists and musicians can showcase their talent. Ade speaks…
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A Dreamer's Profile
July 17, 2016

An Interview with Kane Chattey

Kane Chattey is not only a man with a strong and influential social media presence but a pioneer. Chattey describes himself as a human being first, then an artist, creative director, podcaster and film-maker. His current twitter bio concludes that he is a “scumbag”, which I can only assume is…
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A Dreamer's Profile
July 4, 2016

Beyoncé’s lead backing dancer talks about her sacrifices and dreams

Meet Ashley Everett, she is the lead backup dancer for Beyoncé and is currently touring the UK on the ‘Formation Tour’. She danced on the iconic music video for Beyoncé's ‘Single Ladies’ and was a dancer for the likes of Usher, Ciara and Ne-Yo. Dream Nation spoke to Ashley about…
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A Dreamer's Profile
June 25, 2016

Meet the man behind A4 Africa- Africa’s first global stationery brand

Christopher Osei-Frimpong is a British born Ghanaian who is founder and CEO of A4 Africa , the worlds first Global African owned stationery company. Dream Nation spoke to Chris about his journey so far.When did you start A4 Africa and what was your goal?I’ve always said to myself that I…
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A Dreamer's Profile
June 21, 2016

This pharmacist couldn’t find a card she liked so she launched a greeting card company

Georgina Fihosy is a pharmacist, blogger, mother, wife and the founder of Special Touch Designs, an African inspired greeting card company. In this interview, Dream Nation spoke to Georgina about how she balances her various roles, her experiences as a Black woman in her chosen fields, and what a typical…
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Features
June 20, 2016

Top 14 motivational lyrics for Practical Dreamers

Music can be personified, it can get us through the best and worst of times. It can even provide us with explanations and meanings when we can’t even comprehend it ourselves. Practical Dreamers exists in every walk of life, some may be teachers, some may be lawyers and others can…
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Features
June 10, 2016

Why I continue to serve others despite being hurt so often

Has servant-hood outlived it's usefulness?  The realities of serving have yet to be understood by the majority. Even when I frantically increased the rate I served, it never equated to what I got back. I eventually submitted my will to serve to warm hale and hearty scepticism, unable to fathom…
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Features
June 9, 2016

The struggles I have being self-employed

"In my first 3 months of being self-employed, I earned a glorious £180" I like to think that I have known what I wanted to do with my life for quite a while. It can be a bit of a hit and miss career but I’ve always wanted to write.…
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Features
May 31, 2016

What If I Did Not Pursue The Right Dream?

Over the past month I've been kept awake by my dreams, goals and desire to be a successful writer. In a prevalent social media world, where I discover incredibly talented storytellers on a daily basis, I've been frustrated with my pace, procrastination and the fact that I was experiencing writer’s…
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A Dreamer's Profile
May 16, 2016

Siana Bangura: I decided to address the elephant in the room

Siana Bangura is a talented writer, poet and performer who is set to publish her debut collection of poetry titled ‘Elephant’ worldwide on 21st May 2016. The collection tackles issues ranging from love, loss and migration to notions of identity, family and domestic abuse. Siana opens up her soul in a raw yet…
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A Dreamer's Profile
May 12, 2016

Meet the entrepreneur behind London’s latest lifestyle app

Meet Nelson Sivalingam, a born-and-bred East Londoner, who is the founder and CEO of a company called Wonderush.  He was voted by Virgin Media Business as one of the top 30 young innovative founders and already has a string of startups to his name, including one backed by tennis player…
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A Dreamer's Profile
May 9, 2016

Franklyn Addo: Things I Can’t Unsee

Franklyn Addo is a rapper, writer and activist from Hackney, East London, an origin he feels informs his life’s work and perspective. In this interview, Dream Nation speaks to the thisis2020 founder about his motivation, feature in the BBC3 short ‘Things I Can’t Unsee: Violence in the City’ and the…
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Women Who Dream
March 29, 2016

A Letter to Future Women Practical Dreamers

Dear Women Practical Dreamers who will pave the way, As a woman, I am aware of the struggles that we still face in the modern day. I am also aware that you might not even realise how strong you have to be. So while being Practical Dreamers, please remember what…
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Women Who Dream
March 21, 2016

To Women Practical Dreamers Paving the Way

This month, we are celebrating the success and achievements of the women around the world. Since the dawn of time, women have been relegated to domestic lifestyles, subservient roles and told they could not handle the heavy world of career aspirations and world changing accomplishments. Fortunately, since the dawn of…
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A Dreamer's ProfileFeatures
March 16, 2016

Meet the man who sells luxury watches to clothe orphans

Meet William Adoasi, founder of Vitae Group (Vitae London and Vitae Photography), who started up his first business at 19. The 25 year old Londoner has had four businesses to his name and now has dreams to build Vitae into an empire similar to that of Richard Branson’s. The entrepreneur quit…
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Women Who Dream
March 14, 2016

The Practical Dreams of Women in History

Each generation of women who have come before us have (un)intentionally given us a gift that has made our lives easier.  Everything we have and do now has been influenced in some way or another by a Practical Dreamer that fought very hard in the past. Practical dreams sometimes take years…
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Features
March 14, 2016

Taking a gap year was my first big decision

For as long as I remember I’ve always wanted to be an accountant. The entire situation is ironic as I am the least figure oriented person you may ever meet and I wanted to help people with their finances.  You have to laugh at that. Despite my family’s constant protest…
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Features
March 14, 2016

Diversity, Networking and The Corporate World

Warwick graduate Dara Kirton is a Management Consultant in the Procurement Operations Practice at PwC. Dream Nation's Editor-in-Chief, Tobi Rachel Akingbade, interviewed Dara to find out more about how she got into the company, her work on diversity within the company, as well as the importance of networking.Tell us a bit…
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Women Who Dream
March 8, 2016

16 Memorable Quotes From Women Who Dream Big

#DNWomenWhoDream Throughout the day, we at Dream Nation have been using social media, mainly our Twitter account to not only celebrate Women's History Month but International Women's Day, which happens to be today. Under the umbrella of the hashtag #DNWomenWhoDream we have been celebrating women either through Michelle Pamisa's article…
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Women Who Dream
March 8, 2016

This Woman’s Work: Womanhood As Magic

#DNWomenWhoDreamWhilst driving yesterday afternoon, Maxwell’s rendition of “This Woman’s Work’ by Kate Bush came on the radio. His glorious vocals were the gentle reminder I needed to write this article due for today, International Women’s Day, but as I pondered on what I could possibly write about, I found that…
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A Dreamer's Profile
March 7, 2016

A Dreamer’s Profile: Michael Bird

Michael Bird is a Kent-raised, Leeds based singer-songwriter who has recently graduated from the Leeds College of Music. Dream Nation caught up with Michael to find out about his experience releasing a debut EP during his final year at university, the responsibility he feels artists have and why he would like…
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Guest PostWomen Who Dream
March 3, 2016

Motherhood and the Changing Nature of Dreams

“Yep, you’re pregnant! Is this good news?” The answer caught in my throat as I stared back at my doctor. I nodded numbly and felt tears prick the back of my eyeballs. Was it good news? Yes. Was it good timing? No. And the timing only got worse as my…
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Features
February 29, 2016

20 Films I Think All Practical Dreamers Should Watch

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” – Ingmar Bergman It is impossible to deny the role of cinema in society, today the internet is celebrating…
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Features
February 24, 2016

Let’s carve out our own paths without excuses

“Stop acting so small, you are the universe in ecstatic motion” —Rumi. I’ve been out of ‘employment’ as we know it for almost two years. The last job I had (where I was a SEN Teaching Assistant) had been as fulfilling as anyone trying to make ends meet would find…
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Features
February 9, 2016

Why getting fired was the best thing to happen to me

"I didn’t enjoy the work I was doing and felt unbelievably out of place" This time last year I was clueless as to how my dreams would become a reality, I wrestled with insecurity and doubted my ability in being able to achieve anything worthwhile. I had been unemployed for…
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FeaturesGuest Post
January 26, 2016

Why Practical Dreamers will change the world

Without a dream, vision or goal insight, we lose perspective and passion. It is imperative that we keep ourselves focused and guide our actions along the path to ‘making things happen.’ Too often, we can get side-tracked by our present circumstances, forgetting the dreams we once held close to our…
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Features
January 11, 2016

What my time at Dream Nation has taught me

Dream Nation Gala 2015 finally happened, and I’m still waking up pinching myself that this is the life I get to live. This time last year, I was a final year university student, trying to work out how to balance getting an excellent degree classification whilst also excelling in the…
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AdviceFeatures
November 12, 2015

Why It’s Important To Get A Mentor

What is a mentor?A mentor is defined in the dictionary as an 'experienced and trusted adviser'. Someone who knows what they're doing and can tell you what you need to do. Many of the great and successful people we look up to have mentors and are mentor.But why is it…
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Features
October 31, 2015

What Moving To Africa Taught Me About Practical Dreaming

I arrived at Kotoka International Airport in 2013 with $20, and a dream that in hindsight, wasn’t very practical. About two months before my arrival I had packed up my entire teenage to mid-twenties life into four suitcases. I had been living in England for 11 years and thought I’d…
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A Dreamer's Profile
October 29, 2015

“Don’t ever tell me that my purpose isn’t worth pursuing”

A Dreamer's Profile: Alysia Harris Alysia Harris is an American poet, Yale graduate and one of the original members of The Strivers Row, a spoken word collective. Dream Nation caught up with Alysia to find out her inspirations, how life has changed since leaving The Strivers Row, what she does…
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Features
October 26, 2015

8 Ways Social Media May Not Be A Waste Of Your Time

Everyone has their go-to morning routine. For some it's tea or coffee, for me it's checking my Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter then Tumblr accounts before I can be fully awake and ready to start the day. Some professionals may call this an obsession, I call it a necessary fix. You see,…
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A Dreamer's Profile
August 20, 2015

“Fear of failure; it haunts you, even in your happy moments”

A Dreamer's Profile: Florence Adepoju. Florence  Adepoju, who was also panelist at I Have A Dream 2013, is the founder of  cosmetic brand MDMflow. Florence, who graduated from the London College of Fashion in BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science, spent undergraduate life studying and working in luxury retail and later launched MDMflow in…
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