When you meet someone, whether you’ve known them a while or you’re just meeting them for the first time, there’s one thing you unconsciously want to feel when you leave them- Good. It may be more than that for some people, depending on specifics, but the sum total of every thought you may have about that person is that you want to feel something positive about meeting them.
You will also agree that the chances of meeting such people seem to grow less and less these days!
When you meet Naomi, however,you’ll definitely be pleased. She always has a story to share of how blessed she is and how passionate she is about what she does. Amazing thing is, you don’t leave feeling left behind or battered by her sparky and spirited presence, you’re encouraged and happy for her accomplishments cos she does have a lot of them!
Naomi is a Multi passionate & Social Change Entrepreneur, and the Author of the Amazon Best Seller, ‘SOCIALLY SPEAKING –MyPeriscope Miracles’. A TEDx Speaker and Positive Change Coach, She’s totally obsessed with the power of ‘Live Streaming’- currently reigning as ‘The African Queen of Live Streaming’, she is the first African woman to trend on Periscope.tv with over 20 million users. She’s built a global brand from scratch while nursing her baby at home with no tech background in less than 12 months!
Today, she uses her knowledge and expertise to coach individuals and brands on how they can leverage Live Streaming platforms to boost visibility to a global audience, increase their sphere of influence and profit financially:
”I love to speak with passion and humour bringing real life stories to keep my audience captivated. I am an Alumni of the Dale Carnegie Institute and the Myles Munroe Leadership Mentoring Program.”
10 Questions With Naomi:
1. How did you get to become the ‘African Queen of Live Streaming’?
I started live streaming on October 12th,2015 and when I started,a lot of people were not yet leveraging live streaming platforms in Africa.
Periscope.tv has a World map that always indicates where people are streaming from and I had so many people come into my broadcasts and tell me as at the time of that specific stream that no one else was Live in Africa. This happened on more than 5 different broadcasts.
That was scary but I knew I loved the platform and all the possibilities so I stayed on and started growing my audience. Within a few months, people started referring to me as the Queen and that was such a sweet feeling. However, in April 2016, I got a message from a friend in the U.S that my channel on Periscope.tv was trending and I became the first African woman to trend on Periscope.tv with over 20Million users… that just put the seal on and I officially became the African Queen of Live Streaming.
2. What’s the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is working from the comfort of my home and connecting with people from all around the World… It’s priceless.
3. What’s your go-to look when you have speaking engagements?
I believe that people address you the way you are dressed so when I have a speaking engagement…It’s a serious affair. I usually will have a Glam team depending on the nature of event but no doubt…I love to look fabulous and on point!
4. What’s the one beauty item you always need to have when you go live?
Due to the fact that I go live often, I am not one to constantly have professional make up on, so usually a lip gloss and some face powder always comes in handy.
5. How can someone become more confident in themselves?
Know who you are. As a believer, I understand who I am in Christ Jesus and that makes all the difference. I understand that I am unique and as a wonder unto many. I understand that I am the Light of the World and when you know the truth about what your Creator says about you…nothing beats the confidence that comes from that place. It’s life changing!
6. My ‘pinch me’ moment was….
My Pinch me moment was when I got a mail from the Social Media Week Lagos 2017 team that I was approved as one of the Speakers.
For someone who started live streaming about 16months ago with no tech background whatsoever while nursing my baby at home and building a Global Brand from Scratch…that was indeed a ‘pinch me’ moment. I mean this is Africa’s biggest Digital and Tech media event and it happens in different cities across the World. I got to share my story and my session topic was ‘Find Your Sparkle’. An experience beyond words.
7. The item of clothing I’m currently wearing the most is….
I love Dresses… always will.
8. Where’s your favorite place in the world to relax?
I love anywhere in the World with beautiful beaches. As a little girl I grew up in a beautiful island in South East Asia- Brunei Darussalam. Spending time in the beach and swimming with friends was almost a daily affair and for me that experience has made me fall in love with beaches. I think just being around the Beach is soothing and relaxing.
9. What are you most excited about at the moment?
I am most excited about the many platforms and opportunities that I get to share my story Globally. It’s amazing how just one decision did not just change my life but also has greatly impacted all those who get to hear about my journey.
10. What’s next for Naomi Osemedua ?
You will have to follow me closely to know what next… I love the Suspense
but rest assured phenomenal days filled with greater achievements are ahead.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my story on your platform. I am so proud of you and your team!
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