Seyi Alawode

Writer, Blogger & Student at the University of Warwick

Location icon United Kingdom

Hi!
My name is Seyi, a 20 year old creative student studying sociology at the University of Warwick. In my spare time, I blog on my female-orientated website - merakigirlhub.com, choreograph for Warwick's Hip-Hop Dance society, and write for a renowned Nigerian magazine (ThisDayNG Style) on the issues facing Nigerian millennials.

My winning trait is my third-eye for a demand for something, coupled with courage to fulfill/respond to said demand in the most authentic possible ways, hence my website, and hence why I was asked by ThisDayNG to bridge the gap between Nigerian millennials and their parents' generation! (Articles linked below)

You can contact me at [email protected] for any enquiries.

Portfolio
The Meraki Girl Hub
15/03/17
Meet the Meraki Girls

A website I own which I designed myself in 2017 (from scratch using Squarespace), as I noticed demand for representation of creative, millennial women & their work. Unlike any other, average 'blog', and explores the talents, creativity and voices of women in a unique, rather unusual way.

Youtube
03/23/2017
Carefree Black Women - #IWD 2017

A short I filmed & creatively directed, to celebrate the multifaceted nature of the black woman for International Womens Day 2017.

Meraki Girl Hub
02/17/2018
CreateHerLane: Warwick University.

A new, termly, creative project I launched @ Warwick Uni to connect aspiring female creatives at my uni with already established women in the creative industry. Click link for more.

ThisDay NG (Pressreader)
Pressure, Comparison, Power Dynamics

The toxicity of pressure placed on young Nigerians by their parents (as well as the power dynamics involved in most parent-child relationships) was another popular concept of which millennials wanted their parents to grasp and apply at home. (Info gathered via poll on my Twitter account, to which hundreds of millennials responded). Upon being asked by the EIC of ThisDay Style to bridge the gap between millennials and our parents' generation, this piece strongly counters the traditional...

ThisDay NG (PressReader)
08/27/2017
Feminism: Your Daughter is her own individual (From the Millennials)

'Basic' feminism was the second most popular concept of which millennials wanted their parents to grasp and apply at home. (Info gathered via poll on my Twitter account, to which hundreds of millennials responded). Upon being asked by the EIC of ThisDay Style to bridge the gap between millennials and our parents' generation, this piece strongly counters the traditional way-of-thinking held by the average Nigerian parent with regards to feminism.

Konbini Nigeria
09/12/2017
This 19-Year-Old Has Created A Hub For Millennial Nigerian Girls

Seyi Alawode, 19, grew tired of the generational disparity between us and our parents, and decided to take matters into her own hands for the rest of us. She writes a weekly column in This Day Style, #FromTheMillennials which aims to bridge the gap between both generations.

LAPP The Brand
14/09/17
Seyi Alawode, Author at LAPP The Brand

Seyi Alawode is a 20y/o writer, Warwick undegrad and proud owner of www.merakigirlhub.com. Winner of the LFW Competition (September 2017).

ThisDayNG (PressReader)
09/17/2017
Attitude to non-professional degrees/careers (From the Millennials)

Acceptance of non-conventional educational/career routes was the third most popular concept of which millennials wanted their parents to grasp and apply. (Info gathered via poll on my Twitter account, to which hundreds of millennials responded). Upon being asked by the EIC of ThisDay Style to bridge the gap between millennials and our parents' generation, this piece strongly counters the traditional way-of-thinking held by the average Nigerian parent with regards to this.

ThisDayNG (PressReader)
08/13/2017
Mental Health Matters (From the Millennials)

Understanding and not neglecting mental health and illnesses were the most popular concepts of which Nigerian millennials wanted their parents to grasp and apply at home. (Info gathered via poll on my Twitter account, to which hundreds of millennials responded). Upon being asked by the EIC of ThisDay Style to bridge the gap between millennials and our parents' generation, this piece strongly counters the traditional way-of-thinking held by the average Nigerian parent.

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