About Me25/11/2019 2020-03-14 12:34
..changing the African Narrative.
Oluwafisayo Olayinka-Bello AKA TheFisayo is an award winning travel writer, tourism development advocate, podcast host, producer, big dreamer and innovator who thrives at the intersection of tourism, technology and advocacy.
Her vision is to change “The African Narrative”, this passion was birthed when she got tired of the pictures painted of Africa by the main stream international media, “Africa is not a country” she said, “Africa is rich in a lot of resources, culture, and beautiful destinations that the world do not know half of”, “Africa is a safe place to visit and not a jungle”. This led her to start writing articles on her site featuring beautiful destinations to visit in Africa while including development plans for the improvement of eco tourism and other forms of tourism that would lead to a positive impact on the Country’s GDP.
Her write-ups on thefisayo.com and YouTube videos have brought her much acclaim, she got featured on: PUNCH, THENET, TVC, STV, PLUSE, and more. Within 3 years of writing, she has been nominated for two awards, being the Tourism Blog of the year & Choice Blogger Award.
Fisayo sees herself as a big dreamer and believes everyone should also dream big while confronting limitations, this has led her to launch a podcast named THE BIG DREAMER.
The Covenant University Alum and former campus ambassador for Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an innovator, and problem solver who leverage her background in marketing, human resource management, entrepreneurship and leadership. She has worked on several tourism projects with the Akwa-Ibom Tourism Board, Lagos State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and many more to strategize the promotion of tourism in the state. She is a starter and she is a doer.
One of my goals for 2020 is to add value to other people's lives based on the knowledge I have gathered as a travel blogger over three years. One of which is how I land sponsored travels - among others. For more information on this see the masterclasses I am offering.
- Pop Central Television ( Channel 189 DSTV)
- PUNCH Newspaper (2019): Look for problems to solve
- Television Continental (2019)-Business Nigeria: Effects of Social Media on Tourism
- Silverbird Television (2018): Breakfast Show
- Television Continental (2018): Business Tonight
- TheNet.ng (2018): YouTubers in Nigeria
- Nigeria Tourism Awards: BEST TRAVEL BLOG 2019
- Top 100 Tourism 100 Tourism personalities in Nigeria: ATQ News
- Facilitator - Tourism Technology Bootcamp (2020)
- Speaker - Travel Meetup: The Secrets of Exploring the world.
- Speaker- Creatives Tribe Submit (Kano 2019)
- Panelist - TIDA: Tourism Innovation & Development Advantage (2019)
- Speaker - Podcasting 101 Masterclass (2019)
- Speaker - Trends in Hospitality by The WestWood Hotel
- Panelist - Nigeria Travel Round-table (NTW) 2019
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