I remember when I started this blog, I had so much drive in me to talk about the things that concern single people in Nigeria and how to face society and its pressure of marriage. This was in 2014 and I was 28. People caught the bug fast, and soon enough we were all talking about it and making fun of the experiences we all faced.
By 2015, there were 2 stage plays which were hits, I got married and by 2016, I was a solo mother and separated. My whole world changed and even though I still believed in the Single in Gidi brand I struggled to keep up with it.
From the blog, we grew a community, a Facebook group, a few events and then in 2017 and 2018, two more stage productions, again stage hits because the experiences are always something to laugh about, but by 2017, I knew Single in Gidi had to change somehow because the Visioneer (being me) had changed.
I became more focused on impact, letting people know that being single was not the end of the world, especially for those over the age of 30, because our society had set toxic standards of viewing age 30 as the end of life. I cared more about the choices we made as single people and finding happiness for ourselves before finding someone to share it with.
So by Nov 2017, The Inner Nexus Community was born. TIN (as the members like to call it) is a member- only social club strictly for single professionals and entrepreneurs, over the age of 30, in Nigeria. In a little over a year, it has grown with members in Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, and Accra. Using exclusive events organized in-house and open to only members and recommended guests accompanied by a member, we strive to enhance the lives of our members through high-profile networking and experiences. We have fun !!! but most of all, TIN is changing the narrative and now we have a waiting list of people about to turn 30 looking forward to being a part of this community instead of dreading the fact that they were single. We have members who have seen their lives impacted positively because they are being encouraged to live their best lives. We have built a family.
As for me, I have started sharing my experience again, this time as a podcast and with a totally different vision from what I had with Single in Gidi. The podcast channel is called Single and a Baby, and it can be found on all major podcast apps.
To be honest, I don’t know what next for Single in Gidi, maybe a few events this year, maybe a few posts. Just know that when SIG returns, it won’t be business as usual.
Oh and Happy New Year,
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