Adaora Mbelu was born in Colorado, Sri Lanka, and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She is an industrialist, entrepreneur, and blogger at Ahdora.com. Being a young creator, she has invested plenty of resources to help people who lack the funds to produce their creativity. One can say it has been her trait since time immemorial. Adaora Mbelu is the founder of Lamination Global Network, an organization whose sole motive is to empower individuals and organizations to live a life of purpose. That’s a pretty noble purpose.
The making of Adaora’s legacy
Her legacy began as early as she was a child. Her root for talent was already anchored at a young age. Why is that so? At a young age Adaora Mbelu represented her primary school in the Lagos State Debate competition, in addition, she would frequently appear in the then-popular “Speak Out” and “Children’s Variety” shows. Adaora Mbelu was also a constant representative of her primary school at various music competitions.
Adaora’s academic excellence was clearly defined in Queens College Secondary School which she joined in 1997. She later studied Economics and entrepreneurship at Northern Kentucky University, USA.
Adaora has had various professional achievements. She has been a credit risk analyst at Citigroup, USA. Moreover, Adaora Mbelu was the Corporate Communications Manager for OSMI and managed its marketing communications for the 2010 World Cup. In addition, she was the Project Manager for the television show, Nigeria’s Got Talent.
Adaora’s achievements are limitless. Not to forget, she is also the author of a book called “This Thing Called Purpose.” Putting her academic and professional accomplishments aside, Adaora has a knack for learning and teaching, as well as nurturing and building dreams.
Adaora’s rough roads
Excelling in a male-dominated environment, which classifies women as people of low class, was no easy hurdle for Adaora to face.
Adaora Mbelu says:
“I’m continuously having to first make people aware of this bias, educate them on the problems associated with this bias, and then provide them with ways in which they can become part of a solution to this problem.”
Adaora puts energy into educating others to put an end to gender inequality and the overall disregard for women. Persistent gender inequality is the limiting factor to a lot of women’s potentials.
Adaora also faced a divorce process not so long ago. It may be surprising for others to realize this. Yet, the divorce process was just another stepping stone for Adaora to learn multiple life lessons.
Adaora’s impact on the society
Adaora considers herself a dreamterprator. What does that mean?
“I believe that one of my gifts is the ability to interpret the dreams of others – not the dreams you have when you’re asleep, but your God-given mission in this world,” claims Adaora.
Her actions clearly speak louder than the name itself. Her ambition to help others monetize their work and empower them has proved to be invaluable. Adaora says that she brings into the hearts of people whose lives intersect with hers.
Adaora’s Lumination Global Network, an organization whose main base of operation in Niger, provides platforms such as masterclasses, products, live events among others to help people and organizations transform and grow.
With her desire to see people live with purpose and passion, what has Adaora achieved so far? Adaora has founded Trellis Group, a group of companies in the brand development and experiential marketing space that has worked on several projects across various industries, with brands such as Microsoft and also Google.
In addition to that, she has founded Socially Africa, a foundation that gives back to the community through several initiatives. Socially Africa has been of benefit to over 8000 children all over Nigeria.
What motivates her to keep going?
Adaora Mbelu believes her commitment to her life’s work keeps her going and in check. Adaora is her own self-inspiration. She sees every creation as a special creation.
Adaora’s advice to the young
Adaora Mbelu insisted on collaboration rather than solidarity. She believes that people are not islands. One should focus on the results of one’s work rather than the credit received after work. She also insists on patience. Adaora Mbelu says that patience is a great storyteller. Her story is clearly evident.
Time is a great storyteller. Adaora Mbelu believes that one can beat the various obstacles that life has to offer, but not time. Understanding this fact enables one to focus and have peace of mind. Many people want their endeavors to work out overnight, but you should focus on the long-term results rather than the short, easily outlived ones. Work hard now so that your future self can thank you. Adaora Lumina Mbelu is no longer a legend in the making, she is already a legend.