Brain Behind TD
The Driving Force behind Thinker’s Digest, BABATUNDE FANIYAN:
- Journalist, Copywriter & Author
- Communications Specialist in all the media (Print, Electronic, Outdoor etc)
- Talented, Powerful Writer
- Thinker, Conceptualizer, Planner
To be a Problem-Solver in all facets of the life of Man – his Image, his Challenges, his goals, his Material/Spiritual Equation; and thus advance the Glory of God on earth.
Babatunde Faniyan is in Creation with a clear mandate: to use his God-given talent, skills and experience to establish a pervasive & potent Communication platform to inform, educate, entertain and empower man.
Wonderful being God’s ambassador on Earth, a colony of God’s Kingdom; nothing is impossible to achieve when you are connected to the Almighty Creator and Controller Himself; Man can have nothing unless it is given to him from Heaven.
Mankind in general; human beings who seek Knowledge, Truth and Spiritual Upliftment in particular – who are open to enrichment in Self-Appreciation, who are aligned with and fulfilled in God’s Purpose.
Babatunde Faniyan is intrigued with Man and his ways, Creation and God. He sees a boy playing in the dust or a school girl on the street and wonders: what’s on his/her mind?! Who/Where will he/she be in 10, 20, 50, 100, 1000 years from now?! If he had had the talent of Speaking, he would have been a Preacher. But his talent – not in his tongue but in his pen-hand – he feels the compulsive urge to use to explore, express and expand the contents of the Mind of man for his own Betterment and for the Glory of God.
Certificate in Advertising (APCON, Lagos) (2001); Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism – Times Journalism Institute, Lagos (1983); (Best all-round graduate); B.Sc – University of Port Harcourt (1981); These, behind a natural and potent talent in Writing have shaped and set him up for his mission.
GENERAL WORK PROFILE
With 13 years work experience in the Print Media as Senior Reporter up to Acting City editor of the Daily Times at Kakawa St Lagos (1984 – 1990) and later in the Advertising industry as Senior Copywriter to Group Head-Copy (1990 – 1997) this Wordsmith is well honed in the skills of Writing for impactful communication. He wrote the Honda copies at Grant (1990-1991); Vono mattress, Vedan Super Seasoning copies at Promoserve (1992); Coca-Cola, Smithkline Beecham, Nacet Blades copies at STB-McCann (1993-95; and First Bank, Elephant Cement, WEMA Bank copies at PAL Advertising (1995-97) among others. In 1988, he published his first book – One on the List of his Life-Projects – Die And Let Live a fiction job which was shortlisted for an Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Award the following year (Daily Times Sat. Nov. 4, 1989, page 13). In 1990, he won the Award for Best Creative presentation of the Association of Advertising Practitioners (AAPN) (National Concord Nov. 9, 1990). He runs his own Communications outfit, Revelation Advertising Ltd since 1997. He has completed a second book Deliver Us From Evil a450-page saga ready for publication. Babatunde Faniyan, publisher of Thinker’s Digest, is the lead writer of Wind Of Hope, the authorized biography of President Goodluck Jonathan launched in March, 2011.
Married with children.
Babatunde Faniyan in essence wants to awaken and sustain in Man POSITIVE issues to THINK about; TALK about; and ACT upon.
Email: faniyanbabs [at] yahoo [dot] com
Tel: 0803 305 3076, 0805 031 1138