The Management of Breaking Times has appointed Blossom Nnodim as Op-Ed Editor of the online newspaper BREAKING TIMES.
Born in Bauchi, Nigeria on 26 December 1981, Blossom Nnodim is a speaker, blogger, social entrepreneur and an advocate for social good, working towards inspiring, connecting and empowering individuals, brands and businesses in Nigeria. She is a niche blogger with particular interest in social media, social good, social technology and women in politics. Her passion for social good inspired her to ideate the #AdoptATweep Events that provided opportunities for people to connect to social media and use the platform for commercial and social good. The learning experiment lasted for about 30 Months and has since been rested. In 2014 while taking an academic leave from her day job, Blossom founded Digital Media Development Initiative, an NGO focusing on leveraging digital and new media tools for sustainable development.
She utilizes her spare time to lend her voice to online campaigns that promotes social learning and common good. She has worked with Public and Private Organizations in various Online Campaigns. Her clients include Gates Foundation, One Campaign, Federal Ministry of Finance, Millennium Development Goals Office in Nigeria, Mashable, Population Council, National Identity Management Commission, British Council, BudgIT, British Council Nigeria, Guardians of the Nation International, Save the Children Nigeria, Unilever Nigeria amongst others.
Blossom Nnodim is a 2012 alumna of the International Visitor Leadership Program, a professional exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State‘s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She participated as one of the Young African Leaders selected to monitor the U.S Elections in November 2012. She has since been involved in electoral governance especially using social media and was invited to monitor the 2013 FCT Council elections as a Foreign Observer attached to the country team of the International Republican Institute.
In July 2012, she was named a ProMaCon Project Management Ambassador and committed herself to a Social Good Advocacy responsibility to use the social media and other platforms to educate young Nigerians about the ideals of project management and its indispensability to national development.
Blossom has become a sought after public speaker with her message of Social Media for Social Good. In August 2013, she alongside Nuhu Ribadu were the guest speakers at “Project Mentor-Me”, organized by Group of Patriotic Corpers (GPC), a non-profit group in Abuja. She shared some real life experiences that have shaped her today to an audience of over 500 corp members.
In 2013, she was named as one of the top ten Nigerian celebrities to connect with on Twitter. In 2014, Blossom got listed in a high powered global listing of 100 most influential black people on digital/social media.
In 2014, she took a gap year to study environmental management in the United Kingdom. This was informed by a desire to have the requisite knowledge to champion actions that will address the impact of climate change in Nigeria.
In 2015, Blossom was selected, out of over a thousand people, to participate in the 2015 Future Leaders Seminar (FLS) of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative. She joined 26 other highly motivated and high achieving peers who were uniquely qualified to influence and lead the future development of Nigeria.
She supports Chelsea and Heartland football clubs. To relax, she plays golf, hikes and takes long nature walks.
Her appointment as the Op-Ed Editor of BREAKING TIMES takes effect from Monday, 6 July, 2015.
We congratulate her and wish her the best on this new assignment.
Barr. Anthony Ehilebo