Ikechi Awazie ~ Be Inspired and Make a Difference in 2016

The new year is here and it’s growing old already. But before it gets too late, we are flying to Nigeria to meet the first featured blogger of 2016, an awesome guy, loyal reader and friend.

For the past two years, I’ve been taking you to different areas of the globe, meeting and connecting very exciting people. I keep saying that success in blogging is about building an active community of people who believe and trust you.

If you stick to my Thursday posts, you will surely meet and connect with such people. Check out the complete list here

Meet Ikechi Awazie

Ikechi AwazieBorn in Nigeria, Ikechi Awazie works in a Tech company as a Content Developer. He has a passion for Technology, loves to play the keyboard plus he is an Audio Technician.

He is a Library and Information technology graduate whose passion to make a difference led him to start a blog.

Now there was a time when following the crowd looked like the best choice in life. It was the era when parents had a road-map for their kids and being different was considered a taboo.

These were strange times where people made fun of you because you wanted to be different However, Ikechi decided that he did not want to live his life fulfilling the standards of the status quo.

Despite being criticized by friends, family and loved ones, he pursued his passion and he is never regretted this decision.

Being A Blogger:  How it all started

Ikechi’s journey as a blogger started two years ago. He had come across blogging but had started writing articles for platforms like hubpages, ezineartilces and others. They were fun but something was missing.

Ikechi was not satisfied as he wanted to build a community of like minds that could make a huge impact. This is what he discovered in blogging and knew he could make a difference one post at a time.

Blogging comes with a lot of challenges and ikechi had to face so many of them like choosing the wrong hosts, not commenting on other blogs and not creating connections with other bloggers.

He struggled with engagement in his blog and it seemed to be a ghost town till he joined the AHA Community where he met awesome people who were willing to help and give positive feedback. It was in this community that he discovered his mistakes and learned so much from others.

Here’s what you’ll find when you visit his blog.

Be the Light to the World is a creative personal development blog which conveys the following:

  1. Be an Inspiration: You will be Inspired to transform your gifts into action that will inspire your World
  2. Inspiring stories that will challenge you.
  3. Playing small does not help you nor the world.
  4. You Shape the World: Reflect on your talents, gifts and what you love to do.

Plus much more.

Besides blogging, Ikechi is recently doing web development as a part-time freelancer.

He is also working on an ebook that would be out by next year which will stop people from turning their dreams to a Joke.

Here are some inspiration recipes which will inspire you as the year comes to a close:

Everyone Can be an Inspiration

Ikechi believes that anyone can be an inspiration. We all can make a difference. The problem is that most people believe that making a difference means you need to be the main actor.

If you are playing small and feel that you are insignificant, then subscribe and get a free guide from Ikechi. He promises to light your world.

Connect with Ikechi on Facebook here. Drop a comment below to interact with him.

46 thoughts on “Ikechi Awazie ~ Be Inspired and Make a Difference in 2016”

  1. I’m just hearing about him for the first time. I took time to visit his blog about I must confess that he is doing great.

  2. I am a Nigerian and I enjoy Ikechi’s blog. I’ve been there a few times and the articles were spot on. It’s refreshing to see him being featured here.

  3. Hey Enstine,

    You’re doing a great job of having more people to highlight as we move into this year. I’m sorry I’m so late getting by here but definitely had to read more about Ikechi!

    Welcome to the family Ikechi and thank you for sharing more about you with Enstine’s readers. I knew about your blog of course and what inspired you to want to take on that topic but didn’t really know that much about you personally. That’s why I enjoy these types of posts so much.

    Thank you both and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week and of course an amazing year.


    • Hi Adrienne

      Thank you for the warm welcome. It sure is an awesome family.

      I am glad that you are getting to know more about me which is I am grateful that Enstine has created such a platform where we can share our stories.

      Have an awesome week too. Take Care

  4. Wow, just hearng about him for the first time though .. so bad of me, i think its time to start getting to connect with bloggers.
    Nice writeup.

  5. I am personally proud of what Ikechi is doing with his blog.

    He chose a path and has been very focused and achieving great heights.

    More blessings for you in 2016 Bro. Weldone!

    • Charming Elsie

      How are you? So awesome to see you in Enstine’s blog.

      Thank you for the compliment. I do know that this year will be your year of uncommon blessings. Take Care.

      Have a wonderful week.

  6. Great to see you here, Ikechi!

    It’s awesome to learn more about you. I read your blog and do find it inspiring. Thanks for sharing a bit more about yourself with us!

    Great feature, Enstine!


    • Hi Brenda

      Good to see you on Enstine’s blog

      I am glad that you are inspired by my posts. Thumbs up for Enstine for giving me the opportunity to share my story.

      Thanks and have a swell wonderful week.

  7. This is a moving piece. I very much enjoyed Ikechi’s principles of sharing inspiring stories and using your strengths to change the world. It is people like him that help us realize our potential. It’s often all too easy to blame our circumstances on others, the government, businesses or something else. What we need to remember, is that the power is with us.

    Thanks for sharing Ikechi’s story.

    • Hi Paul

      You are right. We all have so much to make a difference. We all the shape the world in so many ways. Sadly, people point fingers at things that don’t make any difference.

      I am glad you are inspired by my stories. Thanks for sharing. Have an awesome week.

  8. I learned 3 things from this post that’s going to be very useful in near future.

    1. The Aha!NOW comunity, thanks Enstine and Ikechi, both of you.
    2. Making articles bestseller, thanks Ikechi.
    3. “You Shape the World” from Ikechi, I’m going to learn a lot from it.

  9. Hi Ikechi,

    Great to see you here on Enstine’s blog

    I’ve read your story and have been inspired by it. We all need to find our own pathways – what works for some doesn’t always work for others, and vice versa.

    Also good to see you’ve gained value by plugging into the AHA community.

    Finally, I love this thought – ‘playing small doesn’t help the world. So we have to move beyond the mundane and the mediocre so we can help to shape the world into something better. I hope when my time is done that I left a positive footprint.

    Thanks again


    • Hi Kim

      I appreciate the compliment and so awesome to know in enstine’s blog.

      Yes! Being in AHA is so much like being in a warming home. The members are so awesome and you feel so comfortable.

      Yes playing small does not benefit the world because I do belive that everyone is an inspiration if they recognize this truth. My job is to show them how they all matter.

      Thanks for sharing your insight. Take Care

  10. Hi Ikechi,

    I almost did not recognize you from this photo at all – and all the time kept wondering who this fellow brother from Nigeria really was 🙂

    It’s an awesome idea that you have mastered the ropes of the trade and are doing well…with my immediately ‘killed’ blog, I was a tutor to many who needed to get the basics right. It gave me tremendous joy!

    One day, it would be my supreme joy actually meeting you in person and sharing ideas directly.

    For now, do enjoy the day!

    Akaahan Terungwa


    Thanks Enstine for the feature…you clearly are doing a very great job.

    • Hi Terungwa

      Did i look that different?

      I have followed your work on your blog and I must say that you are inspiration. You certainly are making so much difference.

      It would be a privilege to meet you in person. Take Care and have a wonderful week.

  11. Hi Muki,
    Thanks for sharing the success story of Ikechi Awazie. Really Aha! community is like heaven for most of the new bloggers. Lot’s of genius people hang out over there.

    Wishing for more success in 2016 for both of you. Have a nice days!

  12. Wow I can’t believe that Ikechi has been blogging for just two years. I met him on AhaNow and it has been a wonderful friendship since then.

    I am so happy and proud of you Ikechi, and I know that this is just the beginning for you.

    Thanks Enstine for honouring my friend and helping him make more difference in the world

    • Hi Toby

      Wow! I did not know that you were not aware of my blogging experience. lol.

      Yes we met on AHA Now and it has been so much fun. Thank you for the compliment. It is awesome knowing you too.

      Thank you and have a swell week.

  13. Hello bro,

    Introducing bloggers to your network is one awesome way to go… and i must confess that i do love the concept.

    It is nice reading about somebody that is from my part of the world 🙂

    Have a lovely week and a bless weekend ahead…

    • Hi Saurabh

      Thank you for the compliment. It is buddies like you that keep me going and making a difference. Glad you liked the posts. Thanks and have a swell week.

  14. Hi Enstine bro and Hello Ikechi,
    It’s awesome to see you Ikechi bro, for all the good reasons.
    It is so nice to hear your story of getting into blogging and from struggling to getting the right chord.

    Yes it was good that you joined Aha!NOW and we got to meet and know you as a wonderful blogger. Aha!NOW is also very good in terms of a community, lot of scope to get noticed!

    You are right, everyone can be an inspiration. I am inspired to think positive like you do.


    • Hi Swadhin

      Happy New Year

      I am so glad to know you Swadhin and we met at ABC. Since then it has been awesome and I have been inspired by your work and warming personality.

      ABC rocks and we all know that. Thanks for sharing and have a swell wek.

  15. Great to meet you, Ikechi.

    Yes, following your goals can bring you into conflict with conventional thinking, can’t it? Your story sounds like you’re one of those strong characters that keep on track, despite some of the hurdles you face in following through with your goal.

    Like you, I found that conventional thinking, especially when it comes to blogging, doesn’t work. And it’s all about finding out what your Common Bond Audience wants and then finding a way that you can give it to them. When you do, you’ll discover success starts coming your way.

    Conventional blogging thinking can lead you into failure and frustration. But if you’re willing to keep looking for your Common Bond Audience, success comes. Maybe not all at once but it definitely does come.

    I’ve written recently about how you can do this and about what what your Common Bond Audience and it can help you succeed online on my blog. In a nutshell, it’s about getting traffic smart and finding the right kind of traffic for your blog.

    Thanks to Enstine for introducing you to us. And here’s to your continuing success.


    • Hi Tom

      Thanks for sharing your insight. I agree that conventional blogging thinking is worth the work.

      I love the term “Common Bond Audience”. It looks more personal and cool. As you brilliantly highlighted, when the focus shifts to what your audience need and you able to provide their needs, then the sky is just limit.

      So I checked out the post you talked about and you really hit the nail. You are so right and it reminds me of the mistakes I made early in my blogging.

      Have a wonderful week. Take Care

  16. Hey Enstine/Ikechi,

    I am a fan of Ikechi’s blog. I certainly have read every post he has written since meeting him and while there are only a few more left I will get to them. I always leave his blog full of motivation. Generally his words have me jumping around the keyboard full of excitement.

    I would advocate his blog for anyone especially those who doubt themselves. Ikechi certainly ensures you don’t leave with lack of esteem, but an obligation to be the best you can.

    I was not aware of how many hats Ikechi wore – you certainly do keep yourself busy. I look forward to your ebook. Thanks for a great review Enstine.


    • Hi Rachel

      Thank you for the compliment.

      About the many hats that wear, I don’t know how to mention them. It seems that when I am interested in something I go for it.

      I am thrilled that you derive inspiration from my blog and your constant support is what is keeping me going on. Thanks for sharing. Have a pleasant week.

  17. Hi Ikechi

    So nice to see you here at Enstine’s blog being featured and to learn more about you. I can really attest to the fact that you are an inspiration and a source of encouragement.

    Glad to see that you are at a place where many of the hurdles and challenges seem to be a thing of the past and like you we can all aspire to make a difference in 2016.

    Happy New Year to you and to Enstine as well. Cheers!

    • Hi Yvonne

      Thank you so much and I do appreciate Enstine for giving me the opportunity.

      Happy new year to you too. I am happy to know to you and you know that your blog does give me inspiration too. Thanks for your support.

      Take Care and have a swell week. Take Care

  18. Hi Ikechi, and welcome to Enstine’s blog 🙂

    So good to see you featured here today – join the club! Let me start by thanking you for mentioning the ABC (Aha!NOW Blog Community), and I’m so glad you connected with so many bloggers there – though had it not been your own effort, nothing would have worked.

    Always good to know more about your journey, Ikechi, and yes, life’s never easy for any of us. Your blog is a real place that inspires many of us. Not to mention, that you are one member of our community who has been part of the ABC right from the start, and so very consistent with your visits, comments, interactions, and just being you, which makes you the go-to person to be inspired from!

    Thanks for sharing more about Ikechi with us, Enstine. It’s been a pleasure knowing him all this while. Have a nice week ahead, both of you. 🙂

    • Hi Harleena

      You know I just have to talk about my online family and I know that anyone who joins ABC will feel the same way as I do. It is getting to connect to awesome bloggers in the community that has made the difference.

      Thanks for the compliment and your support too. Have a wonderful week. Take Care

  19. Hi Enstine,
    You have written all good about Ikechi Awazie and all his experience. the post of your suggests to me that Ikechi Awazie is a hard worker and who never give up.
    Even though i hope you will also write about me someday as a blogger.

    But however, thanks for sharing the post.

    • Hi Robin

      Thank you so much for the compliment. Glad you were inspired by my story. Thank you so much and have an awesome week. Take Care

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