Hello, hello, is anyone there?
I know, I know, it’s been a hot minute since we last spoke. Your favourite Gen-Zer (that’s me, in case you forgot) has been on a bit of a hiatus. But don’t worry; I wasn’t off on some digital detox retreat in Santorini. Instead, I’ve been busy plotting, planning, and prepping some serious Gen Z-ness for you all!
I’ve sure missed this little moment we have together, haven’t you? We’ve definitely had some good times. Remember when we looked into the behaviours of Gen Z’s in a work environment or when we deep-dived into 24 things I wish I had known before I turned 24? Good times! By the way, I turned 25 while I was away.
But enough reminiscing. We’re not here to live in the past. We’re here to shape the future, right? So, I’m thrilled to announce that your beloved column, “A-GEN Z with Ayo Lawal”, is making a highly anticipated comeback. This time, we’re turning the dial up to 11! This time, it’s about to be a party! My focus? The movers and shakers of our generation. The ones who are redefining norms, shattering stereotypes, and embracing the chaos that is our world today. The ones who are not just surviving but thriving amidst the madness.
Meeting Gen-Zers who are changing the world, one TikTok video, one sustainable clothing line, and one vegan recipe at a time. Introducing you to the young activists, innovators, creators, and disruptors—in short, Gen-Zers—who aren’t just riding the wave of change but are creating it. We’re going to delve into the heart of what it means to be Gen Z today. We’re going to explore the profound, the provocative, and the downright puzzling. Challenging the status quo and questioning the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of our generation—well, at least MY generation.
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? But hold onto your bucket hats because there’s more. I really want YOU to be a part of this journey. Yes, you, my people. Who are the Gen Zers that inspire you? What are the topics you want me to cover? Slide into my DMs, send me an email, or simply tag me in a post. I’m all ears, all eyes, and all hearts. Our generation, Generation Z, has had its fair share of challenges. Through this column, I’m not just going to celebrate our victories but also our struggles. Acknowledging our fears, our anxieties, our hopes, and our dreams.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring captivating interviews with Gen-Zers who are making waves in various fields. From the fearless climate activists rallying for a greener planet to the young entrepreneurs disrupting traditional industries with their innovative startups, we’re going to showcase the diverse talents and passions that define our generation.
In addition, we’ll also be exploring the cultural phenomena that shape our lives. We’ll dive into the latest fashion trends that are redefining style norms and challenging the gender binary. We’ll uncover the hidden gems of the digital world, from underground music scenes to niche online communities that are fostering connection and creativity. Celebrating Gen-Zers who are using their voices to amplify marginalised narratives and bring attention to important social issues.
There’s even more! We’re not only going to talk about the serious stuff. We’ll explore the subcultures, the viral challenges, and the bizarre memes that define our online existence. We’ll dissect our latest obsessions, review the hottest new drops, and maybe even share a few life hacks to help navigate the complexities of adjusting—which is still a scam, by the way.
This column is not just about me cooking up nice words for you to read. It’s about building a community, a space where we can connect, share ideas, and inspire one another. So don’t be shy. Share your thoughts, your stories, and your passions. Let’s make this column a reflection of our collective Gen Z spirit.
As we embark on the new phase of this exciting journey together, let’s remember that being a Gen-Zer means so much more than just being born between certain years. You can be Gen Z at heart, so you’re totally welcome! Including you, pops.
So, my fellow Gen-Zers, get ready for a bi-weekly dose of inspiration, empowerment, and a whole lot of fun. “A-GEN Z” is back and ready to rock your world—definitely like a cheesy line. Let’s celebrate the extraordinary individuals who make up our generation because we can change the game together.
Stay tuned, stay fierce, stay sexy, and stay unapologetically, Gen Z!