How and Why The Sixth Sense Initiatives Recorded Sterling Performances in Three Years - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Sunday, August 16, 2020

How and Why The Sixth Sense Initiatives Recorded Sterling Performances in Three Years

The SixthSense Initiative, is a total concept championed by a humanist, Mr. Abiodun Oladimeji LASILE to promote reading culture as well as propelled the youth to greatness, through quality reading. The initiative is a non for profit one that is meant for human capacity development and it is  predicated on the slogan "A life of service for humanity"

The initiative was launched  exactly  three years ago at Continental Suites, Abeokuta on 26th July, 2017. Part of the journey to greatness according to the promoter, Mr. Abiodun Lasile was the hoisting of its website on, while the initiative also entered into a long year partnership with Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Abeokuta with a view to further promote literacy through its Children Reading Competition Programme as well as securing a collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC).

Also, in the course of the three years grace period, it registered the Sixth Sense Series Publications, an intellectual publication to promote reading culture whose concepts were recognized and approved by the Ogun State Government.

However, some of the flagship programme of the SixthSense Initiative was the Launch of the  Children Reading Competition Programme (CRCP) 2017, Launch of the Summer Children Reading Camp (SCRC) 2018.

Also, under the broad-based plan, the Promoter, Mr. Abiodun Lasile published SIX Books in THREE YEARS between 2016 and 2019, while he is currently  working on TWELVE Books to be published at the fifth year of tSSi.

The icing on the cake under this three year journey is that he got the books listed for Primary and Junior Secondary by Ministry of Education in Ogun State, while the books were equally  recognized and recommended by Ogun State Universal Basic Education Programme (SUBEB) in the year 2018.

 Not done, the Ogun State Association of Private School Owners (AOPSHON) adopted some of the  books for reading and competition in the year 2019.

As if those  were not enough, THREE of the books were certified by the highest Publications body in Nigeria "Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)", Abuja in 2018. 

Also, the books were approved for THREE States by the Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Abuja in the year 2018. Specifically BANANA PEELS, one of the THREE star books was used in Abia, Anambra and Akwa Ibom States. 

The Promoter also unveiled Community Mobile Library Services (CMLS) which saw to the distribution of FREE 20,600 books and publications in 2020. One of the books ANIMALS AND BIRDS IN ENGLISH sold 2000 copies in SIX Weeks in the year 2016.

Then, came the big Endorsement of Summer Children Reading Camp (SCRC) by no less than the  Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka in the year 2018, an endorsement that has continued to give the initiatives mileage in the intellectual and literary communities while also encouraging more schools, parents and children to take interest in the outlined programmes of the initiatives.

The initiatives proceeded with the registration of the NGO, The SixthSense Initiative in the year  2019, while it commenced Weekly 30minutes Reading Culture Programme on Cowrie FM 97.5 for a quarter in the year 2019.

As part of the  vision to promote reading culture and literacy, the initiatives Produced FIVE Editions of CRCP & SCRC Handbooks (8,500 copies). 

Other achievements include the promotion of  Children Reading Culture in schools, electronic media, prints, outdoor etc; Campaign and promotion of tSSi concepts on TWELVE Platforms of social media;  Registration of Quarterly SixthSense Reading Culture Magazine (ISSN).

Sharing the secret of his accelerated success with The Business package, the Promoter, Mr. Abiodun Lasile said "I rode this path by His Grace, it was a success within a record time. I knew I was going to write about twenty years ago. I set a particular year of my age to write. But, unfortunately, something happened in the line of  my life and about five years before the time set and I just took advantage of it and started to write.

He said "The secret to all the successes recorded in three years is that, ‘I am a Printer’. It is actually an edge. A great one. Because, most writers end up in the hand of publishers or may not scale through a Printer. Printers sometimes are necessary evil, which can be frustrating. So, it was a great advantage that I was a Printer, so I was writing and printing at the same time without any bottleneck or hindrances from anyone. My Concept was another issue that I had overgrown, overtime because, I had plan that I was going to write. I was clear about that because like I said, I knew I was going to write. So, my printing prowess of over two decades have been perfected. I was obsessed with quality, delivery etc. I knew all that and I took advantage of it. If you do not know how to approach production, it would be difficult to make a success in Book Publishing," he told a class of participants on Self Publishing, organized by Imponderables Concept a Subsidiary of The Business Package recently while explaining how he came about his journey and the accompanying success in just three years.

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