Make Welcome Your New Mural Artist || My Introductory Post


Original Mural

"ɪғ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴡᴇ ᴘᴀʏ ᴀᴛᴛᴇɴᴛɪᴏɴ, ʟɪғᴇ ʜᴀᴘᴘᴇɴs ғᴏʀ ᴜs ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴇsᴛ ʜᴏᴜʀs."
- @the.eniafe01

They call me the Panda because they say I have a rare storytelling writing style and a out of the box thought process (something I feel was influenced by the 16th accidents I was involved in between the year 2011 and 2014. And yeah it was 16; I guess your outlook on life changes when you get that close to dying 16 times.

This is also without mentioning being the only survivor of a ritualist encounter and surviving two surgeries) but my birth name is Eniafe Gbenga and I am a visual Artist and writer from Ogun State Nigeria. I lived most of my life in Lagos, Nigeria though; the chaotic lifestyle of the State keeps me sharp and has lots of stories embedded in it.

IMG-20220612-WA0045.jpgLagos is a never-ending storybook of awe...and yeah, this is me.

Writing for me is like oxygen, I feel better when I exercise it daily and often.
But writing has always been just a hobby for me until I made a joke about a not-so-distant conversation with @bobbydones that led to him educating me and telling me about the almighty Hive.

It's been a while since I saw someone that excited about doing anything or involved with something. And he said enough to plant the seed of excitement in me too.


Okay, I will say it right out of the gate, I am a graduate of Animal Nutrition and Feed technology from the prestigious Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta. I have this passion for doing something major in Agriculture in a couple of years so I took a 5-year course that equipped me beforehand.
Remember my name. 🐼


Are you kidding? I get to do what I love, meet amazing minds and get paid for it. Count me in! I would say I stumbled on Hive but I have been looking for a platform like Hive a long time ago. Joining Hive is one of the easiest decisions I have made in my life. All 'capping' suspended.



Like I said in my introduction, @bobbydones gave me a breakdown of what the Hive platform is about and introduced me to a great mind @starstrings01 who with two other great tutors @monioluwa and @olujay engineered my joining of a preparatory platform where they educated me and a couple of people on what Hive is about, Hive do's and donts, Hive stance on plagiarism and many other information that ensured I had a smooth run on the Hive platform and have a good standing over time.


After attending the numerous meetings on Google-meet and attending many videos and written teachings I realized how technical and fun the Hive platform is without proper information productivity could have been a drag for me but thanks to the @hive-bootcamp led by tutors @starstrings01, @monioluwa and @olujay I am better equipped to build good reputation and meet great minds.

The teachings span from:

  • What Hive was as a blockchain and how it works as a community

  • What the Hive frontends/dApps were all about and discussed the major dApps used

  • The meanings of the three major Hive currencies Hive, HP, and HBD

  • The major differences between the major currencies on Hive

  • The easiest way to earn on Hive

  • Other ways to earn on Hive

  • Process of converting HP to Hive

  • What communities on Hive are all about

  • What to do when you join a community on Hive and how to find your best community

  • We discussed the importance of following the rules in a community and Engagement of contents.

  • We discussed plagiarism extensively and how it is important to be genuine and not steal or copy people's works without referencing them.

  • We discussed websites to get free images and how to know the images on free websites that are not free

  • We discussed tags and their importance

  • We discussed the Hive private keys and how to keep them protected also we discussed how to recover them if compromised

  • We discussed how to post in the best possible way using justification

  • How to reference links in posts whether images or words

  • We discussed spamming and what differentiates it from Engagement

  • We discussed ""

-We discussed 3Speak as a frontend on Hive, how to create an account on 3Speak and how to post video contents 3Speak



For a job, I am currently a full-time contemporary Visual Artist and I do everything art. Have you seen some beautiful murals at a restaurant lately? Or a Bank? Have you stumbled on some graffiti art lately? Or a painting or drawing? I may be behind those works, who knows? You may need to ask further questions concerning it for me to blow your mind further.
I try my best to be such a force.



I am here to massage my brain with beautiful writings and musings of great individuals here on Hive and I want to have a beautiful network of friends. It will be my pleasure.

Thank you for staying with me till the end of this blog, Id love to hear from you my reader(s) in the comments.



Hello @the.eniafe01! This is @traciyork from the @ocd (Original Content Decentralized) curation team. We noticed you shared your first post here on Hive and introduced yourself to the community - congratulations and welcome!

Speaking of community, we have many different ones here on the blockchain, devoted to all kinds of interests. Here's a link so you can check them all out - Hive Communities

Also, as Hive can sometimes be quite confusing, the newly launched Newbies Guide should be helpful to you, as it is a growing repository of useful and easy to understand posts about how the Hive ecosystem works. For instance, there's a post in the collection called 3 things Newbies should do in their first week on Hive that you might find helpful.

Please be aware that Hive is a bit different from other social media platforms since you are monetizing your blog, so it is important not to include content that you don't own without sources (and it shouldn't exceed 50% of the post). For more information, check this post - Why and How People Abuse and Plagiarise by hivewatchers.

I'm sure @bobbydones, @starstrings01, @monioluwa and @olujay will continue to help you as you begin your Hive journey, but if you have any questions, feel free to hop into the OCD Discord server and we'll do our best to answer them, and again welcome to Hive!


Thank you for the warm welcome.

All your concerns are taken into consideration and noted. Thank you once again.


Hey brother! Welcome to Hive. Finally you made it here and the journey has began for you.

Just follow up with all the instructions given in the bootcamp and if you need help or questions on things you don't understand. You know how to contact us.


Thank you @starstrings01 you and the team have been of great help. Thanks for the offer, I will ensure to make good use of it.


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