If I Were Dangote

Almost everyone would have this on their wishlist. To be “the world’s greatest……”, or “Nigeria’s foremost…….”

But did you know that there are several people who you’ve most likely never heard of, who are doing exceedingly well in their fields, making tons of money, and being highly successful and impactful? You don’t have to be Dangote or Adeleke, in the words of the singer, or Mark, or Jack, or Oprah. There are young Nigerian millionaires who make cakes, sell beddings, do construction, own schools, sew clothes, etc, and no I’m not talking about the famous ones. I once saw a woman on BOI Weekly on Channels TV, who makes the white trimmings around mattresses and has been supplying mattress manufacturers since the 80s. She has a huge factory somewhere in Isolo, Lagos. I can’t even remember her name, and when she was shown, she looked nothing like a millionaire. She was one of BOI’s major success stories.

The summary of what I’m saying is, stay focused on what you do, do it to the best of your ability, be consistent, and keep looking out for opportunities. Focus on impact and value, rather than on wealth. You don’t have to be famous to do that, and neither do you have to be world-renowned to be live a comfortable and fulfilled life.

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