Nigeria is not good you said but right in your presence DBanj, Davido, Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Naira Marley, DJ Cuppy came from abroad and while you are still wailing, they have made it in the music industry, controlling Dollars and living their dreams.
Wizkid, Olamide, Burna Boy, Flavour, P-Square, TuFace, Kiss Daniels, are Naija born. But na the same economy and bad leadership. But through hard work and dedication, they have made it while you still dey shout, “Nigeria is bad!
Leave music, let’s talk about sport.
Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha, Vicent Enyeama, Odion Ighalo, Samuel Kanu, Ahmed Musa, Mikel Obi, Jamiu Collins, Victor Osihmen, Samuel Chukwueze, Uzoho, Oghenekaro, Ramon Azeez, na under this same “Nigeria is bad and bad leadership” their talents were discovered before international clubs discovered them.
What then is your excuse?
Many of Nigeria’s current sportsmen and women from athletics to basketball, boxing, table tennis, taekwondo, etc, who have conquered poverty and living big and doing Nigeria proud at home and abroad, started from this our obodo Nigeria. You still dey shout, “Nigeria is bad!”
Let’s move to entertainment.
Alibaba, Basket Mouth, I Go Dye, Klint Da Drunk, Lepacious Bose, Akpororo, Bovi, Ayo Makun, Helen Paul, Igosave, Chioma Omeruah, Emmanuela, Frank D Don, John Okafor, Ushbebe, Tee A, Mark Angel . The majority of these people were not born with a silver spoon. But through hard work, discipline, dedication, creativity, and diligence, they have waved poverty goodbye. While you are still shouting, “Nigeria is not working!”
Let’s move to Digital Marketing.
Linda Ekeji, Uche Eze Pedro, Demola Ogundele, Kemi Filani, Eme Achanga, Ladun Liadi, Japheth Joshua Omojuwa, Laila, Makinde Azeez, Jide Ogunsanya, Yemisi Aiyedun, Noble Igwe, Chude Jideonwo, Loy Okezie, Onibalusi Bamidele,Dimoko Korkus, Ayeni Adekunle, Ono Bello, Ajetunmobi Sheriff, Chidimma Umeh, Chioma Iwunze, Osemhen Akhibi, Temitope Balogun Akinmuda.
It is in this same “Nigeria no dey work” that the majority of them made it.
What then is your excuse?
What about entrepreneurship?
Temitope Ogunsemo, Oluwatobi Ajayi, Abubakar Sadiq Falalu, Obinna Okwodu, Etop Ikpe, Evans Akanno, Kehinde Ayanleye, Adedayo Saheed Amzat, Oluwaseun Tamitope Osewa, Razak Ahmed, Ijeoma Ndukwe-Egwuronu, Ohmai Atafo, Auodeji Adewunmi, Peter Banigo, Olorunyomi Omoniyi Makun, Ezra Olubi, Eyo Bassey, Olalekan Olude, Opeyemi Awoyemi.
The majority of these entrepreneurs attended the same calamitous universities you attended. But through hard work, dedication, discipline, faith, and diligence, they were able to surmount the Nigerian challenges and made it big. The same “Nigeria is not working”
In your koro eyes, when you were seeing Boko Haram in the North, one American lady, Mira Mehta while driving along Kaduna road saw a business opportunity in agro-processing via tomato roadside sellers and set up Tomato Jos Company in Kaduna. So did Retson A Tedheke and co set up the Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS) with headquarter in Nasarawa. Under-five years it was created, NFGCS with Retson as Managing Partner is breaking new grounds in the Nigerian agriculture sector and value chain. What then is your excuse? Still the same “Nigeria is not working” and “bad leadership” excuses?
Yes, things are hard. Nigeria has a lot of problems. But without challenges, there will be no opportunities. As big as Nigeria’s problems are, so are her opportunities.
What is your talent?
What are you doing right?
What are you not doing right?
What us your strengths and weaknesses?
Use your strengths to minimize your weaknesses.
What do you love doing?
What is that thing work you do that gives you peace of mind?
Many of the world’s most successful people are successful because they live what they do.
What’s your vision and mission?
What is your purpose in life?
A person without vision perishes. Many people in Nigeria complaining because they are perishing.
Check your environment, open your eyes to and sniff for opportunities in relation to your talent, identify it, write it down (business plan), pursue it, start small but aim big, pray to God for guidance. All jobs are not created by the government. Nollywood was started without any government intervention but see where it is today!
Pursue your dreams.
Don’t procrastinate. It is dangerous. Remember, you are not the only one that dreams. God’s rain falls on everybody.
Pray for those in the position of authority. In them lies your peace and your security. Pray for Nigeria and believe in her. What you don’t believe in doesn’t work for you.
Finally, eschew bitterness, remove hatred, be kind to people, remember the poor and needy, be at peace with all people, be financially disciplined, and long for knowledge. And your creator will crown your effort with success.
God Bless Nigeria 🇳🇬🛐🙏👏
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