Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Aliko Dangote: Was He Really From Rag To Riches As Claimed?

Each time they say Dangote started with five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000) I shake my head and tell myself if only they knew what that worth then.
So many religeous leaders and motivational speakers go about with all their unrealistic 'spirikoko' teachings. But at the point in time, I have decided to carefully enlighten you a bit.

When Dangote started with N500,000 at that time, the price of a standard and best Mercedes Benz was less than N5000, Dangote confirmed that himself. So he could have bought 100 cars to be an Auto Dealer, instead he settled for trucks.

Dangote as a firm was founded in 1981. In 1981, a Dollar equivalent to Naira was NGN0.61 (61kobo)
[REFERENCE: Wikipedia - Naira Historical Value]

Imagine what Dangote was worth if he got N500,000 to kick start his business at that period.

Today, a Dollar equivalent to Naira is set at NGN197 (197 Naira). If we multiply N500,000 by 197, we'll have N98,500,000 (98.5Million Naira)

Now you see why I shake my head and wonder why people keep preaching about Dangote been from Rags to Riches when he was actually born into a wealthy Muslim family in 1957.
[REFERENCE: Wikipedia - Aliko Dangote]

Who on earth will lend out 98.5million to today's young enterpreneur? So Teachers, Financial Coaches, Motivational Speakers and Religeous leaders should not try convince (confuse would even be more appropriate) us with what they don't understand. Make your findings and do your research carefully before you start misinforming your audience.

Thank you!

Written by:
Lasisi Olatunbosun

Thursday, November 12, 2015

You Will Never See Me Fall - by Josie Macalino

You will never see me fall.
You may see me struggle
but you won't see me fall.
Regardless if I'm weak or not
I'm going to stand tall.
Everyone says life is easy
but truly living it is not.
Times get hard, people struggle
and constantly get put on the spot.
I'm going to wear the biggest smile
even though I want to cry.
I'm going to fight to live
even though I'm destined to die.
And even though it's hard
and I may struggle through it all.
You may see me struggle...
but you will NEVER see me fall.

Written by:
Josie Macalino

Thursday, November 5, 2015

REGISTER: Nikon Nigeria Photo/Video Summit

This November, Nikon School Nigeria is giving opportunity professionals and amateurs alike to Interact, Learn & Explore Photography and Video production with Kamil Roxas, Bryan Foong, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Uche James-Iroha, Soji Ogunnaike and Sura Shote at the “Nikon Nigeria Photo/Video Summit” 

"I Am Making Moments"

|Registration Cost|
FREE (Registration is compulsory)

Nov. 19th & 20th, 2015 (Thursday & Friday)

10am to 5pm daily.

Sheba Centre, 20 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos. 

|Special Side Attractions|
The 1st 100people at the summit on the 19th and 20th respectively will participate in a raffle draw to win Nikon cameras and other accessories.

You can also win $2250 Nikon Voucher in the Nikon Photo-Walk Competition. All you have to do is participate in the PHOTOWALK taking place on the 15th of November to stand a chance.
See the facebook page Nikon Africa or follow @NikonSchoolNG on twitter.
Winners will be showcased and announced at the grand finale on the 20th November at Sheba Centre, Ikeja, Lagos.

This event is totally free, but you must register to attend. You can register online via Nikon Nigeria Photo/Video Summit

Seats are limited, so ensure to register in time and bring a copy of your registration confirmation to the venue for admission.

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