Sometime last two years, I visited one of these popular markets in the city of Lagos to shop for some items.
While I was there, I stumbled across this pair of fine Western Star sneakers that caught my attention.
I had thought of buying one for myself, so seeing the fine pair kind of accelerated my decision to get it.
I walked up to the seller, a young man, and then the negotiation began.
Cut long story short, we agreed.
So I pulled out my black leather wallet, counted the agreed amount, and then handed it over to him to verify and hand me my merchandise.
He counted it and nodded his head in agreement and then, as expected, he handed me the pair of sneakers, properly packaged.
Just as I was about leaving, I noticed that this dude was just staring closely at one of the Naira notes I gave him.
He extended it closer to his eyes so he could take even a closer look at it.
“Is there anything the problem? ” I asked him, sounding slightly confused.
“Ha Oga, nah this number wey somebodi write for the body of the moni nah him I dey look well well oh,” he intoned in pidgin English with a smirk on his face.
“Nah Babe Ijebu number oh. And e fit b the lucky number oh. I go go play the number today o, because I fit win o,”
Looking at him, I shook my head, smiled, and then walked away.
You see folks, attitude like that of that seller may appear somewhat hilarious but it goes to re-echo or depict in various form how some of us run our businesses.
We take what we can do to get our business moving forward and hand it to luck.
Some of us here prefer to embrace happenstance instead of self-responsibility.
Yeah, we understand and profess the principle of hard work and all those stuff, but in reality, we live by serendipity.
This is something you must guard against as a young entrepreneur in business.
Do not lose control to things you can’t control.
Because what you don’t have control over, you also don’t have the power to influence.
Oh and here’s the dessert for you to take home for you and your loved ones:
Wherever the wand of control resides, there the power for change resides also.
Enjoy your day. Culled from Chinonso’s TimelineWritten By:Chinonso OgboguChinonso Ogbogu is the Founder of The Incubators Africa, Pan-Agrican entrepreneursip development based company that runs diverse trainings on Entrepreneurship. Connect with him Here
L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)
A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .
They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.
The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.
He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.
When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.
But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.
Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.
“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.
Watch the Video HERE
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)
A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.
The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.
Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:
This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.
what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.
“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.
Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:
His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!