Really? Gambling disaster…

They say life is a gamble. But whose life? One with divine origin or one rooted in doubt, foolishness and laziness? For a second, take a look at the shared link and see why you can stop saying that and see the impending disaster if not nipped in the bud immediately.

It’s robbing Paulinine and Petertons to pay Wemy literally.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/our-fathers-gambled-away-future-we-gamble-ours-seyi-king​

My life and yours is not a gamble, it’s intentional! My thoughts aloud…

Or what say ye?

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Job Opportunities

Dear readers,

Please find this new trend useful. Let’s remember opportunities and ideas change the world.

World Bank Group Recruitment Drive for African Nationals. In it’s thrust to engage highly motivated individuals, the World Bank Group is calling for applications from Sub-Saharan African Nationals who possess a passion for international development and have skills in areas relevant to it operations such Finance, Economics, education, public health, social science, infrastructure, urban planing and natural resources management. For more information on how to apply, please visit http://www.worldbank.org/africa-recruitment Note: Application deadline is August 7, 2016. 

Good luck to all our qualified friends.
Wonuola Olawale

#IdeaChallenge

#90Bill sponsored!

By the freedom to Productivity, Quality and Responsibility, I dare you to drop comments, bring to reality and also pay reference to this page when it comes to fruition by posting outcomes, pictures and testimonies on this thread.

#IdeaChallenge 1

Formulate original recipe, prepare and sell Biscuits with zero fat and zero sugars and zero artificial sweeteners, yet delicious to allow healthy snacking.

I can’t wait to hear from your end and see what you’ve got!

Reporting live for #90Bill, my name remains Wonuola Olawale.

You see yourself?

No need for plenty story!

When will you understand that #90Bill is a secret for you to enjoy and see the rewards?

If this is true, it is thought-provoking. I wish you could forward it to every youth known to you, so they can have a piece of it. And let the sleeping giants rise.

“My Dear Nigerian Youths”, by Anonymous.

I am very angry and that is why I am addressing you.

 You are the source of my anger and I want to vent my spleen- maybe not at you directly- but at the arrogance of your ignorance.

You sit in front of a computer and rant all day through social media but with every click, you make money – not for yourself – but for Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook).

With every megabyte of data you spend complaining and maligning, you make stupendous bucks for Etisalat, Glo and Airtel.

Over the next two years, the number of Nigerian millionaires will jump by 47% but most likely you will not be among because you are too busy whining and complaining. And yet about 60% of Nigeria’s 170m population are below 35 years. Oh, what a waste! By the way, Mark Zuckerberg was 19 when he started Facebook.

Africa’s youngest billionaire, Ashish Thakkar, is 31. He escaped from the Rwandan genocide and relocated to Uganda where he started an IT business. 

Collin Thornton, who made his millions by fixing bad computers and setting up Dial-a-Nerd, is 35.

Adam Horowitz, an 18-year-old entrepreneur, started 30 websites in 3 years before he became successful.

 The only thing you have ever started is an online petition. Have you heard of Jason Njoku? He’s 33 and the founder of Iroko TV. He received $8m investment into his company just a few years ago. What he does? Sharing the same Nollywood films that you spend hours to watch online. He didn’t just hang around waiting for Buhari to make something happen or blaming Jonathan for not making anything happen.

Kamal Budhabhatti was deported from Kenya but while on the flight, he thought of the opportunities in Kenya. He found his way back after 6 months and today his company is valued at $30m. He’s 36.

Have you heard of Chinedu Echeruo? Apple just paid $1b for his app. He’s a Nigerian like you and all he did was attempt to fix a problem. But for you, the only thing you attempt to fix are your nails- and your hairdo! Chinedu moved to New York in 1995 and found it difficult to navigate the city with ease so he developed HopStop to fix the problem. 

Stop listing all the problems – we know them already but what are you doing about them?

Awolowo was 37, Akintola was 36, Ahmadu Bello was 36, Tafawa Balewa was 34, Okotie-Eboh was 27 and Enahoro was 27 at the time of independence of Nigeria.

In 1966, the first coup was led by Kaduna Nzeogwu (29) and stopped by Murtala Mohammed (28), TY Danjuma (28), IBB (25), Sanni Abacha (23) and Shehu Yar’adua (23).

It brought in Yakubu Gowon as Head of State at 32 and Olusegun Obasanjo at 29.

You are in your 40s and you still sag your trousers.

 Of course, you know Linda Ikeji. You’ve spent hundreds of hours on her blog laughing and commenting while she smiles her way to the bank. 

She’s just built a house for her father in the village- just by you clicking on her gossip and sharing.

Your day is not complete without a stop by at her blog. She was as broke as you are but she turned a hobby into a business.

 Are we void of understanding?

You think those politicians have real plans  for you?

That is why I referred to the arrogance of your ignorance at the beginning of this diatribe.

You have a false estimation of yourself. You have an over bloated ego. 

You are only as good as an election ticket – pure and simple. You are only good to be used and discarded like a used ballot paper. Who keeps a used ballot paper anyway? That is why they only remember you every four years. 

With God it is never too late to ARISE. May God’s fatherly intervention re tune the mindset of every youth in Nigeria..

 A friend sent this to me & I couldn’t resist the urge  to share ….We need a divine generational turn around.

Starting with me or you if you want…

#90Bill Heroes not Zeroes

First Announcement

#90Bill gained public momentum on the 1st of June, 2016.

By 2nd of June, #90Bill of the public, funded by the public, for the public hereby pronounce Oluwasegun Neto as Nigerian and First 9gerian Private Hero 2016.

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What this implies is that it is socially criminal to invest or buy elsewhere when a 9gerian can give more than 90% quality performance and more criminal to give less than 90% quality. Take 90, Give 90. You are hereby publicly declared 9gerian.

Celebrate him and remember #90Bill states that “It is a social crime to give less than 90% quality or take less than 9/10  as a Nigerian in every way“. It summarises your Right as a Nigerian to Productivity and Quality.

With Video having over 9,000 views (click link to see his video) and >9/10 creativity and ingenuity, Oluwasegun Neto has the right to invoke the #90Bill in his business. The Right to Productivity and Quality. Congratulations!

Reporting live for #90Bill
Wonuola Olawale

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Nominations are by public votes.
Be a #90Bill Hero not Zero.

rEcyClE aRt Foundation

Your Destiny in your hands… Even the next plastic bottle matters… Need I say more?

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Photo credit: Eluagu William

Work credit: Eluagu William

The idea …innovate, develop, employ, engage!

“Technobrities” Series: Sim Shagaya of KONGA

Konga was founded in July 2012 by Sim Shagaya, with 20 staff. Shortly after launching in 2012, Konga raised a $3.5 million seed round from Investment AB Kinnevik. The site initially functioned as a Lagos-only online retailer focused on merchandise in the Baby, Beauty, and Personal Care categories, but broadened its scope to all of Nigeria in December 2012 and gradually expanded merchandise categories through 2012 and 2013.

In early 2013, Konga raised a $10 million Series A round from Investment AB Kinnevik and Naspers. In Q2 2013, Konga beta-tested ‘Konga Mall,’ opening up the Konga platform to third-party retailers and moving away from a pure first-party online retail model.In late 2013, Konga finalized a $25 million Series B round from previous investors, Investment AB Kinnevik and Naspers, the largest single round raised by a single African startup at the time. On November 29, 2013, Konga.com crashed and remained offline for 45 minutes as a result of unprecedented traffic stemming from its Black Friday promotion. Konga sold more during the first six hours of the promotion than it did in the prior month.

Konga officially launched its third-party retail platform in the first half of 2014, rebranding it as ‘Marketplace’ from ‘Konga Mall’; by the end of 2014, Konga’s Marketplace featured 8,000 merchants, beating internal targets of 1,000 merchants eight-fold. Konga received USD $3.5 million worth of orders during its 2014 Black Friday promotion, compared to USD $300,000 during the promotion in the previous year. Konga reportedly grew 2014 revenue 450% from 2013. In late 2014, Konga finalized a $40 million Series C round from Investment AB Kinnevik and Naspers, the largest single round raised by a single African startup to date. Despite reports that Naspers acquired 50% of Konga in 2013, publicly-traded Naspers disclosed that its stake in Konga after the October 2014 Series C investment was 40.22%. Konga was reportedly valued at approximately $200 million as of the Series C.

In January 2015, Konga was ranked as the most visited Nigerian website by Alexa Internet. According to CEO Sim Shagaya, Konga “leads the field in Nigeria today [early 2015] in Gross Merchandise Value,” a metric measuring the total value of merchandise sold through a particular marketplace.

Konga announced it acquired the assets and mobile money license of Zinternet Nigeria Limited in June 2015, thereby meeting the Central Bank of Nigeria’s legal requirement for the provision of mobile payment services. The acquisition will support KongaPay, also announced in 2015, Konga’s solution to facilitate uptake of cashless electronic payments.

For facilitating e-commerce in Africa. Having raised around $100 million in investment since it launched in 2012, Konga has the potential to become an African e-commerce behemoth. But that’s not exactly what founder Sim Shagaya has in mind. “We don’t want to be Goliath,” he says. “We think the future in Africa belongs to a small army of Davids.” Konga, in other words, doesn’t want to be another e-commerce company, but enable other businesses to do e-commerce. Since opening up Konga Marketplace to small- and medium-size businesses via its SellerHQ marketplace in 2014, more than 10,000 traders have registered on the site. Konga, whose revenue grew 450% from 2013 to 2014, also launched its private logistics company KExpress last year, after its third-party courier partners were unable to cope with the thousands of daily orders the site generated. In its own version of Black Friday, dubbed “Yakata,” sales passed $3.5 million, up 1,440% from its inaugural year of 2013. Konga plans to begin expanding into other sub-Saharan African countries in 2015, and raised more than $40 million in its latest financing round in October.

Curled from Wikipedia…

Bideka

“Stop pushing me. I don’t appreciate being pushed. You keep telling me to start. But I’m yet to be ready. Even though my mates have started, the pressure you are putting at me to start is getting me even less enthusiastic about beginning a thing.” these were the words of Bideka when her friend told her about Start. 2015. Three years gone, different businesses had started, grown and far beyond the shores of Nigeria. Thousands have heard about Start. Millions touched by the jobs created. Nigeria’s economy blooming through the ‘one-man’s who decided to START. Bideka wished she requested an invite on http://www.startng.com that year when she saw her friend who started a financial institution that same year. That her friend had grown to be one of the wealthiest ladies in town through a redefinition of savings culture for the average African. Another of her colleague had become a super modelling agent. The one that caught her fancy was the one she heard of that got funding from the pitching session to start the energy company. They were now on the TV as the one of fastest growing energy companies. Bideka’s mind skipped a beat when she tuned the radio and heard the voice of a presenter. The presenter referred to his turning point being the day he heard one of the speakers at Start. 2015 say communication transcends the art of speaking but also giving the listener a life. Tears rolled down Bideka’s face as she finally realised she needed the push in 2015. Every other person seems to have started and left her behind. She knew she couldn’t have been less ready if she decided to be ready. She knew the pressure couldn’t have killed her if she gave in to start. She knew it was the right decision to make if she only begun the race. 
There have been several Bidekas. There are many Bidekas. There would be plenty of Bidekas. The punch lines may only be fifty shades of Bideka. But there are fifty reasons, fifty speakers, fifty stories to Start. There are also one thousand people, one thousand ideas and one thousand places to start. There are three days, three places and three conferences to Start. Start. 2015 is only the beginning. 

‎Bideka is totally imaginated and does not refer to any particular person, living or dead. Any similarity with anyone’s real name should please be discarded.

One Man…

Was specially dedicated to Dr. D. K. Olukoya

One personality…it took to say the word
and then it created a world… one God
One man… it took to start a race
and that made mankind’s first phase… one Adam
One man… it took to believe in a power higher
and offered accepted sacrifice before branded the first matyr… one Abel
One man… it took to save all animal forms
and also deliver the humans till time comes… one Noah
One man… it took to father all nations
and to believe the God of all creations… one Abraham
One man… it took to save us all
and be our one ticket out of eternal fall… one Jesus
One man… it took to spread the good news
and be the revolution to all Jews… one Peter
One man… it took to listen to the Master’s voice
and become the herald to all race making even Gentiles God’s choice… one Paul
One man… it took to reform a new generation of youths
and promote world-class education in private universities with deep roots… one Oyedepo
One man… it took to hear from His God audibly
and transform prayer methods permanently… one Olukoya
One man… it took to establish a kind of kingdom
and transition from darkness to light all form… one Wonuola
One man… it took, regardless gender, to START his/her dreams
and ascend beyond visions’ beams… one you
One man… START
(www.startng.com)

-Opeoluwa Olawale