fbpx

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR NIGERIANS BY DR DAPO WILLIAMS


IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR NIGERIANS BY DR DAPO WILLIAMS

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR NIGERIANS BY DR DAPO WILLIAMS

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR NIGERIANS BY DR DAPO WILLIAMS

I just discovered that the highest selling phones in Nigeria today, are Tecno & Infinix and are owned by a Nigerian named Nnamdi Ezeigbo, the CEO of SLOT. Can you see what happens when we innovate and stop looking for government aid all the time? He was a computer repairman. He went to china and got a company to build the phone Tecno. He didnt go there and ask  Chinese people to give him substandard, he went and built quality. He initially wasn’t versed in phone sales, but to expand his business, he went to Lagos Business School to learn. He already has a masters degree in Information Technology added to a HND in Electrical Electronics and a B.Sc in Computer & Electronics Engineering. He, Nnamdi Ezeigbo is a young Nigerian and is making ways for himself.

This is the kind of person we should be inviting to speak in our schools and to forums of young people to share his experience rather than invest in useless ventures like Reality Shows, Pageants and needless Music Shows. Am not saying those are not good to discover talent, i’m saying it is over flogged! The man has and is still seeking knowledge, presently he is pursuing a programme in Harvard. I see young people today who aren’t interested in learning to earn, they just want quick cash because “times are hard”. That’s why certain regions in Nigeria never progress.

Move around town and you see flashy cars which are mostly acquisitions by Yahoo-Yahoo boys, lazy, stupid and uttterly idiotic set of people who want to take shortcuts in life. And more people want to be like them, why? Because of the flashy cars and the dumb headed girls that follow them around, fools.

I’m having mixed emotions of pleasant surprise and inner anger right now. I’m amazed that Tecno, the once despised “chinko” phone is now a hotseller, competing against Samsung. Infinix too is now the new iphone, And they are conceptualized by a Nigerian, not a 100% chinese product. I have been brooding over buying a new phone recently and what has been playing in my mind is the choice between Tecno & Infinix, never knowing that a fellow Nigerian owns it. Have you seen the way the phones are advertised on social media? Can you see the branding? Can you feel the functionality? Nigerian concept for Nigerians, I am angry on the other hand because the average young person especially from his ethnic group is loosing his creative stalk, the blood trait of industry and commerce. Even those who are still into trade dont embrace additional knowledge and new innovations to help build their empires. They dont look forward to see the global picture. They are content in getting all they CAN, CANNING all they get and sitting on the CAN. Just try and propose a branding campaign, training them on new methods or giving them a space on social media and see the response.

Thats why the region isnt moving forward. We need more Nnamdi Ezeigbos, not just to make the Eastern region proud but to position our industries, return to our trading ways; invest in structure, branding, creating institutions and launch out. Now where do we start?
I believe those in the diaspora can take a lead here.

Dr. Dapo Williams, is a real estate practitioner and a community leader, based in London, United Kingdom.

Click to enlarge Images

Watch: Channels TV, Nigeria Live for up to date Nigerian news

Dare Gbadebo
www.naijaonlinetv.co.uk


Author: Dare Gbadebo is the publisher with the trademark darebaba.net is a versatile writer who had his media training based on photography at PEFTI film institute and has written for many top media houses in Nigeria. Stay tuned for your favorite celebrity news political updates and paparazzi. Darebaba on social media Facebook | Instagram | Google+

Click to Watch Nigerian TV Shows online

Read our blog for news, interviews, tips, ratings, product and brand reviews and more – Naija Online TV Blog with Darebaba Gbadebo

Share with:


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Next Post

ON PROF. WOLE SOYINKA'S MATTER BY TOSIN OMIGIE

Thu Dec 8 , 2016
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR NIGERIANS BY DR DAPO WILLIAMS IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR NIGERIANS BY DR DAPO WILLIAMS I just discovered that the highest selling phones in Nigeria today, are Tecno & Infinix and are owned by a Nigerian named Nnamdi Ezeigbo, the CEO of SLOT. Can you see what happens when
ON PROF. WOLE SOYINKA'S MATTER BY TOSIN OMIGIE