“Our imaginative power is our creative ability” The journey to NATIONHOOD… It starts with a desire UNDERSTANDING NATIONHOOD…
If I was asked to describe Warri in one word, I’d probably say, ‘peaceful ambience’ or ‘coyly cultured’.
I could also describe its people (a sizeable chunk of them) with a legal phrase ‘meddlesome interlopa’ which means that ‘your neighbours business is yours too’, ranging from market women, and hair stylists to Christian sisters in your place of worship.
How often do we feel embittered or elated as the case may be because of the way people treat us – especially those we expect some form of service from? We most likely would have had our fair share of both good and bad customer care encounters.
…1976: Just the same year Lieutenant Colonel B.S Dimka and his accomplices released the bullets that killed former Head of State, General Murtala R. Muhammad in a coup d’état in Lagos, an English rock band, known as Smokie, released a song titled “Living Next Door To Alice” that turned out a big hit. My dad had not known my mum when the song was released, and therefore I wasn’t born then.
Travie McCoy didn’t only share his dream (or should I say wish?) with the world when his debut single “billionaire” hit the airwaves, he also voiced the desire of millions of young people all over the world including yours truly; the lazy Port Harcourt boy. Yes! Just like Travie, I wanna be a billionaire – so freaking bad!
I have heard it being said times over that money doesn’t bring happiness, but I think I wanna confirm that myself. They say money doesn’t necessarily bring fulfillment, and I say poverty doesn’t either. Truth is, as vain as material possessions are, we cannot possibly go through life without them. So, my desire to be a billionaire led me on a journey to the end of the rainbow in search of the proverbial pot of gold.
I started to look around town for means of making money. I considered the ‘For-ex Trading Profession’ but didn’t give that a shot because I never ceased to wonder why a few persons who supposedly knew how to make billions of Dollars (bearing in mind how naturally selfish human beings are) had to go about persuading other people to “learn the trade”. I saw the training fees they collected as a major source of income for these ‘For-ex chaps’.
I hadn’t planned to write this article you’re now reading, but I decided to share this experience with you based on the feedback I got from “Why Many Young Nigerians Will Never Become Wealthy”.