Monday: Successful people whose start up story will motivate you today.

Monday: Successful people whose start up story will motivate you today.

Because it’s Monday, you are probably looking for something to push you to keep striving and not give up? Well here it is.

Tony Elumelu |

The Billionaire and Chairman of UBA group, Tony Elumelu became a branch ambassador at 27. The youngest branch Manager at his time. He had only spent 12 months on the job before being promoted. He applied for a job with 2.1 requirement with a 2.2 result.

Oprah Winfrey |

Oprah, for one episode of her show, gifted every audience member a car, her generosity might be due to the fact the media mogul was born to a poor single mother, and all her life, she’s understood what it meant to need.

In her early teens she was raped and molested, and when she was 14 years old, she gave birth to a child that died in infancy.

Today, she is an actress, producer, activist, entrepreneur and one of the most influential women in the world.

Ibukun Awosika |

Ibukun Awosika tasted and m tried out a lot of different jobs before she got her breakthrough. After finishing her education, she got a job in the banking sphere, but this brought her no satisfaction, and soon she she switched to being a sales representative in a furniture firm.

Only 3.5 months later, she opened her own self-made furniture enterprise, Quebees Ltd. She began this business in 1989.

At the start, her team included 6 workers who worked at her parent’s backyard. Today, Ibukun has expanded her capital to over three and a half billion naira.

Divine Oduduru |

Oduduru is a world famous Nigerian athlete. His ‘I never experred it’ phrase in an interview in Donetsk made him quite popular but he didn’t let the shaming discourage him. He went on afterwards to become a five-time African Junior Champion, turned pro in 2019 and officially running for puma.

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