TMD: Money Whisperers

You need to have seen these guys hedging their bets on The Money Drop Nigeria. These two friends, Taro Ndifeokezie and Frank Anachebe, were the last duo to play Season One’s fast-paced game of intelligence and smart wits. As Gideon Okeke said, these guys believed that they should listen to what the money says…interesting. And the money really spoke to them, because these Igbo business partners made history as the first duo to win $16,000 on TMD Nigeria. No joke!

Favour was on their side, really. The question about the aglet, and the one about most counterfeited products in the US, just made me know how much common sense and logic can go a long way in making dreams come true.

Trust our Igbo brothers, while they were deliberating on the last question, consumer electronics and shoes, which item was the most counterfeited in the United States, Frank said that when it comes to shoes, there’s no chip in the shoes to identify the fake from the original, and that once they’re bought you can’t easily return them the way you’d return electronics. Listen to this: he said that personally, since he also sells shoes, his prayer for every customer is that he/she wears the new pair of shoes out, so that if the person ever comes back to complain, he won’t have to take back the shoes because the customer actually wore them from the time of purchase! See sense! 😀

So the money whispered its secrets to these guys and gave itself up to them. Hmmm. *off to talk to my own bank account…*

See ya…one luv.

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Money money money…it’s a rich man’s world!

I was in a cab today, and trust me and my chatterbox mouth, somehow somehow…the driver and I started gisting. He told me how he actually prefers working in the transport sector here in Port Harcourt than in Lagos, even though his wife and five kids live in Lagos. According to him, a day’s drop (a drop means a solo ride in a taxicab in this beautiful country called Naija) could go for about 10,000 naira (RIM please add the naira sign to your keypads, abi we never buy una phones taya? 🙂 )…and I was like: who pays you 10k? He was like girls like me. Hmmm…like me? Is he sure they’re like me? Me I like to stroll o, no be even trek! 😀 Money is spent as the owner so pleases o jare…no be so? The driver probably thought I’d want to match that price range, abeg make e carry go…I no fit shout!

But seriously, life ain’t no competition. She’s wearing Armani, and you’re wearing Nkechi designs…so? No be tailor sew am? I know some of my friends will say “designers are different now…” But truth is, are you buying the designer label cos you appreciate the quality of the garment and you CAN pay for it, or are you just buying it cos it’s “designer’s”? If the latter is your option, no worry, ‘Christian Dion’ full for Aba!

Why am I saying this?
I have seen a lot of people lose focus in their spending habits cos of peer pressure and the crazy need to live like, or even better than, the Joneses.
Money is a servant, a seed and a spirit, and it will be for you what you want it to be, useless or useful. God has given us fundamental rules for our financial growth, that we have to follow in order to grow our wealth, cos we’re all wealthy…as for me I am…cos my Father is the Monarch of the Universe. But I have my priorities…so unlike some other folks, I won’t use my school fees to go shopping for an Ipad, or the Bold 10. I’ll first pay my tithe on my income or my increase. So oga driver, how much is your money…no dey tell me 10k!

Have a great week y’all…Peace. 🙂

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Gimme gimme gimme…

Hi folks, it’s been five days since my last post. How have y’all been? I’ve been a bit busy, but trust me, y’all were on my mind… 🙂

Have you ever been walking in the street and a scrawny kid just clings to you begging for money? Well, in my country, there are lots of immigrants from the neighbouring northern countries for whom begging is a culture, a lifestyle. So this little boy just came up to a man and held his hands, asking for money. He asked the boy to follow him home so he’d go to school and stop begging, and the boy promptly left him. His parents, who were sitting at a corner beside an old dilapidated building, quickly motioned to the boy to come back.

Then I looked at the parents. They appeared healthy, missing no limbs or any other body parts, and I wondered why people would be content with begging for a living. Even some disabled people would work for a living. And it occurred to me that it all had to do with the mind. Nobody would stoop to beg except if the person had already accepted that he/she did not deserve any better…like the boy and his parents refusing education and the means to a better way of life. I wondered how long they wanted to keep begging.

Like I said, it’s all in the mind: to do or not to do; to be or not to be. Sometimes we know what and how and when to do what to do, but a lot of times there’s what I call mental laziness…and when it happens, just tell yourself, like Nike puts it: JUST DO IT!

Cheers y’all…one luv!

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