It was a hot-blazing Saturday afternoon, Kemi and I joined a host of other young folks at the Convenant Christian Centre, Iganmu, Lagos, very close to one of Nigeria’s most iconic artefacts (The National Arts Theatre) on a motivational encounter with Mrs. Ibukun Awosika.
I would really like you to read up on this woman, who is an epitome of grace. Let me give you a brief insight.
Ibukun Awosika (Mrs.) is a business mogul, author and also a motivational speaker. She is currently the Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria (huge glass ceiling breaking right there).
An afternoon with her was certainly worth it. She provided the audience with rare insight into entrepreneurship, marriage, relationship, career, etc. She shared her early life, growing up days, career (how driven and ambitious she was). She advised young people to stand up for what is right, to be honest and add value to their lives, not to look down on anybody, but always be diligent, upright and faithful in our dealings in every aspect of our lives.
One of her quotes was ”It’s better you get married at 30 or 40 years of age and live together to 80 years, than marrying early and marrying the wrong person.” She also shared her journey with Christ Jesus (how she gave her life to Christ), how she was determined never to give or take bribe.
The session which was compered by the wife of the Pastor of Convenant Christain Centre was a delightful one. I did learn a lot in the short period and I took some nuggets home ‘based on logistics’ (courtesy BigBrotherNaija, post for another day …heheeh)…Lolz.