FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA: PROFILED ON VTPASS.COM

Having a beautiful Wednesday and thinking of the weekend already? Well, you should hang in there.Because there is still more money to be made this week. If you are looking for a strong motivation to propel you into creating more figures, then it would be good news to know that vtpass.com can provide the incentive for you to work faster and more convenient. At vtpass.com, we make for quick and convenient means of paying all pending bills. Just by logging in to www.vtpass.com, you can pay for your phone airtime- Etisalat, Airtel, MTN, GLO; your TV subscription, electricity bills, data subscription and so on.

And yes, why not let’s take a peep into the life of a successful business mogul. Doing this will definitely prop you to start clicking away at success. We will be taking a look at our very own Folorunsho Alakija.

alakijaShe has been named one of the most successful black woman in the world! According to Forbes, she is the richest woman in Nigeria with a net worth $2.1 billion. And other than Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, she is one most powerful woman in Nigeria. Not just that, she is the second richest woman in Africa. As well as the third richest woman of African descent. She is also the 87th most powerful woman in the world. You must admit that she is quite something. Here are five major things you probably did not know about this talented and successful woman.

alakijaHERE ARE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FOLORUNSO ALAKIJA

  1. She is a great philanthropist

More than you know, Folorunsho Alakija gives back to the society in more ways than one. One of such philanthropic acts is the Rose of Sharon Foundation. An initiative that helps widows and orphans pursue their ambitions and intents with scholarships and grants, interest-free loans, accommodation solutions and other programs. Through the Rose of Sharon Foundation, over a thousand widows and their children have had their lives take a positive turn. The Rose of Sharon foundation is also affiliated with the Rose of Sharon Glorious Ministry International. And this partnership has provided the spiritual backbone these widows need.alakija

Also, her company Famfa Oil is a major contributor to the Agbami medical and engineering scholarship scheme which has helped sponsor the education of many medically and technologically oriented students. There is also the Folorunsho Alakija Scholarship Scheme, designed to help very poor Nigerians get an education.alakija

2. She never went to a University

It almost has become an imperative for any successful person to be an alumnus of a well-known university. Well, this is not the case with Folorunsho Alakija. Despite accumulating certificates in other respects, a university degree was never part of the stock.

alakijaWhen Folorunsho Alakija was seven years, she was sent to the United Kingdom to begin a primary education in Wales. On her return to Nigeria, she went to Muslim High School, Sagamu, Ogun State. After this, she went over the shores again for secretarial studies at Pitman’s Central College. She went from secretarial school to several fashion schools to study fashion design. Yes, she has been in several institutions but none of them has ever been a university.

On the reason for not attending a university, Alakija says that “If I had the opportunity of going to the university, maybe I would have come out with a second class upper or lower but that didn’t happen; that wasn’t to be my destiny. I would have loved to go to the university as we all know that university education is good but some of us who have not gone, it is not the end of the world.”alakija

Well university or no university, she has risen to an enviable peak. Not only that, not having a university degree did not stop her from being the chancellor of Osun State University. This has made her the first female chancellor in Nigeria.

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3. Her parents saw first

alakijaIt won’t be wrong to say that Folorunsho Alakija’s success was set right on track with the help of her parents. They saw the potential she embodied. For one thing, being born to Chief L.A Ogbara, a husband to eight wives in Ikorodu, Lagos, meant that she was one of many more children. 52 children, in the case of Chief Ogbara. The largeness of Chief Ogbara’s household did not stop him from sending his children to good schools home and abroad. As it appears, Folorunsho and her sister, Doyin were part of the very few ones that Chief Ogbara gave qualitative education. And as far as can be seen, this has paid off.

Again Folorunsho started off as an executive secretary of Sijuade Enterprise. But she left the corporate circle to follow her fashion designing passion. She took up several studies in the UK. On coming back, she established her own fashion house Supreme Stitches which rose to a very prominent height. What is not known though is that her mother, a prolific fashion expert helped out a lot. Inevitably, this helped in taking Folorunsho’s fashion business to great heights. Evidently, not only did her parents believed in her, they also helped make her dream come true.alakija

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4. Folorunsho Alakija is a Jack of all trades and master of all.

As highlighted above, Folorunsho Alakija started out as a secretary. Also, she worked at First National Bank of Chicago (FinBank), now owned by FCMB, before moving on to the fashion world. She was awarded the best fashion house in 1986. Due to her impact in Nigerian fashion, she is the National President and trustee of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN).

alakijaFolorunsho, however, got her big break when she, alongside her friend, bought an undesired oil bloc. Texaco, seeing the potential in the oil bloc, partnered with her company giving her the success story she had been waiting for. Now, she is also involved in real estate and property development.

The business tycoon’s high point is in being able to multitask successfully. Despite having several wings of business, she is able to appropriately manage every one of them. Only through efficient delegation can this be possible.alakija

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5. Her love life is at an ace level

alakijaRecently, Folorunsho Alakija posted pictures showing that even at sixty-five, her love life is still flourishing. In 1976, she got married to Modupe Alakija and the marriage has produced four sons, all of whom are very successful. She is evidently still happily married and basking in the happiness of her own children. In her own words, she says “Only God could have given me a husband for almost forty years in the marriage that is still growing strong. His name forever be praised.”

Just this year, Folorunsho’s youngest son Folarin got married for a second time, after he lost his first wife to cancer.His Iranian wife, whom he married in an overwhelmingly grand style, is a model and marketing consultant. Folarin himself is an entrepreneur, an investor and a cinematographer.alakija

 

 

The success that runs in the Alakija’s family line also extends to several branches of the family tree. Folorunsho Alakija’s nephew is the popular Dj Xclusive who has made a name for himself both home and abroad.

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TIPS ON HOW TO WORK BETTER AND FASTER

Today is a new day that brings along with it, the promise of better things and new possibilities. Concomitantly, the world over is bustling with activities, with feet stamping to work, businesses opening and new work strategies being unfolded. But as the whole world moves forward towards a microchip revolution, it is becoming clearer that working hard or expending more energy does not in any way mean working better. And it certainly does not guarantee a better way of living. In realising this, we at vtpass.com gun more for a work-smart life rather than work-hard ethics. Are you such one that shares the same mindset as we do? Then you will find our service at vtpass.com very handy and helpful.

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In light of this, there are certain work smart tips you will find insightful while you get around to performing your tasks this week. We will be bringing you new insights every each Monday. Stay with us and watch your business grow.

  1. Activate your work mood on Sunday

The reason why Mondays have remained unappealing to most people is that they forget over the weekend that Monday ever exists. Hence, they walk into every Monday and into their workplaces carrying over their shoulders the slugs of tasks that they had left undone on Friday. Why not lighten your Mondays and work better by activating your work mood on Sunday?

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ACTIVATE YOUR WORK MOOD ON SUNDAY

This does not mean you can’t have all the fun you want over the weekend or that you have to turn your centre table into a desk to address your slush pile of work related activities. It only means that you should get certain tasks done on Sunday so as to keep your mind actively keen on tackling greater tasks on Monday.

So while you are at the club with your peeps or at home with your family, watching TV and treating yourself to a great meal, you can as well reply those pending emails sent to you. Call the people who have been at your throat for a while. You can set up an appointment with an equally Sunday-friendly person, order for the materials you need to be delivered on Monday and so on. Not only does this make you work-enthusiastic for the next day, it also reduces the load of things you need to keep track of for the new week. And this is being work-smart.

2. Be the first to waste time

Okay. You are thinking this is a covert way to talk about punctuality, and how it is the soul of business. Or how you must get up early to be work-productive. Well, you are on the right track. Quite alright, it’s good enough to wake up early, beat the alarm clock to its game and delve right into work.

But it’s actually better to wake up early enough to waste time and do nothing! Working productively is all about having the right mindset and the best way to grow a right mindset is by cajoling the mind into believing it is not working at all.

Relaxing before going to work
Be the first to waste time

And how best to do this but by waking up at that moment when you don’t have to rush to work, settling down to a cup of tea, listening to the radio, soul music. Even watching an early morning show, lazing around deciding what to eat or wear(if you have not settled this already), and then playing around in the bathroom before going leisurely to work. What this does is to leave you relaxed. As well as set the right mood for you to face the long day ahead.

3. First thing in the morning: Be a jerk

To get work done on time, you can’t avoid being a jerk in the morning. This does not mean you can’t extend the right courtesy or get all cosy with your co-workers. It only means that you should avoid any morning chit-chats, sweet talks or lax discussions.

GET DOWN TO WORK
GET DOWN TO WORK

Instead, you should get down to those urgent, brain racking tasks that you need to do.

Those who get to work on a Monday morning or any other day for that matter only to begin filling in their friends and co-workers on the happenings of the weekend or the previous day never get anything done.

WORK AND COWORKERS
SOME WORKERS FEEL IT’S THEIR JOB TO FILL YOU IN ON LATEST EVENTS.
AVOID THEM IN THE MORNING.

And if they do get anything done, it is merely tacky and inefficient. So do not mind if your co-workers think you are a jerk for the best part of the morning because they won’t be able to resist calling you a sweetheart with the sort of bustling attention and cool gist you will shower them with after you are done with your most urgent tasks.

4. Nothing is as important as everything

A work-smart person will always see every task as more important than another, which in itself is more important. Nothing should be just too important to focus on while leaving the other duties unattended to. And nothing should be too trivial not to pay attention to. This way, everything that needs to be done, from the small task of checking the mails and messages to the big task of meeting a customer’s need, gets attention.

WORK AND PRIORITY
PAY MUCH ATTENTION TO SMALL DETAILS AS YOU DO TO BIG TASKS

But this does not exclude the need to prioritise tasks. It only means that nothing should be so small or big to leave out of your to-do-list. And you are allowed to not carry out those big routines for a while so as to attend to tiny details, just as you can skip those small issues to attend to bigger matters. It all depends on how motivated you are to perform a task.

5. Appeal to your inner muse

Talking about motivation, your body can sometimes be so hell bent on doing nothing so that no matter how you prop yourself up to work, nothing productive emerges. You are at that time as dry as a stone. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself or chastising yourself for being lazy, why don’t you appeal to your inner muse? What this simply means is doing anything that makes you tick and lightens your mood at that point.

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APPEAL TO YOUR INNER MUSE

It can simply be plugging your earphones into your ears and listening to some of your favourite vibes. It can be eating your fantasy food or calling home to listen to the voice of your hobby and children. Even if you feel like dancing, you can simply nod your head at your table or take a stroll around while tapping your feet on the floor. Whatever your muse wants, just give it a go. But remember that there’s still work to be done.

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