Brandshow with Wale Alabi – Dreammaker

“If you come to Lagos and you are not successful, you cannot be a success in other climes. Not even in God’s own country, America!” – Author Unknown

Like the biblical Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey, Lagos is a honey pot. A land where success stories are woven at an incredible pace. Lagos is a city of success. Lagos is a city where big dreams amplified with intrepid doggedness and atom of luck soon become successful realities. Lagos is a jinx breaker. Lagos is a dream maker. If you doubt this assertion: ask Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man who hit gold in commodity trading. Ask Rasaq Akanni Okoya a.k.a Eleganza who made fortune in female jewellery. Ask Funke Akindele (Jenifa) or Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) who hit bigtime in the make-believe world of movie making.

Indeed,  only in Lagos will an ordinary bread hawker, Jumoke Orisagunna by a stroke of luck become a celebrity, bringing fame and fortune to his family. It is a known fact that virtually all these successful people and others who became successful in Nigeria either have their roots or connection with Lagos. Name them: from Wole Soyinka to Achebe, from Mike Adenuga to Aliko Dangote, from Kanu Nwankwo to Jay- Jay Okocha, and from Chimamanda Adichie to Folorunso Alakija. They all at one time or the other had contact with Lagos. And this contact to a certain extent defined their careers, impacted their lives.

This is not our regular edition. It’s a special commemorative edition on brand Lagos that clocked fifty recently. It is a befitting tribute to Lagos, the golden city where dreams flourish. Please flip through the pages and enjoy.

Parting Shot: “ Nature chooses your parents. Your profession chooses your colleagues. You choose your friends. But your enemies choose you.” – Anonymous

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