5 Things I Learned at Omojuwa’s Digital Wealth Book Launch (Pictures)
Written by Kingsley Aigbona on August 1, 2019
If you missed JJ Omojuwa’s Digital Wealth book launch, this post will help you to catch up.
I have never met JJ Omojuwa before the launching of his book, The New Code of Digital Wealth. But I’d heard about his tweets and blog posts. One of my staff in 2013 drew my attention to him. Since I was not a heavy twitter user then, I only came across his tweets now and then. Instagram is the platform on which I eventually got to study and know him.
When I saw the IV for his book launch, I decided to attend. I cleared all my schedules for the day and got set.
The event held at Civic Centre, Victoria Island. In attendance were Banky W, Bovi, TM Ogunsem0 Juliet Ibrahim, Godman Akinlabi, Steve Babaeko, Charles O’ Tudor, Kate Henshaw, Betty Irabor, Musa Halilu-Ahmed, Olakunle Soriyan and a host of other celebs and technocrats.
5 Things I learned
1. Be yourself, and everyone will adjust
Everyone did not get the opportunity to speak at the podium. All the speakers attested that Omojuwa has defined who he is and stands by that. No threats or hindrances have deterred him.
2. Be consistent, and people will notice you
Omojuwa has been tweeting for over a decade. He has been a voice for the voiceless. He has been jumping from one cause to another to make society better. For ten years? That is consistency.
3. Great things take time to become great
See that? Maybe if Omojuwa had tried to do this five years ago, it wouldn’t be this resounding. Are you doing something worthwhile now? Does it look like no one notices you? Keep doing it. Great things take time to become great truly.
4. People are the greatest assets. Nurture relationships
This man knows people and people know him! Value people. Love people. Be there for people. I could not believe my ears when someone mentioned that Omojuwa came through for him on an important project and did not ask for money.
5. Nigeria has hope.
This point is the most exciting for me! With the growing terrorism and the seeming inability of the government to come up with plans and resources to tackle it, my hope for Nigeria was already going downhill. Listening to all the bright minds at the event, especially Simi Fajemirokun, gave me hope for Nigeria again.
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I have gone through the book. I love it. As an author myself, it is usually difficult for me to get impressed by texts written by Africans. This one has blown me away. I love the book. I intend to give out as many as I can. Kindly comment below why you should get a copy.