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Whoot Africa’s Best Advice Series – Part 11 Brigitte Sesu Tilley-Gyado, Marek Zmyslowski & More

“If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all”. – Anna Quindlen

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life”. -Dr. David M. Burns

This week on Whoot Africa’s best advice series, we share words of wisdom, a thought of hope, and inspiration in our own little way

Here are some CEO’s and inspirational personalities sharing with us this week…. Stay inspired, dream big and work towards winning.


Brigitte Sesu Tilley-Gyado, Managing Partner Venture Afrika and CEO & Founder Africa Heritage Group. 

The best advice I ever received came from “My mum”.

“Whatever you desire, pray for it, work consistently towards it, believe it is yours, and be patient until it unfolds at the perfect time.”

I apply this advice to every thing I do !


                         Allie Morse, CEO Lamudi.com.ng


Best Advice!!!

A very successful friend, and CEO of a highly profitable Nigerian company, recently told me the secret to his success is to listen. He told me that all good leaders listen- they get smart people around them and they never stop listening.

For me, it’s about listening to my team members, and the wise voices around me. You always have more to learn and listening is the key


                               Oluyomi Ojo, CEO Printivo

“Never let your business run of people, money, idea, actions, in that order”.

It changed my life forever.


Lebogang K. Maruapula, CEO EBAT Media Botswana and WEF Global Shaper


The best advice I ever received!   Use every opportunity to make positive networks and alliances” Always keeping this in mind has pushed me to make many impactful connections in the most unlikely places.

I have also been advised to research, research, and more research! I have received great opportunities because of this. I use social media and events to connect with people, and to make the best impression I possibly can. As well as to make people aware of my talents and passions and where I would like to go….

I believe when people know what direction I want to take in life this usually makes me a ‘first point of thought’ when opportunities that match my goals come by. I recently received an offer to be involved in a great social development project and the project leader said, “I immediately thought of you when I came across this.” It is very humbling.

I am also a part of several initiatives such as the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers through networking and doing research. This has also been a great part of my leadership development and it has afforded me great opportunities that will forever carve my future in a positive light! I own a start-up company called EBAT Media; which does Digital Media Management and Social Media management and the jobs that we have gotten have all been through strategic networking.

I am also Co-Founder of The GODDESS Foundation, which is an NGO, which focuses on the empowerment of the girl child and young women. I have met my wonderful partners through networking; we have also been involved in great projects because of the power of networking and being able to ask for favours from our networks.

The best advice I have achieved has really changed my life and it’s only just the beginning!


                     Marek Zmyslowski, CEO Jovago.com.ng

Best Advice?

“People always have two reasons. The one that sounds nice and the real one” 






If you missed the previous parts of the best advice series, please click here .

Olushola Pacheco

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