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Whoot Africa’s Best Advice series – Part 7 ” Luther Lawoyin, Tayo Ayoade, Nubi Kay & More

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches. ” ~ Napoleon Hill

“You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.” ~ Lee Iacocca

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 sharing with us this week…. Stay inspired, dream big and work towards winning.


              Tayo Ayoade, CEO of MTS West Africa

The best business advice I received was from a friend, Jeanine Bowen, a thorough bred professional. She was born and raised in South Africa, a business process outsourcing specialist and an astute professional in the customer service and contact center industry.
She possess quite an amazing wealth of experience in training and teaching both life and business values, while advocating best practices and changes as our business enterprise grows.
Her advice to me was “Never let your God and your Guts fail you in your business ventures …. your best investment is in your own business, so if you mind your business, you will be successful “
These few words of her’s have been my guiding principles both in my business and personal life.


Onuora Valentine Chinonyelum, CEO Golden Age Farms Ventures.

The best advice I received was from chidimma maria ezeogbuka – “The world is not waiting for your excuses why you have failed, but your testimony as to gear them towards building their own capacity.”

This inspires me to work towards success, as I realize, the world is waiting to hear my success story which I plan to tell  without reproach.


 Nubi Kayode, Internet Entrepreneur & Social Media Strategist


“We are happy because we are grateful, and not grateful because we are happy. “  We should be grateful for every moment we have, because with it comes opportunities, and if you miss those opportunities, there is no cause for regrets, as another moment follows also filled with opportunities.

So, Stop. Look. Go. Be grateful. Be Happy.” – paraphrased from David Steindl-Rast’s TED talk. (http://www.ted.com/talks/david_steindl_rast_want_to_be_happy_be_grateful.html)

This definitely changed my thinking as an entrepreneur, business person, and ultimately human being.


Luther Lawoyin, CEO of PASSJAMB.COM.NG

live the life you love, and love the life you live.” A classmate in Senior Secondary School, posted those words on the hostel wall, I was a science student but I knew then I would have been better off as an arts student but it was too late. Going forward I made sure to choose to do what I loved from then on, with no regrets today, I can say it’s the best advice I ever got.

The conclusion, “love the life you live”  in the statement gave me a balance of responsibility towards living the life I love. Its a sort of a mantra now.


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




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