He is just 31 years old and he already heads a vast business empire that he built from scratch. His name is Ashish Thakkar and he’s the founder of the pan-African multi-sector business conglomerate Mara Group.
Here on the board of lAkUnLeScReWs, we present you his words, exclusively especially as they touch on Africa and her brewing greatness.
“Money should never be a measurement for anything.”
“I like to see myself as an entrepreneur that’s being disruptive — I like to be the underdog in a lot of cases,” “It’s all about how you go about it; but one thing I definitely don’t want to be known as is as ‘Africa’s youngest billionaire.'”
“Thakkar is gearing up to become the first ever East African in space, proudly representing the region in the Virgin Galactic program, which offers paying customers the opportunity to travel beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.” – CNN
Consequent upon the above, he said…
“I’m taking quite a few of flags into space, as a way to kind of send a strong message that ‘look, we as Africa have the vision and the ability as well.”
“It’s something that started off for fun and it’s actually turned out to be something quite nice where we can send a strong message to say, ‘we’re coming, we’re going to mark our space in that territory too.”
“The idea initially was to do it for the two months during my summer holiday.” Thakkar.” And when school started again I conveniently didn’t tell my parents that it did, and obviously they figured me out in a week.” Continue reading
TIME: 25 hours G.M.T. every single day, no be small thing
Today’s Issue: “Nigerian Youths, Wake Up” – BB broadcast msg
lAkUnLeScReWs welcome every lovely reader to another edition of the show, good morning, Naija on MeroëRadio.. E don tey wey we bring the show and na because of the kind rigour wey academic researches dey cause na em make us no show for this radio background since. Abeg, no vex.
The matter wey attract lAkUnLeScReWs this time start with one blackberry (nay whatsapp) broadcast message wey enter my phone a few days back. Make you read the message below:
“Niger Delta Militant – N75,000 per month.
Boko Haram – N100,000 per month.
NYSC – N19,800 per month.
Minimum wage for Civil Service – N18,900 per month.
Choose your career wisely:D”
Wetin that one come mean? I doubt if em require any insight before we begin understand the implication of the varied payment. The varied payment obviously no dey intentional but as the affected lot (almost ‘neglectedly’ so), e dey easy for us to see the obvious connection of disparity. Continue reading
His response was “I am in my 80s now; I have agreed but in the past
‘they’ did not want me to say anything, but now I don’t want to go to
my grave without telling the truth about the atrocities perpetrated in
Africa by the colonialists.
Brothers and sisters; on Ben TV last Thursday, Harold Smith was on a
program to reveal what went behind the scene before the independence.
The Oxford University graduate had this to say about his role in
Nigeria pre and after independence era. Continue reading
The following lines are not mine. Rather, they are the lines of an unknown (remember the unknown soldier? This one has to be the unknown Youth). They just dropped into/unto my phone as a broadcast message and I chose to share the thinking of the Nigerian youth with the readers of lAkUnLeScReWs around the world. Please, smile…
“Nigerian Youths wake up>:O, We have no oda country xcept Nigeria, We hv been suffering in silence while our Leaders put our future in deir bank accounts. Ђôẃ long are we gonna stay lyk this? How can sum1 go to skool, suffer to graduate #:-s and at the end no job. You are almost 40 and still your future is as bleak as a dark room..:( Did ur parents send u to school to sit at home bcos our Government have failed us??. Continue reading