The climate in Nigeria is changing. I feel a frisson of excitement in the air, of somthing happening, something new… With the advent of e-commerce and witnessing success stories of many companies in the online domain, young people are more driven to trying out new things. At Diamond Bank, I come across many new entrepreneurs in Nigeria harnessing the power of the web and mixing it with creative ideas. Many are rightly viewing this as a chance to sell their unique ideas to the world. This growth is visible in all sectors like manufacturing, finance, film and cinema, music, art, agriculture, fashion and much more.
Nigeria, being the largest economy in Africa, has the duty to help lead this change for other countries. The opportunities afforded to most Nigerians allow them to utilize the latest that technology has to offer. Young Nigerians are realizing their true potential through the power of technology and we are all optimistic looking into the future.
The entrepreneurs, risk takers, innovators are the ones on the path of success. It doesn’t matter whether you fail or succeed, it is important that you try. Most of our lives are dotted with situations where we risked something and jumped in, or we didn’t. These situations dictate the path our life will take. Although we should not live in the past and deliberate over every decision that we took or did not take, we must however, carefully evaluate these situations to gain a deeper understanding of our professional potential and ourselves.
Declutter Your Life
Technology is something that is helping us all collectively grow. It has helped free up time that was otherwise cluttered with mundane tasks. We have managed to get rid of unproductive tasks in our lives and focus on our growth. The people adapting to new technology are growing at a pace that is faster than what anyone can imagine. Many young driven entrepreneurs in Nigeria have realized the value of technology. They are utilizing the collaborative power of technology to reach out to a wider audience. Technology is providing the buoyancy much needed to the wings of creativity much like Diamond Bank does for its clients, old or young.
I believe, it is because of the hard work of these young driven people, that Nigeria is growing. Their risks are paying off and all this is helping grow our economy. Nigeria is a land full of many resources. If one is driven, they can utilize it to grow their business. An individual’s growth is a nation’s growth. I am optimistic of the future. This optimism is largely fuelled by young Nigerians who are running new businesses. People are opening up, embracing technology, and using it to let their creativity flow. Be it bringing new things to Nigeria or taking traditional Nigerian ideas to the rest of the world, the world is sitting up and taking notice. I take my hat off to the young, competitive, successful people who are driving the sea change we are witnessing today.