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Why The ‪‎Buy Nigeria To Grow The Naira‬ Campaign Might Not Work

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I strongly believe our nation will be in a better position if we focused more on growing our local industries. If we support local businesses more than ever before. Yes, we all want the Gucci, the Range Rovers, but have we ever thought about becoming a nation that manufactures products that can match the quality of those we crave to import?

Such dreams take time but everything has small beginnings. We must start now. Looking inwards would create more opportunities for exports in the near future. More jobs would be created while increasing our economic wealth. I read a publication recently about how Cassava production can generate over $4 million annually for Nigeria.

Interestingly, we are blessed with so much more than Cassava. Imagine how much in revenue would be generated annually if we strategically grow local industries with the vast resources available to us as a nation.

Yes I have imagined and its overwhelming. However, my heart bleeds because I know we might not be able to grow these local industries as fast as we can or even grow them at all; if some issues are not tackled first-hand. These issues have been constraining our development for decades now. Most of us already know what these issues are:

  • Inadequate electricity supply
  • Bad roads resulting in logistics difficulties
  • Poor and expensive internet

If we as a nation can get these things sorted out, there are no limits to the growth of our local industries. We can all scream #buynigeriatogrowthnaira #‎buynigerian‬‪ #‎buylocalproducts‬ and #MadeInNigeria all year long, but if our electricity problem, the issue of bad road networks and poor internet distribution are not tackled promptly our local industries will continue to be plagued with stunted growth.

I am all for buying locally made products and services. I truly want our local industries to grow. Our existence as a nation depends on it. However, the success of the Made in Nigeria campaign equally depends on the development and maintenance of the Power, Transport and ICT sectors. The time is NOW!

 

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  1. Amberly

    December 17, 2016 at 5:22 am

    A simple and inleeligtnt point, well made. Thanks!

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Coronavirus Pandemic: A pandemonium with a tendency to make humanity extinct 

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Humanity has always been at the receiving latitude at all times. Whether it is war, hunger, plague or any social vice-vices one can think of. Today, the scary word is corona. It has come with no mercy to fight and beat us. 
 
Currently, Coronavirus has claimed over 8,800 innocent lives with over 220,000 begging for urgent help according to reports. This is another mass destruction.
 
Across the globe today, the economy is at the mercy of Coronavirus, a situation that is pathetic. Unfortunately, there seems to be no obvious solution, while the world lives in gross fear and apprehension. 
 
However, the rain of COVID-19 is not falling on selected roof. Many nation is facing a total lockdown and no one knows what might happen tomorrow.
 
This is a wake-up call for both Government and citizens of Nigeria to respond in all capacity that would ensure a united force and collaboration against Coronavirus. Nigeria shall stand strong. WE SHALL OVERCOME!
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Why DJ Cuppy Should Quit Music As An Artist

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If you are a Nigerian, you most likely already know who DJ Cuppy is. Ms. Otedola is a Business and Economics graduate who also has a Master’s Degree in Music Business from New York University, USA. She is a renowned Dj and the daughter of Nigerian Businessman, Mr. Femi Otedola.

Many Nigerians got to know Dj Cuppy when she started Djing in Nigeria. Personally, I believe she is a talented Dj and has done well to inspire many upcoming DJs in Africa, regardless of status or ethnic group. However, I strongly believe Dj. Cuppy will make a lot more impact as a music business mogul. That is, instead of just continuing to DJ, produce and perform as an artist, she should consider investing in the industry as a record label owner like the likes of Don Jazzy and Davido.

That is, Dj Cuppy can upgrade her music management and content production business, Red Velvet Music Group to a creative media & entertainment company.

She has the capacity to pull the capital needed to make this happen in a major way. I envision a huge warehouse-like building in Lagos. Partitioned to house a mega music studio, a dance studio, a film studio, and even a music museum. Do you see where this is going?  

You were probably expecting me to bash her, right?. But no, this is not one of those – put the person down articles. Not at all. We are not about that life on steadygettingit.com. It’s all about empowering people over here, especially young Nigerians. Now let’s get back to our very own adorable Ms. Cuppy and why she should consider doing more than just singing or djing.

Posterity will smile on her for creating an avenue for a lot more talented individuals in Nigeria to attain limelight. She was able to pull the who is who in society together to raise over 5 billion Naira for her foundation recently. I have no doubt that she can make a record label and a lot more happen. Do you agree? Do you think she has the potential for success as a record label executive? Feel free to share your opinion in the comment section. 

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