Entrepreneur and social media influencer, Swag Omoluabi, has urged young Nigerians to look beyond their academic certificates and rely on God’s given talents in their quest for success.
Born Ipadeola Abiodun Oriyomi and taking a cursory look at musical mega stars such as Dr. Sid and Falz, who trained as dentist and lawyer respectively but take to the microphone in pursuit of their passion, Swag Omoluabi who himself studied Accounting, said creativity remains the key to discovering the unknown.
“As a chartered accountant, I didn’t necessarily rest on seeking for where to be employed, rather, I thought of how to be an employer of labour, and that was part of what drove me to be more creative and invest on my creative abilities. I implore others to follow suit to break the unemployment barrier,” he said.
He has touched the lives of many, often hitting the streets to share foodstuffs for the needy.
Swag Omoluabi became a CEO at a young age and currently owns a logistics and furniture business called Omoluabi Logistics and Omoluabi Furnitures respectively.
Swag Omoluabi is also a brand ambassador for a crypto currency company based in Cyprus, Millycryto exchange.
According to him, he is currently working towards owning another brand in the months ahead, as his dream is to own businesses in and outside the country
Humble beyond description, he gives all glory to God who has been his pillar from the onset till now.
According to him, young would-be entrepreneurs must learn to take advantage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to acquire fresh skills required to compete in the ever dynamic world of the 21st century.
“In this contemporary world, technology has advanced such that it has made it easy to acquire different skills outside a formal school system. It is so wide that even the youths can take advantage of same to be gainfully engaged,” he added.
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“Yes, I may be getting married next year. What I look out for in a woman with plan for a serious relationship are just two major things. She has to be beautiful and career driven just like I am,” he asserted.
Speaking on how difficult it was to get a head start, the entrepreneur noted that though the challenges were quite enormous, inadequate finance, he noted was the biggest of all.“There are lot of challenges but the main challenge is capital. It wasn’t easy but I had to try my best to save the money I made from one of the companies I worked with few years ago,” he recalled.
While noting that productive ventures abound in the land, blogging, he said, “has been a worthwhile idea that has helped in boosting the social life and productivity of people who have got flare for it.”
He charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to harness the creative energies of the youths through the provision of funding to further their studies as well to acquire entrepreneurial skills, particularly those readable available on online platform.
He also tasked top players in the private sector to support youth initiatives and invest in their creative ideas so that millions of those currently unemployed would be taken off the street; thus bringing down to the barest minimum, the rate of crime and criminality in the country.
On what made him stick with providing job for himself rather than the usual practice among the youths in searching for jobs after graduation, Swag Omoluabi has this to say: “My mother and the environment I grew up motivated me a lot. I grew up in a place called Ghetto Badia. We had lots of hustling mothers and fathers that work very hard and smart and those parents motivated me.”