How Nollywood Actress Rose To Become CEO Of Four Oil And Gas Companies
Actress Funke Adesiyan has tried her hands in politics and every other sphere and despite all, she still has been able to carve a niche for herself to stay relevant in the movie industry.
Hinting about her life struggles, the actress revealed that she made money at a very tender age of 17 and at age 26, she was able to own a business that cost her over N20 million.
She noted that all her wealth did not last because at age 27, she almost lost all her investment that she had to sell her car just to start all over again.
In her words,
“Let me tell you a story. I am a product of God’s Grace. I was the Games Prefect at my elementary school, I was the Senior Prefect of the secondary school I attended. I started modelling at 13. I started business at 14. At 17 I made my first million. At 19, I built my first house. At 24, i already have OND, a diploma and a degree. At 25, I ran a presidential campaign for one of the greatest men Nigeria is blessed with, Mallam Shekarau. At 26, I opened a fashion emporium in my home town which cost me over 20 million naira then. But guess what, at 27, I had lost almost all.
“This was the period I knew people for what they are. God used this period to prepare me for a better tomorrow. Instead of sulking, I looked inward and found a renewed strength within me. I sold my car, started all over but this time, quietly. I found a new calling. To live my live for people who are truly in need and have nothing to even give you in return but a most sincere prayer to God almighty. To the glory of God today, I am the CEO of four resourceful companies with interest in Importation, Oil and Gas, Integrated services and Farming. Guess what? I’m yet to begin! Whatever your disappointment, see it as an opportunity. Never be scared to begin again. Everyday is always a new day!!! Before you envy my success, learn my pain!”