By ID Africa
We fear it! We detest it! Failure is a word which no one wants to be associated with. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, things just don’t go as planned. We experience challenges, setbacks and outright disappointments, however, it’s important to know that failure itself is not a bad thing, but one’s negative attitude and response towards it.
Here are few famous Nigerians who failed at first, or a number of times, but never gave up till they achieved their goals. They’ve clearly shown that failure is just a stepping stone and not the end of the road.
Muhammadu Buhari – The current president of Nigeria contested the presidential elections 3 times and lost. His consistency and persistence earned him the presidency on his 4th attempt at the age of 73.
Cosmos Maduka – The businessman and founder of Coscharis Group dropped out of elementary school, got sacked from his job as an automobile apprentice, lost money to in an importation deal gone bad, but didn’t give up till he became successful.
Don Jazzy – Famous music producer and record executive, Don Jazzy, dropped out of Ambrose Alli, University Ekpoma after his first year, worked as a drummer and security guard in the UK, before becoming successful.
Mercy Johnson Okojie – Before fame and success, one of Nollywood’s highest-paid actresses, Mercy Johnson once worked as a housemaid and also failed JAMB before landing a breakout role in the movie ‘The Maid’.
Michael Adenuga: The current third richest man in Africa, Michael Adenuga once worked as a taxi driver, a petty trader and a security guard. Today, he owns one of the largest telecommunication companies in Africa.
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