I have known demola forever. He just got appointed SSA to the president, and he is my brother.
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Last night, I got a call from a premier investment banking outfit. They have a huge transaction and want to leverage on my network to sell.
A day earlier, my big brother and one of the biggest real estate players in the land on launching his 24 floor hotel suites reaches out and wants me to pull in people who can invest and be the MC at the event.
I have just come back from Abuja, where I had a meeting with a Director of Jaiz Bank who incidentally is the new chairman of NGX
Networking and relationship management, for me, is key. Today, I am selling Anonymous-nipples to individuals on my database cos I won’t try corporates cos of the mischievous intent of the play
So, Demola’s party was another opportunity to deepen relationships and build new ones.
For me, I was glad I was invited cos this would pull in mainstream players within the Lagos State structure and the ruling APC cos of Demolas stature and that of his wife
Titi Oshodi is a strategic player within the Lagos State structure. She has worked very closely with and within the government circles since the inception of this particular administration.
She is a PR and Comminciations expert and has brought this to bare with her Boseko initiative which saw her arrowheading an independent push of political aides towards throwing out an inclusive but independent communications startegy for the electoral pull.
She is my sister. She is Dare’s younger sister. Dare is married to my sister Ijeoma, and she is sisters to the very popular actress Daramola.
So I walked into the hall, not recognizing a lot of people. You know yoruba people and their Owambe. Everybody was wearing aso ebi or is it aso oke and the place was looking very dandy.
I walked to the front to hug demola, who had just flown in from Abuja. He is happy to see me and quips – you don abuse my oga again this morning, and I replied, “I never start, when fuel reach N1,000. I go release him nude.”
We laughed and hugged again. Then I took my seat and low and behold it was Otunba Morakinyo trying to hide behind his beards.
Still looking very handsome and edible, I hugged him and said,’ otunba, where u day all these while o. Otunba is a major oil and gas player. He is also into real estate and technology.
He is influential but prefers to be quiet. So I won’t talk a lot about him, but know that Otunba with his reach can open doors that heaven may really not want to open for u
Across me, I saw gboye and his beautiful wife. Gboye is an operative. A social one. It was thru him and okupe that I met serial investor and international businessman Femi Tejuoso.
Gboyes wife is a world-class educationist who is showing significant skills with young people at the very influential Supreme Education school in Magodo
Then, to my right was Obuks Ibru of the Ibru dynasty and sister of the massively talented Elvina Ibru.
Olorogun Oscar Ibru, one of the most influential of yhem, all walked in, and I ran to him. Once, I had some time with him when the great Mudi built a round about in Ughelli, and we went to commission it.
I decided to walk the room and came upon the Chairman of Odua Investmnets group the suoer brilliant Bimbo Ashiru. I dodged him cos he had just sent in something for my new play, and we had had a long conversation about Nigeria.
In fact, fmr Minister Aganga had mentioned him in a new book he was launching in Abuja this week.
Then I saw Otunba Femi Pedro, fmr Deputy Governor of Lagos State and my big egbon. His contributions to discussions on our whats app groups remain strategic and very educative.
The First Lady was sitted elegantly, and I decided not to carry my wahala to go and disturb her, so I left and went straight to Dr Gaj, who is the Perm SEC Ministry of Environment.
He is my friend and brother. He looked so handsome and regal in his agbada, and I grabbed it and said,’ What are you guys doing with fuel prices?
The intellectual that he is, he took his time despite the noise of the juju band on stage to explain some things to me. I didn’t agree but hugged him and moved towards Tunde Yusuf
Tunde is one of those underground people who are so well connected within the Lagos circles that you can not believe.
Tunde, I am interested in the Arts and Cuture ministry, I mentioned. He said obviously, but there is no vacancy, and I said ohh noo not for me, but for a theatrical expert who would bring a lot of advancement in the space.
He smiled at me and said I’ll revert, but it’s too late.”” I love him . He was my junior in secondary school and had once paid for radio slots on Radio Lagos for me during one of my plays.
It was time to go, and I made for the door only to stumble on the Efcc guy who arrested me, and we shouted and hugged.
I had turned him from a predator to a friend. He laughed and said I will handcuff you fugitive and I say I will release your nude and we laughed, and he said, “See your fried Ajisafe
Lekan Ajisafe is a top 5 insurance broker in the country. He has helped define the space with his unique outlook to the industry
I shook his hands and hugged him. I was supposed to play a role during his mothers remeberance, but that didn’t pan out, but we remained friends.
Will go eat in his office one of these days
As I walked away, I began to ask myself what I had achieved in this particular party.
I have strengthened my relationship with key people within the Lagos Superstructure. Strengthening
The network and giving me a closer access to His Excellency
To rehash, the best places to build, maintain, and enhance your network are social gatherings. Be deliberate about them and don’t just attend all cos u want to build a network
Also, remember the etiquette at such gatherings . I will discuss that in a later briadcast.
For now, make I go bath go work.
Duke of Shomolu