How much is Babakekere? That was the chat I just received this morning It was my bro Laide, ahead of Honxho at Purple. They own the Purple Mall at Maryland and so many other iconic Real estate positions all over the place.
They just completed a major Capital raise, showing the enormous confidence the market has in them. I played a little part in that transaction and continued to be amazed at the total understanding and the clarity of their vision as they set about building a sustainable and profitable institution I want to be the major sponsor. He says. I call him, he declines my call.
I say, lord my hand dey shake. Edgar, I want to be the only sponsor, what is the budget
When Laide talks, u listen o. The man no gets time for frivolity. When our ogaal at BGL passed, the role he played was mercurial and the kinds of positions he has taken have made me not joke with the boy o
I say, bro, I don collect money already o and I no fit return. He replies, ‘Edgar I want to be the only sponsor’
Now, this is the second time I am getting this. BODE OLANIPEKUN SAN is the sole Sponsor of Sarduana.
Me I am liking this one o. But I have already collected money from my people o and I must be a man of my words no matter how sweet the deal is
Laide and his Purple have been with me from inception. They have been one of my major supporters on this road. The way they have supported me, u will think we are all blood brothers
Then he adds the clincher. My media team will work with you we will throw in the board – the biggest in Africa and we will take over the Hall and brand
By this time, I start to cry. My brother, please na. How will I do this one o.
Just last night I dey look prospect list dey fear, now money don comes, I still dey fear.
I call again. He declines. I say, bro, pls can we have a middle ground. Can we find the small solution that will be beneficial to all and sundry The investment banker in both of us going into overdrive, we knock out a beautiful never before seen deal that will see Purple arrowhead one of the most pivotal theatre productions ever, engaging over 500 people directly, with a unique co-location scenario – Muson and Glover and impacting other sectors like hospitality, media, and finance
This boy is a genius o. I said under my breath as we closed the deal on WhatsApp then he dropped the clincher- Edgar, Jakande represent housing. the great man built ‘mixed-use Residential buildings and for we at Purple building mixed-use Lagos we can begin to better understand the huge vision of this leader…
This is why we are doing this. We want nothing from this
Kai. Oh my God. AFANG didn’t let me see this o.
Genius. Jakande built a lot of Housing Estates which still stand till today. What he did for Education he did for Housing and it is taking Laide and his Purple group to pull my ears and bring this to the forefront.
God bless you, my brother. May God continue to bless this your Group for us
Duke of Shomolu