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Let me take you to 2009, when I was on IT in Effurun, Warri, Delta state.

I had a small room in a big house, a wonderful sister-in-law with kids and a military like uncle who keeps me on my toes daily. He had 5 cars and I was supposed to know the one he would like to drive the next day. Any failure to do this…. (*in my Asa’s voice* stop calling me a WAILER!!!!!!!). That small room had me writing down a lot of things I wanted 2015 to be and though some have happened, I skipped one,  which is walking by the side of a lady in a white flowing gown. Smiles

 

Back to 2015. The year started with a lot of promises and a lot of intentions; I am very engaged (with work, not with BAE, edakun), so the plan was to build my personal business and excel at it. It started very well, and then my 9-5 got very tasking (Remember that Super story sound track).

 

So, I worked with a tech company and the energy level was dope (very high), I was like the brand ambassador and all, I got to go to a lot of events and speak at lot of events too. This means that I know people, and some of them know me. I did things for people – like helping them get a job and start a new career so, I know a lot of ladies and a few good men. The job went well and I started getting bored, because even though helping people get things done made me happy,  it was never enough.

 

Let me digress a bit. So I decided to rent an apartment, which I did, but I don’t stay alone (I’m not doing that OSU or LASU parole, please abeg and I apologize). I grew up in a very large family, 5 sisters and 1 brother, and I am the last-born, so you know what I mean. My Father was very nice and he accommodated a lot of people when he was alive so we continued with that trend (story for later). “I cannot cook to save a soul, so my nephew and mum stay with me, wifey gotta know how to cook and I am not saying this from a very strong point, I am kinda pleading“…..Reasons I don’t stay alone.

I will skip my relationship part and my political part, because i want to….(ejo le fero)

So, let’s stick to my career and how I live my life – apart from going to work everyday, I joined a group that allows me to run every week. From a guy who could barely do long distance, I sprint away 5km in 22mins on the average. It has become something I can say that I’m skilled at in less than 6 months; I run a distance of up to 50km monthly.

2015 would have been a very normal and interesting year for me, but I did something people wouldn’t expect. I resigned from work and the phone calls and messages wouldn’t stop coming in…. So the most interesting part of 2015 started from October 16 till date; let me run through it.

Oct 16: Filled a form for a new business idea Called the Enterprise Technology Challenge (ETC)

Oct 17: Quit my Job

Oct 21: Celebrated my Birthday amid a lot of drama

Oct 25: 5 year remembrance of Late Elder Emmanuel Jaiyeola Salami

Nov 6-8: Came second at the ETC, I won something very big

Nov 9-Nov 21: Had a lot of souvenir contracts, I have an outfit that makes souvenirs

Nov 21 – Date: Looks like my decision to quit makes a lot of sense and money (story for later).

 

I have actually not mentioned the businesses I started, check my bio on twitter @obadafidii for details. For me, I don’t rush any project I do, I plan and execute, and I have done that more in the last 40 days than in the last 4 years.

 

In all, I want to say its been a wonderful 2015, I have met people especially online, football related, business wise and a lot of other ventures. You might not know a lot of things about me in 2015 but my name is Jaiyeola Ayodeji David, you might want to remember that.

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Ah ah. Captain Whirlwind. Edakun, which direction are you blowing so we can be ready?

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