It was around 1996. He had completed his National Youth Service and was in desperate need of work. Be that as it may, regardless of how hard he attempted, he just couldn’t find a new line of work paying little heed to his Second Class Upper Degree in Computer and Electronics Engineering. It was a grim time in the nation joblessness was extreme. A ton of youngsters were leaving the nation looking for greener fields.
Nnamdi selected to fill in as an understudy figuring out how to fix PCs in Ikeja. He later opened an extremely little auto shop of his own while crouching with a companion since he had no cash.
With time his demographic developed on account of his genuineness and premium on client administration. At some point, an old client he met as an understudy visited and disclosed to Nnamdi he would love him to work from a bigger store in a peaceful situation. To enable him to out, the client brought a few PCs for Nnamdi to sell. From the returns of the deal, Nnamdi set up another befitting store. He paid N180,000 for the store in those days.
From the new store he started to sell PCs. As the business developed, clients started to interest for more outlets near their regions and for cell phones. Nnamdi definitely took advantage of the lucky break and extended his business to selling cell phones.
Lacking learning of how to deal with a developing business, he selected for a MBA program at Lagos Business School. Following couple of long stretches of commitment and diligent work, Nnamdi and his group assembled his image SLOT, into the most respectable cell phone retailer in Nigeria.
Inferable from poor administrations of telecom administrators, a great deal of Nigerians acquired beyond what one telephone so they could fall back on an alternate system when one was awful. Nnamdi distinguished this issue early and drew closer Nokia, the main cell phone brand in the nation. He attempted to convince Nokia to create double SIM telephones for the Nigerian market. Be that as it may, they overlooked him – all things considered, individuals purchasing a few telephones implied more telephone deals for them!
Nnamdi did not surrender.
He went to China and offered his vision to a previous representative of Bird, another cell phone organization. They collaborated and Nnamdi enrolled an organization in Nigeria called Tecno. The first Tecno telephone, Tecno 101 was dismissed by the market since it was defective. They created a subsequent adaptation, Tecno 201 which was vastly improved and step by step started to sell in the market. To enter the market they gave their telephones to advertisers using a loan to sell and pay later. Nnamdi basically self-supported the whole activity.
At the point when the telephone started to flourish with gigantic market request. Nnamdi and his group mentioned for development installment before providing the telephones. They utilized the development installment to create more telephones.
At first Tecno was a telephone for low pay individuals yet with persistent improvement in quality combined with the droop in the economy in 2008, an ever increasing number of individuals grasped the a lot less expensive yet practical Tecno telephones.
Today Tecno and its side project brand, Infinix are the quickest selling telephones in the Nigerian market. On account of Nnamdi Ezeigbo – the visionary originator of SLOT Stores and Co-organizer of Tecno and Infinix, who saw a chance to take care of an issue and held onto it!
Incidentally, Nnamdi Ezeigbo turned into a very rich person in a similar nation he couldn’t get a new line of work by taking care of an issue.
Today a great deal of Nigerians are baffled, and as it should be. Each Nigerian has a real motivation to gripe. Nigeria is tormented by bunches of issues – absence of essential foundation, absence of social comforts, rotting organizations, appalling joblessness, close nonexistent genuine division, financial strangulation, among others. Running off to greener fields has turned into the best wagered for a great deal of youthful Nigerians looking for a more promising time to come. What’s more, truly, I don’t accuse them.
In any case, we should understand that each human issue is a chance. Nigeria and the remainder of Africa are burdened with mounting issues – and this actually implies Nigeria and the remainder of Africa is an ocean of chance. Issues are openings. Openings are all over the place! As somber and miserable as things may appear Nigeria is a pot of gold. The inquiry is what would you be able to see? Would you be able to see these chances (issues)? Would you be able to hear the call of the poor? How might you take care of issues around you? How might you improve this nation? In what capacity can you emphatically affect your reality? That is the way to progress and significance.
As Mike Murdock, the American Pastor appropriately stated: ‘Cash is the reward for taking care of human issues’. Henry Ford turned into an extremely rich person by giving the world reasonable autos. Bill Gates turned into a very rich person creating programming that gave the world access to the PC. Imprint Zuckerberg turned into an extremely rich person by associating the world via web-based networking media. I can continue forever.
The reason many individuals don’t see these chances and can’t hold onto them is that a great many people are not prepared to serve. Their attention is on taking and not on giving. On the off chance that you need to be extremely effective and develop to your fullest potential, you should figure out how to serve. When you serve all that you have ever wanted and considerably more will pursue normally.
As indicated by Zig Ziglar, the well known American powerful orator, ‘You can get anything you need throughout everyday life, in the event that you can enable enough other individuals to get what they need’. In the eternal expressions of Martin Luther King Jnr, the commended social equality lobbyist: ‘Everybody can be incredible, in light of the fact that any one can serve’. The rule was set up by our Lord Jesus in Luke 6:38, ‘ Give and it will be given unto you’.
So I ask you today:
What issues would you be able to fathom?
What requirements would you be able to meet?
Why would you be able to matter?
Begin taking care of issues. Begin addressing needs around you. Have any kind of effect today. Nigeria is loaded with issues. Thus Nigeria is overflowing with circumstances.
Today I urge you to pursue Nnamdi Ezeigbo’s model – take advantage of the universal lucky breaks around you by turning into an issue solver and dispatch yourself into untold achievement and significance.
Today, Nnamdi Ezeigbo is a marvelous example of overcoming adversity in Nigeria and to be sure Africa. From a modest fix man, he has assembled a multi-million dollar organization and one of the most unmistakable brand in Nigeria.
There are numerous exercises in this story.
Focus on your business regardless of how little it is today, it very well may be the seed of a worldwide organization tomorrow.
Respectability in business is critical, it will open entryways for you, and represent you, notwithstanding when you are absent.
When you see openings, snatch it and keep running with it.
Continue improving your items and administrations consistently. Nnamdi continued improving Tecno relentlessly until it turned into an acknowledged brand in Nigeria.
Above all, the best speculation you will make is an interest in yourself. As a businessperson, on the off chance that you can bear the cost of a business college, select.
Try not to burn through your time crying over the economy of the country, there is nothing you can do about it, yet there is a great deal you can do about your very own economy.
Improve yourself and your own economy will improve. In any event, let all of us begin from some place.