Davido said something that made me smile when he was asked by a Twitter user why he only helps his associates and people around him.
Davido told the Twitter user;
“You remain rich when your circle is winning; simple math.”
It made me remember when I was working for Opera News and made over NGN1.2 Million writing for them.
My friend had designed a machine that could produce fuel from polythene bags; what you refer to as nylons.
I had the platform via Opera News to make him blow then because my articles were doing over 500,000 clicks each. At one time, I even got up to a million clicks on one article.
I wrote about his machine and it went viral.
Different blogs carried it and he was getting calls and emails from all over the world.
As I speak to you, he is currently working with one man in the United States of America who has invested so much in getting a bigger prototype of that machine.
This man has done so much for my friend, and with the way things are going, he might invite him to the United States of America soon enough.
It didn’t end there.
Recently, my friend called me and said the man was looking for that person who made that blog post about his machine go viral. That the man wanted me to be on his team.
Did you notice something?
I got a writing contract; found a way to make my friend go viral; he got his platform and he also brings me in.
I no longer write for Opera News, but for the fact that I used my platform when I had it to help my “circle”, I’m also going to be benefiting.
Simple math; you stay rich when your circle is winning.
Most people see opportunities they can refer their friends to, but they hoard that information because they feel that their friend might get bigger than them or something
It doesn’t work that way! You need people to climb up the ladder of success.
When you carry your circle along in whatever you’re doing, you can never be stranded or broke. Life is in stages; one way or the other, you need people to grow.
Take for example; who is reaping from Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel aka Mayorkun’s success?
Is it not that same Davido?
What if he had decided not to carry him along after signing him?
A win for Mayorkun is a win for Davido.
A win for your friend is a win for you, so never stop helping your circle whenever you can.
Author: Kosi Ugo
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” — Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” — Proverbs 18:24 (NIV)
If Africa must become rich, we must learn to sharpen each other whereever we find ourselves: home and abroad. That’s the simple maths. Narrow it down to your family and circle.
Learn to lift each other.