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“My name is BUNMI JOSE, I am twenty six years old, a graduate of Business Administration at the University of Lagos and a graduate at HAVARD business school where I had my masters programme.
Upon completion of my Masters programme in the United states of America, I returned to Nigeria where I resumed at my father’s company as the President. My father, SAN JOSE is a British-Nigerian born to a Nigerian mother and British father during the colonial era in Nigeria and after a few years of marriage, my grandfather was transferred to London and my grandmother stayed in Akure where she raised my father alone all through Elementary school, middle school, high school and the University. My father reunited with his father when he travelled to London and after a few years, my grandfather died leaving all his properties to my father who returned to Nigeria and established a Multi-National company known as SAN
JOSE CONGLOMERATE which deals mainly with the production of local produce such as Sugar, plastic, textile and funiture. SJC which is the acronym of the company is a large employer of labour with over thirty administrative staffs, head of departments, members of departments and secretaries inclusive and almost one hundred factory workers. I assumed the role of President in 2015 when I clocked 24, a position I have held with seriousness and even though it was difficult at first, being a woman and considering how young I was. I faced difficulty in controlling the staffs I have under my stewardship as all of them are older than I was. Another problem I faced was presiding over board meetings which comprised old men and women of my father’s age bracket and with the power I had, I could decide to accept or reject proposals made by these men and women. As a twenty first century graduate of Business Admin, I was very informed about the latest trend of running a company and the secrets to success, but I relied on these old men and women for advice because I believed in their experiences especially in the area of fighting other companies to maintain the number one spot in the country. Even though it took the intervention of my father who assumed the role of Chairman after I came on board before I won the support of the staffs. As he had to
threaten them with sack. But sixteen months since I won their support and admiration, it has been a jolly good ride.
I hope to get married before the end of the year as I am in a relationship with the best man in the world, in person of MIKE COLLINS. Even though he is a staff of the company, as well as my employee, I love him and nothing is going to change that.”


“My name is KIKELOMO BROWN, KIKE for short. I am a graduate of Industrial design at the John Hopkins university and I am twenty seven years old. My father, Late High Chief OLUMAYOWA BROWN was a former governor of the Western Region, a business man, a billionaire and above all a father to two wonderful children. Myself and my elder brother, TONY BROWN. I lost my father ten years ago when I was seventeen and my brother thirty years. Don’t be suprised at the age gap as I couldn’t explain the reason behind such gap, but all I knew was, Tony is my step brother as we were born of different mothers. Even though none of us knew who our mothers were, not even a picture for recognition, but the only mother we knew was ABIKE, our father’s third wife and first lady, even though she had no child. It has been my dream to manage a multi national company just like my brother is managing our father’s company, but I can’t stand the pressure of working in the company as I can only speak English and Yoruba, but to work as my brother’s deputy will mean I have to learn French and maybe Chinese. But Tony has promised to buy or establish a company where I can be
the President and I simply cannot wait for that moment to come. I am single and I hope to meet MR RIGHT very soon.”



“My name is ANTHONY BROWN, TONY for short. I am forty years, a businessman and a philantropist. As a son of a former Governor of the old Western region and also the largest reciever of his property, I am saddled with the responsibility of running his business, as well as running his name according to dreams and aspirations.
  I am a very honest person straighforward and open to business ideas that can improve the company, as well as my bank account. I can be greedy when it comes to money, power and women, and I have a way of getting whatever I want, even if it belongs to someone else. As a philantropist, I hate to see the poor suffering and I can be called an activist for the poor, because I rarely let my greed get close to the poor, because it would be termed cheating, but as a beliver of the supremacy theory, I love proving points to my fellow rich counterparts by outsmarting them in business deals by doubling whatever amount they  invested, therefore, creating this inferiority complex in their minds and making them look poor regardless of their riches. But, all my business life, there remains olny one company
which has stayed ahead of me in terms of profits at the end of the year and recommendation by world leaders. It is SAN JOSE CONGLOMERATE.
While I major in hotel, hospitality, travels, construction and hoteling, SJC majors in factory production of clothing and textile, furniture, plastic among other things. And my company in a way or the other depends on their production as we make use of their products in every division of my company. Even though we are their largest customer, we are treated like others by their new and naive President, BUNMI, the CEO’s daughter. By buying from SJC, we are enriching their pockets and at the end of the year, they still topped us on the index table as the richest companies by their profits and losses. I am out to bring SJC down and so help me God.”



“My name is MIKE COLLINS, a graduate of CHEMISTRY at the premier university, the University of Ibadan and five years after graduation, I am still jobless and poor. I relocated to Lagos one and a half years ago and that
was when I met BUNMI JOSE who fell for me instantly considering the circumstances which led to our meeting. We became friends, and after a couple of meetings, we became inseperable, even though the idea of becoming lovers was impossible as my greatest problem then was unemployment. BUNMI was ready to help me, but I was not qualified to work in the administrative department with my first degree certificate. The minimum the company takes is second degree. Out of persevearance, the heavens smiled on me as one thing led to another as I started dating BUNMI, and her father had no choice but to give me a job in the company to head the production department, a decision which still amazed the board, but it was final. I am to resume on monday, but I have nothing to wear, but trust BUNMI, she was always at my rescue, she just took me out and we shopped for everything down to handkerchief in preparation for my first day at work as well as subsequent days. I hope I will do well in my new position and not disappoint my love, and her reluctant father. Even though BUNMI wants marriage at the end of the year, I don’t think I am ready, considering my finances, but whatever happens, it can only be delayed. I will get married to her sooner or later.”

About D9ty7

Durodola Olawale. Y is a young Nigerian writer, social media PR expert, social critic, business consultant and a political analyst cum diplomat. My love for writing dates back to 2012 when I first made an attempt to write a story. A dream I finally actualized in 2013 with TEENAGE LOVE NAIVETY; my debut story. Since than I have gone on to release the following body of work on the web and as PDF; Shadows from the Past - 2014 The Undercover Agent- 2014 All in a Circle- 2014 The Thomas- 2015 The Murderer- 2016 The Sextape- 2017 I am not a Feminist: You don't have to be too- 2018 The State House- 2018 I hope to never stop writing, no matter what.

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