Re-Runs: A Small World – Season Two (Three Weddings and a Funeral) Episode 4


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DISCLAIMER: Please note that this series contains some sexually explicit content, violence and offensive language.  It is not appropriate for children nor an immature and sensitive audience.


“If I had one thing to say to the youth, to this new generation of business men and leaders, I would say…dream. Dream big, but be prepared to work just as hard! Thank you.”

Ope Olamisan alighted the podium to a round of applause, after giving his talk on “Innovative Thinking in the Business Sector,” as part of the Men Empowering Men Business Talk, held at the Civic Centre in Lagos. It was a first of its kind initiative to inspire more young men to become entrepreneurs and to take charge of their businesses and careers. He had been invited to give his address as a 40-year-old successful, home-bred businessman, with five companies to his name and counting. Though he had much insight to share about how he was able to achieve so much, he gave all glory to God.

He returned to take his seat with the high table of executives and shook hands with a few who praised him on his speech. Ope settled in his seat and glanced at his watch. They were running late for what was supposed to be a breakfast event.

He was the second to last speaker, and he’d hoped to make it to the hotel in time to enjoy a nice lunch with his wife. Plus, he was yet to sample Cindy’s cooking. He had heard the testimonials from Promise and a few of his clients about his new ‘cook from Heaven.’ He smiled to himself.

The programme eventually concluded at 1 pm, and Ope made his way to leave, hoping not to be delayed by any of the attendees of the event. He usually attended these events for the benefit of idea sharing and information exchange, as well as networking, but he didn’t really have time for the latter today. He had just made it to the door when he heard someone call for him. He stopped and turned around to see his old friend from high school, Richard Sawani.

“Ope! Wow, long time,” Richard said, extending a hand in greeting…



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