How I made my first million at 17- Actress Funke Adesiyan reveals
By Rita Chioma
Popular Yoruba actress cum politician, Funke Adesiyan, has revealed how she made her first million when she was just 17 years old and also built her first house at the age of 19.
The movie star shared her grass to grace story on social media, to inspire others who give up on life so easily.
She wrote: “Let me tell you a story. I am a product of God’s Grace. I was the Games Prefect at my elementary school, I was the Senior Prefect of the secondary school I attended. I started modelling at 13. I started business at 14.
At 17 I made my first million. At 19, I built my first house. At 24, I already have OND, a diploma and a degree. At 25,I ran a presidential campaign for one of the greatest men Nigeria is blessed with, Mallam Shekarau. At 26, I opened a fashion emporium in my home town which cost me over 20 million naira then. But guess what, at 27, I had lost almost all. This was the period I knew people for what they are. God used this period to prepare me for a better tomorrow. Instead of sulking, I looked inward and found a renewed strength within me. I sold my car, started all over but this time, quietly.
I found a new calling. To live my life for people who are truly in need and have nothing to even give you in return but a most sincere prayer to God almighty. To the glory of God today, I am the CEO of four resourceful companies with interest in Importation, Oil and Gas, Integrated services and Farming. Guess what? I’m yet to begin! Whatever your disappointment, see it as an opportunity. Never be scared to begin again. Everyday is always a new day!!! Before you envy my success, learn my pain! #funkeadesiyan #ibadan#silentbusinessmogul.”