Obi Cubana, a businessman, has encouraged Nigerian teenagers to stop pursuing fortune through unlawful means, claiming that he does not have any “soap” to cut for anyone.
Cubana said he got his break following his National Youth Service Corps program in Abuja, when he made his first million naira, in an interview with BBC Pidgin on Tuesday, July 20.
He said he was exposed to the real estate sector in Abuja, where he met a client looking to equip a home. Obi was given N500,000 after outfitting the house for the client, despite the fact that he made over N600,000 in profit on the job.
According to him, “That was the first N1.1 million I made before I joined contract work in Abuja. I signed a contract with PPMC, made a little money, then bought my Mercedes V-boot. I invested the money I made into a garden beer parlour before I established Cubana Group.
Miracle can’t give you money because the pastor needs money more than you. Native doctor can’t give you money either. If you want money, you have to work hard.
If you are in your 20s, work now. I am 46 years (old), I have done my first half. I don’t know why someone who is just 20 years (old) will say he has not made it when he still has 50 years 60 years ahead. There is no soap to cut for anybody, there is no soap anywhere, work, pray, be good, make your own soap.”