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It Is A Privilege To Be Alive At 50-Otunba Tomori Williams

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Humble, amiable and principled describe Otunba Tomori Williams, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TW Construction. He recently threw a classy birthday party to celebrate his 50th birthday. In this interview, he speaks on life at 50 and what has kept him going.

Do you consider turning 50 years a privilege?

It is a great privilege considering the fact that many could not even see a whole day from the date of their conception. So, it is a privilege that will always remain indelible in my mind, and I will be grateful to God for it. So, I am very very grateful to still be alive, and I pray that the Almighty God will grant me the grace to grow older than this in Jesus name.

What is now different?

Nothing aside from the fact that it makes me feel that I am growing old. Nothing.

So you dislike the fact that you are growing old?

It crosses my mind occasionally and I reflect on the fact that I have actually turned 50 years old. So, it is something that one would have to reflect upon. It is the reason why the Bible says that it is always important to celebrate one’s age because it will call you to the point of wisdom and sober reflection, a reflection of successes, downfall, and progress in life.

What informed the lavished party you threw to celebrate your new age?

I am not a party person, I don’t celebrate. In the past, it has been my well-wishers, my staff and friends that celebrate me. Even at that, I still make sure that it doesn’t get to the level of playing music. I am not a social person; I love my privacy a lot. To answer your question, you mark this kind of event once in a lifetime. I think turning 50 years is worth celebrating. Celebration in terms of celebrating God in my life, celebrating his presence, his goodness, his faithfulness, and loving-kindness towards me because I know that it is only by his making and his power that I could have gotten to this level. So, I didn’t celebrate anything, I celebrated God and what he has done for me. That was the essence of the party.

What are you grateful to God for?

For the gift of life. There is an Italian maxim that says ‘Doms Peri Peri’ when there is life, there is hope. It is the life that gives hope to everyone. It is what a man is and what he is going to be. So, my appreciation goes to God.

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You share your birthday with some powerful Nigerians, what impacts does this have on you?

It doesn’t mean anything. My date of birth is just the day that the lord almighty assigned me to be part of the entire universe. That day is just a date shared by a lot of other people in the world.

Humility is not always synonymous with the rich, yours is an exception.

Personally, I have not changed my old habits, I am still Tomori Williams. My humility is firstly from God because you cannot form any habit of your own except it is what God has actually mapped out for you. I will also give glory to God for my mum and dad, especially my mum. She actually played a lot of role in my present upbringing. Fortunately or unfortunately, I wasn’t brought up with a silver spoon. So, the aspect of being humble actually is synonymous with my upbringing. From the start, I looked at everybody as equal. Sometimes, when I am around my staff you hardly know who the boss is. On many occasions, clients have come to the office asking that they want to see Otunba Tomori Williams; that is the grace of God. The humble part of me is as a result of God’s love and perfection of my personal self.

What tale does your life story tell, inspiration?

Inspiration, I might not say yes. This is because I didn’t have any key role model. Seriously, I never really looked up to anybody; I have never said that I want to be like anybody.

Otunba Tomori Williams

Otunba Tomori Williams

Not even Justice Anthony Akpovi of Olotu Property?

Justice Anthony Akpovi was my mentor; I will give that to him any day or time. He is another humble guy; he is now almost an old man. Nonetheless, I will attribute my humility to God’s gift. It is just the grace of God.

The real estate industry is a place you play large in, can you tell us about your contributions

What I am grateful for is helping to change the landscape and the infrastructural and housing placement within the mainland and its environs. Basically, I will sit back and give glory to God for the new Olaleye project which is still ongoing. Also, I have done some landmark repossession jobs that I will sit back and give glory to God. The Gbagada repossession project is one that will remain indelible in my mind. To God be the glory because the best is yet to come. We have a number of other projects that will completely change the landscape in the mainland and especially the coastal line.

Otunba Tomori Williams

Otunba Tomori Williams

Tell us about your style.

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My style has no serious baring in life. When I was in university, one of the essences of you reading Philosophy was reading Philosophy 101.  We had a topic called the first course. Do you know who the first course was, that is the Lord Almighty. Whatever you are is the doing of God. I have seen a lot of people that are proud and full of themselves but are still rich. It is the lord almighty that distributes these things; I am just very fortunate, very very fortunate to be counted as somebody that is at least comfortable to feed morning, afternoon and night. Humility has its own advantages and disadvantages. To me, it has really helped me, but I can’t say it is what defines what God has done for me in terms of material gains. Whatever I have today, my belief is that it is not because of any form of wisdom or any form of knowledge. It is just the grace of God.

Has it gotten to the point where people take advantage of your humility?

People will always take advantage of you. Being humble has its own side effect, but it should not form any basic criteria for people to abuse you. You can be humble and be firm; you can be humble and be decisive. I am humble but I will not let people take advantage of my humility. Humility doesn’t mean people should be excessively gentle, its two ways. People taking advantage of your being humble is something I can’t really understand. But being gentle does not make you foolish.

What is the next phase of your life?

Every year in a man’s life is a turning point. 50 is just a number, it is one of the numbers in a man’s growing years, but I strongly believe that it calls for serious sober reflection. A man must sit down, reflect on where he is coming from, where he is and where he is going. The days of taking rash decisions, being unnecessary aggressive, the days of being reckless should be over. That is the way I looked at it. 50 should be a year to reflect soberly and prayerfully decide the next steps you want to take in life.

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Shina Peller Actualising Secret Dream

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No ambition is too big for a man who is in the habit of dreaming big. Ask fair-complexioned socialite and politician, Shina Peller, and he would accede to this position.

Once a night owl, Peller dreamt of a fun spot to meet his midnight cravings and ended up in a club ownership partnership with Biola Adegoke before launching his personally owned and self-styled club, Club Quilox.

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Joyful Breather For Bukola Saraki

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Fate has been hardly fair to Bukola Saraki in recent times.

Once the third most important man in the country; Saraki’s influence extended to his state, Kwara State; however, that was all before he was ousted by Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe as Senator representing Kwara Central in the Senate.

Since then, it has from one challenge to the other. Asides from losing the chance of returning to the Senate, Saraki has suffered other setbacks, losing two of his houses in Ilorin, Kwara State.

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His daughter Oluwatosin who got married in October 2017, put to bed his first grandchild in a London hospital, cascading her father into an unexplainable joy that served as a momentarily cushion for recent negativities.

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Low-Key Birthday For Chris Oyakhilome

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Not all men like the noise associated with rolling out the drums to celebrate.

Some prefer the peace and quietness of a serene environment to celebrate the grace of a new year on earth.

Once known to be very flamboyant, things have since changed with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome since he parted ways with Anita his ex-wife years ago.

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This explains a not too elaborate celebration, as the founder and president of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy turns 56 years old today.

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