BODE AKINDELE YIELD INITIATIVE (BAYI)
Here on My Woven Words, we believe writing is creativity, writing is invention, writing is what builds greatness.
We all imagine greatness every fleeting moment but writing those imaginations is like putting living breaths in inanimate objects, writing brings our thoughts to life. We don’t have to wait for our government for everything. Millions of Naira are used in organizing competitions for that doesn’t contribute to the national self-development of Nigerian Youths. E.G Big Brother Nigeria (just my opinion), the money used for BBN is not coming from the coffers of our government.
It’s time the adage: “if you want to hide a secret from an African man, put it inside a book”; goes into extinction. WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE READING AND WRITING! Well written articles can transform lifes. Competitions are healthy for youths, it keeps us occupied and makes us search for knowledge. It pushes us to be better rather than investing our time in demeaning and bad social-vices.Well written “success-provoking” write-ups will go a long way in changing the corrupt mindset of youths.
ABOUT BODE AKINDELE YIELD INITIATIVE (BAYI)
If we are saying “NO” to drug abuse and all other social vices, we should occupy our youths with creative writing competitions that awards impressive and tempting cash prizes!
Bode Akindele Yield Initiative (BAYI) is a Faith-based, non-profit youth focused NGO. The acronym for ‘Youth, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Development is ‘YIELD’. Base on the initiative, passion and drive by the founder of BAYI to spark the light of youth entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.
SIR (CHIEF) BODE AKINDELE
Chief Bode Akindele is one of the oldest Nigerian business magnates and genuine billionaires. Apart from being a longtime successful business magnate, he is also known as the Parakoyi of Ibadanland. His vast wealth and successful empire are known across Africa, Europe and America, as well as his philanthropic and generous nature. His mother late Alhaja Rabiatu Adedigba was a well-known wealthy and successful trader and opinion leader in the ancient city of Ibadan, who set Chief Akindele on the path of success being raised by a strong and successful woman before she passed in 1976.
Chief Akindele made his first major venture into business about 25 years ago in Sweden where he bought a Swedish match manufacturing company which he later shut down and gained full control of the match world market, making him the controller of over one-third of the world match market being one of his top 3 achievements today. He owns one of the biggest indigenous conglomerates in Nigeria known as Modondola Group of companies which operates across various sectors such as manufacturing, real estate, maritime, and agriculture, making it among the list of his top biggest achievements.
Chief Akindele also owns Fairegate Group a top international company worth billions of pound sterling, dealing in real estate and property and headquartered in Bond Street, London in the United Kingdom. The company owns several properties across the country currently being rented by some of UK’s foremost retail stores such as Asda Wall Mart and Sainsbury. Apart from the large Fairgate properties empire which makes the third on the list of his top 3 achievements, he also owns personal properties across the UK and substantial investments in the property market and top blue chip companies in the United States.
It’s obvious that Sir Bode Akindele is one of Africa’s richest individuals. Intrepid and shrewd, his business interests cut across the maritime, properties, agriculture and manufacturing sectors. With an estimated wealth of $1.2billion, the Parakoyi of Ibadan is an enduring billionaire. But there is more to his being wealthy and successful as he has deemed it fit to sponsor the Bode Akindele Youth Initiative with which he is positively impacting the youth.
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In addition, BAYI intends to get other youths off drug abuse and other social vices. BAYI’s vision is to see a world of focused and well-oriented youths, promoting in them patriotism, godly values, leadership and entrepreneurial development.
According to “This Day”, Sir (chief) Bode Akindele said:
“Bode Akindele Yield Initiative (BAYI) is a service to Nigerian youths. The primary objective is to develop millions of focused and well-oriented Nigerian youths as innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. My inspiration through God’s help is to be of benefit to mankind. This inspiration led to the establishment of the Bode Akindele Foundation (BAF) in 1985 which has been involved in several special projects. Some of which are dedicated to the development of our youths,” he explained.
Speaking further, he said: “The foundation has sponsored and financed a good number of Nigerians, including clergies, to perform holy pilgrimages, provided succour for the poor, disabled, etc. It has also assisted in education and research. It is, therefore, easy for us to collaborate with others to do what is required for the development of our youths.”
By Johnson Okunade
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