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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019


Don’t stay poor in marriage; create wealth – Olumide to men

Dr Olumide Oladapo Emmanuel Dr Olumide Oladapo Emmanuel

Bible scholar, entrepreneur and wealth creation expert, Dr Olumide Oladapo Emmanuel, has charged men to strive to build some wealth even if they entered marriage as poor people.

The world-renowned relationship expert explained that: “When a woman tells you: ‘I love you the way you are’ does not mean ‘I love you to remain who you are’ because if you are not married, there is a way to go around stuff but don’t ever try to be married as a poor man”.

The motivational speaker and author told Benjamin Akakpo on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show that it is not pleasant to be in a position where one is not able to cater to the needs of his family.

Dr Olumide, who is scheduled to hold this year’s free mega ‘School of Money’ conference in Accra, Ghana, from Wednesday, 19 June 2019 to Friday, 21 June 2019 said the frustration of being unable to provide for one’s family “led me to begin to say: ‘Look, enough is enough’, and the things that I learnt are the things that have helped me to create wealth and then help other people to also create wealth”.

Dr Olumide, the host of the ‘The School of Money’, ’Wisdom for Winning’, and ‘Common Sense is Not Common’ which broadcasts to millions of followers indicated that the drive to achieve knowledge resulted in his pursuance of degrees from the University of Huddersfield in the UK and Harvard Business School in the United States, having completed an undergraduate programme in Nigeria.

The author of over 30 books, who has influenced business communities in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa, highlighted that: “Entrepreneurship is a solution to unemployment, entrepreneurship is a solution to corruption and entrepreneurship is a solution to poverty”.

Dr Olumide was quick to add that: “When people know how to create wealth, they won’t steal”.

The business magnate was of the view that: “It is not the job of the government to create jobs [but] it is the job of the government to create infrastructure and an enabling environment for businesses to thrive”.

He is of the view that medium- and small-scale enterprises are the pillars of economic growth.

“That is why to solve the problem of Africa, we need to empower people with the right knowledge and skills to become value creators,” the Common Sense Guru added.

He stressed that knowledge has been of tremendous help to him and “not necessarily education” because “people have Master’s in Business Administration but they cannot even run a barbering saloon successfully”.

These and many others are the reasons for the organisation of the 6th edition of the summit, which promises to unleash wealth secrets and principles modelled on current developments and evolving trends around the globe.

All the sessions of the conference are free and will be held at the Paloma Hotel.

Pastors, ministers, church leaders, entrepreneurs and business leaders, especially, are encouraged to attend.

Below is Dr Olumide Oladapo’s full biography:

Dr Olumide Oladapo Emmanuel popularly known as the Common-Sense Guru is no doubt one of the world's leading relationship experts, motivational speakers and wealth creation agents.

He is a man of multiple grace, whose influence spreads across the religious and secular arenas, with local and international awards to show for it. He is a best-selling author of over thirty books, both from the self-published platform and world-renowned publishing houses. His books are well-celebrated worldwide with eight of them already translated into other languages. He has shown that the power of the printed word can be far-reaching and preserved for generations.

Dr Olumide Oladapo Emmanuel is a Bible scholar, a role model, creative thinker, motivational speaker, businessman, entrepreneur, wealth creation agent, leadership developer, counsellor, resource person, church planter, consultant and administrator.

He is a God-lover, a solid teacher, preacher and a man of immense integrity who believes in balance.

Dr Olumide Oladapo Emmanuel is the President of The Truth of Calvary Ministries globally and the Overseer over a network of churches which include Calvary Bible Church (C. B. C), The Empowerment Assembly (T. E. A), The Glorious Church International (T. G. C. I), Common Sense Assembly (C. S. A) and The Nest Church (T. N. C). He is also the President of the Ministers Forum International.

Before the young, he is a Mentor. Among the unlearned, he is a teacher of common sense. Among the elderly; he is a phenomenon in the school of wisdom. He leaves his audience wondering and commands the respect of the learned.

With an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Huddersfield in the U.K. and a Real Estate Executive Certificate with a special focus on capital markets, project finance, and business strategy from the prestigious Harvard Business School in the United States; Olumide Oladapo Emmanuel is loaded with all-around success.

He is the Host of the “The School of Money”, “Wisdom for Winning”, and “Common Sense is Not Common” broadcasts with millions of followers apart from many other broadcasts on his Common-Sense TV platform.

He is the Executive Director of “The Entrepreneurship Academy” (T. E. A) and “Success, Business, and Leadership School” (S. B. L. S) where a new breed of entrepreneurs and kingdom ambassadors without greed are being raised, empowered and released for marketplace dominance.

He is the host of numerous seminars, summits and conferences which include the School of Money, Wisdom for Single, Wisdom for Couples, Matrimony Summit, The Ministers Conference, Kingdom Conference, Kingdom C. E. O Summit etc.

Olumide Oladapo Emmanuel is on the Board of many businesses and organisations and directly manages some of them, which include Fingerprints Plus Global Ventures, and the Common-Sense Group. He is the Chairman and C. E. O of the Group with subsidiaries covering real estate, oil & gas, travel and tours, publishing, media, consulting, training and seminar.

As a philanthropist and humanitarian, Olumide Oladapo Emmanuel founded the Non-Governmental Organisation: Dynamites Forum International (D. F. I) to help empower the youth and raise the next generation. And the Olumide Emmanuel Foundation (O. E. F) with the aim of eradicating poverty and establishing a positive legacy.

He is married to Adenike, a kingdom minister, politician and businesswoman, and they are blessed with three lovely children; Precious, Samuel and Enoch.

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