101 Nigerian Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You To Success

101 Nigerian Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You To Success

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We all love them. They help us when we are down. They help us fly higher when the going is good.

They impart amazing wisdom and help clear our confusion and give us hope during trying times. Yes, I am talking about inspirational quotes or motivational quotes.

This particular collection of motivational words are particularly special because they are coming for Nigerians. So they know exactly what to say to you because where you are now they were once there too.

An against all odds they have made it and now want to tell you how.

So dive in and may their inspirational words help you on your journey to your own success.

1. “If you are doing something don’t think about how much money you are making or how much you are going to make, the most important thing is once you are doing something make sure you are focused. Once you start building something make sure that you finish it.” –Abdusalam Salamd Rabiu (Founder and Chairman BUA Group)

2.”Advice to young entrepreneurs: Be articulate in expressing yourself, be confident in your interactions with people.” – Ada Osakwe (Economist, Food Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO Agroley Ventures)

3.”Let your focus be on adding value through your business and meeting the needs of your target market. That’s what will ensure the long-term sustainability of your business.”- Adedoyin Jaiyesimi (Founder: The Sparkle Writer’s Hub)
4.”A vision on its own is not enough. Hard work and dedication is required to make that vision a reality.”- Adenike ‘Nike’ Ogunlesi (Founder and Creative Director Ruff ‘n’ Tumble)

5.”We pass gold and see gold as dirt. And we look at agriculture like that when in fact it is the biggest business in the world. So, for me, I really want young people to be in agriculture as a business.” -Akinwumi Ayodedeji Adesina (President African Development Bank Group)

6. “To build a successful business, you must start small and dream. In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme.” – Aliko Dangote (Founder Dangote Group)

7. “If you need a person’s help, ask for it you gain nothing and prove nothing by trying to do it alone. Ask for help, you’ll either get a “yes” or a “no” as an answer.” -Dr. Egemba Chinonso Fidelis ‘Aproko Doctor'( Award-Winning Medical Doctor)

8. “The biggest issue with money is we don’t understand how it works, so no matter how much we make, we can’t seem to get to the place called financial freedom.”-Arese Ugwu (Founder of Smart Money Africa)

9. “When you have loyal employees, you can rest easy. They will go over the board for you if you are not there.”-Ayodeji Agboola (Founder: Silver White Studios)

10.”Talent, hard work and education definitely help but like with every start-up the key is perseverance and understanding your product and customer much of which is learnt along the way.

Running a creative start-up is by no means an easy exercise at all. Success wasn’t instant. I tried several things many times and eventually, things are starting to take shape.” – Banke Kuku (CEO Banke Kuku Textiles)

11. “The battle against failure is real but you have to learn to confront your fears and look at failure as a temporary set back.”– Betty Irabor (Founder Genieve Magazine)

12. “Network! Network! Network! I cannot stress the importance of networking. It is very vital to growing yourself and your business.”– Bilikiss Adebiyi (CEO Wecyclers)

13. “The journey of success begins in your mind. You need to believe it first before you set out to do anything. Try having a vision board and going after making them a reality.” – Bolaji Osunsanya (CEO Axxela)

14.” Until you understand that time is something you cannot cheat, you will not go very far in business.”– Bolanle Austen Peters (Founder: Terra Kulture)

15.”Make do with what you see around and see yourself making a huge success. We can all do something for our community, nation and ourselves without the government being involved. CREATIVITY IS THE KEY.” – Bosun Tijani (Co-founder/Ceo co-creation hub)

16.”Dream about your passion and how it will affect the world positively. Celebrity status is beans. Fame is fickle.” – Bovi Ugboma (Comedian)

17. “Getting things done is better than having things perfect. Done is better than perfect. Whatever you have in your hands, get going with it. Just do it.” – Charles Igwe (Nollywood Global Media Group, Nigeria)

18.”Please do not twist yourself into shapes to please. Don’t do it. If someone likes that version of you, that version of you that is false and holds back, then they actually just like that twisted shape, and not you.” – Chimamanda Adichie” (Award-winning writer)

19.”If you get tired learn to rest not to quit. Dream big always.” – Chioma Chukwuka (Producer/Actress)

20.”A waste is somebody who sits down and dreams while others are working.” – Chioma Omeruah (Comedian, singer and actress)

21.”No matter how intelligent you are, you should always take stock of yourself.” – Cletus Ibeto (Founder: Ibeto Group)

22.”Do not excuse failure for any reason on any account.”– Cobhams Asuquo (Musician, producer/songwriter)

23.”If you remain focused there is no goal that is unattainable.” – Cosmos Maduka (Founder Coscharis Group)

24.”If you cannot conquer your own local market, you are not going to conquer the American market.” – Demola Aladekomo (Founder: Chams Plc)

25.”Succession planning is what any true business owner should be giving thought to.”- Deola Ade-Ojo (House of Deola)

26.”Don’t be content with average when you have what it takes to be excellent.” – Dipo Awodeji (Founder BTDT hub & BTDT HomeTutors/Personal Development Coach)

27. “True success is about a passion to create a better world. Live a life that you can look back on and be truly proud of.” – Dr Ola Orekunrin (Flying Doctors Nigeria)

28. “Everyone including you suffers when you refuse to be all and do all you can.”- Fela Durotoye (Business Consultant/Leadership Expert)

29. “As I cannot be in all places at all times, the key is to ensure that I have a sound team which steers the ship in the right direction under my guidance.” – Femi Otedola (Ceo Forte Oil)

30.” First, you have to be passionate. As long as your aim is not to be ‘cool’, but to actually solve a problem that really exists, you’re on the right track.” – Fikayo Ogundipe – (CEO Property Pro.ng)

31. “Competing with your competitors may not get you were collaborating with them will.” – Florence Chikezie ( Founder/CEO ReDaliah)

32.” You should care for your staff, ask them questions, find out about their families and if you ask me, I’ll say send them personalised SMS on a daily basis thanking them for all they are doing to grow your business, you’ll be shocked. “ – Fola Adeola (Co- Founder Guarantee Trust Bank)

33. “If nobody is copying what you are doing,you really need to at what you are doing.” – Fola Coker ( Founder: …. Fashion Designer)

34. “It is essential to draw up a things to do list on a daily basis and set priorities in excuting them, making sure that all unfinshed task get posted to the next day’s list.” – Florunsho Alalkija ( Founder: Rose of Sharon Group)

35. “Build a proper structure for yourself and your brand.Get an office ,a good website, social media presence business name, etc” – Funke Akindele (Actress/ TV Producer)

36.”There are usually advantages and disadvantages seen in every facets of life. Don’t expect everything to be all roses.” – Genevieve Nnaji (Movie Producer/ Actress)

37.”In today’s world, paradoxically, it is the boldest action that is often the safest. Remaining where you are in a world that is changing so rapidly is in fact, the most dangerous of all places to be in.” – Hakeem Bello Osagie ( CEO Chair Metis Capital Partners

38.”Some call it KPI. Some call it goal. Others call it target. Without it, it’s near imposible to measure your own growth or progress. Set goals for yourself. Purse that target with all you’ve got. It may seem hard to attain, don’t give up. You’ll get it. – Herbet Wigwe (CEO Access Bank)

39. “Working for someone is a great idea, however,nothing beats working and chasing your own dreams. “- Ibukun Awosika (First Female Chairman First Bank Of Nigeria)

40. “Be patient and teachable keep your head down and allow your work to speak for you because ‘pride goeth before a fall. “ – Ini Edo ( Producer / Actress)

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41.”A good product will naturally sell itself. When the product is good it will sell anywhere in the world.”- Innocent Chukwuma ( Founder Innoson Vehicles)

42. “Work with people you can trust. It is better to be a solo founder than to work with someone who doesn’t have integrity.”- Iyinoluwa Aboyeji (Co- founder Flutterwave/Andela/African future)

43.”I make more mistakes than I make good choices. My only saving grace is that the few good choices are better amd more significant.”- Jason Njoku (CEO Iroko Partners)

44. “Never view a lack of resources or an inadequate infrastructure as an impediment.”- Jim Ovia ( Chairman Zenith Bank)

45.”Always ask yourself first…and then your best peers… what are we doing? Are we on track? What’s the plan?”– John Obidi (Thought Leader in New Media/ Personal Development)

46. “Work hard at what you want, because it may not come to you without determination and persistence. “– Joke Silva ( Veteran Actress)

47. “Never under estimate the power of your dreams and the influence of the human spirit within you.”- Joseph Aransiola (CEO Ouranos Technologies)

48. “Have a clear vision. Be selective with opportuinities. Learn how to say no.”- Kola Aina ( Ventures Platforms)

49.” Resposibility is when you take a decision and accepting the consequences of your decision as your creation.” – Leke Alder ( Founder: Alder Consulting)

50. “In everything you do, put the team first. Even when you make profit, think of the team. “ – Leke Ojikutu (Founder: VoguePay)

51.”If you are an entrepreneur, then you have a right to make mega wealth.” – Leonard Stanley Ekeh (Founder/Chairman Zinox Technologies /Chairman KONGA .COM)

52.”Young people need to know that the beginning is always tough but you need to ride the tide.”– Linda Ikeji (Celebrity Blogger)

53. “You cannot fix the entire world. Pick the part of the world that is yours to fix, and obsessively focus on that part. Let the rest go.” -Mark Essien ( Founder/CEO Hotels.ng)

54. “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”- Mike Adenuga ( Founder/CEO Globacom/Conoil)

55.”The feeling of hope is much stronger than the feeling of fear. Stay hopeful. – Mitchell Elegbe (CEO Interswitch Group)

56.”Anyone who wishes to be an enterpreneur must know that bright ideas are great, however,that is not even half of the work:excution is everything.”-Mo Abudu (Founder CEO Ebony Life)

57.”Just start. That’s all I can say. If you wait for things to be perfect, you’re never going to do anything because there’s never really going to be the perfect time. And you don’t have to start at the scale you want.” – Modupe Macauley ( Founder: Capital Square)

58. “I have a lot of mentors who have influenced my life without even meeting them. This age of social media has made it easy to follow Aand consume content from people who inspire you.” – Mofolusade Sonaike ( Founder: Mumprenuer.ng)

59. “I have never been to any kind of school. I simply learnt by listening and association with people.” – Mohammed Indimi (Founder: Oriental Energy)

60.”One day honesty will pay off.”-Monalisa Chinda (Producer/Actress)

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61.”Focus on one business idea at a time. Pefect the model before adding on the next one.”- Ndidi Nwuneli (Co- Founder Sahel Consulting /Founder LEAP)

62. “No one can do it for you,you have to do it yourself.” – Ngozi Okonjo Iweala (World Economist and International Development Expert)

63. “Starting a new business takes guts, and boundless energy. It is important you invest yourself.” – Nimi Akinkugbe (Personal Finance and wealth management expert)

64. “Be prepare to sacrifice, and work harder than you’ve ever thought possible. Be prepared to work around the clock, to be laughed at, called a dreamer, and to be told several times that you ideas will not work.”- Nkemdilim Begho – (Founder/MD Future Software Resources )

65.”Possess the atribute of a lion that makes you able to survive in a field of play where there is no referree (jungle)” – Nnamdi Ezeigbo (Founder Slot Systems)

66.”Know the industry you are getting into, do something that comes easily to you,which you have mastered.” -Odion Ejere (Founder Esteem Royal Cosmetic)

67. “Love what you to do and put in your best in it. It is not part-time business.” – Ogugua Benlonwu (Founder MyJobMag)

68.”You’ve gotta to have the bad years so you can love the good years.” -Okechukwu Ofili (Founder Okada Books)

69. “Volunteering for jobs that won’t bring physical renumeration may seem like a fool business but you are gaining experience and it’s building your portfolio.” – Olajumoke Adenowo (Architect)

70. “You never know if you don’t try. Why are you so afraid ? What’s holding you back?” – Olowatosin Olaseinde (Founder: Money Africa)

71. “You are the only one who can help yourself”- Olu Jacob (Veteran Actor)

72. ” The best person that can keep your business afloat is your customer. Nigerian startups focus too much on investors money. Then months after the Startup is dead. Why? Because there are no customers to pay “– Oluyomi Ojo (Co-founder/CEO Printivo.)

73. “There has to be something that drives you. Find that thing that drives you and you’ll be able to have longevity in it.” – Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Actress/singer/philantropist )

74.”Long term aligment. If you really want somebody to stay with you through out the hard times, you need to make it worth their while.” – Opeyemi Awoyemi ( Founder: JobberMan)

75.”Don’t be shy. Promote your business. Promote yourself. Post content consistenly online.” – Otunba Akin Alabi (Founder: NairaBet)

76. “Truth, is I enjoy what I am doing. If you don’t enjoy what you are doing stop it.” – Pascal Edozie (Former Chairman Diomand Bank / Pan Atlantic Unversity)

78. “Run. Walk. Crawl. Limp. Move. By all means good and necessary; just do something to get closer to your goal. ” – Richard Mofe Damijo (Veteran Actor)

79.”You hear more when you are silent.” – Rita Dominic (Producer/Actress)

80. “Public speaking is a life skill that everyone should invest in. It has the power to change your life and the lives of the people you interact with every single day. It can influence yur career trajectory when done right” – Samuel Akinlotan (Talent Mangement & Employer Branding /Human resouces)

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81.”No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day and be thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive.” – Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (14th Emir of Kano / Former Governor of Central Bank Of Nigeria )

82. “People who succeed in life are those who are willing to work harder than everybody else.” – Segun Agbaje (CEO Guarantee Trust Bank)

83. “You don’t have to be perfect,so stop judging yourself .Having a a bad day is ok, it happens to the best of us. Small steps are also progess, sometimes waking up is worth being thankful for. Asking for help is strenght do it.” –Segun Awosanya (SEGA)( CEO Aliens Media/ Civil Rights Consultant)

84. “The customer will judge you by your presentation, appearance, your exposure, your experience and you confidence and most times they conclude on the value of your business.” – Seyi Ajimoko (CEO SparkleCity)

85.”As you go on the journey, a lot of things will begin to make sense to you. It is important as an entrepreneur to just start.” -Sim Shagaya (Serial Enterprenuer Konga/Dealdey)

86. “Our youths should be better enterpreneurs than job seekers” – Sir Oba Otudeko (Founder/ Chairman: Honeywell Group)

87. “No sacrifies, No satisfaction. And there’s no sacrifice without temporary discomfort. There is no discomfort without discipline and delayed gratification. There’s no discipline without self awareness and being comfy in your skin. Run your race.Stay on your lane. Focus on your goal”. – Sola Adesinkan (Accountant /Personal and Business Finance Solution Expert)

88. “For a nation to do well in manufacturing, we need lots of young people. There is a value chain where the young people can come in.” – Stella Okoli (CEO Emzor)

89.”It is not what you don’t have that limits you. It is what you have but don’t know how to use.” – Steve Harris ‘Mr Ruthless Execution’ (Life and Business Strategist)

90. “All enterprenuers fail but persistence is what let’s us get back up.” – Taiwo Afolabi (CEO Sifax Groups Subsidiaries)

91.”You have to be discipline to put money back into the business to ensure it grows.” –Tara Fela Durotoye (CEO House Of Tara International)

92.”Back then we were running mean and lean.That is still our approach today.We don’t believe because you any amount of money that you should spend it anyhow. The same should apply to every enterpreneur.” – Tayo Oviosu (CEO PAGA)

93.”How to get promoted on the job: One do a good job, two document your impact,three strategically share your results with your bossess and other stakeholders. Most people do one; Smart people do one and two; People who get ahead do all three.” -Tayo Oyedeji (Enterpreneur /Business Leader)

94. “Sometimes when something doesn’t work out it’s because there is much bigger and better in store for you. Enterprenuers don’t give up.– Tony Elumelu – Chairman United Bank of Africa/Heir Holdings

95. “If you don’t drive your business,you will be driven out of business.”-Tunde Folawiyo (CEO Yinka Folawiyo Group of Companies)

96.”Dear, Enterpreneur with consistent execution even the talentless can show remarkable mastery.” – Tunji Andrews (Economist)

97. “Your gift keeps improving when you feed it and take risks. Push further to a bigger goal.” – Ty Bello (Photographer/ Musician )

98.”There is no fixed career path. Look inward, find your passion, find your niche and go for it! Don’t over-think it.While you are’ thinking’ someone might launch you idea. – Uche Pedro (Founder: Bella Naija)

99. “Over the years, I’ve realised that the people you surround yourself with go a long way in affecting your achievements.”- Wale Tinubu (Group Chief Executive Oando)

100.”No human is completely fearless” – Wole Soyinka (Nobel laurate in Literature)

101.”A 21yr old just sent me a message saying that his music career failed and he is frustated. I just tire. Exactly my problem with many youths, they give up too easily.” – Yul Edochie (Producer)

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