project nigeria

February 20, 2021 Leave a comment

Proverbs 29:2b (AMP) – But when the wicked man rules, the people groan and sigh.

In my experience, when an ambitious and profitable project/venture winds up being unsuccessful, it usually boils down to an issue with the people, the process, or the product(s). In bad cases, it could a combination of two. In the worst cases, it could be all three. Whatever the situation, the most important thing is figuring out which, and quickly!

Analysing Nigeria as a project:
Nigeria is a country blessed with promising and talented people, and tons of natural resources.
Nigeria is, undoubtedly, a good product.

Nigeria has a great constitution and strong legal precepts, but somehow, almost absolutely lawless. Government and regulatory bodies over step their bounds and impunity is the rule of the day. Process problem.

Elected officials and leaders run amok – looting public funds, acting with impunity, oppressing populates; eventually, certain citizens follow suit – bribery and extortion, reckless driving, no regard for human life and property, littering, and the list goes on. People problem.

Where do we start?

2021

January 1, 2021 Leave a comment

I thought I’d start this new year with a world from God.

I’m not responsible for what you don’t commit into My hands. If you know what you want to do this year and don’t need my help, I’ll stay away and watch you. But if you ask for My guidance, I’ll lead you to heights you never could have imagined – God

Your move.

In my church, The Flourishing House, our word from God for this year is “Far Fast, No Limits”.

Read it again.

I’m keyed in. You’re free to join us.

Happy New Year!🎉

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December 9, 2020 Leave a comment

The SKA Legacy is actually 29 years today! Remember, that in the processing of updating all the company documents, I discovered SKA Ventures was actually registered [by my dad] December 9th, 1991, so decided I continue doing these writeups the same day as the “anniversary” every year. Still building the empire by God’s grace as I dream bigger and bigger.

Now, down to business. Asides from name change and merger [between from last year Café Euphorie and Bites N’ Treats  to become BNT Gourmet Café] there has very little growth, mostly due to COVID-19 pandemic and various global lockdown measures.

Creativity Beyond Measure

PROFILE

Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, SKA Ventures is a leading, privately-owned, diversified business conglomerate. It is constantly raising the bar for excellence in innovation and service through the several companies it owns and oversees all over the world. Through the dedication of its employees worldwide, SKA Ventures remains one of the most admired, dynamic and profitable companies in the world.

HISTORY

SKA Ventures began from Pearl Kreations on Monday, January 28th, 2008 in Hamilton, Ontario, while Sylvester Kay-Adade was a freshman at McMaster University. Circa September 2009, the vision for The SKA Group was conceived. The following year, it was implemented.

On September 21st, 2010, The SKA Group was officially registered in Canada under the laws of the Province of Ontario. As Pearl Kreations became more successful, its profits provided the necessary capital for the exploration of new industries. The explorations birthed Property Management Firm, Ransrive Realtors, in November 2009; Think Tank, Sylver Productions, in August 2011; and Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) Advisory Firm, Herança Financial in April 2013.

During its expansion into Nigeria in 2014, it was discovered that The SKA Group could not be registered in Nigeria as his father, Sylvester Adade, had coincidentally registered SKA Ventures Limited in December, 1991. In 2018, The SKA Group adopted SKA Ventures as its new name and resumed business operations under the name.

Presently, SKA Ventures owns BNT Gourmet CafĂ©, Herança Financial, Pearl Kreations, Prestige Academy, Ransrive Realtors, Suave Clothing, Sylver Productions, and Vecasyer Hotels & Towers, as well as controlling interests in Centerprise, RCubed-Merit, and Spinners.

MISSION

SKA Ventures will relentlessly provide superior quality products and deliver exceptional service, while thriving to be the best and exceed expectations in all its business and social endeavors.

VISION

SKA Ventures aims to be recognized as the global brand with a drive for innovation and heart after perfection.

VALUES

Integrity

We believe in consistency in the right values.

Fairness: There is no discrimination; everyone is equal and every job is vital to our brilliant success.

Hard work: Excellent results are not manufactured, but accomplished through hard work. We understand that and are very familiar with it.

Lawfulness: All our actions and activities are in total obedience, and in complete accordance with the law.

Quality: All our products and services are always held to the highest standards.

Leadership

We believe in leadership by example.

Accountability: We account and take responsibility for our actions, and conduct ourselves responsibly and transparently in all situations and at all times.

Entrepreneurship: We are creative, innovative and ready to take calculated risks.

Perfection: We are performance-oriented and put our best into everything.

People

Like every family, we trust respect and trust each other, and that attitude flows right from the top to the branches. The people make the company, and our people are the best employees, executives, and partners; hence, we are the best company.

Service

We make everything about our patrons because it is.

Community: A good community produces good people. Our people are good people because they come from good communities. In order to maintain the balance, we give back through caring for the environment, maintaining old and raising new fundamental structures, and providing basic necessities to lacking communities.

Customers: Customer service is paramount to us because without our clients and customers, we would be non-existent. We are committed to continually provide value through our products and services.

SUBSIDIARIES

Every business venture is held to the highest standards, operated efficiently, and pacesetters in their respective industries.

BNT Gourmet CafĂ© is a chain of state-of-the-art cafes designed for and with the quintessential business executive in mind.

Herança Financial is a global business advisory firm which deals in the provision of top-notch advice and solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Prestige Academy is an educational institution which delivers quality, unparalleled educational services. These services include entrepreneurial education, financial management education, middle school education, high school education, private tutoring, and renowned etiquette & grooming classes.

Pearl Kreations is a collectibles company which manufactures, retails and supplies superior quality pin back button-badges for a variety of corporate events and personal purposes.

Ransrive Realtors is a property management firm which provides temporary and permanent accommodation through the letting and sale of commercial and residential properties.

Suave Clothing is a unique clothing venture which retails luxury accessories from reputable brand names, manufactures and sells its own line of bespoke dress shirts, dress pants and suits, and provides wardrobe consultation services. It also produces a biannual online style publication called The Suave Series.

Sylver Productions is an innovative firm which provides unique products and services that meet untapped customer needs. It developed, manages and operates proprietary services like CityMail™, TixItUp™, Datlik™ and Wefyl™.

Vecasyer Hotels & Towers is a collection of the most stylish hotels and resorts worldwide, which offer 5-star accommodation with first class professional treatment and services.

SKA Ventures also has partial ownership of:

Spinners (75% ownership), an agency which provides expert advertising services and solutions to its clients. It also uses its ace designing skills and creative wordplay to make befitting logos, catchy names and impressive slogans for its clients’ businesses, events and products;

RCubed-Merit (51% ownership), an outfitting firm which highlights and optimizes the potential for various living spaces by redefining the outlook of the rooms, offices, homes and work spaces through the reorganization and restructuring of their overall presentation; and

Centerprise Global Resources (49% ownership), a personal development agency focused on better self, better employees, better business.

All subsidiaries operate independently, but are overseen from its headquarters, SKA Tower, under the leadership of the Chief Executive/Group Managing Director.

malfunction

November 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Are you malfunctioning?

And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth – Genesis 1:28 [AMP].

You’ve been blessed and commanded to be fruitful.
Are you being fruitful? Being fruitful doesn’t just mean having children, it means to be productive. Being fruitful is about impact, adding value.

If you’re not adding value, you’re malfunctioning. A clear sign of malfunctioning is poverty. Poverty is a result of no value. Poverty isn’t a lack of resources, it is a lack of productivity.

God will bless you, but you need to make a move.
You’re already blessed with gifts and talents. Ask Him to reveal them to you; then, harness them and put them to use – become productive. As you add value, God will crown your efforts with success.
Stop malfunctioning.

201020

October 20, 2020 Leave a comment

What a total and absolute shame.
October 20th 2020 has to be one of the darkest days in the history of democracy in Nigeria; in the history of Nigeria, period.

At a time when Nigerians in and outside the country are fighting and kicking against bad governance, oppression and police reform, the Nigerian government resorts, once again, to systematic oppression; acting like #EndSARS is a plague.

I still can’t wrap my head around why some officers of the Nigeria Police are acting like the #EndSARS protesters are the enemy. These protesters aren’t anti-police; they are simply fighting for an improvement in the way the job of the police is carried out, as well as better compensation and benefits for the work they do! The entire movement transcended a demand for the government to shutdown the SARS unit; it’s a demand for an end to police brutality, an end to police corruption, an end to police impunity, an end to police misconduct; in fact, it’s about a complete overhaul of the current Nigerian Police System.

I think it was highly insensitive to, amid the outcry of the Nigerian youth, dissolve SARS one day, and the next day, rebrand it as a SWAT unit. The priority isn’t an elite anti-robbery unit. Nigerians are clamoring for better trained, more efficient police officers; a complete police reform, not better packaging!

But no, instead of taking the proper corrective measures, cowardly elements in the government and in power tried hiring thugs to disrupt the protests. That didn’t work. They tried hiring thugs to hijack the protests. That didn’t work. They hired thugs to cause mayhem at different locations [unrelated to any of the protest sites]. Finally, they had an excuse to abruptly and forcefully end the protests, a curfew.

Rather than storm the locations of the mayhem, the Nigerian government declares war on its youths at the Lekki toll gate. Soldiers of the Nigerian Army, sworn to protect Nigeria and Nigerians, fire lethal rounds at unarmed peaceful Nigerian protesters as they waved their Nigerian flags and sat in the street singing the Nigerian National Anthem.

This government has failed at all levels in its most fundamental duty – to protect the lives and properties of its citizen.

If the Nigerian President [and his cronies] had any dignity and self-respect left, he’ll step down. I think, one more time, he has proven, beyond reasonable doubt, that he cannot lead with wisdom and integrity.

It is my prayer that from the ashes of tonight, a new Nigeria will rise. There has been way too much innocent bloodshed, and their deaths must not be in vain.

May the souls of our murdered brothers and sisters rest in peace. Thank you for your sacrifice.