Ben Eke: Who wants to be a millionaire? (30 days, 30 voices)

by Ben Eke


 “Invest! Invest! Invest!”

Ever imagined seating at the owners corner of a Limousine or a Lincoln Navigator, dishing out orders to your personal assistant (preferably an American blonde) and chauffeur, and then being led into your magnificent castle where you now safely relax in your Jacuzzi, listening to the gibberish that CNN’s Paul Krugman disgorges in the name of analyzing the economy.  Hmm, sweet dreams! The truth is you are only being phantasmagorical.

The foregoing explains why young men and women alike are keen on matters that concern wealth creation, especially the quick formulae kind. Everyone at some point in time dreams and desires a better state. Not minding their current status. The poor desires riches while the rich long to be richer. But riches are not horses. Sadly! Nonetheless, millionaires still spring up every day. How? Why? It’s simple. You only have to follow the teachings you get in wealth creation seminars, schools, even our Churches these days. Invest! Invest! Invest! But where does one make investments, especially with the current economic reality? Everywhere I say.

Everywhere you see a naked child; everywhere you see a hungry boy/ girl/ man/ woman. Everywhere you see a sick human being; everywhere you see the destitute, the downtrodden, and the helpless. Everywhere you see a need, invest. Invest a smile, a seed. Invest! The best investment remains that which is made in a human being. Just continue investing and soon enough you’ll become a part of the party. Yes-the MILLIONAIRES party.


Ben Eke is a young-man that wants to affect his generation positively, with his pen and script life. At the very young age of 8, he started off Soccer Vista, a sport and entertainment magazine that became the delight of kids and adults alike.  He is a poet, writer, editor, businessman, friend, student, teacher, lover and singer. As a writer, his inimitably unpretentious style stands him out. There are no questions; Ben knows where he is headed.
30 Days, 30 Voices series is an opportunity for young Nigerians from across the world to share their stories and experiences – creating a meeting point where our common humanity is explored.

Op-ed pieces and contributions are the opinions of the writers only and do not represent the opinions of Y!/YNaija.

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