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‘’Even the Darkest Night will End and the Sun will Rise”:Rivers State Born, Label Owner, Alafaa Kariboye-Igbo


Rivers State born label owner and businessman, Alafaa Kariboye-Igbo, also known as Oil Money has always wanted to become a successful businessman in life. That was why he set out his life from childhood knowing full well that he must work hard to fulfil his heart’s desire. So it comes as no surprise to see him being ranked among Nigeria’s top billionaires.



In a society where the socio-economic and political environments are not conducive for career development, a 40-year-old young man, Alafaa Kariboye-Igbo has been able to weather the storm and carved a niche for himself by building an empire of business ventures around his life.


He was being able to go through thick and thin to become successful and accomplished through hard work and perseverance. From a very humble beginning, he has been able to develop himself into a result-oriented entrepreneur with a clear and defined mind-set to actualize his dreams.



His wealth cuts across multifaceted business chains. He is known to be a successful investor in the real estate, oil and gas, entertainment and car dealership, a philanthropist per excellence who set up Oil Money Foundation to affect the life of Nigerians.


Without a doubt, Oil Money is now a renowned figure in the music and recording industry, and is reputed for his wide expertise in the creative sector that has taken the Nigerian brand to the forefront of the global scene. This informed his decision to make Oil Money Records bigger and more influential while churning out talented stars.


While having the conversation, the musician simply went philosophical while also showcasing his brilliance and poetic skills.


“Times of transition are strenuous but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want.”


“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”


“Be willing to transition at every stage of your life. If your heart is open and you have an open mind, the blessing will flow.”


“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”


Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”


“Change is inevitable in life. You can either resist it and potentially get run over by it, or you can choose to cooperate with it, adapt to it, and learn how to benefit from it. When you embrace change you will begin to see it as an opportunity for growth.”


“A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter when it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.”


“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”


“The future is always all around us, waiting, in moments of transitions, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.”


“If transition isn’t painful then you aren’t making progress.”


“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”


“Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities – to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.”


‘’Embrace this new period of your life as you set out for a new exciting journey’’ he concluded.

Culled from THISDAY

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