We know the story ofÂ Phillip Emeagwali and we areÂ familiar withÂ Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Weâ€™ve Â also followed the exploits ofÂ Dele Olojede and taken lessons from the achievements of Chimamanda NgoziÂ Adichie.
Itâ€™s no longer news that Nigerians are conquering the world over and over again, in different industries and endeavours emerging first class in the academia.
Achieving unprecedented feats in science and technology; setting new records in sports and lifestyle, dominating the arena of business, enterprise and showing the world that remarkable talents are embedded in the DNA of Africa.
The latest case study, further buttressing this point and flying the green-white-green flag high across London to New York, Paris and Monaco, is Alexander Amosu, a young but globally-renowned entrepreneur who is responsible for creating the worldâ€™s most expensive phones, pens, and suit.
Amosu, 34, is an all-round businessman who started in business at age 12, and has dipped his hands in diverse industries such as music, media, fashion, IT and hospitality.Amongst a string of firsts, heâ€™s the first person in Europe to create Urban ringtones; he created the first ringtones book and software (called Polywap 2.1) which allows users send ringtones around the world from a PC. He started the worldâ€™s first mobile video community site (calledMobsvideo.com) where users can upload and share content.
He also created the worldâ€™s most expensive phones (diamond-encrusted Blackberry pearl and Apple iPhone) and the limited edition diamond Mont Blanc handcrafted pen.
On April 22, 2009, in Pall Mall London, he unveiled his latest creation the worldâ€™s most expensive suit (made with gold and platinum threads, rare clothes and precious stones) which costs Â£70,000 (about $103.000). He immediately attracted global headlines, with his fresh luxury line amassing rave reviews from some of the worldâ€™s biggest media organisations.
Today, heâ€™s taking orders from some of the worldâ€™s biggest spenders, hopping on chartered flights to take measurements and ensure client specifications (current clients include Tycoons Duncan Bannatyne and James Caan as well as Formular One driver Adrian Sutil).
Next, he secures a place in the Guinness Book of World records!Now, with a pouch full of achievements, and a resume packed with accolades, Mr. Amosu is in his motherland, to reconnect with family, friends and clients, while hoping to introduce his range of offerings to select patrons.
The respected entrepreneur has partnered MTN Nigeria to launch the worldâ€™s most expensive suit, at a secret location in Lagos on December 5.â€The MTN brand is synonymous with excellence. Alexander Amosu is an epitome of excellence and we want young Nigerians to aspire to be like him even greaterâ€, says Kolawole Oyeyemi General Manager Consumer Marketing at MTN.
â€MTN is happy to partner with a young Nigerian who has achieved a tremendous feat and has earned global recognitionâ€, he adds.Amosuâ€™s success story, his devotion to charity, and infectious can-do spirit is expected to influence millions of Nigerian youths, hoping to discover themselves and use innate skills and abilities to triumph over the difficult Nigerian situation.