By Rotimi Agbana
“Believe in your dream, work towards it, keep the consistency without any thought of giving up. Deafen your ears and blind your eyes to people’s negativity and put God first.”
These we’re the words of serial entrepreneur, Engr. Alabi Samson Ayobami, Founder/CEO, Starwise Group, in a chat with Vanguard.
It is not all the time we see integrity, brilliance, capacity, and performance all in one person at the same time. The example of Starwise Group CEO is compelling.
This is because an extraordinary entrepreneur in the person of Engr Alabi Samson Ayobami has deployed the magnitude of his integrity, brilliance, and capacity in the conceptualization and execution of the company’s mandate in the world of entertainment and other business circles.
Alabi Samson Ayobami (aka. Rubson) from Ogun state, was born and bred in Kaduna state, Northern Nigeria, but currently resides in Canada. He is a graduate of Civil Engineering from Liaoning University, China.
He is a man of many parts, and in his own words, “I love challenges because those are what make me a God-fearing man.” Mr. Alabi is a fast-rising entrepreneur and founder/CEO of Starwise Group. His diversity and work ethic is an inspiration to many. He got an MBA from the University of South Wales, London and is presently pursuing another Masters in Civil Engineering in Canada.
Samson was influenced by the environment around him before bursting into the entertainment business. He was known in his Secondary school, Airforce Military School, Jos, for his affinity for music and comedy shows.
Getting to China in 2013, Samson realized there were a lot of opportunities and platforms for foreigners in China to feel at home through such entertainment events and shows as they often would have had if they were in there various countries. He is a happy person and wants everyone around him to be happy as well.
He found out early enough that entertainment is one of such things that can make people happy. This earned him, Entrepreneur of the Year award by Toosabi Awards and ‘Face of Foreigners in China’ award all in China. Since then, he and his Starwise Group have held different events in Nigeria and China, keeping up the entertainment spirit and making people happy.
He founded Starwise Group in 2013 after realizing his strong knack for entrepreneurship and providing solutions to the problems around him. The company is a strong image of his personality and according to him, his daily affirmation, “strive to succeed”. He lived by those words each day even before turning it into a brand, which birthed his legally recognized Starwise Group company. Mr. Alabi is Starwsie and believes that he is his own inspiration. Of course, it hasn’t been an easy road for him and the company but with each challenge, the company is elevated to the next level.
Turning his vision into reality wasn’t so much of a challenge. He saw it as the beginning of a new chapter that somehow had already been written; in his words, “all that was left was for me to start acting my part”. He persevered through many challenges while setting up Starwise Group but through extra work, effort, consistency and personal inspiration, Mr. Alabi was able to break through and become successful.
“managing hard work and lifestyle isn’t much of a challenge because hard work is my lifestyle”.
There is no doubt that Samson has a restless mind. He is also enamored of adventurism in the quest for innate and profound self-fulfillment. That would explain why he was awarded the Best Treasurer Award by the Association of Nigerian Students in China (ANSIC). Working in harmony with the members of the Starwise team, Samson is strategically poised to deliver wonderful concerts, shows, and events. Starwise has leading its leadership infrastructure, a brilliant, honest and capacitated man who can break the glass ceiling and whose limit is the sky.