Life is vanity upon vanity, those things which you brag about today, in the next twenty years, they will fizzle out and new things will surface and those things which you boasted with becomes old and will be tagged old by people around, that is why nothing seems to last forever in this world.
This is the case of a well known man in the 80's and 90's, who goes by the name Victor Okafor.
Victor Okafor is a name that not many will remember upon an initial hearing. In fact, some may not even think the name special in any way. But once the name Ezego is added, then those of the past generations begin to not just remember, but to reminisce.
The secret behind his popularity was his philanthropic act in the 80's and 90's, he was known as a cheerful giver while he was alive. He helped people regardless of religion, tribe or color.
Ezego was an indigene of Uzoakwa, Ihiala in Anambra State. He was born on the 25th of December, 1964, and his story was a typical example of a rise from grass to grace.
According to report, Ezego was a secondary school dropout. He decided to relocate to Lagos in 1989 to venture into business.
After some times in Lagos, Ezego became someone who is known worldwide. As it appears, he was already a multimillionaire and a very important person in the society. He was also the largest importer of Sharp and Panasonic electronics in West Africa in the early 90s.
His achievement in Lagos within a short time made people in the business circle call him "Ezego."”The King of Money”. I of Ihiala aka Udu Bunch aka The Young Millionaire. This name became an anthem across the country.
In Lagos, he built the Ezego Shopping Complex on Allen Avenue which also had a branch in Abuja. He also built the Ezego Plaza on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road.
He was also said to have the biggest electronics warehouse in Nigeria and companies like Vic-Winners International Limited, Ezego Nigeria Limited, Ezego Holdings Limited, Vitex Zinc Co. Limited and Ezego Properties Limited.
Ezego built several mansions all over the country and have several exotic cars worth millions of Naira.
He married the most beautiful women in the world and one of them is a princess Laurita Nkechi and has many beautiful and handsome children.
The staggeringly rich man died on December 25, 1999 at the age of 34 and something remarkable also happened, remember he was born on 25th of December, and he also died on the 25th of December 1999 on his way to his home town in Anambra state, as he was said to have been involved in a terrible motor accident.
As at the time of his sudden death in 1999, Mr. Victor Okafor was reported to worth over 15billion naira.
Ezego's death did not just come and go like that. His death sparked controversies in the country and all sort of things were said, but there was mysterious events that took place after his death as the businesses, Mansions, cars have been damaged and left abandoned over time that it would be impossible to recognize that a rich man had once owned them.
The majestic houses he built in his hometown of Uzoakwa Ihiala that is estimated to worth N500m in 90’s was a ghostly shadow of its former self. For instance, the flowers and street lights that once beautified his popular Ezego Road have either been vandalized or over grown by weeds. The popular entrance to the inviting Ezego Crescent has also lost its beauty and glory, as the beautiful trees and flowers that used to welcome visitors are gradually dying off. His Lamborghini and other expensive cars just lay there dilapidated.
Till date, his houses, exotic cars and mansions are abandoned.
This will definitely tell you that life is vanity upon vanity. All that glitters is not gold, everything will definitely pass away one day. The only thing you will be remember for, is the good and bad impact you have in people lives.
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