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A Test For Social Capital: The Case of Davido and Obi Cubana.

David Adeleke (Davido)

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The social media was agog with the trend generated some few days ago by David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido when he requested that his friends and well-wishers send him some money for his forthcoming birthday. Following the request he made, business associates, friends, celebrities, fans and well-wishers hit the ball rolling. His wema bank account was kept busy for the whole day with deposits coming from different quarters and in different sizes. The bank had to restrict withdrawal from the account and requested an audience with the popular artiste.

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Great names in the entertainment industry and beyond made an imprint as they jostle to be part of the show. In the trend, the popular music artiste, Davido, revealed through his verified Twitter account that the wema account number where the donations were made hosted a sum above 184 million Naira at the end of the day. In less than 24 hours, Davido made the kind of money that top-ranking civil servants may never behold in their sincere service to their fatherland. He gathered a sum that is double the amount that even the Big Brother Naija show offered to the winner at the last season of the show.


This scenario may be likened to what played out during the burial of Obi Cubana's mother, in Oba, Anambra state. The business mogul was not publicly known until his friends, associates and well-wishers told the world who he truly is during his mother's burial. Obi Cubana was said to have been building people and building a network that would later expose his good wills through the love showered upon him at his mother's burial.

Mr Obinna Iyiegbu (Obi Cubana)

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Considering the love showered upon these individuals, it won't be wrong to say that among all the capitals one need to succeed in life, social capital is greatest. There's hardly anything or any achievement that one attains without people. The maxim that your network determines your net worth holds and glaringly played out in these scenarios. It is pertinent, therefore, that we understand that building this kind of network requires time and sacrifice. Many of the people who donated money to Davido may not have much remaining in their accounts. But they lived up to expectations and went out of their way to sacrifice their supposed luxury to make a friend happy. By doing so, they are also building their social capital. The day will come when some of these people will take the stage like a storm and everyone will be shouting as it was in the case of Obi Cubana.


So, build networks. Help people, no matter how small. The little deeds done today may return a thousandfold in the years to come.


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