Nigerian billionaire and CEO Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe, took to his Twitter page to advise his followers on the importance of always believing in themselves.

According to him, people should never allow others’ to determine their happiness/feelings. This is because people have different journeys in life. And nobody knows what the other person has been through or what keeps them going.

In other words, people’s opinions about you do not matter, because nobody knows knows where you are going or what drives your journey.

This is not the first time he is encouraging his followers

Mr Wigwe is in the habit of using his social media handles (especially Twitter) to encourages young and aspiring entrepreneurs. He has also given several motivational speeches, and in December 2018 disclosed revealed how people doubted him and his business partner when they first started Access Bank Plc. Interestingly, the bank is now Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest bank.

Why it matters

People journey differently through life, just as everyone has different challenges. Therefore, it is important for everyone to understand that measuring their journey and level of success on the scale of another’s journey/success, isn’t the right thing to do.

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Instead, knowing what works better and diligently working to actualising that, should be the ultimate goal.

More of Mr Wigwe’s advice

As Nairametrics reported, the bank CEO recently told his nearly twenty-four thousand followers on Twitter that networking is beyond handshakes and exchange of cards.

According to him, it also involves showing deep interest in the goals and aspirations of others, showing up for them, reaching out, and trying as much as you can to add value to other people.

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He added that to deepen one’s network, one must posses something worth having, as it will be an advantage in the circle of people you will meet.

It is also good to note that effective business networking is necessary for linking individuals who, through trust and relationship building, become walking, talking advertisements for one another.


  1. though i am not a banker but this statement is good but in nigeria banks frustrate many people with great ambitions, i.e are fond of limiting others.
    have you ever gone to nigeria banks to borrow money before? most of them ask for collateral above what you want as if you have it you will come for the loan.., even businesses that have borrowed from banks if they can’t repay the loans they took most of them are liquidated.
    when a man in the field that champions limiting of peoples’ limit give these advise i am surprise unless he is now a repentant banker


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