Otedola, wristwatch, Daddy Freeze

Many have defiled the primary reason for wearing a wristwatch while a few people wear it to ensure they keep to time. It is now fashionable, and people even take pride in wearing a wristwatch that has stopped functioning. Unlike these people, Femi Otedola has stopped wearing a wristwatch.

The billionaire and business magnate wouldn’t buy into the functionality of the device, nor the fashion culture that has long been warmly received by the general public at large.

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In an Instagram conversation between the billionaire and one of his followers, it was learnt that Otedola stopped wearing a wristwatch about 3 years ago.

Reasons for his decision: According to Otedola, wearing a wristwatch is no longer necessary today.  Responding to the follower who asked why he doesn’t wear a wristwatch, Otedola said, “I started wearing a wristwatch when I was 12 years old. Technology has ended our necessity for the archaic wristwatch. Less is more.”

Otedola’s reaction to the question, however, attracted reactions from his social media followers and social media users.

Major reaction: One of those who reacted to the post was a media personality, Daddy Freeze. The popular OAP claimed he disagreed with Otedola, saying he thought wearing wristwatch wasn’t archaic but based on choice.

“Uncle Femi, I no gree this one o…. lol…🙌.

“In my humble opinion, I think it all boils down to choice.

“While many see a wristwatch as a mere timepiece that tells you what time it is, a few of us appreciate the horological genius that goes into Haute Horlogerie.

“The focus of high-end watchmaking leans largely on the complexity of the movement, combined with proficiency for demonstrating the mastery of watchmaking arts.

“In that vein, a Patek Phillipe, Piaget, Richard Mille or Audemars Piguet tourbillon, for instance, is a masterpiece of artwork, sheer mechanical erudition and exceptional material craftsmanship; the horological equivalent of a Picasso on your wrist.

“I wouldn’t buy Vincent Van Gogh or Paul Cezanne paintings for my wall, but that won’t stop me from appreciating the work that went into creating them, even if the painting techniques and materials are today considered old-fashioned.”

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Famuyiwa Damilare is a trained journalist. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication at the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ). Damilare is an innovative and transformational leader with broad-based expertise in journalism and media practice at large. He has explored his proven ability in the areas of reporting, curating and generating contents, creatively establishing social media engagements, and mobile editing of videos. It is safe to say he’s a multimedia journalist.

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