UT Bank founder Prince Kofi Amoabeng and rapper Sarkodie mounted on stage at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, to inspire students to achieve greater laurels.
The ability to share and inspire a generation is a rare opportunity, not all people are able to attain. But for the few with the heart of lions and the daring quest of leaving marks, it is a given.
This is one of the reasons why Sarkodie teamed up with Prince Kofi Amoabeng under the wings of EchoHouse, the 360 creative marketing agency on a campus tour.
The show dubbed ‘X-Men Tour’ kicked off at KNUST over the weekend to a Great Hall full of students, fans and enthusiast Ghanaians looking for an avenue to be inspired to take on the challenges ahead.
As the two men took the stage to share their motivations and fears which were inexistent and the future, the hall was nothing less than lit.
With MC, Anita Erskine at the helm of affairs, infectious energy and a lot of candid life experiences, the individuals who defined Ghana for the last decade took turns to tell their stories and tell them well.
Riding on the back of Vodafone X and UT Bank, the two brands made it more than appropriate to explain their products and services and got the students signing on.
Amoabeng has extensive experience in managing businesses through excellent customer relations, strategic and tactical business planning as well as strategic partnerships.
Prince Kofi Amoabeng advised the youth to “respect everybody, but fear no one” in their quest to achieve success and be great entrepreneurs.
“Everyone can be an entrepreneur but to be a successful entrepreneur, the first thing to do is to start saving,” he encouraged the students.
He also revealed achieving success in whatever field one finds him/her self requires frantic efforts at emerging tops at whatever you find yourself studying or doing. “Make sure you first study hard; come tops in whatever course you studying.”
The three time Ghana’s Most Respected CEO [2008/2010/2012] further inspired the students that to achieve success in life they have to rest time and make sure they spend the quality of time in everything they do.
“I want to say time is everything not money; in actual sense time is money.”
He retired from his UT Bank chief executive role in December 2015.
As the night grew older, the two gentlemen made it a 100 x 100 relay and made sure the audience who came to cheer and learn got their time’s worth.
Sarkodie took the opportunity to surprise the students who haven’t witnessed his performance in a very long while.
He took them through his catalogue that ranged from ‘Rapperholic’ to ‘Sarkology’ to ‘Mary’.
The multiple award winner and exceptional entrepreneur took on the task and made the most out of the opportunity of blessing the next generation with the timeless creed of “YES YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU ONLY WORK HARD AT IT.”
The Vodafone X-Men programme is an initiative that seeks to tell and highlight the business and success stories of distinguished personalities in Ghana with the youth and young aspiring business people.