"The Obarisi Dr Clarkson De Majomi Never Toyed with Virtues of Hard work while Alive"
-Prince Henry Majomi Gives Clear Insight of his late Uncles road to success
By Mike DE Cerutti Osagie
"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later"
This great life changing quote was a huge words by OG Mandino that one could find in the office and impeccable homes of late Public Relations torchlight and media baron, The Obarisi Dr Clarkson DE Majomi-regarded as one of the most flamboyant, yet most successful journalist turned Public relations expert of all time
So successful, till today, no journalist /publisher living or dead has matched his records of interviewing no less than 16 African head of States and Kings, capping it up with an audience with the revered Queen Elizabeth of England
He was a grade A globe throatier, a master car collector and designer freak. DE Obarisi courted and worked image wise for the big brands of his era, the two prominent of who is the Ibru organization led by late Patriarch Olorogun Michael Ibru and also offered his services to the then military head of state, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida(IBB)
Before setting up the Mail, he had written for several top media brands both at home and abroad, he was said to be one of those who helped Chief Alex ibru set up the Guardian in the famous Rutham house, before he left to form the MAIL in Orile Iganmu @ The Majomi House
DE Obarisi was also the first African to ever appear in the front page cover of the UK Vogue on account of being the best dresser from Africa; he is a man of many firsts
So what can be the secret of his success story?
Only last week, WORLD LEADERS Magazine online, had an encounter with his nephew Henry , this is what h told us about the Obarisi secret to the top
"My uncle was never born with silver spoon, but he was born was born with special gifts and grace of God, he was like favored by God, because from his childhood days in ugheli and Warri he was said to have don all things differently from his siblings and peers
“After his secondary school, he proceeded to GHANA to study journalism and on return from Ghana, worked with few newspapers house in Lagos before winning a scholarship courtesy of Vono Foams to London where he went to live
"One thing or two things that stood DE Obarisi out is hard work, he was very hardworking and once admitted that so busy with his life, work and dreams that most times he even find it hard to create time for meals, so busy was he engrossed with work that he may just settle for pieces of sandwich as lunch, so as to concentrate on his many task on hand
“Beyond being hard working, I think my uncles greatest virtues is his meticulous attention to details, he can’t stand mediocre and people who give ordinary energy or focus to their work, for example, he told me as a young boy that his paper, the MAIL failed because he had many workers who are not meticulous and passionate about journalism dream like him, for he took his job and passion as if his life depended on it"
Today, DE Obarisi is no more, but his memories continue to linger on because of his good deeds, hard work, knack for classical things of life and reputation as a humanitarian who touched many lives at home and abroad
MAY his gentle soul continue to rest in peace
* OSAGIE: An author, image management consultant and special adviser, wrote this piece from his Abuja base
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