From An Ordinary US Visa Lottery Winner.....Heavy Nigerian Born Investor in America,Chidi Durugo Speaks Passionately About his Success Story in USA


It is often said that where there is no guts,there can never be glory or good life's story to tell 

Such is no doubt the apt manner to paint the picture of the highly successfull  Nigerian born entrepreneur in  USA who is the CEO of The popular Afor African Market amongst other business set ups 

He recently  celebrated his  historical landmark birthday at his his club The Origin Nite club located at the serene Down town Newark

RichList Magazine caught up with him recently for an exclusive chat up. Enjoy the excerpt

Q CEO Chidi Durugo Big congrats on your recent land mark birthday, kindly  tell us a bit about your life

A: Thank you My name is Chidi Durugo From Umuaka in NJABA LGA. I graduated from St Savious Secondary School Umuaka 1994. Both my Late father Chief Jude Durugo and Anna Durugo were very successful business people. 

Q: When did you arrive USA and how was your early days. 

A:I came to USA by USA lottery Visa in June 6, 1996 through my cousin Mr Bonaventure Durugo. In USA I started cutting hair as a barber in South Orange Ave Newark while lived with my cousin. Also I started school at Essex County and transferred to Jersey City University and gained my bachelor degree in criminal Justice and proceeded in acquiring my masters degree in Human Resources and development. I worked in superior court of NJ as probation officer and became a court service supervisor #2. In all I was also hustling doing real estate by the side. 

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Q: How did you over come initial challenges and what Is your advice to  the youths. 

A:I was very focus and learnt how to diversify my income and collaborated with investors to do one business or the other. I realize that you could be very successful working with others and I teamed up with friends and associates to build businesses which helped me overcome my challenges.

Q:Tell us about all your business

Q:I formed and partnered in the following business. 

I am the CEO

of Origin Restaurant and Lounge. 

CEO Afor Market Irvington NJ 07111

CEO Afor Market Newark NJ

CEO Afor Market Philadelphia PA

CEO Afor Farm Dominican Republic 

CEO C’Action Property Management LLC .

Q: What can you tell us about the Success of your recently held successful birthday party?

A: Very grateful to God and I  am  very happy to celebrate my birthday with my beautiful wife Mirian Chinenye Durugo, my two sons and daughter. Adaobi, Chiduzie and Chuckwudi Durugo. My friends and associates also were all there to celebrate with me . I appreciated the love and friendship/gifts everyone shared with me on my birthday. I believe life  is good when you are healthy to celebrate your self.

• Before I go since your magazine is focused on success.. I to advice advise the youths to always collaborate in business and create partnerships in sharing and executing ideas to achieve higher goals. 

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