- Ibrahim Mahama, the brother of former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, came from humble beginnings compared to the billionaire businessman he is today
- Ibrahim Mahama was studying in the United Kingdom but dropped out of his studies when he was only 26
- After deciding he was ill-suited to academic life, he started a technological company which would later become his breakthrough
Ibrahim Mahama, the entrepreneur who is also brother to former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, rose from humble beginnings to become the iconic man he is today.
In a feature on Ghanaweb.com, Ibrahim stated that, despite being a university dropout, he managed to build a successful life for himself:
I started life as a 26-year- old returnee from the United Kingdom who dropped out of college after my third year and realized school was not for me and began to think of what to do next”, the entrepreneur recalls.
Although the academic challenge made him feel discouraged, the young man knew he had always had a passion for machines and technology.
Ibrahim decided to become an entrepreneur and in 1992 he started his own retail rental firm called Engineers and Planners, which would later be known as the pivotal point to achieving his breakthrough in life.
The company Engineers and Planners has become one of the largest mining contractors in West Africa with over 3000 workers and an asset value of over 100 million US dollars.
Speaking of billionaires, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Cassper Nyovest saying that he is on track to become SA's first hip-hop billionaire and dedicating time to achieving that goal.
Cassper Nyovest is ready to become Mzansi's first hip-hop billionaire. The rapper shared that he is working on an exciting project that he expects to be ready by the first quarter of this year.
The Amademoni hitmaker did not get into much detail about the "dope project" but shared that it's the first of its kind. He took to Twitter on Wednesday, 20 January and shared that the project is another step of becoming Mzansi's hip-hop billionaire. The star wrote:
"Enough about the fight, I know it's boring now. I got a dope project I'm working on. A first of its kind. Might be ready 1st quarter of the year. Another step into the direction of becoming South Africa's first Hip Hop Billionaire. We thinking outside the box. Super excited!!!"
Apart from rap, Cass is a successful businessman who runs his own Family Tree record label and has worked with a lot of big South African and international brands. Tweeps took to his comment section to share their thoughts on his post:
@Kuli0411 said: "You're a businessman more than anything, a true hustler. I believe you gonna be a Billionaire."
@Kgothii_thetall wrote: "I don't think he's talking about music."
@ThapeloAphane8 commented: "We are waiting Nyovi, I know you never disappoint."
@khani_hlahla said: "Refiloe whatever it is, I know we will love... you never disappoint."
@RMaakee added: "Bro don't get too excited... keep your plans to yourself... execute them alone... let us know when you are a billionaire."
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