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Barrister Chimezie Nwodo The Farmer.






A few days ago blog reader Chimezie Nwodo sent me a message on whatsApp. When we chat it's either about his law career or an article he wrote that I can post on the blog. This conversation was different. He sent me pictures of maize and farm and himself in a farm carrying maize. This is what he said in the chat: 

I and my friends got two pieces of land at different areas in my local community, Akpugo in Nkanu West LGA of Enugwu State. We leased the land and brought some items, like Palmwine and kolanut, for the performance of the traditional rites that follow such transactions.
Majorly, it was supposed to be a cassava farm. But cassava is usually a long term endeavor. So, we decided to incorporate maize and other crops that we can harvest with 8 to 12 weeks.
So, we sowed egusi, cucumber, watermelon, maize and some vegetables.  

I asked him what happened with the maize they harvested the previous day and he said they had already sold it ALL. He said maize is hot cake at the moment and the second you arrive the market on time, the women sell roasted corn would stampede you. LOL. Some even lobby for your contacts so that when next you come to the market they can have priority. 


Below are pictures Chimezie took during the planting stage. 






He's also very grateful to his faithful friend; his car Eleanor. Remember when he wrote a love letter to her and posted on the blog? LOL, we never would have thought those effusive words written with such effervescence were for one's automobile. 😚

To say I was impressed with and by this very young man would be understating it. He is a practicing lawyer, he's currently running his Masters program at the University of Nigeria, he is also currently the research personnel of a member of the Bench. Now, realizing that there are even more possibilities all around him, he not only had the presence of mind to invest in agriculture but almost immediately bought land and started farming. 

Oh, I also love that he's surrounding himself with friends that have good plans for their future and not the ones who never see beyond Friday night at the bar. 

Husband material 10,000 yards. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

But on a serious note, isn't this great?






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Comments

  1. This is great and impressive but I don't think it would be as easy here in Lagos. I served in Oyo state where they have plenty of land so I thought about farming but the idea kind of disappeared as soon as I got back to Lagos. I think the lesson here would be "utilizing opportunities"...Barrister farmer we'll expecting some small something from your next harvest🀀🀀

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    1. If you really want to farm in Lagos then look towards places Epe. I'm paying in installments for land there (through a connect), and about to join my brother in law in farming. We have farms there growing watermelon and soon pineapples, as do many many other people. We also have a poultry farm. Most of the land in Epe have farms on them owned by people from all over. So if you want to do this you can give it more thought. Look towards the outskirts and not in town itself.

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    2. Thank you Thelma...I might just send my story one day.

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  2. Awww... God bless you hustle Chimezie..It's good to diversify in this era of recession..TNHW

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  3. Awwwww well done Chim and I see Christmas came early.Nice one bro.

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  4. Nice one Barrister. Agriculture is the big thing now (not next)!!!!! Good the youths are no longer waiting on the white colar jobs.

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  5. Agriculture is the new thing now, everywhere i turn, someone is into Agric.....way to go Barrister

    FavouriteShades

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  6. God bless you and your hustle. So certain family members are into farming and it has its good and bad. You can never go wrong with food in Nigeria though. Next we need is good roads so folks can transport the produce

    www.pynk360.com

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  7. Wow this is nice,am inspired by this barrister.

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  8. This is something worth venturing into. Well done barrister.

    My love for maize will see me owing a farm pretty soon. lol.

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  9. Well-done Mr Nwodo.. God bless your hustle...

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  10. Congrats to your hustle. I tried agribusiness once but distance from my place there didn't help my hustle.
    Treat Eleonor right ok,you need her more than she needs you...lol

    (a giveaway soon from ur farm to the blog fam perhaps?)

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  11. courageous one Chimezie!!!Chrisyinks.

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  12. Well done Barrister.. Regards to Eleanor.

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  13. πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ Blessings 😊

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  14. Thank you so much. I am overwhelmed by your kind wishes.

    Yes Sasha Bone, in due time, I will do a giveaway from the farm produce.

    Thank you all.

    P.S: Eleanor says "hi".

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  15. Great Barr. Nwodo! Ji sie ike.

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  16. Weldone, Chimezie! This shows you are indeed hardworking. Your labour is not in vain and great rewards will come to you.

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  17. Well done Chimezie, his face looks familiar. Were amongst the 2013 law school set?
    congratulations

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  18. Wow! Inspiring... well done Chimezie!

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  19. Well done Chimezie!

    For the bv asking about Lagos, apart from Epe, you can also lease farm lands around Mowe. Costs about 20k per year. My parents did this.

    Gift

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  20. This is great. Everywhere I look people are beginning to have side hustles.


    *Quirkymoi*

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