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Secrets of running successful business – Ogologo Tallest, CEO, Murupo Group

Business, according to Markanthony Chibueze Opurum a.k.a. Ogologo Tallest, is like a calling for him. 

The serial CEO and chairman avowed: “Although I studied Computer Science at Louisiana State University (LSU) I already knew business was the way for me even before I completed my studies. I knew I will be an entrepreneur.”

Continuing, he gave an account of how he started his business: “I started with a couple of enterprises, Ocean Sega International founded in 2014 and Independent Transportation Services, established in 2016, both in Dallas, Texas, USA.”

Ogologo Tallest said further. “Earlier in 2015, I had established Hans Integrated Services in Lagos and in 2018 Murupo Group Nigeria Limited commenced operation in oil and gas and also in the real estate sector.” 

One of the secrets of running a successful business, according to him, is the act of employing and retaining capable hands. “In my company, everyone is treated the same and the people I work with treat the business as their own business because we started together and we grow together as a family,” he said.

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So far, the strings of businesses he founded, including a record label, have been thriving and that further cemented his reputation as a shrewd entrepreneur.

Ogologo Tallest, whose business mentors include his late father, Chief Samuel Opurum, Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote and amazon.com owner, Jeff Bezos, is in his own right a role model for young and aspiring entrepreneurs. 

According to him, becoming successful is within reach of everyone who can work hard. “No matter what, do not give up on your dreams; it is important you believe in yourself and at the same time always put God first in everything you do,” he advised.

He further offered a piece of advice to those just starting a business. “No matter how little your startup capital, start the business anyway, and watch it grow with time,” he counselled. “Don’t wait till you get enough capital because there is nothing like enough capital.”