This week’s episode of Better With Paul still has me speechless.
I am in total awe of the vast vision, the philanthropic achievement, and the unbridled power Nana Kwame Bediako shares with the world. Commonly known as Freedom Jacob Caesar, you have to hear him break down the thought that went into selecting that name for yourself. I’ve met a lot of serial entrepreneurs during my day, but none who started their first business at just 8 years old. After raising 300 chickens from a handful of eggs, Freedom became an entrepreneur long before he even knew what the term was. Now, he’s on track to become the next Black billionaire.
He is fearless (some may say a little crazy…), and that’s something every great entrepreneur needs to be. This interview revealed so much about Freedom’s success, and how far faith can really take you. He didn’t become the ‘Prince of Africa’ after years of study, his empire was built on guts. He made a million literally off of scraps and invested it all on a brand new venture that wouldn’t see a return for five years – while being a Ghanian student living in the UK. When most would see that type of success and never look back, Freedom decided to make his home country, and the continent as a whole, the headquarters for his operation.
He’s bringing Africa to the world in a way we haven’t seen her before. When I asked him what he thought African Americans, Carribeans, and Black Brits could do for Africa and his response…wow. Freedom’s life can be recognized as a guide on how to see yourself where you want to be and don’t stop until you get there. He became a real estate mogul while sleeping on a waterbed – you’re going to want to hear the jewels he drops. This episode will take you to a place that forces you to appreciate the mental, physical, and spiritual sacrifice success demands.
Ever the pan-African revolutionary, it makes me proud to know that men like Freedom have claimed space in arenas many may never reach. In just one episode, we walk through at least a dozen businesses he’s had a hand in, from investing in petroleum to selling knockoff designer clothes. Stories like this are a needed reminder that the levels we reach in life are largely determined by what we focus on and how badly we want it. Even when he was an 8-year-old child praying to see his first chicken egg hatch, Freedom got a lesson in faith, service, and sacrifice. In this episode, I decided to sit back and let the teacher teach. And that’s exactly what he did.
Tune in now. This is history in the making.
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