AL­WAYS KEEP GOOD FRIENDS BY YOUR SIDE. LOY­ALTY AMONGST FRIENDS IS KEY

Sunday Trust - - TAMBARI EXTRA - TAM­BARI

I grew up with my fa­ther and my step­mother, Wylda Amachree who was an Amer­i­can so I had the best of both worlds. I have an African her­itage and in­ter­na­tional per­spec­tive on life. My fa­ther was very wealthy. But my step mum used to tell me, “Your fa­ther has made his own money but you’re ex­pected to match him if not sur­pass him. So go and work and make your own money.’’ She was very strict with us, but thanks to her - there’s noth­ing I can’t do. We didn’t un­der­stand it at the time. In ret­ro­spect, it has made me the strong woman I am to­day. Life lessons The big­gest les­son is that a good name is bet­ter than riches. I mixed with a lot of peo­ple while I was school­ing in Eng­land, Amer­ica and Nige­ria and I met peo­ple who I didn’t even re­alise have money be­cause they didn’t see the need to show it off. Peo­ple look at me en­ter­ing cabs when I have cars at home. You don’t need to im­press any­one with it. Also, al­ways keep good friends by your side. Loy­alty amongst friends is key. Most re­ward­ing part of your Favourite travel des­ti­na­tion Some­where I’ve never been. But for the ones I’ve been to, I like Dubai. When I go there, all I do is sleep. Time flies by so fast when you are there. Be­fore you know it, the hol­i­days are over. But even af­ter the first two days, you feel re­vi­talised and well rested. I sleep so well when I’m there. But I also like go­ing to places where I can learn. I re­ally love trav­el­ling.

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