WE all have 24 hours in a day to achieve our goals, but many make the best out of it in diverse ways.
Here are 5 of Africa’s busiest people and how they juggle a successful career with family life:
1. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
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Nigerian actress and philanthropist Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has managed to juggle a successful career with family life.
She achieved this work/life balance with her family’s support. She says her husband is hands-on at home, and her children are independent. She enjoys relaxing at home during her downtime.
She describes herself as a homebody who enjoys the company of her family in the comfort of their home.
2. Mohammed Dewji
Mohammed Dewji is one of Tanzania’s top business people. He is the CEO of METL, a conglomerate that his father founded in the 1970s. He served in Tanzania’s parliament for two terms until 2015.
He left to focus his attention on reforming policy for humanitarian efforts.
Dewji credits his wife for helping him to manage a healthy work/life balance. He also credits his father for instilling in him the importance of valuing family life as much as work life.
3. Bonang Matheba
Bonang Matheba is one of South Africa’s most successful media personalities. She spreads her wings across many platforms, including television and radio.
To relax and reconnect with herself, Bonang goes on holiday at least four times a year. She also spends time with her family and friends.
To manage her work schedule, Bonang dedicates her evenings to admin work and catching up with her team.
4. Folorunsho Alakija
Nigerian businessperson Folorunsho Alakija is a force to be reckoned with in Africa. She’s one of the richest women in the continent, and one of the richest black women in the world. She has stakes in the fashion, oil, and printing industries.
To manage her time, Folorunsho sets her work, family, and personal priorities. She reserves one day in the week to focus on her spirituality.
She gives most of her attention to her philanthropy work that serves widows and orphans. Her husband and sons run her company, which gives her time to focus on her philanthropy work.
5. Johann Rupert
South African businessperson Johann Rupert is one of Africa’s wealthiest business people. As of 2013, he had an estimated net worth of over $7 billion.
He is the chairman of two companies. These are the Swiss-based luxury-goods company Richemont and the South Africa-based company Remgro.
Rupert makes time for family and rounds of golf with his friend Ernie Els. He also enjoys running his conservation program at the L’Ormarins wine estate in Graaff-Reinet, South Africa.