Many people wonder why and how the love Eleganza Group boss, Alhaji Rasak Akanni Okoya has for his wife, Shade, has been growing from strength to strength. Whenever they are together, Shade has a way of making the chairman feel happy and excited and beams with smiles all the time.
When City People Magazine interviewed him recently he told us why he loves Shade so much. How did he feel seeing her turn 40?
“I feel very happy”, he explained “I feel very happy for her. We have been together for about 19 years. She has been a very good wife, honest, straight forward, and hardworking. She takes good care of the home. She runs it well. I just walk in and walk out. I don’t know how she runs it. So she is very hardworking. She goes to the factory everyday. Before 7am, she will wake up and do her duties and she will get to the factory by 9am and she won’t leave factory until 6.30pm or 7pm.
She works throughout the day. She is hardworking. That is what encouraged me to set up the factory and work more on the factory.
How does he take the fact that she is passionate about manufacturing. How did he get her interested in the factories?
“Like I have told you. I am 78 years old. My interest is not as keen on it as her own interest, but because of her own interest, daily contributions and hardwork and her going to the factory everyday, that is why we keep on expanding and we have so many products. Not only that. We have a lot of staff. The factory is about thirty something plots, hectares. It is huge. It is fully developed. Please pay a visit there. Come and see it yourself. Our quality is high quality comparable with any standard in the world”.