Hard work beats talent when talent refuses to work hard, and the only way to the top is by being persistent, intelligent and a bit of hard work. Talent and hard work have been the driving forces of this very unassuming and industrious entrepreneur-cum-society writer, Lanre Alfred, and these have been the secret of his mounting success story.

The Highlife columnist of Thisday Newspaper, Lanre, is set to launch his second book titled “The Titans – Exploits of Nigeria’s Greatest Achievers.” The book, which is a product of painstaking research spanning the last decade, mirrors the outstanding resilience and perseverance of outstanding Nigerians in their ambitious dash for honour and progress and in the face of daunting political and socio-economic odds. The renowned journalist and author revealed that the book, which is a product of painstaking research spanning the last decade, mirrors the outstanding resilience and perseverance of outstanding Nigerians in their ambitious dash for honour and progress, and in the face of daunting political and socio-economic odds. According to him,“essentially, I have documented in pristine prose and pictures, the inspiring exploits and attainments of Nigeria’s finest breed of magnates, politicians, scientists, academics, technocrats and entertainers who are transforming the world and inspiring others to do likewise.” In commemoration of coastal Lagos’ golden jubilee, Alfred chronicles the exploits and achievements of some of Nigeria’s finest brains and leaders in different areas of endeavours. “It is about the inimitable and invaluable contributions to the socio-economic development of Nigeria of some individuals who have turned an idea into an industry and built, in the process, remarkable prosperity and popularity. Alfred’s new book, #TheTitans, has an inspirational mini-biography of the exploits of Nigeria’s finest while a section of the book has been devoted to the contributions and achievements of some Lagosians whose industry and initiatives have contributed to making Lagos the fifth largest economy in Africa.S Alfred is the publisher of the widely accepted coffee table book, “Highlife – Amazing Lifestyles of Nigeria’s Rich and Famous” and biographies including “Pacemaker – Triumphs of Igho Sanomi at 40;” “The Lion of Afia Nsit -Triumphs of Scott Tommey at 45;” and “Julius Rone…The Jewel of the Delta.”

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