SOCIALITE Wicknell “Sir Wicknell” Chivayo has been nominated as the leading young businessman by an internationally recognised institute, Ngoda Business Global, for his reported outstanding achievements in the alternative energy sector.
BY STAFF REPORTER
Chivayo, known for his extravagance and his widely publicised sponsorship of the country’s football, beat nine others that include property magnate Frank Buyanga, who came second, Pioneer Gas boss Genius Kadungure, who came third, and Affirmative Action Group president Chamu Chiwanza, who was fourth.
Munyaradzi Gwatidzo, who is into ICT, came fifth, with Gokwe Nembudziya legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena coming sixth in the Ngoda Under-40 Achievers class of 2016.
Chivayo will soon be presented with a certificate for the top honour.
He said he was humbled by such recognition.
“ I refuse to be anything else than successful and enjoy being a real boss because I have no boss,” he said.
“My message to all the youths and upcoming businesspeople is: Do your future self a favour and work hard now, not having money when you are old is the worst thing you can ever imagine.
“The only person you need to convince that you are going to be successful is yourself. Always train your mind to see good in every situation, the more you learn, the more you earn.”
Ngoda Under 40 Achievers is meant to inspire the current generation of young people to utilise their abilities and potential in moving the country beyond current economic difficulties.
Chivayo will automatically be inducted into the Ngoda Hall of Fame.
Ngoda managing director Chad Mhako said they were still finalising on the date the certificate handover would be done.
“The ceremony will be done probably in March. We are still finalising the logistics,” he said.
The institute is partnered with SPE Media of the United Kingdom and Dindingwe Media, among others.