Friday, 30 June 2017

SEE THE UNFORGETTABLE NIGERIAN & NIGERIA'S FIRST MILLIONAIRE #CAP


CANDIDO JOAO DA ROCHA (1860 - 1959) Have you ever asked any of your parents for money, especially continuously, and they gave you this reply: “Do you think I’m da Rocha?”  Well, I experienced it and growing up, I never knew the meaning of the statement, until I came across a book a friend gave me, when I stumbled on the name “Candido da Rocha”. 

He was a rich man who would, from the balcony of his one-storey building, throw down coins to children who would, in a tangle of bodies and flapping hands, struggle for them. So, I remembered vividly why my parents denies being  “a da Rocha” anytime I ask for monies I don’t literally need as a child.

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