Agonizing tears flowed freely among family, relatives, friends and business partners of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chor Chor Phones and Accessories situated along Convent Street, Boji-Boji,Owa in Ika North East Local Government Area, late Mr. Lucky Ojei, also known as, Chor Chor as his remains were committed to mother earth on Friday, August 6, 2021, at his resident in Boji-Boji, Owa. Just before late Ojei’s interment, funeral service was conducted in his honour by the congregation of Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Owa-Ekei.
Late Ojei, who hailed from Mbiri Kingdom, also in Ika North East Local Government Area died at the age of 47 years after a brief illness. From the deceased biography, he was the fourth child of his parents. As a successful business man, late Ojei started his business as a barber where he made money to travel abroad and thereafter, ventured into importation of car spare parts alongside his barbing business.
The deceased on his returned to Agbor relocated and equipped his barbing saloon to a modern standard where he also sold shoes, T-shirts and renting of musical instruments.
Late Ojei’s quest for more business made him to establish a recording/video editing studio and later, he traded in musical equipment in Asaba axis from where he employed a number of Disc Jockeys (DJs) and went into musical shows and ceremonies throughout Asaba.
The late business guru was the first to partner with Nigeria Telecommunication Limited (NITEL) in Agbor and environ, even before the advent of GSM in Nigeria. In the year 2000, when GSM was introduced in Nigeria, Late Ojei was among the first people to have sold phones in Agbor, a business which brought him great patronage and limelight. He also extended the phone business to Asaba where he opened a branch office opposite the State Stadium along Nnebisi Road, Asaba.
Late Ojei finally ventured into Real Estate where he became a real estate development guru, an icing on the cake for Chor Chor’s business empire where God crowned all his good deeds and efforts in glory.
He transited to the world beyond on Friday, July 9, 2021 leaving behind wife, children, relatives, business associates and friends.
Speaking with newsmen, the eldest daughter of the deceased, Miss Success Lucky said she and her siblings have taken solace in the fact that their late father lived a very good life.
According to her, “Indeed, we are proud to have had Mr. Lucky Ojei as our father, he impacted so much in us. Even though many see it as a huge loss, we on our part are not losing hope because we have God Almighty who will continue to comfort and care for us”.
She further appreciated all who joined them to bid farewell to her late father.
An elder brother to the deceased, Mr. Okocha Ndudi while lamenting Chor-Chor’s demise, said Chor-Chor started struggling to make it in life from secondary school. According to him Chor-Chor was dogged and serious minded in whatsoever he did to make ends meet. He is a man who hated depending on someone. He added that his late brother’s determination and faith made him very successful even when he started as a barber and grew to become real estate developer.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Fide Egwulemu Investment, Mr. Fidelis Nkeonyesua Mekwuye, also known as Ogbuefi, who is an associate business partner of late Ojei, said his sudden death has wounded their hearts. According to him, “Loosing a man like Chor Chor is very painful. I have known him during our primary school days far back forty years ago and we became best of friends and business associates in Real Estate.
“I am still in shock right from the day the news of his death was announced. Since death is inevitable, I and our other associates in Real Estate business cannot question God.“Chor Chor was somebody who had a mind to grow business, a philanthropist and jolly good fellow. We have learnt a lesson from his demise that we should have time for our well-being despite our tight business schedule.“Without mincing words, Chor-Chor, our friend, brother and business associate has lived a life that everyone should know that hard work pays”.
Responding on behalf of the planning committee for the funeral, Mr. Paul Efoeyini said even though their eyes were all tears that they gave God the glory for the success of the burial. He lamented over the shocking demise of late Ojei who according to him will forever be remembered for being the great hustler of our time.
According to him, “We are pained because his demise was sudden as he did not enjoy the fruit of his labour now that God has crowned his efforts with success. Since death is inevitable, my prayer is for God to grant his wife and children the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”.
Mr. Efoeyini used the opportunity to urge all those working so hard to make it in life to endeavor to rest in order to enjoy the fruit of their labour, lamenting that late Ojei worked all the time without resting having the hope that a time will come for him to enjoy it in fullness. Continuing, he said the lesson which he learnt from the death of his late boss is for all hustlers to make out time to have rest so as not to die untimely.
The Personal Assistant to late Ojei, Comrade Jackson Ugbo said his late boss was a great man and will be greatly missed by many, most especially his business partners for his business acumen. According to him, “The sudden demise of my boss seems like a dream that it’s not true. The new of his death has wounded my heart”.
On his part, the Chief Executive Officer, Cteco Global Communication, Ejimkonye Akpabi described late Ojei as a man born with business ideas and whose death came as rude shock to many. According to him, late Chor Chor, as we fondly call him is a great man who hated dull moment, a philanthropist, epitome of hard work and business tycoon who everyone will want to reckon with.
“I will continue to remember him for being a courageous man in the field of work”, he said.
Lamenting in a tribute, Theo Tuks said late Ojei’s memory remains in is mind as he bidded him farewell to eternity.
Also responding, Mr. Christopher Ngozi Robert said late Ojei was a structure in Real Estate business in Ika nation who according to him will be remembered for his large heart for business and investing in human capital. He used the opportunity to encourage his Real Estate associates to emulate the deceased by being honest in their dealings, saying that it is the secret behind late Ojei’s success story in business.
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