Richard Mofe Damijo Shares his Thoughts on Why Most Hardworkers are not the Richest

November 14, 2017 at 07:13
Richard Mofe Damijo

Nollywood’s finest grandpa always have fertile words of wisdom.

Richard Mofe Damijo took to Instagram to share his opinion on hardwork which he says amounts to nthing without God. He stated that working smart is more productive than hardwork as hardwork doesn’t guarantee success.

He hardworking used bricklayers, carpenters, doctors and actors as example stating that they will be the richest if hardword is the only criteriun.


His post below…

Richard Mofe Damijo

Recently, I heard a rather interesting argument that asking God for money or say a house is stupid and an utter waste of your time and God’s own as well. The person who shared this thought went on to argue that all you need is hard work. Work hard and you’ll make money, work hard and you’ll get the house you so rightly desire and I’m sitting there like “hmmmm…”. Hmmmm… because if hard work is all we need to make it in life then trust me, the hardest working bricklayers, carpenters, doctors, even actors would be the richest people alive. Now, do NOT get me wrong, I totally get the argument but that singular narrative is faulty because there’s a difference between working hard and working smart.
I have a group of young people who are under my employment and mentorship and they are mostly a committed, hardworking bunch, however, there are weeks that they come in early, close late and achieve little, so I sat with them and shared the wisdom of working smarter than you work harder. Working smart is a topic for another day so I do not lose my line of discuss.
I am a firm believer in hard work and “smart work” as I am of God’s grace. There are two men who work as hard and as smart as the other but there is only one who gets ahead farther than the other because of the grace of God on his life.
The grace factor is the one that turns your little to much and brings you all round favour. It is the transcendent life that elevates you and even you know that it can only be God.
So yes, please work hard, work smart and also keep asking God for grace so that you can be counted amongst those written about in Rom 9:15 where the bible says “…I (God) will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and compassion on whom I will have compassion”.
It’s a new week, go elevate and #DoBiggerThingsNG #RMDSaysSo #ElevateWithRMD #GalaxyNote8NG


  1. I totally agree on being smart and being devoted and hardworking.

  2. Personally I think Africans have a very misleading connection with God and the bible.

  3. Well said.

  4. These really touched me

  5. You couldn’t have said it better than this

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Omaku Josephine Ananeyi is a Journalist with keen interest in social reformation, a spontaneous writer, an impulsive reader, and a talker. She currently writes for Ghafla Nigeria.