Happy Birthday Ben Murray-Bruce

Call him controversial and you’ll not be far from the point but like it or not, this Senator and founder of Silverbird group, has sparked up a lot of social media discussions recently most important of which is the #BuyNaijaToGrowNaija. He has openly criticised the president on social media, his aides and left people with a few sentiments about his judgements, but that’s not why we’re here.

We’re celebrating Uncle Ben and so we’re telling you five things we’re sure you didn’t know about him;

1. He wanted to be a professor of History

His initial dream was to be a professor of History. However, he studied Marketing at the University of South Carolina eventually.

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2. His parents never liked show business

His venture into show business didn’t enjoy the support of his parents. In his words “One time I was dancing and my father saw me dancing. He said, “If I ever catch you dancing, you’ll never use those legs again.”

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3. He started his business with borrowed capital

Silverbird group started in 1980 with N20,000 Ben borrowed. The office was a desk in a small corner of the Domino administrative office, owned by his father.

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4. His first name is Benedict

Not Benjamin, not Bennett or Ebenezer. It’s Benedict Murray-Bruce

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5. He has three children

Ben has three children: two boys and a girl: Jared and Jonathan are the boys and Jasmine is his daughter.

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Happy Birthday once again Uncle Bruce! Send us invites to the birthday party and the launch of your book tomorrow.

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