Fela Durotoye – 25 Motivational and Leadership Quotes

Who is Fela Durotoye ?

He is an African but specifically from the Africa’s biggest economy. Fela is a raising NATION BUILDERS (leaders of excellence) at every age & every stage committed to building Nigeria into a most desirable nation to live in by Dec•31•2025. Fela Durotoye is also widely regarded as a corporate strategist, leadership development expert. By the end of this post, you will agree with me that Fela is unarguably, Nigeria’s most powerful motivational speaker. These 25 motivational and leadership quotes speaks for themselves.

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  1. When you don’t know where you are going in life (No Clear Destination), you don’t need direction… you need Divine Revelation – Fela Durotoye
  2. A nation is not defined by its borders or the boundaries of its land mass rather, a nation is defined by adverse people who have been unified by a cause and a value system and who are committed to a vision for the type of society they wish to live in and give to the future generations to come. – Fela Durotoye
  3. If the path you are walking today won’t lead you to your desired destination, then you are STROLLING. – Fela Durotoye
  4. FAILURE is the TEST of TRUE COMMITMENT. If you BACK OUT & QUIT after a failed attempt, then YOU are NOT yet COMMITTED to your DREAM. – Fela Durotoye
  5. Be a solution provider and not a part of the problem to be solved – Fela Durotoye
  6. There’s a place for talking and criticism. But there’s also a place to let our ACTIONS do the talking – Fela Durotoye
  7. Many men have children, but not many children have ‘Fathers’. Age releases to you reproductive skills. Fatherhood requires LEADERSHIP skills. – Fela Durotoye
  8. Great Leaders do NOT break the law, not because of the fear of being caught but because of the fear of God & love for the land – Fela Durotoye
  9. Great nations are built by great people, not just successful people – Fela Durotoye
  10. What we need now is a nation of great people who live to positively impact others and build enduring legacies – Fela Durotoye
  11. A year from today, it will be Good if your life is positively different, but GREAT if your life has made a positive difference on others – Fela Durotoye
  12. It is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice – Fela Durotoye
  13. We must see the new Nigeria The Nigeria We Want we must accept personal responsibility to build it – Fela Durotoye
  14. There’s nothing as TERRIBLE as something DESIGNED with EXCELLENCE and executed in ERROR. It is such a COLOSSAL WASTE of an excellent spirit. – Fela Durotoye
  15. As a nation, we will only become the shining light to the world with the emergence of more and more role models worthy of emulation by all. – Fela Durotoye
  16. Individual effort is good but collective effort is better. We need a NETWORK of nation builders. – Fela Durotoye
  17. Life does not give me what I deserve but what I desire and determine to have i.e. what I demand. – Fela Durotoye
  18. STRENGTHEN Your Strengths & You Become GREAT. Then CONTROL Your Weaknesses & You Become SUSTAINABLY GREAT. – Fela Durotoye
  19. When you operate outside YOUR PLACE of PURPOSE, you then MISPLACE your gifts & get DISPLACED along the path of DESTINY. – Fela Durotoye
  20. The things you CAN’T do well can NEVER determine your FUTURE. It’s the things you CAN DO well & HOW WELL u do them that determine your future. – Fela Durotoye
  21. Not everything in your past qualifies to be called HISTORY; only the things in the past that shaped your FUTURE. – Fela Durotoye
  22. What we need now is a nation of great people who live to positively impact others and build enduring legacies. – Fela Durotoye
  23. A BUBBLE has an ILLUSION of GROWTH … it is ENLARGEMENT without REAL SUBSTANCE or STRUCTURE. DON’T LIVE in a bubble, Grow For Real. – Fela Durotoye
  24. DON’T ASK your WIFE to do anything YOU KNOW she can’t/shouldn’t do.but INSPIRE & COACH her to DO ALL that you know she CAN & SHOULD do. – Fela Durotoye
  25. There are many countries but few nations on earth” “We are committed to building Nigeria into a most desirable nation to live in. – Fela Durotoye

About Fela Durotoye

Fela Durotoye is the Chief Executive Officer of Gemstone Group and Visible Impact.

Gemstone Group vision is to have Nigeria be a world’s most desirable nation to live in by December 31, 2025, “A nation is not merely made up of the buildings, bridges, roads or the vegetation in its geographical space. A nation is not defined by its borders or the boundaries of its land mass.

Visible impact is a social enterprise set up to tackle social and environmental challenges and limitations with the aim to build people into super-achievers and responsible leaders, build corporate organizations into global market leaders and responsible corporate citizens, as well as assist governments in developing blueprints and programs that create a desirable environment for their people to do great things.


These are my favorite 25 quotes of Fela Durotoye the Chief Nation Builder, now it is your turn to share at least one quote of Fela or any other Nation Builder you.

2 Comments on "Fela Durotoye – 25 Motivational and Leadership Quotes"

  1. Charles Odutayo | 3-Sep-2016 at 00:43 | Reply

    Your back to school strategy with the snooker business was very inspiring.

  2. oh god how can someone be so clear and enlightened to life, fela very well written superb quotes ,thanks for sharing them with us.

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