Femi Otedola maybe one of Nigerians richest personalities, but he’s not fond of scarfing himself with luxury or flaunting them on social media.
The billionaire businessman is 56-years-old, however, it also appears he’s pretty much involved in the new era of technological evolution, and his latest comment affirms it.
A follower asked Mr Otedola on Instagram: “Hello sir, quick question I noticed you don’t wear wristwatch, why is that if I may ask sir?”
In response, he explained that he starting wearing watches as a teenager but only stopped wearing the “archaic” timepiece three years ago because “technology ended its necessity.”
“I started wearing a watch when I was 12 years old and I stopped 3 years ago,” he replied. “Technology has ended our necessity for the archaic wristwatch. Less is more.”
Reacting to this, controversial media personality Daddy Freeze noted the importance of watches cannot be undermined despite the undeniable technological advancement.
In an Instagram post, he shared that watches take mastery and technique, that can never be replaced by technology, to make, and must be appreciated just like artworks.
After schooling the billionaire, Freeze went ahead to commend Otedola’s beautiful office, describing it as awesome, and him as an inspiration to many.
Read the full post below:
Uncle Femi, I no gree this one o…. lol…
In my humble opinion, I think it all boils down to choice.
While many see a wristwatch as a mere timepiece that tells you what time it is, a few of us appreciate the horological genius that goes into haute horlogerie.
The focus of high end watchmaking leans largely on the complexity of the movement, combined with a proficiency for demonstrating the mastery of watchmaking arts.
In that vein, a Patek Phillipe, Piaget, Richard Mille or Audemars Piguet tourbillon for instance, is a masterpiece of artwork, sheer mechanical erudition and exceptional material craftsmanship; the horological equivalent of a Picasso on your wrist.
I wouldn’t buy Vincent Van Gogh or Paul Cezanne paintings for my wall, but that won’t stop me from appreciating the work that went into creating them, even if the painting techniques and materials are today considered old fashioned.
That asides my Egbon, that your office is awesome and we all love you on social media as you are an inspiration to many. ~FRZ