Nigerian filmmaker, Toka McBaror, has advised entrepreneurs to avoid carrying the financial burdens of friends and family members if they cannot afford to.
McBaror, who directed "Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons", in a post on Instagram on Saturday said there will always be family problems but the ability to balance and prioritize properly will help avoid colossal loss in finances.
Speaking from experience, he told entrepreneurs that he's not advocating for people to become stingy but that they are smart when carrying the weight of others.
"Family problem, friends problem will always be there with us. But you need to grow to a certain level before you carry load, so it won't hinder how tall you're supposed to be," adding "if you don't plan well, your friends, your family, they will continually take from you, you will not get up that ladder.
"I'm not advocating for you to be stingy but be smart.
"If you don't plan well, they will laugh at you tomorrow. The same people will gather and say, 'I don't know what he does with money. If you know the kind of money that came into my brother's hand, but now look at him'. But they're the same people that were eating the money small small.
"I'm speaking from experience. Be smart oh. If not dem go laugh you."
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