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Fola Daniel Adelesi: You Need a Dream Maker



It really does not matter what name people give to this special role in the lives of everyone who has a dream. The most important thing is that you need a ‘dream maker’. Some people call them ‘way makers’. Others call them ‘enablers’. When you have a dream maker, way maker or an enabler in your life, they make things happen for you. It is very likely that they will help you with things that you can never do for yourself, and in no time will be achieving things that could have taken you donkey years to achieve.

In 2005 I met one of such dream makers in a tertiary institution. I had been writing for a while but the earliest memories of my works, with proof that can be produced, date back to 2002. I thought about publishing my works and went from place to place trying to get help. I spoke with individuals and CEOs of companies. Some of them just didn’t think it was important and that was how I was turned down by many.

When I summoned the courage to attempt publishing my works again in 2005, I met the then Vice Chancellor of a university. He was so simple and down to earth. He took time to listen to me and the team that I had put together for the project. When we finished, he commended us for a good presentation and he gave us his full support. As fate would have it, he was not only supporting with words, but with actions.

He gave us his official car and a driver to go after a publisher in Ibadan. He gave us an allowance for that trip. My team and I were so excited. We almost could not believe what was happening to us. After the trip we felt a little bad because we didn’t know what to do with the cost that the publisher had given to us. We didn’t let that bring us down. We went back to the Vice Chancellor who told us to go to the university press and gave us a note to give to the manager of the press. In a matter of months our book had gone to the press. My dream of publishing a book was becoming a reality. Some others who also wanted to publish and didn’t know how to go about it had a chance to publish their works in our anthology (collection of poems) put together.

As if that was not enough, the Vice Chancellor decided to help us with a book launch. He got us a reviewer from the United States and got his friends to attend the occasion. Everything was just too good to be true to us. But before all of this, I was just like a dreamer. I talked to several people but only a few bought the idea. Today I can look back and ask myself what I even said to those few people who believed the idea. Maybe they were just as crazy as I was about getting things done and not necessarily looking at the logic of doing them.

I was too optimistic to look at logic. And sincerely if I was to go by logic there was no way I would be able to explain how that project would be done. The important thing is that we met someone who is a dream maker.

If you do not give up on your own dream, you will have some others who believe in it with you not because you have a perfect presentation. They will most likely believe in it because you have first believed in your own dream. If you do not believe in your own dream then you cannot expect to meet a dream maker.

You may not need several people in your life. You may not need ten people. You may not even need five people. It just might be one person that you need and all those ambitions you have been nursing over the years will become a reality.

I am sure you are almost asking how to meet that dream maker so that your dreams can become a reality. I may not be able to tell you exactly how to meet your dream maker since I don’t even know who the person is. But I can tell you one thing that will help you meet your dream maker. I kept talking about my own dream. The people who heard me saw that I was convinced. I never rested about that dream and one day, as I was talking, and I didn’t know who was listening, someone who heard me was actually like a nephew to the Vice Chancellor. He promised to help me see him and he did.

Some people have said that a closed mouth is a closed destiny. I also think that if you do not talk about what you carry on the inside of you or show us what you carry, there is no way we will know about it. So even if there are people around who can help they will not be able to help.

Please do not let go off that dream. Keep refining the idea and keep the conviction strong because I believe you are close to meeting your dream maker. Your dreams may just be ideas right now but I believe in you and know that those ideas will materialize.

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Fola Daniel Adelesi is a professional public speaker who also trains other speakers, an author, business consultant and highly skilled master of ceremony with excellent poise and diction. He was on the Debaters TV reality show season 1, presented ‘You Can’ on Radio Continental in 2011, did motivational segments on Galaxy TV from Dec 2008 to August 2009 and has authored 3 books including Writing Business Proposals.

Fola Daniel Adelesi (also Fola Daniel Speaks) is a Professional Public Speaker, Learning & Development Expert, Communications Professional, and an author of more than 13 books. He's a highly engaging training facilitator who holds his audience spellbound when speaking at gatherings. Apart from his several platforms which include banks, insurance companies, and religious organizations, he has been part of some national television shows and he spoke so intelligently. Some of his published books include: - Get Up and Hit That Goal - Basic Skills for Outstanding Leadership - Breaking Grounds Despite Backgrounds - Writing Business Proposals - Indebted to Ignorance He's also a highly skilled master of ceremony with excellent poise and diction who is endeared to many corporate clients. He was on the Debaters TV reality show Season 1, he presented 'You Can' on Radio Continental in 2011 and he did motivational segments on Galaxy Television from Dec. 2008 to August 2009. He currently features consistently on Channels Television and Television Continental, two of the leading TV stations in Nigeria to discuss national and youth issues. He keeps a vlog at and his books are available on or


  1. Stella Kashmoney

    June 5, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Inspiring post.

  2. Tuke

    June 5, 2014 at 10:57 am

    What happens when you meet someone who you thought was your dream maker but he/she is proud and has a bad attitude?

    • ba

      June 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Keywords: who you thought.
      God will raise your own helpers and they would be everything but proud and with bad attitude.

    • Tuke

      June 5, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      AMEN O!! Thank you for the kind words 🙂

    • Fola Daniel Adelesi

      June 5, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Hi dear, please note that one key thing about your dream maker is that your dream maker will believe in you. Anyone who truly believes in you and your dreams should not be proud or act in an arrogant way towards you because they appreciate you.

  3. sum1special

    June 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm


  4. Oludara Ogunbowale

    June 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Yes,I remember the ZEALOTS,an anthology by Folarin Adelesi..that book was given to me by him as a prize for literature back in school…Hmm Dream makers..I guess I have to keep believing..Keep praying..Keep talking!Thank you Folarin

  5. Benson Ossai

    June 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks Daniel Adelesi.I am inspired.

  6. Jewel

    June 5, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    This post was for me! God bless you!

  7. Dr. N

    June 5, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I love this. It also helps to be a dream maker yourself, rather than keep waiting. While you’re busy making dreams come true for others, God will send you a dream maker. Nice one, Fola, my blog buddy.

    • Yours Truly

      June 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Very well said, Dr N. Instead of waiting, we should make it happen for others

    • Fola Daniel Adelesi

      June 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Hi dear, thanks. What’s up with attractions now?

  8. Tosin

    June 5, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I’m inspired to go (re)read this book called Dream Maker by Sage. Cool stuff.

  9. Sheri berri

    June 5, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I really enjoy your write ups! Looking forward to more. Thank you for this Mr Adelesi 🙂

  10. Ozzy

    June 5, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    With this, I say thank you GOD. I thank you so much. Thank you DADDY and MOMMY for making many of my dreams come true. I will never let you down and with GOD’s help, you shall live long to eat the fruit of your labor. Amen.

  11. Damsel

    June 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Thank you for this beautiful article Fola Daniel Adelesi .

    Am truely inspired. God incease you far beyond what you ask or imagine.

    Enjoy your day….

  12. Atyl

    June 6, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Very inspiring article.
    Every one needs the right attitude to locate and sustain our dream makers because sometimes these people are in ‘disguise’.

  13. frances

    June 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks for this sir…make noise about yourself, about ur dreams, the dream makers just might hear..
    May our dreams come true

  14. amarachi

    June 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I call them destiny helpers

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