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ska redefined 2016

April 10, 2016 Leave a comment

In my special way of marking The SKA Legacy this year, I decided to review the profile of the company. I hope my dad is proud and smiling down from heaven. Continue to rest in perfect peace. As I started, two or three years ago, I continued with an air of professionalism and simplicity.

The SKA GroupOVER AND BEYOND™

Profile

The SKA Group goes over expectations and beyond. It is constantly raising the bar for excellence in innovation and service. Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, The SKA Group Incorporated is a leading, privately-owned, multinational, diversified business conglomerate. It owns and oversees the operations of several companies with interests spanning various industries all over the world. Through the dedication of its employees worldwide, The SKA Group remains one of the most admired, dynamic and profitable companies in the world.

History

The SKA Group began as Pearl Kreations on Monday, January 28th, 2008 in Hamilton, Ontario, while Sylvester Kay-Adade was a freshman at McMaster University. Circa September 2009, the vision for The SKA Group was conceived and implemented. By September 21st, 2010, it was officially registered in Canada under the laws of the Province of Ontario. As Pearl Kreations became more successful, its profits provided the necessary capital for the exploration of new industries. The result gave rise to real estate firm, Ransrive Realtors in November, 2009; and clothing company, Suave Clothing in February, 2010. These were preceded by the acquisition of accounting firm, SKA Ventures in June, 2009; and followed by the development of innovations firm, Sylver Productions in August, 2010. Presently, The SKA Group owns Café Euphorie, Herança Financial, Pearl Kreations, Prestige Academy, Ransrive Realtors, Suave Clothing, Sylver Productions, and Vecasyer Hotels & Towers, as well as controlling interests in RCubed-Merit LLP and Spinners Incorporated.

Mission

The SKA Group will relentlessly provide superior quality products and deliver exceptional service, while thriving to be the best and exceed expectations in all its business and social endeavors.

Vision

The SKA Group aims to be recognized as the global brand with a drive for innovation and heart after perfection.

Values

Integrity
We believe in consistency in the right values.
– Fairness: There is no discrimination; everyone is equal and every job is vital to our brilliant success.
– Hard work: Excellent results are not manufactured, but accomplished through hard work. We understand that and are very familiar with it.
– Lawfulness: All our actions and activities are in total obedience, and in complete accordance with the law.
– Quality: All our products and services are always held to the highest standards.
Leadership
We believe in leadership by example.
– Accountability: We account and take responsibility for our actions, and conduct ourselves responsibly and transparently in all situations and at all times.
– Entrepreneurship: We are creative, innovative and ready to take calculated risks.
– Perfection: We are performance-oriented and put our best into everything.
People
Like every family, we trust respect and trust each other, and that attitude flows right from the top to the branches.
The people make the company, and our people are the best employees, executives, and partners; hence, we are the best company.
Service
We make everything about our patrons because it is.
– Community: A good community produces good people. Our people are good people because they come from good communities.
In order to maintain the balance, we give back through caring for the environment, maintaining old and raising new fundamental structures, and providing basic necessities to lacking communities.
– Customers: Customer service is paramount to us because without our clients and customers, we would be non-existent. We are committed to continually provide value through our products and services.

Subsidiaries

Every business venture is held to the highest standards, operated efficiently, and pacesetters in their respective industries.

ska-in-2014
Café Euphorie is the chain of state-of-the-art cafes designed for and with the quintessential business executive in mind.
Herança Financial is the global, small business management firm which deals in the provision of top-notch financial advice and solutions for small and medium scale businesses.
Prestige Academy is the educational institution which delivers quality, unparalleled educational services. These services include entrepreneurial education, financial management education, middle school education, high school education, private tutoring, and renowned etiquette & grooming classes.
Pearl Kreations is the collectibles company which manufactures, retails and supplies superior quality pin back button-badges for a variety of corporate, personal, professional, national and international events and purposes.
Ransrive Realtors is the real estate company which provides temporary and permanent accommodation through the letting and sale of commercial and residential properties.
Suave Clothing is the unique clothing venture which retails luxury accessories from reputable brand names, manufactures and sells its own line of bespoke dress shirts, dress pants and suits, and provides wardrobe consultation services. It also produces a biannual style online publication called The Suave Series.
Sylver Productions is the innovative firm which provides unique products and services that meet untapped customer needs. It developed, manages and operates proprietary services like Citymail™, TixItUp™, Datlik™ and Wefyl™.
Vecasyer Hotels & Towers is the collection of the most stylish hotels and resorts worldwide which offer 5-star accommodation with first class professional treatment and quality services.

The SKA Group also has partial ownership of:
RCubed-Merit LLP – the outfitting firm which highlights and optimizes the potential for various living spaces by redefining the outlook of the rooms, offices, homes and work spaces through the reorganization and restructuring of their overall presentation. The SKA Group has fifty-one percent (51%) ownership.
Spinners Incorporated – the agency which provides expert advertising services and solutions to its clients. It also uses its ace designing skills and creative wordplay to make befitting logos, catchy names and impressive slogans for its clients’ businesses, events and products. The SKA Group has seventy-five (75%) ownership.

All subsidiaries operate independently, but are monitored and regulated from its headquarters, SKA Tower, under the management of the President of the conglomerate.

ska redefined 2014

September 21, 2014 Leave a comment

I continued with the professionalism and simplicity of the profile created last year in making some descriptive changes this year. Enjoy!

The SKA Group

OVER AND BEYOND™

Profile

The SKA Group goes over expectations and beyond. It is constantly raising the bar for excellence in innovation and service.
Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, The SKA Group Incorporated is a leading, privately-owned, multinational, diversified business conglomerate. It owns and oversees the operations of several companies with interests spanning various industries all over the world. Through the dedication of its employees worldwide, The SKA Group remains one of the most admired, dynamic and profitable companies in the world.

History

The SKA Group began as Pearl Kreations on Monday, January 28th, 2008 in Hamilton, Ontario, while Sylvester Kay-Adade II was a freshman at McMaster University. Circa September 2009, the vision for The SKA Group was conceived and implemented. By September 21st, 2010, it was officially registered in Canada under the laws of the Province of Ontario. As Pearl Kreations became more successful, its profits provided the necessary capital for the exploration of new industries. The result gave rise to real estate firm, Ransrive Realtors in November, 2009; and clothing company, Suave Clothing in February, 2010. These were preceded by the acquisition of accounting and insurance firm, SKA Ventures in June, 2009; and followed by the development of innovations firm, Sylver Productions in August, 2010. Presently, The SKA Group owns Café Euphorie, Herança Financial, Pearl Kreations, Prestige Academy, Ransrive Realtors, Suave Clothing, Sylver Productions, and Vecasyer Hotels & Towers, as well as controlling interests in RCubed-Merit LLP and Spinners Incorporated.

Mission

The SKA Group will relentlessly provide superior quality products and deliver exceptional service, while thriving to be the best and exceed expectations in all its business and social endeavors.

Vision

The SKA Group aims to be recognized as the global brand with a drive for innovation and heart after perfection.

Values

Integrity
We believe in consistency in the right values.
– Fairness: There is no discrimination; everyone is equal and every job is vital to our brilliant success.
– Hard work: Excellent results are not manufactured, but accomplished through hard work. We understand that and are very familiar with it.
– Lawfulness: All our actions and activities are in total obedience, and in complete accordance with the law.
– Quality: All our products and services are always held to the highest standards.
Leadership
We believe in leadership by example.
– Accountability: We account and take responsibility for our actions, and conduct ourselves responsibly and transparently in all situations and at all times.
– Entrepreneurship: We are creative, innovative and ready to take calculated risks.
– Perfection: We are performance-oriented and put our best into everything.
People
Like every family, we trust respect and trust each other, and that attitude flows right from the top to the branches.
The people make the company, and our people are the best employees, executives, and partners; hence, we are the best company.
Service
We make everything about our patrons because it is.
– Community: A good community produces good people. Our people are good people because they come from good communities.
In order to maintain the balance, we give back through caring for the environment, maintaining old and raising new fundamental structures, and providing basic necessities to lacking communities.
– Customers: Customer service is paramount to us because without our clients and customers, we would be non-existent. We are committed to continually provide value through our products and services.

Subsidiaries

Every business venture is held to the highest standards, operated efficiently, and pacesetters in their respective industries.

ska-in-2014
Café Euphorie is the chain of state-of-the-art cafes designed for and with the quintessential business executive in mind.
Herança Financial is the global, small business management firm which deals in the provision of top-notch financial advice and solutions for small and medium scale businesses.
Prestige Academy is the educational institution which delivers quality, unparalleled educational services. These services include entrepreneurial education, financial management education, middle school education, high school education, private tutoring, and renowned etiquette & grooming classes.
Pearl Kreations is the collectibles company which manufactures, retails and supplies superior quality pin back button-badges for a variety of corporate, personal, professional, national and international events and purposes.
Ransrive Realtors is the real estate company which provides temporary and permanent accommodation through the letting and sale of commercial and residential properties.
Suave Clothing is the unique clothing venture which retails luxury accessories from reputable brand names, manufactures and sells its own line of bespoke dress shirts, dress pants and suits, and provides wardrobe consultation services. It also produces a biannual style online publication called The Suave Series.
Sylver Productions is the innovative firm which provides unique products and services that meet untapped customer needs. It developed, manages and operates proprietary services like Citymail™, TixItUp™, Datlik™ and Wefyl™.
Vecasyer Hotels & Towers is the collection of the most stylish hotels and resorts worldwide which offer 5-star accommodation with first class professional treatment and quality services.

The SKA Group also has partial ownership of:
RCubed-Merit LLP – the outfitting firm which highlights and optimizes the potential for various living spaces by redefining the outlook of the rooms, offices, homes and work spaces through the reorganization and restructuring of their overall presentation. The SKA Group has fifty-one percent (51%) ownership.
Spinners Incorporated – the agency which provides expert advertising services and solutions to its clients. It also uses its ace designing skills and creative wordplay to make befitting logos, catchy names and impressive slogans for its clients’ businesses, events and products. The SKA Group has seventy-five (75%) ownership.

All subsidiaries operate independently, but are monitored and regulated from its headquarters, SKA Tower, under the management of the President of the conglomerate.

see it

November 25, 2013 2 comments

“Whatever your mind can conceive, your hands can achieve; you cannot be faster than your vision” – Unknown.

I think that quote means is whatever your mind can see, your eyes will see; all you need to do is put your God-given creative power/imagination to work.

You need to see your business and make it tangible in your mind. You need foresight. Put quite simply, in my own terms, it is the ability to accurately plan for/see into your future. Foresight is a very special gift I possess. I am blessed to have been born with it, but I also believe it can be learnt with practice. I know this because I helped a friend with the direction of her company about a year ago. I encouraged her to constantly visualize her future company – think up its services, construct its mission, values and vision, and design its logo(s). She listened and she’s grateful today. I’ll share my story now…

One night two years ago, I got obsessed with designing the corporate headquarters of The SKA Group Inc. I already started the ground in my head. For example, I’ve known it will be called SKA Tower, and it will be located in Burlington, Ontario or Ibadan, Nigeria. What I didn’t have was the design.That very night, I decided no more slacking. I pulled out my little black book, sat down for four hours, and I put my mind to work designing the future SKA Towers. I started with the aerial view because I wanted to design the replicate the logo (SKA) as closely as possible. I think I spent about three hours on that alone. Several rough sheets later, I finally worked atria into the design to get the desired look. I neatly redesigned the aerial view, and spent another hour working on the front elevation. This is what I came up with:

As you may see, the atria tower from the lobby/main floor to the roof top. They will have flower gardens and pine trees. I also arranged the building such that each wing would house a subsidiary, put abbreviations so I remember – A Wing for The Pearl Academy, B Wing for Pearl Cafes, C Wing for Pearl Kreations, D Wing for RansRive Realtors, E Wing for SKA Ventures, F Wing for the reception/main lobby (with a high ceiling all the way to the top of the building), G Wing for the group (offices of the board members and senior executives), H Wing for Suave Clothing, I Wing for Sylver Productions, and J Wing for Vecasyer Hotels & Towers.

Earlier this month, I decided to have the designs made on a larger scale, and also work on the left side, right side and rear elevations. I was completely exhausted when I was done and slept off. The next morning, I looked over the designs and emailed them to a brilliant architect friend, Nelson W*. I asked him to construct a three-dimensional design based on the plans. A few days later, just to make sure he was on the right track, he sent me this sketch of the aerial view:

Aerial View

Aerial View

I thought it was pretty good.

I asked him to continue, and this is the end result.

L - R: Front Elevation, Rear Elevation, Left Side Elevation and Right Side Elevation

L – R: Front Elevation, Rear Elevation, Left Side Elevation and Right Side Elevation

As you may see, externally, SKA Tower’s appearance consists of concrete, glass and wood. Structurally, it consists of ten (10) wings, seven (7) atria and five (5) floors. Each wing, as I earlier stated, will be dedicated to one subsidiary, the main lobby and the group. The only difference is the new allotments due to the name changes – A Wing for Café Euphorie, B Wing for Herança Financial, C Wing for Pearl Kreations, D Wing for Prestige Academy, E Wing for Ransrive Realtors, F Wing remains for the reception/main lobby, G Wing remains for the group, H Wing for Suave Clothing, I Wing for Sylver Productions, and J Wing for Vecasyer Hotels & Towers. Each wing will consist of five (5) floors for each department – Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Management. Administration will deal with the accounting, clerical support and documentation of the day-to-day operations, Customer Service will deal with consumer support, complaints and inquiries,  Human Resources will deal with employee relations, marketing, payroll, reward programs and regulation compliance, Information Technology will deal with intranet operations, site maintenance, social media management and technical support, and Management will deal with the coordination of  operations and the supervision of all departments.

I hope this challenges you. Remember, whatever your mind can conceive, your hands can achieve. Put your brain to work!

ska redefined 2013

September 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Okay, I worked on a simple and more professional profile for The SKA Group. I love this new summary a lot better than those of previous years. I hope you enjoy reading this too. Enjoy!

The SKA Group

OVER AND BEYOND™

Profile
The SKA Group goes over expectations and beyond. It is constantly raising the bar for excellence in innovation and service.
Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, The SKA Group Incorporated is a leading, privately-owned, multinational, diversified business conglomerate. It owns and oversees the operations of several companies with interests spanning advertising solutions, branding, catering, clothing, document management, education, financial services, memorabilia, publication, and real estate all over the world. Reporting legitimate, record-breaking profits through the dedication of its employees worldwide, The SKA Group is one of the most admired, dynamic and profitable companies in the world.

History
The vision for The SKA Group was conceived by Sylvester Kay-Adade II in November, 2009, and by September, 2010, it was registered in Canada under the laws of the Province of Ontario. It initially began operations as Pearl Kreations on Monday, January 28th, 2008 in Hamilton, Ontario, while he was a freshman at McMaster University. As Pearl Kreations became more and more successful, it provided the necessary capital for research into new industries. The real estate and retail markets were explored, and the subsequent breakthrough success respectively gave rise to Ransrive Realtors in November, 2009, and Suave Clothing in February, 2010. Those were preceded by the acquisition of accounting and insurance firm, SKA Ventures in June, 2009, and followed by the development of innovations firm, Sylver Productions in August, 2010.
Presently, The SKA Group owns Café Euphorie, Herança Financial, Pearl Kreations, Prestige Academy, Ransrive Realtors, Suave Clothing, Sylver Productions, and Vecasyer Hotels & Towers, as well as controlling interests in RCubed-Merit LLP and Spinners Incorporated.

Mission
The SKA Group will relentlessly provide superior quality products and deliver exceptional service, while thriving to be the best and exceed expectations in all its business and social endeavors.

Vision
The SKA Group will be the global brand with a drive for innovation and heart after perfection.

Values
Integrity
We believe in consistency in the right values.
– Fairness: There is no discrimination; everyone is equal and every job is vital to our brilliant success.
– Hard work: Excellent results are not manufactured, but accomplished through hard work. We understand that and are very familiar with it.
– Lawfulness: All our actions and activities are in total obedience, and in complete accordance with the law.
– Quality: All our products and services are always held to the highest standards.
Leadership
We believe in leadership by example.
– Accountability: We account and take responsibility for our actions, and conduct ourselves responsibly and transparently in all situations and at all times.
– Entrepreneurship: We are creative, innovative and ready to take calculated risks.
– Perfection: We are performance-oriented and put our best into everything.
People
Like every family, we trust respect and trust each other, and that attitude flows right from the top to the branches.
The people make the company, and our people are the best employees, executives, and partners; hence, we are the best company.
Service
We make everything about our patrons because it is.
– Community: A good community produces good people. Our people are good people because they come from good communities.
In order to maintain the balance, we give back through caring for the environment, maintaining old and raising new fundamental structures, and providing basic necessities to lacking communities.
– Customers: Customer service is paramount to us because without our clients and customers, we would be non-existent. We are committed to continually provide value through our products and services.

Subsidiaries
Every business venture owned or affiliated with The SKA Group is held to the highest standards, operated efficiently, and pacesetters in their respective industries.

SKA in 2013Café Euphorie is the chain of state-of-the-art cafes designed for and with the quintessential business executive in mind.
Herança Financial is the global, small business management firm which deals in the provision of top-notch financial advice and solutions for small and medium scale businesses. It provides business analysis, consultation, operating leases, project management, small and medium scale enterprise (SME) loans, training, and excellent financial advice for businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals.
Prestige Academy is the educational institution which delivers quality, unparalleled educational services. These services include entrepreneurial education, financial management education, middle school education, high school education, private tutoring, and renowned etiquette & grooming classes.
Pearl Kreations is the collectibles manufacturing company which manufactures, retails and supplies superior quality button-badges for a variety of corporate, personal, professional, national and international events and purposes. It is the unofficial button-badges supplier for the FIFA World Cup™ Tournaments, the IOC Olympics™ and the UEFA Champions League™.
Ransrive Realtors is the real estate company which provides temporary and permanent accommodation through the letting and sale of commercial and residential properties with onsite luxury amenities.
Suave Clothing is the unique clothing venture solely in the business of elite corporate apparel. It retails luxury accessories from reputable brand names, and manufactures and sells its own line of bespoke dress shirts, dress pants and suits,  as well as provide wardrobe consultation services. It also produces a biannual style publication called The Suave Series.
Sylver Productions is the innovative firm which provides unique products and services that meet untapped customer needs. It developed, manages and operates proprietary services like Citymail™, CollegeTix™/TixItUp™, Datlik™ and Wefyl™.
Vecasyer Hotels & Towers is the collection of the most stylish hotels and resorts worldwide which offer 5-star accommodation with first class professional treatment and quality services. It also provides chauffeur services to and from international airports.

The noteworthy companies and ventures The SKA Group has partial ownership in are:
RCubed-Merit LLP is the outfitting firm which highlights and optimizes the potential for various living spaces by redefining the outlook of the rooms, offices, homes and work spaces through the reorganization and restructuring of their overall presentation. The SKA Group has fifty-one percent (51%) ownership.
Spinners Incorporated is the agency which provides expert advertising services and solutions to its clients. It also uses its ace designing skills and creative wordplay to make befitting logos, catchy names and impressive slogans for its clients’ businesses, events and products. The SKA Group has seventy-five (75%) ownership.

All subsidiaries operate independently, but are monitored and regulated from its Headquarters, SKA Tower, which is controlled by the President.

ska redefined 2012

September 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Since 2010, I’ve tried to remake, revamp or upgrade something about the company. This year, I made three major changes – The SKA Group renamed three of its subsidiaries, and changed three logos as well. Pearl Cafes is now Café Euphorie, SKA Ventures is now Herança Financial, and Pearl Academy is now Prestige Academy. Accordingly, the logos of Pearl Cafes and SKA Ventures changed with the new names, but Prestige Academy adopted the logo of its predecessor. RansRive Realtors got a new logo – it previously never had one. As usual, the new designs were made to specification by Najim Team Inc.

THE SKA GROUP GOES OVER AND BEYOND™

SKA in 2012

The SKA Group goes over expectations and beyond imaginations. We overcome every obstacle, extend every boundary and conquer every problem.
We go the distance for you.
We are constantly raising the bar for excellence and innovating ways to improve the quality of life through our expertise that ranges from advertising to branding, clothing to education, finance to real estate.
We are truly your company.

Profile
Headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, The SKA Group Incorporated is one of the largest, privately-owned conglomerates in Canada. It owns and oversees the operations of several businesses with branches all over the world in advertising, branding, clothing, education, financial services, publication, real estate and more.
Reporting legitimate, record-breaking profits with over 150 dedicated people in employment worldwide, The SKA Group is undoubtedly one of the most admired, dynamic and profitable companies in the world.

History
The SKA Group was founded in Canada by Sylvester II O. Kay-Adade in 2008. It initially began operations as Pearl Kreations (now, one of its subsidiaries) on Monday, January 28th, 2008 in Hamilton, Ontario.
As Pearl Kreations grew, he diversified into other markets, thereby giving rise new companies – Suave Clothing and RansRive Realtors. Those were soon followed by the acquisition of SKA Ventures Limited(now, Herança Financial) in June, 2009; and development of Sylver Productions in February, 2010.
In January 2010, The SKA Group was set up to manage all the ventures and potential businesses. It became a registered conglomerate incorporated in Canada under the laws of the Province of Ontario in September 2010 with most of its subsidiaries fully functional at the time.
The SKA Group presently owns Café Euphorie, Herança Financial, Pearl Kreations, Prestige Academy, RansRive Realtors, Suave Clothing, Sylver Productions, and Vecasyer Hotels & Towers; with controlling stakes in RCubed-Merit LLP and Spinners Incorporated.
By December 2010, barely three years since its inception in January 2008, it had grown exponentially in consumer base, sales and revenue with a vibrant work force of about 100 people; thus making it not only one of the most profitable, but also one of the fastest growing companies in the world.

Mission
1. Provide superior quality products and deliver exceptional service.
2. Be the best, go beyond imaginations and exceed expectations in all pertaining to us.

Vision
The global super brand with a heart and drive for perfection.

Values
Integrity
We believe in consistency in the right values.
– Fairness: There is no discrimination. Everyone is equal and every job is vital to our brilliant success.
– Hard work: Good results aren’t manufactured, but accomplished through hard work. We understand that and very familiar with it.
– Lawfulness: All our actions and activities are in total obedience and in complete accordance with the law.
– Quality: All our products and services are always kept to the highest standards.

Leadership
We believe in leadership by example.
– Accountability: We account and take responsibility for our actions, and conduct ourselves responsibly and transparently in all situations and at all times.
– Entrepreneurship: We are creative, innovative and ready to take calculated risks.
– Perfection: We are performance-oriented and put our best into everything.

People
Like every family, we trust respect and trust each other; and that attitude follows right from the top to the branches.
The people make the company; and SKA people are the best employees, executives, partners and shareholders, hence we are the best company.

Service
We make everything about you because it is.
– Community: A good community produces good people. SKA people are good people so come from good communities.
To keep that balance, we give back through caring for the environment, maintaining old and raising new fundamental structures through our development initiatives; and providing free healthcare for lacking communities through our various outreaches.
– Customers: Customer service is paramount to us because without our clients and customers, we would be non-existent.
We are committed to continually provide satisfactory products and services that exceed your expectations.

Brands
Each and every business venture owned or affiliated with The SKA Group are operated at the highest standards; and Pacemakers in their respective fields.
The SKA Group’s brands are:
Pearl Kreations deals in the production of button-badges and lapel pins for a variety of events and purposes worldwide.
RansRive Realtors, which provides accommodation through the letting and sale of commercial buildings, residential suites and houses.
Suave Clothing retails luxury accessories and manufactures clothing for the stylish elite and professionals; as well as the provision of wardrobe consultation.
Sylver Productions provides documentation, printing and publication services.
And, Vecasyer Hotels & Towers is a collection of classy hotels and resorts which offer five-star accommodation with professional treatment and services.

The SKA Group also has controlling stakes in RCubed-Merit and Spinners Inc.

Subsidiaries
Each subsidiary operates as a private entity with individual headquarters and branches worldwide all monitored by the Group’s Headquarters in Canada.

Café Euphorie is a chain of state-of-the-art cafes designed for and with the quintessential business executive in mind.
Herança Financial is a financial institution which deals in the provision of top-notch financial services and solutions.
It provides small business advisory & consultation, small and medium scale enterprise (SME) loans, operating leases, supervisory training & consultation and excellent financial advice for individuals, entrepreneurs and small & large scale businesses.
Prestige Academy is an educational institution which delivers quality, unparalleled educational services. These services include entrepreneurial education, financial management education, middle school education, high school education, private tutoring, and renowned etiquette & grooming classes.
RansRive Realtors is a real estate company which provides temporary and permanent accommodation through the letting and sale of commercial and residential properties with onsite luxury amenities.
Suave Clothing is a clothing venture in the business of elite corporate apparel. It retails luxury accessories from reputable brand names, and manufactures and sells its own line of bespoke dress shirts, dress pants and suits,  as well as provide wardrobe consultation services. It also produces a biannual style publication called The Suave Series.
Sylver Productions is a media firm that provides ace document management services, as well as unmatched printing and publication services for prospective authors and clients.
Vecasyer Hotels & Towers is a collection of the most stylish hotels and resorts worldwide which offer 5-star accommodation with first class professional treatment and quality services. It also provides chauffeur services to and from international airports.

Other Companies and Ventures
The major businesses that The SKA Group has partial ownership in are:
RCubed-Merit highlights and optimizes the potential for various living spaces by redefining the outlook of the rooms, offices, homes and workspaces through the reorganization and restructuring of their overall presentation. The SKA Group has fifty-one percent (51%) ownership.
Spinners Incorporated: This agency provides expert advertising services and solutions to its clients. It also uses its ace designing skills and creative wordplay to make befitting logos, catchy names and impressive slogans for its clients’ businesses, events and products. The SKA Group has seventy-five (75%) ownership.

Products & Services
The SKA Group provides the following products and services through its numerous firms worldwide:
– Accommodation and Lodging
– Advertising Services and Solutions
– Branding
– Catering
– Clothing and Accessories
– Education
– Financial Services and Solutions
– Memorabilia
– Printing and Publication Services
– Real Estate
– Space Optimization
– Document Management
– Wardrobe Consultation

All subsidiaries operate independently, but are monitored and regulated by the Group from its Headquarters, SKA Tower, which is controlled by the President.

deere president

July 18, 2012 Leave a comment

A former high school classmate, Ikenna U* with whom I recently got reconnected, informed me of project he is working on – Deere President Magazine, a publication tailored to provide adequate information on academics, entrepreneurship, health, information technology and more to the Nigerian youth. According to his research, approximately ninety percent (90%) of Nigerian youths are not thinking in the direction of job creation, and of the remainder ten percent (10%), about a third of those know what entrepreneurship entails, while the rest (two-thirds) are unwilling to pursue any entrepreneurial activities due to insufficient capital.

He is of the opinion that all that is required to start a small business is an idea and consistency, while money is the motor that keeps it moving. Hence, his plan, among other things, is to use his magazine to battle the unemployment issue in Nigeria by inspiring entrepreneurship through interviews with young, successful Nigerian entrepreneurs as well as educational notes on small & medium enterprise (SME) management; this is where I come in. As a favor, I agreed to do an interview for the maiden edition as a successful, young entrepreneur by God’s grace, and also often provide tips on entrepreneurship and successful small business management as a Small Business Consultant in subsequent editions.

I am humbled I was asked to share my story for the maiden edition. I hope it inspires many. The interview was conducted on Monday, July 16th, 2012.

Deere President Magazine Interview


 1.    Can you please give a brief introduction of yourself?

I am Sylvester II O. Kay-Adade, popularly known as Mr. Buttons, because of my first business venture. I’m the President and Chief Executive of The SKA Group Inc. I’m also a Businessman, Entrepreneur and Small Business Advisor/Consultant. I was born and bred in Lagos, Nigeria and currently reside in Ontario, Canada.

 2.    Can you tell a bit about your enterprise?

The SKA Group Incorporated is a privately-owned conglomerate with interests in advertising, education, finance, publication, real estate and more. Its subsidiaries are Café Euphorie (catering), Herança Financial (financial services and solutions), Pearl Kreations (memorabilia and souvenirs), Prestige Academy (education), RansRive Realtors (real estate), Suave Clothing (clothing and wardrobe consultation), Sylver Productions (document management and media), and Vecasyer Hotels & Towers (leisure and lodging). The SKA Group also has stakes in companies like RCubed-Merit LLC (space optimization) and Spinners Inc (advertising and branding).

 3.    At what point did you realize that entrepreneurship was “your thing” and also “the thing”?

The exact point was probably when I realized I loved providing the services and solutions that various businesses and people needed. It gives me satisfaction. I realized entrepreneurship was the best after I had this epiphany – why use your brain and get paid a fraction of what you’re making for someone else, when you could put it to work and make money for you. As a business owner, I like that I have control over my activities, have options, define my goals, set my limits and have the freedom to do as I please (within reason).

4.    We are certain that making this level of progress would not have come without some “stumbling blocks”. Please let us in on some of the main challenges you encountered in the early stages and what you had on your mind that made you keep at it.

In a nutshell, criticism from friends, masked racism from the public, rejected proposals from companies, even self – made a number of mistakes and bad decisions. I’m passionate about what I do and that keeps me going. I think if success came easy, everyone who would be successful.

 5.    It is evident that you have successfully made some remarkable progress. What would you say are the basic requirements for a successful entrepreneur?

As a Small Business Advisor, I would say it is important to be in love with your venture(s); marry it if possible. I believe if you’re passionate about what you do, people will be drawn to you. You also need to have a business plan. A business plan will help map out the life and viability of your business – mission, vision, values, competition analysis, location analysis, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis on the industry, target market analysis, industry trend analysis, sale projections, start-up costs (SUC) and so on. A good business plan may help you secure loans from banks and/or other financial institutions, even the government. One of my companies, Herança Financial helps hopeful entrepreneurs develop excellent business plans. Finally, you need to be determined and persistent; pick yourself up every time you fall.

 6.    Finally, what word do you have for young individuals who happen to fall under the category of “the unemployed”.

I’ll tell you the fact, entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. Some people cannot take risks and prefer the security of paid employment, some people will partner with an entrepreneur and some people will break new ground. If you decide, you want to become an entrepreneur, you need to know who an entrepreneur is. An entrepreneur isn’t necessarily a businessman. Simply put, an entrepreneur is someone who creates products and services that meet the needs of people for a profit. You need to find a void and figure out a way to close it. In order to find needs, you need to develop the entrepreneurial eyes and open them to the numerous possibilities around you. Another option is to improve upon an existing product or service. The second option is what a lot of people try to do, but most often than not, they just imitate; no originality.

You need to have unwavering faith and trust in God. You can do it on your own, but you won’t go far without God. If you’re a Christian, never forget Matthew 19:26: “…With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” If you want to achieve the unfathomable, go with God.

Next, you need to do your homework before starting. Your homework involves taking surveys, studying your competition and researching the industry – take note of trends. All these will help bring your business plan together.

Passion cannot be overemphasized. You need to be passionate about your business; at times, that’s all that keeps you going. Believe in yourself and keep your dream alive through optimism, don’t doubt or second guess yourself; always believe in yourself and ability.

You also need to be creative. As I mentioned earlier, don’t just copy what someone else is doing. The first thing I ask an aspiring business owner for after hearing the idea is the wow factor – the quality that sets you apart. The truth is if you aren’t different, there is no reason people would switch or come to you instead.

When you decide to begin, start small, don’t expand too fast, work hard and be prepared to sacrifice sleep, but pace yourself and move steadily. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Use of every chance and opportunity to showcase yourself – be bold, friendly and network – talk about yourself, give out business cards and collect business cards; you never know who you may meet and there is no second chance to make a good first impression.

Not everyone is going to love your idea(s), so be prepared for criticism and use them as stepping stones and challenges to improve your image and/or business. The world is very competitive so keep coming up with new ideas to stay ahead.

Finally, don’t get so consumed with work that you begin to alienate the most important people in your life – family and friends may be highly instrumental to your success.

ska redefined 2011

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Last year, I embarked on the quest for the continued redefinition of The SKA Group, and we have made a couple of changes over the course of the year. This year, we have two new logos – Pearl Kreations’ and Sylver Productions’ have been changed. The logo of The SKA Group has a new look. Sylver Productions has new profile, as well as new products and services. Finally, Pearl Kreations, Sylver Productions and The SKA Group have new and/or upgraded websites.

Here is the new profile:

THE SKA GROUP GOES OVER AND BEYOND™

The SKA Group 2011

The SKA Group goes over expectations and beyond imaginations. We overcome every obstacle, extend every boundary and conquer every problem. We are constantly raising the bar for excellence and innovating ways to improve the quality of life through our expertise that ranges from advertising to branding, clothing to education, finance to real estate. We are truly your company.

Profile
The company revolutionizing business and service through its ethics and expertise.

Headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, The SKA Group Incorporated is one of the largest, privately-owned conglomerates in Canada. It owns and oversees the operations of several businesses with branches all over the world in advertising, branding, clothing, education, financial services, publication, real estate and more.
Reporting legitimate, record-breaking annual profits with over 150 dedicated people in employment worldwide, The SKA Group is undoubtedly one of the most admired, dynamic and profitable companies in the world.

History
The SKA Group was founded in Canada by Sylvester Kay-Adade in 2008. It initially began operations as Pearl Kreations (now, one of its subsidiaries) on Monday, January 28th, 2008 in Hamilton, Ontario.
As Pearl Kreations grew, he diversified into other markets, thereby giving rise new companies- Suave Clothing and RansRive Realtors. Those were soon followed by the acquisition of SKA Ventures Limited in June, 2009; and development of Sylver Productions in February, 2010.

In January 2010, The SKA Group was set up to manage all the ventures and potential businesses. It became a registered conglomerate incorporated in Canada under the laws of the Province of Ontario in September 2010 with most of its subsidiaries fully functional at the time.

The SKA Group presently owns The Pearl Academy, Pearl Cafés, Pearl Kreations, RansRive Realtors, SKA Ventures, Suave Clothing, Sylver Productions, and Vecasyer Hotels & Towers; with controlling stakes in RCubed-Merit LLP and Spinners Incorporated.

By December 2010, barely three (3) years since its inception in January 2008, it had made over C$ 1 million in revenue with a vibrant work force of about 100 people; thus making it not only one of the most profitable, but also one of the fastest growing companies in the world.

Mission
1. Provide superior quality products and deliver exceptional service.
2. Be the best, go beyond imaginations and exceed expectations in all pertaining to us.

Vision
The global super brand with a heart and drive for perfection.

Values
Integrity
We believe in consistency in the right values.
– Fairness: There is no discrimination. Everyone is equal and every job is vital to our brilliant success.
– Hard work: Good results aren’t manufactured, but accomplished through hard work. We understand that and very familiar with it.
– Lawfulness: All our actions and activities are in total obedience and in complete accordance with the law.
– Quality: All our products and services are always kept to the highest standards.

Leadership
We believe in leadership by example.
– Accountability: We account and take responsibility for our actions, and conduct ourselves responsibly and transparently in all situations and at all times.
– Entrepreneurship: We are creative, innovative and ready to take calculated risks.
– Perfection: We are performance-oriented and put our best into everything.

People
Like every family, we trust respect and trust each other; and that attitude follows right from the top to the branches.
The people make the company; and SKA people are the best employees, executives, partners and shareholders, hence we are the best company.

Service
We make everything about you because it is.
– Community: A good community produces good people. SKA people are good people so come from good communities.
To keep that balance, we give back through caring for the environment, maintaining old and raising new fundamental structures through our development initiatives; and providing free healthcare for lacking communities through our various outreaches.
– Customers: Customer service is paramount to us because without our clients and customers, we would be non-existent.
We are committed to continually provide satisfactory products and services that exceed your expectations.

Brands
Each and every business venture owned or affiliated with The SKA Group are operated at the highest standards; and Pacemakers in their respective fields.
The SKA Group’s brands are:
The Pearl Academy, which delivers a host of quality educational services.
Pearl Cafés, a chain of state-of-the-art cafes for business executives and the elite.
Pearl Kreations deals in the production of button-badges and lapel pins for a variety of events and purposes worldwide.
RansRive, which provides accommodation through the letting and sale of commercial buildings, residential suites and houses.
SKA Ventures provides top-notch financial services and solutions.
Suave Clothing retails luxury accessories and manufactures clothing for the stylish elite and professionals; as well as the provision of wardrobe consultation.
Sylver Productions provides documentation, printing and publication services.
And, Vecasyer Hotels & Towers is a collection of classy hotels and resorts which offer 5-star accommodation with professional treatment and services.
The SKA Group also has controlling stakes in RCubed-Merit and Spinners Inc.

Subsidiaries
Each subsidiary operates as a private entity with individual headquarters and branches worldwide all monitored by the Group’s Headquarters in Canada.

The Pearl Academy is an educational institution which delivers quality, unparalleled educational services. These services include entrepreneurial education, financial management education, middle school education, high school education, private tutoring, and renowned etiquette & grooming classes.

Pearl Cafés is a chain of state-of-the-art cafes designed for and with the quintessential business executive in mind. It offers freshly baked assorted pastries and doughnuts served with freshly brewed coffee and a variety of chilled, natural fruit juices. All shops are equipped with high speed wireless internet connection and a free membership book club.

Pearl Kreations is a collectibles manufacturing company which deals in the production of button-badges and lapel pins for a variety of corporate, personal, professional, national & international purposes and events. It is an official partner and the official button-badges supplier the FIFA World Cup™ Tournaments, the IOC Olympics™ and the UEFA Champions League™.

RansRive is a real estate company which provides temporary and permanent accommodation through the letting and sale of commercial and residential properties with onsite luxury amenities.

SKA Ventures is a financial institution which deals in the provision of top-notch financial services and solutions. It provides small business advisory & consultation, small and medium scale enterprise (SME) loans, operating leases, supervisory training & consultation and excellent financial advice for individuals, entrepreneurs and small & large scale businesses.

Suave Clothing is the unique clothing venture solely in the business of elite corporate apparel. It retails luxury accessories from reputable brand names, and manufactures and sells its own line of bespoke dress shirts, dress pants and suits,  as well as provide wardrobe consultation services. It also produces a biannual style publication called The Suave Series.

Sylver Productions is a media firm that provides ace document management services, as well as unmatched printing and publication services for prospective authors and clients. It developed and manages Datlik™ (formerly, EP-Reader™ Initiative) which proofreads hundreds of articles, essays and projects daily. It also developed and manages CollegeTix™, the premier online event hosting and e-ticket sales platform exclusively designed for college and university events and programs.

Vecasyer Hotels & Towers is a collection of the most stylish hotels and resorts worldwide which offer 5-star accommodation with professional treatment and quality services. It also provides chauffeur services to and from international airports.

Other Companies & Ventures
The major businesses that The SKA Group has partial ownership in are:

RCubed-Merit highlights and optimizes the potential for various living spaces by redefining the outlook of the rooms, offices, homes and workspaces through the reorganization and restructuring of their overall presentation. The SKA Group has fifty-one percent (51%) ownership.

Spinners Incorporated: This agency provides expert advertising services and solutions to its clients. It also uses its ace designing skills and creative wordplay to make befitting logos, catchy names and impressive slogans for its clients’ businesses, events and products. The SKA Group has seventy-five (75%) ownership.

Products & Services
The SKA Group provides its products and services through its numerous firms worldwide.
– Accommodation and Lodging
– Advertising Services and Solutions
– Branding
– Clothing and Accessories
– Document Management
– Education
– Financial Services and Solutions
– Memorabilia
– Printing and Publication Services
– Real Estate Space Optimization
– Wardrobe Consultation

The SKA Group has a new online home. It also has a blog, facebook page, twitter account and youtube channel.

All subsidiaries operate independently, but are monitored and regulated by the Group from its Headquarters, SKA Towers, which is controlled by the President.