Before now, you may need a word-list to know what the name Ayiri Emami means. This is because he was not in any way popular or has the appeal that could draw attention to him. But few years ago when the South-South movement swept over Nigeria, he became very repulsively loud. Though how he made his money still attracts conjectures, one thing that is clear is that his money neither came through trade nor stocks and there is no record that he worked anywhere before wealth decided to reside with him.
Recently, news rented everywhere that Mr. Moneybag Ayiri Emami has given Nigeria’s Representative to the Big Brother Africa (BBA) Tayo Faniran the star prize of Three Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($300,000), when it became obvious that the our country’s symbol was cheated out of the game.
With the piece of news, many people eulogized Ayiri for such magnanimous act. Surprisingly, Tayo is yet to get a dime from the billionaire who was given a security role of our waters by his town’s man- Governor Uduaghan of Delta State by being the Chairman of Delta Waterways Security Committee.
In the same vein, rave of the moment and Headies Award winning singer, Oritsefemi is yet to get the much publicized Range Rover from Ayiri. The news took over everywhere that the Delta moneybag who sits atop A&E Petrol Stations has given the young man the sport utility vehicle but till date friends of the musicians are saying Ayiri is yet to redeem his promise concerning the car.