How Cross River-born entrepreneur, Jesam Michael, is creating wealth, empowering communities with Afriq Arbitrage System

Ambassador Jesam Michael

Obeten Godfrey Jr.

As Eleanor Roosevelt once remarked, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” These words echo the resilient spirit and unwavering determination of Cross River-born, entrepreneur, investor, business executive, philanthropist and CEO of the reputable Afriq Arbitrage System (AAS).

Born in the largest native town in West Africa, Ambassador Jesam Michael hails from Ugep in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State, where he attended his primary and secondary school. He later went on to study at the University of Calabar, where he obtained a degree in Business Administration.

After completing his studies, he worked in various industries, including the banking sector, before venturing into entrepreneurship.

With over 15 years of groundbreaking experience in forex trading and cryptocurrency, AmbassadorJesam has been creating wealth and empowering communities through his innovative digital currency service platform AAS.

In 2018, Jesam founded Afriq Arbitrage System (AAS), intending to create a seamless and user-friendly platform for digital currency investors.

AAS uses high-frequency trading and algorithms to automatically buy digital currencies at lower prices and sell them at higher prices, generating mouth-watering returns on investments (ROI) for investors. The AAS platform has been a game changer in the digital currency market.

ALSO READ: CBN, Nigeria’s central bank, lifts ban on crypto trading

But Jesam Michael is not just about business and making money. He is committed to making a positive lasting impact in society, striving for equality and donating millions to charities and less privileged communities; all of which reflect his unwavering dedication and commitment to improving the standard of living among those who cannot afford a better life.

In 2022, Jesam Michael donated N10 million (14,000 USD) to support the Nana Berry Foundation, which provides food, and clothing, pays staff salaries, and offsets school fees for less privileged kids, while also creating free AAS accounts for 15 kids from the age of 15 with 500 portfolio each.

This gesture not only provides an opportunity for these kids to invest in digital currencies but will also potentially change their financial future.

Through sheer hard work, innovative strategies, and a deep-rooted belief in his aspirations, Jesam Michael has embarked on an extraordinary quest – an audacious quest to build legacies and empower communities to take the world by storm.

The impact of his influence cuts across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with massive testimonials from investors and people around the world.

Jesam Michael recently launched the AAS Lounge and the AAS iStore in Lagos, Nigeria said to be the biggest Apple Store in Africa, both of which have collectively provided employment opportunities for over 100 young Nigerians.

Notably, a significant percentage of these employees hail from his hometown of Ugep and the broader Cross River State.

Demonstrating his commitment to supporting their integration into the workforce, Mr Michael independently facilitated transportation arrangements for their relocation to Lagos and generously offered comprehensive accommodation coverage at no cost to the beneficiaries.

This proactive initiative aligns with the federal government’s emphasis on private sector involvement in mitigating unemployment challenges, showcasing a tangible effort towards fostering meaningful employment and livelihoods in Nigeria.

His passion for humanity has endeared him to people of all colours, races, tribes and creeds, both locally and internationally. He not only seeks financial prosperity but also endeavors to uplift communities, exemplifying the transformative power of entrepreneurship; carving a path of success and empowerment through dedication and ingenuity.

It is clear to the blind and audible to the deaf that Jesam’s generosity and philanthropic efforts are truly remarkable. Worthy of note is that he puts his community – Ugep at the forefront of all his philanthropic gestures, a symbol that actualizes the saying “Charity Begins At Home” but should not end there.

Jesam’s impact on society is profound, and he continues to inspire others to follow in his footsteps.

Obeten, a Media and Communications Strategist, writes from Calabar, Cross River State.