Street photographer, Benneth Nwankwo shares encounter with a 9 year old groundnut hawker (photos)

Meet 9 years old Sunday Nwaekewho who has dropped out of school and now hawks groundnut because his parents are very poor.

Sunday Nwaeke, locally known within the premises of Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra state, as groundnut boy or in Igbo “Nwa granut” was born in Ebonyi state in 2008. He was a primary 2 pupil of Community Primary School Iza, Ebonyi state.

In 2016 he moved to Anambra State, having dropped out of school, and now live with his mother’s sister who deals on cooked groundnuts. He hawks groundnut inside and within the premises of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State.

 In a brief chat with street photographer, Benneth Nwankwo, when asked if he wish to continue his education, he expressed optimism in that regard but doubts its actualization as his parents are very poor.

Sunday, according to him, has five siblings and is the third child of his parents. Both parents are alive and lives in Iza Ebonyi State while he resides in Nanka Anambra State with his Aunty. 


  1. Hmmmm, some parents though. And d so called children of dat aunty will b going to skl. Whose fault, of course d parents

  2. Some people will just be giving birth like rats without planning for children's future,very sad!

    1. I wonder o. Its just unfortunate.
      He's way too young for this.

  3. Hawking at this very young age is just unfortunate n sad.
    I pray God send helpers to him.

  4. Five children you can't cater for? Sigh!


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