herself through University and also her sister through secondary school,
is now looking back with pride. Despite the unfavorable condition,
Oluwatoyin still graduated with a Second Class Upper (2.1) in
Felt like yesterday when all I always looked forward to was the long
sessional holiday… This is just so I could come home and make money
for the next session. I had to find ways to make money because there was
little my mum could do to meet all the expenses for me and my
Some people laughed at me, some encouraged me while some invested their change in my business.
I sold noodles and egg, and from the little I made I made sure I saved
something every day. At the end of the three months break, I had enough
money to pay my sister and my school fees, my house rent and enough
money to last me a whole semester.
By the grace of God I have
completed my degree with a Second Class Upper in Accounting and right
now my sister is waiting for her admission into the university too.
Looking back now, it’s my success story because with that kind of
hustle, nobody had to run helter skelter to look for money to cater for
those expenses. Just right there, mama’s smile revealed her pride in me.
It’s not difficult to be humble, decent, sincere. It can only be
difficult if you allow greed control you. I celebrate this good lady.