“He Wrote JAMB 4 Times”: Lagos Tailor Goes from Being a Local Hustler to UK University Masters Degree Holder

“He Wrote JAMB 4 Times”: Lagos Tailor Goes from Being a Local Hustler to UK University Masters Degree Holder


  • A Nigerian man who worked as a tailor has proceeded with his ambition and graduated with a masters degree from a UK university
  • The man named Gbenga Lloyd Adesanya was said to have hustled as a tailor in Lagos Island before proceeding to the UK for his masters degree
  • Photos shared on Facebook show the moment the man bagged his degree from the Nottingham Trent University

An inspirational post seen on Facebook has shown a Nigerian man who worked as a tailor but who is now a graduate of Nottingham Trent University, UK.

The man named Gbenga Lloyd Adesanya is a tailor who hustled in Lagos before proceeding for his masters abroad.

Photos of Gbenga Lloyd Adesanya, a Lagos tailor who just bagged a degree from The Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Gbenga was said to have written JAMB-UTME four times. Photo credit: Michael Adesanya.
Source: Facebook

He refused to give up

Photos splashed on Facebook show Gbenga as a tailor in Lagos and also the moment he bagged his degree in the UK.

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Gbenga’s brother Michael Adesanya shared the inspiring story:

“When my brother’s name was announced yesterday at his graduation, I could neither clap nor shout like others did. I was soaked in deep emotions and memories. Our road has been rough, Gbenga’s has been rougher. But he’s super focus and patient with his big dreams.

“From master of local fashion hustle to Masters in International Fashion Management.”

The story adds that Gbenga wrote JAMB four times and worked for seven years as a talior in Lagos before his recent success.

Michael continued:

“Gbenga, thank you for surviving as a still born, thank you writing JAMB 4 times, thank you for being a dedicated local tailor for 7 years. Thank you for showing the world that roadblocks are stepping stones.”

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Nigerians on Facebook joined in the celebration and congratulated the young man.

Nigerian mum goes back to secondary school, bags WAEC

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian woman went back to secondary school and completed her studies.

Mrs Precious Chioma Ugwoke went back to JS3 in 2018 after she had her last child, deciding to complete her education against all odds.

On the 22nd of June, 2022, she wrote her last WAEC paper which was Government, thereby graduating from secondary school. Her story inspired many people on social media.

Source: Legit.ng





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