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A story about a young man who dropped his certificate to hustle as no job was forth coming. (FICTION

BlessSophy
By BlessSophy | self meida writer
Published 7 months ago - 31 views

Oghenekevwe is a 29 year old multimillionaire, people always said it was his diligence that brought him thus far, being that his background was one of struggle, poverty and pain.

Let's here what Kevwe has to tell us.

I am Oghenekevwe, the first of five children from my parents, my father passed when I was 10 years old, leaving my mum pregnant with Ovie our last born. Raising us was a task for our mum but even in it all, she ensured that I furthered my education till I bagged a B.Sc in Economics, that was achieved 8years back, my younger ones only managed to finish high school.

They all prayed and hoped that I get a good job but the more they prayed, the harder life became, after graduating with a second class upper from the University of Jos, I went from office to office literarily begging to be offered employment, my job automatically became 'job seeking' itself.

Almost all offices, both private and public organisations had marked my face already as I was a regular applicant, at a point I didn't mind being a security man or driver, I just needed to earn something at least to take care of my mum and siblings but everything I tried never seemed to work.

Four years went by and the story was still the same, I managed to enroll my immediate younger sister in a polytechnic to study mechanical engineering, she was coping fine but it was with struggle. Mum's health kept deteriorating due to poor diet as well as depression that was accompanied with old age.

On one of my usual visit to offices I bumped into an old friend from school, Folashade is her name, seriously I was shocked, she rode in the latest version of a BMW, she stopped to buy fuel when I saw her, my joy was so much as I ran towards her.

I remembered back then in school she was not so good academically, she always came to me for tutorials till she got fed up and decided to drop out of school, when we confronted her then she said "school is not by force oh, i am good in business and I'll see how to thrive there, I can't keep wasting my parents money", every word of encouragement we said to her fell on deaf ears, seeing her was really a shocker, I only assumed she got married to a big shot in town but that wasn't the case.

After talking with her, she told me how she started selling second hand clothes to when she ventured into mini importation business and how she endulged in series of legit online businesses, saving and saving till she started her clothing line and now she is known for her unique designs and all that.

She gave me her complimentary card, I thought she would give me some money but she didn't, she dropped me off and told me to call her later that day.

I was moody all day, I saw myself as an educated fool that day, with my degree I had nothing to call my own, after weeks of thinking and planning, I finally decided to drop my certificate somewhere and hustle in another realm, I managed to start up a car wash business, Folashade gave me a plot in the biggest estate in town, she said "I won't give you money but the resources to make money" this words really challenged my orientation and I used it as my motivation each day.

Months later I became so good in my car wash business, that I had to employ 3 others to work with me as I had lined up of cars each day, I thought of how to expand and different ideas kept dropping in, I started offering home services, the money was constantly flowing and I had enough to save and enough to use for my family's care, I learnt and started producing my carwash and in no time other people started patronising me, I started a car wash manufacturing company and the rest is history, it's been from glory to glory, i can go on and on.

That was how I sponsored all my siblings and we all are having a good life, my regret was not thinking out of the box earlier but all glory to God, through the help of a friend 'Folashade' I thought outside the box and here I am now. The knowledge I got from school helped me further as I applied some of the laws into my businesses which made it thrive.

Yes, that is the story of Oghenekevwe, what is your story? Have you discovered what you are really good at or you are busy following trend, no matter how stupid that hustle is, in as much as it's legit, give it diligence and watch yourself climb up the ladder of success.

This is a wake up call.

Sophybless, 2020

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