According to Tommy Hilfiger, The road to success isn't easy to navigate but with diligence , drive and keenness , it’s possible to realize the American Dream . that's the quote that best illustrates the success stories of those 2 Nollywood brothers, Olamide Aweda Lawal and Akeem Opeyemi Lawal, whom despite their status as Yoruba movie stars, still make pile from selling Akara literarily means “Bean Cake/Balls” in Lagos, Nigeria.
The information at www.yorubamoviegist.com’s disposal claimed that the birds of an equivalent feathers inherited the business from their late mum who started the business a few years ago in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.
Olamide and his kid brother, Opeyemi, we were told have tried all they might for 15 years to seek out another means of survival, which proved abortive before Opeyemi suggested that they ought to both dump their initial businesses for his or her mum’s business which was frying Akara. along side a lover , all of them moved to the favored Lagos Garage in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State to start out the trade and after selling, they still return to their base in Ijebu-Igbo in the dark .
Subsequently, they met with a renowned Apala musician, Alhaji Musiliu Haruna Ishola, who was like a neighborhood brother to their mum. Ishola was on his thanks to Lagos. As a sensible and energetic boy, Opeyemi pleaded to escort him to Lagos which he never precluded. After 3 days in Lagos, Opeyemi also entreated for an area in Lagos to expand their chain of business, which we gathered, was favourably granted by the Musician. Musiliu offered his father’s house in Ketu, metropolitan area of Lagos for the dream to return to limelight.
They both moved to Ketu to modernize the business referred to as Oyin Akara. Today, the business has over 25 branches across the state, including 2 in Ikorodu, Idumota, Mushin, Oshodi, Orile, Agege, Iyana-Ipaja, Kola, Ikotun et al.
With time, Opeyemi met some customers who are actors, who thereafter brought him into acting before Aweda later joined him. The Akara business was handed over to their supervisors who monitor the business till date.
If you want to know, Olamide and Opeyemi Lawal are now Wine and Auto dealers. they need both built different mansions from the cash making in selling the Akara.
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