Opera News

Opera News App

"I make 5-8 Thousand Naira Daily Selling Akara": Chinedu, An Uniport Graduate Who Sells Akara In PH

Chinachrisikenna
By Chinachrisikenna | self meida writer
Published 7 months ago - 15465 views

Bean cake popularly known as Akara is a common delicacy eaten in every villages, towns and cities across Nigeria and beyond. Many people relish akara and use it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A combination of akara and bread or pap as the case may be is always consumed by many Nigerian families daily. 

A good number of people undermine the lucrative nature of akara and as such think it's for only the low in the society. But for Chinedu Maxwell Odeh, the converse is the case.

Chinedu is a Computer and Statistics graduate of University of Port Harcourt, who once worked in a company. Speaking to Karina Israel of Perspective TV, Chinedu said he was a staff of a company in Port Harcourt but decided to quit his job after being owed for twelve months.

Chinedu didn't just start making akara all of a sudden. He had to submit himself under the tutelage of a popular akara woman in his area before he began his. 

Recounting how he began fixing akara along a major road in Port Harcourt, Chinedu said that he woke up one morning after leaving his job and began strolling around his neighbourhood thinking of what to do to sustain himself.

According to him, he came across a popular woman frying akara along Rumuomasi, Port Harcourt, and saw how she was going about it passionately, making huge sales. Something struck him and he reassured himself that he could pull this off.

Chinedu said he went and met the woman after she had finished making sales one Monday morning and humbly told her: " Mama, please, I want to start making akara, please teach me." Mama laughed it off, thinking that Chinedu was kidding but after he had come three days consecutively, mama knew that Chinedu meant business and fully taught him the secret behind making tasty akara.


Currently, Chinedu owns kiosk branded "Akara King," where he prepares hot and tasty akara every morning and according to him, he sells out before 8.30 a.m every day.

On how much profit he makes daily, Chinedu confessed that he makes an average of 5000 to 8000 Naira daily from the sales of his akara. However, the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on the business but he hopes everything pans out fine.

Chinedu currently has two other men on his payroll, helping him attend to his teeming customers. He equally embodies good hygiene in the process of making and selling his akara.

Eyewitnesses who spoke to Karina commended Chinedu's enterprise adding that his akara is one of the best around.


Photos


What do you have to say about Chinedu's enterprise? Kindly share, like and comment to encourage other men and women who would like to follow Chinedu's footsteps. Thank you all.

Content created and supplied by: Chinachrisikenna (via Opera News )

Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

See 5 Reasons You're Drinking Water The Wrong Way

5 minutes ago

1 🔥

See 5 Reasons You're Drinking Water The Wrong Way

Opinion: Do Not Fold Your Hands, Help Someone In Need

16 minutes ago

1 🔥

Opinion: Do Not Fold Your Hands, Help Someone In Need

Fiction: The Story About A Peeping Kid

18 minutes ago

0 🔥

Fiction: The Story About A Peeping Kid

If You Want To Live Long, Please Stop Eating These 8 Foods When You Have This Medical Condition.

38 minutes ago

58 🔥

If You Want To Live Long, Please Stop Eating These 8 Foods When You Have This Medical Condition.

Chelsea players out on loan. Which of them would you like to be brought back?

47 minutes ago

16 🔥

Chelsea players out on loan. Which of them would you like to be brought back?

Burna Boy Confronted Obafemi Martins "Obagoal", Asked Him To Prostrate

53 minutes ago

52 🔥

Burna Boy Confronted Obafemi Martins

Lady bought meat pie in Onitsha, see what she saw inside when she was about eating it

1 hours ago

15 🔥

Lady bought meat pie in Onitsha, see what she saw inside when she was about eating it

BBN Star Vee reacts, claims something different happened in BBN house aside what viewers saw

1 hours ago

458 🔥

BBN Star Vee reacts, claims something different happened in BBN house aside what viewers saw

Burna Boy Fans Dragged CDQ For Calling Him Out On Disrespecting Obagoal. Read Full Details

1 hours ago

15 🔥

Burna Boy Fans Dragged CDQ For Calling Him Out On Disrespecting Obagoal. Read Full Details

First Tuesday In March, Raise Up Your Hands, And Declared What God Cannot Do, Does not Exist.

1 hours ago

74 🔥

First Tuesday In March, Raise Up Your Hands, And Declared What God Cannot Do, Does not Exist.

COMMENTS

View all comments