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Be Inspired. #HumansOfLagos


Some mornings I wake up and even with my skills, abilities and qualifications I feel so uninspired and limited. This morning I stumbled upon #HumansOfLagos and a few stories there got me asking; So, what's your excuse? I hope these inspire someone today. They say the greatest move in life is getting your butt off the couch. 


"I started with selling handkerchiefs, then one woman gave me this chair and I took it to the welder and fixed a tyre and and a carrier for my goods and expanded my market. I've had Polio since I was a child but I didn't let that stop me or turn me to a beggar. Thanks to this business I'm married with 2 kids and this business takes care of my family" #HumansOfLagos





I opened this place yesterday, I didn't see any customer, I had to throw my food away. Today no customers yet except you. I know I just Opened and business won't boom immediately but I expected to make little sales, I'm not happy but I know things will turn around, all these successful businesses didn't make it big in a day or two so I still have hope "#HumansOfLagos




"I'm from Adamawa, Boko haram attacked our town and I was lucky to escape. I came to Lagos with only my mosquito net and no money. One day I was walking round Ajah market and saw one of my friends that we grew up in Mubi, he was selling mosquito net he was happy to see me and took me to his house and the following day he gave me his market and I sold everything and I realized the business was good so he taught me everything about the business. I raised my capital by cutting the mosquito net I came with and sold it, mosquito net is foreign and better than the local net we buy here. That's how I started my sponge business and I've done it for 4 months now and I'm doing well."#HumansOfLagos





"I don't have a nickname yet but I might consider professor of rats. I started doing this business 4 years ago when I finished school. Then I started by buying the rat poisons in the market and reselling but people complained that it wasn't effective so after some time, I went to research and I setup my own lab and I produce mine now and it's 100% effective and I get good feedback just ask around. About my style of dress, I just decided to stand out and add a little comedy and fun when I'm out there and it makes people notice my market. Some people notice my dressing first and when they come close they see I'm selling rat poison and most do buy so I'll say the marketing strategy is successful." #HumansOfLagos

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  1. Truly inspiring.. As hard as this life is one shouldn't make things worse by just sitting around being idle and waiting for things to turn around. Some people aren't lucky to be born in wealthy homes but this shouldn't be an excuse for you not to strive hard to make sure that your own children and future generations are amongst the lucky ones.

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  2. Hmmm, Thank you Jesus!

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  3. So inspiring!
    We are born with potentials
    We are born with ideas and dreams
    We are born with greatness
    We are born with wings
    We are not meant for crawling, so don't. We have wings
    Learn to use them and fly!

    What's ur interest?
    What's that thing you do flawlessly, excellently and without stress.
    What's ur passion? Well, mine is baby-sitting , I hope to start a Creche soon soon soon, almst 2yrs nw afta nysc and no job yet
    (oluwa the capital provider!)

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  4. So inspiring wow!!! I need to get out there.

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  5. Really inspiring. The look on the food sellers face almost made me cry :-(

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    1. Me too, but he has the right mind set at least. It's a bit unrealistic to expect to make sales on day one, I just hope he didn't make a lot of food sha.
      Things would get better, for him and the rest of us.

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  6. I love that they r doing evrything possible to make life better for themselves not sitting around n waiting for a miracle

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  7. Ouch! The people who hustle and grind...the food vendor guy's look! He threw them all away? Poor him! It's great he knows he needs to keep pushing till he grows.
    That's what everyone needs know.

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  8. Ouch! The people who hustle and grind...the food vendor guy's look! He threw them all away? Poor him! It's great he knows he needs to keep pushing till he grows.
    That's what everyone needs know.

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  9. Very inspiring. I know someone who was deported from the USA about 15 years ago, he spent the last 13 years trying to go back, begging for funds from all n sundry to re new passport and stuff like that.

    When people got tired of giving him. He learned how to make hair and bake.

    At least he now has something doing but he wasted so much time due to pride.

    He is 40years old now.

    For those of us waiting for jobs, I urge you to find something doing, volunteer your time, work for free. Go to charities and do stuff. You never know.

    I learned how to do make up, tie gele, bake and make beads, these paid my bills for a while bfor I got a job.

    As a matter of fact when my mum used to sell drinks, I added fried turkey to the biz, the turkeys were always sold out. People even asked for the sauce just to drink their beer with.

    The power is in our hands.

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  10. It's so inspiring when one reads stories like these and also come across life testimonies that are so enlivening. It reminds one that physical challenges aren't condemnation to a life of poverty or begging.

    When I read stories of John Foppe, Nick Vujicic, I'm amazed at what strength is bestowed upon the human mind, at what courage and resilence can be shown in the face of astounding difficulties and what heights we can leap to if we dared to.

    With these above pictures and stories, the hardship faced by the average Lagosian, the lack of adequate facilities and environment conducive for the physically challenged, it gives me great joy to see people thrive despite the odds. We are only limited by our minds, not necessarily by how background, physical appearance, or birth place.

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  11. Wow..inspiring!!! We've all got potentials which we all have to discover and maximise.

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  12. This is what I preach to my friends,nuffin is too small to start doing.even if u working,we all have things we love & nuffin is too small to start with..extra income is highly needed!

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