Man with dreadlocks gets big job at Bank of America, Africans react

Man with dreadlocks gets big job at Bank of America, Africans react

- A qualified young man identified as Carlos Valerio has become an analyst with the Bank of America

- Carlos' success caused massive reactions among Africans on Twitter as they talked about how many companies in the country worry about workers' appearances

- In the photo posted on his LinkedIn page, the young man can be seen with dreadlocks as he posed with the bank's logo

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The huge success of a young man with the name, Carlos Valerio, has got into cyberspace and the country's Twitter users cannot help but draw lines of comparison.

Weeks ago, the man posted on his LinkedIn page that he got a job as an analyst for the Bank of America. He would be working in the institution’s global collateral management sector.

In a post that surfaced on Twitter, a Nigerian tweep reposted the photo with his hippy hairstyle and said:

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“How can I tell Nigerian HR that this guy just secured a bank job with this hairstyle?”

He went ahead to say that some companies before employment would tell their prospective workers to shave off their beards.

The man stands well dresseed in his suit against the bank's logo.
Photo sources: Carlos Valerio, Nina Westervel

The man stands well dressed in his suit against the bank's logo. Photo sources: Carlos Valerio, Nina Westervel
Source: Getty Images

Many Nigerians took to the comment sector to talk about the man’s hair and the different encounters they have faced applying for jobs.

Below are some of the reactions to the post:

@kenz_dream said:

"I could remember when I wanted doing my industrial attachment, the HR asked me to shave off my afro before we could have any further conversation. Funny enough the office didn't click when I don barb hair finish."

@nomadic_moh said:

"USA is not Nigeria. Nigeria is not USA. We do things differently. In France you can’t secure a good job wearing Niqab or Hijab."

@Innochriz said:

"The banks' HR ain't the problem, the problem is their customers, you inclusive. The bank just want a comfortable environment for their customers to bring their cash in. Blame is on the mentality of an average Nigerian."
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@ionjutaran said:

"I remember a time I went to the office in '09 with a sly mohawk. I was lucky not to get a query. My HOP back then was a fellow 24 - series ( jack Bauer) fan. He just yelled and sent me home to cut it off... I promptly did."

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Kikelomo “Kike” Lawal, a Nigerian, got appointed as the executive vice president and chief legal officer of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

Prior to her appointment, she was the chief legal officer, ombudsman, and corporate secretary of Interac Corp for 12 years and eight months. Kikelomo was also a senior associate of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP for five years and nine months.

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