- Modupe Olagunju who paints cars for a living said she learnt the work when she was in JSS 3 to please her mother
- According to the young woman, she faced challenges from men who usually want to date her before patronising her
- The young lady said her shop was set ablaze due to jealousy and she had to relocate; she moved five times before she had rest of mind
A young lady identified as Modupe Olagunju has shared how her mother urged her to learn car painting work and the challenges she faced on the job.
Speaking with BBC News Yoruba, the woman said she accepted to learn the job just to make her mother happy.
Modupe who is based in Oyo state said when she first started, most people made jest of her because of her kind of work while some encouraged her to put in her best.
In her words:
"I usually have challenges from men who will insist on dating me before patronising me."
According to the lady painter, her shop was razed down by fire due to jealousy from those who were envious of her success.
The mother of four kids called on women to learn a trade, saying they can always start small and expand.
In other news, Briefly News reported a young father has gained a lot of attention after SA media personality Khaya Dlanga headed online to share a thread about how well he was looking after his little one, whose mother is in hospital.
"His wife was in hospital recovering from an operation, so he goes everywhere with his son. He does not leave him with a female relative because he says, “Ngum ntanam.” The child is his and so his responsibility."
"I asked why he didn’t wrap him around with a shawl and he told me it was too hot. If it’s hot for him, it’s also hot for the child. So he just uses his arms to balance him instead."
"Truth is this should not be unusual, nor applauded, but it should be applauded and encouraged precisely because it’s unusual. The little boy was sleeping on his back as they walked. The father had a cheerful and carefree manner about him," Dlanga wrote in the thread.
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Source: Briefly News