My childhood was filled with mixed feeling. My parent were civil servant and we had uncles and aunties living with us. This made life a bit difficult to some extent, my mum had to take care of her in laws and you can imagine what happens when she doesn't do it, so much quarrel and fight. I was the second child and the most dullest. I never won any prize like my siblings during my school years. I was always told that I was an "OLODO" means dullard. I realized at a tender age that I had the ability to observe my environment needs and figure out a way out. I noticed that a lot of kids in my area usually buy candies, chewing gum and I thought I could come through by selling this in front of my house. I remember that my mum had a nice apple shape tray and I knew a place where they sell all the candies and chewing gum because I also derive pleasure consuming them. I started the business and I made a lot of profit but something happened. My dad got to know that I was the owner of the petty trade and banned me never to sell again. It was painful for me because I enjoyed the feeling of achieving something. I was 9 years old and still remember the event vividly. My Life changed when I enrolled to a new secondary school after my dads death. My aunt and Mum wanted me to experience life and they believe I was a good kid and should be given the opportunity to express my self. AirForce Secondary School Ikeja, Nigeria was my new school. I met a lot of kids with different social economic status and it help me. Though was just an average student that passed her WAEC and JAMB exam at once and never had to face the rigour of any resit. My life began to find direction when I gain admission to the higher institution, My feeling of average vanished,a super me emerged. I believe I had the power to become who I really wanted to be. I took up leadership roles and it sharpen me like never before. My National Youth Service heralded a new me, I was posted to a school in a rural community and I felt so much pain for the youth and most especially the student I teach. I have never been to a rural community and couldn't imagine that there was such a place like that. With the support of my other colleagues, I started a club to empower, educate and challenge the student not to allow their environment to limit them. Seminars and workshop was organise and they benefited immensely. After my youth service, the yearning to reach out to more rural youth was all I was craving for. My day time job didn't give me the satisfaction , peace and Joy I yearn for. I decided to quit my day time job for my passion which was coaching. and mentoring of youth living in rural community. My Psychology degree has been helpful to reach out to this youth. I Founded my NGO known as LightUp to reach out to youth in rural community and so we have made tremendous impact. (www.facebook.com/Lightupng) that the link to our Facebook page. This year Project Social Impact in Boston recognized what I was doing with the youths and I was awarded a fellowship training in Boston, I couldn't travel down because of the cost of funding myself due to financial constraint, neither did I know that World Merit will acknowledged a project I handled in Nigeria on the health issue facing aged and I was their Agent of Change for the week.
The road is somewhat lonely sometimes but the passion keeps me from all the ups and down. I am delighted to be a member of WorldPulse and I hope to learn from everyone .