“My Dad Once Said Wrestling Was ‘The Biggest Mistake I’ll ever make.'”-Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

My name is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. I started training hard at 14yrs old. Not for fame or competition, but because we were evicted from our small apartment in Hawaii. I really hated that...

“I Hawked Pepper On The Streets of Ibadan From Age 10”- Dr. Adeola Olubamiji, First Black PHD Holder In BioMedical Engineering

My name is Dr. Adeola D. Olubamiji and I’m the first black PhD holder in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada As the 5th child of 5, I always had to wait for...

Alexander Amosu: The Story of A Paper Boy

Alexander Amosu: The Story of A Paper Boy Growing up in a north London council estate,British-Nigerian Alexander Amosu lived with his grandmother, who would take him to the local charity shop to buy h...

“Women In Nigeria Are Silenced And Bottled By Society”- Lola Omolola

“Women In NIgeria Are Silenced And Bottled By Society”- Lola Omolola I am Lola Omolola, founder of the Facebook group, Female IN. FIN is an online community of over 1,000,000 women and gro...

“Every Single Reason I’ve Been Rejected Has Become My Success Factor”- Amitabh Bachchan

“Every Single Reason I’ve Been Rejected Has Become My Success Factor”- Amitabh Bachchan The journey to the top wasn’t a piece of cake for me. I’ve had my share of failures, rejection...

“The God Factor In My Success Story”- Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman Econet Wireless.

“The God Factor In My Success Story”- Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman Econet Wireless I was born in what was then Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, and I was barely 4 years old when conflict started — f...

“Just at The point I wanted to Commit Suicide, Things Turned Around”- The Inspiring Story of Aso-Oke By Bimms

The Inspiring Story of Aso-Oke By Bimms “My name is Abimbola “Bimms” Ipaye. I am the Managing Director of “Traditions by Bimms”. I started this business 3/4 years ago but I’ve been on ...

“No. Women Can’t Have it All”- Indra K. Noonyi, First Female CEO, Pepsi

“Women can’t have it all”- Indra K Noonyi “I joined PepsiCo in 1994 and in 2006 I became first female Chairperson and CEO. None of it would have been possible without my husban...

“Success For Me Means Winning In Business And Also Winning as A Wife Too”- Ibukun Awosika

“Success For Me Means Winning In Business And As A Wife Too”- Ibukun Awosika Seeing my drive as a young entrepreneur, my father used to say, ‘I have given birth to this one’, and if an...

I Make N250,000 a Week from Making and Selling Mannequins – Emmanuel

My name is Emmanuel, I make N250,000 a week from making and selling Mannequins I came to Lagos in the year 2000, I was 20 years old then. My plan was to come to Lagos to further my education so I coul...

At The Age Of 26, Taraji P. Henson Ran Off To Hollywood With $700 And A Baby, Here’s How She Made It

At The Age Of 26, Taraji P Henson Ran Off To Hollywood With $700 And A Baby, Here’s How She Made It 1) You are the sum of your work and effort, not other people’s opinions. “We went to Paris and...

Dignity in Labour: “This is my job and I have no shame”, Vulcaniser, Abiodun Mana

Dignity in Labour “My name is Abiodun Mana. This is my job and I have no shame. I have been a vulcaniser for 21 years. For me it is not about the job you do. It is how committed you are to the j...

“Most Young People are Fixated on Looking Like They’re Winning…”Adebola Williams

Adebola Williams started working at age 15. He was born into a wealthy home but at age 9, his family lost everything “When life throws lemons at you, you make lemonade, right? Well, I make chocolate...

#WCW I Disguised As A Man To Work in The Mines, Until I was Accused of Rape – Pili Hussein

“I Disguised As A Man To Work in The Mines, Until I was Accused of Rape” “My name is Pili Hussein. I was born into a large family. My father had six wives and 38 children. From childhood...

“Every Woman Must work no Matter How Small” -Oke Maduewesi, CEO of Zaron Cosmetics

Oke Maduewesi, CEO of Zaron Cosmetics is a widow and mother of two.She worked as a manager in Zenith bank, said she came to Lagos to start her company after the death of her husband. “I came to Lago...

From Hardship to Inspiration: Nnamdi Ezeigbo, Slot MD

“My name is Nnamdi Ezeigbo, and I started SLOT SYSTEMS by accident. Immediately after NYSC, I applied to work with Exxon Mobil. Like many graduates of my era, it was a dream to work for an oil compa...

“All You Can Do is Plant Your Seed in the Ground, Water it and Believe”- Tyler Perry

“My fathers answer to everything was to beat it out of you. I suffered so much physical abuse from him while growing up that I changed my first name from Emmitt to Tyler because I wanted nothing to ...

The Only Combined Cardiologist and Nephrologist (Heart and Kidney)Specialist in the World is a Nigerian, Dr. Olurotimi Badero

My name is Olurotimi Badero. I am a specialist physician, a Cardiologist (both general and interventional, a Nephrologist (both general and interventional) as well as a peripheral vascular specialist....

“I Was The Biggest Failure I Knew”- JK Rowling

Harry Portter Author, Jk Rowling had this to say about her journey to being a billionaire “My name is JK Rowling… as soon as I knew who writers were, I wanted to be one. I’ve got the perfect tem...