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Sad Story: Meet Nigerian man who has hawked plantain as source of income for years

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A Nigerian man who hawks plantain for a living has caught the attention of members of the internet community

– This happened after a social media user posted his photo and commended him for his hard work
– Several Nigerians who appeared to know the man had different things to say about him

A married Nigerian man has caught the attention of members of the internet community because of the kind of business he does to earn a living.

The individual became a trending topic of discussion on Facebook, after a user identified as Tayo Odusanya, posted his photo and commended him for going on about his plantain hawking business without any shame.

Odusanya while sharing his photo noted that other people that have a physique like him would have resorted to swindling and also blame other people for their inadequacy.

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The man also charged companies and the government to look inward as to the kind of people that are given rewards.

The plantain seller spotted hawking.
Photo: Tayo Odusanya

Shortly after sharing the post, several users on Facebook who appeared to have run into the plantain hawker had several things to say about him.

Read comments below:

Blessing Umebali: “He has been in this line of business for long. He is very passionate and proud of what he does. I patronise him sometimes. May the word in Isaiah 65:23 be his portion Amen.”

Pascal Giovani: ” I know this guy in Ogba. I even know where he lives. He’s not ashamed of his hustle.”

Felix Elijah: “I like his spirit, he careless about anybody except his plantain business.”
Olubukola Veronica Bakare: “Yea, I see him along NECA/Shrine, Agindingbi.Very passionate about selling plantain. There is another one who sells slice bread along that axis. His sonorous voice when advertising his wares is captivating.”
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A particular user identified as Ogunwusi Bamidele Segun also had an interesting story to tell about the man.

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Read below:

“Let me tell a story about how a kindhearted woman rescued this man. He gambled with his money some years ago and lost all the money for his plantain business.
He was totally down. At this time, some of his customers, who are mainly working-class women couldn’t get to buy plantain from their customer while the guy was wallowing in regret.
“One day, God showed up for this guy as one of his numerous customers traced him to where he lives along Thomas Salako Road Ogba and gave him enough capital to restart his business. This is a story of about four or five years ago. I hope he has learnt his lessons.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously gathered the report of a Nigerian man who advised married men not to discuss their plans with their wives. The man identified as Maduakor Wiseman Jesus advised men to discuss plans with their mothers and sisters if they want to succeed.


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Jake Clifford

Jake Clifford is a Nigerian Born blogger and a fast growing Journalist, whose aim is to inform Nigerians with happening across Nigeria. Send story tips to him via [email protected] or

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