The inspiring story of comedian, show host and Wazobia FM radio OAP, Steve Onu better known as Yaw has continued to inspire many people who have read the story he shared on the social media two days ago. Yaw shared the story of his past and how he struggled as a young man via his Instagram page. He described his humble beginnings back in Yaba market; from selling “ice water” to working as a bus conductor to survive in Lagos. If you have not read it yet, this is what Yaw said;
It started from being the 7th child out of ten from Anambra State and heading to Lagos State University for a diploma course in 1995/1996. I began to hustle and do shows and finally, I went back for a degree course in 2000. I remember when I decided that I would study Theatre Arts, everyone saw me as a #useless person. I have a diploma in #Radio, #Television and Film Production while my degree was in Theatre Arts. A cousin took me to a welders shop to go learn, #Refused, he said i should go to mechanic workshop to learn how to repair cars but I refused and finally he said the last help he would do for me was to learn how to fix motor cycle ‘Okada’ and in his words he says that was where my destiny lies; well I had to sell things to survive. I sold ice water at Yaba market, did bus conductor once in a while just to survive with a friend called Mutiu. Joining the movie industry wasn’t easy in 1995, I remember days of walking from Kilo to Fadeyi or walk from Utziz Garden near 23rd to Mile 2, and take a bus to Oshodi from there to take Molue to Iyana Ipaja & from the bus stop; I’d trek to my aunt’s place in Alimosho. I just give God the glory for the good things he has done for me. I won’t say it is little, especially when I compare it to where I am coming from.
I am better off now, from hawking ‘ice water and mineral’ soft drinks at Yaba Market to Representing Africa at the 2012 Olympic where i lifted the torch to riding cars. I tell you this today to inspire you and let you know that #ThereIsAStarinEveryone I don’t see challenges i only see opportunity. This is #MySuperStarStory… What’s yours? Share your own story.