David Adefunmilayo, a Nigerian First Class graduate has celebrated gaining admission into a prestigious London Varsity and has shared his inspiring story behind the feat
David in a LinkedIn post, started his story by stating how he transformed from Mushin in Lagos to London.
According to him, when he was in Primary school, he and his friends joke do with “if I slap you eh, you will fly to London”, adding that the long-awaited slap has been given.
His post reads:
I remember when we were very young in primary school when my friends would say “if I slap you eh, you will fly to London”
“Well… the long-awaited slap has been given.
“I am glad to announce my offer to study entrepreneurship and innovation at the Best university in London and 8th best in the world UCL! (According to QS ranking).
“Albinitio, I started my career with a very passionate spirit:
“Graduated the best student in my secondary school, had perfect scores in maths competitions, 8 distinctions in WAEC and 320/400 in jamb mock.
“My parents saw the academic passion and forced me to study oil and gas Engineering (may be to help the family live a better life from the slum in mushin)
“Went into Petroleum Training Institute Nigeria, had 12As and 1B on the entry level, graduated with a first-class and second best in the department.
“Got a direct entry into the University of Lagos to study Chemical and Petroleum Engineering as one of the only 5 applicants from other technicals school in my department.
“When I experienced oil/gas industry during my compulsory internships, I didn’t enjoy what I was doing.
“Hence, I explored several options… till I found my real passion in Entrepreneurship in 300 level. Consequently, I started attending management classes and was unserious with my course of study (Engineering)
“I made a U-turn immediately and started my career life again (🥺)
“Founded EFICO EDTECH RESOURCES in 400 level to help undergraduates and fresh graduates.
“Personally, I used the covid-19 lockdown period to unschool school, learnt valuable skills and helped students their find purpose (at least to prevent them from the mistakes I made) and equipped them with the capacities for schorlaships and internship opportunities whose impact have been valued over $300,000.
“Got passionate about climate advocacy and Real Estate. Hence, Pioneered the Save The Climate Project (https://lnkd.in/dGqGcQQs)
and founded another company —A real estate venture Efico (Green) Real Estate Consult to advise and provide affordable landed properties for people in Lagos.
“Got a fully funded scholarship to Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University .
“Started being recognized for my hardwork by some relevant bodies. Hence, I started scooping multiple awards and media invites.
“It’s not as easy as I narrated, but one thing was sure…
“I was ready to disappointed my father who thought I went astray because I drifted from the original plan of being an oil/gas tycoon (at least that which Legit.ng described me as after I shared my intention of partnering to give scholarships to third class students).”
LinkedIn users react;
Ayodele Adurewa : “Congratulations David , your headline Mushin to London got my attention because I’m equally mushin breed. We are a living proof that not all mushin people are thugs or tout, elite and responsible entity do come out from their too.keep winning my brother.”
Oluwakemi Sheba, ICSN: “David Adefunmilayo Why am I not surprised. It was just a matter of time…
Congratulations dear, cheers to more wins 🥂.”
Mercy Bernard: “Raising the bar again!
Proud of you David, always🎉I hope one day I will be able to tell my Mushin to the world story too.”
OBI HAPPINESS CHIBUZOR: “Your portfolio is breathtaking, David Adefunmilayo. Congratulations on your achievements. I wish you the best in your M.sc Journey.”
Olasunkanmi Olaigbe (CQP MCQI, TechIOSH, R.Engr, MNSE): “Congratulations David Adefunmilayo as your headline of Mushin to London bring back so many childhood memories in similar lines 🤣😅😊and go rule your world of greatness as you got what it takes to be the best of yourself always🥰 💪👌.”
SetlinnOfficial: “What an amazing story. Congratulations to you. It is very important to follow one’s passion, and you did just that.”
Imo Patricia(Isaac) : “Congratulations Mr David, More wins, God really bless you, You really inspired me, I am still an undergraduate and about to start Entrepreneur journey.”
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